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Creamfields reveal the much anticipated line up for 2017!

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With festival season just around the corner Creamfields are pleased to reveal the much anticipated line up from Europe’s premier electronic music festival which returns to celebrate 20 years this August Bank Holiday. Having pioneered the dance music genre since its humble beginnings in 1998, it has grown into the musical 4 day, 70,000 capacity behemoth it is today and this year’s line-up is a true reflection of its trail blazing journey.

Hosting over 30 stages and over 300 artists across the weekend it would be quicker to name the few artists who aren’t playing, however, the biggest and the best will be heading to the Cheshire countryside to join in the 20 year celebrations.

Featuring performances from the likes of Above & Beyond, Adam Beyer, Alesso, Andy C, Annie Mac, Armin van Buuren, Axwell & Ingrosso, The Black Madonna, The Chainsmokers, Chase & Status (DJ Set), deadmau5, Dillon Francis, deadmau5 & Eric Prydz join forces for a UK debut and European exclusive live show, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo, DJ EZ, Don Diablo, Duke Dumont, DVBBS, Eats Everything, Eric Prydz, Faithless (DJ Set), Fatboy Slim, Galantis, Goldie, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Hardwell, Hot Since 82, Idris Elba, Jackmaster, Jamie Jones, Jauz, Joris Voorn, Kölsch, KSHMR, Loco Dice, Luciano, Malaa, Marco Carola, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Martin Solveig, The Martinez Brothers, Mistajam, MK, Nicky Romero, Oliver Heldens, Patrick Topping, Paul van Dyk, Pendulum (DJ Set), Pete Tong, Richie Hawtin who delivers a UK exclusive with a new audio-visual performance, titled CLOSE, Sasha, Seth Troxler, Sigma, Steve Angello, Stormzy, Sub Focus, Sven Väth, Tchami, Tiësto and Vini Vici to name a few.

Having pushed the boundaries of event production over the last few years and creating some of the most ground breaking stages, this year will be no different with plans still to be revealed of what they have in store for this, their 20th year so watch this space.

Having recently been voted ‘Best Major Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards, beating off heavyweight competition from the likes of Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds and Isle Of White Festival, the first time an electronic music festival has been awarded the coveted ‘Best Major’ trophy, it would seem Creamfields isn’t slowing down for anyone and long may that continue, as we raise a glass to the next 20 years.

Tickets on sale now www.creamfields.com / #Creamfields2017

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Bugzy Malone, Faithless (DJ Set), Fuse ODG & more for Tramlines after parties!

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Tramlines – Sheffield’s inner-city music festival – has revealed the lineup for its official after-parties. Serving up speaker-shaking drum & bass, funk, grime, disco, house and garage are grime MC Bugzy Malone, the flawless Sister Bliss (Faithless DJ Set), three-time MOBO winner Fuse ODG, garage royalty TQD and Artful Dodger, Austrian duo Camo & Krooked, The Streets’ Mike Skinner, drum & bass legends Marky and Zinc, and tons more talent in the form of Coco, Barely Legal, DJ Target, Gotsome, Kideko, Deadbeat, Lowqui and more. From 10pm on Friday 21 July and Saturday 22 July, the Tramlines after-parties can be found at the o2 Academy, The Octagon, and Fusion & Foundry. Tickets are onsale at tramlines.org.uk for just £12 per day or £20 for a weekend pass, while stocks last.

Tramlines is well-known for its genre-busting live music programme, showcasing internationally acclaimed talent alongside the hottest emerging bands. When the sun sets over Sheffield, though, Tramlines is transformed as it takes over the city’s best clubbing spots for two consecutive nights of unadulterated fun.

For all things garage and grime, head to the o2 Academy on Friday 21 July. The lineup includes TQD – better known individually as Royal-T, DJ Q and Flava D – who will bring a high octane set of classic garage and bassline to the dancefloor. Joining them will be MOBO nominee Bugzy Malone, Sheffield’s own MC Coco, UK garage legend Artful Dodger and DJ Barely Legal. Meanwhile, Sheffield’s finest, including Deadbeat, DR Cryptic and Forcawill be appearing in support.

Saturday night at the o2 Academy sees Fuse ODG heading up the bill, as the multi-platinum Ghanaian-born party-starter unleashes hits like Dangerous Love and Light It Up. After road-blocking the o2 Academy at Tramlines 2015, The Streets’ Mike Skinner returns with a record box full of everything from old-skool to hip-hop. Also touching down is Radio 1 Xtra DJ and Roll Deep cornerstone DJ Target and Gotsome, whose edit of Kayne West’s Fade has been spun by Pete Tong and Gorgon City to name just two. Cause & Affect will showcase a blend of tech-house, bassline and garage, while producer/rapper Donaeo will hype up the crowds with his latest single Black, which features JME and former Tramlines headliner Dizzee Rascal.

At Sheffield University’s Octagon, festival-goers can get lost in more sensational DJ performances, with Faithless founder Sister Bliss demonstrating an impeccable selection of house and tech-house, and new kid on the block Kideko turning out big tunes such as Crank It (Woah) on Friday night.

Saturday night at The Octagon is a melting pot of sounds headed up by Camo & Krooked, who returns to Tramlines by popular demand. Drum & bass royalty DJ Marky will spin his unique, funk-laced style, as heard on the likes of It’s The Way and Silly. DJ Zinc, an artist who has sold over 1,000,000 physical records, including the era-defining Super Sharp Shooter, also appears. ‘Producers’ producer’ and one-time DJ Marky collaborator S.P.Yjoins the lineup, alongside Ram Records’ Loadstar (formerly known as Xample & Lomax), and the globally recognised MC Lowqui, whose razor sharp lyrical delivery will show why he’s the MC of choice for the Metalheadz family, DJ Marky and S.P.Y.

Tramlines’ Festival Director, Sarah Nulty, says:

“We love to watch the whole of Sheffield coming out to party for the Tramlines weekend, and this year is set to be no different. The newly announced after-parties mean that music-lovers can keep dancing for the whole weekend. We’re delighted to be bringing exciting new talent like Donaeo to the Sheffield stage, as well as showing off our own, home-grown rising stars like Coco.”

Tickets for the Tramlines after-parties can be purchased for individual nights for £12 plus booking fee, or as a weekend ticket for just £20 plus booking fee, while stocks last.

More Tramlines after-party acts are yet to be announced. For further lineup additions and up-to-the-minute information about Tramlines 2017 visit www.tramlines.org.uk or follow Tramlines on Twitter @tramlines

The Cribs, The Amazons, Vant and Declan McKenna join the bill for Sound City!

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Having announcing the biggest and best line-up yet for its tenth anniversary edition, the multi-award winning Sound City has today revealed even more incredible live acts and an exciting arts and culture programme.

Needing no introduction whatsoever are special guests The Cribs with a one-off performance of their hit third album Men’s Needs, Woman’s Needs, Whatever. Celebrating 15 years at the most credible edge of lo-fi indie-rock – not to mention six studio albums and an extended collaborative period with guitar hero Johnny Marr – The Cribs have always more then represented when it comes to playing live and their set at this year’s Sound City is sure to be a highlight.

Hard-riffing Reading four piece The Amazons burst onto the new music scene last year with a deal from legendary indie label Fiction and a reputation for explosive live shows. With a sell-out tour under their belts and new material in the works this is a great chance to see a proper alt-rock band tipped for the dizzy heights in 2017.

Indie-rockers Vant are well known for their garage/punk leanings, political opinions and blistering live performances. With debut album Dumb Blood hot off the press just last week and winning critical acclaim from all quarters there isn’t a better time to be catching them live as they ascend to rock royalty.

Declan McKenna is a young singer/songwriter in high demand. Having won the prestigious Emerging Talent Competition at 2015’s Glastonbury Festival, Declan’s career has soared with a string of hit singles and his first LP due to drop this May – just in time for his Sound City performance.

Rightly renowned for fostering new talent – the festival won the Best Festival for Emerging Talent at last year’s UK Festival Awards – Sound City has also unveiled the first wave of unsigned artists. After successful shows in Korea with Sound City, Glasgow’s Colonel Mustard and the Dijon Five are back to entertain the crowds and they are joined by a plethora of top-notch acts from Merseyside and Greater Manchester including Queen Zee & The Sasstones. Appearing on the Edge Hill label showcase are Shrinking Minds, Oranj Son and Ali Horn, whilst the BIMM showcase welcomes
Fur, Tom Dunne, Ae Mak, Crimsons and Chay Snowden. Also featured is the now infamous Korean showcase with Ssing Ssing, Wasted Johnny’s, Diealright, and Swiimers.

Having expanded into the UK with a Liverpool based record label offshoot, China’s biggest record label and festival producers Modern Sky are proudly showcasing their superb new signings Catholic Action, PIXEY, Violet Youth and FUSS along with Modern Sky overseas artists Cotillon (New York) and Re-TROS (Beijing).

Leading the arts and culture line-up is avant-rock titan John Cale. Following his one and only UK performance of The Velvet Underground and Nico on Friday night the great man himself will be in conversation on Saturday with a once in a lifetime talk that will explore the beginnings of his career, his move to the US and relationship with Lou Reed and his musical direction past, present and future.

Also in conversation is Charlatans frontman and gourmet coffee expert Tim Burgess. In a career spanning almost 30 years at the cutting edge of the indie-rock scene Tim’s fascinating insight into the business is essential listening for anyone with even a passing interest in forging a path in music.

Celebrating its third year at Sound City, Tim is also bringing back his Tim Peaks Diner, world-famous for programming fantastic new acts and of course the finest coffee known to man. On the menu this year is The Rhythm Method, Gulp featuring Super Furries’ Guto Price and youngster Tom Mouse Smith. Alongside them will be The G-O-D, Nev Cottee and some very special guests to be revealed over the weekend.

The wider arts bill includes some of the most spectacularly innovative events and collaborations throughout the festival weekend. The sounds and sights of the Rio Carnival will be brought to life as Liverpool’s Brazilica Festival and notorious party starters Fiesta Bombarda combine to bring something new and a little different. Liverpool based 80 strong Brazilian drumming ensemble Katumba are also collaborating with the Bring The Fire Project, mixing fire and favela beats to deliver a heady south American vibe. The Unusual Art Sourcing Company return again and this year they are taking over their own PopArt themed tent bringing all sorts of delights including the award winning theatre of In Bed With My Brother performed across both nights.

Said Sound City CEO Dave Pichilingi: “Our ten year spectacular is shaping up to be something very special indeed. And we’ve not finished yet – we still have more artists, more music and lots more still to come. Stay tuned for what is going to be our biggest year yet.”

Tickets for Sound City 2017 are now on sale
For more information and ticket sales visit:

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Tramlines – Sheffield’s inner-city music festival unveil lineup for 2017!

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Tramlines – Sheffield’s inner-city music festival – is thrilled to unveil the lineup for its 2017 event, which will take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July. Headline acts include iconic indie band The Libertines, legendary ska band Toots and the Maytals and R&B girl-group All Saints. The lineup spans internationally acclaimed talent and the most exciting emerging talent, and also includes Metronomy, The Coral, We Are Scientists, Twin Atlantic, The Pharcyde, Hot 8 Brass Band, M.O, Omar Souleyman, Cate Le Bon, Nadia Rose, Akala, and many more.

The ninth edition of Tramlines will be an exclusively outdoor event, spanning three of Sheffield’s best park spaces and allowing the festival to bring its biggest lineup to date. Tramlines remains one of the best value UK festival tickets around, with weekend passes from just £38 plus booking fee. Tickets are now on sale from www.tramlines.org.uk

Since its inception in 2009, Tramlines Festival has carved a name for itself as one of the most genre-busting music festivals around. Previous acts to have graced the Tramlines stages include Public Enemy, Basement Jaxx, The Charlatans, Sister Sledge, The Cribs, Katy B, George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, alt-J, the xx, Dizzee Rascal, Martha Reeves Roots Manuva, Slaves, Sugarhill Gang, Buzzcocks and The Selecter. As a former winner of Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards and having been shortlisted for an NME Best Small Festival award, Tramlines continues to set itself apart with its inner-city location, cutting-edge music offering and unbeatable ticket price.

From just £38 (plus booking fee) for a weekend ticket, festival-goers are in for a real treat this year. The Main Stage on Ponderosa park is a melting pot of sounds, from the indie of The Libertines, reggae from Toots and the Maytals, and R&B from one of the biggest girl bands of the 90s, All Saints. Rock fans are catered for with Glaswegian quartet Twin Atlantic, while fans of hip-hop, rap and grime can check out the fast-rising star of British hip-hop, Loyle Carner, the melodic sounds of The Age of LUNA, hotly tipped Nadia Rose and former Mobo winner Akala. The much-loved Metronomy serve up electronica, girl group M.O bring 90s-inspired pop, Hot 8 Brass Band bring the sound of New Orleans to Sheffield with a set of infectious jazz and funk, while R&B, soul and reggae are provided by the legendary Don Letts.

Fans of indie, rock and hip-hop will find tons to check out on Devonshire Green, with sets from New York-based We Are Scientists, Mersey five-piece The Coral, and hip-hop royalty The Pharcyde, who arrive in Sheffield 20 years after the release of the timeless ‘Bizarre Ride II’. Devonshire Green is also the place to discover emerging talent with performances from rising scuzz-rock band Cabbage, the dynamic Welsh outfit Estrons, alt-R&B from Bossy Love and indie band Fizzy Blood.

Meanwhile, the Folk Forest, the ever-popular third stage at Tramlines, is located in the beautiful setting of Endcliffe Park. Its relaxed atmosphere and woodland location is not only the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, but the ideal backdrop to witness performances in world music, alt-pop, folk, jazz and more. Highlight performances come from Syrian musician Omar Souleyman, alt-pop artist Cate Le Bon, progressive-pop trio Blaenavon, the experimental Yorkston Thorne Khan, Rough Trade signings Goat Girl and much more.

The decision to tweak the format of Tramlines 2017 came in response to event organisers listening to feedback from its festival goers. Tramlines Festival Director Sarah Nulty explains:
“After each festival, we turn to our audience to find out what they’d like to see at the next event. The overwhelming feedback was that people wanted to see bigger acts on the Tramlines stages. By streamlining Tramlines to three outdoor stages, it’s meant we could deliver something really special. Sheffield is often hailed as an ‘Outdoor City’, and has a ton of public parks, and a third of it sits within the glorious Peak District National Park. It is the UK’s leading destination for people seeking outdoor adventure, and we are excited to present an exclusively outdoor event for 2017.”
Earlybird and first release tickets for Tramlines Festival 2017 sold out in record time, but second release weekend tickets are now on sale for just £38 plus booking fee. Tickets can be purchased from www.tramlines.org.uk

For up-to-the-minute information about Tramlines 2017 visit www.tramlines.org.uk or follow Tramlines on Twitter @tramlines

Tom Jones announced for Forest Live 2017!

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Tom Jones has announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission where acts perform in spectacular woodland locations across the country.

Tom Jones has sustained his popularity as a live performer and recording artist in a remarkable career spanning over five decades. Jones has a keen interest in a wide range of music; although well known for hits including ‘It’s Not Unusual’, ‘Kiss’, ‘Delilah’, ‘What’s New Pussycat’, ‘I’ll Never Fall In Love Again’ and ‘If I Only Knew’, he is first and foremost an artist with a true rhythm and blues soul. He has remained a major recording artist, with albums such as 1999’s ‘Reload’, the biggest selling (5m) of his then 35-year career. More recently Tom released the critically acclaimed albums ‘Spirit In The Room’ and ‘Praise & Blame’. In collaboration with producer / guitarist, Ethan Jones, the albums allow an unvarnished Tom to bring a voice to songs that only he can. Tom was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 2006 and other highlights of his long career include receiving BRIT Awards for Best Male and Outstanding Contribution to Music, a Silver Clef Award for Lifetime Achievement and the prestigious Music Industry Trust Award.

In the latter part of 2015, Tom released his first ever autobiography entitled ‘Over The Top And Back’ and the book’s companion soundtrack entitled ‘Long Lost Suitcase’, which were extremely well received internationally. This year sees Tom back on our screens, where he has resumed his coaching role on ‘The Voice UK’ alongside fellow coaches Will.I.Am, Jennifer Hudson and Gavin Rossdale.

Sir Tom Jones is indeed a living legend, one of the few musical artists whose profession began at the dawn of modern popular music and who continues to have a vital recording and performing career to this day. His irresistible show traverses musical eras and genres, cutting across class divides and appealing to all ages, male and female, mainstream and cutting edge.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 16 year history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.

Commenting on the dates Tom Jones said “I had a great time being part of the Forest Live concerts last year, so I am delighted to be coming back again and performing in three more of these beautiful woodland locations. It’s important that people are aware of our forests and come to enjoy them, so I hope you can join me!”

Tom Jones plus Guests:
Saturday 24 June: Sherwood Pines Forest, near Mansfield, Notts.
Saturday 1 July: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.
Sunday 9 July: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Tickets £46.50 (plus £5.15 booking fee) available from 9.00am on Friday 24 February from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

Community Festival NEW to Finsbury Park! Catfish And The Bottlemen, The Wombats & more!

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A brand new London music festival – Community – heads to Finsbury Park on Saturday 1 July 2017. Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Wombats and Slaves are amongst the acts announced for this inaugural event. Tickets for Community are on-sale on Tuesday 21 February at 10am for just £35.

On announcing the event, Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn commented: “Finsbury Park has been a real hub for live music for many decades, so we can’t think of anywhere better to launch a new music festival in London.”

Community is the newest music event to be announced at Finsbury Park, which has hosted landmark nights of music with bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Stone Roses, Oasis and KISS in the past, as well as other festivals including leading urban event Wireless Festival.

Catfish and the Bottlemen are the UK’s biggest guitar band to break through this decade. The alternative-rock sensation will perform at this year’s event, their only Festival appearance in mainland England this year. They will hit Finsbury Park in July to deliver an epic set including smashes from last year’s number one album The Ride, as well as favourites ‘Cocoon’ and ‘Kathleen’ from their Platinum debut album. The band head out across the Atlantic shortly after appearing at Community to embark on a two month Stadium Tour of USA with San Francisco legends Green Day.

Liverpool rockers The Wombats will hit Community also and take North London through a decade of hits including ‘Moving to New York’ from their debut, platinum-selling album as well as the likes of fan favourite ‘Emoticons’. Band members Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis and Tord Øverland Knudsen will be pitstopping at the park as part of a mini UK-tour celebrating 10 years since their debut album.

The UK’s favourite punk duo Slaves, who shot quickly to live music notoriety in 2015 after a series of electrifying gigs on the UK festival circuit, will also play on July 1. Known for delivering raucous and unstoppably high energy sets, the two-man punk band will be making their debut at Finsbury Park to steamroll through hits including ‘Spit It Out’ and ‘Where’s Your Car, Debbie?’

This stellar guitar-laden line-up also includes Southend-on-Sea’s finest guitar rock outfit Nothing But Thieves, to perform new material as well as tunes from their top 10 eponymous debut album.

Community is rounded off by the best of new music, with blazing four-piece The Hunna, Blackpool’s most exciting new rock band Darlia, indie pop five-piece Fickle Friends and Sheffield’s RedFaces added to the line up.

Tickets for the one-day music festival Community are priced at £35 (booking fees apply)
and on-sale at 10am Tuesday 21 February from:
www.Communityfestival.london

Clean Bandit announce special show for Forest Live 2017!

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Clean Bandit have announced a special woodland gig as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.

Formed in Cambridge in 2008, Clean Bandit’s debut album ‘New Eyes’ included ‘Extraordinary’ (feat. Sharna Bass) and the No 1 smash hit ‘Rather Be’ (feat. Jess Glynne) a track that took the band into the international mainstream and gave them industry recognition with a Grammy Award for ‘Best Dance’ recording. Following on from this success, 2016 saw the release of two massive hit singles, ‘Tears’ (feat. Louisa Johnson) and ‘Rockabye’ (feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie). The latter’s popularity is reflected in playlist dominance and the formidable status of being No. 1 on the UK official singles chart for 9 consecutive weeks, the longest reign by a UK artist since 1994. It has been No. 1 in thirty countries around the world and the song’s achievement has been cemented with Brit Award nominations for ‘British Single’ and ‘British Artist Video’.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 16 year history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.

Clean Bandit plus guests
Sunday 2 July: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.

Tickets £33 (plus £3.80 booking fee) available from 9.00am on Friday 17 February from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

First wave of acts announced for DOT TO DOT 2017!

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The UK’s premier festival for unearthing the best new talent, Dot To Dot Festival, returns to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham from the 26th-28th May for its 12th edition. After smashing record attendance, and marking a sell-out Manchester event in 2016, more of the same is expected for 2017, with a huge line- up of established performers and emerging artists from around the world.

With many exciting announcements to follow, Dot To Dot, are ecstatic to announce the first wave of artists to play this year’s festival:
Euphoric guitar rock supremoes SUNDARA KARMA will return to the Dot To Dot stage, this time as festival headliners! Their meteoric rise and epic debut album came as no surprise to anybody who have seen these guys at Dot To Dot before. With stage presence in abundance, and a plethora of huge songs such as ‘Flame’, ‘Loveblood’ and ‘She Said’, Sundara Karma embody everything Dot To Dot stands for and we can’t wait to see them own the headline slot. Joining them will be more Dot To Dot legends, in the form of Nottingham’s own AMBER RUN. Their scintillating second album just dropped after a year in the studio, and we couldn’t be happier for their return. Californian rockers THE GROWLERS also join the party, after their latest album ‘City Club’, produced by The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, took the UK by storm when it was released last year.
After a memorable performance in 2015, high octane Scottish duo HONEYBLOOD, have also been confirmed to return. With their blend of Americana influenced, emo-tinged indie rock PINEGROVE are crossing the Atlantic for this year’s Dot To Dot. LOUIS BERRY will be stamping his own brand of Merseyside rock ‘n’ roll on this year’s festival. We’ll also be treated to sets by much-hyped LA 3-piece CHERRY GLAZERR, Irish chart-toppers PICTURE THIS and BBC Sound Of 2017 shortlisted vocalist TOM GRENNAN.

“Each place opens up all of their best venues to embrace these soon-to-be-huge acts and we all get to
boast that we saw them up close before they were huge. The only real worries are the inevitable
agonising clashes and where to begin.” Virtual Festivals

The first wave announcement also includes: ALASKALASKA, ALL WE ARE, ARDYN, BANFI, COSMO PYKE, CROOX, CUCKOOLANDER, EASY LIFE, FREAK, HEATERS, HORSE THIEF, KOLARS, LIV DAWSON, LOW ISLAND, NILÜFER YANYA, OVERCOATS, PARCELS, PAREKH & SINGH, REDFACES, SONNY, SWIMMING TAPES, TEN TONNES, TENDER, THE NIGHT CAFÉ, VAGABON, WILLIE J HEALEY, YELLOW DAYS and YONAKA.

Dot To Dot Organiser Anton Lockwood, of DHP Family, said: “After our record breaking festival in 2016 we are so excited to bring the festival back to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham this year! We are always proud to see so many previous Dot To Dot artists become huge successes, with Sundara Karma working their way up the ranks to headline this year’s event. We pride ourselves on finding & nurturing new artists, we can’t wait to see the stars of the future playing in small venues this year before their big breaks. This first announcement is only the tip of the iceberg, and there are loads more phenomenal performers still to be announced across multiple venues very soon!”

Previous Dot to Dot line-ups have seen performances from The xx, Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, The 1975, Frank Turner, Caribou, Wolf Alice, Jake Bugg, SBTKRT, Florence + The Machine, Peace, Courtney Barnett and many, many more. With the emphasis on showcasing the hottest new talent on the planet, there will be lots more exciting additions to be announced for Dot To Dot’s 2017 line-up. Make sure you keep checking www.dottodotfestival.co.uk for all the latest news and ticket info. Also subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to keep yourself in the loop for all things Dot To Dot. Tickets are priced from £12 and available now through www.alttickets.com

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Sheffield’s Outlines Festival reveals complete 2017 lineup!

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Over 40 new artists have been added to the bill for Sheffield’s forthcoming Outlines Festival, with iconic punk outfit The Membranes, psych band Flamingods, LA soul singer Kadhja Bonet, rapidly rising punk quintet Shame and alt-pop trio Our Girl among the newly-added acts. The multi-venue metropolitan festival will return to Sheffield City Centre for its second year as a two-day programme from 3rd to 4th March, with a genre-spanning blend of established artists and up-and-coming acts. The new names will join a bill of 100 cutting-edge artists which already features Australian psych outfit Jagwar Ma, former Tramlines headliners The Selecter, MOBO winners Lady Leshurr and Nadia Rose and indie band Clean Cut Kid. Weekend tickets are now on sale for £20 from http://outlinesfestival.com

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Outlines Festival is programmed and promoted by some of the team behind the city’s much-loved Tramlines Festival, and was created with the aim of serving as a little sister to Tramlines during the colder months. After the success of 2016’s debut event, the festival’s organisers have extended the event, which will now take place across two days.

The region’s music scene is also on show, with the newly-added indie band Alvarez Kings and desert-rock outfit These Gangs joining the already announced likes of The Crookes, Slow Club, Blood Sport and The Seamonsters.

Meanwhile, fans of electronic music are well catered for, with acclaimed artist Romare heading up the bill at Queens Social Club, and a range of after-parties onsale featuring artists including Admin, Marcel Vogel and Lamont. The after-parties will be hosted by a selection of Sheffield’s most well regarded clubnight promoters, with Nice Like Rice, Banana Hill, Souljam and Pretty Pretty Good taking the reins across two venues with a selection of global sounds, house, funk, disco, techno and more.

Weekend tickets for the event are available now for just £20 while stocks last from http://outlinesfestival.com

Outlines Festival 2017 Lineup

Jagwar Ma
The Selecter / Slow Club / The Crookes / Lady Leshurr / Clean Cut Kid / Flamingods / The Membranes
Alvarez Kings / Azusena / Banfi / Bruising / Babe Punch / Blind Saints / Blood Sport / Eyre Llew / Fear Of Men / Girl20 / Girl Ray / Hannah Peel / Harkin / Hejira / Indian Queens / Islet / Jodie Abacus / Kadjha Bonet / Laurel / Liberty Ship / Luxury Death / Mi Mye / Matic Mouth / Nachthexen / Novella / The Orielles / Our Girl / Rocky Nti / Rozelle / Shame / These Gangs / Yassassin

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Pier Jam Returns To Blackpool North Pier With Tchami, Tough Love and more!

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Blackpool’s favourite all-day clubbing event Pier Jam, will return to the North Pier on Bank Holiday Sunday 30th April for its first event of 2017. Across 2 outdoor stages and 2 indoor arenas, Pier Jam is set to welcome 4,000 party people to soak up the sunshine, sea air and some of the best DJ talent around. The lineup for the bank holiday event features future-house French producer Tchami; fellow French duo Amine Edge & DANCE; Defected’s Sam Divine; chart topping duo Tough Love, grime stalwart Preditah; garage legend MJ Cole; the multi-talented remixer and producer Jamie Duggan and many more. Taking place from 2pm until 11pm, this is a destination for quality electronic music in a unique outdoor setting. Earlybird tickets sold out in record time but first release tickets priced at £20 + bf are now on sale from www.skiddle.com/e/12917809

Pier Jam first launched with a series of events throughout summer 2015. With the outside atmosphere and sea view backdrop on Blackpool Pier, it immediately created a special kind of clubbing vibe. To date it has showcased big names acts including Heidi, DJ Zinc, DJ EZ, Darius Syrossian, MK, Basement Jaxx, Shadow Child, Hannah Wants, Duke Dumont and many more. Curated by the in-house team at Manchester’s iconic Victoria Warehouse, Pier Jam is primed to bring back the all-day clubbing vibe for 2017.

The Bank Holiday Sunday event on 30th April sees headliner Tchami make a return to Pier Jam after striking a chord with crowds in summer 2016. Flying the flag for the “future house” sound worldwide, through a string of tracks and mixes signed to Fools Gold and Ministry – most notably the UK Top 10 single Promesses – Tchami’s sound bridges the gap between clublife and festival stages, which makes him the perfect headliner for Pier Jam.

Pier Jam also welcomes more crowd favourites back to the boardwalk, including Amine Edge & DANCE with their unique brand of funked up, hip-house, Defected In The House resident Sam Divine to drop the dancefloor house bombs, and London-duo Tough Love, with their energetic, bass-heavy DJ set – guaranteed to get the jam on!

For garage fans, Skepta’s tour DJ Preditah, will bring bass-wobbling house and garage, as will music icon MJ Cole, the man behind some of the most important records of the past decades, from the 1998 classic Sincere to the rolling tribal club cut Bouldaz on Disclosure’s Method White imprint in 2015.

House and Bass specialist Jamie Duggan also joins the Pier Jam bill, with some impressive remix credits to his name, including rap-royalty Wiley, as does George Kwali who, along with production partner Kideko, was responsible of one of 2016’s biggest tunes, Crank It (Woah!).

Furthermore, the lineup features Ministry of Sound signing TIEKS whose track Sunshine was one of the most Shazamed tracks in 2016; in-demand DJ / producer James Hype who made such an impression on Mistajam that he was invited to join the 1xtra airwaves for an exclusive mix; and Birmingham’s hottest house export, Official Nancie.

Anyone looking for quality house, bass and garage music, and an alternative location to party this summer, should get on board for Pier Jam. Earlybird tickets did sell out in record time, but first release tickets are now available for £20 + bf from www.skiddle.com/e/12917809. VIP tickets are also on sale priced at £35 + bf – perks include queue jump, access to the VIP arena for even more cutting-edge music, plus private bar and toilets.

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