The Darkness, Shadow Child and more added to Brownstock lineup

Amongst the plethora of dance and pop on offer at this year’s Brownstock, The Darkness and The Hoosiers are to crash the party, bringing with them a heady slice of rock and indie. To keep the dance floor packed are yet more new names from the electronic world including Shadow Child, Bondax, Friction, MJ Cole and more.

After a 2011 reunion, quadruple platinum selling rock outfit The Darkness returned to our stereos and stages, now they are headed for Brownstock. The glam four piece, fronted by falsetto-reaching frontman Justin Hawkins have bagged BRIT, Ivor Novello and MTV EMA awards during their high-octane international career. Essex is preparing to head bang to hits such as ‘Growing on Me’ come July.

DJ and producer Shadow Child is known to many via his shows on BBC Radio 1 and Rinse FM, he joins the line up for Brownstock having previously remixed fellow performer Example. Also appearing will be Lancashire future garage duo Bondax and Indiana, a singer making waves with her single ‘Solo Dancing’. With a number one debut album under their belts The Hoosiers will offer up indie rock to the festival’s menu.
 
Elsewhere amongst the recent additions are triple deck spinning Drum and Bass DJ, Friction, UK garage leaderMJ Cole and the hip-hop/jungle infusing DJ Zinc. Ibiza Rocks resident DJ Doorly, warehouse rave originatorsRatpack and Brightonion Fono are also in line to get Brownstock jumping. RAM Records’ will be represented by artists Rene Lavice and Culture Shock whilst the much hyped Rat Boy and eye catching Them&Us prepare to take to the stage.
 
The Treehouse Stage, hosted by Fréses events also unveils the first of its acts today. Anna Mcluckie, best know for her appearance on The Voice in which she wowed judges not just with her singing but also her harp skills, crowns The Treehouse Stage. Elsewhere a number of Essex’s very own up and coming, unsigned and grassroots talents will be taking to the Treehouse stage including Youth ClubCourts, Dojo, Midnight Barbers, Stealing signs takeover, October Glow, Calgary, Local Life DJs, John The Baptist, Darcy andFréres DJs.

Paloma Faith and more added to Osfest lineup

Paloma Faith, The Hoosiers, From the Jam, Bay City Rollers and Toyah have been added to our existing lineup which features the very popular boy band Union J, Grammy award winner Foxes, number one hit artist Conor Maynard, current high-flyers Neon Jungle as well as Nina Nesbitt and Luke Friend.

mplimented by some EXCITING new additions.

Born in Hackney, London, Paloma who’s latest single ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ is currently in the official top 10, is half Spanish and half British. As an ex magician’s assistant, trained contemporary dancer, St Martin’s alumni with an MA in theatre directions, a performer in burlesque shows and an actress, she has been mixing artistic media throughout her short adult life.

The fascinating singer-songwriter Paloma will be performing a unique DJ Set at Osfest, a brilliant DJ, Paloma plays a mixture of guilty pleasures from the 90's RnB and recognisable old soul. 

Carly Woodward, Event Director says “The charismatic Paloma Faith is cutting edge on both the stage and the DJ scene, we are really looking forward to her performance, what an amazing way to finish Saturday Night!”

Osfest are also delighted to have the re-formed the Hoosiers on the line up, Sam Swallow of the Hoosiers admits “We came back to it for a very simple reason: we started enjoying writing songs again.” The Hoosiers multi-platinum success of their 2007 debut album, The Trick to Life, includes singles such as ‘Worried About Ray’ and ‘Goodbye Mr. A’.

Osfest festival goers will be transported back to the late seventies as From The Jam, featuring former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings, will be performing all their classics including “Going Underground”, “Town called Malice” and “That’s Entertainment”!  LES McKeown and the Bay City Rollers will be performing "Bye Bye Baby" which was their first UK Number One in May 1975 and the infamous Toyah Ann Willcox will entertain us with "It's a Mystery"! 

Watchet Festival Camping SOLD OUT

WATCHET LIVE, West Somerset’s largest outdoor music event, have announced that all camping ticket options for this year’s event have sold out in advance for the second year running. Campervan tickets are also sold out. 

A very limited number of day and weekend non-camping tickets are currently still available in advance, and an allocation have been reserved for purchase on the gate.

Returning for its seventh consecutive year, Watchet LIVE is a not-for-profit family-friendly festival with amazing views of the stunning West Somerset coastline and beyond. Three live stages, including the brand new “Udder Stage” host more than 50 live acts, bringing a wide range of high-calibre musical acts not normally found performing in West Somerset at a very affordable price. 

Watchet’s biggest and best ever line-up has been confirmed and includes performances from The HoosiersDreadzoneNeville Staple BandThe SkintsShowaddywaddy3 Daft MonkeysDr & The Medics, Subgiant and festival ‘house band’, those ever-popular local heroes, The Wurzels.

Dreadzone

In addition, an Open Mic venue, the infamous Something Else Tea Tent, a Silent DiscoThe Griffin Tent featuring dance workshops and a large Festival Market ensure there really is something for everyone. There are also all the usual festival amenities you would expect: a large campsite with a reserved families-only zone; secure on site car parking; an extensive Food Court, Real Ale and Cider Bar and free kids-zone.

Headliners announced for Watchet Festival 2013

With their Teddy Boy style and their incredible back catalogue of twenty three Top 40 hits, Showaddywaddy are the perfect band to headline the ‘retro’ Friday night at Watchet Festival. The Hoosiers will bring their infections, sing-along pop rock to Saturday’s proceedings, and Dreadzone’s hugely popular dub-reggae show will close the festival in style. 

Dreadzone

Other acts confirmed to perform include Shoot The Moon, Company B, Boot Hill All-Stars, The Rocker Covers, Subgiant, Nameless Girl, Ten Pound Suit Band and RSVP. Many more acts, including three more main stage headline bands and the festival’s special guest, are yet to be announced.

Watchet LIVE is a not-for-profit family-friendly festival with amazing views of the stunning West Somerset coastline and beyond. Three live stages, including the famous Croissant Neuf solar powered venue host more than 50 live acts, bringing a wide range of high-calibre musical acts not normally found performing in West Somerset, at a very affordable price. 

In addition, an Open Mic venue, the infamous Something Else Tea Tent, a Silent DiscoThe Griffin Tent featuring dance workshops and a large Festival Market ensure there really is something for everyone. There are also all the usual festival amenities you would expect: a large campsite with a reserved families-only zone; secure on site car parking; an extensive Food Court, Real Ale and Cider Bar and free kids-zone.

With a host of internationally renowned artists performing, a friendly 'small festival' vibe, stunning views across the West Somerset coastline, and a full range of tickets and camping options, WATCHET LIVE is a fantastic festival and a perfect place to spend August Bank Holiday weekend.

Highlights of WATCHET LIVE FESTIVAL 2013 include:
• 3 live music stages featuring over 50 acts, 
• Glastonbury Festival’s very own Croissant Neuf Tent featuring live acts all weekend.
• Cider Island and Food Court
• The legendary Something Else Tea Tent
• Hugely expanded Kids Area and Festival Market
• Discounted Early Bird Tickets available until 31st March 2013
• Adult tickets held at 2012 prices

Ticket Prices (Early Bird, until 31st March 2013)

Weekend Tickets with camping : £50 (Adults), £35 (Youths 13-17), Under 12’s are free. 
A Family Weekend Ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Youths is just £125. 
Campervans £20, Weekend Parking £5

Zane Lowe set to close this years Live Fest

With some of the hottest acts from the UK music scene performing, this is the festival for those who love great music but want to avoid the mud this summer!

Acts on the star-packed bill include R&B star TINCHY STRYDER, Urban Music Award-winning London based collective ROLL DEEP, grime sensation TEMPA T, and indie pop sensations THE HOOSIERS. There are also DJ sets from post hardcore rockers FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, alternative rock quintet KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES, indie rock act GUILLEMOTS, and Gary Powell from The Libertines.

Zane LoweFestival-goers are in for a treat with Radio One presenter Zane Lowe behind the decks playing his usual eclectic brand of alternative music, including rock, punk, drum and bass and hip hop.

Other acts confirmed are PEGASUS BRIDGE, British indie five-piece MISSING ANDY, PARADISE POINT, SATURDAY NIGHT GYM CLUB and MY ELECTRIK. Tickets for the event are priced at two-for-one for a limited period and can be purchased from the Live Fest website.

Programming will be spread over five venues within the famous London O2, from the glamorous Proud2 to Union Square, Inc Club, IndigoO2 and ASBaG, Live Fest has a huge variety of music genres to suit any tastes – so whether you’re into urban beats or rock, pop and hardcore, this is the festival for you!

As if this wasn’t enough, the IndigO2 hosts the Grand National Finals of the Live and Unsigned competition. All the best unsigned acts from across the UK will take to the stage in a bid to be crowned the best Live and Unsigned Act of 2011.To find out more about Live and Unsigned visit www.liveandunsigned.uk.com.

Live Fest’s Intergalactic Alien, Bob said: “Zane Lowe is sure to give the Live Fest audience the perfect end to the perfect day. Tinchy Stryder will blow the crowd away and alongside him we’ve got a great line up of top acts. We can’t wait to bring it on and rock the O2!

Due to X Factor commitments N-Dubz have been cancelled from this event.
For more information and tickets to this summer’s hottest indoor festival, visit the Live Fest website

Live Fest, announce THE HOOSIERS for London’s biggest indoor festival

With some of the hottest acts from the UK music scene performing, this is the festival for those who love great music but want to avoid the mud this summer!
Already on the star-packed bill include mighty urban and hip-hop headliners N-DUBZ, TINCHY STRYDER, ROLL DEEP, grime sensation TEMPA T, D’n’B massive DAN LE SAC Vs SCROOBIUS PIP and now THE HOOSIERS. DJ sets from post hardcore rockers FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, alternative rock quintet KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES and indie rock act GUILLEMOTS are also set for Live Fest.
The HoosiersEnglish pop rock band The Hoosiers, consisting of Irwin Sparkes (vocals and guitar), Martin Skarendahl (bass and rhythm guitar) and Alphonso Sharland (drums), shot to fame in 2007 when their debut single ‘Worried About Ray’ reached number 5 in the UK Singles Chart.
Shortly after, the band received greater success when their debut album ‘The Trick to Life’ (2007) reached number 1 in the UK Album Charts, meaning The Hoosiers had made their mark on the pop music world. Successful albums ‘The Illusion of Safety’ (2010) and ‘Bumpy Ride’ (2011) soon followed and also achieved chart success.
The Hoosiers are definitely ones to watch at this year’s Live Fest and promise to put on a storming show. Tickets for the event are priced at an early bird cost of just £25 and can be purchased from the Live Fest website.  
Programming will be spread over five venues within the famous London O2, from the glamorous Proud2 to Union Square, Inc Club, IndigoO2 and ASBaG. With a range of stages and an out-of-this-world chill out space, festival goers can dance away into the early hours, or relax with a massage from the Famous Ibiza Angels whilst catching up on all the best acoustic sets – the possibilities at Live Fest are endless!
Live Fest’s Intergalactic Alien, Bob said:
“It’s great to see The Hoosiers on the line up for Live Fest. It’s going to be a massive festival and a great day out. Alongside The Hoosiers we’ve got a great line up of top acts with the mighty N-Dubz headlining and we can’t wait to bring it on in July and rock The O2!”
 
Lineup below:
  • N-Dubz
  • Tinchy Stryder
  • The Hoosiers
  • Roll Deep
  • Dan Le sac Vs. Scroobius Pip
  • Pegasus Bridge
  • Missing Andy
  • YoungO
  • Saturday Night Gym Club
  • Paradise Point
  • Futureproof
  • Funeral For A Friend DJ set
  • Guillemots DJ set
  • Kids In Glass Houses DJ Set

For more information and tickets to this summer’s hottest indoor festival, visit the Live Fest website