This year’s Download Festival line-up just keeps getting bigger and better, as festival organisers today announce a further 43 bands, along with details on how to purchase Day Tickets for this year’s festival which takes place in Donington Park on 10-12 June.
Limited Day Tickets for Download will go on sale at 9am Friday 15 April priced at £75 (plus booking fee) from the official Download website, www.downloadfestival.co.uk. Weekend tickets, guest area passes and RIP packages are all available to purchase from the Download website as well.
To coincide with the on sale of day tickets, the Day & Stage splits for Download Festival have also been revealed, which pits the classic rock of Def Leppard against the drum ‘n’ bass chaos of Pendulum and the dark metal of Danzig on the Friday night, the much anticipated return of System Of A Down against the theatrical spectacular that is Alice Cooper and the solid riffery of Funeral For A Friend on the Saturday, and the world-class heavy rock of Linkin Park versus the all-consuming presence of Rob Zombie and the folk-punk of our very own Frank Turner on the Sunday night.
Alongside the Main Stage and the Second Stage, this year’s Download is proud to present the Pepsi Max Stage, which will host performances from the likes of Times Of Grace, The King Blues and Framing Hanley across the weekend.
Also returning to Download is the Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage. The live webcast platform for up-and-coming bands will be bringing some of the best new and established acts from across the UK and beyond. Once again, eight successful bands from the search for new talent will be joining the stage line up following 15 weeks of live gigs beamed across the world from band’s bedrooms. With 8 weeks left to enter there’s still the chance to be one of those bands. So if you want to be rocking-out in front of thousands of fansthis year head to www.redbullbedroomjam.com and upload your band’s video.
Fri 15 London, Sin @ The Electric Ballroom (10.00pm)
Sat 16 Newcastle, Legends (from 9.00pm)
Sat 16 Birmingham, The Academy (from 9.30pm)
Sat 16 London, Decadence @ St Moritz (from 10.30pm)
Sat 16 Nottingham, Rock City (from 9.00pm)
Sat 16 Manchester, Rock Kitchen (from9.00pm)
Sat 16 Liverpool, Krazy House (from 9.00pm)
Sat 16 Norwich, Meltdown @ The Waterfront(10.00pm)
Sat 16 Sheffield, Drop @ The Corporation (from 10.00pm)
Sat 16 Glasgow, The Cathouse (from 10.30pm)
Sat 16 Cardiff, Bogiez (from 10.00pm)
The King Blues, Arrows Of Love, Gaggle, The Homosexuals, Pocket Lips and many more acts have been confirmed to perform at F.A.K.E., the first of a brand new series of live music nights at the Brixton Fridge on Friday November 13th. Andrew Czezowski and Susan Carrington, who founded the legendary punk Roxy Club in the 70’s before creating the Brixton Fridge in 1981, return to their roots under the flag of F.A.K.E., featuring a host of cutting edge acts live on The Fridge’s Continue reading →
Joe Bonamassa, Pendulum, DJ Yoda and The BossHoss have all now been added to this years already announced star studded GuilFest line-up of Motorhead, Brian Wilson, Happy Mondays, The Wailers, Will Young, The Charlatans, Athlete, The Stranglers, Nouvelle Vague, Imelda May, The King Blues and Eat Static.
Joe Bonamasa will be headlining GuilFest’s Ents24 Stage on Saturday 11th July.
Australian Drum and Bass Kings Pendulum will be headlining the Funky End Dance Tent and
DJ Yoda will headline the Funky End on Sunday 12th July.
GuilFest 2009 welcomes back The BossHoss (see photo)!
Tickets still available www.guilfest.co.uk or call 08714 240050.
You Me At Six is set to headline this year’s Slam Dunk Festival at Leeds University on Bank Holiday Sunday, May 24. After their electrifying set in 2008 and their rise as pop-rock favourites in the UK, the Surrey quintet were asked to return and headline the one-day festival by organizers.
While American bands have dominated the festival in past years, UK bands are now prevailing with The Blackout, In Case of Fire, We Are The Ocean and The Ghost Of A Thousand performing, to name a few. Other acts confirmed on the bill include Cobra Starship, We The Kings, The King Blues, Anti Flag, Sing It Loud, Hexes and Hundred Reasons.
In its 4th year, Slam Dunk Festival will play host to 40 bands across 6 stages, running from 3pm until 11pm. There will also be an aftershow running until 3am.
About You and me at six.
You Me At Six are a 5-piece rock/ pop/punk band from Weybridge, Surrey who formed in 2005. The five piece played locally until early 2007 when spring support slots with Saosin at Leeds Cockpit (03.05.07) and later Paramore at the Colchester Arts Centre (10.06.07) saw them attract media attention from the likes of Kerrang, Musicscoop and NME. In July 2007 they supported Tonight Is Goodbye on their summer tour along with Death Can Dance and then later that month were featured in Kerrang magazine in their new music section. The group were then recruited as support for firstly Fightstar on their September tour and then Elliot Minor in October 2007. Following their return from those tours they headlined a special Halloween show at the Kingston Peel with support from notable local acts such as Consort With Romeo and We Have A Getaway. In October of 2007 they released their debut single “Save It For The Bedroom” on Slam Dunk Records and then went on their first headline tour with support from Flood Of Red playing six dates across the country. In December 2007 the band were announced as support for The Audition’s February 2008 UK tour. You Me At Six were also nominated for Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards 2007, the category eventually went to Gallows, and headlined the London KOKO whilst playing Klub Kerrang. On December 10th 2007 the band added the B-side to their single “Save It For The Bedroom”, “You’ve Made Your Bed” onto their official myspace.
The first acts announced for the seventh Beautiful Days festival are The Pogues, Levellers, Hawkwind, The Saw Doctors , Gong, Lamb, Dreadzone, Imagined Village, Dub Pistols, Pendulum DJ’s, Cara Dillon, The King Blues, Eliza Carthy, Imelda May, Lau, Edward II, Kris Drever, John McCusker & Roddy Woomble Trio, John Smith, Sonic Boom Six, Les Truttes, Chris T-T, Jay Jay Pistolet & Ruarri Joseph
Folk-punk legends The Pogues are headlining the festival on the Saturday night featuring Andrew Ranken, Spider Stacy, James Fearnley, Jem Finer, Darryl Hunt, Philip Chevron, Terry Woods and ,of course, Shane MacGowan. Headlining the festival on the Friday night are psychedelic space rockers Hawkwind who will mark their 40th anniversary in style at Beautiful Days with a one-off laser and light spectacular. Festival founders Levellers will headline and close the festival on the Sunday night with a stunning firework finale.
Also performing are Irish punk-rock band The Saw Doctors, Gong featuring Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, Gilli Smyth, Miquette Giraudy, Chris Taylor, Theo Travis, John McKenzie and Mike Howlett, the newly reformed Lamb, festival favourites Dreadzone, Simon Emmerson’s acclaimed musical project Imagined Village, Pendulum headlining The Little Big Top with a DJ set, Dub Pistols fronted by the infamous Barry Ashworth, Irish folk singer Cara Dillon, punk-reggae band The King Blues, acclaimed folk artist Eliza Carthy, rockabilly singer Imelda May, innovative Scottish trio Lau, roots pioneers Edward II, three of Scotland’s most successful musicians – Kris Drever, John McCusker & Roddy Woomble Trio, singer-songwriter John Smith, ska-punk band Sonic Boom Six, Les Truttes from Belgium, Chris T-T, Jay Jay Pistolet and singer-songwriter Ruarri Joseph.
There will be more confirmed acts to follow soon with the festival’s 2009 theme still to be announced.
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW Adult weekend camping tickets are £100. Children’s ticket prices have been held again at £60 for 10 to under 16′s, £30 for 5 to under 10′s and £3 for under 5′s. Campervan passes are £30 and car routing passes which include parking are £10. All tickets are subject to booking fees. Tickets are on sale from www.levellers.co.uk, www.seetickets.com & www.artisttickets.com
Ticket information, FAQ’s, travel, disabled access, photo galleries and more from
www.beautifuldays.org / www.myspace.com/beautifuldaysfestival
UNSIGNED BANDS The first of two competitions is now open for bands to get a slot at the festival. We’ve teamed up with The Unsigned Band Review www.unsignedbandreview.com to give one unsigned band the opportunity to play this year. Go to the website to apply. The second competition for unsigned bands will be announced at the end of March.
On 24th and 25th April, the Gaymers Camden Crawl will play host to over a mile and a half of fantastic new talent for over thirty hours across more than forty venues including the legendary Koko hosted by headline sponsors Gaymers.
As well as its customary stellar line up of live music acts, the festival will feature a vast array of interactive daytime activities and cutting edge performances across the arts, including visual art, comedy, spoken word, theatre and much more.
The programme kicks off from midday on Friday the 24th until the wee hours of the following Sunday. Upon arrival each ticket holder will be presented with an all-access wristband, programme guide, timetable and free download album to help plot his/her day’s adventure. ‘Crawlers’ are granted unlimited access to all official festival venues featuring more than 150 live artists, daytime activities & arts programme and aftershow parties capacity permitting. In keeping with Crawl tradition and the spirit of discovery, the full line-ups and stage times remain a closely guarded secret until each night and surprise guests may appear at any time and at any venue.
Tickets for the Gaymers Camden Crawl 2009, available as either 2-day or single day passes, are on sale now.
See www.thecamdencrawl.com for the latest line-up.
Camden Crawl 2009 Line Up So Far,
THE BARKER BAND
THE CHAPMAN FAMILY
THE CORDELIER CLUB
DANNY & THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD
THE DEAD FORMATS
DIE! DIE! DIE!
DRUMS OF DEATH
EXPERIMENT ON A BIRD IN THE AIR PUMP
FIGHT LIKE APES
I BLAME COCO
IT HUGS BACK
THE JIM JONES REVIEW
THE JOY FORMIDABLE
THE KING BLUES
MAN LIKE ME
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS
PULLED APART BY HORSES
SKINT & DEMORALISED
THE TEMPER TRAP
THREE TRAPPED TIGERS
THE VON BONDIES