Chase & Status and MIA lead the Lovebox 2014 lineup

The hotly anticipated return of Lovebox in 2014 will see some massive changes as it is joined by Secret Productions of Secret Garden Party fame to chorograph a new vision.

Headling the 2014 edition will is the fearless queen of rap M.I.A. and drum and bass kings Chase and Status.  They are joined rappers A$AP Rocky and Joey Bada$$, electronic producer Sub Focus, chart topping ladies Katy B and Banks and many many more!

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Headlining Lovebox 2014 will be fearless queen of rap M.I.A. The Matangi warrior we know as Maya, will unleash her musical explosion of light and heat on our main stage this year. An embodiment of worldly pop, M.I.A.’s celebration of music and freedom of speech will be perfectly placed in what is our most colorful Lovebox to date.

Also headlining this year’s Lovebox are drum’n’bass duo Chase and Status. Touching down in their home city, London boys Saul Milton and Will Kennard’s storming and riotous live show and will set our main stage alight with their dusty trip-hop grooves and jungle infused garage- the duo said “we’re excited to be headlining Lovebox this year, we both come from London so to play this festival in our hometown will be great. Plus you can always count on London crowds to bring it”.

Landing in Victoria Park this summer will be Harlem rapper Rakim Mayers, A$AP Rocky. A$AP’s magnetic live show of East Coast rhymes and dreamy hip-hop anthems will run alongside Brooklyn’s lyrical dynamo Joey Bada$$ who we welcome to the show. Rapper experimentalist Madlib and London born Knytro will also grace proceedings.

Cutting-edge electronic producer Sub Focus will be hyping up crowds with his storming sub-bass laden stage show, along with Crystal Fighters whose unique blend of Basque influences and electro-pop will get the party going.

Chart-topping R&B girls of the moment Katy B and BANKS are out in force as is hotly tipped songtress Elli Ingram, while electronic experimentalists Mount Kimbie and long-renowned UK producer Bonobo will be wowing crowds. We welcome critically revered institution The Horrrors, who over the course of four albums have come to the fore of the most progressive British bands of our time. Moderat’s gloriously compelling live show will be one of Lovebox’s many atmospheric gems, along with the ambient electronica of Submotion Orchestra.

Back after his hugely successful Ram Jam at last year’s Lovebox will be master selector and British institution Sir David Rodigan. Shy FX and Stamina MC will be hyping up crowds along with Joy Orbison, Gaslamp Killer and Cyril Hahn.

We’re hugely excited to welcome back Red Bull Music Academy for their second year at Lovebox. A world-travelling series of music workshops and festivals, RBMA is a platform for those who make a difference in today’s musical landscape. This year the 2014 Academy will be touching down in Tokyo, but not before we enlist RBMA to take up their rightful position in their arena to host another monumental party at Lovebox.

Also back to Lovebox this year with her fail-proof party formula will be arena hostess Annie Mac in addition to her hotly-tipped acts chart-topping Duke Dumont, Joey Badass and Cyril Hahn.

The house and techno heads can enjoy Hotflush head-honcho Scuba along with the label’s duo of the moment Dense and Pika. House and techno boss Paul Woolford will play as well as performing under his critically lauded alias Special Request. Bronx boys The Martinez Brothers’ tribal house and techno will bring the party, and be sure not to miss Visionquest, one of the most successful dance collaborations of our time.

Purveyors of electro-boogie and nu-disco producer Tensnake and the Horsemeat Disco guys will be spinning for us in the sun, along with Huxley who’s unique and British take on house will be sure to set off Lovebox crowds alongside Birmingham bass-lover Hannah Wants.

This year’s monumentally discerning line-up is only one element of the Lovebox experience. Secret Productions have joined forces with MAMA to carefully curate one of the most jaw-droppingly impressive parties in the UK. We are extremely proud to welcome to Victoria Park, infamous Burning Man camp DISTRIKT. Known for throwing furious & fierce parties deep in the desert, the DISTRIKT penchant for benevolent mischief resonates deep in the heart of the Lovebox ethos.

Also on-site will be outrageous collective Bearded Kitten who are creating their own house party experience, home for the weekend to some of the finest DJs in the game. Lovebox welcomes the funkiest boxing-ring on the festival circuit, The Dance Off to this year’s party. The Dance Off have enlisted Breakin' Convention and East London Dance to ensure Lovebox 2014 will play host to some of the best special guest dancers in the land.



Bombay Bicycle Club, Icona Pop and more set for Longitude Festival

With tickets going on sale at 9am tomorrow morning for this years Longitiude, we have another lineup announcement to give you folks!

Bombay Bicycle Club, First Aid Kit, Icona Pop, George Ezra and Koreless will join the already announcedBastille, Haim, Chvrches, Sam Smith, Bonobo and more!


Weekend tickets €149.50 / Day tickets €59.50 inclusive of booking fee.

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Disclosure, Ben Howard, Bastille and more added to Longitude 2014 lineup

Longitude returns to Marlay Park this summer from 18th – 20th of July. Joining the previously announced Disclosure and Ben Howardwill be a host of some of the finest international and homegrown acts such as James Vincent McMorrow, Bastille, Haim, Chvrches, Hozier, Sam Smith, Bonobo, John Talabot, Julio Bashmore, Cyril Hahn, Le Galaxie, Bondax and Roosevelt.

More acts will be announced on Thursday 6th February ahead of tickets going on sale the following day at 9am.


Weekend tickets €149.50 / Day tickets €59.50 inclusive of booking fee

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Sónar Stockholm 2014 announces the first confirmed artists

Next year Sónar lands in Stockholm for the first time between the 14 and 15 February, 2014.

First confirmed artists so far are Bonobo, an artist very much at the peak of his significant powers, who will bring his acclaimed live show to Sónar Stockholm, as well as DaphniCaribou's loved electronic dance project, UK's own digital bits crafter Jon Hopkins and the swedish electronic dance music pioneers Skudge and La Fleur.

Tickets are now available here (link a tickets) as well as a special offer for your stay (link accomodation) by our Hotel partner Nordic Light / Nordic Sea Hotel in Stockholm.

In Stockholm where Sónar will present more than 30 artists, live shows and DJs.The festival will take place at Münchenbryggeriet in the city centre. There will be more news to come soon.


Beacons Festival 2013- Preview

Beacons Festival, nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire moors, is boutique bliss. Having burst onto the already swollen festival scene a mere two years ago, the four night event boasts the crème de la crème in food, arts and culture-and by no means slim pickings when it comes to stellar performers.

It’s tough to know where to start when the offerings span from up-front indie to chillcore trance, edgy noise punk to folky-psych pop (if you hadn’t already guessed, this festival could count as "one for the hip ‘n’ happening students") but Friday headliner Bonobo is a sure place to start. If you weren’t lucky enough to catch the trip hop megastar’s down-tempo London shows showcasing new album ‘The North Borders’ then you have no excuse not to go. Simon Green's bass-guitared brainchild will surely be the premier event of the weekend, with Gold Panda's similarly trippy blend of electronica shortly following.

Not to worry fans of the heavier side of life; Canadian hardcore outfit F*cked Up will no doubt, a la Gallows, prove they're eclectic and interesting enough to break out from the punk scene into all rounder NME poster boysF*cked Up may not be one not to take your kids to, but the festival's famously family themes (the Guerilla Rave Rug is apparently perfect for the child who wants every day to be their birthday) add generational variety beyond what the lineup suggests. 

For more chilled out vibes, check out Channel One Soundsystem and Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats; the former being world famous reggae dub DJs (expect tantalising Panda Dub overlays) and the latter grubbing out some classic stoner rock 'n' roll. Nice. 

Others not to miss: Local Natives, Django Django, Eats Everything, Egyptian Hip Hop, Savages, Hookworms, Drenge

Beacons Festival takes place on the Funkirk Estate, Skipton between the 16th-18th August and, at just under £100 a ticket, is set to be the most economically priced-for-what-you-get fest of the summer. 

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Bonobo hits Soundwave Festival Croatia

Heading for a fifth anniversary celebration, over five days and three stages, Soundwave Festival Croatia has curated a formidable lineup that will combine with the always-electric Soundwave atmosphere and the glorious holiday surroundings to make this a trip to remember for a lifetime.  

Bonobo hits Soundwave in the midst of his awesome tour supporting universally acclaimed album 'The North Borders', while sellout successes for UK promoter Soundcrash Quantic and Alice Russell make an appearance at Soundwave, and anticipation is high for DJ Shadow's debut performance in Croatia. Robert Glasper Experiment recently wowed audiences with a live collaboration with Kanye West, and DOOM's hip hop credentials are unrivalled, making his billing at Soundwave extra special. Plus, DJ YodaLapalux, Hiatus Kaiyote, Homeboy SandmanAndrew Ashong,  Illum Sphere, Kelpe and many many more
The Argonaughty boat parties embark just seconds from the main stage, and this year there are 16 separate parties to enjoy, hosted by the likes of Ninja TuneSoundcrash and Tru Thoughts, and featuring sets from artists of the calibre of Bonobo, Mr Thing, Quantic, Om UnitShigetoKutmah and Craig Charles to name but a few. There's even a boat party with a full-on brass band on board. The three-hour Funktion 1-powered tours of the Dalmatian coast are the ultimate highlight of the Soundwave experience and a chance to get up close to the artists. 

Soundwave Festival Croatia announce full lineup

Bringing together a list of artists to surpass all that has gone before – from stunning live acts to truly talented producers and the very best sound systems – Soundwave Festival Croatia hosts three stages (and a boat) over five days, as revellers are invited to enjoy the finest boutique festival experience in the ultimate sun-drenched location.

Having curated an intelligent selection of acts that sit at the forefront of their genres, Soundwave Festival Croatia is proud to announce it plays host to Bonobo, DOOM (MF DOOM), Quantic live with Ondatropica and Robert Glasper Experiment as their very special guests. Joining them on the bill are Alice Russell, Ghostpoet, Submotion Orchestra, Riot Jazz, Craig Charles, Com Truise and Channel One Sound System and a whole list of others, making a trip to Soundwave a priority stop on the summer music festival calendar.

Soundwave Festival Croatia’s prominent live aspect ensures a veritable feast of first-class performers. Bonobo brings forward-thinking electronica, with a full live band promising an unforgettable experience. His is one of UK electronica’s most enigmatic live shows. Creating a new sound, Quantic live with Ondatropica reinterprets the tropical musical heritage of Columbia; cheerful collision of styles, there’s everything here from cumbia dance to salsa, and the rhythms of gaita, ska, hip hop, dub and, most of all, fun.

MF DOOM is one of the biggest names in hip hop with slick beats, eccentric wordplay and a unique, sample-heavy production style that is recognised the world over. Robert Glasper Experiment explores fusions of jazz and hip hop. Boldly staking out new musical territory, they transcend genres, drawing from jazz, hip-hop, R&B and rock. 

Alice Russell – a British favourite and a true talent who has collaborated with the likes of Fatboy Slim and Mr Scruff – ranges from samba-infused Latin with tinges of uplifting jazz and funk to a more laidback, hip hop and soul-inspired sound. Mercury Prize nominee Ghostpoet brings his innovative mix of rap and musicality – exciting things from this singer and producer who promises a new album in the spring. Submotion Orchestra is one of the UK’s most interesting and original outfits; drawing upon dubstep, soul, ambient electronica, jazz and dub, their unique music is atmospheric but firmly rooted.

Channel One Soundsystem add the roots and culture flavour from one of the best soundsystems in the world. Com Truise is a true synth enthusiast – a musician whose striking album ‘Galactic Melt’ received praise across the board. Craig Charles – whose Funk and Soul show on BBC Radio 6 Music has a cult following – brings a soulful vibe.

Anchorsong, Kidkanevil and Kelpe deliver their mind-blowing displays of live electronic music including atmospheric favourites, reinterpreted dubstep and slick hip hop samples. Riot Jazz go big and brass. Eliphino had an amazing year in 2012 dabbling in the UK house and garage sound, which he brings to Soundwave. High-energy DJ sets come from the likes of Tempo Clash favourite Om Unit, underground name Kutmah, the inimitable Flako and Jonny Dub, who will get the party moving as they lay down their experimental beats.

Acclaimed British hip hop producer Mr Thing joins the fray. And quality hip hop productions will be championed by the likes of the hotly tipped New Yorker Homeboy Sandman and Chicago-via-Detroit sample-smith Tall Black Guy. Hoya:Hoya’s Jon K and Illum Sphere make an appearance, as do soul and funk connoisseurs Scrimshire, and futuristic sampler Memory9. Ghostly’s prolific one-to-watch Shigeto brings his ambient and explorational production, and Ninja Tune’s dynamic duo Letherette bring their dreamy beats and unique blend of hip hop, R&B and soulful house live. And there’s lots more.

Soundwave Festival Croatia is the place to let loose, unwind and party to quality hip hop, reggae, soul and funk this summer. Set in a secret cove at the heart of Tisno and right on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, The Garden is an utterly beautiful backdrop to one of Europe’s finest boutique festivals. Whether you stay on-site, camp close to the action, or hire an apartment or villa – the site is just a short walk from the small town of Tisno in this idyllic part of Croatia, which sits between Zadar and Split airports. Flights are available from all over the UK and Europe, and transfers will be available to book throughout the festival.


Bonobo (live)


Quantic & Ondatropica

Robert Glasper Experiment

Alice Russell


Submotion Orchestra

Riot Jazz

Craig Charles

Channel One Sound System

Com Truise

Mr Thing & Yungun / Homeboy Sandman / Kutmah / Eliphino / Kidkanevil / Kelpe / Om Unit / Anchorsong / Tall Black Guy / fLako / Shigeto / Letherette (live) / Andrew Ashong / Illum Sphere / Cheeba / Jonny Dub / Jon K / Scrimshire / Memory9 

Dom Servini / Gilla / Tamara Saul / Catching Flies / New York Brass Band / Capitol 1212 / Nubiyan Twist / Phrixus Phrixus / So Flute / Renegade Brass Band / Solko / Phoria / Bedmo Disco / Boba Fatt / General Roots

Soundcrash / Ninja Tune / Tru Thoughts / Tempo Clash  / Hoya:Hoya / Rebel Soul / DOP / Wah Wah 45s / Hyponik / Work It / First Word / Hit&Run / Shadow City  / Sounddhism / La Raffinerie / Well Founded Crew / MIMM / Holy Dubs / Shake / Gretchen / Astro Jazz / Taste The Difference / Tuesday Club / Keep Up

As Soundwave Festival Croatia marks its fifth anniversary, you’re invited to join the fun for the most epic festival yet, as the organisers pull out all the stops to make this a music holiday to remember. Grab your slice of action and indulge in a blissful combination of sunshine, music and revelry!

For a definitive – and truly independent – boutique festival experience with a lineup that never compromises on quality Soundwave Festival Croatia is the place to be this summer. Check out the 2013 teaser video here:



Advance tickets £119 (+ booking fee):

Bristol’s Love Saves The Day returns for 2013


Love Saves The Day are delighted to play host to a live performance from eclectic multi instrumentalist, Bonobo. Having gained worldwide recognition for his unique and untarnished approach to production, Bonobo is a revered name on the World-wide dance music circuit.  He rocked the Futureboogie stage last year with a fantastic DJ set – this time he brings with him a full live set-up to perform on the Main-Stage.  
Seth Troxler is defined by the consistently brilliant and beautifully unpredictable approach to his sets.  This Detroit house inspired dynamo and co-founder of Visionquest was rated as the world’s best DJ in Resident Advisor’s 2012 DJ poll. 
One of the dance music success stories of 2012 was peerless clan Rudimental who took the nation by storm with their number one single ‘Feel The Love’. Their highly anticipated debut album is due for release in 2013.   Rudimental will be performing live for what promises to be a storm of a show.
London based duo, AlunaGeorge are the name on everyone’s lips in 2013.  Having been together for barely a year, this talented duo’s infectious mixes are immersed in sweet harmonies and electronic charm.  Nominated for both the BBC Sounds of 2013 and the Brits Critics Choice award, their much-anticipated live performance at Love Saves The Day will be un-missable as will technicolor collectiveCrazy P who have been leaving their mark on the landscape of British dance music for the last 15 years.
Bristol resident Eats Everything has gained international recognition for his signature brand of bass heavy house, doused in techy cut ups and soulful harmonies whilst Joy Orbison has been a key figure on the circuit since his seminal track Hyph Mngo blew up in 2009 and the prolific producer has since released a series of deservingly hyped tracks including his infamous collaborations with Boddika.
Jackmaster is an integral part of the BBC’s new DJ roster and the Numbers founder continues to pave the way in UK bass movement.  Expect a sharp track set, featuring everything from Detroit house and 90’s dance classics to disco anthems and garage.  MeanwhileMonki, another of Radio One’s ‘In New DJ’s We Trust’ promises to show us that the ladies are doing it for us – just as much as the new wave of males.
As with last year, Love Saves The Day promises to be the place to see acts before they blow up into the main stream.  Hoping to follow acts such as Disclosure and Jessie Ware, who graced the festival in 2012, are the much-hyped Bicep, Bondax, Dusky, Roses Gabor and The Other Tribe.  Watch this space.
Mr Scruff is the legendary DJ, cartoonist, producer and tea drinker.  His much revered DJ sets take in Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Reggae, Dubstep, Latin, African, Ska, Disco, House, Funk, Breaks, Soundtracks & lots more and his set will be an undoubted festival high.
Shy FX also leads in his heralded Digital Soundboy crew to the festival for the first time.  Riding high after his recent re-edit of ‘Gold Dust’ received huge radio play, Shy is joined by both Breakage and Dismantle, as well as some yet unannounced guests.  
Also confirmed for Love Saves The Day are Âme, Deetron, Maxxi Soundsystem, Mickey Pearce, Outboxx, Paleman, Dubious and A.Quake, Feel The Real, Tom Rio and Dan Wild, Waifs and Strays, Futureboogie DJs, Jus Now and Christophe & Lukas
Love Saves The Day partners with some of Bristol’s finest clubbing institutions including Just Jack, The Dance Off Crew, Shapes, Apex and Futureboogie.

Soundwave Croatia 2013 artist announcement

Set in a beautiful secret cove in an idyllic fishing village half-way between Zadar and Split, Soundwave Festival Croatia is the hidden gem of the European Festival circuit. Featuring the best in sunshine music from an array of international and UK artists Soundwave Festival offers you the perfect setting in which to enjoy the music you love with like minded people, and not a wellie in sight!


(Full Live Band)
plus headliners and many, many more acts to be announced shortly!