Rock chick Kt Tunstall stopped off at Cambridge Junction on her 18 date UK/IRE tour on 14th March. She was supported by East London singer Gorran and indie rocker Laurel. The show was a sell out so there was a huge audience for all 3 acts. Our photographer Kane Howie was there to snap the event.
Joining our previously announced headliners Fatboy Slim, Tears for Fears and Jess Glynne, and Aliens Love Underpants, Dick and Dom and Mr Tumble, we’re over the moon to announce even more astronutters who will be joining Camp Bestival’s festi-holiday frolics at Space Camp Lulworth for a party that’s sure to be out of this world!
Rob da Bank says: “Prepare for lift-off my space brothers and sisters… we are T-minus 184 days and, whilst I’m busying packing dried food and spare pants for the trip to outer space, I’ve also been booking a load more bands and DJs. From Katy B and KT Tunstall, to London legends Squeeze, hip-hop royalty in the form of Arrested Development and the incredible afro beat of Seun Kuti, it’s a veritable smorgasbord of styles from around the world… and outer space! Can’t wait to see you at the launch pad!
We’re super-excited to welcome the queen of rave pop, Katy B, to Lulworth castle! A chart invading trailblazer, Katy’s beat-driven vignettes laid the foundations for a whole host of recent chart stars, and with brand new album Honey – the follow up to chart topper Little Red – set to soundtrack the summer, she’s a dead cert to blast us into outer space! We’ll also have stratospheric action from Scottish chanteuse KT Tunstall, London’s finest post-punk hit-machine Squeeze, enduring hip-hop troubadours Arrested Development, keepers of the Afrobeat flame Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, the UK’s most successful girl band ever Bananarama, turntable wizard DJ Yoda, singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson, chill out specialists Turin Brakes, acid jazz innovators Brand New Heavies, confessional rapper Loyle Carner, reggae queen Dawn Penn, Havana’s greatest gift to humanity The Cuban Brothers, and hobo-chic originator Duke Special.
And there will be plenty more intergalactic joys with Louis Berry, Rob da Bank & Tayo’s Prince tribute, Purple Rave, Sound of the Sirens, The Demon Barbers XL, Sound and Vision: A Celebration of David Bowie presented by Rob da Bank, Lizzie Ball and the Classical Kicks Orchestra, The Scorsese Agreement, Delilah Sisters, The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, Circus Raj and Folk Idol.
KILLAFLAW – ADAMSKI – MEKON
STARZ ANGELS -ECHOES
BB – BEATFOX
The man responsible for signing Royksopp, Propellerheads, Stuart Price (aka Jacques Lu Cont), Reverend & The Makers, Grace Jones, I am Kloot, The Wiseguys (aka Theo Keating aka Fake Blood), Scala, Tiesto, The Bees and many more top acts is hosting the opening night of the newly named and beautifully reformed dance stage, 'The Temple of Boom'.
In addition, the Secret Garden Party is pleased to announce a very limited number of ‘production’ tickets have been released for sale SGP sold out in record time this year, when the final ticket went in March. However, this is now the opportunity for Gardeners who missed out on the main ticket sale, to still come and play in two weeks time. These tickets are not expected to last long, so hurry!
ORBITAL – EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS – CARAVAN PALACE – LITTLE DRAGON – ALABAMA SHAKES – TIM MINCHIN – LITTLE ROY – LAMB – LIANNE LA HAVAS
BAXTER DURY – THE JIM JONES REVUE – KING CHARLES
KT TUNSTALL – PLUS MANY MANY MORE
JUAN ZELADA | RUARRI JOSEPH | THE TRAVELLING BAND
NEW CRISIS | BIG BOY BLOATER | EMILY AND THE WOODS
MAD DOG McREA | KATE McGILL | MARTIN HARLEY BAND
THE MONKEYGLAND BLUES BAND
Many more acts, including Saturday headliners, still to be announced
Acts recently confirmed for the eclectic family-friendly festival include a Friday night acoustic stage headline performance from KT Tunstall, plus performances from the critically acclaimed Juan Zelada, Cornwall-based singer-songwriter Ruarri Joseph, Jools Holland favourite Big Boy Bloater and alt-folk troubadours The Travelling Band. Many more acts, including the main and acoustic stage Saturday night headliners are yet to be announced.
Chagstock returns to its traditional 2-day format in 2012 and has confirmed details of a number of exciting changes for what will be its sixth year. These include a major new zone called "The Village Green", a revamped and enlarged children's area, the announcement that all children under 12 can attend for free, and a renewed emphasis on ensuring that wherever possible its performing artists, food, traders and brewery all have strong Westcountry links.
Chagstock's capacity is once again capped at just 5,000 tickets to ensure that its intimate, family-friendly atmosphere is maintained, and as in previous years these are expected to sell out well in advance. Discounted early bird tickets are availabile until the end of February, priced at just £50 for an adult weekend ticket including camping and parking.
Simon Ford from Chagstock Festival says, "After the success of our fifth anniversary in 2011, everyone involved in Chagstock Festival is working hard to ensure this year's event is even better. With the tough economic times that people are currently facing, it is essential to offer not only a wonderful event, but at prices that people can afford. With this in mind we have brought down our ticket prices to 2010 levels, and are now offering free tickets to all accompanied children aged under 12"
This year's fancy dress theme will be Kings, Queens & Knights Of The Round Table
Early Bird weekend tickets are £50 (Adults), £35 (Under 18's) and Under 12's are free (ticket is still required). A Family Ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Under 18s is £150. All weekend tickets include 2 nights of camping, access to all music and on-site events and car parking. Day tickets are also available. Booking fees apply.
Tickets are available from http://www.chagstock.info/buy-
For its 10th Birthday year the Secret Garden Party is pleased to announce the initial music line up for 2012:
MAIN STAGE / WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE / THE CROSSROADS
EDWARD SHARPE &THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
KT TUNSTALL – LITTLE ROY – THE JIM JONES REVUE
JENNY O – DUKE SPIRIT – VINTAGE TROUBLE – SOKO – BETH JEANS HOUGHTON AND THE HOOVES OF DESTINY – HYDE AND THE BEAST – NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS DUO – CASIO KIDS – PEARL AND THE BEARD – VIOLET – LAUREL COLLECTIVE – ZULU WINTER – BAXTER DURY – KARIMA FRANCIS – JUAN ZELADA – SCANNERS – ELLEN AND THE ESCAPADES – LEGENDARY TIGERMAN – MAD DOG MCREA – LOUISE AND THE PINS – DOLLAR BILL – THE JESSIE ROSE TRIP – L.A. SALAMI – AHAB – BEANS ON TOAST – RUBY AND THE RIBCAGE – ELECTRIC SWING CIRCUS – STEVE SMYTH – JAKE BUGG – GRASS HOUSE – FLAP! – THE LADYKILLERS – THE CAEZARS – BROTHER & BONES – THE PINE HILL HAINTS – SUBURBAN DRIFTS – WAREHOUSE REPUBLIC
……….and much much more coming soon!!
The Secret Garden Party is pleased to announce the initial music line up for its 10th birthday celebrations. Headliners include electronic pioneers Orbital, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros who are fronted by the enigmatic IMA ROBOT Alex Ebert. Appropriately for the party’s anniversary year, the Gardeners are thrilled to welcome back KT Tunstall, whose last appearance at the Secret Garden Party was way back in 2004!! Other highlights include legendary Jamaican rocksteady singer Little Roy, Alexander (Alex Ebert's side project) and ear-busting garage rockers The Jim Jones Revue. Well known for championing new music over its 14 live music stages. the gardeners are already tipping Pearl And The Beard, Legendary Tigerman and Scanners for big things in 2012.
The real power of the party is not just about what you are watching or doing, but the fact that you are watching and doing it together. This summer, for the garden’s 10th birthday celebrations, gardeners can expect to be united under the theme ‘Standing on Ceremony’, with more collective celebration, interactive theatre, hypnotic ceremonies and breathtaking spectacles than ever before. The garden will once again play host to an abundance of new dramatic and innovative artworks by a huge range of rising installation artists from all over the world.
We will see the return of many garden favourites such as OneTaste, Wormfood's Valley of the Antics, The Crossroads, The Artful Badgers, The Feast of Fools, Bearded Kitten's infamous Collo-Silly-Um, Where the Wild Things Are, The Pagoda, The Living Room, Small World, Tax Deductible’s Never-Ever Land Theatre and of course, the Dance Off. The much loved Remix Bubble will be coming back even bigger and better as 'The Temple of Boom' and the Pirate Technic's crew are already working hard on their most ambitious creation yet for the legendary lake stage.
There will be even more radical action camps encouraging play and participation across the party. Over the last few years, the intellectual platforms in particular have grown very rapidly, developing handsomely to form an exciting area unique to The Secret Garden Party. Each space is lovingly programmed by fellow gardeners and together they offer a very alternative programme of talks, debates, discussions, science experiments, poetry, theatre, games and workshops. There are numerous camps where gardeners can go to be edified, enlightened and enthralled. This summer we can expect wild rituals and mind bending discussions led by some of the country’s finest experts in their fields.
Of course, delicious fine-dining cuisine will be on offer in the Soul Fire Restaurant and there are even more Boutique Camping luxuries to choose from this summer too.