This year’s Bingley Music Live is quickly gathering pace with Theme Park, The Dunwells, The Dirty Rivers, Kat Men, China Rats, and Dave McPherson set to play. The announcement follows hot on the heels of last week’s confirmation of CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers.
They will appear at Myrtle Park between August 30th-September 1st alongside Primal Scream, The Cribs, The Human League, The Wonder Stuff, The Fratellis, Lucy Spraggan, Charlie Brown, The Lake Poets, The Temperance Movement, Loveable Rogues, Summer Camp, The Struts, The Electric Swing Circus, Natasha Haws, Rose and the Howling North, andHoly Moly and the Crackers. With an ever-expanding line up of quality acts, this year’s festival once again offers a truly eclectic mix of music; all at the purse-pleasing price of £45 (+ booking fee) for a three day ticket.
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0871 220 0260. For regular updates and band announcements please visit www.bingleymusiclive.com or follow all the latest developments on Twitter @BingleyFestival. Celebrate the end of summer in style!
Over the years the stage has seen debut performances from Pulled Apart By Horses (who will make their Main Stage debut this year), Two Door Cinema Club (NME/Radio 1 Stage second headliner 2012) and Don Broco, who move onto the Festival Republic Stage this year after their amazing performance in 2011 on the BBC Introducing Stage.
The bands that play are chosen through a combination of the BBC’s countrywide Introducing shows, Leeds promoters Futuresound, festival promoters Festival Republic and Martin House’s Centre Stage competition.
These new acts join Foo Fighters, The Cure, Kasabian, The Black Keys, Paramore, Florence + the Machine, Kaiser Chiefs, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Vaccines, Justice, The Maccabees, At The Drive-In and many more.
The Reading & Leeds Festival is held on 24th – 26th August 2012 at Little John’s Farm in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds. The full line-up and further information can be found at www.readingfestival.com / www.leedsfestival.com
Winners of the Futuresound competition and opening the NME/Radio1 Stage on Saturday at Reading and Sunday at Leeds will be Post War Glamour Girls postwarglamourgirls.com.
Added to the comedy line-up is Adam Hills who has achieved international acclaim as one of the world’s best stand up comics. Combining positive uplifting comedy and rampant spontaneity has seen him receive a swag of awards, glowing reviews and a legion of fans around the planet.
Once again, Transgressive and friends take over the Alternative Stage two nights at Leeds Festival. They will curate, DJ and host the stage’s late-night entertainment on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August. Amongst the line-up this year are live performances from Disclosure, Summer Camp and Ghostpoet, plus sets from hotly tipped up-and-comers such as Theme Park, AlunaGeorge and Outfit.
Outfit * Summer Camp * Disclosure * Theme Park * AlunaGeorge * Ghostpoet Metronomy DJ set * Transgressive DJ’s * Gaggle DJ’s (ALL LEEDS ONLY)
We’re very excited indeed to announce that recent UK singles chart toppers Rudimental will be making their Bestival debut this September. Hailing from London’s east end, the four-piece are going to be smashing out the certified drum and bass bangers for the mainstage crowd, including ‘Feel The Love’ which has propelled them into the heart of the big league. Prepare to bounce when the beats drops.
Fresh from her recent trip to Los Angeles, where she’s been writing and recording songs for her forthcoming third album, Kate Nash who has caused a stir with her latest offering, ‘Underestimate The Girl’, a no-holds-barred dive into punk spirit will also be making her way across the Solent to join us once again.
dan le sac, whose much anticipated debut solo album ‘Space Between The Words’ is set to be released imminently, will be making a very welcome Bestival solo appearance to showcase his musical psyche, embracing everything from electro-pop to psychedelia, all accompanied by an impressive array of vocal talent. Also revelling in his solo ambitions dan le sac’s regular sparring partner Scroobius Pip will offer up a slice of his acclaimed ‘Distraction Pieces’ long-player that has seen him smash his punk, rock and hip-hop influences into a pleasing new whole.
Plus there will be sleek modern action with soulful vocals and garage stylings from criminally young sibling duo Disclosure. Supporting the release of their eponymous debut album that’s due to drop the week they play Bestival, Stooshe will be cranking up the in your face R&B factor. Clement Marfo & The Frontline will add gargantuan pop hooks, sweet neo-soul vocals and a rush of energised rock dynamics to their grime and hip-hop core. And Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey AKA Summer Camp are set to demonstrate their 80s inspired synthpop sunshine, delivering what can only be described as bliss drenched moments of pure pop joy.
A perennial Bestival favourite, The Correspondents will be mixing up the heady flavours of dance music, all sensationally seasoned with frenetic frontman Mr Bruce’s unique vocals. But wait! If you can’t hold on until September to experience The Correspondents, then you’re in for a treat as we have a brilliant free track from them for your delectation that you can download here.
And that’s not all, as there’s lots more live action with critically acclaimed, Americana tinged pop from multi-instrumentalist James McCartney, melodic guitar based behaviour from Meteor-winning Irish rockers The Coronas, off beam folk from Beans on Toast, dark melodies from the very hotly-tipped Brightonian quartet Two Jackals, warm, inviting, melodic vintage synth-driven loveliness from Lucky Elephant, Californian Psych-pop from Sleepy Sun and four-headed multi-instrumental mayhem from Gush.
An undisputed legend of reggae, we’re over the moon that on Friday evening Bollywood will play host to David Rodigan MBE Presents Ram Jam. With sets from the master himself and Shy FX & Stamina MC, Top Cat feat Sir Coxsone Outernational, B Traits, The Nextmen & MC Wrec, General Levy and Congo Natty in what is destined to be a heavyweight session featuring the best of classic and brand new music spanning the worlds of reggae, dub, D&B and dubstep.
David is also very pleased to announce the addition of his Ram Jam Chicken Shack at this year’s festival, located near the Bollywood tent, selling the very best in Caribbean food with a twist!
Says David Rodigan MBE – “Delighted to be returning to Bestival, but this year with my own Ram Jam tent and special guests. Plus we’re bringing our Ram Jam Chicken Shack, so its music for your mind and food for your soul, Rodigan style and fashion! Time to bring the signal!”
We’re ecstatic to be able to unveil the full line-up for Jaguar Skills & His Amazing Friends , as he takes over Bollywood on Sunday night with glitchy electro dubstep from Zomboy, part rap, part punk, part rave-up rawness from Murkage, who will be playing live, bass heavy brilliance from three times DMC champion DJ Cable and electro and house bangers aplenty from [email protected].
Says Jaguar Skills – “Ninja’s…everybody knows I love playing Bestival…and this year is set to become my favourite year ever. Rob da Bank and his team have kindly given me full control of the line-up on the Sunday for the Bollywood tent. So join me, Murkage (Live), Zomboy, DJ Cable and [email protected]’ as we bring an aural assault of every tempo to your eardrums. HoooOOOO!”
And, charged with keeping the dancelfoors bouncing day and night at Robin Hill, we have even more superfly selectors coming to the party including the expansive breaks, dub and glitch sounds of San Francisco’s Bassnectar, grime, house and soul styles from Alexander Nut, reggae greats played correctly by the incomparable DJ Derek, sing-along sickness from the Hip Hop Karaoke crew, hip shaking house from The Good Guys, fist pumping goodness from Soft Rocks who will be taking things beyond the guiltiest of pleasures and atmospheric techno from Ben Hoo. Plus there will be Continental Drifts’ main man Chris Tofu, UK Bass action courtesy of Low Fro, legendarily eclecticism from Michael Cook, non-stop party flavours from Bestival heroes Sombrero Sound System and crazy funsters Dick and Dom will be dropping their ‘Rip It Up’ DJ set. No, really! We also advise you to keep an eye out for the Police Rave Unit dropping classic cuts across a spectrum of dance music, whilst keeping it legal on the mic!
Finally, we’re very pleased indeed to be able to announce that controversial author and public speaker, David Icke will be conducting one of his world-famous talks in the Ambient Forest. Notorious for his contentious views and conspiracy theories, his vast array of hypothesis and philosophies aren’t always as outlandish as you might think and we heartily recommend keeping an open mind and checking out what he’s got to say.
Tickets are selling like hotcakes, so if you want to guarantee yourself a slice of the greatest show on earth you need to get your skates on! And do keep on checking in at www.bestival.net, and our Facebook page and Rob da Bank’s Twitter for loads more info and cool stuff!
All The Acts Announced So far:
Live Performances From: Stevie Wonder / Florence + The Machine / New Order / Sigur Rós / The Xx / Friendly Fires / Nero / 2manydjs – Live / Soulwax / Justice Live / Two Door Cinema Club / Hot Chip / Miike Snow / Bat For Lashes / Emeli Sandé / Orbital / Frank Ocean / SBTRKT / Warpaint / De La Soul / Roots Manuva / Major Lazer / Sister Sledge / Gary Numan / The Horrors / Spiritualized / Death In Vegas / Doom / Ben Howard / Michael Kiwanuka / Sub Focus / Azealia Banks / Alabama Shakes / Dan Le Sac / Scroobius Pip / Saunderson Feat. Inner City Live / Gallows / Kate Nash / Rizzle Kicks / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs / Earth Wind & Fire Experience Feat Al Mckay / Buraka Som Sistema / Sage Francis / Grimes / Bellowhead / Django Django / Little Dragon / Gold Panda / Adam Ant & The Good, The Mad And The Lovely Posse / The Cuban Brothers / Top Cat Featuring Sir Coxsone Outernational / Chairlift / Disclosure / John Foxx And The Maths / Summer Camp / Iceage / Ren Harvieu / John Talabot / Lianne La Havas / Delilah / Alunageorge / First Aid Kit / Gesaffelstein / The Correspondents / Daughter / Zulu Winter / Ane Brun / Friends / King Khan And The Shrines / The Japanese Popstars / Chas & Dave / Dub Pistols / Kindness / Factory Floor / Charli XCX / Errors / Lucy Rose / Skepta / Sunless 97 / Sleepy Sun / Congo Natty / King Krule / Toy / Dirty Beaches / Drums Of Death /Jessie Ware / Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard / General Levy / Lucky Elephant / Slagsmålsklubben/ Jaipur Kawa Brass Band / Field Music / Jinja Safari / Kawa Circus / B.Dolan's Church Of Love & Ruin / James Mccartney / The Coronas / 02:54 Porcelain Raft / Milagres / Three Bonzos And A Piano / Prince Fatty / Liz Green / Forest Swords / Willis Earl Beal / Murkage / Alt-J / The Staves / Jake Bugg / Skinny Lister / Josh Kumra / Ryan Keen / Stay+ / Jamie N Commons / Nina Nesbitt / Bigkids / Gabrielle Aplin / Kwes / Gush / Diagrams / Fiction / Turbowolf /Mary Epworth / Wet Nuns / The Other Tribe / Beans On Toast / Misty's Big Adventure / This Is The Kit / Stealing Sheep / Clock Opera / Young British Artists / Patterns / Ghost Outfit / L.A. Salami / To Kill A King / Dingus Khan / Crowns / Killaflaw / Barker & The Red Clay Halo / Parma Violets / Gorgeous George / Subgiant /Heath:Ward /Laurel Collective / Ahab /Gecko /Model Society / Tom Williams And The Boat / Daytona Lights / Two Jackals / Biederbeck / Valentine Gray / Charley Macaulay / Sky Sphere / Blackhouse Crow / The Lovely Eggs / St Spirit / Charming / Alonestar / Shepherds / Cherishport / Seán Mcgowan / A Way Of Life / This Way Up / The Widowmaker/
DJs Sets From Rob da Bank and Friends: Annie Mac Presents / Four Tet B2B Caribou / The 2 Bears / David Rodigan MBE Presents Ram Jam / Jamie xx / Skream And Benga Feat Sgt Pokes And Youngman / Dirtybird Showcase Feat. Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin & Eats Everything / François K / Brodinski / Moodymann / Gilles Peterson / Redlight / DJ Yoda / DJ Derek / Bassnectar / Maya Jane Coles / Scuba / Kavinsky / Julio Bashmore / LTJ Bukem / / Shy FX And Stamina Mc / Plastician / Matador / Greg Wilson / Doctor P / The Nextmen / Hip Hop Karaoke / MC Wrec / Pearson Sound / Adamski / Borgore / Flux Pavilion / Max Cooper / Gemini / Krystal Klear / Pangaea / Reggae Roast / Billy Daniel Bunter / Pariah / Trolley Snatcha / Krafty Kuts / Warm & Electric Minds / Scratch Perverts / Koan Sound / Camo & Krooked / Giles Smith & James Priestley (Secretsundaze) / Mosca / Numbers Showcase: Oneman B2B Jackmaster, Deadboy, Spencer, Redinho / B Traits / Ben Ufo / PBR Streetgang / Jaguar Skills & His Amazing Friends / Drums Of Death / Blawan / Frank Tope / Leo Zero / Dismantle / Gutterslut / Melé / Girl Unit / Zomboy / The Good Guys / Luv*Jam / Dr Alex Paterson / Chris Coco / Pete Gooding / Phil Mison / Mark Jones / Duff Disco / Sonnyji Presents Bang Bhang / Danny Whitehead / Mixmaster Morris / Police Rave Unit / Sombrero Sound System / Rev Milo Speedwagon / Graeme Fisher (Balearic) / DJ Cable / Foamo / Shepdog / The Shellac Collective /Flying White Dots / DJ Charge / Pathaan / Mojo Filter / Fear Of Theydon / Tythe / Sink The Pink / George B / Kaf-Tan / Soft Rocks / Michael Cook / Chris Tofu / Ben Hoo / [email protected] / Low-Fro
Brainfeeder Presents Thundercat, The Gaslamp Killer, Teebs, Lapalux, Jeremiah Jae, DJ Kutmah
The Naked and Famous, Roky Erickson, Devotchka, The Like and Summer Campalso join the bill. With The Black Eyed Peas headlining Friday 1, The Chemical Brothers headlining Saturday 2 and the likes of Plan B, Tinie Tempah, David Guetta, The Streets and Bruno Mars also confirmed across the weekend, this yearsWireless with Barclaycard is set to be the event on the summer’s musical calendar. Grace Jones is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and cutting edge artists of our time, the imitable Jamaican born musician and style icon is firmly entrenched in pop culture history. Her distinct fusion of new wave, pop, reggae and R & B has seen her infiltrate night clubs for the past 30 years while her striking androgynous image scored her the enviable title of Andy Warhol’s muse. Renowned for her enthralling live shows Grace Jones at Wireless with Barclaycard is a must see performance.
Joining Pulp and Grace Jones along with the already announced TV On The Radio, Foals, The Horrors and Metronomy Kiwi quintet The Naked and Famousare winning serious praise. One of the most exciting, vibrant and interesting Antipodean acts to the hit the UK scene this past year their debut single ‘Young Blood’ became the first debut single by a Kiwi band to reach number one in their home country for 16 years. In the UK they were recently awarded a highly coveted place in the BBC’s Sound of 2011. Denver based group DeVotchKa also join Sunday’s line-up. Having developed a powerful distinctive sound, blending a variety of eastern European, Latin and US Southwestern music, with more mainstream rock and punk sounds. Their swelling powerful and reflective ballads, married with the tender crooning of Grammy-nominated front man Nick Urata, has seen the band create the evocative soundscapes for a growing list of films including four-time Academy Award nominated film Little Miss Sunshine, I Love You Phillip Morris and The Joneses. DeVotchKa’s latest studio album, 100 Lovers was released this month.
Sunday’s line-up now also boasts Texas singer-songwriter Roky Erikson, a living legend. His 1960s band, the 13th Floor Elevators, have been called the pioneers of psychedelic rock, influencing the likes of Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead, and later covered by REM, Primal Scream and even ZZ Top. Making a long-awaited and triumphant return to the recording studio last year after a 14-year hiatus, the imitable rocker released ‘True Love Cast Out All Evil’, a powerful biographical album of harrowing growl and grit which received widespread acclaim. Five years after their first appearance at Wireless with Barclaycard, LA bred female four piece The Like will be making a welcome return to the Hyde Park stage. With the release of their new album ‘Release Me’, produced by Mark Ronson, the group has developed an entirely new retro-neuvo sound, kindling significant buzz amongst the UK music press. Enigmatic London based duo Summer Camp are also confirmed and are set to bring their dreamy synth pop to the stellar Sunday line-up.
Line up so far: Friday July 1 The Black Eyed Peas Plan B Tinie Tempah Bruno Mars Example Wretch 32 Far East Movement Labrinth Yasmin Plus special guest David Guetta Saturday July 2 The Chemical Brothers Chase & Status The Streets Aphex Twin Chromeo Katy B Janelle Monae Battles Devlin Digitalism The Whip Justin Robertson Nero Sunday July 3 Pulp Grace Jones TV On The Radio Foals The Horrors Metronomy The Naked & Famous Roky Erickson DeVotchKa The Like Summer Camp
Ticketing Information: Tickets for Friday 1 July are priced at £49.50 plus booking fees. Tickets for Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July are priced at £48.50 plus booking fees. Tickets are on sale now at www.wirelessfestival.co.uk Multi-day tickets are available. 2-day tickets are priced at £92 plus booking fees, and 3-day tickets are priced at £130 plus booking fees.
All Barclaycard Customers who purchase via www.barclaycardunwind.com have the chance to win a VIP upgrade. Purchase a Carbon Offset for 50p as an add on to your order to negate the environmental impacts of your travel to and from the festival, these funds will be used to invest in environmental projects in local schools. More details are available onwww.wirelessfestival.co.uk DISABLED ACCESS: Live Nation have changed the process of purchasing a disabled customer ticket, this will make booking tickets quicker and easier for our customers. Disabled customer tickets are now available online through the Wireless Website. If you have any questions or are unsure on the booking process, please feel free to email us at:[email protected] or call 0207 195 2133.