We’re pleased to announce the much anticipated line up for Creamfields Ibiza which returns this summer on Saturday 5th August as part of BBC Radio 1’s Ibiza weekend, taking place in the world’s biggest club – Privilege.
Creamfields Ibiza’ forever blossoming reputation continues to flourish and unsurprisingly as the flagship Saturday night show during the busiest weekend on the island attracts the biggest names in dance music and this year is no different as Creamfields Ibiza delivers a huge line up once again with performances from Above & Beyond, Annie Mac, B.Traits, Charlie Sloth, Danny Howard, Don Diablo, Goldie, High Contrast, Kölsch (DJ Set), Mistajam, Monki, My Nu Leng, Shadow Child, Steve Aoki, Yotto plus more to be added.
On an island that continues to evolve, so do its jaw dropping venues, no more so than Privilege which has undergone a major refurbishment this year, the once was pool area has now gone, making way for an all new dancefloor with more room to dance plus an all new sound system to boot!
If there’s one event not to miss on the white isle this summer this is it. A guaranteed sell out so advance tickets recommended to avoid disappointment. Tickets on sale now.
CREAMFIELDS IBIZA 2017
Above & Beyond
My Nu Leng
+ more to be added
With almost two months until Boardmasters returns for another epic festival filled to the brim with live music and world class surfing, the line-up for The Keg & Pasty has been unveiled along with more mega names set to perform this August.
There’ll be three days of music and comedy at The Keg & Pasty, with even more of the best musical talent added to the line-up for Watergate Bay, as well as the famous Beach Sessions on Fistral Beach. Don’t miss out, Boardmasters takes place from 9-13 August and tickets are on sale NOW via the Boardmasters website.
The latest line-up reveal sees over 20 acts to perform at The Keg & Pasty – Watergate Bay’s traditional Cornish pub. The bill includes DJ sets from Mongolian Disco Show and Club Peel, three consecutive nights of Cornish comedy from the local favourite Kernow King, The line-up also includes local talent including The Defs, Hedluv & Passman and Daytoner along with ska-punk inspired The Ska Vengers, Cut Capers and more. There’ll also be Open Mic sessions and a Livewire Showcase each night. The Keg and Pasty is not to be missed, so head down for beer, music, comedy and fresh, warm Cornish pasties at Boardmasters 2017.
In more big Boardmasters news, the unbeatable line-up continues to grow with British soul queen Laura Mvula, BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart, ‘We Are Stars’ hitmaker Callum Beattie and UK electro sensation High Contrast. Leeds indie rockers Pulled Apart By Horses, Dutch Uncles who released Big Balloon earlier this year, Kiss Fresh DJ Charlie Tee, Panda, Punctual and last but by no means least Seb Clifford are all added to the bill today.
And there’s more … joining the Fistral Beach ‘Beach Sessions’ are Congo Natty (ft. Congo Dubs & Iron Dread) bringing jungle vibes and local band Ten Bob Notes who’ll be performing on Wednesday, and K.B.S. (Reggae Soundsystem) on Thursday. Tickets are on sale now for these truly special sunset gigs.
Inspired by the freedom, adventure and creativity of surfing and music, Boardmasters was born in 1981. Expect parties that run late into the night and a beautiful beach to recuperate on during the day. The 5-day event is situated across two stunning locations in Cornwall – the surfing mecca of the UK, Fistral Beach, where world class International Surf Competitions take place, and arguably the most stunning location in the country to watch live music, Watergate Bay. Last year the grassroots surf and music festival welcomed over 150,000 festival goers to sunny Cornwall.
With just days until Isle of Wight Festival 2017, Hard Rock Cafe has today announced that it will be returning to Seaclose Park for a fourth consecutive year. Hard Rock Cafe is excited to be partnering with the legendary festival once again with the Hard Rock Stage. The line-up for the stage has been carefully curated by both Hard Rock and the Isle of Wight Festival, promising an epic mix of music’s most exciting rising stars, emerging artists, undiscovered acts and familiar faces, ready to rock this year’s festival over one unmissable weekend this summer.
This year’s lineup includes Starsailor frontman James Walsh, who’ll be making a solo performance on Sunday, after taking to the Big Top with his band earlier that weekend. 100 Fables were crowned European winners at last year’s global Hard Rock Rising battle of the bands competition and now the Glasgow four-piece will bring its 80s new wave, post-punk sound to the Isle of Wight Hard Rock Stage. All-female five-piece PINS will be rocking it for the girls next month. Having collaborated with rock royalty Iggy Pop, the quintet’s latest EP ‘Bad Thing’ it out now – these ladies are tipped for big things. RPMs are emerging from the new music hotbed that is Brighton. Described by the BBC as ‘a spookily young Brighton trio with killer melodies’ they’re sure to rock at the Isle of Wight Festival with their bold, edgy sound. Also joining this year’s lineup are top talent including Paves, The Wholls, Paradisia, Bang Bang Romeo and more.
That’s just a taster of what music lovers can expect at the Hard Rock Stage. These incredible acts will join this year’s Isle of Wight Festival headline acts David Guetta, Run DMC, Arcade Fire, Rod Stewart and more at the iconic music festival.
Music has always been the very heart of Hard Rock, an institution which continues to support breakthrough acts, providing the Hard Rock Stage at Isle of Wight Festival as the perfect platform to get new music out there to thousands of festivalgoers.
The Isle of Wight Festival takes place from 8 – 11 June at Seaclose Park, Newport. From Main Stage headliners, acoustic sets, DJ performances and up-and-coming talent, alongside a huge variety of additional entertainment and activities, there’s something for everyone.
Teresa Spaventa, Hard Rock Cafe European Marketing Manager said: “We are so excited to be back for a fourth year at The Isle of Wight Festival. As always, the Hard Rock Stage will be showcasing fresh and exciting undiscovered music – something Hard Rock Cafe has always been, and remains extremely passionate about. Year on year, the Hard Rock Stage receives an amazing response from festivalgoers at Seaclose Park – there’s nowhere else we’d want to kick off the festival season!”
Isle of Wight Festival promoter John Giddings commented:”Hard Rock are an amazing partner to work with as they bring a fantastic range of new bands, alongside a few familiar faces. We’re excited to welcome them back in 2017.”
The Hard Rock Stage at The Isle of Wight Festival 2017
Friday 9 June
Hot Vox New Blood Competition Winner
Saturday 10 June
My Girl The River
Sunday 11 June
The Sex Pissed Dolls
Hot Vox New Blood Competition Winner
Bang Bang Romeo
After a triumphant inauguration at the Victoria Warehouse in May TRANSFORMER is proud to announce their second event on 28th October. The first Transformer celebrated artists that expanded the boundaries of rock, round two features a cast that positively disregard genres altogether.
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, LIARS, BEN FROST, BARDO POND, OMAR SOULEYMAN, POWELL, VALGEIR SIGURDSSON, THE FIELD, DEMDIKE STARE, SCULPTURE, CAMILA FUCHS, CIVIL CIVIC.
It’s a line-up that not only tips its hat to the ‘sui generis’ nature of our past headliners but also raises a glass to their bastard offspring. Transformer will once again reimagine the vast space of the Victoria Warehouse into an immersive festival setting with state of the art light and sound, two different stages, a cinema, digital funfair, record stalls, food trucks and much more besides. It will be a one-stop shop for genre-spanning live music.
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR is making their return to Manchester after a rapturous 2015 performance at the Albert Hall in support of their first album after a five years hiatus Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress. Their return comes as welcome relief that their timely re-emergence wasn’t to herald, like the horsemen, an apocalypse they’d forewarned on Dead Flag Blues twenty years ago. For anyone unlucky enough not to be unfamiliar with that particular end of days fanfare or their other doomed hymns, Godspeed combine elements of World of Skin era Swans with the fin de siècle angst of Current 93 (but without actual songs). Even that description doesn’t quite do them justice. Best to see them for yourselves…before it’s maybe too late.
Boardmasters festival has even more huge news to share, as summer draws ever closer. Today, Boardmasters is stoked to reveal that over 60 more acts have been added to the line up for this year’s festival. This includes the line-up for The View and The Netloft live music areas. These new acts join Boardmasters headliners Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai and Alt-J for five days of sun, surf and world-class music across two simply stunning sites – Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach. Boardmasters, Cornwall’s own surf and music festival takes place this year from Wednesday 9 – Sunday 13 August on the sun-drenched Cornish coast, tickets are still available!
‘Dream Catch Me’ hitmaker Newton Faulkner has been added to the Boardmasters bill. Newton is no stranger to Boardmasters, having dazzled crowds with his spellbinding folky sets in 2007 and 2010, as well as playing the Beach Session in 2011. Making his grand return and gracing the Main Stage, Newton will no doubt delight his South-West fans with classics including ‘Gone In The Morning’, ‘Teardrop’ and many more. Frances will also be taking to the Main Stage. The Oxford-born singer songwriter who released her debut studio album ‘Things I’ve Never Said’ earlier this year. The incredible, vibrant afrobeat electro-funk eight-piece band Ibibio Sound Machine, fronted by singer Eno Williams have also today been added to the Main Stage line-up.
The Land of Saints stage, famous for bringing the indie rock vibe to Watergate Bay, today adds the likes of Lower Than Atlantis, Lucy Rose, Fickle Friends,Formation, Honeyblood to its head banging summer line-up. Today also sees acts added to the Unleashed tent where the party really gets going with the biggest, most banging tunes, including Star One now lined up for Boardmasters’ ultimate party big top. Not forgetting the spiritual home of dance and electro – The Point. With a line-up sure to get everyone raving into the early hours, Flashmob and Carly Foxx are amongst the acts to join the thumping bill.
The View is back, and what a view it is! Bringing new and emerging artists to perform against an unforgettable backdrop, Boardmasters has today unveiled the line-up for this August. Marcus McCoan, Mullally, Haunt The Woods, Winters Hill, John Buckley, Catherine McGrath, Isaac Gracie, Sonny, Patrick James, River Matthews, Lily Rendle, Maisy Start Walter, Boo Seeka, Joe Fox, Wildwood Kin, Matt Maltese, A K Patterson and Tommy Ashby complete The View’s bill of the freshest future stars.
The Netloft made its Boardmasters debut last year with success in epic proportions. The carefully curated line-up is made up of under the radar and ready to be discovered artists. Check them out here first. She Drew The Gun, Saint PHNX, Charlotte Carpenter, Chris Haddon, White Room, Charlie Bowdery, Lives, Ider, Alice Jemima, Get Inuit, Wild Front, Her’s, Secret Tongues, Suzie Mac, Rue, Banfi, Meadowlark, Childcare, Dextric, William The Conquerer, Indian Queens and Mog Jones make up the line-up for this intimate stage.
In further festival developments, today also sees the announcement of Boardmasters’ first-ever on-site restaurant, The Wild Oyster, hosted by chef Lee Skeet. Lee, one of the most exciting chefs in the South-West has worked at some of the world’s most esteemend restaurants. He’s since returned to his native Cornwall. The Wild Oyster will be serving up breakfast, as well as a five-course taster menu, using the freshest, locally-sourced Cornish produce. The restaurant, which boasts breathtaking views from the Watergate Bay cliff top, is a must for festival foodies. Booking is essential via the Boardmasters website.
Boardmasters can also reveal details for this year’s Glamping options at the all-new Cloud Nine Boutique Campsite. Adding a touch of luxury to the Boardmasters experience, this is glamorous accommodation on site. Boardmasters is offering a variety of Glamping options to suit the requirements of different group sizes. There are Pre-Erected Tent Packages, Bell Tents, Beach Huts, Tipis, Yurts for up to six people, Shire Huts and two-person Stargazing Domes in a spacious campsite, topped off with posh loos. This is the ultimate Boardmasters experience with extra comfort and luxury. More information is available here.
Inspired by the freedom, adventure and creativity of surfing and music, Boardmasters was born in 1981. Expect parties that run late into the night and a beautiful beach to recuperate on during the day. The 5-day event is situated across two stunning locations in Cornwall – the surfing mecca of the UK, Fistral Beach, where world class International Surf Competitions take place, and arguably the most stunning location in the country to watch live music, Watergate Bay. Last year the grassroots surf and music festival welcomed over 150,000 festival goers to sunny Cornwall. Book your tickets now!
Newly announced talent includes Gilles Peterson, Gerd Janson, Nightmares On Wax (DJ set), Andy Butler (Hercules & Love Affair), Nice Like Rice DJs, Prince Fatty & Horseman, 2 Bad Mice and many more.
Tramlines, Sheffield’s award-winning inner-city festival, has unveiled a stack of new talent for the Saturday instalment of its official after-parties, which will take place at Fusion & Foundry and Yellow Arch Studios on Saturday 22nd July. A host of leading DJ talent has been added to the bill, including Gilles Peterson, Gerd Janson, Nightmares On Wax (DJ set), Andy Butler (Hercules & Love Affair), Prince Fatty & Horseman, 2 Bad Mice and dozens more. Curated in association with local promoters Nice Like Rice, Off Me Nut Records, Roots and Wild Live, the latest additions to the Tramlines after-parties pack a punch of quality house, techno, jungle, disco, grime and everything in between, and with tickets from just £12 + booking fee, you’d be hard pushed to find a better value ticket.
The full Tramlines after-party programme takes over Sheffield’s best clubbing spots, the o2 Academy, The Octagon, Fusion & Foundry and Yellow Arch Studios, on Friday 21st July and Saturday 22nd July. Acts already announced for the genre-busting after-parties include grime MC Bugzy Malone, a DJ set by the flawless Sister Bliss (Faithless), three-time MOBO winner Fuse ODG, garage royalty care of TQD and Artful Dodger, Austrian duo Camo & Krooked, The Streets’ Mike Skinner, drum & bass legends DJ Marky and DJ Zinc and tons more. For those who can’t bear to go home after Tramlines’ daytime live-music programme, the after-parties are a must.
Joining Tramlines for a takeover at Fusion & Foundry (Sheffield University) on Saturday 22 July is the ever-popular Nice Like Rice. The food-loving party crew can be regularly found serving up disco and house all over Sheffield, and for Tramlines they’ve pulled together a wickedly diverse lineup. Heading up the bill is BBC 6 Music selector and Tramlines’ favourite Gilles Peterson; the inimitable Nightmares On Wax; Gerd Janson, one of Germany’s most in-demand eclectic talents; Andy Butler, better known as the driving force behind retro-futurist kingpins Hercules & Love Affair, and the Nice Like Rice DJs.
Across the city at Yellow Arch Studios, festival-goers can expect a large dose of jungle, grime and bassline. In the Main Room, the brains behind 20Hz Soundsystem, Roots, will team up with Wild Live – the brains behind quality underground parties including Freshen Up and Boom Ting – to present renowned reggae producer Prince Fatty alongside MC supremacy Horseman. Cult label Off Me Nut Records step into the Warehouse (Room 2) to present a floor-shaking party with hardcore breakbeat outfit 2 Bad Mice, while many of the label’s top producers, such as Phatworld and Superior Cornrows will go back-to-back in what will undeniably be a rowdy grime-beat affair! Over in room three is drum and bass collective Displace, who bring even more beats and basslines to the proceedings with the Displace Crew and resident DJs.
Tramlines’ Festival Director, Sarah Nulty, commented:
“The Tramlines after-parties are always a highlight. This year, each venue has its own mini-festival vibe. Sheffield’s clubnights have a completely infectious atmosphere, and there’s such an amazing range of promoters and DJs in the city, that you can be guaranteed a great party. The after-party bill is seriously diverse too, so no matter what you’re into, from techno to reggae, you’re going to find it at Tramlines.”
Tickets for the Tramlines after-parties can be purchased from www.tramlines.org.uk for individual nights for £12 plus booking fee, or as a weekend ticket for just £20 plus booking fee, while stocks last.
The hugely popular Dutch DJ goes back to his roots for two exclusive sets of quality techno, the only time he’ll play techno in Ibiza this summer, as he headlines for infamous UK party Taste The Punch, in their debut Ibiza season. Headline dates are 30th June and 28th July.
Taste The Punch, the fast-rising UK party promoters from Luton, have announced that Dutch superstar DJ, Laidback Luke, will headline two dates for Taste The Punch Ibiza at Eden, and will perform two exclusive, underground techno sets. These two sets will be a rare opportunity to hear Laidback Luke showcasing his love for techno, the sound he was known for when he first started Djing in the ‘90’s. Exclusive to Taste The Punch, these will be the only techno sets he will play in Ibiza this summer. The headline dates are Friday 30th June and Friday 28th July. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.tastethepunch.com/ibiza or www.edenibiza.com starting from just €25.
Laidback Luke is one of the most recognised names in dance music and remains at the forefront of the global EDM explosion. He turned heads at the end of last year by dropping a techno set in New York, going on to remind people that he started out as a techno DJ, and was even resident at the legendary Awakenings parties. Laidback Luke has never lost his love for techno and so has decided once again to treat a select few to a rare techno set, exclusively with Taste The Punch at Eden.
Luke explains what to expect from his exceptional journeys back into techno, “I’m bringing it back to my 90’s roots, keeping it abstract and underground, bringing you the sound from when I first started out as a techno DJ. This was the sound I was playing when I first set foot in Ibiza.”
Taste The Punch has become one of the country’s best underground dance events, welcoming such luminaries as Pete Tong, B Traits, Claptone, Annie Mac, Amine Edge & DANCE, Mark Knight, Darius Syrossian and many more to ‘the punchbowl’ turntables. Laidback Luke spinning techno exclusively for the Taste The Punch crowds sums up the attitude and excitement that this young brand will be bringing to the world’s clubbing capital over a 16 week residency at Eden this summer.
Taste The Punch co-promoter, Dean Shields comments, “This is exactly why we decided to take on Ibiza this summer. All the hard work will be worth it just to see Laidback Luke step behind the decks at Eden, our ‘Ibiza punchbowl’, and start dropping his favourite techno, exclusively for the Taste The Punch crowds. These headline techno sets will be some of those Ibiza moments that get talked about for years to come.”
Laidback Luke joins a list of quality artists already announced for Taste The Punch Ibiza every Friday at Eden from 16th June, including Faithless (DJ set), Mark Knight, Tough Love, Monki, Weiss, Icarus, Lee Walker, Marshall Jefferson, Lauren Lo Sung and George Kwali.
With just under 2 and a half months to go, Manchester’s leading music festival Parklife has now completed its 2017 line-up. Presenting a star-studded selection of artists that include headliners Frank Ocean, Boy Better Know and The 1975, Parklife’s final additions see hotly-tipped singer-songwriter Raye join the bill, plus Grime veteran Ghetts who is currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of his seminal “Ghetto Gospel” mixtape.
A reflection of Parklife’s genre-spanning music offering which explores pop, hip-hop, grime, dance and indie, the final names signal what’s set to be the biggest and most diverse year to date. Taking place at Manchester’s Heaton Park on 10th and 11th June, Saturday general admission tickets for this year’s festival are now sold out with a very limited amount of Sunday and weekend tickets still available – all of which are expected to sell-out very soon.
After their incredible inaugural year in 2016, LeeFest presents The Neverland showcase their biggest lineup to date, welcoming Kate Tempest as their Thursday headliner, plus a whole host of additional artists.
Kate Tempest needs little introduction, the mesmerising spoken word poet smashed expectations of what success should be. She is an accomplished playwright, novelist, poet and respected recording artist. Her first album Balance became a critically acclaimed sensation thanks to her openness and raw musical talent. Kate’s music speaks to many and is a precious departure from pop factory hits. She is known for effortlessly weaving song, spoken word and rap in her shows.
Kate Tempest joins fellow headliners Annie Mac and Jake Bugg, and in the magical surroundings of The Neverland it’s sure to be a show to remember.
RAM Records legend Wilkinson also joins the LeeFest lineup. To those in the know Wilkinson means one thing: the finest dance music know how with an equally huge show.
LeeFest are known for supporting the best fast rising new names and are delighted to welcome Lewis Watson, the homegrown singer songwriter sensation. After posting his music online so he could check his technique Lewis earned legions of loyal fans. His sophomore album Midnight is just a little over two weeks old, yet it’s clear fans can expect a soulful heartfelt show.
LeeFest are delighted to add Mr Scruff to the lineup. He flows effortlessly between soul, funk, hip hop, jazz, reggae, latin, disco and house, and is a firm favourite thanks to his preference for mammoth vinyl sets that showcase his fine tuned skills.
Joining the already stellar additions is Rudimental protege Kidnap Kid, blistering punk rockers Milk Teeth, need-to-know Brighton trio The RPMs and Georgia, a professional drummer known not only for her work with Kate Tempest but also for her post-pop bangers inspired by Missy Elliot and MIA.
LeeFest presents The Neverland is a glittering world made of three realms, beyond the music they urge everyone to find their tribe and let loose. You might discover your home with the Mermaids of Mermaids Lagoon, the Pirates at Skull Ridge or join the Lost Boys in The Neverwoods.
The Neverland is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. As well as their world-class musical lineup, an extensive selection of shape-shifting dance troupes, glitter fuelled games, real beach parties, tranquility spa, comedy, arts & craft workshops, cinema will be on offer.
Choose your Tribe, find The Neverland and never grow old. Tickets from leefest.org
Victorious (25-27 August 2017) – the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival – has today announced its third wave of artists on a burgeoning line-up that already features headliners Stereophonics, Madness and Elbow and many, many more.
Back with their eagerly awaited sixth studio album – Risk to Exit –Maximo Park are a welcome addition to the Victorious bill. Known for their showmanship and exhilarating live performances the Geordie rockers are guaranteed to be a festival highlight.
Special Sunday afternoon guests The Dandy Warhols are sure to bring a slice of sun-drenched psychedelic vibes with them to Portsmouth. The veteran acid-pop leviathans are best sampled live and their blissed-out sound will be the perfect entrée to the 2017 Victorious finale.
Needing no introduction whatsoever are legendary noise-rock purveyors The Jesus and Mary Chain. With an incredible career spanning more than 30 years The Jesus and Mary Chain are one of the most influential rock bands of modern times inspiring acts from My Bloody Valentine to Radiohead. Back on tour and back in form with their first studio album in nearly 20 years – critically acclaimed long-player Damage and Joy – theirs will be a performance not to be missed.
Other acts announced today include heavy indie rock duo Band of Skulls, alt-rockers The Hunna, neo-psych four piece Temples, up and coming dance-indie crossover Bad Sounds and the feted Black Foxxes.
Said festival director Andy Marsh: “We thought it wouldn’t be possible to make the 2017 line-up any better but we’ve just smashed it! This third wave of acts combines solid, stone-cold legends with the very best of up and coming British indie rock.
“Add it to the line-up we’ve already announced with bands like Stereophonics, Elbow, The Charlatans, Franz Ferdinand and Jake Bugg not to mention the pop acts like Olly Murs and Rita Ora and Victorious has got to be the most exciting, most diverse festival programme anywhere this summer.”
Held in the spectacular seaside location of Southsea overlooking the Solent, Victorious Festival is an amazing family friendly experience with the best live acts, an enormous free kid’s arena, bustling markets, real ale, real food and an atmosphere not to be missed.
With early bird tickets still available at an unbeatable £30 for Friday and £37 Saturday / Sunday, Victorious Festival remains the most fun for the family available for the price.