Bestival and Common People present: The World’s Biggest Bouncy-Castle!

The Bestival family has a long and august history of going that extra mile, making the world of festivals bigger, better and brighter. And this year is no exception, pushing the boundaries of bobbing up and down to the very limit, we’ve teamed up with our old muckers, Cardiff-based Something Creatives to make what we think is the world’s biggest bouncy castle! Aiming to add to our accolades for the world’s largest fancy dress party, the biggest busk ever and our colossal disco ball, this could well be the greatest inflatable on Earth, and it’s making its debut at Common People in Southampton this coming bank holiday weekend!

Rob da Bank says: “We do love breaking a record and this is one of our funnest builds so far. Me and my mate Matt from the infamous Inflatable Church had a pipe dream about five years ago of building the world’s biggest bouncy castle, and this summer we’re making that a reality. So polish your socks and step up for what will be one of the most innocent of pleasures – bouncing up and down with gay abandon with your mates, family or friendly strangers. See you on the castle!”

Something Creatives’ Matt the Hat commented: “I’ve always been the first kid in the sandpit and consider play a fundamental part of everyday life. Everyone should find the time to play. The playful spirit of creating joy and fun is shared by Rob da Bank and all of the Bestival family and has made this brilliantly bonkers idea a reality. Whether you’re young or old, what could be more fun than jumping around inside the biggest bouncy castle in the world?  Just watch out for the ‘bouncers’, and remember if you’re wearing shoes then you can’t come in!”

Everyone loves a bouncy castle. That’s a fact. And we’ve got even more facts about our blow up bastion that could see us heading for the record books once again. Smashing an almost 20-year-old record and measuring a frankly epic23.8 metres long and 20.7 metres wide our bouncy castle stands 12.8 metres tall at its highest point; the side turrets are equal in height to the walls of Cardiff Castle, making it taller than the Great Wall of China and roughly three times the size of the Berlin Wall! Filled with 1143 cubic metres of air it can comfortablyaccommodate 100 pleasure-seeking festivalgoers at one time.

Quite simply massive, it’s an inflatable legend in the making, don’t miss the chance to have a jump around on our historic bouncy castle at Common People, Southampton this 28th & 29th May, and then at Camp Bestival 28th-31stJuly and Bestival from 8th – 11th September.

Bouncy Castle Comparison:

                                                            Length          Width           Height         


Word’s Biggest Bouncy Castle:          23.8m          20.7m          12.8m                 


Previous Record Holder:                    19m             19m             12m            

The clock is ticking and Common People tickets are flying so grab yours now at

Peter Doherty, Ghostpoet and Blossoms to headline Calling Stage at Kendall Calling

With last year’s Kendal Calling selling out in record time the festival is proud to announce even more names for 2016. Joining huge Main Stage headlinersNoel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Rudimental, Madness and The Charlatans are Calling Out Stage headliners Peter Doherty, Ghostpoet and Blossoms alongside an incredible supporting lineup.

Joining the already announced stage headliner Blossoms and needing no introduction, Libertines and Babyshambles main man Peter Doherty will be making his Kendal Calling debut in 2016 for a very special solo headlining set on the Calling Out stage. With his currently untitled, forthcoming sophomore solo album on the horizon, he’ll be treating fans and festival goers to what is surely set to be one of the most memorable Kendal moments in the festival’s history.

Multiple-Mercury nominated vocalist and musician Ghostpoet completes the trio of Calling Out headliners. Since releasing his debut album ‘Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam’ back in 2011, Obaro Ejimiwe has established himself as one of the UK’s most vital artists, not least heard on last years ‘Shedding Skin’ LP. His headline slot is not to be missed.

With the supporting lineup on the Calling Out Stage already featuring Eagulls, Spring King, Rat Boy, Sundara Karma and more the lineup is now completed by the additions of Pale WavesSlow Readers ClubModel AeroplanesActorFizzy BloodHidden Charms, JJ Rosa and The Bulletproof Bomb.

Joining an already stacked lineup on the Main Stage are The SherlocksThe JacquesPins and Declan McKenna plus local favourites The Lancashire Hotpots and a special reading from poet JB Barrington.

The Woodlands Stage lineup is bolstered by the addition of Molly WarburtonYoung JackForeign Fox and Casanova.

Set in the stunning surrounds of the Lake District’s Lowther Deer Park, this innovative, independent festival is renowned for more than just music and festival lovers will also enjoy 4 days of arts installationscomedygourmet foodkid’s entertainment and a real ale festival all within the confines of what is widely regarded to be the most beautiful festival site in the UK.

As one of the undisputed highlights of the busy summer calendar, Kendal Calling 2016 is not to be missed. Tickets always sell out for the festival well in advance and for the first time Kendal Calling is not increasing it's capacity so grab one of the final tickets now and see you in the fields!

Full Additions Are:

Peter Doherty




Declan McKenna

Fizzy Blood


Hidden Charms

JB Barrington

JJ Rosa

Model Aeroplanes

Molly Warburton

Pale Waves


Slow Readers Club

The Bulletproof Bomb

The Jacques

The Sherlocks

Young Jack

Lianne La Havas to headline this years Leefest

Rising from the same South London streets which saw the very first LeeFest take place in the back-garden of founder Lee Denny, Lianne La Havas stands as an untouchable enigma, leading the new wave of British soul with her delicate tales of heartbreak and triumph. Recent album “Blood” has seen Lianne take her sound around the world, touching the lives of many and culminating in huge landmark shows including sold-out nights at Brixton Academy and the illustrious Royal Albert Hall. Acclaimed, revered and loved in equal measure, the Mercury Prize and Grammy Award-nominated wordsmith will be headlining an extremely special Saturday night at LeeFest Presents: The Neverland in a celebration not to be missed.
Talking exclusively about her headlining appearance, Lianne La Havas says:
“I am over the moon to not only be playing but headlining at LeeFest this year. It is a beautiful part of the country and I nearly share a name with the festival! Looking forward to having a sing song with everyone!”
Creatively in-sync and intuitively unique, fluent wordsmith Ghostpoet will be bringing an ethereal sermon on modern life to The Neverland from across his critically acclaimed catalogue. Scooping multiple Mercury Prize nominations and an unmistakable ability to pinpoint the highs and falls of society around us, his captivating performance is one destined to leave its mark on The Neverland this year.
Electronic soul crooner Shura has been a new music favourite for over 2 years, releasing track after track of sublime, glistening pop and building anticipation for her debut studio effort “Nothing’s Real”. Due for release this year, expect a mesmerising showcase from the Liverpudlian pop saviour. Equally as acclaimed is British hip-hop legend Roots Manuva whose gritty tales of modern Britain have remained an essential part of UK Hip-Hop for over 20 years. Back with the BBC 6 Music-approved “Bleeds”, his performance is set to be a revolutionary experience.
Kaleidoscopic dance gurus The 2 Bears will be bringing the sunshine to Mermaids Lagoon with an extremely special set of “rave-garage” for a party event not to be missed as the tropical soundsystem comes to The Neverland. Pulsating genre-morphing thrives with underground favourites Submotion Orchestra as their cocktail of jazz, electronica, dubstep and soul transport The Neverland into another realm.
Speaking about their anticipated appearance within Mermaids Lagoon, The 2 Bears said:
“And so we pack our boat with heavy bangers and sail in to the mystic to visit mermaids lagoon. Not a bears natural habitat but I'm sure we'll make the best of it. Hopefully Cher, Christina Ricci and Bob Hoskyns will be inside the rave x”
One of the most admired and vital artists of recent times, North London’s poetic mastermind Little Simz has drawn vast plaudits on both sides of the Atlantic with her brutally honest tales of city life. Independent spirited and recently named in Forbes influential “30 Under 30” list, witness a cultural definer when Little Simz stops into The Neverland for an unmissable live performance. Making waves around the globe, Spring King’s infectious ramshackle rock made headlines when summer anthem ‘City” became the first track played on Apple’s Beats 1 radio station. Full throttle and unrelenting, catch the next big UK rock sesantions at LeeFest Presents: The Neverland.
On joining the lineup, Spring King frontman Tarek Musa said:
“A lot of our good friends and bands we love have played LeeFest, such as Stealing Sheep, Mystery Jets, All We Are and The Magic Gang! Pumped to be playing this year! Always dig a festival with a comedy stage, I’m a huge stand-up comedy fan.
See ya soon LeeFest <3”
Continuing the LeeFest reputation for discovering and embracing the best in cutting-edge new music, a range of rising and hotly tipped names join this year’s incredible lineup. The raw rhymes of Loyle Carner is sure to be an extremely spiritual moment at The Neverland, showcasing why BBC, NME, Channel 4 and MTV all pinpointed him as a future icon. Rough and ready pop-soul quartet Clean Cut Kid will continue their unrelenting ascent to arenas with a captivating set at The Neverland, whilst indietronic duo Formation, dream-gazers The Big Moon and the retro-futurist masters MIAMIGO will all bring unrivalled showcases.
MIAMIGO commented:
“We’ve heard great things about LeeFest, so stoked to be included in the line-up for this year’s event. Honoured to be sharing the stage with such amazing artists. Bring on the sun!”
Godfathers of Garage DJ Luck And MC Neat will be spinning their unmatched catalogue of classics to the Neverland masses, whilst riffs and rock will reign supreme with pulsating sets from Fort Hope, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Queen Kwong and Nai Harvest to truly shake up the unprecedented weekend. With riotous punk GIRLI, Big Deal, bedroom-pop slider Oscar and many more on the lineup, The Neverland is set to be the only destination needed for your next favourite act.
Arguably sitting with one of the best musical lineups of the summer, LeeFest Presents: The Neverland also is pleased to announce a vast array of activities for festival-goers to indulge and experience throughout the weekend. From Glitter Wrestling and Drag Queens, to Comedy, Paint Fights, Spoken Word and Theatre, the inhabitants of The Neverland are set for an immersive and unparalleled weekend of culture and partying.
Unleashing the careers of international icons such as Bastille, London Grammar and Years & Years before anyone else, 2016 marks 10 years since the original LeeFest kicked off in the back garden of founder Lee Denny.The Neverland represents the next chapter in their unparalleled story, standing as  the culmination of the dreams of thousands in the snowballing LeeFest community. Separated into three distinct realms, it promises a fantastical immersive adventure across the weekend, with Mermaids Lagoon and its neon-soaked opulence and glamour, the dark and dystopic fury of Skulls Ridge and the no nonsense blissfields of The Neverwoods. Combined, it provides a magical panoptic Kingdom full of unabashed creativity, diverse personalities and serious partying with an unparalleled lineup of music, performance and creativity.
With a Friday Night Headliner still to be announced, alongside a diverse range of dance titans and extremely special unannounced secret shows, The Neverland is set to be the defining independent festival of the summer.
Escaping the confines of the real world, the Neverland’s kingdom of infinite wonder awaits, allowing all of us an opportunity to escape and pursue our dream to never grow old.

Live at Leeds announce fifty more artists for 2016

Leading the new announcement are undisputed cult icons Mystery Jets, who over the space of 13 years have released wave after wave of groundbreaking indie music, transcending genres and eras with classics such as “Young Love” and “Two Doors Down”. Their recent fifth album “Curve Of The Earth” pushes new boundaries into a more panoramic classic rock sound, all the while captivating and engrossing. Bringing old and new to Live At Leeds this April, it’s sure to be another stunning performance from the pioneering romantics.
Also joining the bill is Ghostpoet, the undeterred maverick professor of UK soul whose acclaimed studio albums have seen the London born crooner scoop two Mercury Prize nominations and a raft of plaudits across the country. Plaudits have also been flying for the psychedelic pop craftsman Blossoms whose penchant for huge hooks has seen many tip the Stockport natives as ones to watch in 2016, coming 4th in BBC’s Sound Of 2016 list. Their appearance at Live At Leeds is destined to shut down the city centre for future rock royalty.
Ghostpoet says:
“It's nice to be returning to Live At Leeds after playing it for the first time a few years back. Should be fun!”
Commenting on their addition to the Live At Leeds 10th Anniversary, Blossoms said:
“Live At Leeds was one of our highlights of last years festival season, we can't wait to be back this year!”
Further additions to the lineup today include the indie-pop joy of Sundara Karma fresh from their recent support runs with Wolf Alice,  indietronic duo Formation, Izzy Bizu and her soulful take on modern pop, grunge revivalists Milk Teeth and the returning noise-pop heroes Los Campesinos! – themselves celebrating 10 years together in 2016.
When asked about their appearance at Live At Leeds 2016, the band commented:
“Leeds is always the most fun gig of any tour that we do, so we’re delighted to be back for Live At Leeds this year, slap bang in the middle of such a brilliant city with a peerless music scene!”
Sundara Karma are looking forward to the festival, adding they were:
"Psyched to announce that we will be joining all the lovely lot down in Leeds for the Live at Leeds fest!”
Formation said:
"We're really excited about heading up to Live at Leeds and playing a great show!"
New addition Samm Henshaw also commented, saying:
“i am extremely honoured to announce that myself and The Sound Experiment will be playing at Live at Leeds 10th year anniversary this year!”
This giant addition of new names join an already extensive lineup of chart heroes and upcoming stars including Jess Glynne, Circa Waves, We Are Scientists, RAT BOY, Band Of Skulls and Clean Cut Kid making Live At Leeds 2016 the go-to destination to catch the vital stars of tomorrow, today.
With more names to be announced, as well as details on the accompanying Digital Programme, Live At Leeds 10th Anniversary is set to be a true celebration of creativity and originality, and the only way to kick-start the 2016 festival season.


Announced Today:
Mystery Jets // Ghostpoet // Blossoms // Benjamin Francis Leftwich // Los Campesinos // Izzy Bizu // Sundara Karma // Blood Red Shoes // Loyle Carner // Formation // Samm Henshaw // The Duke Spirit // Mabel // The Sherlocks // Milk Teeth // Beach Baby // Declan McKenna // WHITE // Vitamin // Cameron AG // Miamigo // Inheaven // Anteros // Viola Beach // Pumarosa // Blaenavon // Fews // Hidden Charms // Slutface // Kagoule //
The Jacques // Cattle And Cane // Meilyr Jones // Autobahn // Rhys Lewis // Holy Esque // Hannah Lou Clark // Beaty Heart // Zuzu // Kloe // William J Healey // George Taylor //
George Cosby // Isaac Gracie // Drones Club // Catholic Action // Asylums // Fronteers // Georgie // Carnabells //John Joseph Brill // Cape Cub // Strange Bones // Flawes // Babeheaven // Seramic // James TW // Joseph J Jones // Fletcher Jackson // Dear Friends // Caro //
Where Fires Are // The Indigo Project // Fighting Caravans // Trash // Tusk // Kleine Schweine //

Brand new festival Together The People comes to Brighton

Together The People (TTP), a brand new addition to the UK festival scene, reveals its debut line-up today. Taking place in Preston Park in Brighton on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2015, TTP is a 5,000 capacity, non-camping music and arts festival founded by local music promotions company One Inch Badge. Together ThePeople’s primary focus is to celebrate Music, Food, Community, Film and Arts within the city of Brighton by delivering a high quality, creative, family friendly and socially aware flagship event accessible to all.
With great music very much at the heart of the festival, TTP’s debut line-up reflects an eclectic mix of new talent, beloved legends and contemporary stars. Headlining the main stage on Saturday are irreverent Welsh pop collective Super Furry Animals. Fronted by Gruff Rhys, the SFA’s are celebrated not only for their exceptional song-writing and spectacular live shows, but also for their sheer creativity and imagination. With a back catalogue of countless classics from throughout their over-20-year career, this headline slot looks set to be a highlight of the festival season.


Joining the Super Furry Animals on the main stage on Saturday are Brighton folk-rock stalwarts The Levellers, political poet and master singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, Mercury-nominated producer/MC Ghostpoet, talented local rising star Chris Simmons and emotive and spirted pop from popular X-Factor finalist Lucy Spraggen.
Sunday will see 1960s Motown legends Martha Reeves & The Vandellas take to the main stage, along with instrumental duo Public Service Broadcasting, folk songstress Lucy Rose and Roots Manuva who was recently dubbed “England’s greatest rapper” by The Independent. More Brighton talent will be represented with psychedelic hip-hop outfit Dizrali & The Small Gods and local party providersCarnival Collective opening the stage. The very special guest headliner for Sunday at Together The People will be revealed soon!
The second stage will also host several exciting musical acts over the weekend with headline sets provided by Brakes and Scott Matthews. Other slots over the weekend will come courtesy of Brakes, The Xcerts, Horrible Histories, Half Crown, Mok, Carnival Collective, on the Saturday. Followed by Scott Matthews, Jako Hooper, Yonaka, Kudu Blue, Cat in the Hat, Normanton Street, Neon Saints Brass Band.
The Soapbox Stage will offer a platform for other creative arts such as literature, spoken-word, poetry and dance. Also welcoming local focus groups and charities to talk about their work, this stage is the place to see cutting edge arts performances and engaging with lively discussions and Q&A sessions. The line-up so far includes:Hammer & TongueBeach Hut WritersSea Shepherd UKBrighton Housing TrustFuture Brighton Debate (featuring local focus groups & MP’s), Revolution #10 by Joseph Young. Plus comedy, kids programming and much more to be added.
The Folkore Stage will showcase Brighton's excellent array of acoustic talents, as well as artists from all over the country. Programmed by local musician Jacko Hooper who hosts a monthly night of the same name and has recently toured with the likes of James Bay and James Blunt, acts playing across the weekend include:Mike DignamJack WattsDeidre FaegreGeorge O’GilvieDaisy Jean Russell,Bella SpinksAniseed TreatsOxtobaSam JordanBess AtwellChristopher MatthewsonJosh MacPaper Hawk and Matthew the Oxx.
There will also be plenty of family fun on offer! On the main stage on Saturday afternoon audiences will be treated to one of the wildest family theatre shows round:The Cat In The Hat, based on the much loved book by Dr Seuss. Expect towering hats, mischief and an imagination recharge! Ever popular book and TV series Horrible Histories will also be taking to the stage with their brilliantly funny educational theatre show ‘Barmy Britain’; a breakneck rollick through 1,000 years of our great land that can be enjoyed by kids of all ages!
With a wealth of exciting producers on their doorstep, Together The People will offer festival-goers the very best in local independent food and drink. Street Diner will present ‘Street Food Revolution’ including Dead Good Burrito, Ahimsa, Fries Guys, Guerrilla Grill and Sultans Delight. There will also be several bars serving beverages from local breweries. More information on the food and drinks TBA!  
There will be plenty of other areas to explore and exciting experiences to be had atTogether The People’s debut outing. Art Installations and exhibition spaces curated by Studio 45 and Cassette Lord, with a number of workshops including spray painting and street art, screen printing, pottery, lino-cut, woodblock printing and circus skills plus, interactive fun for kids.
With so many brilliant local business based on their home turf, TTP have partnered with several of their friends to provide festival-goers with a taster of Brighton’s best-loved cultural institutions. The UK’s leading independent record store Resident will present a Music Pop Up Shop selling some of the worlds best records and hosting meet & greets and signing’s from artists performing at the festival. The oldest cinema in continuous use in Britain, Duke of Yorks Picture house will also be programming an eclectic and entertaining choice of moving pictures in an environment we can guarantee you have experienced before! Plus lots more interesting local retails TBA!  
New musical talent will also be strongly represented over on the BIMM Stage (British and Irish Modern Music Institute). Full line-up to be revealed soon but expect a stage packed with performances from the most talented musicians in the city of Brighton right now including folk, rock, electronica, reggae, punk, dance and everything in-between! 


Weekend Tickets
£70 + booking fee – Adult Weekend (16+)
£37.50 + booking fee – Child Weekend (11-15 yrs. Must be accompanied by adult 18+)
£0 – Infant Weekend (under 11yrs. Must be accompanied by adult 18+)
Day Tickets
£39.50 + booking fee – Adult Day (16+)
£20 + booking fee – Child Day (11-15 yrs. Must be accompanied by adult 18+)
£0 – Infant Day (under 11yrs. Must be accompanied by adult 18+)
Disabled customers are asked to purchase their tickets via Ticketmaster & call the dedicate line (0800 988 4440) to arrange a carer ticket and obtain further information.

Grace Jones & Belle & Sebastian to headline Festival No 6

Award winning Festival No.6 has today announced the first two headliners for this year’s festival – Grace Jones and Belle & Sebastian.

Headlining Saturday night are indie pop darlings Belle & Sebastian. Currently enjoying rave reviews for their ninth studio album ‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’, their set promises to be an upbeat and eclectic journey through their 19 year career.

Belle & Sebastian said: “We’re very excited to be headlining No.6 on the Saturday night. We’ve always loved playing unusual, special places and Portmeirion definitely fits the bill.”

Also topping the bill is singer, songwriter, model, actor, enigma and legend Grace Jones. Her live sets are duly renowned as nothing short of incredible jinking from disco to funk, pop to punk wrapped in a visual spectacular as stunning as the musical artistry. It will certainly not be a performance to miss.

Also appearing on the bill are 2014 Mercury Prize Winners Young Fathers and feted Mercury nominated poet and spoken word artist Kate Tempest.

Other confirmed live acts include Rae Morris, Shura, Stornoway, The Bohicas and Fryars. The festival will be announcing a second wave of artists including the final headliner in the coming months.

Equally renowned for its electronic bill No.6 is proud to unveil it’s first DJ line-up including headliners DJ Harvey and a UK festival exclusive from The 2 Bears with a live set.  A third headline DJ will be announced in the next wave. Other confirmed DJs include Bicep, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Gerd Janson, Andrew Weatherall, Optimo, Ralph Lawson, Justin Robertson, Maurice Fulton and Mark E

Empire of the Sun, Noah & The Whale & Rodriguez to headline Wilderness Festival

Following last year's sun-drenched success, award-winning festival,Wilderness, today proudly announces its third season of arts and escapades knitted amidst the landscapes of Cornbury Park. The festival will take place between Thursday 8th and Sunday 11th August.

Continuing with its unique program of time-honored arts this year's line-up includes some of the most respected visionaries in music, food, theatre and the literary arts. The festival has also been extended to four days and will now open on the Thursday.

As ever, the music line-up makes up just one part of the festival offering. The flagship long-table banquets return with three talismanic chefs at the helm.  One of the most influential names on the London food circuit, Russell Norman, will be the grand host of an exquisite banquet with his team from Polpo. Get ready for mouth watering food in an awe inspiring setting, with some surprises thrown in for good measure, as Russell and the Polpo team treat you to a foodie experience like no other.

Following the sell-out success of last year's banquets, Yotam Ottolenghi, is returning to Wilderness for another headline sitting and last but by no means least; the third chef to join this mouthwatering line-up is legendary restaurateur Mark Hix. Celebrated for his British style and seasonal dishes, Cornbury park will be the perfect backdrop for Hix's sumptuous courses.

Back by popular demand, Exmouth Market's famous Moro will once again be cooking up a delicious storm in their Souk dining tent.  Thyme Cookery School also return to the festival, giving budding chefs the chance to whip up some delights in theiron-site kitchen, plus they'll be hosting a series of talks and tastings across the weekend.

The festival arts offering will be expanding to include breathtaking performances from some of France's most prolific circus and theatre collectives, Transe Express and LesPepones will all be venturing into the wild. Expect stunning, high energy animatronics and death defying trapeze and circus performances, in what promises to be an unforgettable, immersive theatre experience.

Shakespeare's Globe, Petersham Playhouse and opera from Vingette Productions, will also be treating festival-goers to some very unique performances against the beautiful back drop of Cornbury Park.

The Lakeside Spa was 2012's most sought after ticket and will be bigger and brighter than ever this year, with stunning wood fired saunas and hot tubs along with the Sanctuary well-being area.

You can also expand your mind at the Wilderness Forum supported by The Huffington Post UK, which this year includes a programme of cerebral discussions with The School of Life, The Royal Observatory, Intelligence Squared and The Idler. 
The much lauded late-night parties are also returning and will see festival heavyweights Secret Garden Party and party purveyors Rumpus, taking over the Secret Valley when the sun goes down.

The family offering will be expanding to include a whole host of workshops and performances, including The House of Fairy Tales, Unicorn Theatre, Charles Dickens Museum, Witchwood School of Rock and Hullabalo Arts.

Wilderness is the proud winner of: Best New Festival 2011 – UK Festival Awards and Best Small Festival 2012 – Live Music Awards

Weekend Tickets: £139 
Family Weekend Tickets: £335 
Children aged 10 and under go free

Live Music & Dancing
Empire of The Sun (UK festival exclusive), Noah and the Whale, Rodriguez, Michael Kiwanuka, Tom Odell, Ghostpoet, Tribes, Matt Corby, Lucy Rose, King Krule, Melody's Echo Chamber, Eliza and the Bear, 
plus The London Folk Guild and Yellow Lounge

Empire of the Sun

Banquets, Feasts and Gastronomy 
Long Table Banquets from Yotam Ottolenghi, 
Russell Norman & Polpo and Mark Hix 
The return of Sam & Sam Clarke's Moro Souk Tent 
Thyme Cookery School

Theatre de Rue & Cirque Traditionnel presented by Time Out Live 
Transe Express present the aerial spectacular 'Maudit Sonnants' 
Les Pepones perform their after dark flying trapeze show

Late Night Revelry from the producers of Secret Garden Party 
The Secret Valley hosted by Rumpus 
The Bacchanalian Masked Ball with performances from 
The Artful Badger, Feast Of Fools and Miss Behave

Tented Theatre & Promenade Performances 
Shakespeare's Globe present Red Not Dead, 
Petersham Playhouse perform Lewis Carrol's 'Jabberwocky', 
Vignette Opera and Tax Deductible's Sh*tfaced Shakespeare

Debating Halls, Literary Arts & Encampments 
The School of Life, Intelligence Squared, Tom Hodgkinson's The Idler, Literary Salon hosted by Damian Barr, Secret Forum Fiction  (including Granta, Tibor Jones, Canongate, Bloomsbury, Penguin), Chris Lintott and Oxford University Astrophysics Dept, The Royal Observatory, Singalong-A-Wickerman, Shamanic Street Preachers, Dark Mountain, NOW Fest, Jim Al-Khalili with TheBritish Humanist Association, The Catalyst Club & The Odditorium, The Napoleonic Association, new ways of thinking with Natures, Charles Dickens Museum, Oxford Museum of Natural History, Oxford Museum of the History of Science, Pitt Rivers Museum,

Well Being and Outdoor Pursuits 
Lakeside Spa, The Sanctuary, meditation with Headspace, Lost In Beauty 
Horse Riding, Green Crafts, Eden Project Den Building, Oxford Cycles, Wild Swims,Forest Medicine Walks, The Bushcraft Company, Wild Runs

Magic, Games and Japery 
The House of Fairy Tales, Unicorn Theatre, Boutique Babysitting with Mortimer Nannies, The Village Hall, Royal Society of the Protection of Lovebirds, Witchwood School of Rock, Hullabalo Arts, Bearded Kittens Cricket Match

Ghostpoet and more added to Ringmaster Festival lineup

Festival newcomer Ringmaster Festival, are pleased to announce the second installment of additions to this years line up. On September 28th 2013 the first Ringmaster Festival will take place on the Whitbourne Estate near Worcester, for a concoction of music and food, meeting a vintage circus theme.

New additions to the line-up are Ghostpoet, who headlines the Mabel Stark stage, along with Johnny Borrell & Zazou, We Are The Ocean, Dutch Uncles & Dinosaur Pile-Up who also join the bill.


Others acts joining the line-up are The Blackout, who will headline the Red Baron stage, Arcane Roots and in keeping with the festivals new music ethos newcomers, Waylayers, Chronographs, Meadowlark & Mike Dignam, amongst others are set to play this years festival. The Red Baron stage will also play host to a Special Guest before The Blackout.

Set in the stunning Hereford & Worcestershire countryside borders, a place usually home to cattle, this years Ringmaster Festival will, for one day, be home to 6 big top tents, with the look and feel of a vintage circus (circa 1934) but with a focus very much on music.

With a shared vision and ethos of celebrating creativity in all forms whilst supporting the next generation running through from the festival founders and all the extended staff Ringmaster will be donating a share of £5 per ticket to their two chosen charities, Barnardo’s & Longlands Care Farm. There will also be a focus on being ‘green’, with the festival using local food produce and only allowing a certain number of vehicles on site, to reduce long term damage to the fields.

Other acts confirmed for this year are; Maximo Park, who headline the BIG ELI tent, with Mystery Jets, Deaf Havana, Swim Deep, Theme Park. Canterbury, The Xcerts & Blitz Kids join play the Red Baron stage, with Tall Ships, Chloe Howl & Fossil Collective being some of the names on the Mabel Stark stage.

Ringmaster also welcome, Isolated Atoms, Dolomite Minor, The Darlingtons, Lloyd Yates, Mike Marlin, Midnight Special, Katey Brooks, The Watermelons and Liz Lawrence to this years line up.

For full line up and stage information please visit:

New stages announced for Lovebox 2013

Kelis & Lianne La Havas added to Sunday line up

If there is an artist who embodies the Lovebox spirit like no other, then Kelis is surely top of the list. Well, Sunday just got even more exciting with the return of Kelis to Lovebox in a UK festival exclusive! The Harlem-bred 90's vocalist brings her euphoric dance, spacey electro pop and R&B beats to the main stage and we cannot wait. Pitch perfect Lianne La Havas is the extraordinary, old-school vibrato sensation, and the name on everybodies lips. London girl Lianne's melodic performances present creativity and soul through all her vocals inspired by the likes of Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu. We are pround to announce Lianne will be gracing the main stage at Lovebox Sunday.

The Fly Presents

UK's most popular new music magazine is presenting the ultimate intimate session of music discovery at Saturday's Lovebox. Big night for the forward thinking music lovers that will catch Ghostpoet, Splashh, Big Deal, Rainy Milo, Bipolar Sunshine, Josef Salvat, Owlle and Roscious exclusively performing live in their very own Fly arena.

Performance, Sound, Style, Lights & Set Design

Lovebox brings you London's most prolific production of performance, sound, style, lights and set design. You can expect the spectacular and the surprising, and we will be revealing some of the plans in the run up to the festival. Such as…: 25 tonnes of 6 meter bamboo now on it's way from China ready to create a stunning residence for the Red Bull Music Academy at Lovebox; The Flaming Tornado "Burning Man's most impressive art installation"; Jose Cuervo's Margarita Garden, 'making a VIP out of everyone'; The legendary lovebox maypole returns 8 year's after the main stage at Victoria Park's first ever Lovebox taking place on the soon to be announced Terrazo arena; Lords of Lighting harnessing 4 million volts of raw electricity into a mystical flow of oscillating chaos; ….plus MUCH more to be announced, making Lovebox the most unique festival experience in town!

Lovebox Jukebox #31

DJ/producer duo Force of Nature, hailing from Tokyo Japan, are scheduled to play at Harvey's Discoteque (in association with Sarcastic) A tent curated by Harvey for Sunday at this years Lovebox Festival. F.O.N have put together a mix for the latest Lovebox Jukebox. Check it out this deep summertime housey mix exclusively for your listening pleasure courtesy of Force of Nature & Lovebox.

Crack Presents

Underground music and art must-have bible Crack magazine, present a massively diverse and seriously edgy collection of acts on Sunday's buzzing field. Featuring Jon Hopkins, Charli XCX, Fear Of Men, Chlöe Howl, Idles, Moko and The Portillo Moment. The collection of live electro to dream funk synths will be the perfect discovery for the creative heads looking for electronic tinged festival action.