On Saturday the 28th May, the Arcadia Afterburner stage will undergo a Full Cycle Takeover, headed up by the Full Cycle Records crew, compiled of Bristol's very own Roni Size, DJ Krust and Dynamite MC. Legendary drum 'n' bass DJ and Producer High Contrast will also take to the Afterburner stage, alongside the extremely popular Dimension, and London based drum 'n' bass trio Ivy Lab. Other artists to grace the 360 degree stage on Saturday 28th May include Bryan Gee b2b Jumpin Jack Frost, Sam Binga, D-Product, Sam Supplier and The Blast DJs.
Blissfields is pleased to announce the headline acts of its 2016 “House Party” themed summer event as grime-pop legend DIZZEE RASCAL and double top-10 charting electronic rock band EVERYTHING EVERYTHING. They’re joined by RONI SIZE, SUNDARA KARMA, JONES, DUB PISTOLS, BEANS ON TOAST, MOLOTOV JUKEBOX, TOO MANY T’S, and SERIAL KILLAZ with over a hundred more live acts and DJs across a variety of stages still to unveil. Tickets are on sale now viablissfields.co.uk for the June 30th to July 2nd event in Hampshire.
Your inner child has been given the keys to Blissfields – under one condition – you absolutely have to throw a party. From the soul basement of Animal House to the tree-lined estate of Vicarage Farm, it’s time to go old school and take over the palace for one ultimate weekend party. Bring your sleeping bag, togas, PJs and mixtapes to the biggest house party of 2016 – featuring the king of all special guests’Dizzee Rascal. Regarded as the godfather of grime, this Mercury Award winning platinum selling crossover artist will see in the House Party vibe in blockbuster style.
Following the release of their second top-10 album “Get To Heaven” last summer, Everything Everything will also be taking on headline duties on the newly christened Manor Stage for the intimate 5,000 capacity Blissfields crowd this July. Mercury Award winning DnB pioneer Roni Size with Dynamite MC will also join the bill, alongside some guaranteed summer highlights Sundara Karma, Jones and longtime Blissfields favorites Dub Pistols and Beans On Toast.
Blissfields has always celebrated the intimate party spirit and this year it’s going all out with its BIGGEST TOP SECRET ART INSTALLATION EVER, creating an onteractive festival site like they’ve never done before. Blissfields will be hosting slumber parties, garage raves, retro living room discos, and so much more alongside its usual music programme, sprawled across a stunning Hampshire arena where legend has it; it never rains.
Channelling the spirit of National Lampoons and Dr. Frank N. Furter via the Bratpack, 1990’s and Skins, Blissfields will smudge the eras into the party at the end of the universe. Blissfields favourite and now AIF Award winning HIDDEN HEDGE area is celebrating the occasion by going even more overboard than before… crash-landing its Boeing cockpit installation into a new VJ stage, as SERIAL KILLAZ top their music bill.
The BLISSCOTHEQUE double decker Routemaster bus will be taking a mix of the old school and freshest urban performers til dawn, accompanied as always by a loaded cocktail bar.
The festival within a festival for little Blissfieldians and their families, ANGEL GARDENS is back in 2016 programming a non-stop multi venue experience for any age. In 2015 Grandmaster Flash turned up to scratch with kids as part of a DJ workshop… this year, who knows!
The CRAFT AREA and an all new and re-thought A-Z ARENA will be hosting immersive and hands-on activities across the weekend, with some theatrical twists while THE LARCH is also getting a makeover with a later run time to include a silent disco.
For the first time in the festival’s history Blissfields have teamed up with an agency to host a special 'takeover' of the big top on Thursday night. For one night only, the festival will welcome 'The NOW Stage' that will be hosted and curated by the independent bookings and management agency, This Is Now, who will stage performances from Molotov Jukebox, Too Many T’s, Son Of Dave and more, as part of their programme to kick Blissfields off in style. Thursday tickets are available when booking weekend passes.
L.A. four-piece Warpaint will make their Latitude debut at this year’s 10th anniversary edition, performing on the coveted Obelisk Arena on Sunday evening. Performing seductive grooves from their widely acclaimed debut album ‘The Fool’ and this year’s popular follow-up Warpaint, the Californian band’s swirling sound, full of mysterious buzzes and coos, will delight the Latitude audience.
Santigold is back! Straight out of Brooklyn, Santigold has become a unique and inspiring figure on today's electronic musical landscape. Having worked with Jay-Z, David Byrne, Major Lazer and the Beastie Boys, Santigold is established internationally as one of the most exciting and fearless artists to emerge in the last decade. Her albums are widely praised for their genre-defying sound and instantly memorable melodies and her performance on the Obelisk Arena this year is one not to be missed.
Celebrating the 15 year anniversary of Badly Drawn Boy’s Mercury Prize winning album ‘The Hour of Bewilderbeast’ Damon Gough will be performing songs including the much loved singles ‘Once Around The Block’, ‘Pissing In The Wind’ and ‘Disillusion’and it is a pleasure to have them performing at Latitude.
Since their triumphant reunion in 2013 The Boomtown Rats make their long-awaited appearance at the festival this year. Led by musical legend and philanthropist Sir Bob Geldof, the band has had a series of massive hits throughout their incredible career including ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ and ‘Someone’s Looking At You.’ Powered by high energy nostalgia and their front man’s prancing charisma, Latitude is hugely excited to welcome them to the Obelisk Arena this year.
Latitude are delighted to welcome The Charlatans to the BBC 6 Music Stage. Stalwarts of the 90’s British indie scene who produced several iconic hits including ‘The Only One I Know’, The Charlatans are one of a handful of bands who have remained relevant since. Their twelfth album ‘Modern Nature’ was released earlier this year and received glowing reviews; even heralded as the best of their career. Fronted by national treasure Tim Burgess, whose solo set at Latitude 2013 was a festival highlight, we are expecting this set to be a lot of fun.
Additionally, British sing-songwriter, Kindness, who combines soulful sensuality with artful experimentation in his beautiful new album can be revealed as also appearing at Latitude, along with ambient music duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen who are one of the most prominent artists today bending the rules of contemporary classical music, the widely admired British rock band Tom Robinson and band who will perform songs such as their classic punk rock single, ‘Up Against the Wall’. Following the release of their debut album ‘Lost Souls’ in 2015, former Doves members bring their new band Black Rivers to Latitude.Often described as “Syrian Techno”, Syrian musician Omar Soulyman’s new album ‘Wenu Wenu’, produced by Kieran Hebden (Four Tet), distills Omar’s live performances into a fireball of Middle Eastern passion and excitement.
Latitude is the event of the summer to see the very best in new music. Tucked away in Latitude’s beautiful woodland area, this year the iArena will provide a magically intimate setting for the recently signed Matador artist HÆLOS, whose melodramatic electronic sounds nod towards legendary headliners Portishead; London-based neo-soul champion Ben Khan and Canadian sombre folk act Timber Timbre.Mali’s Songhoy Blues will be performing their critically acclaimed perpetual garage blues album “Music in Exile”, whilst punk-fired rock'n'roll classicist Ezra Furman brings his just announced album “Lousy Connection,” and we welcome both American indie pop band, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and returners Admiral Fallow from Scotland.
We’re proud to announce the final headliner for the The Lake Stage will be English singer-songwriter and pianist Rae Morris who’s already performed on tracks by Bombay Bicycle Club and Clean Bandit and is now stepping out into the spotlight with her solo material. Her debut album ‘Unguarded’ was released this year to brilliant reviews; expect to be seduced by her lustrous, emotive tones. Also announced for the Lake Stage is Welsh avant-pop singer Gwenno who creates home-fi keyboard sounds wrapped in echoed vocals and musique concrète-inspired beats.
We are hugely excited to announce the first names for DIY presents The Alcove Stage. Latitude prides itself on nurturing new talent and The Alcove is the perfect place to listen to the most exciting new voices of 2015. We are thrilled to reveal that DIY Magazine are on board this year to augment the exposure these new bands will get. Australian singer-songwriter Josef Salvat deals in soulful, and sometimes sorrowful, electro-pop. His debut EP ‘Hustler’ garnered more than a million plays on Soundcloud and sparked comparisons to Morrissey, Lana Del Rey and Gotye. Joining him will be the post-punk elecronica LoneLadywith her critically acclaimed release “Hinterland”, and abrasive punks Bad Breeding who being driven by frustration at the lack of prospects in their hometown of Stevenage, broke onto the scene last year with dissident rock 'n' roll anthem ‘Burn This Flag’ and the subsequent album ‘Age of Nothing’ which has to be noted as an important reflection of disaffected young Britain.
Known primarily as a post-rock putting Vessels in same camp as Mogwai and Battles, the ever-evolving Leeds quintet chose a more dance-driven sound for their third album “Dilate”. Jane Weaver brings her self-penned pop abstractions while London electro pop band Real Lies purvey dreamy electronic dance music that deals in the dirt of real life and R. Seiliog’s music interweaves melodic threads of psych, experimental electronics and modulating drones via spectral flecks of psych-noise. The defining feature of Erased Tape’s Douglas Dare is his understanding that beauty is erratic and his beautiful misshapen melodies. Taking their name from a famous Bob Dylan song title, up-and-coming Liverpudlian trio Clean Cut Kid will be at Latitude to deliver truly mesmerising folk melodies. Two of America’s most exciting young contemporary singer-songwriters will also be joining the Latitude bill. 19-year-old Brooklyn troubadour Tor Miller is gaining attention for his combination of stark piano chords, stunning voice and gospel fervour. Joining him is 21 year old Iowian Max Jury; an impeccable song-crafter and guitarist with one foot in the cornfields and the other in a dive bar, NAO who is one of the hottest names in London right now, favoured by the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Zane Lowe and with a new EP out on Monday, the electronic soul singer’s debut headline shows were completely sold out. Her Latitude set will be the perfect opportunity to catch her in an intimate setting while you can. Mixing lo-fi folk with choral harmonies and electronic elements, classically trained composer C Duncan is on the brink of great things. The young Scotsman’s highly anticipated debut album ‘Architect’ is out in July on FatCat Records.
Look out for newcomer Matt Woods with his beautifully produced pop tunes and a strong husky voice capable of hitting falsetto notes with ease, Woods is something special to hear early on and ones to watch, DMA’s who revisit Britpop with a twist in their double A- side ‘So We Know’.
In the Film & Music Arena the groundbreaking drum & bass legend Roni Size reunites his seven-piece band with a line-up comprising of Dynamite MC, Onallee, Si John, Dave Amso and Yuval Gabay. Reprazent are widely regarded as one of the most important live electronic music acts of the past two decades, their debut album ‘New Forms’ won the Mercury Music Prize in 1997 and was followed by 2000’s ‘In The Møde’.
Restless innovator, sampling wizard, classically trained pianist and superstar collaborator, Matthew Herbertis one of electronic music’s most versatile and prolific figureheads The all new Herbert live show will be a celebration of the house music side of Matthew Herbert's work. Primarily playing material from new album 'The Shakes', it will also feature some of Matthew's best loved work from the ‘Bodily Functions’ era with two new singers, Ade Omotayo (Kindess, Amy Winehouse), Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne (Hejira, Eric Lau), and a small brass section. London-based electronica and techno producer Max Cooper weaves together a selection of tirelessly errant and inventive machine funk for immersive dancing. Joe Mcalinden performs his live score to Edit- A Short Film by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.
There will be broken balladry from the remarkable Brighton duo Games providing cold, haunting and cracked vocals that lie delicately over an imperturbable and minimal piano ebb, a parallel to that of a Philip Glass movie score. Powerful melodies create a captivating urban soundtrack, a modern lovechild of Aretha Franklin & Portishead, and perhaps the third cousin of a few jazz divas. Euphoric and vulnerable is the vibe here as Games respite you into a solitary daze of wonder and longing and Gazelle Twin & Carla MacKinnon present Out of Body. Commissioned by The London Short Film Festival, this unique audio-visual collaboration between electronica artist Gazelle Twin and interdisciplinary filmmaker and animator Carla MacKinnon uses abstracted body-horror imagery alongside a glacial electronic score to explore puberty, phobia and transformation. Disjointed beats and disturbing animation sit well together in this visually stunning show, also accompanied by a selection of women-directed shorts that inform the work, including films by Sadie Benning, Allison Schulnik and Emily Richardson. Carla and Elizabeth (Gazelle Twin) will be on stage for a Q&A session following the performance.
White Mink is the zeitgeist-capturing speakeasy where the sounds and styles of the 1920s and 30s are turned on their head and smuggled into the 21st Century and they come to Latitude this year with The Electro Swing Speakeasy. More than just a night club and live music event, White Mink events collide the contemporary with the decadence of days gone by, delivering a whole evening of vintage inspired cabaret and entertainment for a thoroughly modern club night.
Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only ever fully authorised portrait of the famed music icon. Academy Award nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, never seen before movies, animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest friends in Sheffield Doc/Fest Presents – Kurt Cobain: Montage (Film)
The brilliant Mark Lamarr’s God’s Jukebox takes over the Film and Music arena with guests announced so far including Horace Andy well-known as the sweetest voice in reggae and for his long association with British trip-hop band Massive Attack. Andy is the only singer of Massive Attack's rotating group of guest artists to appear on each one of the band's albums. Horace Andy has promised the Latitude audience, ‘hit after hit of fine reggae music.’ Mark’s other guest announced so far is a queen of roots, rhythm and soul,Sister Cookie is a fixture of the vintage music scene, her debut album is due for release at the end of 2015 on FOLC Records.
Within The Little House, catch the screening of Kevin Allen's Under Milk Wood starring Rhys Ifans written byDylan Thomas adapted by Murray Lachlan Young, Michael Breen and Kevin Allen. With live performance with a choir and solo voices. Under Milk Wood will turn the Little House in the Woods into the Harbourside Chapel. fFatti fFilms presents Kevin Allen’s radically updated film version of Dylan Thomas’s iconic peotic prose work, Under Milk Wood, as a specially commissioned performance. The adapted screenplay was written by Murray Lachlan Young, Michael Breen and Kevin Allen and stars Rhys Ifans and Charlotte Church. This erotic, surreal cinematic interpretation explores some of the more visceral elements of the funny, filthily fluid magical dreamscape of this unique world.
And in The Faraway Forest, The National Portrait Gallery's Choir in residence, The Portrait Choir return to Latitude to perform a specially devised piece The Dawn Chorus – the trees come to life. Performed within the Faraway Forest on the Saturday morning of the festival the piece takes inspiration from the recent Portrait Choir performance of the Poet, the Lover and the Lunatic. Devised by Latitude's Tania Harrison, Portrait Choir Artistic Director Gregory Batsleer and Director Donnacadh O'Briain, as the dawn becomes day the woods comes alive with faces from the National Portrait Gallery's Collection, performances by the Portrait Choir as well as dramatic surprises from a company of Actors
Keith Allen brings his legendary Establishment Club back to Latitude with exciting special guests across the weekend in The Alcove. Watch, listen, learn and dance with Keith as he presents guests from Pere Ubu toDirty Soul Rockers, from the Hot Sprockets to Ruts DC, from Thabo and the Real deal to Jack Flash and Keith’s own legendary big band Grow Up.
It’s time to bring the dark side out of Latitude with a series of huge Late Night DJs. Nestled deep in the heart of the neon lit In the Woods, festival goers won’t be able to resist the vibrations featuring a hedonistic line-up of mind blowing electronic talent from across the globe.
On Thursday night at 10pm Mucho Soul & Size Doesn’t Matter present The Vinyl Frontier, a strictly vinyl only sound clash! DJ’s Si Kurrage and Mr Shiver: Size Doesn’t Matter Collective and Ket Shah & DJ AKA with The Mucho Soul Show. A special opening night four hour sound clash session of strictly vinyl platters that matter with the Mucho Soul and Size Doesn’t Matter DJ collectives going head to head! Expect an up-front selection of glorious sevens from heaven and 12inch pleasures of Funk, Soul, Disco, Reggae, House, Techno, Eighties, Nineties and everything in between.
On Friday night at 11pm, DJ A.K.A & KET SHAH (Back to back FM) present: Mucho Soul with special guest DJ Abi Clarke (Soul Jazz Records & West End Girls) Purveyors of the finest soulful rhythms and beats, DJ’s Ket Shah & D.J A.K.A of Back2Back FM’s popular underground radio show Mucho Soul bring their superb take on Funk, Soul, Disco, Electronica and Deep Soulful House to Latitude with special guest Abi Clarke joining them with her Boogie, Nu-Soul, R’n’B and Rare Grooves selections!
On Saturday night at 11pm Ashley Beedle & Jo Wallace present: A History of Black Music. A unique four hour overview of the history of Black Dance Music with tracks chosen by legendary selector, Ashley Beedle & Motown connoisseur, Jo Wallace. Iconic tunes will nestle alongside obscure gems giving an insight into the diverse and wonderful world of black dance music over the last 70 years! From Swing to Motown, Funk to Hip Hop, House to Happy, you’ll be signposted through seven decades of joyous music in the superb woodland surroundings of Latitude 2015.
On Sunday night at 11pm Si Kurrage & Mr Shiver present: Size Doesn’t Matter. The Size Doesn’t Matter crew bring a very special repertoire of Reggae, Jamaican Ska and Two-tone to the stage with a big helping hand from the Zoot suited charismatic Natty Bo who’ll be adding to the brew serving up his inimitable brand of 50’s and 60’s Rhythm and Blues, Cuban Mambo, Latin, Soul, Boogaloo and 70’s firm Funk favourites to the Latitude Sunday night finale!
Other Late Night entertainment includes United Vibrations, inspired by the beats and harmonies of the world. They are a product of a cultural fusion. Brand New Wayo will take you on a magic carpet ride, covering breadth and depth, from Dub to Jazz to Hip Hop via UKG, Disco, Afro beat and the cosmos.Nérija is a reflection of the search for individual strength in the face of external expectations through the form of music. Guilty Pleasures, an unashamedly glorious all-singing, all-dancing renouncement of pop music and an antidote to modern day clubbing fatigue created by Sean Rowley; Buttoned Down Disco, the largest indie dance party in the UK, coming to Latitude to rock the night, armed with ace music and glitter cannons to keep you dancing until 3am! and Pandora’s Playground wouldn’t be the same without the Disco Shed pumping out big tunes from their small home until the small hours.
Comprising of some of the very best contemporary artists and alternative cool break through acts, Shrewsbury Fields Forever is a fusion of music, artistic expression with a sprinkling of community stuff and comedy.
Taking place over the friday evening, Saturday and Sunday the festival being only a stones throw away from the town centre will feature multiple arenas of music showcasing a wealth of top big International artists combined with the best Up-coming acts and local talent to provide a superb choice of live Indie, rock, alternative, electronic dance and popular music. Being so close to the town centre, Shrewsbury Fields Forever is only a few minutes walk away from all the local transport links and hotels, but of course the option to camp over is always there for those who want to do the complete festival experience.
Combined to this all the fun of the fair will be had, with an array of performing arts, fun fair, audio / visual artistic entertainment found within a community entertainments village, In which nominated charities alongside sponsoring businesses will be providing some extra on-site entertainment and games to help fund raise for a worthy cause.
13TH, 14TH AND 15TH SEPTEMBER 2013 @ The west mid / Shropshire showground, Berwickk Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 2PF.
Just £18 – £69 for a whole weekend with camping.
APPROX 100 ACTS – those announced so far are:
*Saturday main stage:*
The Sunshine Underground
Masters In France
We were Frontiers
*Saturday dance tent:*
Roni Size with Dynamite MC
SHY FX with Stamina
B.Traits (Radio 1) with MC
Rockwell with Mantmast
DJ competition winner A
*Saturday Experience tent with Spunkys, SubKutz and Reloaded*
Darren Styles and MC Storm
[email protected] and Mc Energy
Emerson da Silva
DanZ – Dad
DJ Toddie D
Red & Trickett
*Saturday Silent Disco*
Call Me T
True & False
Dirty Lookin Mobile disco
Followed by the not so silent Traffic takeover with:
*Saturday Boat Party 'Fuzzy Logic'*
*Saturday VIP hospitality
Cheadle & Hubby
2 Second Story
*Friday Dance tent*
Sister Bliss Faithless DJ set
*Friday local heroes live stage*
The Cosmic Rays
*Friday Liquid D'N'B tent with Perception*
Tim Ryan (Fantazia)
*Sunday Jestival comedy tent*
Dylan Moran (Shaun of the Dead, Channel 4's Black Books)
Brett Goldstein (Channel 4's Derek)
*Sunday Acoustic stage*
James Walsh STARSAILOR solo acoustic set
Andy O'Brien (The Clocktower) with
Matt (The Twang) and
Alistair (Ocean Colour Scene)
Micky Greaney Band
The Making acoustic
UK Open Mic champion
UK Open Mic SFFF choice
*Sunday house / oldskool tent*
K Klass live
Dj competition winnner B
+ More TBA
This will be combined with Comedy tent, fun fairs, boat party, chill out zones, art and crafts, stalls, licensed bar, charity stuff, optional camping, entertainment etc etc!
Check out the Website, Facebook Page or Twitter for the latest info:
The Beat-Herder Festival is delighted to announce its final acts for 2013, including Saturday night headliners and Portuguese party starters Buraka Som Sistema with their inimitable brand of African kuduro infused beats, and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, who are newly confirmed alongside previously announced headliners Groove Armada and Jimmy Cliff. Undisputed godfathers of disco, Chic have been making waves this year thanks to Nile Rogers’ involvement in one of the most anticipated releases of the year, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. True pioneers of the disco sound, and one of the most influential bands to emerge from and continually endure the last four decades, they are certain to deliver an incendiary live set packed full of classics such as Le Freak, Good Times, Everybody Dance and I Want Your Love.
Joining them will be Moda collective head honcho Tom Starr, French five-piece and Bella Union/Cooperative signings Concrete Knives, whose charming and exuberant indie-pop tunes are perfect for the summer, local York electro-sixpiece Grinny Grandad, world champion beatboxer THePETEBOX, Cardiff based electro-punk band Sicknote, and Belgian DJ/producer duo Mumbai Science, whose tracks such as Ancova and Gold have been played the world over by the likes of Erol Alkan, Boys Noize, Tiga and 2 Many DJs.
What to expect for 2013:
Built entirely and lovingly by hand over 12 months, Beat-herder is quite literally a world like no other. Nestled in a beautiful valley in the heart of Lancashire, the site encompasses rolling hills, stone circles, fire pits, a network of secret underground tunnels accessed through telephone boxes, a working men’s club (complete with a troupe of Bette Lynch esque ‘ladies’), 10 feet high wicker foxes, giant lizards made from hollowed out old fighter planes and dozens of stages and soundsystems – some where you least expect them.
At the heart of the site lies a copse known as the Toil Trees, inside which all manner of surprises and curiosities await. Winding through the trees is a built-to-scale, fully functioning Victorian Street housing a sweetshop, a record shop, an Irish pub, the Hotel California saloon bar and a 50 X 30 ft solid wood parish church complete with pews and altar, whose regular services are less about prayer and repentance and more about good times, disco and debauchery.
Venture deeper into the woods, past the vintage car converted into a DJ booth where anyone is welcome to come and spin vinyl, and the trees open up into a magical woodland clearing in which an impressive tulip lipped stage sits, and where DJs play day and night.
By building everything from the sign posts to the bars from scratch, incredible care is taken and an unrivalled attention to detail is paid, creating a true alternate reality where ‘beats and barminess’ are the only order of the day, for three blissful days. And with the Beat-Herder team having been plotting and scheming throughout the winter, watch this space for more details on two new areas and many more spectacular surprises to come.
Previously announced names:
GROOVE ARMADA DJ SET / BOOKA SHADE LIVE / JIMMY CLIFF / NORMAN JAY MBE / FEED ME DJ SET / JAGUAR SKILLS / KISSY SELL OUT / STANTON WARRIORS / MISTAJAM / RONI SIZE AND DYNAMITE MC / SHACKLETON LIVE / BANCO DE GAIA LIVE + DJ SET / CLEAN BANDIT / KORMAC’S BIG BAND / MR SCRUFF / GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB / BONDAX / TEMPLES / TO KILL A KING / SKINNY LISTER / FEATURECAST / PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING / DUB PISTOLS DJ SET
SLAMBOREE / PRINCE FATTY FT. THE HORSEMAN / SHARAM JEY / THE OTHER TRIBE / ROOSEVELT / TOY / EDU IMBERNON / JUSTIN ROBERTSON / ELITE FORCE / JON CARTER / UTAH SAINTS / RENNIE PILGREM / SUNS OF ARQA / SHEPDOG / MR BENN / DAN CROLL / JOE DRISCOLL & SEKOU KOUYATE / CUT LA ROC / ONLY JOE / BARRY ASHWORTH / BEANS ON TOAST
IDJUT BOYS / DIZRAELI & THE SMALL GODS / DUB MAFIA / FREEFALL COLLECTIVE / PAUL TAYLOR / D.A.V.E. THE DRUMMER / EDDY TEMPLE MORRIS / JOSH WAVE / DOCTOR & THE MEDICS / KRYSKO / THE SQUATTERS / RANDOM HAND / LOW DOWN & DIRTY DJS / THE INEXPLICABLES / EXTRA LOVE / CAZAL / GIDEON CONN / USHTI BABA / SOUND ASSEMBLEY / THE DARLINGTONS / FORMBY IN DA CLUB / THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS / DANKLE
OLIVIA FERN / DOHNUT / KARL ROSCOE / BISCUITHEAD & THE BISCUIT BADGERS / WOLFIE RAZMATAZZ / TOM JARVIS / BANE / PAUL THORNTON / CHRIS HOLT / THE 59ERS / TICKER LE PUNK / UNDERGROUND ROOTS FT. DAN MAN & BONGO CHILLI / 1ST AIDE / JOHNNY CLASH / AXIS SOUNDSYSTEM / DUB SMUGGLERS / LA LA AND THE BOO YA / TOM JARVIS / STACEY COHEN / LEWIS GARLAND / NATHAN BALL / CLAYTON BLIZZARD / THE YUYA
BENTLEY RHYTHM ACE DJ SET / CAPTAIN HOTKNIVES / RUSS CUBAN / MONSTER CEILDH BAND / MOOQEE / VELVET STREAM / GEORGE EZRA / TOO MANY T'S / CLUB SMITH / EXTRA CIRRICULAR / TONI JARVIS / THE LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS ACOUSTIC CONQUISTADOR / DUTTY MOONSHINE / EDDIE EARTHQUAKE & THE TREMORS / THE RESONATORS
WOLFIE ELECTROSWING / RUM JIG / ED STONES & THE BD3 / FOXES FAUX / CORPORATE TRAMPS / JAMES KELLY / AGE OF GLASS / ANDY CAPS FUNKY DISCO / FIRE BENEATH THE SEA / PEPPER JAM / EMMOTT & THE FOLKESTRA BUNTY / SILVER TORTOISE / HANG PROJECT / KALIKA / THE WONDERFUL SOUND OF THE CINEMA ORGAN / RIDERS IN THE SKA / STEE BOWDEN / KING SUMMAT / WAKA / RED TIN DAVE / GLYN BAILEY / TOOLEY / LOUISE & THE RIGHTEOUS BEES / STAGGER LEE FISHER / JONNIE COMMON / ADAM & PIWI / AGE OF GLASS / WISEGOLDFISH / WOLFSON & WINTERS / JAMIE BREWER / PHIL SMITH / BLOWJANGLES / EARTH DOCTOR / ALL WE ARE / DANIELLE & COWBELL / PURPLE TURTLE / RUBBER KAZOO
THE BAR STEWARD/ GRITTY BRITAIN / SONS OF VAL DOONICAN / WOODEN MACHINE / LOVE EM TOUCH EM SQUEEZE EM / SKINNY DJ / THE YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS / NANA MOON / BREAKBEATROOT / MISS MCQ
Rock band Sum 41’s career has been filled with highlights that extend well beyond the traditional ‘punk‘ band. Not to mention, they’ve sold over 12 million albums and toured the globe countless times.
Since their inception in 1996, Sum 41 has been relentless, unapologetic, and unconcerned with musical boundaries. In the past, their music style has been described as an “eclectic meld of raucous punk-rock, thunderous heavy metal and straightforward rock.” Sum 41’s new album, Screaming Bloody Murder, feeds off this past and expands on it. With tracks including 'Blood in My Eyes', 'Jessica Kill', 'Holy Image of Lies' and 'Happiness Machines', Screaming Bloody Murder is an evolution if the brand's metal and punk-rock influence, but continues to blend musical styles as they have done in the past.
Andy C is undisputedly the biggest name in Drum and Bass as well as being a NASS legend. 2012 will see Andy C unveil his groundbreaking new state of the art show, ALIVE. The multi-media audiovisual experience will feature bespoke technology, including new interactive audio and visual elements created especially for ALIVE. The ALIVE concept is about taking DJ shows to a new dimension, capturing the energy of Andy C’s DJ set and translating that to an audio visual experience that fills the room and invites audience interaction. As ever, the heart of the set up, Andy will be using 3 turntables, but with added edge technology to produce a spectacular visual event and software to remix the tracks ‘on the fly’.
DJ Fresh set the standard with an incredible set at Relentless Energy Drink NASS 2011 and he saw enough there to convince him to make a return with his new live show for 2012. Dan ‘DJ Fresh’ Stein has taken another step up in his illustrious career by launching his incredible live show. FRESH/LIVE will amplify the experience by incorporating a full live band to perform Fresh’s latest and greatest tracks in authentic fashion.
Bristol native Roni Size is one of the UK jungle scene's most respected name with production credits spanning dozens of labels, projects and releases. Size's influence as a producer, label owner and committed underground magnate figured him as one of the emerging sound's true pioneers. The breakout success of his debut album New Forums finally confirmed his stature and vaulted him to a greater degree of popularity than any other drum'n'base producer.
If you don’t know Datsik by now, you best be learning. Datsik has been taking the dubstep scene by storm, blowing up dance floors around the globe with his original style of hip-hop future-tech bangers. In 2009 alone, Datsik had over 7 number one releases on Beatport, and vinyl sales through the roof on many other sites such as Chemical Records, Red-Eye and Juno. Aside from that, he has also done remixes for some of the biggest names in the scene such as the Crystal Method, Freestylers, Bassnectar, Noisia, Diplo, the Wu-tang Clan, and Apex from the critically acclaimed Lifted Music label; not to mention countless collaborations with some of the hottest producers in the scene. With multiple anthems under his belt, countless plays from some of the biggest DJ’s, and an endless perseverance to reach that next step, it is safe to say that Datsik has proven himself to be one of the best dubstep artists around… and he is here to stay.
Line-up: The Felice Brothers, Roni Size, Alex Metric, Jakwob, Lucy Rose, Admiral Fallow, Alister Whitehead, 14th, Gypsy Hill, Swing Zazou.
Solko, Killamonjambo, Lois and the Love, The Jar Family, B.I.D, Chasing Tigers, Tom Pearce and Red Oktober.
Music Genres: Folk, Indie, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Swing, Balkan, Disco House, Electro, DnB, Dubstep
This year we are celebrating our fifth birthday and it's with pure glee that we announce some huge players in the music scene are coming to join us. From bad boy Mercury Music prize winner to cult Americana sensation from the Catskill Mountains.
We are all in for some extra special birthday treats this year at Jelly 2012. Along side the massive acts, performance, interactive games, kids workshops, film, food and walkabouts you will find a number of other escapades at the Jelly house party to keep everyone wobbling along with a big smile.
All spread out over 8 acres the Jelly wonderland has a living room, bedroom, playroom, rumpus room, observatory, kitchen and summer house. Each allocated to a different stage or area within the festival. Come spoon in some fun and discover this unique party for yourself.
FATBOY SLIM, the legend, is to be this summer’s irresistible temptation for all real fans of electronic sound who expect more from a festival, with an amazing 2 hour main stage show that will set the scene for another all night ELEVATION® DJ party. He managed to put Bulgaria on his busy touring schedule only to fulfill the expectations of thousands of local fans who have been anticipating his second visit for almost two years now.
In the weeks to come, next to FATBOY SLIM’s name we’ll add an impressive selection of global artists coming for the festival weekend on 23rd & 24th June 2012, for starters the festival hits: KOSHEEN, the British Trip Hop, Breakbeat and Rock Trio and CHAMBAO, the Spanish Flamenco Chillout Group have joined the line-up. Both bands will present their new albums at the festival!
The 4 times winner of “Grammy” prize Erykah Badu and young Nigerian Nneka will appear on the Bulgarian scene for the first time and the world-famous drum &bass performer DJ Roni Size will make happy the fans of the heavier sound.
Erykah Badu or as she is often called “The queen of Neo-Soul” will sing for her Bulgarian fans, songs from her new album “Amerykah Part Two”(Return of the Ankh) which was pronounced to be one of the most expected topics even before its release in 2010.
Honest, straight, with messy hair and no make-up NNEKA comes to Bulgaria to present her brand new third studio album “Soul is Heavy” which is a bold and yet balanced combination of hip-hop, reggae, brass, African pop where the subjects of love, pain, politics and God meet.
The legend of drum & bass Roni Size will be part of the non-stop party at the DJ stage.
Tickets for the ELEVATION® 2012 can be found exclusively at Eventim.
There are 1500 promotional tickets at the price of 66lv. and they are running out fast. After all of them being sold out the price of the regular tickets will be 99lv.