The announcement of new names for VOLT Festival was timed for Valentine’s Day, starting –stylishly- with Bullet for my Valentine. Since the appearance of the band we know that heavy metal exists in Wales and this genre is still among the most popular ones. They know everything about heavy metal that they adopt perfectly in their music by mixing styles of their ancestors and adding aggressive and fast beats with melodic chorus.
The biggest name in this current list is probably Hurts. The romantic and melancholic British synthpop duo has been popular from the very start. Their new album, Exile, will be out 11th March, so in Sopron the duo can test the fanbase live with their new songs.
Canadian punk rock band, Billy Talent, is on the stage for 20 years now being continuously successful for playing massive rock with a hint of punk pop. This year they are not only touring the world with their big hits but playing new songs from their album ‘Dead Silence’ released last autumn.
Papa Roach are true icons of nu metal and this time they will show the crowd in Sopron why they belong to rock history. Their gig is probably one of the most awaited events at this year’s VOLT, where the biggest hits of a generation will be heard.
French DJ Martin Solveig is an outstanding representative of his nation all around the world by making easy-going, sensual and witty dance music. And he’s ready to say Hello to the crowd at Sopron this July.
Dub Fx is not coming to prove anything. He has already shown his unique and outstanding production two years ago at a full-house gig, so it was high time for him to re-visit.
Godfather of techno, Sven Väth, not only makes the audience crazy at underground venues and trendy clubs but this year promises a huge party for VOLT Festival as well.
Fritz Kalkbrenner follows the steps of his techno icon brother by performing at VOLT this summer. The audience and the industry not only knows the German DJ for being the brother of Paul, but for breaking downloading records in online stores and for being a well-known name in the party scene.
Drum’n’bass is back and its most popular name is DJ Fresh who came out with his album Nextlevelism two years ago. The British DJ is not new in clubs. He knows everything about this genre, so we will see what he brings to VOLT: a huge drum’n’bass party or a more danceable night with his well-known tracks.
The Australian Parkway Drive is familiar not only among HC fans but also teen skaters for being heavy and aggressive. It has to be seen and heard with the possible chance of the volume blowing your mind.
Music that comes from Iceland in 2013 is cool. Representing this new trend, Gus Gus will play their sophisticated pop hits this year at VOLT. Their melancholic and frozen-romantic style will probably be very refreshing in the July heat, creating a unique atmosphere at the festival.
Besides the big names, many are interested in the exact location of the 21st VOLT Festival, starting in 4 and half months. The main organizers did not reveal any new information but have confirmed that VOLT will be held in Sopron in 2013 for sure.
For now, check the video for the new names: http://youtu.be/HcrtG0vP4Ls
Boasting some of the finest acts around including the biggest pop sensation to emerge from the UK in the past year, Hurts, plus high octane New York disco-punk from We Are Scientists, sublime shoegaze bliss from The Joy Formidable, stunning vocal loop action from Ed Sheeran, New Zealand’s amazing The Naked And Famous, hotly tipped singer songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich, sub bass overlord SBTRKT and many more of the most exciting bands you’re likely to see all year, Dot To Dot will be bring the best music to your door step.
Dot To Dot Organiser Anton Lockwood said: “I’m extremely pleased and proud that we’ve secured Hurts’ first ever UK festival headline performances for Dot to Dot Festival in Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester. I was lucky enough to see their performance at the NME Awards, and can say it’s a very special show – only a few days to go now – can’t wait to see them, and all the other fantastic artists we have playing over the festival”
Bristol will see the O2 ACADEMY hosting Hurts, We Are Scientists, The Naked and Famous, Ed Sheeran and Hit Ups. O2 ACADEMY LATE NIGHT will feature Mat Horne’s Session with a Mat Horne DJ Set, The Trash Society DJs, Push Music DJs plus Special Guests. Performing at O2 ACADEMY 2 will be Josh Osho, Romance, Royal Republic, Fixers, All The Young and Bravo Brave Bats.
Gracing the COOLER are The Phoenix Foundation, Foreign Office, Braids, The Chakras, Colourmusic, Born Blonde and Count To Fire. Appearing at THEKLA are Blawan, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (Live), SBTRKT (Live), Hyetal (Live), Becoming Real (Live), Trophy Wife, Dom, Alpines, The Holidays, Niki And The Dove, Wolf Gang, Allie Moss and Broken Arm of Love.
The THEKLA BAR will play host to King Charles, Is Tropical, Get People, Yaaks, Veto, To Kill A King, Stagecoach, Hysterical Injury and The Fan Jets. FLEECE will feature Morning Parade, Guillemots, Alessi’s Ark, Kill Cassidy, Dirty Goods, The Lines, Swimming, Zebedy Rays and Koshiro
At LOUISIANA, catch Cults, Tom And The Tides, Hot Horizons, Fauns, Various Cruelties, David’s Lyre, Jake Morley and Cajita. Artists playing the ANSON ROOMS will be …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Joy Formidable, Dananananaykroyd, Benjamin Francis Leftwich and Idles.
Sunday’s action in Nottingham will be extra special as Talbot Street will be closed to traffic and will feature an outside bar, seating area and a number of market stalls including local vintage retailers Kathleen & Lillys and Dorothy’s Wardrobe (formally Kitch), custom shoe designers, handmade jewellery and much more. 28 Barbers will be setting up their temporary salon in the Rig, and they will also be hosting a charity cake sale (hopefully hair-free!). Homemade will be cooking up a feast with a BBQ, Homemade Paella, gourmet burgers, toasties and there will of course be brownies!!
Nottingham’s musical action will see ROCK CITY MAINHALL host Hurts, We Are Scientists, The Naked and Famous, Ed Sheeran, Swimming, Alpines and Long Dead Signal and ROCK CITY MAINHALL LATE NIGHT will feature Mat Horne’s Session with a Mat Horne DJ Set, The Trash Society DJs, Push Music DJs plus Special Guests.
Performing at ROCK CITY BASEMENT will be Royal Republic, Romance, Frontiers, The Lines, To Kill A King, Foreign Office, The Suzukis, Zebedy Rays and Baby Godzilla. Gracing TRENT MAIN ROOM are …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Joy Formidable, Dananananaykroyd, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Braids, Hot Horizons and Spotlight Kid.
Appearing at TRENT THE PULSE are Kogumaza, Colourmusic, I Dream In Colour, Jake Morley, Stagecoach, Veto and Royal Gala. THE BODEGA will play host to King Charles, Cults, Fixers, Alessi’s Ark, Chakras, Ronika, Tom And The Tides, Lanterns On The Lake, Various Cruelties, The Chakras, Lux Lisbon and Will Jeffrey. RESCUE ROOMS will feature Morning Parade, Guillemots, The Phoenix Foundation, Dom, Is Tropical, The Holidays, Get People, Wolf Gang, Allie Moss and Childhood. At STEALTH LIVE ROOM (Downstairs), catch Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (Live), SBTRKT (Live), Hyetal (Live), Becoming Real (Live), Trophy Wife, Born Blonde, Niki And The Dove, All The Young, Yaaks and Yonioshi
And artists playing the STEALTH DJ ROOM (Upstairs) will be Dollop DJs, Blawan, Mimm DJs, Lost Boyz DJs and Mute: The Silent Disco
Dot to Dot’s final day on Bank Holiday Monday in Manchester will see ACADEMY 1 hosting Hurts, Darwin Deez, The Naked and Famous and Ed Sheeran. ACADEMY 2 will feature We Are Scientists, The Joy Formidable, Dananananaykroyd, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Foreign Office, Swimming and Golden Glow
Performing at CLUB ACADEMY will be The Phoenix Foundation, Is Tropical, Alpines, Cults, Trophy Wife, Braids, Dom, Niki And The Dove, Veto and Letters To Fiesta. Gracing ACADEMY 3 are Morning Parade, Royal Republic, Romance, Fixers, Wolf Gang, The Lines, To Kill A King, Frontiers, Stagecoach and The Kill Van Kulls
Appearing at DEAF INSTITUTE are Guillemots, Alessi’s Ark, Get People, Colourmusic, Various Cruelties, Hot Horizons, Lanterns On The Lake, Allie Moss and Louche FC. SOUND CONTROL will play host to Blawan, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, SBTRKT, Hyetal and Becoming Real.
Please note venue access dependant on capacity.
Tickets are available on the day at the following locations:
Nottingham: Talbot St.
Manchester: Manchester Academy Reception
Having already confirmed Scissor Sisters, Calvin Harris, Tiga, Orbital DJ set, The Third Twin, Rinôçérôse Delorean, The Charlatans and El Guincho amongst a long list of national and international bands and DJ-s, Arenal Sound is essentially the summer beach party not to be missed.
An amazing line-up with an incredible price tag, the festival is currently running a ticket promotion in the UK, available on See Tickets, Ticketweb and Lastminute.com.
Four Day Ticket to the festival + 5 day camping: £35
Four Day Ticket to the festival + 10 day camping: £40
The location of Arenal Sound is also another of its strong points, with the various stages located right on the Arenal beach, festival goers can enjoy 24 hours of music, themed parties at the Beach Club Live, water and extreme sports and beach sport tournaments under the sun.
This festival has proven to be huge success with national and international crowds looking for a beach festival to suit all pockets. The first edition saw over 100,000 revellers descending to the sand of the Arenal beach for four days of the best pop-rock, indie, electronic music and countless beach activities.
The extensive camping area, conveniently located by the sea, will be open to the public from 29 July to 8 August. Those buying the 10 day camping ticket will be able to enjoy beach activities and numerous parties, including the popular opening and closing parties.
The town of Burriana is situated 7 miles south from Castellon and 5 miles south from Benicassim, in the Valencia region of Spain. With direct flights to Valencia City from every major UK airport, this is the summer festival not to be missed.
Line-up so far: Scissor Sisters, Calvin Harris, Tiga, Hurts, Orbital DJ set, The Third Twin, Vive la Fête, Rinôçérôse, The Charlatans, Delorean, El Guincho,The Suicide of Western Culture, Mystery Jets DJ set, Franz Ferdinand DJ set, Polock, Vetusta Morla, Russian Red, We are Standard, La Habitacion Roja, Triangulo de Amor Bizarro, The Leadings, POL 3.14, Tulsa, Canteca de Macao, La Pulqueria, Miss Caffeina, Twelve Dolls, Dinero.
Dates: August 4th-7th 2011
Where: Arenal Beach – Burriana (Castellon)
Four Day Pass incl.5 night camping – £35 (limited offer)
Four Day Pass incl.10 night camping – £40 (limited offer)
Available on See Tickets, Ticketweb and Lastminute
Band schedule: TBC
Doors open: 29th July 9 (time TBC)
Doors close: 8th August (time TBC)
To get there:
Closest airport: Valencia airport. All major UK airports operate daily direct flights to Valencia airport.
Valencia airport is situated 8 km. west of the city. There are a frequent bus-service from the terminal to the city centre, metro line and taxi-service. For more information check:
From Valencia City to Castellon: There are regular trains operating daily.
For train schedules check: http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html
Age Restrictions: Under 18-s will have to be accompanied by an adult.