Field Day are delighted to reveal the new line-up additions that will be joining headliner PJ Harvey, and previously announced artists including Beach House, Daphni, GOAT, John Grant and Thurston Moore Band on Field Day Sunday 12th June.
Nao / Nimmo
Adam Green / Air / Blossoms / Beach House
The Secret Garden Party is very pleased to announce its second wave of artists for this summer’s Party. Air are now confirmed to headline, along with Caribou and Primal Scream, as previously announced.
French duo, Air, comprising Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit-Dunkel, are one of the most influential synth-pop bands of the 2000’s. Singles such as ‘Sexy Boy’ and ‘Surfing on a Rocket’ shaped the way for the current wave of atmospheric retro-synth soundscapes. Albums such as ‘Moon Safari’ and ‘Talkie Walkie,’their soundtrack for ‘The Virgin Suicides’ and their score to the 1902 classic silent film ‘le voyage dans la lune’ should prove to be a synergy made in heaven for this year’s Secret Garden Party’s arts & expression theme: ‘The Gardener’s Guide to the Galaxy.’
Now confirmed for lift-off are:-
MILKY CHANCE – SHURA – THE TEMPER TRAP – SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA
BAND OF SKULLS – ANDREYA TRIANA – FIELD MUSIC
IZZY BIZU – LA FEMME – HOT SINCE 82 – TELEMAN – MONEY – DUA LIPA – BILLIE MARTEN – BEARDYMAN – ROSIE LOWE
LITTLE COMETS – JACKMASTER –BICEP – HÆLOS – SWIM DEEP – MIDLAND – DAVID RODIGAN
THE JAPANESE HOUSE – NZCA LINES – MEILYR JONES
BARNS COURTNEY – HOT 8 BRASS BAND – THE SKINTS – SLUTFACE LOUIS BERRY – SHANNON SAUNDERS – POSTAAL – STARLING LOVESSEGA SERAMIC – AMBER ARCADES – BABEHEAVEN
BEANS ON TOAST – THE AGE OF L.U.N.A – PLEASURE BEACH – THE WHOLLS – EXMAGICIAN STRONG ASIAN MOTHERS – MAN AND THE ECHO LAIL ARAD – HAUS EARL KIOKO – BROADWAY SOUNDS – ZURI AURA ALL THE PEOPLE – THE DEFEKTERS – EARL OKIN – THE MEOW MEOWS – JAMIE JOSEPH – AISHA BADRU
They join, as previously announced….
CARIBOU – PRIMAL SCREAM
MARIBOU STATE – RAE MORRIS – RATIONALE – C DUNCAN
PETITE MELLER – SG LEWIS – MOLOTOV JUKEBOX – SUNDARA KARMA FORMATION – OSCAR – STEALING SHEEP – PURE BATHING CULTURE ZIBRA – WEAVES – KUDU BLUE
…plus all djs & parties and more still to be announced.
The Secret Garden Party is introducing a new live music stage on site this summer. As yet un-named it will provide a platform for new artists to play in front of an enthusiastic festival audience. This means a total of 4 full days of live music over 15 stages.
The Secret Garden Party presents….
This year’s theme ‘Gardener’s Guide to the Galaxy’ has inspired the Garden’s creative team of oddballs and eccentrics like never before. They are currently on a comprehensive mission to create the most cosmic, inventive, fun-packed and immersive experience yet for all partaking ‘Gardeners.’ Located on the banks of a beautiful lake, bordered by open fields and woodland glades, the Secret Garden Party is situated in an incredibly picturesque and magical setting. It is the perfect place to lose yourself, make new friends, heal your soul, and laugh out loud. Why not escape to reality? Here are just a few ways how….
Robo Copout – Cosmic Knitting – Mutation Station – Art Constellations – Cosmonaut Displays – Astronaut Training – Mermaid School – Guerilla Science – Virtual Reality – Paint Fights – Floating Dance Floors – Laser Wars – Regression Sessions Space Safari – 24 Hour Pub – 15 Live Music Stages & 6 DJ Stages – 24-Hour Woodland Parties – Boating Lake & Bathing – Sanctuary & Hot Tubs – Massage Area – Live Theatre & Comedy – Exotic Life Drawing – The Get High High Jump – Organic Food Stalls – The Forum – Camp Fire Tales from the Outer Limits – Mud Wrestling – Dance-Offs – Vogon Poetry Readings & Spoken Word – Kids’ Area – Fine Dining – Little Gay Brother Bar – Science Meets Fiction
Dot To Dot Festival is established as the UK’s Premier Festival for unearthing the hottest new talent around, alongside established acts from across the globe. 2016 marks the Festival’s 11th edition and will see it returning to Manchester, Bristoland Nottingham from the 27-29th May. Dot to Dot’s ever eclectic line-up is set to make this year one of the biggest and best in the festival’s history!
With lots of exciting announcements to follow, including a second headliner, Dot To Dot and DHP Family, in partnership with Fred Perry Subculture, are elated to announce the first wave of artists to play this year’s Festival:
The anthemic Mystery Jets will return to co-headline the Dot To Dot stage this year, blasting out infectious tunes and soon to be classics from their new album “Curve Of The Earth”. Australian indie giants The Temper Trap also join the Dot To Dot line-up after spending all of 2015 in the studio working on a highly anticipated third album.
With his brand of indie hip-hop rock Rat Boy will stir up the Dot To Dot crowd, conveying modern lyrics of a pissed off generation, alongside Lauren Aquilina’s beautifully honest ballads and euphoric guitar rock supremoes Sundara Karma. Imaginatively crafted chill-out specialists The Japanese House will be spellbinding Dot To Dot-goers with dreamy harmonies whilst Yorkshire-based brothers The Sherlocks bring their Courteeners-esque guitar riffs and energetic live performance to the festival, along with Dublin’s hottest indie rockers Little Green Cars.
The first wave of artists to be announced also includes: Ardyn, Barns Courtney, Bleeding Heart Pigeons, Chappo, Cigarettes After Sex, Crosa Rosa, Dancing Years, Ekkah, Estrons, The Jacques, Lewis Del Mar, Liss, New Carnival, Northeast Party House, Stephen Kellogg, Trevor Sensor, and there is still so much more to be announced!
The Summer Festival guide has the latest lineup details for this years Field Day Festival which takes place in London's Victoria Park in June.
Leading this years lineup are electronic masters Metronomy on Saturday and The Pixes (only London show for 2014) on Sunday.
Ahead of her show in London this week, Field Day is extremely pleased to welcome iconic 80s legend Neneh Cherry, who will be playing as part of Saturday's line-up.
Also joining them is a huge host of talented artists.
Saturday's lineup is confirmed as follows:
Arthur Beatrice, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Bake, Eyedress, FunkinEven (live), Jamie Isaac, Jamie xx, Jen Long DJ, Marc Riley DJ, Neneh Cherry & RocketNumberNine, Only Real, Phil Taggart DJ, ReviveHer, Tourist, Metronomy, All We Are, Blood Orange, Charlotte OC, Courtney Barnett, Danny Brown, DJ Barely Legal, Dusky, East India Youth, Éclair FiFi, Erol Alkan b2b Daniel Avery, Evian Christ (DJ), Fat White Family, George Fitzgerald, Gerd Janson, Ghostpoet, Huw Stephens, Innervisions: Dixon b2b Ame, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Jackmaster & Oneman present Can U Dance, Jagwar Ma, James Holden (live), Jessy Lanza, John Wizards, Jon Hopkins, Lunice, Money, Moxie, Omar Souleyman, Oneohtrix Point Never, Pawws, Ryan Hemsworth, SBTRKT, Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 , Simian Mobile Disco, Sky Ferreira, Slackk b2b Samename, SOHN , SOPHIE, Teleman, The Temper Trap, Tim Burgess (DJ), Todd Terje (live), Vessel, Warpaint + more TBA
Sunday's lineup is confirmed as follows:
Childhood, Drenge, Shy Nature, Telegram, The Bohicas, Pixies (Only London show in 2014), The Horrors, Temples, POND + more TBA
Its not just music that is coming to Field Day, check out Street Feast which brings London's premier night food market to the grounds of Victoria Park.
Street Feast has always had a festival atmosphere, so we’re very excited to be teaming up with Field Day this summer, to bring London’s best street food to one of London’s best festivals. Whether its Rainbo’s fresh & healthy gyoza or Hotbox’s 9 hour slow smoked beef ribs, there’s something for everyone, made by people with passion. From the moment the first band starts at midday there’ll be a range of great food on offer, so people can make a real day of it snacking on tacos, steamed gua bao, great pizza and spicy pulled pork naans. Field Day have always set the standard with their line up of bands and this year with Street Feast they’ll have a line up of food to match.
Parked in the middle of the Street Feast area, the lovely people of Greenwich based Meantime Brewery, will be drafting their freshest lager: Inside the Beer Tank are two maturation vessels holding brewery-fresh beer, which remains unfiltered and unpasteurized: it is still living, which allows it to continue to mature. Drinking Brewery Fresh Lager is second only to drinking beer direct from the brewery!
But Meantime Brewery are not the only independent brewery on board this year: The London’s Brewers’ Market will be appearing at Field Day for the first time, presenting a round up of the very best of London’s craft brewing scene. The London Brewers’ Market will bring together the cream of the crop! Featured breweries will include the following, with more tba: The Five Points Brewing Company (Hackney), Hackney Brewery (Hackney), Beavertown Brewery (Hackney Wick), Fourpure Brewing Co (Bermondsey, London), Late Knights Brewery (Crystal Palace).
Last but not least, we are also very happy to welcome back Clapham Common’s Venn Street Market for the fourth consecutive year. The market will bring the most delicious food from around the globe, including Mamas Jerk, Mei Mei Street Cart, Taco Truck, Dhaba Lane, Wholefood Heaven, The Handmade Scotch Eggs Co, Anna Mae’s and many more!
The lead-up to this year’s Parklife Weekender came with much trepidation, and not just over what to wear (high-waisted and dangerously short shorts, “obvs”). The move to Heaton Park from a venue much nearer Manchester’s festival-ready student population was a curious one, no doubt intended to minimise disruption to the regular flow of the city.
Officially the event was a success, but I wonder who else left frustrated by some fundamental oversights. Happy or naïve, we arrive at the park mid-afternoon on a picture perfect Saturday. Ambling amid flowered fields and deliciously shady groves, you can’t shake the feeling of summer – least of all when it’s shaking you; a heavy bassline through the trees.
We miss Aussie boys The Temper Trap, on too early. It’s the same story for Alunageorge. You’d be annoyed if you forked out for a programme since the printed set-times have changed. There’s probably a good explanation, and en masse no one seems bothered, but it’s a blow for fans negotiating crowds in pursuit of their favourite acts.
Jessie Ware lends her sexy breed of soul to the main stage, dedicating ‘Sweet Talk’ to the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson: “Sir Alex, I love you!” she coos. People groove along to the summery track but conversations carry on. Over at Sounds of the Near Future (for the uninitiated, that’s another stage name), Baauer throws a towel over his head to soak up the sweat. Or shut out the lights. He’s allowed since he nails his set.
Despite massive headliners, the draw card of the new venue is a host of carnival attractions that have sprung up for the weekend. The ferris wheel, log flume and bungee jump are daunting, and at £20 a pop are out of this reporter’s meagre budget. We’re suckered in by the dodgem cars instead, & at only £4 the saving warrants another trip to the bar. A shout out here to all the bartenders we encountered, and not just in the lush VIP section. In absence of the friendly volunteers of say Glastonbury, they acted as a much-needed, vibrant face of the festival.
Londoners Gorgeous George make for an irreverent change in pace. Playing the smallest stage in the festival, we figure this is Parklife’s equivalent of the reggae tent. You know, the spot people seem to end up when everything else is winding down. It’s surprising and fresh. The very look of the band cuts through the day’s niggling sameness. The lead singer has that proper cockney edge, sporting an unlikely Adidas jumper.
Ever seen a trumpeter in skinny jeans? That’s not a euphemism either. Just, well, have you? It’s all very fun. The frontman asks that any booze (or worse) that wants sharing be passed to the front. When we leave we wish we’d stayed, or left much earlier. Getting out is a shambles. We’re told to follow the crowd and the rest is guess work. Fearing more of this, I’m less enthusiastic come round two on Sunday.
We race to catch festival royalty Mark Ronson in some kind of DJ battle with equally big-time A-Trak. A note to festival organisers – please, pick a name for each stage and stick with it? Sure, it’s a stand-alone festival on both days. Yes, you’ll be raking it in with sponsors. But it’s sunny, and we’re drinking. Don’t be difficult.
Under the Big Top, British duo Simian Mobile Disco are making something of a comeback. Theirs is an energetic, rhythmic set, competing against the alluring bass of the nearby Red Bull sponsored DJs. Yet again, we’re stuck at the edge of a tent trying desperately to be involved. We keep at it for a while, then allow ourselves a break to sit with burgers in the fading sun.
Everything Everything is sadly undersubscribed, possibly due to competition over at the Warehouse Project tent. I’ve seen them before, and as the action seems elsewhere we move on quickly. It’s not their fault. It’s TEED for the win you see, and after throwing ourselves about to ‘Household Goods’ we’re satisfied with the weekend’s efforts.
I won’t go running back to Parklife next year, but with a little bit of love and the right attitude it could certainly be more.
Check out the Parklife 2013 photos here.
AEG Live and The Royal Parks today announced that rock icons The Rolling Stones are returning to London’s Hyde Park this summer for a sensational outdoor concert on Saturday 6 July as part of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.
The concert takes place almost 44 years to the day since the Stones first played Hyde Park, and will see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood return to where they truly belong, back on the live stage, following the huge success of their ’50 and Counting’ shows last year. A North American tour has also been announced today, for more information go to www.rollingstones.com.
Tickets for The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park go on general sale 9am Friday 5 April from www.bst-hydepark.com. Barclaycard Unwind customers will be able to purchase tickets from 3pm Wednesday 3 April from www.barclaycardunwind.com
Support comes from The Vaccines, The Temper Trap, Gary Clark Jr and King Charles, plus Palma Violets, Tribes, The Boxer Rebellion and more across three other stages.
The Rolling Stones were recently crowned ‘Best Live Band’ at the NME Awards, where they also won the Best Music Film award for ‘Crossfire Hurricane’, and have been celebrating five decades of rock ‘n’ roll over the past 12 months with the release of a greatest hits collection GRRR!, a groundbreaking documentary film ‘Crossfire Hurricane’, a photographic book ‘Rolling Stones: 50’, and five spectacular concerts in London and New York, marking their first live shows in as many years.
Their Hyde Park concert on 5 July 1969 is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant moments in modern music history. As well as seeing the live debut of guitarist Mick Taylor, the concert became a tribute to founder member Brian Jones, who had tragically passed away two days prior.
Mick Jagger commented, “We had such a great time playing the five concerts last year, we want to keep it going! Hyde Park holds such great memories for us and we can’t think of anywhere better to perform to our UK fans this summer.”
Keith Richards added, “We all had such a ball last year, and the energy between the band is so good, we can’t wait to get back on that stage where the Stones belong.”
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is a totally unique and world class event for London, giving music fans throughout the capital the chance to see many of their favourite headlining and supporting music artists play over back to back weekends in ticketed events.
Each live music-packed weekend will be linked by a midweek programme of diverse entertainment, accessible for all to enjoy. From Monday to Thursday, the entire Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park site, save for the main stage, will give visitors the chance to get involved with smaller, more intimate events offering film, music, literature, sport and a specific family day that will expand the Barclaycard British Summer Time Hyde Park experience to genuinely appeal to the whole family.
Rob Hallett of AEG Live says, “This will be the biggest gig of the summer in London. The Rolling Stones are a true British institution and the true spirit of rock n roll. Their return to Hyde Park is a landmark event.”
Linda Lennon CBE, Chief Executive, The Royal Parks, said: “We can’t wait to welcome The Rolling Stones back to Hyde Park. The Barclaycard presents British Summer Time is a new era for music events in Hyde Park so what better way to celebrate that then to have the original headliners return to where it all started.”
BARCLAYCARD PRESENTS BRITISH SUMMER TIME HYDE PARK – SATURDAY 6 JULY – LINE UP
THE GREAT OAK STAGE
THE ROLLING STONES
The Temper Trap
Gary Clark Jr.
THE THEATRE STAGE
The Boxer Rebellion
Hard to believe that this is the 15th installment of Truck Festival – some of its founders were barely more than 15 years old themselves when it started back in 1998! This year sees a return to the classic format, under the new management of the team from the award-winning Y-Not Festival, with the main Truck stage back where it always was and the legendary barn stage re-opened for business, only now with a new roof decked with solar panels to provide green energy to power the stage within. The team have put together a splendid line-up for you at Hill Farm, with a mix of returning favourites,including The Mystery Jets, British Sea Power, 65 Days of Static and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, and exciting acts new to the festival: The Temper Trap, Villagers, The Low Anthem, Guillemots, Little Comets, Three Trapped Tigers and many more. And perhaps the biggest coup of all: we've got Matilda-soundtracking, Jesus-Christ/A-List-Superstar TIM MINCHIN!
There's also a large Big Top stage and the Ladybird tent providing kids' activities by day and entertainment by night. There are two distinct camping areas: one for families in one end of the market field, and the larger main campsite in its usual spot. The Didcot Rotary Club and friends are here once more, serving hearty food, smoothies (and of course donuts) and raising substantial funds for good causes. Keep an eye out for some new flavours this year, we hear rumours they'll be trying their hand at pizzas this year!
For the first time this year the festival takes place on Friday and Saturday, giving you Sunday afternoon to head home and recover before work on Monday- we've expanded the bar to provide a splendid range of ales, beers and ciders, as well as the addition of some of your favourite top-shelf drinks, and even a few cocktails: we hope this 15th anniversary event provides plenty of opportunity to celebrate! Saturday is also the first fancy-dress day, and after a public vote Truckers chose wild animals as the theme: we'll look on with interest to see what they come up with! speaking of wild animals, keep an eye out for the legendary and elusive Truck Monster: He (or she?) will be appearing around town in the run-up to the event and on the official Truck T-Shirts and Hoodies, of course, available from the Truck Store on-site – which will also be selling merchandise and albums by most of the acts appearing at the festival.
In a year with no Glastonbury and a summer royal and sporting overload, it’s down to the likes of Truck to keep the flag flying for the true spirit of festivals. Truckers have responded well to what is being called Truck’s best line-up ever, and we’re cautiously confident of an advance sell-out for the 4,500-capacity event. Tickets are available for the astonishingly reasonable price of £69 for a weekend ticket, with under-12s free (with a responsible adult), making it a great destination whether you’ve just finished your exams and are attending your first festival or you’re a family with young kids looking for a good value weekend in the country. It’s often forgotten how lovely it is down at Hill Farm and you can’t beat walking down the Causeway in Steventon to get there.
Australian guitar band The Temper Trap have recently expanded to a five piece, ensuring a much bigger and more rounded sound for their second album ‘The Temper Trap’, which is released in May. The release of their first album propelled them to international acclaim and their much anticipated return will see celebrated frontman Dougy Mandagi back in the north west for a must see show.