The Big Chill Festival has unveiled its latest line-up additions to add the “wow” factor to an already impressive bill of music and the arts. Thom Yorke, Lily Allen, Morcheeba and Tate Britain’s “Rude Britannia” are just a few of the top attractions added to the event in Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire this August.
The London Big Chill venues will lose their traditional laid-back vibe and ask “How’s My Raving?” this weekend for two days of extremely hard beats and bass. The first of an annual weekender of raves following a roadblock January session at Big Chill House on Friday (May 21st) and Saturday (May 22nd) it will be your chance to move to a mash-up of the baddest genres to shake dancefloors.
Dance music fans have been dealt a blow as this year’s Glade Festival has been cancelled. The four-day electronic dance music event in Winchester has been forced to stop preparations for the festival this July owing to increased costs and low ticket sales, however anyone who has bought a ticket from Ticketline has been offered the chance to swap their ticket for the Big Chill Festival at Eastnor Castle Deer Park event in August — and save £20.
After announcing Sasha will be joining Armin Van Buuren on the Saturday of the South West Four Weekender, organisers have unveiled a whole host of names for the whole weekend of the now two-day dance music festival on the August Bank Holiday weekend. There’s acts from around the globe and spanning the genres to keep feet moving from Saturday well into Sunday.
Magic and Medicine is renowned for putting together line-ups featuring pioneering electronic acts from around the world, and their hooking up with the acclaimed !K label follows that trend with British techno genius James Holden headlining a restored Victorian warehouse in London that has held parties for Hot Chip, Chromeo Major Lazer and Four Tet. Hot on the heels of DFA’s Juan Maclean’s set over the May Day bank holiday, this is a chance to see Holden up close and personal in a unique space on Friday, June 11th.
The London Electronic Dance Festival continues to forge itself a winning line-up with the unveiling of Tiga’s Turbo Arena and a selection of top DJs from the drum and bass and bassline scene for the August Bank Holiday weekend event to join David Guetta, Aphex Twin and Leftfield.
After more than two years of silence, Fat! Records is back. Kicking off the new decade with a release from Chew the Fat! resident Foamo, it’s two tracks of big beats and we’ve got a copy to give away.
A man no stranger to South West Four, Sasha, returns to the festival on Clapham Common this August bank holiday. Now a two day weekender, Sasha will play on Saturday, August 28th having headlined alongside John Digweed last year.
Swedish label Trunkfunk created by Fredrik “DJ Nibc” Nyberg has always had a strong connection to his legendary club nights in his native country with Axwell referring to one of them as “The Paradise Garage of Scandinavia”. With roots in the house scene and a passion for strong vocals combined with peaktime tracks and killer basslines, the label has moved between bumpy urban beats, house and electronica.
London’s August bank holiday weekend has just got more exciting with the launch of a new outdoor dance festival in one of the city’s most attractive parks. Victoria Park is to host the London Electronic Dance Festival, or LED for short. Put together by live music promotions Cream, Goldenvoice and Loudsound, they’ve assembled an eclectic line up spread over Friday, August 27th and Saturday, August 28th.
The first names have been announced for The Big Chill Festival 2010 as it starts its new partnership with Festival Republic going into its 16th year. The festival will return to the beautiful setting of Eastnor Castle Deer Park in Herefordshire this August with the headliners confirmed as Massive Attack and M.I.A.
Returning for its fifth year, The Great Escape is now firmly established as a one of the most interesting and important new music festivals with more than 300 bands appearing in a plethora of venues in Brighton across 3 days (13th-15th May). Additionally, it continues to carve out a place as a convention and networking arena, attracting more than 5,000 industry professionals each year to engage in debates fundamental to the industry’s future, as well as offering vital advice to artists, and entertain the music fan at large with stimulating stories and tales.
This year Greenwich will be celebrating its rich cultural history with a four-day event packed with diverse musical performances from the likes of Jools Holland, Athlete, Seth Lakeman, The Levellers, Jack Penate and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The historic hot spot will be rejoicing in the expected change in 2010 to make Greenwich a Royal Borough just in time for the Olympics.
London’s summer festival gets kickstarted in May with Vortex Outdoors featuring jazz, reggae, soul, funk, folk and hip hop. More than 1,500 music lovers are expected to descend on Dalston’s Gillett Square featuring Don-e, a gifted multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, and Zarif who supported Beyonce on her UK tour in 2009.
After a spectacular show last year in Victoria Park which attracted more than 25,000 clubbers, global superstar DJ Tiesto returns promising even better production and a fresh sound.
As Clapham Common’s dance festival South West Four expands over two days this year to become a London weekender, the arena hosts and guests have been announced. There’s still more names to be added to the main stage where only the headliners are known so far, but the first SW4 Weekender is set to be an immense two day August Bank Holiday feast of fun.
Sacramento’s Ganglians have released their new single as a free download. You can listen to “Candy Girl” on soundcloud by clicking here. Follow instructions/links there to download. The single is released on the Berlin-based Souterrain Transmissions label, home to Tweak Bird and CocoRosie among others.
The 10th anniversary of GlobalGathering is shaping up to be a very special event this summer with the unveiling of acts that will play across its stages in July. Among them are 2ManyDJs, Chase & Status, Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox, Above & Beyond and Eric Prydz — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg on the 30th and 31st of July in Stratford-upon Avon.
Dance and indie music fuse together for this year’s RockNess which promises to be the best line-up the Scottish festival has offered since it was started by global superstar DJ Fatboy Slim. The man is returning once again to Loch Ness alongside the reformed dance music pioneers Leftfield and NY garage rock kings The Strokes as headliners as previously reported, but there’s so much more to see that will keep eyes distracted from thoughts of catching a glimpse of the fabled Loch Ness Monster.
As Glade Festival looks forward to its second year at Winchester’s Matterley Bowl in July, the excitement is building with the second wave of artists announced to add to Orbital, Simian Mobile Disco and Tricky. But second wave doesn’t mean second rate, in fact with names such as techno legend Jeff Mills, electronica’s finest Autechre, the power of a Benga and Skream-fuelled Magnetic Man and DFA’s Holy Ghost! this July the dance music event is set to build on last year’s reboot in fine fashion.
BLOC Weekend’s reputation as the premier electronic dance music festival remains after a fourth year of an impeccable choice of music back at Butlins Minehead. A vibrant atmosphere turned the resort into a clubber’s paradise for three days by the sea.
Having taken the music world by storm with their own brand of psychedelic pop with their 2008 debut, MGMT are to release Congratulations and build on their wave of popularity. Released in the UK Monday 12th April, MGMT are aware than many fans won’t be able to wait those extra few weeks. So, just to tease they are currently giving away a free Mp3 of new track “Flash Delirium” for vistors of their official site.
Hit the slopes then hit the rave: Snowbombing is back with in the snowy Austrian mountains of Mayrhofen for five days of getting on the piste and feeling the bass. The music festival that combines snow-based sport with top DJs, bands and live acts this year introduces a magical Narnia area and The 12 Sheds of Easter — read on for more details.
After nine years of hosting the biggest outdoor dance festival, GlobalGathering looks to its tenth anniversary promising its most spectacular production to date. Returning to Stratford-Upon-Avon for two days and nights of beats from Friday, July 30th, the stage is set for a landmark birthday event that will have a lasting effect on ravers for the next decade.
Husky Rescue have always had their sound likened to those of nature, but it is only recently that the group’s founding member Marko Nyberg moved out of Finland’s capitol Helsinki. “More and more, as years go by, I appreciate space, peace and quiet.” The move prompted a period of reconnection with the beauty of nature, which is echoed throughout the sextet’s third album Ship Of Light.