The Isle of Wight festival curated by Rob da Bank – Bestival – will be streamed live on YouTube around the world in a UK festival exclusive. The live stream will be available on the festival’s official YouTube channel featuring performances on the Main Stage and in the Big Top from Friday, September 7th to Sunday, September 9th.
Jamie Jones, Damian Lazarus and Art Department will sound the end of summer for Ciro Loco as its closing party moves from London’s first urban beach to Paddock Wood’s Hop Farm in Tonbirdge, Kent. Organisers stated a few weeks ago it became clear the original venue wasn’t going to be ready so the event was moved to the rolling greens of Hop Farm on Saturday, September 15th.
Rum fans should get themselves to the Big Chill House on Wednesday, September 12th when Santa Teresa Rum host a charity cocktail event. Domingo Fiesta! will see proceeds go to the ActionAid Charity as from 6pm the bar in Kings Cross, London will host an evening of rum goodness, ranging from mouth watering cocktails to rum-infused ice cream as well as rum cocktail flavoured cupcakes.
Earlier this year iconic Manchester band The Happy Mondays returned to the live stage reuniting the full original line up for the first time in more than 19 years. In December they will return to London to play The Roundhouse in Camden, recreating the Madchester movement with support from influential dance act 808 State for back-to-back gigs on Wednesday, December 19th and Thursday, December 20th.
Leeds nightspots Mint Club and Mint Warehouse are putting their expertise into a day festival on Saturday, September 29th with Wolf & Lamb, Soul Clap, Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, Surgeon, Ben Klock and Sandwell District all set to perform. They will feature across four stages at Lotherton Hall in Leeds.
John Digweed’s Bedrock label celebrates its anniversary on Saturday, October 6th with a multi-room takeover of the Fire and Lightbox nightclubs in London’s Vauxhall. Digweed will take cente stage with support from a selection of artists increasingly exerting their influence on the dance music scene including Amirali, Apparat, Maxime Dangles and Electric Rescue.
Edmonton’s Warehouse club re-opens next weekend with Kerri Chandler headling the Saturday, August 25th party then Copyright & Sam Divine behind the decks on the Sunday. Dan Ghenacia, Nick Curly, Waifs & Strays, Dyed Soundorom and Alexis Raphael are all lined up to play in the weeks after the relaunch of the refurbished club.
South West Four’s afterparty SWMore at Brixton Electric on Sunday, August 26th will be headlined by Sasha. He’ll be joined by Pete Tong, Scuba, Dyed Soundorom, Eats Everything and Eli & Fur for an all-night party following the main event on Clapham Common.
A Night With… returns this autumn for another series of parties where on DJ takes the controls for the full eight hours. Following in the footsteps of M.A.N.D.Y, X-Press 2 and Soul Clap will be Greg Wilson, Sasha and Jamie Jones, but first up is Seth Troxler on Saturday, September 15th.
Following a successful 10th anniversary festival this summer, Secret Garden Party returns in 2013 and earlybird tickets are already on sale. Gardeners this year were treated to giant birthday cakes, wandering camels, skydivers landing in the lake, mass paint fights and planes painting hearts in the sky. Expert a whole host of new wonders from July 25th to 28th.
A Guy Called Gerald, James Zabelia, Loefah, Dusky head the line-ups at Supperclub over the August bank holiday weekend when the Notting Hill Carnival is on its doorstep. From Friday, August 24th to Monday, August 27th there will be tunes from the early evening through to late finishes at the Amsterdam-inspired venue.
Ninja Tune and Big Dada will curate this year’s RizLab stage at the Isle of Wight’s Bestival in September. Over two of the festival’s four days running from Thursday, September 6th to Sunday, September 9th there will be innovative, genre-defying performances featuring Bonobo, Toddla T, El-P and Sticky.
Secretsundaze is relocating to Camden for its Go Bang! all-day, all-night electronic music party on Sunday, August 26th. The Roundhouse will host the 12noon to 10.30pm session, then Proud will take over with music from 10pm to 4am. The line-up includes Matthew Herbert, Levon Vincent, Four Tet and Wbeeza.
Electronica pioneers Clark and Plaid are to perform for Soundcrash at Camden’s Koko on Saturday, September 15th. The show will mark the launch of Clark’s new EP _Fantasm Planes” with support from Eskmo, Raffertie, Illum Sphere and Shigeto. The night will be an audiovisual experience with the venue’s cinema-sized screen in action.
Following a successful launch in May, Sónar will return to São Paulo in 2013 for another festival trilogy taking in three cities across three continents. Along with sites in Barcelona and Tokyo, Anhembi will be the venue of the 2013 Brazilian edition of the Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art.
The FOUND series continues at Vauxhall’s Hidden this autumn with Soltek taking control of the main arch on Friday, September 21st with Addison Groove, J.Phlip and Dexter Kane. Meanwhile in arch two independent Berlin/London-based label Somethinksounds bring some of their top acts along including Dusky and Ossie.
secretsundaze all-day-all-night party secretsundaze Go Bang! is on the move. Still scheduled for Sunday, August 26th over the last bank holiday weekend of the year, the famoys Sunday party promotors are switching to a new location to ensure they put on the best event possible.
If the shouting of “two fat ladies” gets you excited and you like your games with a twist, be sure to give Rebel Bingo a try when it returns to London after travelling the world. The mutant form of bingo invented by accident one night has evolved from a Shoreditch underground secret to a global event. The crew have hosted their wacky brand of the classic game in New York, Beijing, Ibiza, Las Vegas, L.A. and Portugal among others, and are returning to London for just two nights.
Bristol’s clubland will be treated to a third season of In:Motion from September to December with Fatboy Slim, Sven Vath, Seth Troxler, Four Tet, Public Enemy, Grimes, Magnetic Man and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry all set to perform. The team have collectively put on events such as Glastonbury’s Dance Village’s Wow! stage and May’s debut dance festival Love Saves The Day in Bristol, and have now put together a showase of leading acts for the city’s clubbers.
Warehouse Project returns for 2012 with a new venue for its seventh year of winter parties. Returning to the Victoria Warehouse which housed two Easter shows in April, the season kicks off on Friday, September 28th and runs weekly through to New Years Day.
Marc ‘MK’ Kinchen completes the line up for the FOUND Street Party on Saturday, September 29th. The New York production powerhouse responsible for “Burning” and “Always” on Area 10 imprint, joins Todd EdWards, Paul Woolford, Huxley and Rattus Rattus at Earl Street in Shoreditch.
Saturday tickets to South West Four have sold out with Sunday availability down to the last saver
tickets before a price rise on Wednesday, August 1st. On Sunday, August 26th Skrillex, Public Enemy, Diplo, Skream, Benga, Pete Tong and Sasha are among the acts set to play Clapham Common as the day dance music festival returns.
French electro act Vitalic has announced details of his new album Rave Age. Released on October 22nd through Different Recordings, it has 12 new tracks and will be supported by a tour later this year. Mixed by production wizard Stephane Alf Briat, known for his work with Air and Phoenix, Rave Age showcases his big room electro sound and has influences from punk and film soundtracks to disco and indie dance.
mulletover will host their Halloween party at the London Pleasure Gardens with Cassy, Subb-An, Boddika
and Huxley the first acts confirmed. On Saturday, November 3rd the underground dance promoters will take over the hub and the dome at the new venue in the heart of the Olympic East End with projection mapped visuals and a license until 6am.
Labrinth, Nero and Grandmaster Flash will perform at Brownstock Festival on the Brown Family’s farm, near Chelmsford in Essex from Friday, August 31st to September 2nd. Other acts set to play include Zane Lowe, Toddla T, Artwork, Doorly, Jackmaster and The Cuban Brothers at the event now in its 8th year. Some 6,000 visitors will attend the independent festival featuring music, comedy, storytelling, street art camp, skateboarding park, parkour displays, street dance, a silent disco and the chance to try a home raised Aberdeen Angus Beef burger from the farm.