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Tramlines Festival 2017! 70 Acts, 5 Stages, 1 Weekend!

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Now into its ninth year, the well-established inner-city musical extravaganza that is Tramlines returns with its biggest, boldest and best festival yet. Taking place from Friday 21st July to Sunday 23rd July, Tramlines has a new-look site now taking place across 5 stages with over 70 genre-spanning acts. Without the hassle of camping and the chance of getting knee deep in mud, plus all the benefits of a festival such as grand production, light and sound, Tramlines is one of the best value festivals around at just £45 plus booking fee for a three-day weekend ticket.

This year once again the line-up is an expertly curated eclectic affair featuring everything from grime to indie, hip hop to dub, soul to funk, reggae to rock, r&b and pop. As such, expect to see spectacular sets from The Libertines, All Saints, Kano, Metronomy, Primal Scream, Toots & The Maytals, Akala, Cabbage, Cate Le Bon, Hot 8 Brass Band, Lady Leshurr, Loyle Carner, M.O, The Gospel House Choir, Omar Souleyman, The Coral, The Magic Gang, The Pharcyde, Twin Atlantic, We Are Scientists, The Age of LUNA, The Big Moon, Blaenavon, Bossy Love, Champion, Don Letts, Estrons, Flamingods, The Heatwave, Lucy Spraggan and tons more.

Since its inception in 2009, Tramlines Festival has carved a name for itself as one of the most genre-busting music festivals around. Always dealing in a mix of internationally acclaimed music legends as well as fresh and exciting up and comers, Tramlines takes a new format in 2017: the ninth edition will be an exclusively outdoor event, spanning three of Sheffield’s best park spaces thereby allowing the festival to bring its biggest lineup to date.

The decision to tweak the format 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 spaces, 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 a large part of Tramlines 2017 as an outdoor event.”

These spaces include the lush Ponderosa Park home to the Main Stage and the Into The Trees stage; Devonshire Green situated right in the heart of the city centre and home to Stage 2, and the woodland setting of Endcliffe Park, home to the Folk Forest. Additionally for 2017, Tramlines has added the new Momentum Music Fund stage which will be held in the o2 Academy, and the Hallam Shuttle bus to transport people from Ponderosa Park to Endcliffe Park, including one-off performances and solo acts programmed and managed by Sheffield Hallam students.

As for stage breakdowns, the Main Stage will see The Libertines, Twin Atlantic, Primal Scream, We Are Scientists, Toots & The Maytals, Metronomy, The House Gospel Choir, Lady Leshurr and more all play across the weekend, while Devonshire Green will host Kano, The Pharcyde, All Saints, The Coral, The Big Moon and more. The Folk Forest is then the place to catch Cate Le Bon, Blaenavon, Omar Souleyman, The Magic Gang and Goat Girl.

Into The Trees, will feature The Reflex, a disco re-fixer who can claim Noel Gallagher as a fan and has material regularly played on BBC 6 Music by Craig Charles. Also performing is The Heatwave, a dancehall collective with a London twist on the traditional Jamaican sound; legend of the UK reggae scene, Don Letts, alongside multi-genre selectors, Reasons to be Cheerful Soundsystem, and Sheffield party starters, Thirsty Ear. Also performing is Alexander Nut, long time Rinse FM resident and boss of Eglo Records.

Artists performing on the Momentum Music Fund stage include London rapper, Ms Banks; Ghanaaian influenced singer songwriter, Mista Silva; experimental Bahrainians, Flamingods, and much more.

What’s more, Tramlines remains one of the best value UK festival tickets around, with weekend passes from just £45 plus booking fee. Tickets are on sale from www.tramlines.org.uk

Pier Jam Announces Part 2. Return to Blackpool North Pier!

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Hot off the heels of its spectacular Bank Holiday Sunday event on 30th April, Pier Jam is delighted to announce the second instalment of its summer long series. Returning to the iconic Blackpool North Pier on Saturday 29th July, Pier Jam welcomes big hitters, Gorgon City, Shadowchild, Bugzy Malone, Mistajam, Redlight, Sonny Fodera, Josh Butler and Son of 8, to the bill across the outdoor stages delivering cuts of quality house, bass and garage music. From 2pm – 11pm stretched out to sea on the 500m long pier, Pier Jam has a vibe that’s unmatchable for miles around and is not to be missed. Tickets go on sale on Monday 8th May at 10am on www.skiddle.com

Galloping through its third year of throwing board-shaking parties, Pier Jam will once again welcome 4,000 party people to cut loose under a warm sun in the open air, right by the sea. Known for their killer sound systems and always on-point bookings, these now famous all-day parties are nothing less than awe inspiring affairs, set against the stunning backdrop of the world famous Blackpool Tower. From Basement Jaxx to DJ E.Z and MK to Amine Edge & DANCE, Pier Jam stages big names and even bigger tunes.

A huge selection of contemporary house heavyweights all line-up for the event on Saturday 29th July, and leading proceedings from the Black Butter Label is chart topping and crossover star, Gorgon City. His tracks like ‘Go All Night’ and ‘Zoom Zoom’ have been everywhere in recent times and are sure to sound massive under the sun. Joining him is Pier Jam favourite, Shadowchild, to bring the big booty shaking drums and rib-rattling synth lines that have made him a Dirtybird and Edible favourite.

Manchester’s much loved grime MC Bugzy Malone will also be on hand to drop some of his raw and edgy bars and plenty of the tracks he has put out on Ill Gotten Records, all of which have brought real freshness to the scene. Radio 1’s urban boss MistaJam will also play with his usual eclectic mix of bass heavy, attitude-laced tunes. And bringing a different angle to the party is Redlight, the man behind huge hits on Lobster Boy like ‘New Flows’ and ‘Here With Me’.

For some deep but uplifting vocal house, look no further than Sonny Fodera, one of the most prolific and accomplished producers of recent years. His releases on Defected have made him an in-demand remixer and have seen him work with legends like Green Velvet many times. Add in another Defected man of the moment in tech house titan Josh Butler and hot house pair Son of 8—who are both Pier Jam debutants—and you have a line-up that packs a real punch.

Presale tickets will be available to buy for £15 plus booking fee from 9am on Monday 8th May. To get this discounted price, clubbers must pre-register at www.skiddle.com/e/12968251. Standard tickets will follow with the on-sale time of 10am on Monday 8th May, starting at £20 + bf. For those wanting something extra, VIP tickets can be purchased for £35 + bf and come with the added bonuses of queue jump, access to the VIP arena for even more cutting-edge music, plus a private bar and toilets.

Anyone who loves house music and a unique all-day vibe to the party, should get on board with Pier Jam. To stay up to date with lineup and new events announcements, as well as competitions and access to pre-sale tickets, follow Pier Jam on Twitter https://twitter.com/pierjamuk

Don’t Let Daddy Know Announces Line-Up For Biggest UK Show Yet!

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The world-renowned dance concept, Don’t Let Daddy Know, has revealed the line-up for its biggest event to ever hit UK shores. Featuring on Saturday 7th October at the 10,000 capacity USN Bolton Arena is the multi-platinum selling artist Steve Angello, the genre-bending duo Knife Party, Maxximise Records founders Blasterjaxx, DLDK favourite Laidback Luke, acclaimed Dutch producer R3HAB, hard hitting UK outfit Third Party and Don’t Let Daddy Know founder Sem Vox. This colossal event comes courtesy of leading Manchester venue Victoria Warehouse and its in-house promoters, Lost In Time, so expect nothing short of mindblowing with huge production and outstanding visuals. To guarantee the lowest ticket price possible, pre-register at m.me/WeAreLostInTime before tickets go on sale on Monday 26th June.

What began five years ago on the magical island of Ibiza, is now a worldwide phenomenon. DLDK has gone on to entertain hundreds of thousands of clubbers around the globe in over 15 countries, and shows no sign of stopping recently celebrating its five year anniversary at the 17,000 cap. Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam! The Dutch brand first hit the UK in 2015, opting for Manchester’s iconic Victoria Warehouse as the ideal venue for its English debut. After selling out the venue for two consecutive years, the Victoria Warehouse, Lost In Time and of course DLDK, knew they needed to expand. The new location at the USN Bolton Arena in Bolton, Greater Manchester will allow thousands more avid clubbers the chance to experience this international clubbing behemoth.

Headlining the show on Saturday 7th October is the Grammy-nominated, Steve Angello. Founder of the dance supergroup, Swedish House Mafia, and head honcho of Size Records, Angello’s focus is now on a solo career that continues to take him to the world’s hottest nightspots and festival stages. His set at Don’t Let Daddy Know will be one of his most memorable solo gigs yet.

Joining the bill is the genre-pushing duo, Knife Party – an outfit so forward-thinking that when they first unveiled their unique breed of ‘seizure music’ on Radio 1 from Space Ibiza in 2011, the demand was instant and remains constant today. From electro house to dubstep and everything in between, aural senses will be in overdrive when they perform at the Bolton Arena.

Don’t Let Daddy Know is famed for its big room, EDM line-ups made up of top draw acts from its base, The Netherlands. Huge riffs, enormous builds and killer drops come courtesy of home grown talent, Blasterjaxx, a style heard on their hit releases on Tiësto’s Musical Freedom (Loud & Proud), Spinnin’ Records (Titan) and on their latest EP, XX Files Festival Edition.

Fellow Dutchman, Ladiback Luke, also stars, demonstrating the skills that have cemented him as a regular fixture on the biggest dance stages around the world, from Tomorrowland Brasil to Ultra Music Festival, Creamfields UK to Sensation India. DLDK audiences are in for a real treat when this praised DJ and producer takes to the stage.

Further Dutch globetrotting talent comes in the form of R3HAB. With over 100 million Soundcloud streams and six #1 Beatport singles, R3HAB has a vast catalogue of killer dancefloor cuts that are sure to be unleashed at this event.

Essex Duo Third Party will represent the UK showing their Dutch counterparts and the Don’t Let Daddy Know crowds exactly why they are the go to DJ’s to kickstart any party.

Any DLDK lineup would not be complete without a set from its founder, Sem Vox. Not just one of the world’s leading club promoters, but an established producer with fans including Martin Garrix and Diplo, and a technically gifted DJ that can rock any dancefloor. Witness this and more when Sem returns with DLDK to the UK.

Sign up now for exclusive access to pre-sale tickets to ensure the cheapest possible price via m.me/WeAreLostInTime. Standard tickets go on sale on 26th June and will be available from www.dldk.com.

The event on Saturday 7th October at the USN Bolton Arena, marks the second stop on the ‘Don’t Let Daddy Know World Tour 2017’, continuing on to Bangkok, Macau, Mumbai, Santiago, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo and many more destinations.

Lost In Time and DLDK will set the benchmark for next-level event production when this exclusive show arrives in the UK. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience it first hand and, it goes without saying, but, don’t let daddy know! Ssshhh…

SONDER Festival, bringing Music, Arts and Comedy together!

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SONDER Festivals creation came as a meeting of minds between a creative industry network event organiser – Kelvin Leigh, an independent music label owner – Joe Maguire and an urban musician – Gav Pettifor. The idea was simple, to create an inclusive, affordable introducing festival to showcase amazing music and comedy from across the UK.

Last November SONDER hosted its very first event as an introduction to this years full festival which saw the likes of Aziz Ibrahim and ex Catfish and the Bottlemen Billy Bibby headlining the festival.

This year sees SONDER boasting an incredible line up which features a headline performances at The Ruby Lounge on Sunday by The Lottery Winners who last year were signed to Warner Brothers Sire Records by the legendary Seymour Stein who discovered The Smiths, The Ramones and Madonna. The festival also boasts headline performances at The Ruby lounge from Manchester favourites Prose who are highly tipped as a Mancunian break through act. Urban act Kapital will also be performing on Friday at The Ruby Lounge and will be donating all his fees from SONDER to help build a school in Bugalandi, Kenya.

Across our other music venues Aatma, Gullivers, The Castle, Soup Kitchen and The Whiskey Jar we have a plethora of amazing artists gracing the stage. These include London based Nu-punk act Louise Distras, Manchester’s Post Punk act Syd.31 and London based Hard Rock band In Search of Sun who will all be performing headline slots at Aatma across the weekend.

Our comedy stage at new venue Jimmys boast a great mix of music and comedy which will see the likes of Freestyle Fiction, Comedy Sportz and a headline performance from the incredible Nathan Caton (Live at the Apollo, Mock the week, Russell Howards Good News).

Tickets can be purchased through our ticket partners Skiddle at £10 per day or £15 for the full three days of the festival. Click here!
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Creamfields Ibiza 2017 Line Up Announced

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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
Annie Mac
B.Traits
Charlie Sloth
Danny Howard
Don Diablo
Goldie
High Contrast
Kölsch
Mistajam
Monki
My Nu Leng
Shadow Child
Steve Aoki
Yotto
+ more to be added

*Line up in alphabetical orde

Boardmasters Reveals What’s On At The Keg & Pasty and Announces More Huge Names

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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.

Photo: Lee Kirby
Photo: Lee Kirby

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.

The Hard Rock Stage Returns To Rock The Isle Of Wight Festival 2017

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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
Fossey Tango
Ashton Lane
Hot Vox New Blood Competition Winner
Rothwell
Germein Sisters
Abi Bridgeman

Saturday 10 June
PINS
November Lights
Paves
Wild Front
The Wholls
Apollo Junction
Paradisia
My Girl The River
Judas
The Novatones
Luca Firth
Atlas Moon

Sunday 11 June
The Sex Pissed Dolls
100 Fables
Hot Vox New Blood Competition Winner
The RPMs
The Tamalas
Bang Bang Romeo
Electric Pyramid
Blacklight Panda
James Walsh
Alex Francis
Tim Arnold

Transformer returns to the Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

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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 Adds Over 60 More Acts, Announces Line Up For The View & The Netloft

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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.

Photo: Graham Joy (Boardmasters Festival)
Photo: Graham Joy (Boardmasters Festival)

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!

Tramlines Festival Completes After Party Lineup!

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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.

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