Hideout 2014 sold out in record time!

After just two weeks on-sale, Hideout Festival in Croatia has now completely sold out. Thousands of tickets have been sold to avid fans across Europe in what is undoubtedly the fastest-selling Croatian festival ever. Hideout 2014 will take place at its spiritual home on Zrce Beach, Pag, from 30th June to 3rd July. Over 100 artists will take to the stage including headliners Disclosure (DJ), Rudimental (DJ), Solomun, Loco Dice and Sasha, in what is set to be another epic week of music and fun. For more information visit the Hideout website.

Boasting its fourth consecutive sell-out year, Hideout Festival is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after electronic festivals in Europe and certainly Croatia. Revellers who have been lucky enough to get there hands on the festival ticket of the summer will certainly not be disappointed as Hideout boasts its most ambitious line-up to date.

Line is as follows:

Disclosure (DJ Set) / Rudimental (DJ Set)
Loco Dice / Solomun / Sasha

Ame / Andy C / Apollonia / Bicep / Bondax (DJ Set) / Breach / Cassy  / Davide Squillace / Dusky / George Fitzgerald / Guti (Live) / Heidi / Jackmaster / John Talabot / Joy Orbison / MK / Redlight / Scuba / Skream / Tale of Us / tINI / Wilkinson
Artwork / Ben Pearce / Boddika / B-Traits / Camo & Krooked / Daniel Avery / David Rodigan MBE / DJ EZ / Ejeca / Fred V & Grafix / Friction / Gerd Janson / Gorgon City / Huxley / Hype / Justin Martin / Laura Jones / Mano Le Tough / Oneman/ Ryan Elliot / Shy FX / Subb An / Ten Walls (Live) / Waze & Odyssey
Funkineven / Kowton / Last Magpie / Matt Long / Mike Jones / North Base / PBR Streetgang / People Get Real / Ralph Lawson / Route 94 / Simon Baker / The Sonic Emporium / Trevino / Waifs & Strays

Disclosure Hideout 2014

Camp Bestival 2012 SOLD OUT

Although all weekend tickets have sold out, there are the last few remaining day tickets on sale now from Lulworth Heritage Centre (01929 400587) and Ticketline (0844 888 4410), so if you want to get a piece of the action you’re going to have be quick and snap up a day ticket while you still can.

Rob da Bank says: “Well thanks to everyone who’s sold us out for the 5th year running. In a tricky year for festivals across the board we feel really lucky to have such a faithful crowd who keep coming back to Camp Bestival and obviously some newbies popping their Camp B cherries too. The site is looking fantastic and we've had loads of calls and emails from excited artists who can’t wait to get down here too. Watch out for some of the new bits onsite from the Wall Of Death to Young British Foodies and an even more spectacular grand finale on Sunday night. See you here soon!”

With more amazing entertainment than you could possibly imagine, all crammed into one incredible weekend, it’s going to be the ultimate festi-holiday experience for all the family, with Hot Chip headlining Friday, our Saturday Night Fever extravaganza featuring Kool & the Gang, Chic ft Nile Rodgers and the Earth Wind & Fire Experience ft Al Mckay on Saturday and Happy Mondays and Jimmy Carr topping the bill on Sunday. So get your skates on and join us on the Jurassic coast!

And just to entice you a little bit more, we are delighted to welcome long-time Camp Bestival chum, Keith Allen to this year's shindig for an exclusive performance.  A well-known wild card, Keith will be taking a sly dig at the Olympics with his satirical Opera, 'Will Cliff Be There?'  Penned by the latest incarnation of Fat Les, redubbed Fit Les for the occasion, the performance will feature renowned producer and musician Matt Eaton and Happy Monday's chanteuse Rowetta. Taking place in the East Lulworth Literary Institute on Friday at 2pm, the Opera takes the form of a live radio show and is definitely recommended as part of your pre-Olympic preparation!

Don’t forget that you can get all the key Camp Bestival information you need from the Camp Bestival website here and lots of travel advice and information from here.

Plus, you can also get our Camp Bestival app for £2.99 which will include key timings and travel info, site maps, money saving vouchers and lots more. There’s more info on where to download that here.

Kendall Calling sells out for 7th year running

Tickets were snapped up for this year’s show quicker than ever before, with lucky ticket holders set to enjoy headline performances from some of the UK's biggest names including Dizzee Rascal, James, Maximo Park, and many more.

Organisers Ben Robinson and Andy Smith say: "We're overwhelmed by the continued support for Kendal Calling. We can't wait to be back in the fields for our 7th sell-out year. Plus there's so much more to be announced for festival goers to enjoy. It's going to be the best year yet!"

Spanning 16 stages and areas, Kendal Calling Festival is located in one of the most picturesque locations in the UK and attracts audiences from across the country. Over the past 7 years the festival has gone from strength to strength, garnering a strong reputation for quality while inviting imaginative artists aboard and sealing Kendal Calling as a pioneer in the festival field. Each year Kendal Calling deliver a high quality festival that serves up the best in music, art, comedy, dance, sculpture and family friendly facilities.

This year’s fancy dress theme will be the fantastical ‘comic books and fairy tales‘, with revelers set to don carnival creations inspired by characters across the ages! Prepare for visions of Wolverine, the Hulk, Cat Woman and Avengers set to rise up over the Kendal Calling hills!

As the festival production team are gearing up for this year's show, those without a ticket are urged to look ahead to 2013 as details of tickets for next year's event are set to be announced towards the end of the year.

More artist additions will be announced next week, with a pile of fantastic new acts set to take to the Calling Out stage! Kendal Calling are still to announce full line ups for Houseparty, Soapbox and the brand new Forest Stage so watch this space.

Kendal Calling HQ are preparing a feast for lucky ticket holders; a unique extravaganza that sets itself apart in the stunning rolling hills near Penrith; the countdown is on for Kendal Calling 2012!

Rock Werchter 2012 now SOLD OUT

Of these, 67,000 have a combi-ticket and will be there for the full four days. In addition, 18,000 day tickets have been sold for each day. Rock Werchter can confirm a new attendance record this year. A total of 139,000 unique visitors will be here. And the new Rock Werchter, with an extra stage this year, will be a special one. 81 artists are to perform including The Cure, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Editors, Elbow, dEUS, Jack White, The xx, Mumford & Sons, Snow Patrol and Florence + the Machine.

Important: There are a number of dodgy sites offering tickets to the festival. They have bought tickets on the regular market and are now offering them for several times the original price. The validity of tickets bought on the secondary market cannot be guaranteed and admittance to the festival may be denied. We strongly advise against buying tickets from auction sites or second-hand. All the information is onwww.ilovemyticket.be . As is its tradition, Rock Werchter offers a legal alternative to buying resold festival tickets: the ticket exchange desk. This is at the entrance to the Festivalpark during the festival. Tickets can only be sold on via this office, and at the official ticket prices. This exchange desk has been proven to the efficient. Anyone who, for any reason, has a spare ticket for the festival can offer it for sale. Potential buyers can also register their interest here. Click here for more information on the ticket exchange desk.

Download Festival 2012 SOLD OUT

Fans looking for accommodation can still purchase a very limited number of RIP options including the new RIP Metal Hotel. Both day tickets and RIP packages are available at www.downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets
This year’s Download Village entertainment is set to be better than ever in celebration of the 10th Anniversary. The Doghouse returns with a full weekend line-up of DJs, Rockeoke and its infamous “Fancy Dress Friday”. This year’s theme is ‘Download Legends’ and everyone is encouraged to get involved by paying homage to theirs.
The comedy tent returns to raise more laughs, with some popular names from years past as well as fresh faces; and if fans want to escape the crowds after the main arena closes they can kick back at the Download Cinema

To commemorate Download’s 10th anniversary there will also be a range of vintage merchandise & limited edition t-shirts that fans can purchase.
Download Festival are also excited to announce the return of the ever rocking Download Radio powered by Team Rock, broadcasting on 87.7FM across the Donington site, and online at www.DownloadFM.co.uk, providing a weekend of tunes alongside a pint of Official Download 2012 beer, Tuborg – a match made in heaven.  Download FM is on air 9am Wednesday 6 June and finishing 12pm Monday 11 June. Requests can be made via twitter @DOWNLOADFM & by email to [email protected]
Zippo is back and ready to rock with you at Download Festival for a second year! Check out your favourite bands on the Zippo Encore stage and then come chill out in Zippo’s Encore zone. There’ll be lots of surprises for you including the return of the hugely popular ‘Design My Zippo Lighter’ competition, face painting and other exciting activities. You will also be able to purchase Zippo lighters on-site, including Download  Festival limited editions. We look forward to seeing you there, make sure you stop by. Those that rock, roll with Zippo!
Max it with your mates this year with Pepsi Max, join us at the Pepsi Max Stage and rock out to all your favourite acts. Max out on music.www.pepsi.co.uk

This year, acts from The Red Bull Bedroom Jam have entered by 
uploading a video to www.redbullbedroomjam.com. Entrants are in the running to appear in an online show recorded straight from their home, have a professional music video recorded for them by the Bedroom Jam pro's ANDsupport the UK tour of a major artist. On top of all that the top 8 bands of 2012 will join previous success stories play the Red Bull Bedroom Jam stage at Download!
Jägermeister will bring their monolithic metal beasts – two specially converted ex-military 25 tonne vehicles converted into a cool, sub zero ice bar known as the JägerIce Truck and an awesome acoustic stage known as the JägerRock Truck. The JägerIce Truck comes with a 21 meter bar, serving Ice Cold Jäger shots from tap machines that chill the Jägermeister to an icy zero degrees. Download the app “Jägermeister Ice Cold”, check in when you visit their Ice Truck and stand the chance to win amazing prizes.


Bearded Theory Festival now SOLD OUT

A record 5,000 tickets have been sold, with just under a fortnight left before the festival takes place.

Headlining the festival are Adam Ant & the Good, the Mad and the Lovely PosseThe Damned and Dreadzone alongside over 100 other live acts including Show of HandsTerrorvision, and The Selecter. Special guests Wheatus have announced they will wear false beards throughout their performance, and will also co-host the festival’s annual world record attempt for the number of people wearing false beards. 

Steve Blount from Bearded Theory Festival says, “We are delighted to announce that once again Bearded Theory Festival has sold out. 2012 is turning out to be quite a tough year for festivals across the country so we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has bought tickets for Bearded Theory, making it a sell out for the fifth year running. We look forward to welcoming you all on the 18th May for our biggest and best year ever!”

Taking place between 18th and 20th May 2012, Bearded Theory has firmly entrenched itself as the first ‘proper’ music festival of the season. Currently the holder of the AIM Indepndent Music Award for Best Festival, 2012 is Bearded Theory’s fifth birthday and is a celebration of the music and musicians who either inspired the festival’s inception, or who have become fan favourites over the years. 

On Saturday night, Captain Sensible’s Gothic Punk legends The Damned are top of the bill. Incredibly, the greatest number of complaints Bearded Theory’s organisers received last year on any topic, was for not booking Dreadzone for the first time the festival’s history. To make amends, this year they return to close the festival on Sunday night. 

Other major acts also confirmed include The Selecter, Show of Hands, The Popes, Terrorvision, Back To The Planet, Dr & The Medics, Credit To The Nation and of course, perennial Bearded Theory favourites, 3 Daft Monkeys
The fabulous Wheatus will be performing the now-legendary Sunday lunchtime slot, and word is they will wear custom made false beards for their entire performance!

Bearded Theory has also confirmed details of a number of exciting changes for 2012. These include a creation of two entirely new areas;Tornado Town (a festival within a festival), and The Water’s Edge. Underlining their commitment to supporting local businesses, the festival have appointed Thornbridge Brewery in Bakwell, (located just 20 miles from the festival), to run their on-site bars. 

Steve Blount from Bearded Theory Festival says, “We are delighted to have be named UK’s Best Independent Festival at the prestigious AIM Music Awards in recognition of last year’s fabulous event. Everyone involved in Bearded Theory is already working hard to try and deliver an even better one for next year. With two totally revamped areas and a whole range of new activities planned, 2012 is shaping up to be a vintage year for Bearded Theory Festival.

Bestival 2011 Sold Out!

With a glint in his eye and a spring in his step Rob da Bank said: “We’re mega proud to have sold out Bestival for the seventh year running. Selling 50,000 tickets for a 100% independent festival in the current climate is no mean feat but its all thanks to our wicked crowd of regulars and new Bestivalites and music lovers who have chosen to join us on the Isle of Wight in 3 weeks… Thanks for the support and see you in the magic meadows of Bestival!”
Featuring a colossal 18 stages of live music and DJs, creative mayhem, magical experiences, our Rock Stars, Pop Stars and Divas fancy dress parade, loads of crazy fresh stuff including the Swamp Shack, Roller Disco, Wall of Death, Freesports Park, Crazy Golf, Campsite Hubs, Ambient Forest, Herbert’s Dream and much more, we’re pretty sure it’s going to be our best Bestival yet and we can’t wait!
After its success at this year’s Camp Bestival we’re bringing Kerstin Rodgers’ The Underground Restaurant to the Isle of Wight to give Bestival-goers the chance to enjoy an extravagant three-course sit down meal in the heart of the festival. An experience not to be missed! ??

There will be a wonderful set menu, gorgeous waitresses in vintage French pinnies, vintage mismatched crockery, table linen and a chance to sit down for lunch, dinner or a late supper… always welcome at a festival. Plus on Saturday night only there will be a Pyjama Party themed Midnight Feast! Wear jim-jams, nighties, bring teddies, hot water bottles, dressing gowns, comfy slippers, hair rollers, your pet blanket and have a secret feast under the cover of a supper club. Places are limited though so we highly recommend you book yourself and you friends in now. click here to book (NB: sittings do not clash with the main stage headliners).

As the countdown gets well and truly under way we’ve joined forces with Rapanui Clothing, a brilliant Isle of Wight based eco-fashion company, to create a limited edition pre-event T-shirt for this year’s Bestival. This Organic Cotton T-shirt is made in a wind-powered, Fair Wear Foundation audited factory and is printed on 100% organic cotton. They were transported by ship, not air, are printed with phthalate-free inks and were hand-finished in the UK. A strictly limited edition run, these T-shirts will ONLY be available to order up until 26th August. They will not be on sale at Bestival itself. You can order yours here
Finally, if you were lucky enough to get yourself a Bestival ticket but your circumstances have changed and you can’t make it down to the Isle of Wight now the ONLY place we recommend to re-sell your ticket is www.thetickettrust.com
Likewise, if you would like to purchase a Bestival ticket, the ONLY place we recommend that you go to is www.thetickettrust.com
The Ticket Trust has been created by the Association of Independent Festivals and Sandbag to offer a safe and secure ticket exchange to help correct the secondary ticketing problem. Comprising a group of promoters, artists and music industry professionals embarrassed by what they see happening to tickets to their events – the exploitation of fans’ pockets! The Ticket Trust has created a place where music lovers can exchange unwanted tickets at face value, providing a platform for safe, secure and legitimate ticket exchange – without the over inflated mark-ups. This is the promoters’ and artists’ answer to the secondary ticketing market which seeks to make big profits – taking hard earned cash away from the fans, the musicians and the live events we all love.
Remember to keep on checking www.bestival.net for full line up details and all the up to the minute news.

Saturday Day Tickets sell out at the Just So Festival

The Just So Festival was the brainchild of two mums with a love of the arts and a desire to create a shared experience for families through participation, discovery, wonder and play.
Director Sarah Bird says ‘Day tickets for the Saturday have now completely sold out but we still have weekend camping tickets available as well as day tickets for the Sunday. Our programme of events has more than doubled since last year and there are many performers, workshops and events taking place on both days as well as a great many which are exclusive to the Sunday. Tickets will not be available at the gate, so we would recommend that families planning to come along this year snap them up quickly!
Co-Director Rowan Hoban continues, ‘The response to this year’s festival has been truly amazing. Our early bird tickets and glade camping tickets sold out incredibly quickly after last year’s festival and we are unspeakably excited about welcoming our families into the festival to share what promises to be an extraordinary line up of events.
Some of the many varied highlights of this year’s festival include music from the Zen Hussies and Polly and the Billets Doux; workshops by bestselling authors Adele Geras and David Lucas; a beach installation; circus and pirate training; a midnight feast; digital camera workshops; baby yoga; multisensory and food sculpture as well as appearances from both The Gruffalo and Elmer the elephant.
Rowan Hoban says, ‘This time last year Just So Festival had only existed inside our heads and we couldn’t quite believe it was really happening. We’re so happy that we’re here again; that we’re allowed to call this festival organising lark our job. We think 2011 is going to be even more magical than last year and are ever so grateful to our festival families for coming along and making it what it is.’

Boomtown Fair 2011 SOLD OUT

The organisers released an extra 2,500 tickets just a month ago and now all the passes have been snapped up by bass hungry ‘Boomtowners’ who are revving themselves up for a solid four-days of pure escapism, entertainment and intrigue! With the 2011 festival doubling in size and ambition after the highly successful 2010 festival, this year is promising to be the best yet.
Lak Mitchell, co-director and co-founder of Boomtown says:
“We are over the moon at the support and enthusiasm we’ve had for this year’s festival. Thanks to everyone who has bought a ticket and helped keep the Boomtown dream alive! We can’t wait to open the town gates, the crew have been working solidly for the past 5-weeks to create this alternative, interactive and immersive world and now we just can’t wait to share it with everyone!”
On top of the excellent news that the festival has sold out, it is with sadness that Boomtown also have to announce the cancellation of Barrington Levy, as he has pulled out of several upcoming scheduled dates. Barrington Levy is now unable to keep to his confirmed shows for both Boomtown Fair and Outlook festival. Both festivals have tried everything in their power to ensure the booking was committed to but due to circumstances out of the festival director’s hands the shows have been cancelled. The good news in all this is that Gentleman’s Dub Club, who smashed their show last year and left the crowd pleading for more are now bumped up the bill and will be headlining the Lion’s Den on Saturday night for some high-octane, knee bashing skanking moves!