Category: Festivals

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It's not all over after Christmas, there's still SNOWBOMBING to look forward to. And to get you excited for that often sparse part of the year they have just announced their second wave of  2016 acts to include Bastille, Craig David’s TS5, Jamie Jones and many more join the bill.

Joining The ProdigyJungle and Netsky on the live side - who’s last album, Bad Blood became the most downloaded album of 2013 - are Brit-award winning indie-pop maestros Bastille who will be headlining the legendary Forest Party on the Thursday.

Said lead singer Dan Smith: “We can't wait to head to the mountains for Snowbombing 2016. The lineup looks great and it's a festival we've always wanted to go to. “Playing a gig and hanging out in the Alps... it’s going to be awesome!”

Boosting the already phenomenal DJ line-up and taking the party scene by storm is platinum album-selling Craig David! Fifteen years on from his debut album ‘Born to Do It’, the UK Garage hero has been making waves on the dance scene once again, with his weekly TS5 radio show on Capital Xtra, a knock-out carnival show performing alongside Skrillex and Sean Paul, not to mention a much-talked about appearance on Kurupt FM where he laid down an outstanding a cappella of Fill Me In over Jack Ü’s Where Are Ü Now. Joining him at the top of the DJ bill is Hot Creations label head and Paradise founder Jamie Jones plus multi-platinum selling producer and all-round legend Mark Ronson DJ, who’s Uptown Funk single and Uptown Special album saw him score his first UK charts number 1 double in 2015. The multitalented musician, singer, songwriter and producer will make a welcoming return to Snowbombing 2016 for a much-anticipated DJ set.

Also hitting the bill is German ‘Super House’ duo Andhim, house experimentalist Andrea Oliva, Mobilee Records boss Anja Schneider, house & techno rebel Danny Daze and American duo The Martinez Brothers who have held a hugely successful residency at DC-10 in Ibiza since 2011.

Other acts joining the mix is home-grown hero Jackmaster famous for spreading unashamedly full-on party sounds to dance floors all over the world, Grammy nominated Nic Fanciulli, French electronica inspiration Rodriguez Jr. and Berlin house veteran Sebo K.

Representing from BBC Radio 1 is hip-hop and grime master MistaJam and renowned DJ, producer and remixer B-Traits.

Heading back to Snowbombing for his second stint behind the decks is superstar of sound and screen, the irrepressible Mr. Idris Elba who proved to be a smash at last year’s festival.

With many, many more acts and attractions just added to the bill and still more to be announced 2016 is shaping up to be the greatest Snowbombing of all time!

Nestled in a breath-taking alpine setting with snow-capped vistas to die for, Snowbombing which this year takes place between 4–9 April 2016, boasts the most awe-inspiring festival venues in the world from a mountaintop igloo 6,000 feet above sea level to enchanted forest clearings, cosy alpine lodges and atmospheric medieval barns not to mention the plethora of bars, clubs, dives and speakeasys. Last year saw the reintroduction of the legendary Bruck N Stadl, a traditional Austrian wooden ‘haus’ equipped with an enormous Funktion-One sound-system that in its time has hosted the very cream of the house and techno scene.

In celebration of the SB16 launch, the now legendary annual Snowbombing Party Series has also kicked off its tour of the UK and Europe’s most esteemed nightspots. Each weekend a city will come alive with a Snowbombing club show featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry including Basement Jaxx2 ManyDJs, Jackmaster and more. For more information and tour dates visit www.snowbombing.com

As ever, Snowbombing is offering accommodation packages to suit all depths of pocket. Authentic self-catered apartments are available for guests on a budget from just £299+bf for 5 nights’ accommodation & festival wristband and are a great way to save money by dining at home.

For those with a little more luxury in mind, the festival boasts some fantastic 4 star hotels such as the legendary Hotel Strass and the Sporthotel Manni with it’s rooftop Jacuzzi overlooking the mountains. Central accommodation sells out fast, so now’s the time to snap up the best beds!

So if dancing against an unparalleled panoramic backdrop that other festivals could only dream of, partying with the world’s most groundbreaking live acts and DJs, relaxing in a luxury spa or just riding the fresh white powder appeals, then join us for what is set to be the most incredible Snowbombing yet.

Packages start from just £299 (plus booking fee) for 5 nights’ accommodation and festival wristband! Get them while stocks last!

www.snowbombing.com

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THE FEAST COLLECTIVE RETURNS TO BESTIVAL

HANG FIRE SMOKEHOUSE / THE COFFEE CAMPER / HAPPY MAKI / ZOE'S GHANA KITCHEN / KORRITO / LE RAC SHACK / SEADOG / MAKATCHA / THOROUGHLY WILD MEAT CO. / BIBLOS / LEMLEM KITCHEN / ELEPHANT JUICE CO. / MORTY & BOB’S / CRABBIESHACK / THE HEMPINESS KITCHEN

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#Bestival15 / #SummerOfLove

With a wealth of mind-expanding music from Underworld, Duran Duran, Chemical Brothers, Missy Elliot, Tame Impala, The Jacksons, Rudimental (DJ), Skrillex, Annie Mac and many more on offer, Bestival’s Summer of Love this September 10-13 is already shaping up to be utterly legendary. But, as much as we love the music, and we really do, we also love our food too, so we’re mouth-wateringly over the moon to announce the return of the ultimate festi-food haven, The Feast Collective!

Commenting on the Feast Collective’s myriad culinary delights Bestival Creative Crew’s own food whiz, Gemma Thorogood said "We've spent time and a lot of eating seeking out these food monsters for the awesome Feast Collective at Bestival 2015. With nutty satays from Indonesia, cheesy goodness from the French Alps, Afro-tacos from Ethiopia and healthy salads from the Hempiness Kitchen you can tuck in to some truly adventurous and quality food. And the Hang Fire Smokehouse ladies will be spinning their wheels of BBQ steel until the early hours, so you can come by for a midnight snack too!"

Samantha & Shauna from the Hang Fire Smokehouse commented: "We're thrilled and honoured to be asked to host this year’s amazing Feast Collective at Bestival. Expect award-winning BBQ, a honky-tonk hoedown, a dosey doe or two, and thigh-slappin' good times!"

Nestled in the Grassy Hill and featuring artisan food producers, street food messiahs and the very chicest of chefs, this year’s line-up includes Feast Collective hosts Samantha Evans and Shauna Guinn, AKA Hang Fire Smokehouse, who will not only be taking charge of culinary proceedings but also elevating authentic southern state American BBQ to the next level, using sublime British produce.

There will also be wonderfully brewed daily treats whenever you need them and however you’d like them served from The Coffee Camper, truly sustainable sushi which is good for your bodies, good for the oceans, and great for the taste buds from Happy Maki, home spun, home cooked food, merging Ghanaian roots with a modern culinary dining experience courtesy of Zoe's Ghana Kitchen, Korean BBQ bringing the sizzle of Seoul to the Island thanks to Korrito and purveyors of irresistible Alpine dish Raclette, Le Rac Shack.

Plus we’ll have innovative, world inspired dishes using fresh local fish from Seadog, the gorgeous taste of far eastern Rendang from Makatcha, award-winning artisan butchers and cooks the Thoroughly Wild Meat Co., Middle Eastern and Caribbean cuisine fast-food fusionists Biblos, Eritrean inspired modern African fare from Lemlem Kitchen, freshly made juices and smoothies from the Elephant Juice Co., London's finest grilled cheese sandwiches brought to the heart of Robin Hill thanks to Morty & Bob’s, mega seafood snacks from Crabbieshack, and embracing the wonders of superfood hemp as a cooking ingredient, The Hempiness Kitchen.

A utopia of yumminess, the Feast Collective is the finest kingdom of cuisine known to festival-land, don’t miss out on its tantalizing charms.

Lots Of Very Exciting Information: www.Bestival.net, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram / Tumblr #Bestival15

BESTIVAL TICKET LINKS & INFORMATION:

www.ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets / 0844 888 4410

Adult Ticket £195.00

Student Ticket £185.00

Teen (13-17) Ticket £130.00

Child (12 & under) Ticket Free (BUT you MUST obtain a ticket)

Campervan Ticket £92.50

Adult Wild Copse Ticket £325.00

Teen Wild Copse Ticket £165.00

Caravan £105.00 Car Park £15.00

All Tickets: - will incur a booking fee. - incur a £1 donation to the Isle Of Wight Youth Trust*.

There are no Day Tickets.

BOOM Cycle Wireless Workout

With the summer fast approaching, New Look Wireless festival has teamed up with BOOM Cycle to deliver the ultimate ‘party on a bike’ fitness experience. Every Wednesday from June 10th, riders can get their hearts racing at BOOM Cycle's high-intensity classes, backed by the sounds of pedal pumping tracks from an array of this year’s superstar acts at Wireless. 

To get Wireless fans fit for the festival, BOOM Cycle has created a series of bespoke classes centred around each day of New Look Wireless. With the lights down low and a world class Funktion One sound-system showcasing hits from the likes of Drake, Nicki Minaj and Avicii, BOOM Cycle's expert instructors will bring the sweat factor with their dynamic mix of dance moves on BOOM Cycle bikes. The weekly classes will take place both morning and evening across both studios in Shoreditch and Holborn to suit all fitness levels. 

If that’s not enough to get in a spin, New Look Wireless ticket holders will also receive an exclusive 20% discount off five rides or more – and for those who do not have a ticket to join the party, don’t sweat (yet) as BOOM Cycle will be giving three pairs of tickets to dedicated riders – the more people spin, the better chance they have to win!

The 10th birthday milestone of New Look Wireless will see a four day celebration over two weekends, kicking off with Wireless 10 on Sunday 28th June showcasing Drake, Rita Ora, Katy B and Flava Flav (with Public Enemy) and the Wireless weekend taking place 3rd–5th July, this is an event not to miss! With Drake’s headlining date completely sold out, there are now only a limited number of tickets available for the remaining three days to win with BOOM Cycle.

Wireless Wednesdays begin on June 10th and will run every Wednesday until July 1st 2015. All rides are available on the following dates and times -

June 10th - Holborn 7.30am and 17.20, Shoreditch 13.15

June 17th - Holborn 7.30am and 17.20 , Shoreditch 13.15 

June 24th - Holborn 18.15pm, 19.15pm, Shoreditch 13.15 

July 1st - Holborn 18.15pm, 19.15pm, Shoreditch 13.15

Insta_Music In London for bank holiday weekend and stuck for a Sunday something to quench your cultural and musical thirst?

East London's LAND OF KINGS festival returns for a sixth year on Bank Holiday Sunday 3rd May, for sixteen hours of forward-leaning music, art, food and film.

Spanning key East London venues including The Alibi, The Nest and Birthdays, Arcola Theatre, subterranean labyrinth the Bunker, Dalston Roof Park, hidden oasis Eastern Curve Garden, plus Rio Cinema, back-street live den Servant Jazz Quarters, and Total Refreshment Centre.

Some of the live music offerings include Nathan Fake, Waze & Odyssey, Young Turks’ Koreless, BBC6 Music-tipped NZCA Lines and duo Wyles & Simpson to name a few.

As well as mask-clad producer Brolin; dark nostalgic pop siren Chloe Black, seamless indie troupe Flyte and singer-songwriter Esther Joy Lane.

Making its first festival outing, Grime Karaoke invites wannabe wordsmiths to step up to the mic. Before punters can realise their dreams as latter-day rap stars, prolific US producer Lex Luger – credited with the creation of trap and a hit list that includes Rick Ross and Kanye, makes a rare UK appearance.

Arts and Interactive programme invites revelers to veer off the main drag and into the fringes of Kingsland’s cultural curiosities. Be it Death Drawing with Art Macabre, backstreet cinematic happenings courtesy of Lost Picture Show, midnight shorts at the Rio Cinema presented by the London Short Film Festival, LAND OF KINGS sprawls 15 spaces within walking distance. Masters of camp irreverence Gideon Reeling preside over their hub for late night antics “Land of Queens” and, new for 2015, “Royal Thoughts”, a salon of talks, interviews and ideas, holds court at Arcola Theatre. Clever futurists Let’s Be Brief bring their creative forum to the fold, as does the East End’s answer to the WI, Dalston Darlings.

Bugged Out are holding the after party till 6am at Oval Space. You can purchase tickets for a bargainous £25 at http://landofkings.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

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The Ealing Music & Film Festival returns in 2015 with yet another splendid programme of events to reflect the rich  and varied music and film  heritage of one of London’s most culturally enriched boroughs.  This year’s focus is on Poland, a great European nation with a proud historical presence in Ealing.

The Festival programme celebrates Ealing's Polish connections with jewels of music and cinema, some well known and others seen and heard for the first time. It will take place from the 10th to the 15th February in and around central Ealing.

There will be fantastic orchestral concerts from the English Chamber Orchestra, Ealing Symphony Orchestra and Ealing Youth Orchestra also more intimate performances taking in the piano music of Frederic Chopin played by virtuoso Julia Samojlo the incredible choir Tenebrae who contrast the pure beauty of music by Renaissance masters Palestrina and Victoria with the work of Pawel Lukaszewski, a contemporary composer.

The film programme in cooperation with Ealing Studios, Ealing Club and the Polish Cultural Institute will offer a range of feature films, Screenings will include Kryztof Kieslowski's 1980 masterpiece Camera Buff as well as The Pianist (2002) and St Trinians (2007). There will be Talking Head discussion with improvisor rObert Sholl who will explain how he rediscovered the excitement of the silent movie era where film scores were instant creations and will improvise two of James Sibley Watson's earliest experimental silent films, The Fall of the House of Usher and Lot in Sodum.