Bristol’s In:Motion series teams up with SHAPES for party people looking for a first dance in 2013 on New Year’s Day. House and techno DJs headlined by Tale of Us, the Berlin-based duo famed for their Life & Death parties and emotive house sets.
West London’s Loft Studios club space has become a sounding board for the underground scene, this year featuring acts such as Ambivalent, Dyed Soundroom and Derrick Carter. For early 2013 they’re keeping the quality going with Ivan Smagghe, Fairmont, Clockwork and Footprintz among the first to play at the venue in Kensal Green between January and March.
Croatia’s Stop Making Sense has made its first line-up announcements for 2013 and revealed a limited earlybird offer. The four-day event at The Garden in Tisno will feature Innervisions’ Ame and Dixon along with Aus Music with Will Saul. Crews from Trouble Vision, Sub Club, Warm, Orlando Boom, Need2Soul and Love Fever will also join the party running from Thursday, August 1st to Sunday, August 4th.
As Sónar gears up for the 20th edition of its flagship festival in Barcelona next sumemr, more names have been revealed for the Reykjavík shows in February and the first acts confirmed for São Paulo in May.
Hip-hop legends De La Soul will headline Standon Calling 2013. They top the bill for the festival’s 13th year at Standon Lordship in Standon, Hertfordshire running from Friday, August 2nd to Sunday, August 4th. Super earlybird tickets are on sale now priced £79.
Iconic rapper Eminem will headliner Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2013. He’s the first to be confirmed for top billing on the Main Stage over the August bank holiday weekend August 23rd to 25th.
Fresh from being named “Best Family Festival”, Latitude returns for an eighth year between Thursday, July 18th and Sunday, July 21st in 2013. Pre-sale tickets went on sale today for the initial batch of the 35,000 capacity event in Henham Park, Suffolk.
See in 2013 by singing your favourite rock songs backed by a full band at London’s Star of Kings. Rockaoke will be hosting its NYE celebrations in the Kings Cross bar giving budding frontmen and potential leading ladies the opportunity to own the stage.
Amon Tobin will play the only UK date of his new live show in London on Friday, March 8th. The “beyond 3-D” experience of ISAM has been given an upgrade, and the 2.0 version will be seen exclusively at the Hammersmith Apollo.
The End of the World is coming in party format. Friday, December 21st is your chance to celebrate the world’s end – apparently the date has been set as wikipedia will attest – with the people who have been practising foir years. The fourth edition of the End of the World Party in Shoreditch could well be the last so ensure you’re with the experts.
Adventure in the woods with Farr Festival, returning next July for another weekend of dance music at the pocket-sized camping party. Heading into its fourth year, the 2013 event will run from Friday, July 19th to Sunday, July 21st in Bygrave Woods, Newham, Hertfordshire.
Loft Studios cap a breakthrough 2012 hosting Sasha, Greg Wilson, Seth Troxler, Derrick Carter, Items and Things and minus with a New Year’s Eve party of local talent. The North West London venue in Kensal Green has established itself on the clubbing map, and will now use the homegrown artists to round off the year.
Festival No.6 and Bestival were the big winners at the UK Festival Awards tonight. The Roundhouse hosted the ninth year of the ceremony with Festival No.6 winning Best New Festival, New Order bagging the Best Headline Act for their performance at the event in Portmeirion in Wales and its promoter, Gareth Cooper, taking home the Promoter of the Year gong having also organised Lollibop and Beach Break.
Tokyo’s DJ Krush is making a rare appearance in London with a new live set on Thursday, February 1st at The Forum in Kentish Town. He’ll be supported by DJ Food and Anchorsong.
Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk will take centre stage when Sonar celebrates its 20th birthday in Barcelona next summer. Now a global brand with events throughout the world, the original three-day festival in Spain will follow shows in Reykjavik, Cape Town, Tokyo and São Paulo. Kraftwerk, Pet Shop Boys, Two Door Cinema Club and Hot Natured are all set to play between Thursday, June 13th and Saturday, June 15th.
Charlie Simpson from Fightstar has set the World Record for playing the coldest concert ever in Siberia.
Tickets for a redesigned Reading & Leeds Festival went on sale today and the first acts have been announced. Deftones, Alt-J, Sub Focus, Boy Better Know will perform over the weekend of Friday, August 23rd to Sunday, August 25th at Richfield Avenue, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds. A hip hop stage and expansion of the dance line-up to a three day stage look to appeal to a broader spectrum than the typically indie-centric event.
Bestival is 10 next year and curator Rob da Bank is preparing to push the boat out for its anniversary on the Isle of Wight next September. From Thursday, September 5th to Sunday, September 8th there will be the usual mix of eclectic entertainment all set to the theme of HMS Bestival.
After a successful one-day festival in central London this summer, Eastern Electrics will expand to a three-day event in 2013 offering one-day tickets and weekend camping passes. It’s bringing together 15 promoters from across the UK and Europe including long-term allies Black Atlantic, notorious underground renegades Crosstown Rebels with Rebel Rave and pioneering Spanish after-party Elrow, famed for full – throttle events in both Ibiza and Barcelona.
Following a successful import of the sounds of Ibiza to Kent’s Hop Farm this summer, Circo Loco’s first event for 2013 is a NYD special at Brixton Academy. From 9pm to 5am on Tuesday, January 1st they have put together an impressive line-up of Tania Vulcano, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Davide Squillace, System Of Survival, Cirillo, Clive Henry and Shaun Reeves for one of the first raves of the year.
Shit the Bed is back in Bristol for a night of heavy bass sounds with Rusko, P Money, Dillinja and Roska playing the In:Motion club series on Friday December 7th. The skatepark venue will host a double warehouse event with STB taking control in the main room. Dubstep champion Rusko and a live set from south London grime MC P Money. Support will come from The Others, DarqEFreaker, Superisk B2B OH91 and Dubious.
Two London NYE party organisers are joining forces for those who want to continue the New Year celebrations well into 2013. Eastern Electrics and Urban Nerds have teamed up to offer four rooms of music at the Ministry of Sound in Elephant and Castle featuring house, techno, garage and disco with support from Connected, Staunch and Trix.
Hideout Festival returns in 2013 promising a bigger line-up, re-organised seven-day calendar but no expansion in capacity to ensure an intimate event. The Croatia event will span Sunday, June 30th to Friday, July 5th with Chase & Status, Andy C, Pendulum, Claude Von Stroke, Damian Lazarus, Heidi and Martin Buttrich already confirmed for Zrce beach armed with their sounds of the summer.
London’s bass-loving underground partystarters the Urban Nerds have revealed more of their line-up for NYE including a host for its third room at The Sidings Warehouse in Southwark. Urban Nerds’s own Marcus Nasty and Rattus Rattus have just been announced to play along with Leon Vynehall & A1 Bassline present Laszlo Dancehall, plus Redlight, Bondax, Breach and Dark Sky.
A sell out Jamie Jones eight-hour set completely unsupported rounds off another year of A Night With… and cements its status as a firm fixture on the monhtly London calendar. Sebo K, X-Press 2, M.A.N.D.Y, Soul Clap, Seth Troxler, Greg Wilson and Sasha have each had the chance to take clubbers on a musical journey, and plans are already afoot for 2013 with Trevor Jackson and A Guy Called Gerald first to get behind the decks.