RockNess have launched their annual nationwide talent search, with a second search on to find the UK’s hottest new DJ to perform at this year’s festival.
Al Murray will adopt his Pub Landlord moniker once more for a new quiz show, Al Murray’s Compete for the Meat on Dave. The series sees team compete for a side of meat as television’s only meat-based quiz show.
The monthly Big Chill Presents welcomes back on-demand radio platform Mixcloud in May, teaming up with Belgium’s online station Laid Back Radio to celebrate the release of LDBK’s All School Flavor Vol 1 Compilation.
Video artist Chris Cunningham will return to The Big Chill festival two years after producing a spellbounding performance with a new show to close the event’s main stage. He’ll follow headliners Rodrigo y Gabriela on Sunday, August 7th with Baio, North Mississippi, Allstars Duo, Fight Like Apes and Redlight also added to the bill.
Exquiste food and fine live music will combine at a new festival experience coming to Clapham Common this July. The Big Feastival is a new, three-day event featuring cuisine from some of the country’s top chefs and a selection of top bands and DJs. From Friday, July 1st to Sunday, July 3rd, friends and families are invited to get a taste of a fresh festival concept which will also raise funds for The Prince’s Trust and The Jamie Oliver Foundation.
The Rifles, About Group and Six Nation State are among the names added to Clapham Common’s Get Loaded in the Park on London’s Clapham Common in June. Together with Connan Mockasin and Spector, they’ll play alongside headliners Razorlight and more at the one-day indie festival on Sunday, June 12th.
Following the recent dose of sunny weather, The Big Chill House has revealed a series of monthly parties will invite its favourite promoters in to throw a party on its lovely terrace. Dubbed the Savana Terrace Sessions, they will ensure the BBQ is fired up and cool drinks are on ice for the best in funk, soul, dancehall, hip-hop, reggae and electro-pop.
The Playground give London another taste of French flair, German imports and homegrown talent with their debut night at XOYO on Saturday, May 28th. Kavinsky, Feadz, Hey Today!, My Tiger My Timing, Tiger Love and more will deliver their brands of dancefloor panache.
Dubbed as the biggest Australian, New Zealand and South African gathering in Europe, Southern Sounds hits Clapham Common on Saturday, June 11th featuring a whole host of attractions and acts from south of the Equator. The London event will see musicians, amusement park rides, surf simulators, bucking crocodiles and the capital’s largest barbecue sizzle.
A real life Jedi Knight was spotted at the Gottwood Music Festival site in Anglesey, North Wales. The robed figure was photographed passing through the woodland, perhaps on a mission of galactic importance, but more likely a Star Wars obsessed local attempting to use his Jedi mind tricks to influence the fancy dress theme at this year’s event.
Jazz/hip-hop legends The Herbaliser will play an exclusive DJ set at London’s Koko on Saturday, May 14th. Fresh from supporting DOOM on his recent UK tour, expect nothing but impeccable tune selection and serious party vibes.
New names have been added to Big Chill 2011, as well as the chance for more locals to get their hands on discounted tickets. They will get to see newly-announced Empire of the Sun, The Bullitts featuring Jay Electronica and Lucy Liu, Dionne Bromfield, King Midas Sound and Engine-Earz Experiment together with headliners Kanye West, The Chemical Brothers and Rodrigo y Gabriela.
The late May bank holiday edition of eastern electrics will see nine hours of underground dance music reverberate around London’s Great Suffolk Street Warehouse. Hosted by mulletover, Bloc and Deviation, more top talent has been added to the already impressive line-up featuring DJ Koze, James Holden, Martyn, Loefah and Braiden.
Four years after opening as a North London hotspot, The Big Chill House will unveil its refurbishment on Thursday 28th April. Architect, maker, and general all round creative, Lucy Tauber has undertaken a concept study of The Big Chill festival to understand what makes the festival so unique and special to interpret this into the venue refurbishment. Join the free party and find out what’s new.
Annie Nightingale’s illustrious broadcasting career will be celebrated at The Big Chill Festival, where the MBE bearer will perform her Decades Show to close the event’s Revellers stage on the Sunday. She joins headliners The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West and Rodrigo y Gabriela at the family-friend festival in Easntor Castle Deer Park, Ledbury, Herefordshire this August.
Clapham Common’s two-day dance music festival South West Four has revealed its full line-up including top trance, techno, house and electro DJs and live acts to add to headliners Underworld, Pendulum and Magnetic Man. With music spread across four arenas over the August Bank Holiday, the additions of Sven Vath, Above & Beyond, Laurent Garnier, Loco Dice and Tiga is just the tip of an impressive array of acts.
Two UK festival exclusives and an appearance by a celebrated dance duo at this year’s Big Chill Festival shows the event is keen to stay as fresh as ever, now in its 17th year. The first acts have been unveiled for the August festival at the luch surroundings of Eastnor Castle Deer Park in Herefordshire, spanning countless genres with artists from around the world.
Camp Bestival, the sister event to the Isle of Wight’s Bestival, is back at Lulworth Castle in Dorset this July for another family-friendly outing. Having won the last two Best Family Festival Awards, join headliners Primal Scream Presents Screamadelica, Blondie and Mark Ronson and the Business INTL join Groove Armada Presents Red Light, House of Pain, Katy B, Beardyman and The Cuban Brothers for four days of music and entertainment.
For the first time a music festival will be made available to experience in 3D TV when Bestival screens on Sky in September. Set from The Cure, Pendulum, Primal Scream, PJ Harvey, Brian Wilson and DJ Shadow will be among the seven-and-a-half hours of coverage from event on the Isle of Wight.
Clapham’s Get Loaded in the Park’s line-up swells with its latest additions to the day festival on Clapham Common this June.
An abandoned fort, boat parties and beach parties over four days of music: Croatia’s Outlook Festival remains Europe’s largest bass music and soundsystem event with settings to match its lofty title. This September, head to Croatia for the finest in hip hop, grime, dub, dubstep, raggae, drum & bass, electronica and techno starring Barrington Levy, Pharoahe Monch, Skream, Benga, Kode 9, Iration Steppas and more.
Looking to celebrate the Royal Wedding in London somewhere other than in front of the television as the ceremony unfolds or on the streets trying to catch a brief glimpse of the happy couple? Then head to the Leonard Street Royal Wedding Party with The Book Club.
This June Beach Break Live returns to South Wales for its fifth year of frolics in the sun. Heading up the five-day beach party is rock act White Lies along with Tinie Tempah, Example, dubstep supergroup Magnetic Man, Newton Faulkner, Professor Green, We Are Scientists and the woman-of-the-moment Katy B.
The main stage acts at Clapham Common’s South West Four Weekender in August have been revealed. Joining Magnetic Man, Underworld and Pendulum over the two-day event in south London is a roster of big name DJs as the Ministry of Sound take over the stage on Saturday, August 27th while Union present the line-up on Sunday, August 28th.
As more details are revealed about the return of Glade Festival this June, two competitions could see you either camping in style or getting behind the decks at the event. Along with the main stages of Glade, Overkill, Origin, InSpiral and the mini venues of Nanosystems, there will also be BETA – an area programmed by Bristol’s Team Love, online mix hosting network Mixcloud and London promoters Man Make Music and Bridging the Gap.