A place for a ‘refined unwind’, The Magic Loungeabout hosts a luxurious mix of electronic and acoustic acts, from synth-pop legends The Human League to fresh new talent Fenech-Soler, who have been compared to the likes of MGMT. Sunday will be more acoustic, with headliner Badly Drawn Boy leading a stunning line up across all three performance areas. Other activities include cult classic cinema viewings of movies such as The Big Lebowski. CONTINUE READING THIS POST >
Jools Holland leads the festival as the opening act, joining veteran of hobo blues Seasick Steve, who returns to headline the festival having whipped up a storm performance in 2007. Other treats come from Imelda May, Asian Dub Foundation, The Selector and the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band who will be bringing with them the vibrant sound of India and a blend of traditional Gypsy music to the gardens of Wiltshire. Quirky and unique street theatre will also litter the festival, as well as an on-site night club.
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Located on top of a hill the site for Bibao BBK LIVE is surrounded by mountains, offering a breathtaking view of the city of Bilbao. Blondie, Beady Eye and TV on the Radio are among the acts confirmed to play this Spanish festival, and two main stages and genius scheduling guarantee that acts never overlap. Over its six years, Bilbao BBK has been an international hit with festival-goers, enticing visitors into its architectural city, famous for museums. CONTINUE READING THIS POST >
Set for a record breaker of a year, Kendal Calling confirms bass thumping Chase and Status as Friday headliners, along with iconic new-wave punks Blondie (image by Paris Visone) who are Sunday night’s top act. Also onboard are eccentric threesome Young Knives, The Whip and Nero. Each stage will host its own theme – Kaylied Tent will hold folk music, Calling Out Stage will give new music a chance to shine, while Glow Dance Stage needs no explanation. CONTINUE READING THIS POST >
A non-corporate festival without branding, sponsorship or ego that embraces all things hand-crafted. The line-up includes electro pioneers Leftfield, Simian Mobile Disco, Mr Scruff and Mylo, with a range of features such as art installations created from recycled scrap, flowers, hanging baskets and benches. Further eccentricity comes from comedy and cabaret, while the Smoky Tentacles Shisha Lounge offers less frantic spoils with the finest acoustic acts, tripped up visuals and dubbed out poetry. CONTINUE READING THIS POST >