SlamDunk Festival Lineup – First Wave

Celebrating its ten year anniversary, the ever growing festival known as SlamDunk has released the first wave of bands. With only a month from the holidays it seems Slamdunk knows what we all want for Christmas.

Topping the bill is Brendon Urie's Las Vagas rock band PANIC! AT THE DISCO. After absolutely smashing the main stage slot at England's infamous Reading and Leeds festival earlier this year, it seems they are set and ready to take SlamDunk by storm with relentlessly releasing new material and their new album 'Death Of A Bachelor' on the horizon. It's no wonder they've hit the top spot for celebrating a decade of SlamDunk!

Joining Panic! in the first wave of bands is one of Orange County's finest metalcore bands, OF MICE & MEN. After not long completing their full circle earlier in 2015 it seems the five piece can't get enough of the UK. Their appearance at next year's SlamDunk leaves us anticipating some new material.

A band with little need for introduction joining the lineup is Pop Punk classic New found glory.

Not only known for the heroic beards, most probably sharing a stage with New Found is another one of Pop Punk's finest, Four Year Strong. After releasing their self titled album in June, it seems they have some fresh material the UK is ever excited to hear!

Every Time I Die – after completing their UK tour in October it seems like the boys from Dallas can't get enough of the English soil and are once again heading back in May.
Also joining the lineup from across the pond, Memphis may fire, Issues and last but certainly not least, Dan Lambton's five piece Real Friends.
As you can imagine here at Summer Festival Guide we are completely stoked for next summer with these incredible bands hitting the lineup so early on, it's a wonder what SlamDunk have in store for us.

Tickets are now on sale from slamdunkmusic.com. Don’t miss out with a further forty bands to be announced across seven stages keep posted for another amazing announcement to come over the next few months.

The dates and venues for SlamDunk 2016 are as follows:

May
28 Leeds City Centre
29 Birmingham The NEC
30 Hertfordshire Hatfield Forum

 

Hotly tipped breakthrough acts join the T in the Park line-up

T in the Park festival organisers DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager are excited to reveal that some of the most hotly tipped breakthrough acts around have joined the bill for this summer’s festival, which will take place in Balado over 11th – 13th July.
 
Kiesza, Billy Lockett, MNEK, Fatherson, Dan Croll, James Bay, Catfish and the Bottlemen, John Wizards, Raleigh Ritchie, Jaguar Skills and All About She are Balado-bound this July, joining the ever-growing T in the Park bill.
 
Canadian-born, London-based singer-songwriter Kiesza hit the top of the charts with the sophisticated house-tinged pop gem Hideaway. A talented and hugely in-demand songwriter, she’s also written for Rihanna, Kylie and Icona Pop and will make her T in the Park debut this summer.
 
Having played his way from the basement to the studio, whilst captivating fans at shows up and down the country, Billy Lockett’s distinctive style brings together piano and guitar aided by a soulful voice, charming lyrics.
 
The hugely in-demand producer and vocalist MNEK was being tipped by the likes of The Guardian, NME, Dazed and Confused and Popjustice when he was aged just 15. He featured on and co-wrote four songs on Rudimental’s platinum selling Home, co-wrote Need U (100%) with Duke Dumont and A*M*E – which earned him a Grammy nomination for ‘Best Dance Recording’, has remixed for Bastille and Tinie Tempah, wrote and featured on Gorgon City’s massive top 5 hit Ready For Your Love, and produced Feel So Good from Kylie Minogue’s new album. 2014 looks to be his busiest year to date, with his hotly anticipated debut album set to firmly establish him as a solo artist in his own right.
 
Glasgow-based four-piece Fatherson hail from Kilmarnock and made their T in the Park debut on the T Break Stage in 2011. They’ve been making waves in the Scottish music scene with their anthemic indie tunes, following a string of supports with bands such as Frightened Rabbit, Feeder, Twin Atlantic and Idlewild. Their latest single I Like Not Knowing is currently receiving major airplay by Radio 1 DJs Huw Stephens, Zane Lowe and Greg James, with the track being voted Most Loved Track on BBC Radio 1’s Review Show this week.
 
British singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Dan Croll combines folk elements and classic Paul Simon-like melodies with electronic beats, African polyrhythms and guitar hooks. He released his debut LP, Sweet Disarray, in March.
 
Singer-songwriter James Bay has been captivating audiences with his raw pop melodies and gravelled voice at appearances at Communion's monthly night at Notting Hill Arts Club in London. A hugely successful run of support slots with fellow T in the Park acts John Newman and Kodaline have won him yet more fans.
 
Catfish and the Bottlemen’s energetic guitar-driven rock and roll is winning them legions of fans across the country. The band signed to Island Records earlier this year, and their latest single Kathleen has been receiving heavy rotation on BBC Radio 1, XFM and on MTV, with the Llandudno-based four-piece widely tipped for great things in 2014.
 
Cape Town-based John Wizards released their eponymous debut album to major critical acclaim last year, with The Guardian featuring the record at no.8 in their top 10 albums of 2013. They played a series of UK dates supporting Jagwar Ma and will bring their infectious mix of South African house, R&B, shangaan electro, reggae, afropop, soukous, rumba and afrobeat to the fields of Balado this summer.
 
Bristol-born Raleigh Ritchie – aka Jacob Anderson – is also known for his role as Grey Worm in Game Of Thrones. He’s supported the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Angel Haze, and his recently-released second EP, Black and Blue, is a stunning mix of urban pop and raw storytelling.
 
The original ninja-DJ Jaguar Skills burst onto the scene with his extraordinary DJ talent and ability to produce awe-inspiring mixtapes, leading to a coveted BBC Radio 1 ‘In New DJs we Trust’ slot. With numerous sold-out UK tours under his belt, he was further propelled into the global spotlight with roof-raising sets at festivals and super-clubs around the world.
 
UK production trio All About She have between them worked with the likes of Dizzee Rascal, VV Brown, Wookie, Roses Gabor and Wretch 32. They wrote Intro for Tinie Tempah’s debut album Discovery, with singer Vanya Taylor writing and lending vocals to his 2011 hit Simply Unstoppable. Having recently released a brand new EP Go Slow, they’re being widely tipped as ones to watch, with Radio 1 & 1Xtra DJs MistaJam, Zane Lowe and Toddla T all giving airplay to their single Higher (Free).
 
T in the Park 2014 – artists announced so far
 
FRIDAY 11TH JULY: Biffy Clyro, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons, Pixies, Steve Angello, Alesso, Haim, You Me At Six, Manic Street Preachers, Chvrches, DJ Fresh & Messy MC, Maximo Park, Pretty Lights, Foxes, The Magic Numbers, Royal Blood, The Rifles, Len Faki, Pan-Pot, Drenge, Charli XCX, Josh Record, Jackmaster, Wolf Alice, Factory Floor, Neon Jungle, MNEK, Dan Croll, Lonely the Brave, Hudson Taylor, James Bay, John Wizards, Little Matador, Raleigh Ritchie, Dolomite Minor, Clouds, Alex Smoke.
 
SATURDAY 12TH JULY: Calvin Harris, Paolo Nutini, Pharrell Williams, Elbow, Rudimental, Ben Howard, James, Bombay Bicycle Club, Twin Atlantic, The 1975, The Charlatans, John Newman, Embrace, Katy B, The Human League, Nina Nesbitt, Soul II Soul, The Stranglers, Joris Voorn, Dave Clarke, Duke Dumont, Robert Hood, Carl Craig, Clean Bandit, We Are Scientists, Ella Eyre, George Ezra, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Kiesza, The LaFontaines, Billy Lockett, Twenty One Pilots, Fatherson, The Amazing Snakeheads, Circa Waves, Skream, Chlöe Howl, Guy Gerber, Magda, Jaguar Skills, All About She.
 
SUNDAY 13TH JULY: Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg, Paul Weller, Disclosure, Bastille, Example, Tinie Tempah, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, London Grammar, Tame Impala, Kodaline, Above & Beyond, Sam Smith, Passenger, Sven Vath, Metronomy, Newton Faulkner, Chance the Rapper, Slam, Wilkinson, Reverend & The Makers, The Twilight Sad, Earl Sweatshirt, Inspiral Carpets, Julio Bashmore, Jess Glynne, Kerri Chandler, Tale of Us, Levon Vincent, Catfish and the Bottlemen, King Charles, Darlia, George Fitzgerald, Becky Hill, The Minutes, Mark Henning, Red Hot Chilli Pipers and more acts to be announced (line-up subject to change).

Bestival Unveils Boundary Breaking Acts And The Best New Bands

This years Bestival unveils breaking new acts and some of the hottest bands around including:

Tune-Yards / Factory Floor / Mnek / Wolf Alice / The Amazing Snakeheads / Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats / The Wytches / MØ / Fat White Family / Say Lou Lou / Glass Animals / John Wizards / Ezra Furman / Joel Compass / Woman’S Hour / Pional / Rosie Lowe / Childhood / Kate Tempest / Jessy Lanza / Melt Yourself Down / The Front Bottoms / Hockeysmith / Wild Smiles / Black Orange Juice / Rag N Bone Man / Vaults / Ftse / Tourist / Sivu / God Damn / Happyness / The Correspondents / Bo Saris / Congopunq / Indiana / The Bulletproof Bomb / FÉ / Cousin Marnie

With a cavalcade of big hitters, including OutKast, Foals, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Beck, Busta Rhymes, Candi Staton, Sven Vath, Chase & Status and many more already lined up to take Bestival’s Desert Island Disco to stratospheric new heights, Rob da Bank and the Bestival crew have been beavering away behind the scenes, rooting out gleaming talents to ensure we bring you the freshest acts around. With a long history of championing the next big thing, unearthing the incredible and showcasing the best new sounds, both on his Radio 1 show and at Bestival, these are the cream of the acts getting the man like da Bank all hot under the collar. From boundary pushing mavericks to hip young chaps in this year’s slacks, we’re set to announce a ton of the most exciting bands in the world, who will be dropping in to Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight this September 4-7 to blow you away!

Rob da Bank says: “So in our humble opinion these are the breaking acts of 2014 from the worlds of rock, indie, electronics and pretty much any genre – a delve inside the musical brain of Rob da Bank to find the ones to watch, the ones who'll make records you'll love this summer and the ones who'll make you dance ya socks off in September”. 

With her third album Nikki Nack out this week, we’re pretty darn chuffed to announce Merrill Garbus AKA tUnE-yArDs will be heading across the Solent to bring her uniquely kaleidoscopic collision of aural extremes for your collective listening pleasure. Smashing buckled cheerleader chants into punk riffs with razor-sharp melodies and colossal beats, Merrill, alongside long-time cohort Nate Brenner, is a force of nature when it comes to performing live, so don’t miss out.

Riding a wave of critical acclaim for their eponymous debut album, released late last year, we’re very pleased to say that Factory Floor will return to Robin Hill with an all out assault of mind-melting sequences, crashing rhythms and twisted vocals, plus there will be sets from Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and sometime Rudimental collaborator MNEK, deliriously unabashed indie-noise merchants Wolf Alice, exhilarating Glasgow trio The Amazing Snakeheads, critically acclaimed psychedelic doom purveyors Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, apocalyptic surf rockers The Wytches, Danish electropop chanteuse , and scuzzy rock n roll six-piece and all-round incendiary live behemoth Fat White Family.

We’re not stopping there though, we’ll have live music from BBC Sound 0f 2014 nominees Say Lou Lou, Paul Epworth protégés Glass Animals, genre-swerving pan-global types John Wizards, gritty rocker Ezra Furman, atmospheric soulster Joel Compass, archetypal indie quartet Woman’s Hour, Spanish vocalist and sometime John Talabot collaborator Pional, twisted R&B nightingale Rosie Lowe and hazy pysch dudes Childhood.

And the new music keeps on coming with appearances from Kate Tempest, Jessy Lanza, Melt Yourself Down, The Front Bottoms, Hockeysmith, Wild Smiles, Black Orange Juice, Rag N Bone Man, Vaults, FTSE, Tourist, Sivu, God Damn, Happyness, The Correspondents, Bo Saris, Congopunq, Indiana, The Bulletproof Bomb, Fé and Cousin Marnie.

There’s still plenty more incredible music, mayhem and madness to announce, so make sure you join us at the Desert Island Disco this September for an escapist weekend of off the chain behaviour!

Creamfields 2013 – New Stage Announced

NEW STAGE ANNOUNCED

 

With less than 100 days to go until Creamfields, the festival has just added the Cream Friends Stage across Saturday and Sunday filled with the hottest rising talent from across the UK.

 

Saturday’s stage will be headlined by Andi Durrant.  Over the last few months Andi has quickly become one of the most in-demand remixers in Britain whilst also keeping fans up to date with the latest new music every Friday and Saturday via his Capital FM show. Andi will be joined by one of the most popular and in demand DJs in the North of England, Anton Powers and the Cream Ibiza residents James Dutton and Josh Demello plus George Kafetzis, Tim Owen, the Data Transmission DJs, Ed Mackie, Jack Eye Jones and Jigsaw.

 

Sunday’s line-up will be headed up by the extremely talented Nicola Bear.  As Ibiza Rocks’ resident DJ for the past four years Nicola knows how to get the crowd moving and has previously warmed up for Creamfields headliners The Prodigy as well as Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, and Fake Blood and has recently celebrated being added to Diplo’s Mad Decent label.  Nicola will be joined by Cream Ibiza resident Sean Hughes, Ministry of Sound’s Spacestation DJs, Ibiza Rocks resident Tom Grainger and local heroes Dave Whelan, Ian Longo, Denny Dowd, Liam Hincks and Billie Clements.

 

Having just announced that 2 day non-camping tickets have sold out, Creamfields is on way for its 5th consecutive sell-out and promises an unforgettable weekend hosted by some of the biggest and brightest stars in electronic dance music.

 

RockNess stage lineup + more acts announced

Getting the party started on day one of the Most Beautiful Festival In The World – is the quite excellent MUMFORD & SONS who along with NOAH & THE WHALETHE DRUMSMYSTERY JETS and ADMIRAL FALLOWcharge the MAIN STAGE, whilst Breakthrough Star ED SHEERAN, WRETCH 32 and ETIENNE DE CRECY head up the GOLDEN VOICE ARENA. The first class electro for which RockNess is famed commences in awesome form with EATS EVERYTHING and HUDSON MOHAWKE headlining the mighty CLASH presents SUB CLUB SOUND SYSTEM, with Baron of Techno DAVE CLARKE and CLAUDE VONSTROKE assuming control of the new ARCADIA UFO presented by SOMA RECORDS. The HOWARDS END ARENA in association with SOUND CITY presents the finest new music including THEOPHILUS LONDON and STARBOY NATHAN, topped with the much lovedROCKNESS CEILIDH ALL STARS.

Day two of RockNess – NME award winning ‘Best Small Festival’ for two consecutive years running – promises to be a moment of quite simply epic proportions as two of the world’s biggest names in dance head to Scotland.  With what is arguably the most spectacular show out of all the major electronic headliners right now, Californian superstar DJ and producer DEADMAU5 on the MAIN STAGE precluded by ANNIE MAC and DJ FRESHwill be truly unmissable.  And in a double whammy, there is no bigger act to headline the GOLDEN VOICE ARENA on Saturday night than French electro Gods JUSTICE!  Not since Daft Punk played RockNess – a moment so iconic and mind bogglingly awesome that it is now widely acknowledged as one of the most seminal moments in Scottish music history – has there been an act that so frequently tops the wishlist of fans. With an all-French support of BUSY PJACQUES LU CONT and MADEON, the GOLDEN VOICE roof will without any shadow of doubt be blown off.

International comedy superstar TIM MINCHIN heads up a first class comedy proposition at this year’s festival and is guaranteed a full house in Saturday afternoon’s GOLDEN VOICE ARENA with fast rising Scottish star DANIEL SLOSS and a host of other supremely talented funnymen (and ladies!) on the weekend bill too.  Saturday’s CLASH ARENA welcomes Special Guests THE VIEW to what is sure to be an ecstatic home crowd welcome. THE PIGEON DETECTIVES and GUILLEMOTS precede the Dundee rockers in the CLASH ARENA.  And as day becomes night, the CLASH ARENA transforms into the hedonistic clubbing utopia of the SUB CLUB SOUND SYSTEM with HARRI & DOMENIC headlining alongside LEVON VINCENTIVAN SMAGGHE and SENSU. Over on the ARCADIA UFO, in a techno treat of cosmic proportions, BEN SIMSJAMES HOLDEN and SILICONE SOUL are joined by ANDREW WEATHERALL and SEAN JOHNSTON who present ‘A Love From Outer Space’.

New music is well represented in Saturday’s HOWARDS END ARENA with BASTILLESAINT SAVIOUR and others, plus fun and games from BEARDED KITTEN (who also get the RockNess Express party antics going!).

RockNess lineup

From start to finish, day three of RockNess 2012 is simply heaving with quality.  Last time they played, the response was thunderous. This time they’re back and bringing the festival to an almighty close on the Sunday. Get set for the biggest finale you’ve ever seen as Scotland’s rock superstars BIFFY CLYRO bring the MAIN STAGE to a close!  Joining BIFFY CLYRO on Sunday’s MAIN STAGE is ZANE LOWE whipping the crowd into a frenzy as only he does best, the brilliant FRIENDLY FIRES, and the legend that is NILE RODGERS who along with CHIC will deliver a set of back to back all time disco classics.

Sunday’s GOLDEN VOICE ARENA is a stormer as THE KNIFEMETRONOMY and ROB DA BANK get the party well and truly rocking, while the CLASH ARENA sees ASH headline with a very special 20th Anniversary set alongside RIFLES and ERRORS.  Changing over into the SUB CLUB SOUND SYSTEM once dusk falls over Loch Ness, the arena goes into full effect with an exclusive 3 hour set from Detroit legend JEFF MILLS.  Over on the ARCADIA UFO, MYLO brings his famed EPP Party to Dores in another amazing exclusive with YUKSEK and TIGER and WOODS joining the Skye born maestro. Sunday’s new music proposition includes FOXESCHARLOTTE O’CONNOR and STEALING SHEEP.

Plus there’s more! As one of Scotland’s premier destinations for DJs and clubbers, RockNess is delighted to welcome back Aberdeen’s CLUB SNAFU for more exemplary beats and good times to the new intimate Kopparberg Kube. Epitomising the sublime music policy of CLUB SNAFU, the boutique space will be headlined by Hot Creation’s funk and disco groovemeisters WiLDKATS, with the outstanding BIGFOOT’S TEA PARTY back to tear up the dancefloor again after last year’s exhilarating performance. CLUB SNAFU resident (and inaugural RockNess DJ Competition Winner) FUAD is one of the most hotly tipped producers on the scene, packing out the club on a Saturday night and we’re really happy to say he too is Dores bound along with fellow CLUB SNAFU resident KRAZZY MARTIN. A key member of Aberdeen’s clubbing community, KRAZZY MARTIN has staged some of the North’s most legendary parties in recent years. So he’ll be right at home at RockNess!  

It is with much excitement we can announce our friends at the sublime LUCKY ME collective will take control of the decks in the Kopparberg Kube on Sunday. Firmly at the fore of new hip hop, RnB, house and all things musically experimental, besides releasing vinyl and clothing, LUCKY ME direct in music and fashion. Founded in Glasgow by Mike Slott, Dominic Sum Flannigan, Martyn Flyn, and Ross Birchard (aka previously announced Sub Club Sound System penultimate headliner HUDSON MOHAWKE), LUCKY ME present a triple whammy of outstanding talent with S-TYPETHE BLESSINGS and DEMA.  

Endorsed by Paul Weller, cult cockney mods THE RIFLES are packing out venues across the land and scooping rave reviews as they go with their no nonsense, no frills approach. Recently released album ‘Freedom Run’, the Chingford band’s third, offers tracks that burst into life with the brightest of harmonies. Catch them at RockNess for as good a guitar pop set as you’re likely to hear in 2012.
 
Multi-national, multi-instrumentalist and multi-talented. GUILLEMOTS don’t do understatement. Mercury Prize and Brit nominated, their music is a lesson in modern brilliance. Ambitious arrangements, expansive beauty and some seriously large-scale emotion, the quartet make music that is, according to charismatic frontman Fyfe Dangerfield “to be heard across the night sky". And where more seductive than Loch Ness. Unmissable.
 
The most recent spinoff of the Wu Tang-like Odd Future collective, THE INTERNET is a hip hop soul duo consisting of female DJ, singer and producer SYD THA KYD and producer MATT MARTIANS of LA skateboarding hip hop collective OFWGKTA (Wolf Gang Kill Them All).  The brilliant young duo’s skeletal beats and smoothed out cooing hit the internet a few months back and RockNess is extremely pleased to be welcoming THE INTERNET to Scotland for the first time.
 
Arriving with her Neon Gold Records debut ‘Youth’ late last year, the resplendent synths, industrial percussion and soaring vocals of FOXES (Louisa Rose Allen) were the talk of the town.  Now the 22 year old from Southampton returns with eagerly awaited follow up EP, ‘Warrior’ on 1st July, with RockNess the perfect precursor to showcase the new material live.
 
The exquisite STEALING SHEEP have had an impressive rise over the last twelve months. Show stealing performances across the UK and a nod from Sir Paul McCartney has seen the all-female Liverpool trio gain a growing audience. Far from just another folk clone, the influence of 60's psychedelic rock and pop can be clearly heard across their beautifully crafted songs and unusual instrumentation.
 
Folky and soulful, CHARLOTTE O’CONNOR admits her musical influences are far reaching. Growing up in Blackburn with a half-Malawian/half-Indian mum and an Irish father, she was exposed to all kinds of sounds. And for that we should be thankful. Debut album ‘For Kenny’ released in March was “romantic and fun with a lot of energy” and is set to be swiftly followed up with an as yet untitled EP late summer.
 
Last but certainly by no means least, Inverness’ KOBI aka Steve Robertson, Gary Thain and Dave Smith have a big vision for 2012. Having spent several years honing their multifaceted, voyeuristic sound on the live circuit, which most notably included a support slot to Shaun Ryder, the recording of the trio’s debut album is soon to commence in Spain.  Catch them this summer at Dores and hear the new material in full effect.

Sonisphere day ticket ballot scheme details + lineup

SONISPHERE FESTIVAL organisers have issued the following statement regarding day tickets for the 2011 event:

In response to an overwhelming number of requests, we have been able to secure permission to put a strictly limited number of day tickets on sale via THE POWER BALLOT scheme. Due to the huge demand for day tickets anticipated, and the limited number that can be made available, we have decided to use a ballot system as we believe it is the fairest way to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to obtain tickets.

Fans should sign up at www.sonispherefestivals.com/uk before 23rd May, when the ballot closes. You may apply for as many days as you like in order to increase your chances, although full weekend tickets work out much cheaper than three separate day tickets, and is the best way to enjoy all that SONISPHERE has to offer and get the full festival experience.

Successful applicants will be informed which day(s) they can purchase tickets for via email on May 25th. Each customer may purchase up to four tickets for their allocated day. Tickets will be £80/day plus booking fee.

The day splits are listed below, broken down by stage, from the APOLLO and SATURN ARENA stages – timed to ensure no clashes so people can watch every main stage performance – to the BOHEMIA, JAGERMEISTER and RED BULL BEDROOM JAM stages, considerately timed to avoid any painful choices over the course of the weekend.

Friday 8th July

APOLLO ARENA STAGE
METALLICA
SLAYER
MEGADETH
ANTHRAX
DIAMOND HEAD

BOHEMIA STAGE
HAYSEED DIXIE
KILLING JOKE
BLOOD RED SHOES
MY PASSION
BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
FIREWIND
GLAMOUR OF THE KILL
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS

JAGERMEISTER STAGE
FLATS
THE DEFILED
BLACK BREATH
SLAM CARTEL
HOUNDS
DECADE
HAMMER OF THE GODS

REDBULL BEDROOM JAM STAGE
ROLO TOMASSI
PROTEST THE HERO
CEREBAL BALLZY
YOUNG LEGIONNAIRE

SATURDAY 9th July

APOLLO ARENA STAGE
BIFFY CLYRO
WEEZER
YOU ME AT SIX
BAD RELIGION
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY
ARCHITECTS
SYLOSIS

SATURN ARENA STAGE
THE MARS VOLTA
ALL TIME LOW
SUM 41
KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES
GALLOWS
RICHARD CHEESE

BOHEMIA STAGE
THE SISTERS OF MERCY
PARADISE LOST
GOJIRA
ONE MINUTE SILENCE
PERIPHERY
PULLED APART BY HORSES
GRINSPOON
CHERRI BOMB
WHILE SHE SLEEPS

JAGERMEISTER STAGE
BLACK SPIDERS
SAINT JUDE
RIVAL SONS
THE CRAVE
SIX HOUR SUNDOWN
THE VIRGIN MARYS
PANIC CELL
THE TREATMENT
JETTBLACK
NO AMERICANA
SONS OF ICARUS

RED BULL BEDROOM JAM STAGE
WATAIN
RISE TO REMAIN
TEK ONE
INNERPARTYSYSTEM
TESERACT
REVOKER

SUNDAY 10th July

APOLLO ARENA STAGE
SLIPKNOT
LIMP BIZKIT
MOTORHEAD
MASTODON
PARKWAY DRIVE
ARCH ENEMY
VOLBEAT

SATURN ARENA STAGE
BILL BAILEY
OPETH
AIRBOURNE
IN FLAMES
HOUSE OF PAIN
BLACK TIDE

BOHEMIA STAGE
THE ANSWER
FOUR YEAR STRONG
ALESTORM
CANCER BATS
ANBERLIN
INME
KYLESA
TURBOWOLF
HOWARD MARKS

JAGERERMEISTER STAGE
ORANGE GOBLIN
FOZZY
ANTERIOR
EXIT TEN
AMPLIFIER
DEMONIC RESURECTION
TURBOGEIST
MOJO FURY
THE SAFETY FIRE
FLETCHER

RED BULL BEDROOM JAM STAGE
SONIC BOOM SIX
DON BROCO
TITLE FIGHT
ME VS HERO
ARCANE ROOTS

Rhythms of the World Festival 2011

Set in a parkland area in the centre of Hitchin in Hertfordshire, the festival offers rock, pop, folk, reggae, jazz and classical music from the local area and around the world. An event for all ages and musical tastes, you’ll be hard pushed to find a better value day out. 2010 saw 31,000 people attend the festival – go along and help make the 20th year even bigger and better.

See www.crowdsurge.com/rotw2011 for tickets.

Festival line up

Fernando’s Kitchen
Jim Moray
Kadialy Kouyate
Kanda Bongo Man
Laura Victoria
Lu Cozma
Luke Leighfield
Megson
Moishe’s Bagel
My First Tooth
My Pet Junkie
Raghu Dixit
Randolph Matthews
Redtrack
Ruth Theodore
Sam Lee and The Gillie Boys
Sean Taylor
Ska Cubano
Skip ‘Little Axe’ McDonald
Swanvesta Social Club
The Selecter
The Shabby Tinkerz
Trevor Hensley
C. C. Smugglers
Calan
The Selecter
Oi Va Voi
CW Stoneking

 

Address: Hitchin Priory
Tilehouse Street
Hitchin
SG5 2DL

 

 

Sat 9th Jul – Sun 10th Jul 2011

Price: Advance: £7.00 (adults) / £3.00 (6-17 yrs). On the gate: £10.00 (adults) / £5.00 (6-17 yrs), Free for 5 yrs and under.

 

Boomtown Fair announce Gentlemans Dub Club, Capleton and more

In addition to these sterling acts for the Reggae stage, the Bassline Circus dance tent have snapped up critically acclaimed rap, grime and dubstep act Foreign Beggars, along with the dark and techy drum and bass of Holland’s Black Sun Empire and the latest reincarnation of DnB’s legendary producer Spor as Feed Me to showcase his epic electrohouse and dubstep mixes. 
 
With the music line up blazing, Boomtown have been plotting with their festival friends and are pleased to announce that some of the circuits most inventive and creative crews will be taking over the streets of the brand spanking new area May-fair Avenue to provide an opulent neighbourhood next to Downtown Boomtown!
May-fair Avenue is an altogether far more elegant part of town. Along its length run deluxe casino’s where dreams can come true, sumptuous restaurants, suave gentlemen’s clubs which turn a little raucous as the night stretches on and luxury shopping outlets
 
As dancehall’s original Prophet, Capleton is a reggae legend with a career spanning over 2 decades. In this UK festival first and summer exclusive Boomtown Fair have one almighty show closer for their reggae stage on the Sunday evening. Over the years Capleton has worked with industry greats: Once signed to the mighty Def Jam records Capleton has collaborated with some of the biggest acts around including Method Man and Q-Tip. One thing is for sure; the Lion’s Den will be roaring!
 
Supporting Barrington Levy on the Lion’s Den Saturday evening slot is Leeds nine-piece ensemble Gentleman’s Dub Club. With a style based in dub, ska and roots reggae, GDC have burst onto the UK circuit, rocking gigs and festivals up and down the country with their turbo charged high-energy show. Combining tight grooves and a heavyweight sound, Gentleman’s Dub Club gigs often end in a frenzied mosh pit reminiscent of a mid 80’s ska night. Live effects and mixing make for a crystal clear sound, and the band’s larger than life stage presence makes for a mesmerising experience that are guaranteed to whip up the Boomtown massive in to a frenzy for the final nights celebrations…
 
Along with these epic Reggae stage announcements, Boomtown have been beavering away on the Bassline Circus bill and have clinched some more awesome artists for the already ambitious dance stage line up. Just confirmed are one of the most prolific and versatile outfits to emerge from the UK in recent years Foreign Beggars
the fresh and progressive sound of Dutch trio Black Sun Empire with their pioneering techstep, drum and bass sound, along with leading producer and DJ, Spor. He’ll be appearing as his electrohouse and dubstep alias Feed Me showcasing bass heavy and high octane electro energy.
 
On top of the biggest and best reggae line up at any UK festival this year, Boomtown Fair are all about the community atmosphere. Known for its sprawling streets and winding avenues Boomtown Fair truly is the most escapist festival around, this year they are taking it to a whole new level and introducing many new areas, one of these is the grand May-Fair Avenue. May-fair Avenue is an altogether far more elegant part of town and for the first time ever is opening its doors to the Fair. With venues such as decadent Gentleman’s Club – run by festival favourites - Bearded Kitten, the pamper paradise of the Park Hotel and Funkington Manor  while the parents are away, the kids will play! An almighty house party the neighbours won’t be able to forget…
 
With Super Early Bird and Early Bird tickets selling out in record time the full weekend camping ticket is still only £93 and includes; 4 days and nights of unadulterated fun spread out over 22 inventive stages and areas in a perfect setting! Bring on the Bass…
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MAIN STAGE LINE UP SO FAR:
GOGOL BORDELLO / CARAVAN PALACE / THE SELECTER WITH PAULINE BLACK / [DUNKELBUNT] / THE TOASTERS / GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN / THE APPLES / THE KING BLUES / BABYHEAD / SMERINS ANTI SOCIAL CLUB
 
DANCE STAGE LINE UP SO FAR: 
DJ ZINC / BLACK SUN EMPIRE / FOREIGN BEGGARS / TODDLA T & SEROCEE / MS DYNAMITE / THE BUG & FLOWDAN / REDLIGHT & MC DREAD / EMALKAY / RATPACK / ED SOLO b2b JFB / HIGH RANKIN / FEED ME / PYRAMID / WARRIOR ONE / RACK N RUIN / TAYO / SQUIRE OF GOTHOS / KOAN SOUND / THE MCMASH CLAN
 
LIONS DEN (REGGAE STAGE) LINE UP SO FAR:
CAPLETON / BARRINGTON LEVY / CUTTY RANKS / TIPPA IRIE AND FAR EAST BAND / GENTLEMANS DUB CLUB /  SOOM T AND JAHTARI / CONGO NATTY / TOPCAT / ABA SHANTI / IRATION STEPPAS / BONGO CHILLI / SOLO BANTON / BENNY PAGE / JINX IN DUB / DADDY FREDDY / FRIENDLY FIRE BAND / JACKY MURDA / KENNY KEN / LION DUB AND DAVID BOOMAH / PRINCE FATTY / THE RAGGA TWINS / THE HEATWAVE / YT / LAID BLAK / MILLION DAN / MR BENN / DUBKASM / ONLY JOE / CAPLETON / THE DROP / SERIAL KILLAZ
 
TICKET DETAILS:
 
Date: Thursday11th – Sunday 14th August 2011
Location: Secret location TBA, less than 1hr from London
Ticket Price: Full Weekend: £93 
Adult Full Price Deposit: £47
Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE. The balance to be paid in full by 31st July
Teen ticket (ages 13 – 17 inc): £50.00 
Must show ID at the gate.
 

Sónar Barcelona & Sónar Galicia confirmed artists

Sónar 2011 covers the 5 continents and draws the world map of today’s electronica, from techno abstractions to stadiums’ bass music, from contemporary minimalism to new rap.  The festival is loyal to its philosophy, and displays all the facets of today’s advanced music, with 103 shows confirmed as of today in Barcelona and 22 more in A Coruña.

A major contingent of American artists, the evolution of British urban rhythms and the techno essence of many of the shows are some of the main themes of Sónar 2011.
 
On its annual journey around the world, Sónar presents the 7th A Taste of Sónar in London on the 19t of March and the 4th SonarSound Tokyo on 2nd and 3rd of April.
Sónar 2011 gives a major boost to SonarPro, the annual date at Sónar for professionals in the music sector and creative industries.

See the full list of confirmed artists as of 11th March 2011

Sónar by Day
THURSDAY JUNE 16
little dragonNicolas Jaar (Circus Company/US)
Toro Y Moi (Carpark/US)
Tyondai Braxton (Warp/US)
Little Dragon (Peacefrog/SE)
Floating Points (Eglo/UK)
Raime (Blackest Ever Black/UK)
Denseland (Mosz/DE)
Open Reel Ensemble (JP)
Daito Manabe (JP)
Ninja Tune & Big Dada Present
Shuttle (US)
Dels (UK)
Offshore (UK)
Eskmo (US)
 
FRIDAY JUNE 17
dominique young uniqueAstrud + Col·lectiu Brossa (Elefant/ES)
Agoria (Infiné/FR)
Hauschka (Fat Cat/DE)
Atmosphere (Rhymesayers Entertainment/US)
Dominique Young Unique (Art Jam Records/US)
Oy (Creaked/CH)
Xesús Valle (Alg-a/ES)
Facto y los Amigos del Norte (ES)
Tri Angle present
How To Dress Well (US)
Holy Other (UK)
 
SATURDAY JUNE 18
gilles petersonActress (Werk/UK)
Apparat (Shitkatapult/DE)
Global Communication (Dedicated/Sony/UK)
Hype Williams (De Stijl/UK-DE)
Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio1/UK)
Shangaan Electro (Honest Jon’s/ZA)
No Surrender (Zero Killed Music/US)
Filewile (Mouthwatering Records/CH)
EVOL (Alku/ES)
Edredón (Origami/ES)
Judah (Norweside/ES)
DJ Sith & David M (ES)
Disboot present
Downliners Sekt (ES)
C156 (ES)
 
Sónar de Noche
THURSDAY JUNE 16
Steve Reich + bcn216 + Synergy Vocals (US-ES-UK)
 
FRIDAY JUNE 17
 

m.i.a

M.I.A. (N.E.E.T. Recordings/UK)
Aphex Twin (Warp/UK)
The Human League (Wall Of Sound/UK)
Cut Copy (Modular Recordings/AU)
Boys Noize (Boysnoize Records/DE)
Die Antwoord (Cherrytree Records/ZA)
Trentemoller (In My Room/DK)
A-Trak (Fool’s Gold/US)
Scuba (Hotflush/UK)

die antwoord

Steve Aoki (Dim Mak/US)
Munchi (Moombathon/NL)
Djedjotronic (Boysnoize Records/FR)
Schlachthofbronx (Mad Decent/DE)
BBC Radio 1 presents
Annie Mac + Katy B (UK)
Benji B + Pearson Sound (UK)
Toddla T + Redlight feat. Ms Dynamite & Dread MC (UK)
Russian Beats presents
Mujuice (RU)
DZA (Black Acre/RU)
Smalltown Supersound
Diskjokke (NO)
Annie (NO)
Bjorn Torske (NO)
 
SATURDAY JUNE 18
underworldUnderworld (Cooking Vinyl/UK)
Magnetic Man (Columbia/UK)
Janelle Monáe (Bad Boy/US)
Chris Cunningham (XL/UK)
Shackleton (Woe To The Septic Heart/UK)
James Holden (Border Community/UK)
The Gaslamp Killer (Brainfeeder/US)
Surgeon (Dynamic Tension Records/UK)
Buraka Som Sistema (Fabric/PT)
magnetic manAfrica Hitech (Warp/AU-UK)
Paul Kalkbrenner (Paul Kalkbrenner Musik/DE)
Mary Anne Hobbs (UK)
Yelle (Recreation/FR)
Silent Servant (Sandwell District/US)
Noaipre (Arkestra/ES)
Night Slugs presents
L-Vis 1990 b2b Bok Bok (UK)
Egyptrixx (CA)
Numbers presents
Deadboy (UK)
Jackmaster (UK)
Lory D (IT)
Redinho (UK)
Spencer (UK)
Jessie Ware (UK)
Visuals by Remote Location (UK), Thomas Traum (DE) & Novak (UK)
Infiné presents
Rone (FR)
Arandel (FR)
Clara Moto (AT)
 
SUNDAY JUNE 19
katy bAlva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto (raster-noton/DE-JP)
Artists pending confirmation of line-up slot:
Katy B (Rinse/UK)
Zinc (Bingo/UK)
Tiger & Woods (Editainment/Outerspace)
B. Bravo (Frite Night/US)
Brandt Brauer Frick (!K7/DE)
Daisuke Tanabe (Circulations/JP)
Discodeine (Dirty/FR)
Illum Sphere (Hoya:Hoya/UK)
kidkanevil (First Word/UK)
Juan Son (Universal/MX)
Jullian Gomes (G. Family/ZA)
Poirier feat. Boogat (Ninja Tune/CA)
Teebs (Brainfeeder/US)
Venice (Gomma/IT)
 
SÓNAR GALICIA
N.B: The perfomances of some artists are subject to changes of scheduling.
FRIDAY JUNE 17
Underworld (Cooking vynil/UK)
Magnetic Man (Columbia/UK)
Shackleton (Woe To The Septic Heart/UK)
James Holden (Border Community/UK)
The Gaslamp Killer (Brainfeeder/US)
Buraka Som Sistema (Fabric/PT)
HHY & The Macumbas (Soopa/PT)
Judah (Norweside/ES)
Colectivo Oruga (Matapadre/ES)
Galis 115 (Rastros Varios/ES)
Dj Sith (ES)
Caino & Zinqin (ES)
Wasilkoski (ES)
Dj Ino & La Keise Band (ES)
 
SATURDAY JUNE 18
boyz noizeM.I.A. (N.E.E.T. Recordings/UK)
Die Antwoord (Cherrytree Records/ZA)
Cut Copy (Modular Recordings/AU)
Boys Noize (Boysnoize Records/DE)
Munchi (Moombathon/NL)
Ningunos Djs (ES)
Lasers (ES)
Dr. Think (Minuendo/ES)

Stevie Nicks confirmed for Hard Rock Calling 2011

stevie nicksStevie Nicks will be joining headliner Rod Stewart whose appearance at Hard Rock Calling was also announced this week. Both Stewart and Nicks are currently in rehearsal for their upcoming “Heart & Soul” US Tour.

 
Hamish Dodds, president and CEO of Hard Rock International, commented: “Stevie Nicks is one of the most influential women in music, and we’re thrilled to add her to the lineup at Hard Rock Calling and help celebrate our 40th Anniversary.
 
Live Nation’s Vice President of Promotions, Toby Leighton-Pope commented: “This year’s Hard Rock Calling line up is outstanding and the addition of Stevie Nicks is really exciting.  Everyone is really looking forward to this year’s festival – it will definitely be one to
 remember.”   
 
Multi-Grammy winning Stevie Nicks has had an unparalleled career as a solo artist and member of Fleetwood Mac, whose Rumours album has sold over 50 million copies worldwide and was a Top Ten album on the UK charts for 24 weeks. Nicks has penned several Fleetwood Mac classics including “Landslide,” “Dreams,” “Gold Dust Woman” and “Rhiannon”.
 
Stevie Nicks’ solo career began with her five times platinum debut Bella Donna. Her iconic hit singles include “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” “Edge of Seventeen, “Leather and Lace” and “Stand Back”.
 
The upcoming appearances of Stewart and Nicks at this year’s Hard Rock Calling join a long line of rock ‘n’ roll greats that have taken to the stage at this iconic location. Past acts have included Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Neil Young, The Who, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, Peter Gabriel, The Killers and The Police, who created what is now identified as the “must see” concert event on the UK festival circuit
.
 
Hard Rock Calling, produced by Live Nation and presented by Hard Rock International, is a unique and historic musical event with a main stage, second stage and many surprises in store for fans of all ages. In addition to renowned bands and an on-site Hard Rock Cafe, the festival will include a variety of attractions to be announce
d at a later date. 
 
Tickets go on sale on at 9am on Friday 11 March 2011 and are available at www.hardrockcalling.co.uk.
 
Tickets go on sale Friday 11 March 2011
Sunday tickets – £55 + booking fee
 
Vodafone customers can buy tickets 48 hours before they go on general sale. Get yours from 9am, 9 March at vodafone.co.uk/vip