Hijacked Festival announce massive lineup additions

Presenting an eclectic music lineup that showcases the UK’s most diverse underground sounds, Hijacked Festival 2015 | Exeter takes an adventure into electronic music’s rich history, delving into techno, adventuring through the many faces of house, and reliving the evolution of bass.
Unique techno-tinged talent Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs plays a DJ set, pioneering producer Artwork appears, jungle forefather Congo Natty appears, plus critically acclaimed bass explorationists Dark Sky and nu-deep house party people Disciples join the party, and Bass-house duo Mak & Pasteman bring it, as Exeter one-day music and culture event heads to the picturesque grounds of Powderham Castle on Saturday May 30th.
Multi-talented MC, DJ and producer Chunky heads, Jabru promises to smash the ‘floor, and electronic selectors Eli & Fur take a dark turn. House creative Last Magpie offers a genre-bashing set, MermaidS, and jungle invigorators Nanci and Phoebe keep it jumping. Plus look out for Benedict Jackson, Thick As Thieves faces Budos and Xhosah, Hold It Down resident Harry Parsons, Duplex Sound and Surplus, Harry Parsons, Item, Marek Skibinski and more…
Club partners for Hijacked Festival 2015 | Exeter include founding promoters and Exeter party people Thick As Thieves, The Cavern’s Our House collective, South West stalwarts Hold It Down, and Exeter University’s very own dance promoter Beats and Bass Society.
Hijacked Festival is the result of four friends' desire to do something better. Frustrated by the lacklustre nightlife in Exeter, where electronic music was barely even catered for, Harry Horsfall, Will Millner, Laurence Mulchrone and Freddie Sparrow realised they could do better. Over the last three years, their Thick As Thieves events have helped transform the Exeter nightlife, bringing a taste of the underground to the most atmospheric venues in the city.
Last year, buoyed by their success, the Thieves embarked on an even more ambitious feat, presenting an intimate daytime party in a picturesque inner-city location where electronic music takes the focus – a hijack. The first Hijacked Festival event was a triumph, selling out, and 2015 is set to be even bigger. 
The picturesque grounds of Powderham Castle, the 600-year old home of the Earl and Countess of Devon, which stands in a beautiful deer park on the banks of the Exe estuary, plays host to the city’s second visit from Hijacked Festival – the nomadic electronic music and creativity-embracing experience that ‘hijacks’ idyllic city locations.
With over 3000 tickets sold, more acts to be added, and the visual artists lineup still to be announced, Hijacked Festival 2015 | Exeter will light up the city.
It’s time to get Hijacked…
Hijacked Festival 2015 || Exeter
Saturday May 30th
Powderham Castle
Kenton, Exeter, Devon EX6 8JQ
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set)
(alphabetical order)
Artwork | Congo Natty | Dark Sky | Disciples | Mak & Pasteman
Chunky | Jabru | Eli & Fur | Last Magpie | MermaidS | Nanci and Phoebe
Aerial | Benedict Jackson | Budos | Doodles | Duplex Sound | Harry Gordon | Harry Parsons | Item | Justin Mulli
Lassa | OJF | North/South | The Magnet | Marek Skibinski | Matt Lloyd | Mylan | Surplus | Tom Deuchars | Vandeleur | Xhosah

Arenal Sound 2013 – The Kooks, Editors, The Drums and The Fratellis to headline

In its 4th edition, Arenal Sound has grown to currently become one of the most important Spanish Festival. Last year, Arenal Sound was the festival with more attendees in Spain and now it has the line up closed and almost all the tickets sold out.

Renowned national and international artists are going to fill up the four stages of the festival from the 1st of August to the 4th of August.

Bands as Editors, The Kooks, Klaxons, The Drums, Steve Aoki, The Fratellis, White Lies, The Bloody Beetroots, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs or Is Tropical will be some of the headliners of the festival.

International groups that are making their way on stages worldwide won’t miss the appointment, as Kakkmaddafakka, Ra Ra Riot, Satellite Stories, Reptile Youth or Alphabeat, among others. And we will count on the presence of national bands as Lori Meyers, La Habitación Roja, Iván Ferreiro, Manel or Dorian, among others.

More than 100 artists and six days of camping, where thousands of youth around the world will live days of sun, beach, swimming pool, boat parties, sports activities and great music in El Arenal beach at Burriana in Castellón (Spain).

Arenal Sound will begin with the Welcome Party at the Beach Club on the 30th of July and the 31st of July with the concerts of Second, Skip&Die or Xoel López, among many others groups.

New Order, Die Antwoord and more set for Sónar Barcelona

New Order, one of the most influential British bands in the history of music, will be headlining Sónar by Night on Saturday 16 June.  New Order is undoubtedly one of the key names in the history of music and one of the most influential bands of recent decades. The Manchester outfit pioneered the use and assimilation of the language of electronic dance music in a pop context after the end of Joy Division, and succeeded in creating a style all their own. Innovative and highly respected by the critics, as well as being massively successful, New Order have been responsible for an extensive catalogue of hits as timeless as "Blue Monday", "Bizarre Love Triangle", "True Faith", "The Perfect Kiss," "Regret" and "Fine Time," among many others.

New Order

South Africa's Die Antwoord has been also added to Sonar 2012, returning to the festival after their triumphant concert last year to present the excellent new "Ten$ion". Other additions include the wisdom of James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) on the decks on Friday the 15th at Sonar by Night; danceable electronica with a pop sensitivity from Britain's Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs; The 2 Bears, the new house project by Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) and Raf Lundell; the highly respected dj Untold, a mainstay of British bass music; the session by Daniel Miller, the founder of Mute and a living legend of new wave; the up and coming Barcelona kraut-pop duo Pegasvs; and the colourful show of mirrors by the American beatmaker Daedelus.

Besides those mentioned above, the festival will also feature Cornelius presenting the band salyu x salyu, the Brazilian experimentalist Ricardo Donoso, the Canadian remixers Keys N Krates, unusual musical-scientific ideas from Japan's Masaki Batoh, the mysterious 5-piece band performing under the Mostly Robot monicker (in a show conceived by Native Instruments), and some of the most interesting outfits currently working in Spain, such as Lenticular Clouds, Lolo & Sosaku, D.Forma and Esperit!, among many others.

Red Bull Music Academy comes back to the SonarDôme stage with another stellar selection of Academy affiliates, introducing fresh new sounds from around the globe. Performers on the programme include the legend that is Dj Harvey, Chicago footwork pioneers Dj Spinn and Dj Rashad, as well as recent Academy graduates Nguzunguzu, Canblaster, Barcelona's own Nehuen, future R&B crooner Jesse Boykins III and Doc Daneeka, among many others. More artists will be announced soon.

EXIT Festival announce Plan B, Avicii and more!

Plan BFirst up is Plan B aka Ben Drew – singer-songwriter, rapper, actor and film director came to prominence with the 2006 release of the critically acclaimed hip hop album ‘Who Needs Actions When You Got Words’. His next project, the soul-influenced ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’, takes the listener on a journey of a man who finds success hard to handle and then hits rock bottom. Released in 2010, the album went on to become the fifth biggest seller of the year and continued a chart presence through 2011. Featuring crafted hit singles like ‘Stay Too Long’, ‘Prayin’ and ‘The Recluse’, awards have abounded for artist and album alike including Brit Award for Best British Male and a trio of Ivor Novellos: Ben Drew ­ Songwriter of the Year; The Defamation Of Strickland Banks ­ Album of The Year and ‘She Said’ – Most Performed Work.  See Plan B take the main stage by storm on Saturday 14th July.

This years electronic antics steps up another notch announcing one of the biggest djs on the planet right now Avicii in the famous Dance Arena on Thursday 12th July.  The lad needs little introduction as Avicii is THE rising star of the electronic music scene making the top 10 in the 2011 DJ Top 100 poll at only 21 years of age and scoring millions of fans with his 'Levels' track which reached the top 10 in 14 European countries.  Hailing from Sweden and having first emerged onto the scene in 2008 with a remix of the theme song to the Commodore 64 video game Lazy Jones, Avicii's first release was signed to Strike Recordings, entitled 'Lazy Lace.' If you don’t already know about him then you will, Avicii is definitely one to watch and his recent collaboration with David Guetta on a track called 'Sunshine' was nominated for a Grammy award under the category for Best Dance Recording. Avicii is already taking on the dance music world by storm – Guetta better watch his back!

Making a welcome return to the EXIT Dance Arena is the cheekiest cat in dance,Felix Da Housecat, a name as synonymous with house music as it is with being the moniker of one of the greatest innovators of the current Electro sound.  Regarded as a member of the second wave of Chicago House, Felix da Housecat's breakthrough 2001 album, “Kittenz and Thee Glitz”, took the dance music world by storm as his collaborations with the now infamous Miss Kittin on "Silver Screen" and "Madame Hollywood" and "What Does it Feel Like" spawned a synth club revival.  Felix Da Housecat has music in his veins and the world has recognized this with two Grammy Award nominations for the legendary DJ/Producer. Felix is one of electronic music pioneers and we can’t wait for him to dominate the dancefloor at EXIT.

Performing live on the same night is the unusually named Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) moniker Orlando Higginbottom, swinging between an overt musicality and scarily on-point dancefloor sensibility, ripping up clubs around the globe with his live show of bizarre instruments, glitter cannons and of course… dancing dinosaurs. His first two EPs (released in 2009 and 2010) have already stirred up the commotion around TEED, set to culminate this May with the release of the debut album, so brace yourselves for exclusives in the Dance Arena. Orlando’s greatest and latest adventure is the famous trip to Congo, where he worked closely with local musicians, as a producer, personally invited by Damon Albarn and Oxfam on their DRC LP project.

When it comes to music festivals it’s the more the merrier! If you and your friends still haven’t purchased your Exit Festival tickets, count yourselves lucky, because from 19th March to 15th April, if you purchase four tickets EXIT will give you one free! Is there a better way to shake the winter blues than plan the summer party of a lifetime?  Gather up your buddies, your mates, your friends and tally up how many will you take to this year’s festival. Sun worshipers and music lovers alike can enjoy 9 fun filled days of partying in the Exit Village, and four mind-blowing days at the festival from 12th – 15th July. Go on, surprise one of your friends or simply welcome another new to your party crew AND those who buy their tickets before April 1, become instant members of the Exit Tribe 2013 loyalty program and will enjoy a range of rewards at the festival next year. Buy tickets here www.etickets.to/exit

Guns N’ Roses, New Order, Plan B, Avicci, Richie Hawtin, Gossip, Wolfmother, Luciano, Laurent Garnier LBS, Miss Kittin, Felix Da Housecat, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Azari & III live, Buraka Som Sistema, Art Department, Maceo Plex, Reboot live, Brodinksi, Kenny Larkin, Robert Dietz, When Saints Go Machine, Maayan Nidam…. with much much more to be announced!

Early Bird Tickets: £85 plus booking fee SOLD OUT
Loyalty Club Tickets: £89 plus booking fee
Standard Tickets: £95 plus booking fee 
Camping Tickets: £25 plus booking fee
VIP Tickets: £220 plus booking fee

Ghostpoet and more added to Festibelly lineup

Taking pride in its grassroots ethos, there’s not a brand or sponsor in site at Festibelly and that’s the way things will stay. In the last four years Festibelly has become an essential summer date for passionate, friendly and discerning festival goers and performers alike. 

Ghostpoet2011 will see additions to performance and arts areas with packed line-ups on the main stage, electronic arena, acoustic tent, arts and performance tents, as well as collaborations from a number of Festi-friends old and new. 

Line up so far…

Headline Act TBA
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs | totallyenormousextinctdinosaurs.tumblr.com 
Ghostpoet | myspace.com/ghostpoet 
Drums of Death | myspace.com/drumsofdeath4eva 
Man Like Me | manlikeme.net 
Hollie Cook | holliecook.com 
She Keeps Bees | shekeepsbees.com 
Lulu And The Lampshades | myspace.com/helouisamusic 
Kyla La Grange | kylalagrange.com
My Sad Captains | mysadcaptains.co.uk 
Skinny Lister | skinnylister.com 
The Operators | myspace.com/theoperatorsrock
Psychemagik | soundcloud.com/psychemagik 
Dimbleby & Capper | soundcloud.com/dimblebyandcapper 
This Is The Kit | myspace.com/thisisthekit 
Oh Ruin | myspace.com/ohruin 
Chancery Blame & The Gadjo Club | myspace.com/thegadjoclub
Marmaduke Dando | marmadukedando.com 
Dicejar | myspace.com/dicejar 

Batty Bass – Hannah Holland, Mama & Deboa | battybass.blogspot.com 
Greco-Roman Sound System | myspace.com/grecoromanmusic 
Reggae Roast | reggaeroast.co.uk 
Fear Of Theydon | fearoftheydon.com 
Sombrero Sound System | myspace.com/sombrerosoundsystem 
Mojo Filter | mojofiltered.com 
Low-Fro | soundcloud.com/low-fro 



Massive In China
Like a rabbit in a raincoat in a box, Festibelly goers will be in for a surprise when they draw aside the curtains of the brand new Massive In China tent – a kaleidoscope of wrong cabaret and stand-up comedy, musically delightful soft to weird acoustic melodies, a bit of boombastic over to the light fantastic. Or get a bit vintage-crafty whilst watching circus performance and getting involved in a wonky gameshow or magic-not-magic act.

The Nest
A new treetop stage nestled amongst the giant oaks of the Festi-forest. Fear of Theydon will be curating a line-up that befits the mystical setting with luscious sounds of cosmic, disco and Balearic goodness pulsing through the trees.

Le Disco
Featuring everything from dubstep to disco, a full line-up of electronic acts will feature throughout the day and night. Taking it into the early hours Le Disco Silence will be catering for all the night owls.

Terrapin Station
An alternative to the main stage the Terrapin Station combines flavours of acoustic, folk, gypsy and jazz and is home to the notorious Festibelly Folk Off – the signer/songwriter competition where the discerning crowd will cast their vote and crown one lucky contestant Folk King/Queen, winning themselves an opening slot on the main stage for 2012.

Autumn Shift
Following up on their debut Festibelly appearance last year, Autumn Shift will be setting up to provide all manner of musical delights as well as their cosy café, live poetry, painting and massages should you be wanting to unwind after a hard day’s party.

Amazing Radio
Broadcasting live from the Festibelly site, the Amazing Radio team will be providing as-it-happens coverage of the festival, live sessions and interviews and all the latest news and info in the run up to the event. 

Date: 9am Saturday 27th August – 3pm Sunday 28th August 2011
Address: Undershore, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 5QA
Tickets: £36.00 + booking fee via festibelly.com. Under 12s free, no ticket required.
Saturday night camping included with ticket
Capacity: 2,500