Mysteryland announces first phase of 2015 lineup

Mysteryland, the world’s longest-running dance festival, today presents the first part of the 2015 line-up. On Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30, festivalgoers will embark on a weekend-long adventure in a world filled with electronic music, art and culture. Just like every other year, the line-up will include a combination of world-famous names and upcoming talent. Crowd-pullers this year include Martin Garrix – whose only festival performance this summer is at Mysteryland – and global stars like Alesso, Apollonia, Art Department, Ben Sims, Chris Liebing, Dave Clarke, Dubfire, Hercules & Love Affair, Jeff Mills, Joris Voorn, Knife Party, Maya Jane Coles, Nicky Romero, Oliver Heldens, Pan-Pot, Porter Robinson, STERAC, Steve Angello, Ten Walls live, The Martinez Brothers, Tiga and Wildstylez. General tickets to Mysteryland, a festival that always sells out, go on sale on Saturday 7 March at 10:00 am CET.

The fans’ wishes
‘We are so happy that we can offer our visitors a two-day program. Not only can they party longer, but most of all, they have more time to explore the wide variety of music, arts and culture on offer. Besides, we are proud that we can give a platform to so many talents, artists and creatives’, according to Duncan Stutterheim, founder of ID&T. The ‘Kunstroute’, an art path in collaboration with the government’s culture program ‘Cultuur & Ondernemen’ and the exposition with the Tropenmuseum are the must-sees of the program, says Stutterheim. Mysteryland’s full program will be announced by the end of March. 

Global stars and new talent
For two whole days, festivalgoers will dance to performances by both local and international artists. The entire spectrum of electronic music will be on show. In addition to the acts listed above, acts including Frontliner, Noisecontrollers, Ummet Ozcan, Kris Kross, Dillon Francis, Dominik Eulberg & Gabriel Ananda, Firebeatz, Mightyfools, Vinai and ROD will also be taking to the stage. Festival partners such as CLR, Hyte, Beatport and Joris Voorn Presents will be responsible for techno, techhouse and deephouse, while Planet Delsin and Studio 80 will host the Vinyl Only areas, where this vintage music medium will be celebrated with all the honour it deserves. It goes without saying that Q-dance will be present on both days, with highlights including Wildstylez, Frontliner and Psyko Punkz. Kris Kross and Yours Truly will be responsible for the line up at the Heineken Starclub where turntable legend DJ Jazzy Jeff will perform amongst others. Open-minded Amsterdam festival ‘Milkshake’ will be claiming an island of its own with The Mini Madness Milkshake Island, where Hercules & Love Affair will be performing. Other live performances include Netsky, Planetary Assault Systems en Ten Walls.

Little Dragon, The Dandy Warhols and more added to Standon Calling 2015 lineup

Pop outsiders Little Dragon have never been afraid to push the envelope with a slew of sensational albums under their belts, each as unique as the rest. The band's third album Ritual Union skyrocketed them into critical acclaim, yet they've kept their heads and still continue to deliver intriguing and unpredictable music as well as an electrifying live performance that will be seen at this year's Standon Calling. The Dandy Warhols are certainly no strangers to live shows, having celebrated their 20th anniversary last year and toured with the likes of David Bowie, Tom Petty and The Rolling Stones. Standon Calling are proud to announce the Portland band will perform their only live show at this year's tenth birthday and will be an absolute must see over as they wow crowds with their favourite tracks from their eight album back catalogue along with brand new material.

Standon Calling is renowned for its eclectic musical line-up and 2015 will be no different. Roots Manuva brings UK Hip Hop and roots to the festival, house and disco comes courtesy of New Yorker Andy Butler and his ever changing Hercules & Love Affair, while Nottingham's own Saint Raymond brings a helping of folk rock. Supporting rising stars, Standon welcomes BRIT winner and Rudimental collaborator Ella Eyre, BBC Sound of 2015 rock duo Slaves, dreamy electronic dance trio Real Lies, hotly tipped soulful crooner Kwabs, Liverpool trio All We Are and more.

Public Enemy and many more added to Secret Garden Party lineup

The Summer Festival Guide has another massive lineup announce from the Secret Garden Party's HQ.

This years Secret Garden Party have announced another headliner in the form of the legendary hiphop group Public Enemy who will be performing around Europe this summer.

Joining them on the lineup announcement today as well are New York based collective Hercules & Love Affair as well as the following:

Foreign Beggars – King Charles – Alabama 3 – Big Deal – Say Lou Lou

         Big Gigantic – Rae Morris – The Skints – Thumpers – Koven – John Fullbright – The Hics

Lxury – TCTS – Jacob Plant – Josef Salvat – Eagles For Hands

Nimmo And The Gauntletts – Ted Zed – Mad Professor – Coves – Jon Batiste – Melt Yourself Down – The Ramona Flowers

Losers – Arkon Fly – Ekkah – Killsonik – Wara – Plump Djs – Too Many T's

Max Cooper – Miraculous Mule – Rag 'N' Bone Man – Norma Jean Martine

Devon Sproule  – Gorgeous George – Si Cranstoun

Palace – Dandaluz – Cable Street Collective – Longy – The Future Dub Project – Beans On Toast

Animanz – Feral Mouth – The 45's – Cut Capers – The Meow Meows – Crinkle Cuts – Alexia Coley – Myles Sanko – General Skank

Final lineup announced for Exit Festival 2012

Thursday 12 July

Duran Duran, Avicii, Gossip, Sub Focus DJ Set & ID,
Skindred, Felix Da Housecat, Mistajam
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Live
Deutcsh Amerikanische Freundschaft,
Jacques Lu Cont, Brodinksi, When Saints Go Machine
Eats Everything, Addison Groove, Jon Covex
Trevino, Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka, Street Dogs
Christian Strobe, Edo Maajka, Kamp!, Block Out
Pompeya, Volkova Sisters, The Zombie Kids, Stojche
Idemo Na Mars, Banda Panda, Vienna in Love, Solardip
Red Union, Hype!, Kriske, Potres, The Bayonets, Ground Zero,
Nothing Left, As I Fall, Zeroone, Garlic, Twisted Piglet

Friday 13 July
New Order, Luciano, Hercules & Love Affair
The Tov Dolls, Sneaky Sound System,
Netsky feat Dynamite MC, Reboot Live
Theives Like Us, Kenny Larkin
Drumsound & Bassline Smith feat Dynamite MC,
Robert Dietz, Maayan Nidam, Jimmy Edgar (Live AV) 
Goblini, Sve Barabe (Asj Nigrutin, Timbe, Bvana I Prti Bee Gee)
George Fitzgeralnd, Sigha, Locked Groove, Nikonn
Bart B More, Mike Mago, NT89, TWR72, Rip Tide
Pretty Young Trouble, Boemklatsch, Baskerville
Lollobrigida, Cruel Hand, Grandpa Candys, Jarboli, Ola Horhe
Juliana Down, The Bridge, Aemageddon, Crysalys, Planet of Zeus
Close at Hand, Dreddup, Grimus, No Way Back, Blekbox

Saturday 14 July
Erykah Badu, Plan B, Richie Hawtin, Miss Kittin,
Azari & III, Claude Von Stroke, Suicidal Tendencies
Hatebreed, Borgore, Benoit & Sergio
Tobi Neumann b2b Geddes, Space Dimension Controller
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Sodom, Obojeni Program
Elekricni Orgazam, Lone, Pariah, Teengirl Fantasy Live
JD Ahmaad & MC Shpira, Goribor, The Chain, The Tapeaters,
Dat Politics, Johan Agenjorn (Sally Shapiro), Stoned Boys,
Elektrana Monsterz, Mark Schedrin & Leonid Lipelis
Trud, Ishome, Inquisition, Sarcasm, Rising Dream
Death by Chocolate, Ika, Relections of Internal rain, In-the-go,
Farcry, Infest, Bane, Formless Terror, Toxic Trace

Sunday 15 July
Guns n’ Roses, Wolfmother, Skream feat SGT Pokes
Laurent Garnier L.B.S, Knife Party, Little Dragon,
Buraka Son Sistema, Goldie feat SP:MC, Art Department
Maceo Plex, Marco Nastic, Dejan Milicevic & Marco Milosavljevic
Partibrejkers, Citizens!, D.R.I, Eyesburn, Djecaci,
Batucuda Sound Machine, Zemlja Gruva, Franz & Shape,
Detachments, A Terrible Splendour, Playground Syndicate,
The Middle Beast, It’s a Dupstep Thing, Petar Dundov,
Zene Kese, Annathema, Prolece, Dandelion Children,
Narednik Lobanja I Vod Smrti, Normal Abuse, Nadimac,
Concrete Sun, The Outer Limits, Putrid Blood

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EXIT has always been more than just music and each year there are new experiences to stimulate your senses. Back by popular demand is the Zip-Line – twenty-seconds of pure freedom while enjoying an amazing birds eye view of the festival site while your crew cheers from below!

The Dance Arena will also include 3D effects with an extraordinary audio-visual environment! Enjoy as the effects shift from one to another, while the biggest electronic music stage comes to life, enhanced by a colourful confetti rain, balloons and fire performances.

Get ready to don your headphones as the The Silent Disco also returns. The party with with two different frequencies giving you twice the pleasure and fun. The most spectacular sight, though, will be provided by the acrobats, the dancers, the masquerades, street performers, entertainers, special FX and the colourful fireworks displayabove the fortress and much much more.

NEW STAGES:

A dessert for all those with a sweet tooth for vouyeurism, the Peep Show Stage will have the most intimate atmosphere and include projections of artistic erotic movies and erotic music and dancers triggering all the senses and waking up the hedonist in you. Every night, from 10pm will be beats that make your hips move by themselves and a hot hot hot atmopshere with the help of performers known for their magnetism.

Also new to EXIT is the Loud & Queer Cruising Point, the place where partying and love without tension and boundaries! Loud & Queer have been organizing and hosting parties, concerts, festivals, movie projections, expos and other events which help in raising the quality of culture, art and fun in the community since 2004 and their stage will no disappoint. During the four days, the audience will be introduced to the most favourite and the bravest performers from the domestic, regional and global scene, who will raise the atmosphere to a whole new level!

LAST CHANCE TO BUY ADVANCE TICKETS:
Advance tickets will go off sale at 23.59 on Saturday 7th July, so buy now to avoid disappointment

Early Bird Tickets: £85 plus booking fee – SOLD OUT
Loyalty Club Tickets: £89 plus booking fee
Standard Tickets: £95 plus booking fee
Camping Tickets: £25 plus booking fee 
VIP Tickets: £220 plus booking fee

VIP Gold Tickets: £249 plus booking fee 

Buy tickets from EXIT direct via etickets.to and our ticket partners; See Tickets, HMV, Resident Advisor and Skiddle. http://eng.exitfest.org/

Erykah Badu, Hercules & Love Affair and more for Exit Festival 2012

First up on the Main Stage is Erykah Badu, the undisputed queen of R'n'B and Neosoul, who will performon Saturday, 14th July. A four-time Grammy winner, this inspiring American singer defined the pages of Soul music history with her outstanding voice, atypical styling and hits which include Love Of My Life, On & On, Bag Lady, Window Seat, Tyrone and Honey, and many more. From her debut, Baduizm, released in 1997, godine, to the latest album named New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) from 2010, her musical opus has been woven through with African beats, American Blues, Jazz, and Funk.

Erykah Badu

Also on the Main Stage will be New York-based band Hercules & Love Affair who will perform on Friday 13th July. A musical project led by DJ Andy Butler is a perfect combination of disco, nu-disco and house sound. With hits such as Blind and You Belong, which featured Antony Hegarty, the leader of Antony & The Johnsons, as well as the exotic Nomi Ruiz, they have enchanted the masses. After an extremely successful debut album, released in 2008, Andrew Butler returned last year with an album named Blue Songs, carrying out his original idea of rotating cast of performers and musicians. Therefore, current members of the band include DJ Kim Ann Foxman Aerea Negrot, Shaun Wright and Mark Pistel. Polish your shoes to the maximum, these indie heroes have prepared a spectacular disco experience!

On Friday 13th July the Fusion Stage welcomes the hot British five-piece actCitizens! Their talent was first recognized by Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, who is producing their debut album, Here We Are, due for release through Kitsuné on, 28th May 2012. Implementing key elements of a good pop song, melodic vocals and music which will make your shoes dance themselves out, Citizens! have firmed their place in the music world with singles such as True Romance and Reptile. Bravely treading the untrodden paths of the genre, alone against the world, they claim not to be as serious as we could expect. Since “pop is not a dirty word“, as they often proclaim about their aesthetics in music, the only thing left is to believe them and have fun during their set!

Hercules & Love Affair and more for Golden Down Festival

Today’s announcement comes on the back of the news that early bird tickets have sold out. Festival organisers are thrilled with the reaction to date. “We set out to create an intimate festival that would deliver great music throughout the weekend, whilst providing our audience with a festival organised and produced to the highest standards. The reaction from the media and revellers alike has been fantastic and we want to ensure we give them a festival that they’ll all want to come back to for years to come.”  And being only 1 hour from London and 45 minutes from Brighton, the festival gives people the chance to get out of town and really have fun.

Golden Down will take place from the 15th to the 17th June in Black Bush Valley on the Matterley Estate near Winchester in Hampshire. Complemented by beautiful hills and plush woodland the festival will be an incredible artistic playground, and promises party-goers a feel-good three days. 

Black Bush valley has never been used to stage a festival and the organisers chose it exactly because of the magical areas within it. The chill out area will be housed within a stunning beach wood overlooking the valley, whilst the dance tent will be in a magical woodland setting on the opposite side. The main stage will be found at the head of the valley offering superb views for the audience. And all this with a campsite within easy reach of the action with lots of cool bars, great food, toilets and showers.

Organised by likeminded festival-lovers with a simple mantra to put on a brilliant festival with a capacity of only 5,000 Golden Down will certainly be a magical, musical Mecca that is a must… provided you are over 18!

Taking the festival back to its glorious roots, the event has a prominent musical narrative, with guests being entertained throughout. Artists will play from noon onwards and continue into the festival’s late night celebrations. However, the entertainment doesn’t stop there as revellers can enjoy Golden Down’s delights well into the early hours of the morning.

A handpicked selection of brilliant musicians will warm up the festival site during the afternoons; Submotion Orchestra, Floating Points, Lucy Rose, Stealing Sheep, Slow Club, Portico Quartet, DJ Ease (from Nightmares on Wax), Time & Space Machine, Adrian Sherwood (DJ Set), Clean Bandit, Lorca and The Frown are all confirmed. 

As evening dawns the next wave of enviable artists take to the stage, with Friday welcoming Ghostpoet, The Herbaliser, and ethereal headliner Four Tet. Saturday evening will see MOBO award winner Roots Manuva headline, with critically acclaimed Hercules & Love Affair and Mount Kimbie. Occupying the evening slot on the final day of the festival is America’s rising star Thundercat, Berlin’s Apparat and the UK’s own Dub Pistols all headed up Jamaica’s legendary Lee Scratch Perry.

Late night at Golden Down will showcase some of the best DJs in the Dance Tent, including house legend Kerri Chandler, tech/house aficionado Portable, and the forward thinking Pearson Sound; along with ‘footsteppin’ Julio Bashmore, self-confessed ‘Galactic Funk’ DJ Space Dimension Controller, Leeds supremo Midland, and the genre-bending Ben UFO.

As well as crafting the perfect party atmosphere, chill out time at Golden Down will be unparalleled. There will also be a broad selection of fantastic bars on offer supplemented with award-winning fresh food at fair prices, plus big welcoming camp sites, plenty of toilets and washing facilities.

For tickets visit: http://www.goldendownfestival.co.uk/

The Big Feastival One Big Menu announced

Festival grub will never be the same again as The Big Feastival unveils ‘One Big Menu’ - a gourmet festival menu developed by Jamie Oliver and chefs from some of the UK’s top restaurants, includingThomasina MiersGiorgio LocatelliPeter GordonAtul KochharCyrus Todiwala, and Cass Titcombe. Festival-goers will be able to indulge in the ultimate dining experience, sampling special dishes by visiting the top notch pop-up restaurants all in a festival field and best of all, it’s all for charity with event profits going to the Prince’s Trust and the Jamie Oliver Foundation.

Jamie Oliver Commented: “The One Big Menu represents some of the finest food that London’s restaurants have to offer. If you’re a real foodie or even if you’ve got just a passing interest in great food, I reckon there’s nowhere else this summer where you’d find a greater variety of better value, high quality food in one place and there’s no other way you could realistically eat a fantastic starter at Trinity, a delicious main course at Locanda Locatelli and finish off with a brilliant Vinoteca dessert – and hear good music.  The fact that the profits go to charity just adds to the uniqueness of The Big Feastival.”

Unveiled by the Chefs during a Twitter Party that gave the public a rare chance to ask the chefs their cookery queries, One Big Menu’s delectable dishes include starters from Canteen who will be serving up ham hock terrine with sourdough bread & picalilli; Trinity whose pop-up kitchen will have scotch Clarence Court egg with sage & onion served with cider mayonnaise and Redhook, who will serve popcorn shrimp.

Main courses come courtesy of Michelin starred Benares who are presenting a unique chicken tikka pie, the nation’s favourite dish…in a pie! Gourmet Burger Kitchen’s GBK west country 4oz beef burger and Portobello mushroom stack burger both served in a sesame sourdough bun with a choice of sauces are sure to satisfy the heartiest appetites. Wahaca will provide pork pibil tacos and summer vegetable tacos to entice; Cafe Spice Namaste will have organic rhug welsh mutton kofta with rice on offer; Barbecoa will be preparing pit smoked barbecue pulled pork shoulder and slaw; Fifteen will be serving fantastic smoked chicken; Providores will have NZ lamb sam; Locanda Locatelli will be concocting a piadina with parma ham, squacquerone cheese and rocket and a vegetarian piadina and newly announced restaurantAlbannach will be providing festival goers with their unique twist on delicious Scottish fare with mini haggis with neeps and tatties.

Puddings come from Vinoteca who will tempt all with a dark chocolate cremoso with fresh English raspberries, coconut & toasted almonds and another newly announced restaurant Cinnamon Kitchenwho will be preparing modern Indian delights serving a mango mousse with mango mint salad. There are still some more delicious dishes to be announced so please keep checking www.thebigfeastival.co.uk for all the latest news.

Encouraging festival goers to try different courses across a number of gourmet outlets at The Big Feastival, the experience is bringing three-course gourmet food directly to the consumer. With a standard ticket package that includes 3 or 5 dishes, it’s a unique proposition in the festival calendar that makes great food accessible and affordable to all.

And imagine the artists’ riders! With a line-up that boasts legends such as The Charlatans, Soul II Soul and Norman Jay, as well as hot new talent such as Trophy Wife and Saint Saviour, expect three-course riders with popcorn shrimp, posh scotch eggs, and chicken tikka pie a plenty!

As well as all the tantalising tastes on offer The Big Feastival can also announce the latest music acts to join The Big Feastival bill, including New York nu-disco collective Hercules & Love Affair who will be taking their party vibes to the stage on Saturday night. With their latest album Blue Songs causing waves across club land, Andy Butler and his crew of vocalists, including fully fledged disco diva Shaun Wright and the ever-flamboyant Aerea Negrot, are bound to have everyone dancing the night away.

The Big Feastival is also pleased to announce that trail-blazing DJ Tom Middleton will be hitting the decks to get keep you dancing into Saturday night. Known for his trademark widescreen musical repertoire, taking in ambient to drum & bass, techno to rock n’ roll, Tom is a true dance pioneer, who even considered becoming a chef at one point! 

ONE BIG MENU:

STARTERS
Canteen: Ham Hock Terrine with Sourdough Bread & Picalilli
Trinity: Scotch Clarence Court Egg with Sage & Onion served with Cider Mayonnaise
Redhook: Popcorn Shrimp

MAINS 
Benares: Chicken Tikka Pie
Gourmet Burger Kitchen: GBK West Country 4oz Beef Burger / Portobello Mushroom Stack Burger (both served in a sesame sourdough bun with a choice of sauces)
Wahaca: Pork Pibil Tacos / Summer Vegetable Tacos
Cafe Spice Namaste: Organic Rhug Welsh Mutton Kofta with Rice
Barbecoa: Pit Smoked Barbecue Pulled Pork Shoulder and Slaw
Fifteen: Smoked Chicken
Providores: NZ Lamb Sam
Locanda Locatelli: Piadina (with Parma ham, Squacquerone cheese and rocket) / Vegetarian Piadina
Albannach: Mini Haggis with Neeps and Tatties

PUDDINGS
Vinoteca: Dark Chocolate Cremoso with Fresh English Raspberries, Coconut & Toasted Almonds
Cinnamon Kitchen: Mango Mousse with Mango Mint Salad

More dishes still to be announced. Please check www.thebigfeastival.co.uk for the latest information.


MUSIC:
Friday: Soul II Soul Featuring Caron Wheeler / New Young Pony Club / Norman Jay Good Times /
Roots Manuva / Saint Saviour / Danny Rampling / Ashley Beedle

Saturday: The Charlatans / Mystery Jets / Kurran & The Wolfnotes / Trophy Wife / Hercules & Love Affair / Tom Middleton 

Sunday: Athlete / Guillemots / The Bees / Guilty Pleasures / The Cuban Brothers

RESTAURANTS:
Locanda Locatelli / The Providores / Wahaca / Fifteen / Canteen / Barbecoa / Benares / Redhook / 
Vinoteca / Cafe Spice Namaste / GBK / Giant Robot Present The VIP Bar / Coach & Horses / Trinity / Cinnamon Kitchen / Albannach

CHEFS:
Giorgio Locatelli / Thomasina Miers / Peter Gordon / Jonathan Downey / Jamie Oliver / Rachel Allen / 
Jo Pratt / Atul Kochhar / Theo Randall / Matt Tebbutt / Michael Caines / Gennaro Contaldo / 
Sophie Grigson

TICKET INFORMATION:

Ticketline – 0844 888 9991 / http://www.ticketline.co.uk

Friday 1st July: 14:00 – 22:30
Saturday 2nd July: 12:00 – 22:30
Sunday 3rd July: 10:00 – 20:00

Early Bird – £35 - Music + Festival Entertainment

Adults (18+) Standard 3 ‘Dishes’** Ticket – £65 - Music + Festival Entertainment + Food (3 Feastival ‘Dishes’)

Adults (18+) Standard 5 ‘Dishes’** Ticket – £75 - Music + Festival Entertainment + Food (5 Feastival ‘Dishes’)

VIP Tickets (18+) £125 - Music + festival entertainment + 5 Feastival Dishes + VIP bar by Giant Robot with unlimited beer wine and soft drinks + non-stop fantastic food

FAMILY (2 adults, 2 children 12-17***) – £175 - Music + Festival Entertainment + Food (A family receives 16 Dishes between them)

Child Tickets (Aged 12-17)*** – £25 - Music + Festival Entertainment + Food (3 Dishes)

Child Tickets (Aged 11 And Under)*** – Free Entry!

** A ‘Dish entitles you to a free meal at one of the onsite restaurants. 24 chefs and restaurants are participating in this exciting fundraising event.  Each restaurant will have their own pop-up kitchen to provide a signature dish.