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British Music Embassy announces full SXSW 2011 line-up

General Fiasco SXSW 2011 line-up

General Fiasco SXSW 2011 line-up

The British Music Embassy has finalized their shows for the 2011 SXSW line up at downtown Austin’s Latitude 30, located at 512 San Jancinto Blvd. With regionally focused events all day and British brands hosting SXSW showcases in the evening, the project will return for a 4th year to highlight the UK’s brightest new acts!

The now completed schedule kicks off on Monday, March 14th with MMXINI’s SXSWi networking event, which includes acoustic sets from Rams’ Pocket Radio, The Lost Brothers, and more. On Wednesday, March 16th Music Wales will showcase groups from Wales, including Gallops and Bright Light Bright Light.

Also on Wednesday, Summer Camp has been added to the NME @ SXSW in association with PRS for Music official showcase which includes performances by Grouplove, Darwin Deez and more.

The Thursday, March 17th schedules now also finalized with a Breakfast Show, featuring Jimi’s Parade and Bronto Skylift, and the Clash Magazine in association with BPI and UK Trade & Investment official showcase, featuring Errors, Goldheart Assembly and more.


Rams’ Pocket Radio
The Lost Brothers
Skip Moses



Bright Light Bright Light
The Last Republic
We Are Animal

NME w/ PRS For Music
(Official Showcase)
* Admission w/ Music badges + Wristbands *
Summer Camp
Darwin Deez
Wolf Gang

THURSDAY, MARCH 17TH 10:30 AM – 12:30PM
The Breakfast Show

Jimi’s Parade
Bronto Skylift



General Fiasco
La Faro
The Lost Brothers
Rams Pocket Radio

(Official Showcase)
* Admission w/ Music Badges + Wristbands *

Goldheart Assembly
Dinosaur Pile-up
Andreya Triana
Deadboy + Jackmaster + Numbers DJs + Clash DJs
Random Impulse


PRS For Music’s BMA Brunch

Clock Opera
The Good Natured

8PM – 2AM
Huw Stephens presents @ SXSW in association with PPL & The Guardian
(Official Showcase)
*Admission with Music badges + Wristbands*

Bombay Bicycle Club
Esben And The Witch
Chad Valley
Little Comets



Yorkshire & North East SXSW Party

Pulled Apart By Horses
Dinosaur Pile Up
Little Comets
David Thomas Broughton (ACOUSTIC)
Viva City

3PM – 6PM
Liverpool & The North West SXSW Party

The Answering Machine
Brown Brogues
Kill It Kid
Doll & The Kicks
The Lost Brothers

8PM – 2AM
Wichita presents @ SXSW in association with AIM
(Official Showcase)
*Admission with Music badges + Wristbands*

Those Dancing Days
Frankie & The Heartstrings
Her Space Holiday
Yound Legionnaire
Dam Mantle
Veronica Falls

Madness join Zippos Festival Circus at Camp Bestival

Madness join Zippos Festival Circus at Camp Bestival

Madness join Zippos Festival Circus at Camp Bestival

Madness join Zippos Festival Circus at Camp Bestival . Camp Bestival HQ is all aquiver as we gear up to announce some super-exciting new additions to this year’s line-up including incredible acrobatic manoeuvres from Zippos Festival Circus and some fairytale news for parents with the introduction of Boutique Babysitting. Plus we have even more amazing musical turns that will join Madness, Friendly Fires, Human League, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and Calvin Harris from July 30th to August 1st at Dorset’s stunning Lulworth Castle. No stranger to juggling, our very own ringmaster Rob da Bank says: “I’ve taken the da Bank juniors to see Zippos twice this year and I couldn’t drag them out of there at the end. Roll up, roll up for the classic old school circus experience!”

Full Line Up So Far:

Featuring: English National Ballet , River Cottage Café , Mr Tumble , The East Lulworth Literary Institute , Zippo’s Festival Circus , The House of Fairytales , Let’s Go Crazy , Son et Lumiere , Boutique Babysitting , Freestyle Sports Park , The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company , Tate Britain presents Rude Britannia: British Comic Art , Operaupclose: La Boheme , Simon Raymonde , Fairy Tale Fancy Dress Theme , Videopia , Bill Drummond/The17 , & fun and games for all the family!

Live Music: Friendly Fires , Madness , The Human League , George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic , Calvin Harris , Chipmunk , Marc Almond , Billy Bragg , The Blockheads , Lee Scratch Perry , The Fall , The Cuban Brothers , Gruff Rhys vs Tony da Gatorra , dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip , Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick , Hypnotic Brass Ensemble , Brian Eno’s ‘Apollo’ performed by Icebreaker feat. BJ Cole , Chas & His Band , Example , The Wurzels , James Yorkston , Stornoway , Beth Jeans Houghton , Gold Panda , Sound of Rum , Countryside Alliance Crew , Hurts , Field Music , Lucky Elephant , Kid Carpet , Gentleman’s Dub Club , Pete & The Pirates , The Apples , Nell Bryden , Lissie , The Widowmaker , Caravan Palace , The J-Cats , The Boy Who Trapped The Sun , Laura J Martin , The Lost Brothers , Colourmusic , Chris Wood

DJs: DJ Yoda , Annie Mac Presents… , Rob da Bank , Greg Wilson , Mr Scruff , William Orbit , Ragga Twins , The Nextmen feat. MC Wrec , DJ Derek , Joker , Jack Beats , Jaguar Skills , Mark Lamarr , Nigel Godrich , Joy Orbison , Jakwob , Mistajam , Cooly G , L-Vis 1990 , Boy 8-Bit , Jonny Trunk , Greg’s Greats , Reverend Milo Speedwagon , Sombrero Sound System , Mix It Up DJs

Comedy: Tim Minchin , Rufus Hound , Andrew Maxwell , Jim Jefferies , Marcus Brigstocke , Andre Vincent , Carl Donnelly , Craig Campbell , Papa CJ , Mitch Benn , Rob Rouse , Matt Kirshen , Pete Cain , Tiernan Douieb , Tiffany Stevenson , Tim Fitzhigham

Spoken Word: Scroobius Pip , Kate Tempest , Itch (King Blues) , Ventriloquist , Chris Hicks , Tim Clare , Ross Sutherland , Dizraeli , Sarah Olowofoyeku , Poem Inbetween People

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

Toploader join Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

toploaderAn exciting batch of new additions have been confirmed for the Award-winning Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival to add to its already diverse and bulging line-up. Best known for their global hit ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ and their hugely successful debut album ‘Onka’s Big Moka’, the recently reformed Toploader have been confirmed for an appearance at the festival this August.   Glasgow fight pop stars and one of the UK’s hottest bands of the moment Dananananaykroyd make their first appearance at Belladrum fresh from the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Hey Everyone’.  The mesmerising Official Secrets Act will also be bringing their highly infectious brand of indie/new wave/pop to the table.   With a song already featuring on Vodaphone adverts in the southern hemisphere and a support slot with Elton John this summer, we are delighted to announce the addition of Pearl and the Puppets who are sure to be one of 2009’s breakthrough acts.  Also confirmed for this year is Blue Roses whose new single ‘I am Leaving’ is currently Radio 2’s record of the week. With a tasty shank of old school ska and dancehall, a generous twist of indie, a light splash of reggae, and garnished with a juicy slice of electro pop the infectious Kid British join us along with Newcastle Alternative pop darlings Little Comets. They join Headliners Editors and Ocean Colour Scene. Other acts already confirmed include,  The Saw Doctors and Shed Seven, both making their first appearances at Belladrum, and the latter making Belladrum their only UK festival appearance of the summer, as well as quirky indie artists British Sea Power, Seth Lakeman, Alabama 3, Sons & Daughters, and Squeeze frontman Glen Tilbrook with his band The Fluffers.  London indie folk outfit Noah and the Whale make their first Highland appearance, along with Edinburgh’ finest Broken Records, folk rock in the shape of Babel, rising alternative stars Healthy Minds Collapse, sweet pop music the way it should be from Magistrates, two great Nashville based Singer-Songwriters Tommy Womack and Phil Lee, Surf Folk Rock act Sparrow and the Workshop, the wonderful Hatcham Social and Jo Hamilton who recently released her gorgeous album Gown, Glasgow indie artists The Phantom Band, Levellers’ favourites 3 Daft Monkeys, festival veterans Edward II, The Wallbirds, Kid Carpet, Sam Isaac, The Lost Brothers and reformed local heroes Scooty & The Skyhooks are all set to appear.  Peatbog Faeries, Lau and Treacherous Orchestra are in the vanguard of the Celtic representation at the event. Transglobal Underground will hot things up on the main stage, teenage sensation Tommy Reilly follows up on his recent hugely successful debut tour and winning of Orange Unsigned, whilst gypsy punk specialists De Votchka are over from the US for a one-off Scottish festival appearance.

Iain Archer joins End of the Road Festival

iain-archerTwelve new artists are today announced for this year’s End of the Road Festival (11 – 13 September) confirming, among others, the country-noir of Neko Case and, by popular demand, the return of French folk-rock duo Herman Dune. The full list of new confirmations, in alphabetical order, is:

Bob Lind
David Thomas Broughton
Darren Hayman
Dirty Projectors
First Aid Kit
Herman Dune
Iain Archer
The Leisure Society
Neko Case
Richmond Fontaine
Tiny Vipers
Wildbirds & Peacedrums

Fleet Foxes and Explosions in the Sky are confirmed so far to headline the Friday and Saturday, with other acts including: The Acorn, Alela Diane, Archie Bronson Outfit, Bob Log III, The Boy Least Likely To, Broken Family Band, Charlie Parr, Dan Sartain, Dent May, The Dodos, Efterklang, Explosions in the Sky, Howlin Rain, Joe Gideon and the Shark, J Tillman, Lay Low, The Lost Brothers, The Low Anthem, Magnolia Electric Co, Malcolm Middleton, Motel Motel, Mumford and Sons, The Mummers, Ohbijou, Okkervil River, Papercuts, Peter Broderick, Sam Baker, Sparrow & The Workshop, Steve Earle, Tallest Man on Earth, This Frontier Needs Heroes, William Elliot Whitmore and Whispertown 2000

Tickets for the End of the Road Festival 2009 are available to buy from

Prices are as follows…

Adults (aged 13+): £115
Children (aged 6 to 12): £30
Children (aged 5 and under): Free – but must ‘purchase’ free ticket in advance
Campervan: £35

The festival takes place from 11 – 13 September 2009 at Larmer Tree Gardens in North Dorset. All info at

Fleet Foxes join End of the Road Festival


Fleet Foxes is an indie folk band which formed in Seattle, Washington, United States in 2006. The band consists of Robin Pecknold (vocals, guitar), Skyler Skjelset (guitar), Christian Wargo (bass, guitar, vocals), Casey Wescott (keyboards, vocals) and J. Tillman (drums, vocals). They are signed to the labels Sub Pop and Bella Union.

Fleet Foxes released the six-track Fleet Foxes EP in 2006, a five-track EP, Sun Giant on April 8, 2008, and their debut full-length self-titled album, Fleet Foxes on June 3, 2008. It was given 4 stars by Rolling Stone, and compared to the likes of The Beach Boys, Animal Collective, and Crosby, Stills & Nash and Psycho Karaoke from Australia. On June 6, 2008, they received a 9.0 out of 10 in a review by Pitchfork for their self-titled LP, and on December 19th, the Sun Giant Ep and the self titled LP together shared the title of Pitchfork’s #1 album(s) of 2008.

The quintet describe their music as “baroque harmonic pop jams.” They have played at major venues such as the Bumbershoot Music Festival in Seattle, Washington, South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas and Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in May 2008. On June 24, 2008, Fleet Foxes went #1 on the CMJ Radio 200 Chart.
Fleet Foxes and Explosions in the Sky have been confirmed for headline slots at the End of the Road Festival 2009, with other confirmations including Okkervil River, Magnolia Electric Co, The Broken Family Band, The Acorn, The Dodos and Mumford and Sons.

Little need be said here about Fleet Foxes except that it’s hard to think of a better place to see them play than the leafy Garden Stage, with a glass of local cider and a peacock meandering about nearby. They’ll be headlining on the Saturday, with Explosions in the Sky taking the Friday slot.

In alphabetical order, the full list of artists announced today is as follows:

The Acorn
The Boy Least Likely To
The Broken Family Band
Dan Sartain
Dent May
The Dodos
Explosions in the Sky
Fleet Foxes
J Tillman
The Lost Brothers
Magnolia Electric Co
Malcolm Middleton
Mumford and Sons
The Mummers
Okkervil River

They join a lineup already including: Alela Diane, Archie Bronson Outfit, Bob Log III, Charlie Parr, Efterklang, Howlin Rain, Joe Gideon and the Shark, Lay Low, The Low Anthem, Motel Motel, Peter Broderick, Sparrow & The Workshop, Steve Earle, Tallest Man on Earth, This Frontier Needs Heroes, William Elliot Whitmore and Whispertown 2000

Tickets for the End of the Road Festival 2009 are available to buy from Prices are as follows…

Adults (aged 13+): £115
Children (aged 6 to 12): £30
Children (aged 5 and under): Free – but must ‘purchase’ free ticket in advance
Campervan: £35

The festival takes place from 11 – 13 September 2009 at Larmer Tree Gardens in North Dorset. All info at

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