Beachdown Festival will also be celebrating what would have been the King of Pops 51st Birthday on the 29th August with a medley of artists covering their favourite Michael Jackson songs. Full line-up: Grace Jones, Ocean Colour Scene, The Zutons, Laurent Garnier (live), Super Furry Animals, The Rakes, Saint Etienne, Grandmaster Flash, Prince Buster and the Delroy Williams Junction Band, The Fall, Ida Maria, Terry Callier, Alice McLaughlin, Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics, Quantic and his Combo Barbaro, James Hunter, Acid House Brass, Band, Secret Affair, Joey Negro and the Sunburst Band, The Blockheads, James Taylor Quartet, Dreadzone, Gilles, Peterson, Jazzanova, The Apples, Snowboy and the Latin Section, Jazz CoTech Dancers, Lack of Afro, Nostalgia 77 Octet, Laura Izibor, Belleruche, The Impellers, Funkshone, The Fantastics!, Jah Shaka Sound System 3 day residency, Favela Chic Arena of Stupidity 4 day residency ft Radio Favela, Belleruche (Live), Swap-A-Rama, Zeep Acoustic, Renegade Cinema, The Wheel of Bestune compered by Gringo Da Parada, Ross Clarke, Clek Clek Boom ft Tchiky and Monsieur Boo, Savoir Faire Soundsystem, Sofrito Sound System, Vibes Unlimited, Healer Selecter, Spiegel Tent, Super, Cinema, Cool Cabaret, Postonove Madness, Baile Beats, Samba Stupidity.
Club nights: Blah Blah Blah, Dub Pressure, Slackers Convention ft Pav Luquas and Dirtbomb, Go Bang!, Shameless vs Pop Musik with special guests The Food Fighters and The Justice Force 5 plus Tatoo Parlour, Face Painting, Dance Offs and Competitions, Spellbound, JFB and Ed Solo present Multijam, Bust the Box and Tekkitangwan Sound System presents the Boogie Beach Hut, Playgroup ft Manjinga 7, Kalakuta Millionairs, AK/DK, The Devils Way, Bad Sandwich, Beatabet Band, The Resonator Plus DJ¹s Shamblin Sexton, Baca Maraca, Chiv, Dad Disko, Somewhere in the Universe, Stick it On, full line up TBA, Roots Garden Present Nation Vibration Sound System ft Manasseh, MC Kenny Knots and Leroy Horn, Supercharged ft Cagedbaby, Stero:Type and Sneaky, Ocean Rooms presents Our Friends Electric with very special guest, JP presents Return of The Funky Man, Grace Jones After Party with Wild Fruits Jon Byrne and Dulcie Danger, Tru Thoughts ft Rob Luis, Natural Self and Kinny, Mufflewuffle, Balearic Jukebox ft Trevor Fung.
DJ line-up: Youth ft Zoe, Dub House Disco ft Greg Wilson, Derrick May (& Jim Masters), Soft Rocks and Weirdo Police (live), Wayne Hemingway, Ben Balafonic, DJ Farmer Palmer!, Kliks ft Dan Bell, A Guy Called Gerald, Mia, Alex Smoke, Lee Smith and Mark Lerman, Breakin Bread ft DJ Skeg, Nealy Wheely and Natural Self, Good Times ft Norman Jay, Dave Lee, Craig Woodrow, Hospitality ft High Contrast, Skream, London Elektricity, Ed Rush, Cyantific, Caspa, Break, Randomer, Rod Azlan, MC Wrec and Script, Skints Damian Harris and Andy Mac, Gordon Kaye.
How many bands can you think of that run their own book club? Most fans go to a show expecting to hear music. Aside from the library of books The Seal Cub Clubbing Club bring along for fans to take away or contribute to – and their super tongue twister of a name, The SCCC also deliver music – amazing music, as you will hear on their debut album ‘Super Science Fiction’ – out 20 April 2009.
Recorded under the guiding hand of producer Barney (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, and the Enemy) and following on from two limited edition self titled EP’s recorded by Paul Tipler (Stereolab, iForward, Russia!, 80’s Matchbox B-Line Disaster), ‘Super Science Fiction’ is a smartly diverse collection of songs ‘that veers dangerously close to being unlistenable without actually becoming so.’, the band tell us.
In the shortest time since they first came together on the Wirral Peninsual, this enigmatic Liverpool 5 piece have been on tour with The Fall, British Sea Power, Field Music, Black Wire, Brakes (twice) and Idiot Pilot, enjoyed support from the likes of Steve Lamacq, who brought them in for interview on his BBC 6 Music radio show and played Glastonbury 2008.
Not to mention the tons of books they have digested along the way,
With warm up gigs, more tours, a further single culminating in the release of the album over the coming months, the majority of The SCCC story is yet to be written – and it promises to be a corker, reaching the very top of the international best sellers list,
Warm up shows:
07th FEB – W EST KIRBY Westbourne Hall – Charity Do!
12th FEB – LIVERPOOL Monochrome
14th FEB – LIVERPOOL 02 Carling Academy w/ British Sea Power
17th FEB – LONDON ’Helium’ @ 93 Feet East w/ Dogtanion
25th FEB – BRISTOL ’Start The Bus’ (Baldwin Street)
27th FEB – MANCHESTER Moho’s
24th MAR – LONDON Bloody Awful Poetry @ 93 Feet East
26th MAR – LIVERPOOL Live Performance BBC Radio Merseyside
27th March Onwards – Full Album Tour and Festivals Dates – TBC