KT Tunstall to headline Lady Rock Festival

Tunstall shot to fame in 2005 with single ‘Black Horse and the Cherry Tree’ and has charted across the UK, Europe and the United States, with a nod to her chart-topping hit ‘Suddenly I See’ in Hollywood film ‘The Devil Wears Prada’.
KT TunstallThe event still has some “major surprises” down the line for its main stage line-up to stay tuned for.
In addition to KT, XFM favourites New Young Pony Club will be at LadyRock Festival 2012. The Brit band, fronted by sassy trio Tahita, Sarah and Remy, are known for their effortlessly cool look and unique and enticing post-punk approach to pop and dance music. The group’s biggest hits ‘Ice Cream’ and ‘The Bomb’ are still club favourites today.
Singer and actress Heather Peace (Lip Service, Waterloo Road, London’s Burning) will also be present at LadyRock Festival 2012. Heather will be the festival’s official host for the day and, in addition to this, will be giving LadyRock an exclusive set on the main stage. This is a part of Peace’s 2012 UK tour.
Also coming to the festival in May is the up-and-coming and acclaimed Ronika, predicted for industry domination in 2012 by countless critics, publications and music bloggers. In the midst of her UK tour and before taking the stage later in the year at Lovebox Festival, Ronika’s take and twist on disco and dance music is something you won’t want to miss at LadyRock 2012. She’ll be the artist you’re glad you found out about.
Other acts performing across the festival includes include Manchester favourites Second Hand Wings, Irena D, DJ Rivca and Taylor and The Mason, Swedish sensation the Glass Child, Brides of Comedy, Little Miss Natalie and many more.
Founder and Director Jackie Crozier said: “we could not be more proud of our line-up. Not only is LadyRock putting on an event for the girls and by the girls but – in a particularly appropriate year – we are celebrating all things British with our performers. This year is a year especially to be proud, with Euro 2012, the London Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee, who we will pay special homage to on the day – but you will have to wait to find out how. Britain, and more importantly ladies and all supporting RockerBoys – are you ready to rock?”
LadyRock Festival will take place across a number of stages and areas, with designated spots for acoustic sessions, comedy and alternative entertainment.
To purchase tickets online, and for full information on the event, please see: www.ladyrockfestival.com . Tickets can also be purchased by calling Quay Tickets on 0843 208 0500.

Festibelly headliner announced

Festibelly said ‘New Young Pony Club are an incredible band, not only on record but on stage too. Lead singer Ty is an amazing performer and totally captivating to watch. They’re a perfect headline act for Festibelly, with sing-along pop anthems to disco dance-floor fillers. We’re honoured to have them and pretty ruddy excited to see them in action on the Festibelly stage!’.

New Young Pony ClubThe punk-pop disco-rockers achieved massive international success in 2007 with hits such as ‘Ice Cream‘ and ‘The Bomb’taken from debut album ‘Fantastic Playroom. 2010 saw the release of second album ‘The Optimist’ which the NME described as “liquid nitrogen-fuelled pure pop genius”. An album full of beautifully crafted, edgier and darker disco-pop songs, it signified a dazzling progression of the bands sound, with tracks such as ‘Lost A Girl’, ‘Chaos’ and ‘We Want To’ establishing New Young Pony Club as one of the most credible and exciting bands in the UK.

Also set to make an appearance at the festival is the legendary Howard Marks, aka Mr Nice. Howard will be joining for an intimate story-telling session with tales from his extraordinary past. 

Other additions include long time Festibelly-favourite James Yuill (DJ), wondrous melody-makers Channel Swimmer,Figures (James Delay & Jamie Blanco), Francis Day and more. 

New Young Pony Club | myspace.com/newyoungponyclub 
Howard Marks | howardmarks.name 
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs | totallyenormousextinctdinosaurs.tumblr.com 
Ghostpoet | myspace.com/ghostpoet 
Drums of Death | myspace.com/drumsofdeath4eva 
Man Like Me | manlikeme.net 
Hollie Cook | holliecook.com 
Lulu And The Lampshades | myspace.com/helouisamusic 
Kyla La Grange | kylalagrange.com 
My Sad Captains | mysadcaptains.co.uk 
The Operators | myspace.com/theoperatorsrock
Skinny Lister | skinnylister.com 
She Keeps Bees | shekeepsbees.com 
Dimbleby & Capper | soundcloud.com/dimblebyandcapper 
This Is The Kit | myspace.com/thisisthekit 
Channel Swimmer | channelswimmer.com 
Francis Day | myspace.com/francisdayband 
Oh Ruin | myspace.com/ohruin 
Chancery Blame & The Gadjo Club | myspace.com/thegadjoclub 
Marmaduke Dando | marmadukedando.com 
Dicejar | myspace.com/dicejar 
Adam Street Singers | adamstreetsingers.com

James Yuill DJ | myspace.com/jamesyuill 
Batty Bass – Hannah Holland, Mama & Deboa | battybass.blogspot.com 
Greco-Roman Sound System | myspace.com/grecoromanmusic 
Psychemagik | soundcloud.com/psychemagik 
Reggae Roast | reggaeroast.co.uk 
Figures (James Delay & Jamie Blanco) | soundcloud.com/figures 
Fear Of Theydon | fearoftheydon.com 
Sombrero Sound System | myspace.com/sombrerosoundsystem 
Mojo Filter | mojofiltered.com 
Low-Fro | soundcloud.com/low-fro


Massive In China
Like a rabbit in a raincoat in a box, Festibelly goers will be in for a surprise when they draw aside the curtains of the brand new Massive In China tent – a kaleidoscope of wrong cabaret and stand-up comedy, musically delightful soft to weird acoustic melodies, a bit of boombastic over to the light fantastic. Or get a bit vintage-crafty whilst watching circus performance and getting involved in a wonky gameshow or magic-not-magic act.

The Nest
A new treetop stage nestled amongst the giant oaks of the Festi-forest. Fear of Theydon will be curating a line-up that befits the mystical setting with luscious sounds of cosmic, disco and Balearic goodness pulsing through the trees.

Le Disco
Featuring everything from dubstep to disco, a full line-up of electronic acts will feature throughout the day and night. Taking it into the early hours Le Disco Silence will be catering for all the night owls.

Terrapin Station
An alternative to the main stage the Terrapin Station combines flavours of acoustic, folk, gypsy and jazz and is home to the notorious Festibelly Folk Off – the signer/songwriter competition where the discerning crowd will cast their vote and crown one lucky contestant Folk King/Queen, winning themselves an opening slot on the main stage for 2012.

Autumn Shift
Following up on their debut Festibelly appearance last year, Autumn Shift will be setting up to provide all manner of musical delights as well as their cosy café, live poetry, painting and massages should you be wanting to unwind after a hard day’s party.

Amazing Radio
Broadcasting live from the Festibelly site, the Amazing Radio team will be providing as-it-happens coverage of the festival, live sessions and interviews and all the latest news and info in the run up to the event. 

Date: 9am Saturday 27th August – 3pm Sunday 28th August 2011
Address: Undershore, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 5QA
Tickets: £36.00 + booking fee via festibelly.com. Under 12s free, no ticket required.
Saturday night camping included with ticket
Capacity: 2,500

The Big Feastival – A Festival With A Heart














www.thebigfeastival.co.uk / www.facebook.com/thebigfeastival / @thebigfeastival / #bigfeastival

The Big Feastival is a sensational new three day event on the festival calendar combining mouth-watering food from some of the country’s top chefs with a top drawer selection of the finest live music acts around. The Big Feastival takes place on Clapham Common on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd July, and is the first festival of its kind bringing the best things in life – friends, families, great food and drink and amazing live music – together in one place over one fantastic weekend.

The Big Feastival is a festival with a heart, raising funds for The Prince’s Trust and The Jamie Oliver Foundation to help change the lives of disadvantaged young people. Proving food is the new rock ‘n’ roll The Big Feastival combines London’s finest gourmet experience with the look of an urban village fete and a music festival vibe, creating an extra special big day out for the entire family with food included in the ticket price and best of all kids can go free.

The Big Feastival has a stellar music line up from the hottest pop stars around to some of the most loved bands of the last 20 years entertaining the masses all weekend long. Amongst the first wave of acts announced for Friday July 1st are the majestic Soul II Soul who have reunited with acclaimed vocalist Caron Wheeler and are currently recording material for a brand new album, new wave electro-pop sensations New Young Pony Club, national treasure Norman Jay, who will be on hand to curate The Good Times Bandstand and Shoom legend Danny Rampling. Saturday’s musical entertainment is headed up by one of the UKs most loved bands, The Charlatans, who will be wowing the crowds with an almost unending stream of classic hits, plus there will be Eel Pie Island residents Mystery Jets whose quirky pop will entrance one and all and Kurran and the Wolfnotes who will be adding cutting edge alt-folk action to proceedings. The first name out of the hat for Sunday is Ivor Novello Award Winning indie rockers and South London’s finest Athlete, whose uplifting life-affirming music has made them one of the UKs most successful platinum-selling artists. There is still a wealth of amazing bands and DJs to be announced in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled and keep checking www.thebigfeastival.co.uk for the most up to the minute information.

Jamie Oliver commented: “The Big Feastival is something unique that we’ve wanted to try for a while. A really good festival for everyone with great music AND great food, all for charity. You can buy a music ticket to see the bands, and just enjoy all the extra free entertainment too. But the really great deal is the music and food standard ticket, with five meals from any of our fantastic restaurants included too – and I don’t just mean little mouthfuls, I mean good portions. Kids under 12 go free as well and there’s loads to entertain them like a funfair and brilliant kitchen garden.”

Charlatans Lead Singer Tim Burgess Said: ‘You can’t really argue with Shakespeare and he said that music is the food of love, so there’s always been a link between the two. Festivals were often known for their dodgy burger vans and some gigs were a bit ‘chicken in a basket’, so it’s good to redress the balance and have great bands and fantastic food in the same place.’

Commenting on his involvement with Big Feastival Norman Jay (MBE) said: ‘I’m really honoured to be involved with such a prestigious and worthy event for The Princes Trust and Jamie Oliver Foundation, Good food….. Good music……Good Times!!’

With what will be an unrivalled selection of delicious food on offer, The Big Feastival has a committee of top chefs – who have come together to celebrate all that is good about food in a rock ‘n’ roll environment. Committee members include one of the UK’s finest Italian Chefs and Michelin Star recipient Giorgio Locatelli, former Masterchef winner and Wahaca co-founder Thomasina Miers, The Providores and Tapa Room and Kopapa co-owner Peter Gordon, owner of Milk & Honey, the original secretive speakeasy in Soho, Jonathan Downey and founder of Fifteen Jamie Oliver. Other restaurants supplying sublime sustenance across the weekend will include Benares, Redhook, Vinoteca, Cafe Spice Namaste, Canteen, Barbacoa and Giant Robot who will present the VIP bar, with lots more restaurants still to be announced.

Wahaca Co-Founder & Prince’s Trust Supporter Thomasina Miers Said: ‘The Big Feastival appealed to us from the start as it is all about getting people into cooking, particularly with the emphasis of the charities that we are supporting this year. The Prince’s Trust is one of Wahaca’s main charities it supports so it was an ideal fit for us. I know that our chefs are going to have an amazing time too – it’s going to be so much fun! I can’t think of anything better than being outside in the summer enjoying good food whilst listening to great music!’

Peter Gordon commented: ‘The Big Feastival will be a brilliant weekend of delicious eclectic flavours, sights and sounds. The restaurants are gearing up to feed everyone the most brilliant food and help raise as much as we can. It’s going to be a laugh!’

There’s plenty more incredible attractions and delicious food on offer throughout the weekend from the likes of The British Cheese Board and The People’s Supermarket, plus there will be myriad demonstrations and masterclasses from a wealth of experts including Sophie Grigson, Recipease, Jo Pratt and Rachel Allen, so watch this space for more information.

With a whole host of chefs who will be contributing to One Big Menu that will serve up the most exquisite cuisine available at any festival all summer long, even more music acts and more attractions to be announced make sure you visit www.thebigfeastival.co.uk and follow www.facebook.com/thebigfeastival and @thebigfeastival for more information and don’t forget to tag your tweets #bigfeastival.

Ticket Information:

Ticketline – 0844 888 9991


Friday 1st July: 14:00 – 22:30

Saturday 2nd July: 12:00 – 22:30

Sunday 3rd July: 10:00 – 20:00

Early Bird – £50

Music + Festival Entertainment

Adults – £75

Music + Festival Entertainment + Food (5 Feastival ‘scoffs’)

VIP Tickets (18+) £125

Music + festival entertainment + 5 Feastival scoffs + VIP bar by Giant Robot with unlimited beer wine and soft drinks + non-stop fantastic food

FAMILY (2 adults, 2 children 12-17) – £175

Music + Festival Entertainment + Food (A family receives 16 scoffs between them)

Child Tickets (Aged 12-17*) – £25

Music + Festival Entertainment + Food (3 scoffs)

Child Tickets (Aged 11 And Under) – Free Entry!

*the age you will be on the day of the event

Editors Notes:

The Prince’s Trust

Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps change young lives. It gives practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation. Every year, The Prince’s Trust supports more than 40,000 disadvantaged 14- to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. One of the charity’s key programmes is ‘Get into’ – short vocational courses that develop young people’s skills in a specific sector such as cooking or hospitality. Last year, more than three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust moved into work, education or training.

The Jamie Oliver Foundation

The Jamie Oliver Foundation’s mission is to educate and empower as many people as possible to love and enjoy good food. This means learning how to cook, understanding where food comes from, and recognizing the power it can have on our health, happiness, and even finances. It does this through teaching, training and employment, and also by making good clear information available to as many people as possible. There are four activities within the Jamie Oliver Foundation: Fifteen Apprentice Programme. Jamie’s School Dinners. Jamie’s Ministry of Food. Jamie’s Food Revolution