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Creamfields Presenters Steel Yard! Armin Van Buuren, Cream Classical & Martin Garrix!
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Creamfields Presenters Steel Yard! Armin Van Buuren, Cream Classical & Martin Garrix!

Grammy Award-winning duo The Chainsmokers announce their 2018 European Tour!
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Grammy Award-winning duo The Chainsmokers announce their 2018 European Tour!

Grammy Award-winning duo The Chainsmokers today announce their 2018 European Tour ‘Euro Memories…Do Not Open Tour’. The news follows the success of their 40 city ‘Memories…Do Not Open’ North American arena tour.

The Chainsmokers, comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, have evolved into a dominating musical force with a diverse repertoire of songs that have led them to become today’s hottest young artist/producer duo. With a signature sound that deftly reaches across indie, progressive and pop realms, their original tracks and remixes have topped the charts throughout the world. Worldwide, The Chainsmokers have had over 9.4 billion track streams, with their debut album ‘Memories…Do Not Open’ being streamed over 1.4 billion times globally.

The Chainsmokers have won a GRAMMY Award and an American Music Award, while being nominated for three GRAMMY Awards, four American Music Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, two Teen Choice Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and eleven iHeart Music Awards. They have performed all over the world to sold-out crowds at their own headline shows and major festivals including SXSW, Ultra and Coachella, and also at the 2017 Brit Awards, the 2016 American Music Awards and the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday 29th September.
Tickets for ‘Euro Memories…Do Not Open Tour’ are available here.

Cream & WHP Presents Marshmello @ Albert Hall Manchester
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Cream & WHP Presents Marshmello @ Albert Hall Manchester

One of dance music’s biggest DJ/Producers Marshmello returns to the UK in October for a series of shows with the northern leg of the tour landing at Manchester’s Albert Hall on Friday 20th October.

Having garnered a global fan base as a producer through collaborations with the likes of Diplo, Skrillex and Avicii to name a few, it was a natural progression to venture solo and he hasn’t stood still since. As one of the new breed of superstar DJ’s, its testament to his ability to merge genres from blood pumping bass, hip hop, trap and pop laden grooves into his trademark hyper frenetic performances that gets the crowd moving that ultimately appeals to the masses.

Armed with his iconic white Marshmello helmet, the masked DJ/Producer lets the music speak for itself and in a short space of time has dominated both the charts and DJ circuit. With a series of high profile performances at some of the world’s most revered festivals including the likes of Creamfields, Tomorrowland and EDC Vegas, another album in the pipeline and what is set to be another sell out UK tour, there is no slowdown in sight for Marshmello.

Pre-sale tickets available from 9am Wednesday 9th August – Register now po.st/cpmf. Tickets on general sale 9am Friday 11th August 2017.

Creamfields announces partnership with the 10,000 Hours Foundation
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Creamfields announces partnership with the 10,000 Hours Foundation

Creamfields, The 10,000 Hours Foundation and Warrington Borough Council are proud to announce their partnership in support of the local community. The partnership sees Creamfields recruiting festival loving volunteers to throw a mini-festival style ‘Cream’ tea & dance for elderly people – aiming to break loneliness in the elderly community and introduce young people to volunteering.

On Monday 21st August a mini-festival for the elderly will be held at St Johns Community Church Hall in Walton, next door to the Creamfields site, produced by The 10,000 Hours Foundation and staffed by volunteers recruited from the Creamfields fanbase.

Volunteers will be decorating the Community Hall in a colourful and fun festival style where guests will be treated to an afternoon of Cream tea, live music, musical bingo, virgin cocktails and also the chance to enjoy socialising, chatting, sharing stories and experiences with young volunteers.

Volunteers wishing to be part of it need to apply via the online form http://www.creamfields.com/creamfields-10000 , with limited space available those chosen to be part of the event will be able to earn a ticket to the festival by giving their time at the event.

Free transport has been arranged to collect guests from Gainsborough House Care Home, Broomfields Sheltered Accomodation, Warrington Older Peoples Partnership, Sandy Lane Community Centre as well as other areas of Warrington.

The 10,000 Hours Foundation supports local communities and the environment around music Festivals. The charity focuses on working with the homeless, elderly, communities living in poverty, disadvantaged youth and the disabled.

Since 2010 the Foundation has secured over 40,000 hours of voluntary work through organising kitchens for the homeless, renovation of community centres and care homes, parties for the elderly and those with special needs, as well as engaging in environmental conservation projects

For more information surrounding the 10,000 Hours Foundation, please visit: 10000hours.nl/about

For more information on Creamfields, please visit www.creamfields.com

St John’s Community Church Hall, Old Chester Road, Higher Walton, Warrington
Monday, 21st August 1-4pm

The Total Raised By The One Love Manchester Concert Revealed
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The Total Raised By The One Love Manchester Concert Revealed

The country was shook by the bombings at The Manchester Arena on May 22nd, prompting a huge ‘One Love Manchester’ event.

£18 million has been raised to help the victims of the Manchester terror attack which caused 23 fatalities during an explosion following an Ariana Grande concert.

The 24-year-old popstar helped to organise the fundraising gig at Emirates Old Trafford on June 4th which featured the likes of Katy Perry, Liam Gallagher, Coldplay and Justin Bieber.

In a statement, Councillor Sue Murphy said: “The city and the world responded with such extreme kindness, generosity and solidarity in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack.

“Thanks to this we have raised more than £18 million and we were conscious that we had to get some of swiftly this to those with immediate needs.

“We have therefore given around a third of the total to the bereaved families and £3.5 million to those who were hospitalised after the attack.”

Councillor Murphy revealed that “over half” of the funds raised by the gig have already been allocated, with each family estimated to have received £250,000.

But of how the remaining money will be awarded, Councillor Murphy explained: “This will be a complex and sensitive process as we will need to assess the long-term impacts of the attack.

“We will issue an update as soon as we know more.”

Creamfields Ibiza 2017 Line Up Announced
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Creamfields Ibiza 2017 Line Up Announced

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 order

Carnavale Comes To Creamfields
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Carnavale Comes To Creamfields

Creamfields is just 2 months away and as things hot up for the biggest electronic music
festival in the UK fans can expect some carnival action at this years 20 year celebrations as
they unveil a brand new arena ‘Carnavale’ plus a host of new acts to the bill including
performances from the likes of Skream, Butch, Latmun, Bontan, Lauren Lo Sung and
Anthony Probyn.

The energy and spirit of Carnavale will be led by a Samba Band parade and a flock of feather
adorned Brazilian dancers bringing some tropical flavour to the proceedings. Fans are
encouraged to dress for the occasion with the winner for the most flamboyant carnival
costume or headdress on the day winning Gold Camping tickets for them and 4 mates to
Creamfields 2018.

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.

Cream rebuilt for Anniversary Year – Only at Creamfields 2017!
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Cream rebuilt for Anniversary Year – Only at Creamfields 2017!

Cream HQ has a double celebration this year with Creamfields celebrating 20 years and the 25 year anniversary of Cream @ Nation – the club where it all began. To mark the occasion and for one weekend only the ever creative team behind the award winning festival have just unveiled another new structure for Creamfields 2017, raising the benchmark once again as they rebuild their spiritual home – Cream.

The ambitious project is a festival first and will see the Main Room resurrected in all its sweaty glory having been meticulously designed from floor plans and architectural photography and will even feature original parts from the club.

Cream at Nation, which closed its doors for the final time in December 2015 and has now been demolished ignited the electronic music scene in the UK, becoming one of the world’s most iconic clubs and setting the blueprint for club culture as we know it today and the news will come as music to the ears for the thousands of Cream fans who graced its dancefloor during its reign.

Whether you’re a Cream veteran or virgin this is one arena you won’t want to miss, so remember the good times and join the club for an experience and atmosphere so uplifting you’re going to need gravity boots!

For info go to www.creamfields.com / www.facebook.com/officialcreamfields.

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

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

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

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 Festival, bringing Music, Arts and Comedy together!

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!
www.sonderfestival.com
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Creamfields Ibiza 2017 Line Up Announced
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Creamfields Ibiza 2017 Line Up Announced

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

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

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
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Transformer returns to the Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
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Transformer returns to the Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

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

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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Tramlines Festival Completes After Party Lineup!

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

Laidback Luke Confirms Two Exclusive Headline Techno Sets For Taste The Punch At Eden Ibiza!
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Laidback Luke Confirms Two Exclusive Headline Techno Sets For Taste The Punch At Eden Ibiza!

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.

Further lineup announcements are coming soon.

Parklife Line-up now complete with Raye and Ghetts joining the bill!
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Parklife Line-up now complete with Raye and Ghetts joining the bill!

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.

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LeeFest welcomes Kate Tempest as their Thursday headliner plus more!
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LeeFest welcomes Kate Tempest as their Thursday headliner plus more!

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

Maximo Park, Band of Skulls, The Dandy Warhols and more for Victorious Festival!
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Maximo Park, Band of Skulls, The Dandy Warhols and more for Victorious Festival!

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.

For tickets and details go to: www.victoriousfestival.co.uk

Pier Jam Announces Lineup For Its Return To Hastings Pier!
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Pier Jam Announces Lineup For Its Return To Hastings Pier!

The much-loved daytime clubbing event Pier Jam is thrilled to announce the return of its house, garage and bass party to Hastings Pier on Saturday 1st July. Gracing the boards at the popular south coast destination will be the chart-topping duo Gorgon City, masters of house and funk Amine Edge & DANCE, and revered UK DJ and producer, Redlight. Thousands of clubbers are expected to descend upon the event for its unique mix of sunshine, sea air and leading DJ talent. Tickets for Pier Jam Hastings will be available at 10am on Monday 27th March via www.skiddle.com from just £10, so get the date in the diary and the debit card at the ready.

Pier Jam Hastings is the southern contingent of its northern big brother, Pier Jam Blackpool. The Hastings edition was well received at launch in September 2016 where party goers travelled from all over to dance to sets from MK, Hannah Wants, Camelphat and KC Lights. Pier Jam – the curation of the in-house team at Manchester’s iconic Victoria Warehouse – has quickly become the daytime club event of choice for many, thanks to its special clubbing vibe, outside atmosphere and sea view backdrop.

The event on Saturday 1st July welcomes headliners, Gorgon City. The UK duo soared to dizzy heights in 2014 with the release of debut album Sirens, and have gone on to co-curate a compilation with Pete Tong, and remix and collaborate with heroes like Basement Jaxx and Underworld. From commercial success in the UK charts to having their deeper and darker production released on ultra-cool labels like Crosstown Rebels, Gorgon City have it all. Expect a set at Pier Jam of main-stage bangers, underground club groovers, and twisted acid house.

Joining the bill are Pier Jam favourites, Amine Edge & DANCE. The duo from Marseille can do no wrong after being crowned winners in the “Bass” category at the 2016 DJ Awards, fending off internationally renowned bass-heavyweights such as Andy C and Chase & Status. Having played multiple times at Pier Jam Blackpool to great acclaim, it was a natural choice for them to join the Pier Jam Hastings 2017 opening bill.

Completing the lineup is Lobster Boy head honcho, Redlight. Another firm favourite with crowds at Pier Jam in Blackpool, Redlight brings years of experience to the Pier Jam decks with his signature infusion of bass, house and garage. You’re in safe hands when Redlight is on the bill.

Anyone looking for quality electronic music and an unforgettable location to party at this summer should get on board for Pier Jam. Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Monday 27th March on www.skiddle.com from £10 + bf. When these sell out, second tier tickets will be available for £12.50 + bf (and then going up to £15 +bf ) so buy early to get the best possible price.

To stay up to date with new events announcements, as well as competitions and access to pre-sale tickets for future parties, join the Pier Jam Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pierjamhastings

Creamfields reveal the much anticipated line up for 2017!
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Creamfields reveal the much anticipated line up for 2017!

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

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

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:

liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk

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

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