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As soon as we received this track in our inbox, we were utterly impressed. Introducing .. MOK  a unique rap group who are making their own rules, managing their sound and carving a unique path of themselves.

Their new single "Call Carlton" is a stompy, energetic track which shows off the bands versatility and confidence. Over the past few years the rap group have gained huge support from BBC Radio One, and 1Xtra and showcased their incredible live shows at Blissfields, Shakedown, Brownstock and The Great Escape.

MOK explain: "'Call Carlton' sheds light on the darkest parts of living a life of excess..." pretty deep huh?

Listen to "Call Carlton" below:

Words: Corrie Parris

With an outer space theme for 2016 Camp Bestival is going to knock the astronaut socks off both you and your little ones this summer. If you are missing your festival days now that you have some little legs in tow fret not, Camp Bestival will cater for all your festival needs, both your own and your kiddies so no one feels they're missing out.





You can be sure that the moon walk is just one of the signature moves that we’ll be busting out as we reach for the firmament of dancefloor stars who’ll be keeping us space raving family style all weekend long at Lulworth Castle at the end of July.

Astro-mixmaster Rob da Bank says: “We always like to get the whole family dancing at Camp Bestival, so this year I’m really chuffed that we have some proper DJing legends who will be more than familiar to mums and dads but who will definitely get the kids up on their feet and partying. From the legendary Sasha, Hacienda giant Greg Wilson and lifetimeCamp Bestival resident David Rodigan to amazing family ravers Big Fish Little Fish and Fun DMC, not forgetting Pan’s People, we’re all going to be spoilt for choice!”

Heading up the cavalcade of cosmic explorers, and providing a golden opportunity for parents to relive their intergalactic youth, we are ecstatic to welcome Sasha back to Space Camp Lulworth. A veritable rave god, Sasha is a man who knows how to take a crowd on a voyage into the unknown and we can’t wait!

The legends don’t stop there as we will also have hacienda stalwart Greg Wilson’s Super Weird Substance, reggae great David Rodigan MBE who will present Ram Jam featuring sets from Trevor Nelson, Wookie, Kiko Bun (live) andVenum Sound and rare groove kingpin Norman Jay MBE will be making good on the ones and twos. Plus, we will have sets from Acid Housewife featuring Lottie & Smokin Jo, and English Disco Lovers.

Pioneers of family clubbing Big Fish Little Fish will be back to rock the tots once again and there will be beats and bass for big and little kids alike with sets from Fun DMC, the Kids Disco with Pan’s People, Nutty’s Disco and Junior Jungle Rave who are guaranteed to make the little’uns jump up.

Tickets are selling really fast for the Outer Space adventures and there's still plenty more space-based goodness to announce so make sure you grab yours while you can and keep on checking our website, Facebook and Twitter for all the latest sub space communications.


Camp Bestival Festival Ticket Info:

Camp Bestival 2016 Weekend Tickets are on sale now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410

Camp Bestival 2016 Weekend Ticket Prices:

Adult Weekend Ticket - £197.50*

Student Weekend Ticket - £185*

Age 13 to 17 Weekend Ticket - £118*

Age 10 to 12 Weekend Ticket - £93*

Age 5 to 9 Weekend Ticket - £45*

Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket - £15*

Babes In Arms (1 & Under) - FREE (but ticket required)*

All tickets include camping from Thursday or Friday.

*NB: please refer to the Camp Bestival Ticket Terms & Conditions


Weekly Payment Plan:

Use our 15-week payment plan to purchase your tickets meaning that an adult ticket can now be bought at a payment of around £12 per week over 14 consecutive weekly payments following your initial deposit payment. Book online via Ticketline only: select 'Camp Bestival 2016 - Weekend Payment Plan'. Once you have signed up to the payment plan, which basically means giving your agreement by ticking the bank mandate form on Ticketline’s website, they will automatically debit your card on a weekly basis. NB: Booking fees and a deposit (£27.50 per adult ticket) will be charged with your initial transaction.  More info here.

Car Parking - £20 in advance

Campervan Ticket - £85 per vehicle - please read Campervan T&Cs before booking

Caravan / Trailer Tent Ticket - £96 (One car only per caravan/trailer tent – no exceptions). Please read Caravan/Trailer tent T&Cs here.

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Australian electronic duo Flight Facilities have been announced as the first headliner of TheSoundYouNeed Festival in Malta this August. Also representing Down Under is the electronic/hip hop fusers Hermitude who will be joined a handful of UK acts added to the lineup including Snakehips, Kidnap Kid, Karma Kid, Tom Misch (sold out London’s iconic Bussey Building in under one minute), Elderbrook and TCTS.

Also, making their Maltese debut will be the French electronic newcomer Un Deux and Canadian duo Tennyson.


Revellers can also expect sets from Hudson Mohawke, Bondax, Maribou State and many more. Often overlooked, Malta is one of the most beautiful, heart-capturing destinations in Europe. Golden sand, red sand, blue lagoons, medieval dungeons and Calypso’s Cave in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea make Malta the perfect host for what promises to be an unforgettable weekend of music magic.  Early bird tickets are now sold out.


General release will go on sale from 00h00 (GMT) Wednesday 23, March 2016 for £99 (+ £12.50 BF) and VIP tickets will go on sale from 19h00 (GMT) for (£149.00 + £18.70BF) - http://malta.tsyn.co/en/event/thesoundyouneed-malta-2016

virtual reality show londonVirtual Reality UK, a two-day festival that explores the creative and technological potential of virtual reality, makes its debut this year with an exciting and ambitious programme. Brought to you by Ravensbourne, the London-based University sector college, in partnership with Virtual Umbrella, the event will be held on 10-11 February at its campus on the Greenwich Peninsula. VRUK will showcase the most innovative projects within this fast growing sector, with talks from the world’s most leading virtual reality creators and the latest in technology.

VRUK focuses on bringing together content creators from across the Creative Industries to discover the endless possibilities of interactive storytelling. Immerse yourself in the harrowing true story of a homeless, gender-queer VR developer in the interactive virtual reality experience “My name is Te” by Blaze VR, or experience the hilariously odd tale of “The man stuck up his own arse” by Rubber Republic & Place Nicely.  

The two-day event will host the latest technologies and allow you to experience new filmmaking and gaming projects in the aptly named ‘Immersion Zone’.  Sit front row at a Strictly Come Dancing Show with Rewind Co’s Strictly 360. Take a peek into the future of cinema through a VR experience of hit film ‘The Martian’ courtesy of The Third Floor.

Hosting the most talented and creative innovators in VR, VRUK is the perfect platform to discuss the promising future of virtual reality and hear from the world-leading experts on the latest technology developments. Talks from leading VR experts include Karl Woolley (Framestore), Sol Rogers (Rewind), Sarah Jones (360 Immersive Lab), Nick Pittom (Fire Panda), Dean Johnson (Brandwidth Group) and Matt Ratcliffe (Masters of Pie). 

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, join Hammerhead VR to soar through the middle of a thunderstorm; witness an alien invasion with The Mill or peril across new worlds with Windlands by Psytec Games. VRUK will ensure you go on an experience so immersive you’ll be left disappointed once you’ve finally come back to reality.

VRUK is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Fund.


6 Penrose Way, SE10 0EW Greenwich Peninsula, London, UK

Opening Times:

Wednesday 9.30am – 6.30pm

Thursday 9.30am – 6.30pm


Extended Early Bird £99 + VAT

Standard £149 + VAT

Student Special Earlybird rate of £33 + VAT

Email Charly on c.pickard@rave.ac.uk with proof of student status to be sent discount code



Since its inception in 2012 VAULT has hosted over 250 productions, from outrageous comedy acts to hard-hitting political theatre and experimental new work from Britain’s most exciting emerging artists. 2016 promises to deliver another feast for the body, soul and mind with an international array of performances exploring themes such as gender, mental health, conflict and much more. Details of the 150+ events taking place are outlined in the VAULT Festival 2016 programme that can be viewed here. 

The myriad of shows on offer includes SQUIDBOY, starring award-winning physical theatre performer Trygve Wakenshaw, in which an imaginary friend creates their own imaginary friends. Audiences will be taken through a world of wheelchairs and blow up dolls in a captivating exploration of an autistic mind, dubbed The Misfit Analysis. This performance is written and lead by Cian Binchy who also acts as consultant for the West End’s ‘Curious Incident of the Dag in the Night-Time’. In a VAULT Festival debut, the award-winning company, Clout Theatre present ‘The Various Lives of Infinite Nullity’; a dark and intriguing piece of absurdism centered around a post-suicide support group held in the afterlife. Elsewhere the ‘Queen of Canvey’, Diane Chorleybrings her ‘Diantines Ball’ to VAULT and comedienne Lucie Pohl offers up a host of NYC-inspired character comedy in ‘Cry Me A Liver’.

For night owls and party animals VAULT offer up ‘Lates’, every night of the festival will boast parties until the early hours. The Ceilidh Liberation Front, Artful Badger’s Valentine’s Ball, Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras and FILTHy Silent Disco hosted by TimeOut are just some of the opportunities to hit the VAULT dancefloor.    

In addition to the bars keeping the VAULT audience refreshed 2016 welcomes a pop up ‘country pub’ dubbed the Suffolk Punch. In collaboration with The Suffolk Young Producers and headed up by award-winning baker David Wright, Suffolk Punch will serve high quality and homely produce sourced from the best of East Anglia. Fellow multi-award winning food heroes involved include Adnams, Alder Carr Farm, Pinney’s of Orford and further specially selected suppliers. The Suffolk Punch will serve everything from light bites to full meals and Sunday roasts throughout the run of the festival.

Families are catered for this year in the biggest and most accomplished Mini VAULT programme to date. A magic day out is promised via Pirates of the Carabina, poet Roger McGough and a show from Lithuanian dance company Puzzle, devised for under 3s using the latest in young-years education teachings. Mini VAULT will also be laying on the ever-popular Big Fish Little Fish family rave and an ‘Under The Sea’ party courtesy of Mini Rumpus.

Surge, a programme of special events, workshops, talks, forums and more invites the VAULT audience to connect with a number of performers and companies. 2016 will see Devoted & Disgruntled, Hiive and the Young Producer’s forum present a variety of activities which promise to be inspiring, informative and educational.

New for 2016 will be the first VAULT Film Festival taking place each Sunday in February. Both long and short form screenings spanning drama, documentary, animation and more will feature. Additionally some pieces will appear courtesy of a partnership with Paris’ ECU Film Festival.

Head to VAULTFestival.com for full listings, show info, timings and tickets.