29 May 2015

T in the Park festival 2015 announces even more acts

T in the Park festival 2015

T in the Park festival 2015 announces even more acts 

T in the Park is just 6 weeks away, and with the countdown officially underway and excitement building, festival organisers DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager have added more acts to the line-up.

The Fancy Dress Friday theme has also been revealed, and in homage to the festival’s picturesque new setting Strathallan Castle, fans will be encouraged to dress up to the theme of the Ultimate Fairy Tale - think King or Queen, Knight or Jester, Dragon or Fairy. 

Singer-songwriter The Beach released debut single Thieves earlier this year, capturing the attention of BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac (and her predecessor Zane Lowe), receiving airplay on the station. His gorgeous melodies meld epic crescendos and raw emotion. Widely hailed as one to watch, he is one of the most exciting singer-songwriter talents to emerge in recent years.

Elle King is an American recording artist whose musical style encompasses country, soul, folk, rock, and blues. Born in Ohio and raised in Brooklyn, Elle retains her roots in a style that blends those worlds of both grit and mid-western charm. She’s toured with Of Monsters and Men, Ed Sheeran, and James Bay, and ties her old soul and rock 'n' roll influences into a sound that’s all her own.

Belfast four-piece And So I Watch You From Afar also make their T in the Park debut this summer. The band released their fourth album Heirs earlier this month - a work of intense focus and adventurous abandon that reaches to the heart of artistic expression, packed with anthemic melodies and infectious hooks.

After 20 stellar years with Feeder - including 8 gold and platinum albums and over 3 million album sales – frontman Grant Nicholas appears as a solo artist. His debut solo record Yorktown Heights evoked the carefree spirit of Laurel Canyon in the ‘70’s while also sounding bang up to date - ambitious, largely acoustic, and full of head-spinning melodies. Its follow-up – the six-track mini-album Black Clouds, was released last month.

Welsh buzz band The Hearts have supported the likes of Paul Weller and Arcade Fire. They released a 2 track EP Run Free at the start of the year, with lead track Lips receiving major airplay on Radio 1 and XFM, and are one to watch at this year’s T in the Park.

Organisers have also revealed that the Slam Tent will be open on the Thursday night, with Animal Farm, Clouds and Ben Sims taking to the decks to get the party well and truly started.

With some of the biggest names in music heading for Scotland this summer, T in the Park’s debut outing at Strathallan Castle is shaping up to be an unmissable weekend over 10th – 12th July.


FRIDAY 10th JULY: Kasabian, David Guetta, Sam Smith, Rudimental, Fatboy Slim, Hozier, Mark Ronson (DJ set), The War on Drugs, Annie Mac, Hot Chip, The Wombats, Afrojack, Gorgon City, Duke Dumont, Sigma, Jessie Ware, Fuse ODG, The Cribs, Hannah Wants, The Twilight Sad, Prides, Lucy Rose, Slaves, Lower than Atlantis, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, Lonely the Brave, Indiana, Grant Nicholas, The Beach, Coasts, Blossoms, The Beaches, The Riptide Movement Fort Hope, The Hearts

SLAM TENT: Adam Beyer b2b Joseph Capriati, Âme, Ben Klock, Eats Everything, SLAM, Telford

SATURDAY 11th JULY: The Libertines, Avicii, The Script, Twin Atlantic, alt-J, George Ezra, Jessie J, Courteeners, The Vaccines, Labrinth, The Proclaimers, St. Vincent, Enter Shikari, Seasick Steve, Jungle, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Marina and the Diamonds, Idlewild, Jess Glynne, Charli XCX, Palma Violets, Circa Waves, Jack Savoretti, The Strypes, Rae Morris, The LaFontaines, Stevie McCrorie, Sunset Sons, George the Poet, Walking on Cars, The Coronas, Gavin James, Elle King, Vaults

SLAM TENT: Annie Mac, Art Department, Gary Beck, Jackmaster B2B Joy Orbison, Lil Louis, Maceo Plex, Rødhåd, Visionquest

SUNDAY 12th JULY: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Prodigy, Stereophonics, Jamie T, Paloma Faith, Above and Beyond, Alabama Shakes, Kodaline, Catfish and the Bottlemen, James Bay, Clean Bandit, Oliver Heldens, The View, Modest Mouse, Years & Years, Peace, Everything Everything, Admiral Fallow, Ella Eyre, Marmozets, Wolf Alice, Benjamin Booker, Saint Raymond, And So I Watch You From Afar, Young Guns, Black Rivers

SLAM TENT: Alan Fitzpatrick, Claude VonStroke, Dense and Pika, Dixon, Dubfire, Loco Dice, Maya Jane Coles, Surgeon and Lady Starlight

T in the Park 2015 tickets are on sale now at or or 08444 999 990.

HYTE Ibiza 2015 - Full Season Line Up Confirmed

HYTE Ibiza 2015 Line Up

HYTE Ibiza 2015 - Full Season Line Up Confirmed

HYTE Ibiza releases its season calendar for a massive 18 week lineup at Ibiza’s Amnesia.

Running from 3rd June until 30th September, HYTE has brought together a selection of artists that collectively represent a new movement in Ibiza clubbing culture. Loco Dice, Maceo Plex, Chris Liebing, Pan-Pot, DJ Harvey and DJ Tennis all join for dates throughout the season, as well as Berlin’s DeWalta, Amnesia favourites Mar-T and Cuartero, and Ibiza’s new hero, WHO.

The lineup of guests runs deep; from legends such as Robert Hood as Floorplan and Kenny Dope, to big hitters from the underground such as Marcel Dettmann, Rødhåd and Anthony Parasole. Island vibes come courtesy of favourites such as tINI, Guti and Point G AKA DJ Gregory. DJ Koze, Mano Le Tough and John Talabot each bring their own eccentricity into the mix, with Matthew Dear, Bicep, Job Jobse, Monoloc and Harvard Bass all creating a spectrum of diversity from melodic pop grooves to heavy hitting bass.

HYTE presents a musical vision that is crafted from the warehouses, clubs and beaches around the world. The original flavour of the island with the language and sounds of today.


Event name: HYTE Ibiza
Date: Every Wednesday from 3rd June to 30th Sept
Venue: Amnesia, Km 5, 07816 San Rafael, Ibiza
Opening Times: 00:00 - 07:00

Tickets at Resident Advisor:
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Terrace: Loco Dice (all night long), Point G live
Club: Chris Liebing, Mar-T, Cuartero

Terrace: Maceo Plex, Rebolledo, special guest Mano Le Tough
Club: Pan-Pot, Guti (live), Who

Terrace: Loco Dice, Traumer (live), DeWalta
Club: DJ Harvey, DJ Tennis, Bicep

Terrace: Chris Liebing, Pan-Pot, special guest Henrik Schwarz (live)
Club: Maceo Plex, DJ Harvey, special guest Marcel Dettmann

Terrace: Loco Dice, Franck Roger, Jus-Ed
Club: Mar-T b2b Cuartero, Who, Francisco Allendes, Caal

Terrace: Maceo Plex, Agoria, Barnt, Shall Ocin
Club: Pan-Pot, Mar-T, Caleb Calloway

Terrace: Pan-Pot, Tobi Neumann, Who
Club: Chris Liebing, DJ Harvey, special guest Rødhåd

Terrace: Loco Dice, Mar-T, special guest Kenny Dope
Club: DJ Harvey, DJ Tennis, special guest John Talabot

Terrace: Maceo Plex, special guests Marcel Dettmann, Anthony Parasole
Club: Chris Liebing, Pan-Pot, Rainer

Terrace: Loco Dice, Premiesku (live), DeWalta
Club: DJ Harvey, Robert Hood as Floorplan, Rødhåd

Terrace: Loco Dice, tINI, Willie Graff
Club: Chris Liebing (5hr set), Yaya

Terrace: Maceo Plex, Odd Parents, special guest John Talabot
Club: Pan-Pot, Audiofly, Stephan Hinz (live)

Terrace: Loco Dice, Molly, special guest Henrik Schwarz (live)
Club: Chris Liebing, Monoloc, Renato Ratier

Terrace: Maceo Plex, special guest DJ Koze
Club: Pan-Pot, Luca Donzelli, Caleb Calloway

Terrace: Very Special Guest, Traumer
Club: Mar-T, Cuartero, Who, Monoloc

Terrace: DJ Tennis, Special Guest, Guti (live), Job Jobse
Club: Loco Dice, Harvard Bass, special guest Cajmere

Terrace: Maceo Plex, Danny Daze, Shall Ocin
Club: Pan-Pot, Matthew Dear, DeWalta


Canada’s Shambhala Music Festival Releases Teaser Video for 18th Annual Event

Canada’s Shambhala Music Festival Teaser Video 18th Annual Event

Canada’s Shambhala Music Festival Releases Teaser Video for 18th Annual Event

Anticipation is building for the 18th Annual Shambhala Music Festival to be held in Salmo River Ranch, August 7-10th, 2015. With an unparallelled line-up and a breathtaking venue, Shambhala’s ‘Are We There Yet’ video invites electronic music lovers to come Home to enjoy warm sunshine, cool waters, eclectic rhythms, and the unmistakeable magic of being surrounded by thousands of friends, new and old. 

Scenes of enchanted wilderness are interweaved with blissful dancing and glimpses of stunning, cutting-edge stage production, as well as music by festival performers, Camo & Krooked. Love the video? Check out Shambhala’s full 2014 Official Afterstory video and get amped up with Shambhala’s mix series featuring festival talent such as jackLNDN, jOBOT, and M!NT. The next mix will feature UK jack house and bass experts, Cause and Affect. 

A series of pre-parties will also take place across Canada with the ‘A Journey HOME’ tour, June 4-7, 2015 in Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary and Nelson. Get more info on the website or on Facebook.

Shambhala Music Festival is just around the corner and interested attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets soon as cut off dates for shipping are fast approaching (June 1 for the U.S. and July 1st for Canada) and tickets are expected to sell out quickly.  Tickets sold after the shipping date cutoff will be available for pick up at will call.

Music courtesy of: Hospital Records / Songs In The Key Of Knife:
Camo and Krooked – Move Around (feat. Ian Shaw) (Hospital Records UK) (Buy)
‘Are We There Yet?’ was produced by Sweetgrass Productions

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T Break line-up for T in the Park 2015 announced

Tennent’s Lager 20th year T Break Line up 2015

Tennent’s Lager unveil stellar 20th year T Break Line up 2015

Tennent’s Lager put out their legendary T Break call for demos for the 20th time this March and Scotland’s unsigned acts responded, with over a thousand acts submitting their demos in the hope of landing one of 16 highly coveted slots on the T Break Stage at T in the Park.

Today the line-up of acts that will play the T Break Stage’s landmark 20th year is revealed:

Apache Darling
Catholic Action
Be Charlotte
Crash Club
Dead Man Fall
Ded Rabbit
Gerry Cinnamon
Other Humans
Our Future Glory
Schnarff Schnarff
Spring Break
The Claramassa
The Van T's
Tijuana Bibles

Tennent’s Lager have been proudly supporting Scotland’s grassroots music scene through T Break for 20 memorable years, providing the country’s freshest unsigned talent with the chance to showcase their material to fans, musicians and music industry insiders alike on the biggest platform for unsigned artists at T in the Park – the T Break Stage.

Throughout T Break’s 20-year rock and roll history the T Break Stage has seen a huge wealth of talent coming through the ranks, with bands such as Biffy Clyro, Snow Patrol, Twin Atlantic and The View all playing the legendary stage.  Each year the T Break line-up - curated by a judging panel of 15 of Scotland’s most respected and influential music industry experts - reflects exactly what’s going on in Scotland’s grassroots music scene at that time, and this year is no exception.

Myles Bonnar, Schnarff Schnarff said:
"It was just the best feeling ever! We have always believed in ourselves so to get a reward like this, makes all our dedication worthwhile. Hearing that we got T Break just catapulted me back to T in the Park '99 - watching Blur play Tender - you envisage yourself on stage and now we can live that dream! We are over the moon!

Nicola Cooper, Sponsorship Executive at Tennent’s Lager said:
We are incredibly proud to be celebrating 20 years of T Break and we can’t wait to see this years act’s perform at the T Break Stage’s new home at Strathallan Castle this summer. We have so many brilliant T Break memories from Balado and from Strathclyde Park over the past 20 years and it’s exciting to know we will be making many more at T in the Park’s new home. Every year, the calibre of artists coming through T Break excites me, Scotland truly is a gold mine of musical talent and Tennent’s are so proud to continue to support this talent through T Break

Dave McGeachan, Senior Promoter from T Break partners DF Concerts
Every year the other judges and I are blown away by the talent we hear at the T Break judging sessions. Some I am familiar with from the Scottish music scene such as Crash Club and Tijuana Bibles, this year. Some, like Spring Break, just come completely out the blue and that’s the magic of T Break. Supporting Scotland’s grassroots music scene for 20 years is a massive achievement for T Break and a hugely important commitment from Tennent’s. I’m very proud of T Break and all the great acts who have come through over the years - bring on the next 20 years.”

To find out more about the acts on the T Break 2015 line-up, check out and

T in the Park 2015 takes places across the weekend from 10th – 12th July and tickets are on sale now, and available from or or 08444 999 990.


Paloma Faith, Madness, Kaiser Chiefs and more for GMF 2015

Paloma Faith, Madness, Kaiser Chiefs GMF 2015

Paloma Faith, Madness, Kaiser Chiefs and more for GMF 2015

Sat 5th and Sun 6th September 2015

Bookending the summer festival season, GMF is the perfect way to end an unforgettable summer of music in the sundrenched, picturesque surroundings of the Rock of Gibraltar.

With Nashville rock heroes Kings Of Leon and pop icons Duran Duran already announced to bring huge headlining sets to Victoria Stadium this September, now even more names are announced for Gibraltar Music Festival 2015.

Eccentric pop starlet Paloma Faith will be gracing the stage with her trademark brand of retro soul and jazz for a set that will no doubt be a standout of the festival.

Undisputed legends of two-tone ska Madness will be on hand to provide a set sure to get the crowd on their feet. With an arsenal of hits from ‘Baggy Trousers’ to ‘House Of Fun’ at their disposal they are perfectly suited to the festival environment.

Kaiser Chiefs are simply put one of the UK’s biggest and best line bands. With the livewire antics of frontman Ricky Wilson and a steady stream of chant-along anthems guaranteed expect nothing short of brilliance from the Leeds legends.

Irish folk duo Hudson Taylor, exuberant dub funk band Dub Colossus, Kristian Vinales (DJ Set), Jeremy Perez and Tom Stott, Headwires and Guy Valarino have also been announced.

Ahead of launching their new album superstar Spanish duo Estopa will be headlining the Radio Gibraltar Stage for their only show of the summer. Their set is not to be missed!

GMF is a family-friendly, affordable and easily accessible music festival in the sunshine, rolling a holiday and some of the world’s biggest acts into one incredible weekend.

Full Lineup So Far:
Kings Of Leon
Duran Duran
Paloma Faith
Kaiser Chiefs
Tom Odell
The Feeling
Rae Morris
Third World
Hudson Taylor
Dub Colossus
Guy Valarino
Kristian Vinales (DJ Set)
Paddy Taylor
Strange Brew
Tim Garcia ft Afterhours
Jeremy Perez with Tom Stott

28 May 2015

Bestival announces even more acts - Skepta, Wiley and The Chuckle Brothers

Bestival Skepta, Wiley and The Chuckle Brothers

Bestival announces even more acts - Skepta, Wiley and The Chuckle Brothers

With over 25 stages, revolutionary soundsystems, zombie love-ins, psychedelic woodland adventures, 24-hour free haircuts, and a host of dazzling new attractions, Bestival’s Summer of Love is already looking pretty damn fit. But as ever, we want to get everyone we love involved, including this rather sultry bunch of musical marvels that will have you rockin’ Robin Hill all weekend long this September 10-13.

Love commando Rob da Bank says: “I’m well excited with this new batch of acts we’re announcing tonight. With so many identikit festivals about with similar acts and bills I’m proud that 12 years on we don’t go with the flow. If the indie amazingness of Drenge isn’t your bag then grimy faceslaps from Skepta and Wiley might be, and if you’re insane and don’t like the legendary junglist brilliance of Roni Size and his live Reprazent show then perhaps, just perhaps, you’ll be singing ‘to me, to you, to me, to you’ whilst dancing in a pair of ill-fitting tropical shorts to the Chuckle Brothers. No matter what, there’s plenty more fish in the sea to come, as our Summer of Love really starts to heat up. See you down the front.”

Bringing on the love with big fat beats, we’ll have main stage appearances from grime pioneer Wiley, who completely smashed it as our secret guest in 2012, plus the unstoppable skank machine, Dub Pistols.

Dub Pistols legend Barry Ashworth commented: “The Highlight of the year for us will always be playing Bestival, this year we are back on the main stage, it doesn't get bigger than that, and if that’s not enough you can always catch me spinning tracks and drinking in the Sunday Best Cardboard Record Shop! There’s only one Bestival!

Not quite true, Barry, there are two Bestivals, but we know what you mean! Big love to all our Canadian brethren! More Isle of Wight-based Bestival main stage action will come from cool chanteuse Gabrielle Aplin, sing-along faves Dodgy, and the Isle of Wight’s own Xockha and Yrslf.

Old blue, Bestival’s beloved Big Top will be playing host to some mighty sounds this summer, too, including the much requested return of Joseph Junior Adenuga AKA Skepta and an absolute must-see live set from drum n bass hero Roni Size and Reprazent. We’ll also have recently expanded noiseniks Drenge, our favourite scratch master DJ Yoda Presents: Breakfast of Champions, with his brand new hip-hop band busting up the Big Top live, and then the man himself will be taking on Bollywood for a typically special DJ set, and we’ll have one of the coolest bands ever to grace a festival, Sunday Best favourites, the utterly incomparable Kitty Daisy and Lewis.

Commenting on their latest Bestival appearance, Kitty Daisy and Lewis uttered as one: “We’re so excited to be coming to Bestival again this year, we always have a great time. Sunday Best know how to throw a festival!

The Big Top will also welcome a high-voltage rock assault from Dinosaur Pile-Up, plus sets from Kero Kero Bonito, Lloyd Yates, Seafret and - we’re not sure it’s possible to express quite how excited we are about this - The Chuckle Brothers! Yes, it’ll be history in the making with be-mulleted slapstick to me, to you. CAN. NOT. WAIT.

As if all that wasn’t enough to get you all giddy with joy, he was one of the smash hits acts that started our summer in finest style at Common People, so we’re extremely pleased that turntable ninja, Jaguar Skills, will be joining us to destroy the dancefloor at The Port.

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Blossoms to embark on a headline UK tour this autumn

Blossoms headline UK tour autumn

Blossoms to embark on a headline UK tour this autumn

Blossoms will embark on a 13-date UK headline tour this autumn. The tour will open at Glasgow’s King Tuts Wah Wah Hut on 2nd October and includes a show at London’s Village Underground on 15th October. The tour will close on 23rd October in Manchester at The Ritz

Since releasing their debut single ‘Blow’ at the end of 2014, Blossoms have gone from strength to strength - selling out London’s Barfly and adding a third Manchester date due to popular demand and playing the BBC Introducing and PRS for Music Stage at SXSW. The band even reached No.7 in the UK’s first ever Vinyl Chart.

Lead singer Tom said: “We didn’t even know it was happening! We woke up and saw our names next to fucking Bowie and Noel Gallagher, I thought it had been a mistake!

The band are due to appear on the festival scene over the coming months playing at T in the Park, Festival No.6, Kendal Calling, Liverpool Sound City and more, before embarking on their own headline tour in October.
Full tour dates below:


FRIDAY 02                             GLASGOW KING TUTS WAH WAH HUT
SATURDAY 03                      NEWCASTLE RIVERSIDE
FRIDAY 09                             LIVERPOOL O2 ACADEMY2*
WEDNESDAY 14                  YORK FIBBERS
FRIDAY 16                              NORWICH ARTS CENTRE
THURSDAY 22                      BRISTOL THEKLA
FRIDAY 23                              MANCHESTER RITZ

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Strings and Things 3rd Birthday Event - Studio 2 Parr Street Liverpool

Strings and Things 3rd Birthday Event - Studio 2 Parr Street Liverpool

Strings and Things 3rd Birthday Event - Studio 2 Parr Street Liverpool

In June 2012 Stillhet Music was born out of the desire of its founders Ian Weller and Liam Adlen to put on events that were set up, promoted and operated with the artist at their very heart. Their idea was to run Stillhet as a musical co-operative with the acts that performed for them, to give them a quality stage to showcase their talents free from the pre-gig burdens of pay to play, with the simple deal that at end of the night every single penny taken goes only to the performers.

Over the last 3 years Stillhet Music has hosted performances by over 150 local, UK and international artists across its events 'Strings and Things', 'Midweek Melodies' and 'Stillhet Sessions'.  Ian Weller explains ''our events are all about diversity and curating a show that progresses with many different genres from punk to pop, folk to funk, rock to r&b to expose new audiences to music they may not have otherwise had chance to enjoy.  That’s how we landed on the name of our flagship event that any given show would be an exciting mixed bag full of strings….and many other things!''

They certainly have achieved this aim and their judgement in curation has been on point with so many of the artist going on to prominence on the music scene such as Frances, Anna Pancaldi and Alex Hulme.  Liam agrees ''nothing makes us more proud to have an artist play on our stage, often in their first full gig, to then breakthrough and make it in today's tough music industry''

Alex Hulme, currently on his UK Tour said ‘’Stillhet, like many event organisers promise great crowds and an amazing atmosphere and platform for new and established artists to show there stuff.  Unlike many of their rivals they truly deliver on these promises and to top it off they're a great bunch to work with.  I thoroughly enjoyed the shows I have done for Stillhet and would recommend their shows to Artists and music lovers alike’’

On Sunday 07 June at its Studio2 Parr St home Strings and Things turns 3 and they are having a special birthday show to celebrate.  Ian Weller explains ''we are being blessed with performances from old friends of Stillhet like Helena Johnson, Bowker and the Mersey Belles plus the rising stars of Far Flung Funk and Fabia…..and have special guests lined up too, not to mention cake!''  

Stillhet Music continues to be real success on Liverpool's burgeoning music scene welcoming hundreds of music lovers month after month always looking for the next artist and new sound that will set their stage alight.

The final word from Ian Weller ''you've got to remember Stillhet operates as a musical co-operative and we couldn't have reached 3 years without the commitment of all the artists we've worked with and the amazing support of our home venue Studio2 who share our passion for new music'.

Event: Strings and Things 3rd Birthday Party!

Date: Sunday 07 June 2015

Doors: 19:30 till 23:30 

Venue: Studio2, Parr St, Liverpool

Twitter: @stillhet_music