So far this year the V Festival, sponsored by Virgin Media, have unveiled a stellar line-up and are now announcing a whole host of further acts to appear on the Virgin Media Union stage. Showcasing some of the hottest up and coming artists alongside several established acts, this years line up promises to get new music fans’ pulses racing! Taking place over the weekend of 22nd-23rd August at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire this year’s V Festival will be seeing previous V stars including Goldie Lookin’ Chain and Seth Lakeman as well as newcomers Gary Go and Vagabond grace the stages at both sites.
Line-up so far:
PETER DOHERTY , BRITISH SEA POWER , PHOENIX , THE TWANG , THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND , MYSTERY JETS , HOWLING BELLS , JENNY LEWIS , GARY GO , PETE MURRAY , SETH LAKEMAN , GOLDIE LOOKIN’ CHAIN , JOE LEAN & THE JING JANG JONG , VV BROWN , VAGABOND , ONE ESKIMO , KID BRITISH , RAY GUN , IAIN ARCHER , WALLIS BIRD , THE GAY BLADES , LIGHTS , EXIT CALM
* PLUS,STRONGBOW BOWTIME BAR & BACARDI B-LIVE LINE-UPS REVEALED
One Eskimo have announced they will play London’s Hoxton Bar and Grill on 12th March 2009, before embarking on a UK tour with All Thieves and Bailey Tzuke on 6th May 2009. All of this comes before the release of their album ‘All Balloons’ on 1st June 2009.
Produced by Rollo (Faithless), One Eskimo is a unique creation that combines gorgeous animations with the beautiful songs written and sung by One eskimO.
Having already supported Tricky at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, One eskimO are a 4-piece band who’s live performances are somewhat unorthodox, the drummer opts for the less traditional cajon whilst triggering samples and the bassist doubles up as a horn player.
The album is uniquely backed up by a series of animations, produced by Passion Pictures, the team behind the Gorillaz. The animations have already won a 2008 British Animation Award – Public Choice Music Video for One Eskimo’s song ‘Hometime’.
The story of the Eskimo and his band – the giraffe, monkey and penguin is told across 10 episodes to each of the album’s 10 tracks. The animations will form a short film about the eskimO and his plight.
Full list of live dates are:
12th Hoxton Bar and Grill (with Phantom Band), LONDON
May Tour (with All Thieves and Bailey Tzuke):
6th The Lamp ,2 Norfolk Street, HULL HU2 9AA,
8th MohoLive, Tib Street, MANCHESTER M4
9th Brudenell Social Club , 33 Queens Road, LEEDS, LS6 1NY
10th Hare and Hounds, BIRMINGHAM, B14 7JZ
12th The Royal, DERBY, DE1 1EQ
13th Bodega, 23 Pelham Street, NOTTINGHAM NG1 2ED
14th ICA, The Mall LONDON SW1Y 5AH
16th The Hippo, 9 Bath Street, PLYMOUTH
17th Louisiana, Bathurst Terrace, BRISTOL, BS1 6UA
18th The Joiners, 141 St. Mary St, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 1NS
19th The Cavern , 83-84 Queen St EXETER EX4 3RP