DAN BLACK will be among a host of artists playing at this year’s Cool To Be Kind event. The electronica star will play at the organisation’s night at Matter at London’s O2, alongside Kissy Sell Out, MPHO and Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip.Other special guests expected at the event, which takes place on Friday October 16th, are due to be announced soon. Cool To Be Kind is a not-for-profit live music initiative organisation formed to provide a stage for musicians to ‘Rock It Out For Humanity’ and to raise funds and awareness for a Continue reading →
Summer Sundae Weekender has always been about a holistic experience. Not just content with putting together one of the choicest music lineups of the year – an exciting, eclectic combination of the hottest established names (The Streets, The Charlatans, The Zutons, Bon Iver, Saint Etienne, Mystery Jets) and the best and brightest in upcoming talent (Dan Black, Micachu and the Shapes, Chairlift, Noisettes) – the festival also has, true to its family-friendly ethos, always taken pains to create an environment which looks to fully engage both youngsters and adults alike. And this year is certainly no exception, with a myriad of brand new features and old favourites, with a twist. Chief amongst the new additions: the festival has introduced The Garden, a beautiful family zone sanctuary in the middle of the grounds, surrounded by a floral display, hosted by a giant scarecrow and decorated with wild and fanciful creatures. A delightfully esoteric oasis of fun amidst the hubbub of the festival, it is the place to go to be amused and entertained, with a giant flower regularly coming to life, and even a giant Mad Hatter’s tea party – a lavish, interactive theatrical re-enactment of the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ classic involving musical chairs, musical statues, cabaret dancers and games galore. Activities for the younger crowd will include weird science experiments, jewellery making, giant board games, drum and music workshops, storytelling and graffiti boards. Also new for 2009 is the Silent Disco, held from 9pm each night in the comedy tent, where punters will get a pair of headphones on entry and a choice of DJs to tune into – a sight in its own right. Meanwhile, come evening time the Phrased and Confused tent will be transformed into a wind powered film tent, The Phoenix Square cinema tent, which will run from 8pm to 1am each night. We are also proud to announce some returning favourites, chiefly the Phrased and Confused spoken word tent, which proved to be an undoubted hit in its freshman year, featuring a range of new collaborations, quizzes, talks and much, much more besides. The always popular eFestivals comedy tent returns for its fifth year as well, running all day till mid-evening and hosted by the Leicester Comedy Festival, while children will flock in droves to the magical, bespoke Kidzone, especially with its outer space theme this year. Besides all that, there is a multitude of delights to tantalise and entice visitors. Once again claiming its position as one of the greenest music festivals in the UK, Summer Sundae Weekender is not only encouraging people to arrive by bike but providing them with acclaimed, secure bike parking. There will also be a debut visit by Inertia flat landing bike displays (where you’ll witness amazing bike tricks with the wheels never leaving the ground), Amnesty yoga sessions, and a wide variety of food and drink, including the return of the Orange tree real ale and cocktail bar. Just a few more reasons why Summer Sundae Weekender is a destination festival this season. SUMMER SUNDAE WEEKENDER, DE MONTFORT HALL AND GARDENS, 14/15/16 AUGUST 2009, PRESENTED BY DMH AND CODA in association with ONE LEICESTER
FRIDAY 14TH – THE STREETS/ MYSTERY JETS
IDLEWILD/ BEARDYMAN/DAN BLACK/ DANANANANAKROYD /FANFARLO /FILTHY DUKES /HORACE ANDY AND ASHLEY BEEDLE /KID BRITISH
OI VA VOI /QEMISTS /MY LATEST NOVEL
SATURDAY 15TH – THE CHARLATANS/ SAINT ETIENNE
NOISETTES/ 65 DAYS OF STATIC /THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT /BROKEN RECORDS /DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON /EMMY THE GREAT
FRANK TURNER/ FUTURE OF THE LEFT /JAMES YUILL /THE JOY FORMIDABLE /THE KABEEDIES /KARIMA FRANCIS/ MR HUDSON /YELLOW MOON BAND
SUNDAY 16TH – THE ZUTONS /BON IVER
JENNY LEWIS /NEW BEAUTIFUL SOUTH /BADDIES /CHAIRLIFT /DEVON SPROULE /THE DYKEENIES /FIRST AID KIT /FLASHGUNS /MICACHU AND THE SHAPES /MONOTONIX /OU EST LE SWIMMING POOL /PORT O BRIEN /WOODPIGEON
Adult + Camping: £109
Adult + Child: £136
Adult + child + Camping: £143
Adult + 2 Kids: £170
Adult + 2 kids + Camping: £177
Bringing the best new music from across the world to Brighton on: 14th, 15th and 16th May 2009 .
The Great Escape, the biggest and best city based festival in the UK is growing bigger by the day as the organisers confirm the latest bands in the 2009 line up. The policy to book the best new and rising artists from all over the world is really taking shape with an amazing list of quality fresh music from emerging new talents.
The Great Escape have added a further list of bands to the bursting line-up for 2009. Within this list is there is the Brighton based Maccabees, Texan rockers White Denim and NME Radar Award winners 2009 The Big Pink. Other acts include;
THE MACCABEES * WHITE DENIM * SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS * CHAIRLIFT * JAMES YUILL * BOXER REBELLION * THE MAE SHI * ABE VIGODA * DM STITH * FAN DEATH * HEARTBREAK * MAGIC MAGIC * WE WERE PROMISED JET PACKS * THE XX * HOT SILK POCKETS * CASIOKIDS * ULTERIOR * RAINBOW ARABIA * HARRY’S GYM * THREE TRAPPED TIGERS * THE WEEK THAT WAS * SKINT AND DEMORALISED * TRAILER TRASH TRACY’S * DAN BLACK * THE NEW WINE * RODNEY FISHER * FUTURECOP! * ROGUES * OU EST LE SWIMMING POOL * MORIARTY * HEARTLESS BASTARDS * CONAN MOCKASIN * MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS * MEME LOVE * MIRANDA LEE RICHARDS * THE BRUTE CHORUS
On 24th and 25th April, the Gaymers Camden Crawl will play host to over a mile and a half of fantastic new talent for over thirty hours across more than forty venues including the legendary Koko hosted by headline sponsors Gaymers.
As well as its customary stellar line up of live music acts, the festival will feature a vast array of interactive daytime activities and cutting edge performances across the arts, including visual art, comedy, spoken word, theatre and much more.
The programme kicks off from midday on Friday the 24th until the wee hours of the following Sunday. Upon arrival each ticket holder will be presented with an all-access wristband, programme guide, timetable and free download album to help plot his/her day’s adventure. ‘Crawlers’ are granted unlimited access to all official festival venues featuring more than 150 live artists, daytime activities & arts programme and aftershow parties capacity permitting. In keeping with Crawl tradition and the spirit of discovery, the full line-ups and stage times remain a closely guarded secret until each night and surprise guests may appear at any time and at any venue.
Tickets for the Gaymers Camden Crawl 2009, available as either 2-day or single day passes, are on sale now.
See www.thecamdencrawl.com for the latest line-up.
Camden Crawl 2009 Line Up So Far,
THE BARKER BAND
THE CHAPMAN FAMILY
THE CORDELIER CLUB
DANNY & THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD
THE DEAD FORMATS
DIE! DIE! DIE!
DRUMS OF DEATH
EXPERIMENT ON A BIRD IN THE AIR PUMP
FIGHT LIKE APES
I BLAME COCO
IT HUGS BACK
THE JIM JONES REVIEW
THE JOY FORMIDABLE
THE KING BLUES
MAN LIKE ME
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS
PULLED APART BY HORSES
SKINT & DEMORALISED
THE TEMPER TRAP
THREE TRAPPED TIGERS
THE VON BONDIES