Latitude is delighted to announce one of the UK’s current hottest talents Sam Smith will be performing as a special guest on The Lake Stage at this year’s festival, taking place at Henham Park, Suffolk from 18th – 21st July. Smith’s amazing vocals featured on one of 2012’s biggest tracks, Disclosure’s Latch and he’s back at the top of the charts again featuring on hot producer, Naughty Boy’s smash Number One single La La La, currently the fastest selling single of the year. Curated by Huw Stephens, The Lake Stage has played host to countless ‘next big things’ including Alt-J, The xx and Everything Everything and as one of 2013’s most exciting artists at just 21-years-old, Sam Smith is no exception.
Also on The Lake Stage this year will be the master of beautiful folk balladry Benjamin Francis Leftwich, London indie-pop quartet Veronica Falls and hotly tipped Manchester foursome The 1975. Other must see sets include art-noise masters Bo Ningen, UK folk and grunge blend Wolf Alice, Australian rave revivalists Jagwar Ma and tropical pop reggae artist Hollie Cook.
Friday Bloc Party The Maccabees Cat Power Yo La Tengo I Am Kloot Stornoway Tim Burgess
Saturday Kraftwerk (3D Show) Hot Chip Yeah Yeah Yeahs Jessie Ware Steve Mason Efterklang Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires
Sunday Foals Grizzly Bear James Blake Local Natives The Tallest Man On Earth Junip
BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC STAGE
Friday Modest Mouse Calexico Villagers Richard Thompson Electric Trio Beth Orton Akron/Family Willy Mason James Skelly & The Intenders
Saturday Alt-J Mark Lanegan Band Everything Everything Daughter White Denim Duane Eddy Matthew E. White
Sunday Beach House Disclosure Cocorosie Rudimental MÚM IamamIwhoamI Austra Laura Mvula
BASEMENT JAXX / THE CHARLATANS / PRIMAL SCREAM CONFIRMED AS HEADLINERS FOR 2013
I AM KLOOT/MYSTERY JETS/ LIGHTNING SEEDS (ACOUSTIC) /ASH / FAKE BLOOD
BRITISH SEA POWER/MR SCRUFF / FOREIGN BEGGARS / RONI SIZE / WILLY MOON/ DUTCH UNCLES JACKMASTERAND MORE ADDED TO MULTI AWARD WINNING FESTIVAL LINE UP
14 STAGES AND 3 DAYS AND NIGHTS OF FUN IN THE FIELDS IN THE BEAUTIFUL LAKE DISTRICTFESTIVAL DATES: FRIDAY 26TH – SUNDAY 28TH JULY 2013
Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, The Lake DistrictTickets availablewww.kendalcalling.com/tickets
Basement Jaxx are the ultimate party act who have paid their dues on the dance music circuit and have got the back catalogue to prove it. This dance act don’t hide behind a screen of visuals, they put on and epic and extravagant performance that is more carnival than live show and showcases their mix of latin, hip hop and dancehall infused house music to devastating effect on tracks like Where’s Your Head At, Red Alert, Jus 1 Kiss, Bingo Bango, Romeo, Rendez Vu and Oh My Gosh. Basement Jaxx will close the first night in stunning fashion.
Last year Tim Burgess from The Charlatans hosted the Tim Peaks Diner at Kendal Calling, a virtual diner that was one of the highlights of the festival and this year he’s bringing the rest of his band with him for a Saturday night headline slot. The Charlatans are one of the great British bands of the last 25 years and have melded rock, psychedelia, funk and dance rhythms over 11 albums since their inception in 1989. This is a band who have always refused to stand still and this northern festival exclusive is likely to feature classics such as The Only One I Know,Weirdo, Just When You’re Thinking Things Over, One ToAnother, Then and many more.
Primal Scream are arguably the greatest rock n’ roll band of the last 30 years mixing indie, alternative rock, psychedelia and acid house to mesmerising effect. Their live sets are euphoric affairs featuring classics such as HigherThan The Sun, Loaded, Country Girl, Rocks and Come Together and Bobby Gillespie and the boys are set to bring their rock n’ roll swagger to the Lakes. Their new albumMore Light is released in May and Kendal Calling will unite to the classic anthems of a genuinely legendary band.
Kendal Calling is about much more than just the headliners and its hugely eclectic line ups have drawn much critical acclaim from festival goers, artists and media alike.
Frontman John Bramwell’s poetic one liners and twisted, witty lyrics punctuate I Am Kloot’s deceptively understated songs and their gritty but pretty symphonies about life, love and alcohol are timeless. Northern Irish stalwarts Ash make a welcome return after their epic headline slot back in 2009 and will whip up the crowd with a set of exemplary alternative rock. Fake Blood aka DJ Touche is an enormous presence on the house and electro scene and his set will have the Kendal Calling crowd dancing long into the night.
The Lightning Seedsgenius songwriting helpedreshapethe face ofBritishpop musicand the band will perform a rare acoustic set. Kendal Calling are delighted to welcome back local Lake District heroes British Sea Power with a special show for their 10th anniversary while Mystery Jets exhibit the quintessentially English, crowd pleasing pop of their ‘Radlands’ album. Radio 1 new boy and part of the Numbers collective, Jackmaster will bring 'eclectic electrics' from techno and house to disco and dubstep and Dub Pistols bass shuddering dub and big beat will be in full effect with a live performance and DJ set too.
Mr Scruff is a national treasure and his sets incorporate soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, reggae, latin, african, ska, disco, house, funk, breaks, soundtracks and loads more. Hip-hop and dubstep comes courtesy of Foreign Beggars and drum & bass overlord Roni Size will keep the crowd jumping while best dressed man in music Willy Moon brings the music of Bo Diddley and Buddy Holly kicking and screaming into the present. The crystalline leftfield pop of Manchester based Dutch Uncles, the lustful hooks and sleazy charm of rapidly exploding The 1975 and the epic, melodic rock of Kodaline are must see acts at Kendal Calling.
Other festival confirmations include Wave Machines, Oneman,Tricka Technology (Krafty Kuts V's A.Skillz), Bondax,Loadstar, Theme Park, Public Service Broadcasting, Monsta, Slamboree, Artwork, The 1975,Drenge,Dynamite MC, Grooverider, Dismantle, Walter Ego, Sons & Lovers, Chunky, Tonn Piper, Wind Up Birds, The Mispers, Flight of Arrows, Father Funk, Calling All Astronauts and Genre Sluts.
100's more acts to be announced, as well as areas, attractions and other aspects of the festival including the fancy dress theme.
What’s more I Am Kloot, Ke$ha, Kodaline, Devlin, Little Angels, Willy Mason, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Lawson, Ian Hunter and The Gypsy Queens will also be making an appearance across the weekend at the much loved Festival. Don’t miss out on your chance to be there, head to www.isleofwightfestival.com for tickets NOW!
Gracing the Main Stage on Friday 14th June before a headline performance from The Stone Roses will be the British institution that is Paul Weller. A pre-eminent songwriter of his generation, Paul Weller has attracted international success as frontman of The Jam and The Style Council, as well as his critically acclaimed solo career. Now the man himself will be making a special guest appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival2013.
Paul Weller says: “It’s been a while since I've played the Isle of Wight Festival and I’m excited to be playing it this year, it’s a great way to kick off the summer."
John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter, says: “If you like music, you like Paul Weller – he is one of the greatest singer songwriters this country has produced and we are proud to bring him to our small island off the south coast – we have plenty of pebbles on a beach for him!!”
Making their Isle of Wight Festival debuts under the Big Top on Saturday 15th June, are electro-pop star Ke$ha and grime-mastermind Devlin.Manchester trio I Am Kloot and hot new-comers Kodaline will also be appearing on the Big Top stage on Sunday 16th June, whilst London-based & four-piece Lawson will be stopping by for a slot on Saturday15th June.
Over on the Main Stage, American singer songwriter Willy Mason and British rock legend Ian Hunter will be appearing on Saturday 15th June. Plus, one of the UK’s best rock bands Little Angels and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel will be wowing the crowds on Sunday 16th June. Also keep an eye and an ear out for The Gypsy Queens who will be roaming the Festival site.
As the first major music Festival of the year, the multi award winning Isle of Wight Festival is steeped in history and is famed for its eclectic & electric line-up, mixing iconic legendary artists with the hottest up and coming acts. This year the Isle of Wight Festival features two highly anticipated Festival exclusive performances from The Stone Roses and Bon Jovi, plus Saturday Main Stage headliners The Killers. Also joining the ranks will be Jake Bugg, The Script, Bloc Party, Paloma Faith, The Maccabees, Emeli Sande, Ben Howard, Ellie Goulding, Blondie and many more spectacular acts still to be announced.
For tickets and more details, log on to www.isleofwightfestival.com where you’ll find money saving ticket and travel packages plus, the Isle of Wight Festival payment plan. With so many top acts and excitement all packed into one weekend, the Isle of Wight Festival 2013 is an unmissable date for the diary!
THE STONE ROSES – THE KILLERS – BON JOVI – PAUL WELLER
EMELI SANDE – I AM KLOOT – KE$HA – BEN HOWARD – JAKE BUGG – THE SCRIPT BLOC PARTY PALOMA FAITH – THE MACCABEES – KODALINE – PALMA VIOLETS – LEVELLERS LAURA MVULA – LIANNE LA HAVAS – ELLIE GOULDING – HAPPY MONDAYS – FUN – YOUNG GUNS – KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES – TRACER – IMPERIAL TEEN – NEWTON FAULKNER
WILLY MOON – STEVE FORBERT – THE FARM – STACKRIDGE – BLONDIE
A music, arts and kids summer festival set just a few miles from the A1(M), Deer Shed Festival debuted in July 2010 and returns this summer to build on the huge success. Having quickly sold out all 2000 tickets and receiving a nomination for the Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards last year, the organisers have set the bar very high for 2011 including increasing the capacity to 5000 and developing their format of differently focussed days to include a Friday night programme. Instead of a weekend of wall-to-wall music, the festival offers three varied days to keep attendees of all ages happy.
The Deer Shed Festival gates will open on Friday 22nd July for an evening of cabaret including circus and comedy performances in a big top tent. Taking place on the first weekend of the school summer holidays, families can make a weekend of it and settle into the picturesque surroundings of Baldersby Park before Saturday’s programme of music across three stages. Culminating in what will no doubt be an exquisite performance by the wonderful I Am Kloot headlining the Main Stage, festival organisers will be announcing further acts for the day of music shortly. Sunday is the Deer Shed Festival ‘long goodbye’ – chilled music, coffee, newspapers, organised kids sports, nature trails and a Sunday morning market. A perfect end to a perfect weekend.
Run by organisers and husband-and-wife team Oliver and Kate Jones, the Deer Shed Festival was originally born out of the frustration that no good value-for-money family music festivals existed in the North of England with compelling line-ups. Oliver explains:
“The festival team are massive fans of contemporary music and arts in general and we all have kids. Over the years we’ve got increasingly fed up with paying a small fortune to get our families into various festivals only to be disappointed in the music or in the entertainment, facilities or vibe for the children. The Deer Shed Festival is our long considered response to this. It won’t cost you an arm and a leg to come and kids are not second class citizens. Saying this, we will not compromise on what’s on just because we are ‘family-focussed’. If you don’t have kids, you will still find a lovely chilled atmosphere in which to enjoy a weekend of high quality entertainment.”
With over 96% of the surveyed 2010 audience saying that they would consider returning to the event in 2011, the Deer Shed Festival promises to yet again be great value for money with all the kids activities and workshops free of charge and children under five going free*. Tickets are available now through www.deershedfestival.com/tickets, prices as follows: