So this is Christmas and what the hell have you done? Sod all? Well, you’ll be pleased to hear, TV channel Dave has actually been very busy. Its put together a 50 question quiz all about the year 2010 while at the same time rummaging down the back of its sofa to find £10,000 with which to reward one of you lucky bunnies.
Limited seated tickets have been released for deadmau5’s Earls Court show after the standing allocation sold out. All 15,000 of the standing tickets have been snapped up as the Canadian act becomes the first electronic dance music artist to headline the venue. He’ll be taking to a stage graced by Pink Floyd, Madonna and Oasis, and fans have been told to snap up the additional seats quickly.
The legendary Darren Emerson will head up a Christmas edition of House Rules at Brixton’s Plan B on Saturday. Following the sell out November night which saw Swedish House Mafia protege AN21 perform, Emerson will bring 2010’s nights to a rousing close.
Kasabian, The Chemial Brothers and Paolo Nutini have been confirmed for RockNess next summer. The three day-Scottish festival on the bank of Loch Ness is building on it’s Line Up of the Year award at the 2010 UK Festival Awards with a first announcement that signals another selection of top acts for June 2011.
Carl Barat, White Lies, Caribou, Crocodiles and Warpaint are just some of the acts taking part in the NME Awards Shows when they kick off in 2011. From February 1st until February 23rd London venues will be filled with some of the most influential, established and cutting edge acts around.
If you know you want to be back at Eastsnor Castle Deer Park from Thursday, August 4th to Sunday, August 7th next year, then you should get Friday, December 3rd in your diary. That’s when a limited nuber of adult weekend tickets will go on sale for The Big Chill 2011.
Brooklyn’s AC Slater is flying in for the ninth Urban Nerds party with a 4am license and plenty of bass heavy goodness of dubstep, electro, grime, garage and drum & bass.
Bloc Weekend has unleashed a mammoth dollop of its fifth birthday line-up with news Aphex Twin will be bringing his acclaimed show to Butlins Minehead after making a series of festival appearances in 2010. The recluse seems to be coming out of his shell and performing more frequently – good news for his fans. The good news for Bloc is he’s joined by a cast of underground electronic dance music’s finest for the landmark event in the festival’s history in March.
Anyone who was lucky enough to witness the marvel of Dark Carnival: Notes From Underground at The Old Vic Tunnels earlier this year saw the space under Waterloo station come alive with creative energy. Now a new project will see the tunnels transformed into a whimsical underground town for two nights featuring music, poetry, theatre, cabaret, comedy, interactive performance, dance and spoken word.
GOLD’s celebration of one of the most iconic sitcoms from the past 20 years continues with this exclusive compilation of clips and favourite moments. After GOLD’s sneak behind the Royle’s sofa, uncovering unseen material and revelations about how the sitcom and characters were conceived, it’s time to hand over to the cast and the legion of celebrity fans to pick the bits they hold with highest esteem.
Legendary dub originator Scientist lands in the UK on Thursday to celebrate the release of his new Tectonic album Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space. The tour kicks off in London at Fabric before visiting Dublin, Bournemouth, Glasgow, Nottingham, Brighton and Bristol. The tour will see Scientist perform a live dub mix of renowned reggae group The Upsetters, originally Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s house band before going on to form the nucleus of The Wailers. Tectonic boss Pinch and dubstep luminaries Mala, Loefah, and Pokes complete the line-up.
Crystal Castles, Magnetic Man, Everything Everthing and The Vaccines will line-up for the NME Awards Tour 2011. Renowned for giving the freshest new acts their first taste of national notoriety, past alumni include The Arctic Monkeys, The Horrors, Franz Ferdinand and Florence & The Machine. This year’s live show combines some of the most exciting, groundbreaking and visceral acts available, kicking off on Thursday February 3rd in Glasgow and crossing the UK until February 19th.
American experimental electronic music genius Matthew Dear is to headline the BLOC room at eastern electrics – Back To The Tunnels NYE 2010. The producer is riding high on the success of his third album Black City – a brazen collaboration between Dear and three other musicians, where Dear’s melancholic vocal drifts hauntingly over a funky yet wonky
tech-meets-synth pop track. His minimal techno will be a highlight of the new year underground party in London.
Find out the insight scoop on The Royale Family when The Royle Family: Behind the Sofa transmits exclusively on GOLD.
Free coach travel from across the UK has been made available for next year’s RockNess festival in June.
From Steve Angello to deadmau5, James Zabiela to Michael Woods, House Rules has attracted the hottest DJs from across the planet and has positioned itself as one of the hottest London nights. Renowned for hosting the official afterparties in the city for the likes of Swedish House Mafia, deadmau5 & just last week Above and Beyond, House Rules return to celebrate their sixth birthday with the Swedish House Mafia protégé and now superstar DJ in his own right AN21.
“Armin, Armin, Armin” the Ministry of Sound crowd demanded. The three-times number one in the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ vote was clearly in high demand as the ravers crammed into London’s Ministry of Sound chanted his name as they awaited the result of the fan-voted poll, and award presenter Boy George was feeling the heat as he told them to calm down. With the result down to Armin or David Guetta, the fast-rising DJ and producer who has been a star attraction at dance festival this year, it was obvious that only one man was going to induce cheers. Who would it be?
Rising star DJ, producer and label owner Hijack returns alongside fellow producer Brabe to deliver Boogie EP – four funk-fuelled house cuts ready to smash any party. And here’s your chance to remix their tunes to win a full release on Jack Union records as well as a Soundcloud Pro account.
This week on Dave’s One Night Stand Sarah Millican performs brand new and exclusive stand-up comedy in her hometown of Newcastle, with special guests Jarred Christmas and Alun Cochrane.%bang&
Bloc Weekend will celebrate its fifth birthday with respected techno act LFO, Moderat’s last performance until 2013 and a debut appearance from Vitalic. Butlins Minehead will once again become a ravers paradise covering the entire spectrum of electronic dance music.
Bring in 2011 with eastern electrics, returning to host the biggest underground party of the year at one of London’s best-kept secret spaces. Wave goodbye to 2010 and say hello to the new year with 10 hours of techno, dubstep, house and electro spread over three rooms.
The Urban Nerds get spooky this halloween with a party at London’s newest club – XOYO in Shoreditch. The star of the show will be dubstep start Joker supported by breakthrough talent Circus Records frontmen Cookie Monsta, Flux Pavilion and Doctor ‘Sweet Shop’ P on Saturday, October 30th.
A bid to save the legendary 100 Club in London has been launched with a song by Buster Shuffle.
Jack Whitehall and Sarah Millican are to join Ben Elton and Johnny Vegas for Dave’s One Night Stand. The freeview channel’s new commission sees top comedians go back to their home town with one objective: to make their locals laugh.
To celebrate four years of the Big Chill House in Kings Cross, London, the bar is opening its doors with a free party and free drinks to a soundtrack of reggae, dancehall, world, electronic and house. Toddla T and El B will be joined by residents from the parties hosted at the venue to blow out the candles and celebrate another successful year on Wednesday, October 20th.