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Creamfields Announce More Acts & Arenas

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Creamfields Announce More Acts & Arenas

Posted on 26 July 2011 by Mizzle

Festival season will soon be upon us and Creamfields have announced even more acts and arenas to their every growing line up.

Having  announced an extra day for campers Creamfields are pulling out all the stops to deliver a jam packed weekend of entertainment. This year includes Strongbow who return with an impressive DJ and Live Music line up all performing under the legendary yellow roof and featuring the best cutting edge talent on the circuit which includes DJ performances from Jaguar Skills, Brodinski, Kissy Sell Out, Zinc, Goldierocks, Louis La Roche, Maxxi Soundsystem, Marc Roberts, Rory Phillips, StopMakingMe, General Jimmy and Mr Paul plus live performances from disco-house legends Retro/Grade, Balearic don Chad Valley, pioneering beatsmith Star Slinger and live dub-step from Dansette Junior. They will also be bringing their Festival Pub Build to the fields of Daresbury in the form of The Graft & The Glory Pub, a unique festival boozer which offers everything a festival reveller could ask for. So whether you want to mingle in the pub, dance stage side or kick back in the pub garden be sure to pop in for a pint!

Other acts just announced include DJ/ Producer and Tiёsto collaborator Hardwell, Dutch DJ/Producer du jour Oliver Twizt who joins Laidback Luke in his Super You&Me Arena and Italo/disco kings Serge Santiago and Tom Neville aka Retro/Grade who return on Sunday for a DJ set joining David Guetta and Afrojack on the Main Stage.

This year we welcome back the Mixmag Future Heroes Arena which will be taking pride of place in an all new ‘Igloo’ structure which offers the ultimate immersive party experience. Mixmag doesn’t just report on the biggest names in dance, they also nurture new talent and break new acts. As part of their commitment to kick-starting the careers of tomorrows headliners they have pulled together some of the most exciting new DJ’s in clubland including D.O.D, Igor Project, Ricochet Musica, Nelly, Anthony Probyn, Jemmy, Ed Mackie, James Dutton plus more.

The IglooVision Arena which first debuted at Glastonbury features a panoramic graphic environment which will be specially adapted in real time to suit the mood and music of the performance. Festival goers will be treated to a 360 degree video wall that comes alive, changing from underwater to flaming hot club scenes – this is as close to becoming ‘Tron’ as you’ll ever get and an audio visual feast not to be missed.

On Sunday IglooVision becomes the Residents Arena which will see performances from some of the UK’s best loved Resident DJ’s including H2, Tim Owen, Adam Helliwell, Anton Powers, Thomas Tuft, Steve Parry, Sean Hughes, Lee Rands, Andy Woods and more. Back by demand is Jägermeister who return with two of their specially concerted ex-military beats, the first of their beasts is the Jäger Rock Truck, which converts into an outdoor stage and will be showcasing performances from the likes of LMP DJ’s, Ellesse, Mark Mac, Paul Nunn & James Glover, Dash, Sam Rice, Zutekh, Denny Dowd, Autophase and more, whilst the second truck The Jägertruck will be the base for festival goers to enjoy an Ice Cold Jäger shot whilst watching and foot tapping to the beat.

Following the announcement of an extra day added for campers, existing 2 day camping ticket holders who wish to upgrade to a 3 day camping ticket are reminded that this is a limited offer, and available on a first come first serve basis and are being urged to contact their ticket agent to upgrade as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Creamfields returns to Daresbury in Cheshire on August Bank Holiday Weekend. For full line up and info go to: www.creamfields.com


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The Park Life Weekender

Posted on 10 June 2011 by Glenn Tucker

Manchester 2011 – The Parklife Weekender

It might be a coincidence that “Park Life” (Blur) has just come on to the radio ahead of The Parklife Weekender but it is a nice reminder. However the genre couldn’t be further off what Platt Fields Park has to offer this weekend with headline acts including Two Door Cinema Club (Saturday) and Chase and Status (Sunday).

Aside from the big names there seems to be a line-up covering a week’s worth of talent all crammed into one weekend so festival goers won’t be left wanting and although, secretly, we would all like to be at the Isle of White festival, The Park Life Weekender is bound to be one hell of a party.

While it’s great to get the opinions, insites and views of the performers we also like to get the opinions of the crowd and offer an insight to the ”feel” of the festival from a grass roots level. For this reason I am volunteering to take up the role of festival investigator which is another way of saying I’m going to try and meet and talk to as many people as I possibly can and find out if you’re all having a bloody good time.

For full listings see the official Park Life Weekender website and if you see me there please pick me up off the floor.

Bring on the Weekend.

Glenn Tucker

Top Headliners and luxury camping announced for this year’s infamous Kendall Calling

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Top Headliners and luxury camping announced for this year’s infamous Kendall Calling

Posted on 06 April 2011 by Chris Knight

With headliners like Blondie, Chase & Status and The Cribs, this year’s Kendall calling is set to call revellers from around the Country to take part in a fantastic festival this summer.

Kendall Calling won Best Small Festival award at last year’s UK Festival Awards and has also been nominated for an NME award.

As if that wasn’t enough, organisers have now revealed that a luxury camping area will be available at the event.  ‘The Lodge’ is one of the most extensive luxury camping areas to be seen at any UK festival – perfect for anyone who loves music, but doesn’t want to rough it in a traditional camping environment.  With private parking, monitored toilets and hot showers, not to mention staff on call 24 hours a day and a private bar – this is a long way from the usual camping experience.

The Lodge is perfect for those who want to camp in style and don’t mind spending extra to make a holiday out of the weekend, but for those on a budget there is still the traditional no frills camping option – ensuring no one has to miss out on what organisers described as “a line up to make Kendall Calling proud.”

The party kicks off on Friday 29th July until Sunday 31st July, with forecasters predicting a hot summer, and Kendall Calling promising fantastic sounds in luxury surroundings, what more could you ask from a summer music festival.

Prices range from £95 for basic camping, while prices for the Luxury Lodge start at £184. Tickets are set to sell out fast, to book yours visit www.ticketine.co.uk or www.kendalcalling.com