The organizers of Sziget Festival have announced the first confirmed acts. The 2015 event will take place between 10-17 August in Budapest, providing a 7 days festival-holiday experience at the heart of a great city. And Sziget promises to be as colorful, exciting and spectacular as ever. To feel the vibe here is the 2014 aftermovie: http://youtu.be/k_JqgPOJBpA with over 100,000 views already!
Sziget hosts more than 50 venues, so the list of programs is almost eternal and takes a long time to get its final shape. The organizing crew already confirmed that Florence and the Machine will play on Day 0, 11 August, so those who want to enjoy the show of the well-known indie rock band of Florence Welch should make sure they buy 7 Days Passes.
Sziget is also proud to announce Alt-J as part of the line-up. With their debut album, 'An Awesome Wave', released in 2012, they reached a huge success, followed by this year's 'This is All Yours'. Their gig will definitely be a must-see for Szitizens.
EDM fans can enjoy the music of Thom Jongkind and Idir Makhlaf, better known as producer/deejay duoBlasterjaxx. Many successes and milestones followed their career so far which resulted in the fact that they are now seen as one of the most promising EDM artists in the world.
British singer-songwriter Jamie Woon will also hit the Sziget stage. His characteristic voice is combined with an exciting merge of cold electronic tunes and soul.
Budapest will be happy to welcome Fauve, an interesting French combination of music and videography. The second part of their debut album, Vieux Fréres – Partie 1, is expected by the end of the year or early 2015.
It has been some time that we haven’t heard about José Gonzalez, but he is now confirmed for Sziget and will also release his first solo album in seven years. 'Vestiges & Claws' will come out in mid-February and, as José sees it, the record is his personal, “zoomed-out eye on humanity on a small, pale blue dot in a cold, sparse and unfriendly space."
The Subways will definitely bring the party mood to Szitizens. They are currently working on their fourth album, so next to Rock&Roll Queen, the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy some fresh indie hits.
Babylon Circus, the French 10 member ska-reggae group, will also make the Sziget audience dance and jump around already on Day 0, 11 August. Full of life and joy, this energetic French group will definitely be a colorful part of the 2015 Sziget experience.
New colonists of the pop empire, Kadebostany have swiftly catapulted themselves into the spotlight with their irresistible blend of pop music devouring unlikely influences to create a singular yet terribly catchy universe of its own. Come to Sziget and check it for yourself.
Led by Aaron Bruno, AWOLNATION crafted one of the most influential songs in years with the chart-topping track “Sail.” The song has also achieved global success and they are coming to Sziget with their album 'Megalithic Symphony'.
Spring is in the air, and as we ditch the mittens and shed those thermals; the UK’s biggest student festival Beach Break Live Powered by Dell, is cranking up the heat and is proud to welcome a bucket load of brand new artists for their 5th year and biggest ever line up!
With a chart topping bill which already includes the likes of man of the moment Tinie Tempah, UK rap sensation Professor Green, honey voiced starlet Katy B, New York indie boys We are Scientists, and dubstep super-group Magnetic Man, the 2011 line up just keeps getting better and better!
Also confirmed and back by popular demand is pop-rap star Example. His 2010 set drew the masses from the beach to jump up and down to one of his most infectious performances to date and we cant wait to have him back for 2011.
Example had this to say “Absolute pleasure to be coming back to Beachbreak. The location itself is like no other festival and the crowd are some of the best I’ve seen. There’s a certain vibe about the place that means you don’t want to leave. I had to be dragged away from the partying last year!”
Sporting his trademark ginger dreadlocks and also hitting the surf this year will be acoustic folk star Newton Faulkner. With a number one album already to his name, expect a charming blend of faultless finger picking, amazing melodies and sing-a-long choruses as he treats us to a spectacular Beach side performance.
Newton Faulkner said “It’s great to be playing Beach Break’s 5th Birthday with such an amazing line up and it’s always good to be back in Wales!”
Also joining team BBL will be the amazing Jamie Woon. Fusing dubstep beats and house grooves with his rich bluesy vocals to delightful effect, his recent single ‘Night Air’, which was produced by Burial has marked him out as a definite one to watch for 2011 and we are very excited to welcome him to the BBL bill!
Next up are noisiest kids on the block, The Chapman Family, who will be leaving gloomy Teeside behind for sunny welsh shores. Brace yourself for a perfect brew of emotional indie with a sprinkle of hardened goth and topped off with a big smear of eyeliner as the northern boys give it some serious welly.
Joining them will be 7 piece live dubstep project Sub Motion Orchestra and ska outfit Babyhead who will be headlining the legendary Chai Wallah tent!
Also hitting the surf will be Bristol based DJ/ producer Redlight. Following a string of rib rattling productions including his recent dancefloor banger ‘What You Talkin About’ with Ms Dynamite this man is big news and we are very excited to have him onboard!
Smashing his way onto the BBL bill and headlining the epic outdoor dance stage, ‘The Ghettoblaster’ will be none other than man of the UK bass scene SBTRKT. Donning a mask and bringing his own take on ‘future garage’ to the beach, don’t miss an amazing set from SBTRTK as he lives up to the hype and takes BBL by storm! He will also be joined by dubstep star Modestep, the amazing boy 8 bit and painted faced electro king Drums of Death.
Set in sunny South Wales in the jaw droppingly beautiful Pembrey Country Park, the Beach Break Live site is surely the most stunning festival site in the UK. Nested between acres of woodland and a pristine eight-mile beach complete with silky white sand and great surf, BBL has the winning formula of huge line up and breath taking site!
And that’s not all! There are also hundreds of amazing activities to keep the most adventurous of Beach Breakers happy! Surfing, wakeboarding, skiing, snowboarding, paddle boarding, water zorbing, kite surfing, land kiting, tobogganing, horse riding, coasteering, skating, fun fairing, volley balling and more! The list is (literally) endless. The legendary Celtic Games will also be returning along with other pleasure treasures from pole dancing to parkour, moustache making to macramé, the silent disco, pub karaoke, vintage fairground rides and strictly come raving amongst others!
To celebrate all this and Dell and BBL’s continuing and splendid partnership, those lovely folk at Dell HQ have launched a most memorable competition to win ‘The Ultimate Festival Experience’- including VIP tickets to Beach Break Live, a private flight over the festival, a Dell laptop and a meet and greet with top artists! Details can be found at www.facebook.com/beachbreaklive.
For the first time, the festival will also be held over a weekend which will allow non students and graduates alike to relive their student days in true Beach Break fashion!
Full price tickets are now available for the student friendly price of £99 – with the option to secure your place with a £40. With Early bird tickets selling out in record time and the Guardian recently naming the Beach Break as the festival most likely to sell out quick, make sure to nab your ticket before they run out! www.beachbreaklive.com
See you on the sand and in the sun!
Visit www.beachbreaklive.com for more info.
TINIE TEMPAH, WHITE LIES, MAGNETIC MAN
PROFESSOR GREEN, EXAMPLE, KATY B, WE ARE SCIENTISTS, NEWTON FAULKNER, T.E.E.D, ED SHEERAN, BEARDYMAN, JAMIE WOON, YASMIN
FRANKIE & THE HEARTSTRINGS, THE MILK, MAVERICK SABRE, ASH GRUNWALD, FLORRIE
WILL & THE PEOPLE – RODNEY BRANNIGAN – THE CHAPMAN FAMILY – BABYHEAD – GABRIELLE APLIN – BROTHER & BONES
JOE DRISCOLL – THE BOXETTES – THE PEOPLES STRING FOUNDATION – SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA – ROKSHAN – FRONTIERS
LAZY HABITS – BACKBEAT SOUNDSYSTEM – URBAN FOLK QUARTET- YES SIR BOSS – WINTERHOURS – ZEN ELEPHANT – CODA
DR MEAKER – SKUFF & INJA – FREE PEACE – FELIX FABLES – CUBRIK – WHITE PILOTS – BOBBY PETROV – TINROOTS
ZANE LOWE, SUB FOCUS, MARK RONSON, NERO, MS DYNAMITE, SHY FX, DJ YODA, JOKER FT. BUGSY & SCARZ, LONDON ELEKTRICITY
JAGUAR SKILLS, SBTRKT, REDLIGHT, BOY 8 BIT, MODESTEP, DRUMS OF DEATH, 16 BIT, URBAN KNIGHTS, GEMINI, MARC ROBERTS, MYSTERY, SDM,
DJ PARKER, ASBO DISCO, CONTEXT MC, PULSAR, DJ MONEYSHOT
16th – 20th June Pembrey Country Park, South Wales
Flow Festival, organised this year for the eight time in Helsinki on August 12–14 has added more artists to its line up. In addition to the newly-added artists, the daily schedule for the festival is released and the day tickets plus two day tickets will go on sale today.
New additions to the Flow Festival line up include the British New Wave legends The Human League, plus The Battles, Jamie Woon, and About Group, which is the latest project of Hot Chip vocalist Alexis Taylor.
The early evening concert series organized at club Voimala on the festival site feature three distinct sound concepts over the festival weekend. On Friday, the German artist Hauschka together with Finland’s Samuli Kosminen present their experimental stylings, whereas Saturday will see the rise of young Nordic singer-songwriters. Thus far confirmed for Saturday at Voimala are Sweden’s First Aid Kit and the Finnish newcomer Mirel Wagner, with an additional third act to be announced. On Sunday, the American “new grass” star Tony Thrischka will perform solo.
The strong club line up at Flow will receive additions in 2562, A Love From Outer Space (Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston), Zomby, Horse Meat Disco and Analog Africa Soundsystem. The Los Angeles club institution The Do-Over hosted by Aloe Blacc will mark their first ever appearance in Europe at Flow’s Sunday club programming.
New Finnish acts added to the bill include Delay Trees, Minä ja Ville Ahonen, Non Person, Renassaince Man, and We Love Helsinki.
A new Flow venue this year, the rooms normally occupied by the Helsinki centre for contemporary circus, Cirko, will host the experimental music and visual arts programming entitled “The Other Sound”. The first act announced on the bill is the Mexican electronic music composer Murcof, perfoming together with the AntiVJ collective.
The full line up for”The Other Sound” concept will be released in June, and more acts will still be added to the Flow line up at large during the coming weeks.
The Main Partner for Flow Festival: Nokia In Cooperation: Helsingin Sanomat / NYT, JCDecaux, Radio Helsinki, Brand Factory, Diesel, Heineken, Marimekko, RGB, UPM Timber and Viinimaa.
Flow is supported by City of Helsinki Cultural Office and Ministry of Education and Culture.
Tickets: Tiketti www.tiketti.fi, tel. +358 600-1-1616 / In the UK: See Tickets 3 days 115 € 2 days 95 € 1 day 70 € (+ booking fees) Age limit 18. On Sunday 2pm–6pm chlidren of 0-6 years allowed on site with parents.
Rocketing onto the MAINSTAGE is the Midas of house music LAIDBACK LUKE! Supercharged with all the big blockbuster beats he can lay his super hero hands on, LUKE will be tearing things up at this year’s festival where he will be joined by Road to RockNess Headliners, THE JAPANESE POPSTARS.
Also joining the Main Stage over the weekend will be THE BOXER REBELLION, MORNING PARADE and the sonically adventurous outfit hailing from Kilsyth, TWILIGHT SAD.
Exciting new additions to the ARENA line up include the hottest Dubstep duo of the moment and Beatport heroes NERO, and ready to shake the loch to its core with his bass bin crushing dance floor beats is the revolutionary SKRILLEX!
Get ready for a hilarious and screw-face inducing roller-coaster ride through the twisted mind of BEARDYMAN and then get stunned by Drum & Bass debonair SUB FOCUS whose adrenalin-fuelled-audacious LIVE performance is going to get the crowds jumping.
The ARENA also welcomes Glasgow rock outfit SONS AND DAUGHTERS, andEdinburgh’s finest, BROKEN RECORDS, bringing their gargantuan joyous Scottish 7 piece sound to astound the masses. As well as London’s alt-indie quintet CHAPEL CLUB, the unconventional and genre defying JIM JONES REVUE, DOG IS DEAD and SOUND OF GUNS.
AND ON TOP OF THIS…..
ROCKNESS is thrilled to introduce an electrifying new addition to the festival, the ROCK N ROLL CIRCUS. This brand new structure for 2011 is set to take you on an all encompassing musical journey that will enlighten and excite any true music fan. The arena will open by showcasing cutting edge emerging artists and truly magnificent talents in the music scene right now and as the sun sets it will be transformed into a full on-unadulterated hedonistic RockNess club experience taking you into the early hours!
So on entering the festival make your first stop across the weekend the ROCK N ROLL CIRCUS, where you will get sucked in by a band described by ‘Popjustice’ as a “Delicately swooshy fairytale electropop with a glittercanon where its heart should be” – SOUND OF ARROWS and we introduce a prolific songwriter with an extraordinary vocal talent, SAINT SAVIOUR, a lady who has already toured with ROCKNESS favourites, GROOVE ARMADA!
Also adorning the arena is WORSHIP showcasing their moody, haunting music, soaring vocals and tense, synth-laden atmosphere to the new arena.
As night time rolls in the ROCK N ROLL CIRCUS will then be transformed into a festival CLUBBINGexperience like no other by indie club phenomenon PROPOGANDA who take their show to over 20,000 people every week in the UK, Ireland and Australia. DJ DAN, Propaganda creator and Oasis after show DJ, is guaranteed to keep you dancing and singing along to the best new and classic indie music. Be a part of the biggest guilt-free arms-in-the-air FRIDAY night opening party ROCKNESS has ever seen!
After the Friday night debauchery the ROCK N ROLL CIRCUS will be the perfect setting to ease yourself back into the SATURDAY with incredible music from one of the ‘must see’ acts of 2011, JAMIE WOON,who has received huge critical acclaim for his music and is already set for big things in the coming year. And if you haven’t heard of one of the UKs most in demand enigmatic artists WOLF GANG, we highly recommend getting him on your ROCKNESS ‘ones to watch list’.
Next up and representing SCOTTISH ladies is an urban singer who hit the spotlight by collaborating with Chipmunk on his “Diamond Rings”, EMELI SANDE. Then like a breath of fresh air the glorious and undeniable complex and compelling sound and lyrics of THE GOOD NATURED will be filling the arena to the rafters. SATURDAY also welcomes the YAAKS a Brighton 5-piece who have been making a real stir of late, finding their way onto the BBC Radio 1 up-front playlist.
And as the sun goes down and you feel re-energized to party hard, SNAFU seize the reigns and pull in the help of two of their favourite DJs and producers to ensure their first year of the ROCK N ROLL CIRCUSgoes off with a bang. Headlining the SNAFU stage is France’s most wanted radio host and selector - IVAN SMAGGHE - who stands at the crossroads between glamorous Parisian hype and musical integrity, best known for his techno, electrohouse, minimal sounds and past projects with BLACK STROBE… perfect festival fodder! TheFidget King JESSE ROSE is on board, and he’s guaranteed to be dropping his MADE TO PLAY big tunes to truly get the party bouncing. Completing the Snafu sound are Glasgow’s BIGFOOT’S TEA PARTY with CHRISTOPHER KELLY and REDUX, and Snafu’s MOTHERSHIP with resident ADAM ACKERS. SNAFU is a full creative spectrum who has a long history of championing and showcasing the local talent and booking big name guests so watch this space as they welcome their superb residents and the sound of SNAFU.
The SUNDAY ROCK N ROLL CIRCUS has been specifically programmed for you to enjoy and expand your musical passage across the festival site and recharge your batteries whilst experiencing the finest in new music. Described by Mojo magazine as ‘dark, lustful blues-folk’, SMOKE FAIRES will be a sublime performance to put on your weekends agenda and BOY & BEAR a band, rich in folk harmonies, startling elegance and living breathing rock influenced form will also be making their debut.
Then indulge in the stunningsounds and musical purity ofsinger songwriter LUCY ROSE, the truly talentedFolk singer/songwriter PETE ROE and bringing their stunning lyrical genius STORY BOOKS.
SUNDAY NIGHT will take a turn in to insanity as we close the festival by cordially inviting you to ‘AN AUDIENCE WITH THE CUBAN BROTHERS’ . The Rock Ness Legends will be bringing a whole host of famous friends to create their hilarious mix of havoc, mischief and mayhem. Watch this space for an announcement on possibly the funniest 2 hours the festival has ever seen.
Get ready for the BIGGEST BIRTHDAY PARTY ROCKNESS has ever hosted as we help SOMA RECORDS celebrate 20 YEARSof releasing stunning and eclectic electronic dance music from across spectrum.
The Scottish party will last for 3 days (of course) and is taking place on the ARCADIA AFTERBURNER, who will once again be bringing their unique collaboration of artists, technicians and engineers, showcasing new innovative ideas through installations and productions, full on pyrotechnics and futuristic circus acts.
Joining EROL ALKAN on the FRIDAY night will be Parisian techno minimalist PAUL RITCH who will be bringing his LIVE show! Continuing the party vibes and getting your arses shaking on the dance floor will be a lady who requires no introduction, HEIDI, and completing the SOMA FRIDAY line up is one of the most in demand and highly respected DJs of our timeEWAN PEARSON.
To make the SATURDAY party last even longer, ROCKNESS have EXTENDED THE AFTERBURNERTILL 3AM guaranteeing the SOMA party is bouncing well and truly into the early hours of the morning!
Taking you deep into the infamous SOMA AFTERBURNER experience is a duo whose mastery of audio principles allows them to turn conventions on their heads, casting functionality aside as they plumb the deep, uncharted depths of pitch-black techno, PAN-POT. SOMA have then called on a friend of the family and guy who will be home from home, Scottish global electronic legend FUNK D’VOID.
Then bringing a collage of electronic influence ALEX UNDER will be commanding the afterburner decks, joined by GARY BECK renowned for his unique sound, SOMA producer MASTER H &Glasgow’s HARVEY MCKAY.
To close out the weekends celebrations on SUNDAY,SOMA have enlisted one of techno’s rising stars,JAMIE JONES, Glasgow’s SUNDAY CIRCUS,and a man who continues to mould the techno landscape and will be shaping your Sunday night into one of big electronic beats and dance till you drop sounds isANDREW WEATHERALL.
But they have called upon a true electronic messiah and king of the decks DERRICK CARTER, to guarantee that ROCKNESS 2011 comes to an unforgettableeuphoric clubbing climax!
Festival Director, Jim King said, ‘We think this is a great announcement and shows the strength in depth of this year’s line up. Laid Back Luke is one of the most exciting Djs of the last 2 years and its great to welcome him, Nero, Skrillex and Sub Focus to the festival for the first time. Im also particularly excited about some of the new emerging acts like Jamie Woon, Wolfgang and Smoke Fairies who will make the new Rock and Roll Circus a really great addition to the festival.
Finally, Happy Birthday Soma. Electronic Legends. We salute you.’
RockNess 2011 takes place 10-12 June, 2011 in the village of Dores, close to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.
Exclusive coverage of this year’s festival will be available on BBC ALBA and the BBC iPlayer
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