Essex band RedTrack play the following London dates. Sep 1st – Club Metropolis @ Flowerpot, 147 Kentish Town Road, London, NW1 8PB. T : 02074856040. Free gig. Doors 7pm. Sep 19th – Bangers + Mash Club, 93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL. T: 02077706006.
Doors 7pm / £7 / £5 in advance. RedTrack’s Double-A sided ‘Pole Dancer/Addicted to Lust’, the third release from the Southend band, co-arranged and featuring on backing vocals The Buzzcocks legend Pete Shelley, is out now. Dave M. Allen (Cure producer) and Mark Ralph (Filthy Dukes) produced and engineered the single. ‘I get asked to be involved with lots of bands – the reason I chose Red Track is because they write such great songs and the band are something very special live’ – Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks). The video for the single is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OYoGplEsLc. The band have just finished recording their highly anticipated debut album, which will be released later this year.
Following Cream HQ’s announcement this week as being the only festival to reduce their ticket price this year, they have delivered an all star line up that includes BASEMENT JAXX, TIËSTO, PAUL VAN DYK, DIZZEE RASCAL, 2MANYDJ’S LIVE and MYLO LIVE, all of whom will be heading up north to one of the UK’s most idyllic spots for August Bank Holiday weekend.
Making his debut on the Main stage is demi-god TIËSTO. Other additions to the line up include Berlin-born maestro PAUL VAN DYK, 2MANYDJ’S, CALVIN HARRIS, DJ Mr DAVID GUETTA, LAURENT GARNIER and the UK debut of LUCIANO PRESENTS ÆTHER LIVE.
This years DJ line up reads like a who’s who from the dance music fraternity, and includes the likes of ERICK MORILLO, JOHN DIGWEED, SASHA, FERRY CORSTEN, PETE TONG, EROL ALKAN and TIMO MAAS.
SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST;
Tiёsto / Mylo Live / David Guetta / Luciano presents Æther Live / Laurent Garnier Live / John Digweed / Pete Tong / Sven Väth / Steve Angello / Axwell / Sebastian Ingrosso / Erol Alkan / Crookers / James Zabiela / Boys Noize / Friendly Fires Live / Hernan Cattaneo / Kissy Sell Out / Danny Howells / Andy C / Hype / High Contrast / Chase & Status / Mark Knight / Dirty South / Dave Spoon / Skream & Benga / Busy P vs DJ Feadz / Nick Warren / DJ Marky / Friction / Filthy Dukes / Funkagenda / MC Beardyman / NTYPE / Gareth Wyn / Kim Fai / Rich Reason / Ken Evil / MC Dynamite / IC3 / MC GQ / SP:MC / Tonn Piper / Mad Rush / Rage MC / Phil Faversham / Dean Rigg / Sarah Louise / Alan Hartley / Deeyana on Sax / Dean Oram on Percussion + More to be announced
SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST:
Basement Jaxx / Paul van Dyk / Dizzie Rascal / 2manydjs Live / Calvin Harris Live / Erick Morillo / Sasha / Ferry Corsten / Deadmau5 Live / Dubfire / Timo Maas / Annie Mac / Sander van Doorn / Judge Jules / Yousef / Tidy Boys / Delphic Live / Aeroplane / Dirty Vegas Live / Brodinski / Fake Blood / Yuksek Live / Toddla T / John O’Callaghan / Showtek / Kutski / Dark by Design / Organ Donors / Mark EG / Rob Tissera / Bootek Live / Tidy DJ’s / Burn the Negative / Jack Beats / Jaymo & Andy George / Jordan Suckley / John Jones / Jim Breese / Carl Hanaghan / Andy Mac / Cassette Jam / Anthony Probyn / Lee Ellis / Anton Powers / Rob H / Lady V on Sax / Dean Oram on Percussion + More to be announced
Leading artists including Hot Chip, Filthy Dukes, and indie legends Dodgy and The Bluetones are joining forces to perform at a series of hidden gigs throughout London to support Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. The gigs will launch with an exclusive performance from Hot Chip and special guests on Tuesday 5 May 2009. Indie legends Dodgy and The Bluetones will also be taking to a secret stage on Sunday 17 May 2009 plus dates for acts including the Filthy Dukes, Bombay Bicycle Club and The Pipettes to be announced soon along with other exciting artists. The series of nine Hidden Gigs throughout May and June will be a fantastic opportunity to see top acts in intimate, unusual spaces, making for a unique musical experience. The big twist is that the venues will remain hidden until the day of the gig, when a text or email message will be sent to the ticket holders revealing its location. By withholding details until the last minute, Crisis aims to raise awareness of the precarious situation facing hidden homeless people, who often don’t know where they will end up each night and are often forced to move from place to place.
Tickets go on sale now from www.crisis.org.uk/hidden
STAG & DAGGER, the first one-ticket-gives-access-to-all music event to launch across London’s East End in May 2008 is excited to announce its return in 2009 – bringing with it a bigger line up, more bands and DJs, more venues, and two additional national dates, this time taking the festival on the road to LEEDS and GLASGOW.
Following an all-out successful first year which attracted over 4,500 music fans to East London’s best live music and club venues for one evening of high octane new music, DJs and partying, which featured over 120 acts including Diplo, Archie Bronson Outfit, Hot Chip, Ladyhawke, Duke Spirit, Jay Reatard, Operator Please, Ed Banger, A Trak, The Metros and Filthy Dukes, the 2009 Festival takes place across the three UK cities on 21, 22, 23 May.
Early Bird Ticket offer available now for all 3 cities at £10 per ticket.
LONDON VENUES (more tbc):
St. Leonards Church, Cargo, Old Blue Last, Macbeth, Vibe Bar, Vibe- First Floor, 93 Feet East, Bar Music Hall, Catch, The Legion, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, Electricity Showrooms, Horse & Groom, Café 1001, Herbal, Last Days of Decadence, Favela Chic, Queen of Hoxton
LEEDS VENUES (more tbc):
The Faversham, TJ’s Liberal Club, Upstairs at The Library, The Packhorse, Brudenell Social Club, Joseph’s Well
GLASGOW VENUES (more tbc):
Stereo, Classic Grand, The Admiral, The Arches, Barfly
For those of you who may not know, Melt! is a unique music festival on the Ferropolis peninsula set against a breathtaking backdrop of five huge hulking coal mining diggers that tower into the sky. And with such a great location and massive line up, Melt! is one of the ‘must do’ festivals of the summer.
Today we can confirm three top-class headliners: Oasis, Bloc Party and Aphex Twin + Hecker.
Oasis will be playing their only German show after the end of their tour, Bloc Party will be returning to Ferropolis after four years and then there’s Richard D. James aka Aphex Twin.
ALL CONFIRMED ACTS SO FAR:
Aphex Twin + Hecker* | A Critical Mass (feat. Henrik Schwarz, Âme, Dixon Live) | Matias Aguayo | Baddies | Kasper Bjørke | Bloc Party | Bodi Bill | Bonaparte | Boy8Bit | Caribou* | Digitalism (live)* | Diplo* | Jochen Distelmeyer* | DJ Phono | The Dodos | Ellen Allien | The Faint | Filthy Dukes | Foals | Sascha Funke |Jazzanova Live! | Paul Kalkbrenner | Markus Kavka | Kiki | Klaxons* | Mediengruppe Telekommander | Mikroboy | Hudson Mohawke | MSTRKRFT | Mujava | The New Wine | Oasis* | Pilooski | Simian Mobile Disco (live)* | Luke Slater (live) | Super 700 | Tobias Thomas | Trentemøller (DJ-Set)* | The Whitest Boy Alive | WhoMadeWho | James Yuill | Zander VT
*only festival appearance in Germany
17th – 19th July 2009
2-day-ticket (Fri 17th + Sat 18th July 2009): 70 EUR plus fees // box office: 85 EUR
3-day-ticket (Fri 17th, Sat 18th + Sun 19th July 2009): 90 EUR plus fees // box office: 110 EUR
Daytickets will be availaible for 45 EUR plus fees from May onwards // box office: 55 EUR.
Sleepless Floor, camping and parking are free of charge at anytime.
3pm every day
FIRST ACTS ON STAGE:
5pm every day