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Arcade Fire to headline INmusic festival

Arcade Fire to headline INmusic festival

Arcade Fire to headline INmusic festival

The INmusic festival takes place on the 21st & 22nd June 2011 and will be headlined by the seminal Montreal act Arcade Fire who are fresh from Sunday’s GRAMMY AWARD and experimental band Grinderman. Set on the shores on the idyllic Lake Jarun in Zagreb, the festival boasts six different stages and will welcome 60,000 music fans to dance in the Croatian sunshine.

INmusic has grown rapidly from the first event in 2006 and has previously welcomed guests such as Moby, Franz Ferdinand, Kraftwerk, Lily Allen, N*E*R*D*, The Prodigy, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, LCD Soundsystem, Massive Attack, and Morrissey. Little wonder why the event has become the go-to destination for music lovers visiting Croatia.

This year the camping experience has been enriched so that people can enjoy the site for a full six days from the 18th to the 22nd June. The site will boast a plethora of amenities such as hot running water, wireless internet, food and drink stalls, mobile phone and laptops recharging points.

For those that need an additional buzz to the music there are a host of activities such as beach volleyball and handball, soccer, skate park, rollerblading, cycling, surfing, rowing, horse ridding, table tennis, hanging bowling hall, mini golf, and badmington near the festival.

The festival is perfectly situated only 1.5hours from Zagreb, giving the opportunity to enjoy the tourist attractions and the surrounding areas before or after the festival. There is the opportunity to take organised trips to attractive destinations such as the beautiful Plitvice Lakes.

New Young Pony Club confirm INmusic Festival in Zagreb, Croatia.

New Young Pony Club confirm INmusic Festival in Zagreb, Croatia.

New Young Pony Club confirm INmusic Festival in Zagreb, Croatia.

New Young Pony Club confirm INmusic Festival. New Young Pony Club have confirmed to play the Sony Ericsson World Stage at the T-Mobile INmusic Festival which takes place on 22nd and 23rd June In Zagreb, Croatia. “We marry the dance ethic with the pop ethic, and make something that you can dance to and sing along to.”  New Young Pony Club are a five piece rock band from London. Their influences are post punk and new wave. NYPC are influenced by many different bands and acts, and try not to risk becoming too close to the sound of any one other band.  T-Mobile INmusic Festival is the biggest and best festival in Croatia.  A two day extravaganza on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 June, 25,000 festival goers, featuring up to 40 local talent and international acts of world music, rock, pop, electronica. In its 5th season, the event will feature 6 live stages on the Croatian Youth Island, Lake Jarun in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. Previous years have seen all genres across the board featuring acts such as: Kraftwerk, NERD, Lily Allen, Franz Ferdinand, Tricky, Iggy Pop, Prodigy, Nick Cave, Sons and Daughters, XXTeens, Roisin Murphy, Serj Tankian, Amadou & Mariam to name a few.

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More festivals to go to: Beijing Pop Festival China, Bergenfest Norway, Bestival England, Byrn Terfel’s Faenol FestivalWales, Coke Live Music Festival Poland, Ireon Music Festival Greece, Live & Loud Malaysia , Pinkpop Netherlands, Rock’n Coke Turkey, Smooth Festival Poland Sunburst KL International Music Festival Malaysia, WesterpopNetherlands, Zelt Musik Festival Germany

Arctic Monkeys to headline Exit

exit_dance_arenaArctic Monkeys, Moby , Korn, Patti Smith, Manic Street Preachers, Kraftwerk, The Prodigy and Madness to headline Exit 2009  Arctic Monkeys, Moby, Korn, Patti Smith, Manic Street Preachers, Kraftwerk,The Prodigy and Madness have been confirmed as headliners of Exit festival which will take place on Petrovaradin fortress, in Novi Sad, Serbia, from 9th till 12th of July. This year’s exclusive line up for Dance Arena is featuring back-to-back performances of the biggest DJ stars of today. Among the names who have marked previous festivals, at one of the biggest electronic music stages in the world, we will be able to experience those of: Sasha and John Digweed, Richie Hawtin and Dubfire, Green Velvet and Carl Cox, Sander Kleinenberg vs Darren Emerson, Kissy Sell Out vs Alex Metric and Heidi vs Justin Martin.

The main stage of Exit Festival is bringing in new names in the After 2 program, which begins at 2 a.m. and finishes after 6 a.m. On the first day of the Festival, at two o’clock after midnight, you will be able to see a very fresh dubstep duo, Caspa & Rusko with MC Rod Azlan, and two hours later, DJ Sub Focus with MC Jakes from London. On Friday 10th July, ‘After two’ continues with drum’n’bass scene stars, the first on stage being the legendary Andy C and his guest MC GQ, followed by Brasilian DJ Marky and Dynamite MC at 4 a.m. The third day brings together the two drum’n’bass stars, Fabio and Grooverider, who will be supported by MC Rage. On Sunday, at 2 after midnight the visitors will be able to see London duo Chase&Status, supported by vocals Takura and Plan B. The tenth Exit Festival’s main stage program will be closed by two popular drum’n’bass DJs, Bryan Gee and Kenny Ken, in the company of the famous MC Skibadee.

Exit festival Is celebrating 10 year anivarsary. Festival started as a protest against government of Slobodan Milosevic and today become one of the biggest European festivals. The list of the musicians who have performed at Exit includes Beastie Boys, The Prodigy, Iggi Pop, Massive Attack, Moloko, Underworld, White Stripes, Slayer, Roni Size, Manu Chao, N*E*R*D, Sex Pistols, Frankie Knuckles, John Digweed, Eric Prydz, Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez, Sven Vath, Deep Dish, Laurent Garnier, The tenth Exit Festival will be a green one. Under the slogan „Leave no trace’, the association of 50 biggest festivals in Europe, „Yourope’, has developed the concept “Green & Clean”, and Exit Festival, which will be held for the tenth time, from 9th to 12th July 2009, has joined them this year.

Human League to play Isle of Wight

the-human-leagueTHE HUMAN LEAGUE will headline the “campers only” first day of the Isle of Wight festival. The 80s Sheffield synthpop group will play the Big Top on Thursday night. Stereophonics, The Prodigy and Neil Young have already been announced as the main stage headliners of this year’s festival, which will also see performances from Pixies, The Charlatans, Ultravox and The Zombies.

More about the Human League

Synth pop’s first international superstars, the Human League were among the earliest and most innovative bands to break into the pop mainstream on a wave of synthesizers and electronic rhythms, their marriage of infectious melodies and state-of-the-art technology proving enormously influential on countless acts following in their wake. The group was formed in Sheffield, England, in 1977 by synth players Martyn Ware and Ian Marsh, who’d previously teamed as the duo Dead Daughters; following a brief tenure as the Future, they rechristened themselves the Human League after enlisting vocalist Philip Oakey. The trio soon recorded a demo, and played their first live dates; they soon tapped Adrian Wright as their “Director of Visuals,” and his slide shows quickly became a key component of their performances.
Signing with the indie label Fast, in 1978 the Human League issued their first single, “Being Boiled”; a minor underground hit, it was followed by a tour in support of Siouxsie & the Banshees. After a 1979 EP, The Dignity of Labour, the group released its first full-length effort, Reproduction, a dark, dense work influenced largely by Kraftwerk. Travelogue followed the next year and reached the U.K. Top 20; still, internal tensions forced Ware and Marsh to quit the group in late 1980, at which time they formed the British Electronic Foundation. Their departure forced Wright to begin learning to play the synthesizer; at the same time, Oakey recruited bassist Ian Burden as well as a pair of schoolgirls, Susanne Sulley and Joanne Catherall, to handle additional vocal duties.

The first single from the revamped Human League, 1981′s “Boys and Girls,” reached the British Top 50; recorded with producer Martin Rushent, the follow-up “Sound of the Crowd” fell just shy of the Top Ten. Their next single, “Love Action,” reached number three, and after adding ex-Rezillo Jo Callis the League issued “Open Your Heart,” another hit. Still, their true breakthrough was the classic single “Don’t You Want Me,” from the album Dare!; both topped their respective charts in England, and went on to become major hits in the U.S. as well. A tour of the States followed, but new music was extremely slow in forthcoming; after a remix disc, Love and Dancing, the Human League finally issued 1983′s Fascination! EP, scoring a pair of hits with “Mirror Man” and “(Keep Feeling) Fascination.”

The much-anticipated full-length Hysteria finally surfaced in mid-1984, heralding a more forceful sound than earlier Human League releases; the record failed to match the massive success of Dare!, however, with the single “The Lebanon” earning insignificant airplay. The group soon went on indefinite hiatus, and Oakey recorded a 1985 solo LP with famed producer Giorgio Moroder titled simply Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder. To the surprise of many, the Human League resurfaced in 1986 with Crash, produced by the duo of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis; the plaintive lead single “Human” soon topped the U.S. charts, but the group failed to capitalize on its comeback success, disappearing from the charts for the remainder of the decade.

When the Human League finally returned in 1990 with Romantic?, their chart momentum had again dissipated, and the single “Heart Like a Wheel” barely managed to rise into the Top 40. The record was the band’s last with longtime label Virgin; now a trio consisting of Oakey, Sulley, and Catherall, they ultimately signed with the EastWest label, teaming with producer Ian Stanley for 1995′s Octopus. The album went largely unnoticed both at home and overseas, with the single “Stay With Me Tonight” issued solely in the U.K. A resurgent interest in synth pop and post-punk during the early 2000s enabled the group’s 2001 album Secrets considerable press coverage, which saw the group update its early sound. Four years later, they released Live at the Dome.

Massive Attack and Kraftwerk to headline Bestival

massive-attack1Bestival, the Isle of Wight’s award-winning boutique music festival, has just announced that Massive Attack will be headlining this year’s Friday night followed by Kraftwerk who take the headline spot on Saturday night. Winners of NME’s ‘Best Album 2008′ MGMT, and Mercury prize winners, the Klaxons will be joined by exciting up and coming acts including Fleet Foxes, Florence and the Machine, VV Brown and many more!

Bestival 2009 will be taking place from 11 until 13 September at Robin Hill Country Park in Newport, Isle of Wight. Tickets through Red Funnel cost £149 per adult and £75.75 for 13-15 year olds, and include weekend admission, camping, postage and booking fees. What’s more those aged 12 and under get in for Free! To book tickets visit www.redfunnel.co.uk/bestival

The music is only part of what makes Bestival so magical. The family friendly atmosphere and weird and wonderful events and attractions, such as the famous fancy dress carnival, the inflatable church and, new for this year, ‘Blastival’ a spectacular pyrotechnic experience, combine to create an unparalleled out of this world experience!

Travelling to the Isle of Wight is easy with Red Funnel. Vehicle ferries run regularly around the clock from Southampton, which is within easy reach of the M3 and M27. For further information visit www.redfunnel.co.uk/bestival or call 0844 844 9988.

Franz Ferdinand confirm INmusic Festival

franz-ferdinand2The INmusic Festival is on 24th and 25th June in Zagreb ‘the city with one million hearts’

Confirmed acts so far include; Franz Ferdinand, Kraftwerk, Moby, Art Brut plus world music acts – Rokia Traore from Mali and Sergent Garcia from France,more world class acts will be announced in due course.

This high profile event is Croatia’s biggest festival and held on an island ‘Lake Jarun’ in it’s fourth season this year , the festival boasts 5 open air live stages; Main stage, Nokia stage, Radio 101 stage, Night Stage and introducing a brand new addition; Tuborg Metal Stage…. the capacity of this event is 20,000 and past acts have included Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, The Prodigy, Hot Chip, Stereo Mcs, Serj Tankian, XX Teens, Sons and Daughters, Amadou & Mariam, Iggy Pop to name only a few.

The camping is free (included in festival ticket price) the cost break down is as follows;

Festival Ticket (2 days):
€ 48 – Feb 09 – Mar 01 2009
€ 55 – Mar 01 – May 01 2009
€ 62 – May 01 – June 15 2009
€ 68 – June 15 – June 24 2009
* € 75 at the festival box office

Daily Ticket:
€ 62 – June 15 – June 25 2009
* € 62 at the festival box office

Please note that there will be a limited amount of FREE Tuborg tents available to campers (on a 1st come basis) in addition you will enjoy 4 days at the lake with swimming, sports, music, refreshments, trips to the centre of the city,all optional of course but sounds like an amazing holiday opportunity, and not just a festival to us!  Croatia has an official holiday on the 25th June so prepare for lots of celebrations; big parties, local gastro foods such as ‘slavonian kulen’ and their tradition tasty wine ‘Peljesac’ will be flowing.

INmusic Festival official after parties follow the live music from 12 am until 4 am both evenings. Many more exciting acts and news will be announced on a weekly basis. Flights; direct flights to Zagreb from the UK are just over two hours – check low cost airline Wizzair (www.wizzair.com) and Croatian Airlines (www.croatianairlines.hr) for more information.

Currency; The Croatian Kuna (kn) although there are many ATMs it is advisable to exchange before reaching the festival.

Accommodation ; The hotels in Zagreb are plentiful but it is advisable to book in advance; try The Zagreb Tourist Board (www.zagreb-touristinfo.hr) if you decide not to camp under the stars!

Zagreb, the biggest city in Croatia offers a plethora of shopping, museums and galleries, bars, sports (everything from; swimming, running, biking, rolling, walking, skating, rowing!)

Jarun by night is set around a peaceful, leafy retreat of lakeside recreation and boasts the best clubs and bars in Zagreb, a hotspot for lovers, the local celebrities, movers and shakers and people in the know.

More about: Franz Ferdinand:
Glasgow’s art-damaged rock quartet Franz Ferdinand — named for the Austro-Hungarian Archduke whose murder sparked World War I — features bassist Bob Hardy, guitarist Nick McCarthy, drummer Paul Thomson, and singer/guitarist Alex Kapranos. In late 2001, Kapranos and Hardy had begun working on music together when they met McCarthy, a classically trained pianist and double bass player who originally played drums for the group despite no prior experience as a drummer. The trio had been rehearsing at McCarthy’s house for a while when they met and started playing with Thomson, a former drummer for the Yummy Fur who felt like playing guitar instead. Eventually, McCarthy and Thomson switched to guitar and drums, and the band switched practice spaces, stumbling upon an abandoned warehouse that they named the Chateau.
The Chateau became Franz Ferdinand’s headquarters, where they rehearsed and held rave-like events incorporating music and art (Hardy graduated from the Glasgow School of Art, and Thomson also posed as a life model there). The bandmembers needed a new rehearsal space once their illicit art parties were discovered by the police, and they found one in a Victorian courthouse and jail. By summer 2002, they recorded an EP’s worth of material that they intended to release themselves, but word of mouth about the band spread and Franz Ferdinand signed to Domino in the summer of 2003. The group’s EP Darts of Pleasure, which led some to label Franz Ferdinand “the Scottish Interpol,” was released that fall, and the band spent the rest of the year supporting groups such as Hot Hot Heat and Interpol. Franz Ferdinand’s second single, Take Me Out, arrived in early 2004. The single propelled them to greater popularity in the U.K. and laid the groundwork for the band’s debut album. Franz Ferdinand was released in February 2004 in the U.K. and a month later stateside. Franz Ferdinand’s success followed them across the pond; “Take Me Out” became a sizeable modern rock hit, in part thanks to the song’s cutting-edge video, which earned the Breakthrough Video award at that year’s MTV Music Video Awards. The group’s momentum continued with the release of the Michael single and their Mercury Prize win over such artists as the Streets, Basement Jaxx, and Keane. Franz Ferdinand released their second album, You Could Have It So Much Better in fall 2005
 

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