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Preview: Glastonbury 2013

 
By on Monday, 8th April 2013 at 9:00 am
 

2012 had it all, didn’t it? London 2012, the Diamond Jubilee, James fucking Bond returning in a blaze of balls-out guts and glory and some great music to boot (we’re ignoring Muse’s Olympic song ‘Survival’, don’t worry).

Had it all though? Every classic British summer needs something, and 2012 was drastically missing it: that cornucopia of eccentricity and old-school values, Glastonbury. Where were Mssrs. Eavis squared, where was the Pyramid Stage, where was Worthy Farm? Healing, nursing its wounds. In preparation for a shindig 26-30 June 2013 that’ll remind the British populace of the importance of the institution that is the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.

To make it a year to remember, though, one thing is certain. That the bands they are going to have must have that clout that makes punters stand erect and to attention. Enter Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, a year after the Rolling Stones‘ 50th anniversary. They’ve never played the legendary Pyramid Stage and it seems that finally the Eavises have gotten their way and secured easily one of the biggest draws that the music industry has to offer.

Joining them atop the almighty Pyramid are a band who have already set tongues a wagging once with their Glastonbury exploits. We are of course talking about the Arctic Monkeys (pictured at top), who are now four albums strong and flaunting their new-found maturity. The most surprising and probably most controversial bill-topper is the biggest marmite act around at the moment: The USA-smashing Mumford and Sons, riding high on the crest of the wave of success of last year’s ‘Babel’, and wading through the swathes of critical approval.

But with Glastonbury, you know it isn’t all about the headliners, with over 1,000 artists appearing across a multitude of stages over the weekend. Arctic Monkeys not floating ya boat? Check out The Smashing Pumpkins instead. Pyramid Stage too mainstream for you? Portishead will be bringing their trip hop stylings to the farm in a set surely not to be missed at any cost.

Further down the bill you’ve got math rockers Foals, Enter Shikari, Mr. Controversial Tyler, The Creator and crooner Maverick Sabre.

That take your fancy? Well, if it does, resale is closing up, so get that hammer out and give your piggy bank a good smashing, as this festival is *not* one to be missed.

 

Bo Bruce / April and June 2013 UK Tour

 
By on Friday, 29th March 2013 at 9:00 am
 

Carrie interviewed the lovely Bo Bruce last week; you can read the entire interview here. Bo will be heading out on a pretty big tour in June, but she has dates in April (London Social), May (Great Escape 2013) and later this summer at multiple music festivals. Tickets to the regular gig dates are on sale now.

Tuesday 16th April 2013 – London Social
Friday 17th May 2013 – Brighton Komedia Bar (Great Escape Festival)
Friday 14th June 2013 – Bristol Fleece
Saturday 15th June 2013 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Sunday 16th June 2013 – Newcastle Academy 2
Tuesady 18th June 2013 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Wednesday 19th June 2013 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Friday 21st June 2013 – Nottingham Bodega
Saturday 22nd June 2013 – Norwich Arts Centre
Sunday 23rd June 2013 – Southampton Joiners
Tuesday 25th June 2013 – Birmingham Glee Club
Wednesday 26th June 2013 – London Bush Hall
Sunday 7th July 2013 – Oxfordshire Cornbury Festival
Fri day-Sunday 12th-14th July 2013 – Kinross T In The Park
Saturday 27th July 2013 – Kendal Calling
Sunday 28th July 2013 – Stockton Weekender
Friday 30th August 2013 – Bingley Live Music Festival

 

Miles Kane / May and June 2013 English Tour

 
By on Friday, 29th March 2013 at 8:00 am
 

Miles Kane will be touring England in May and June. Tickets to this tour go on sale Friday the 5th of April at 9 AM.

Kane’s newest album ‘Don’t Forget Who You Are’ will be released on the 3rd of June. He also recently appeared on the NME Awards tour alongside Django Django, Palma Violets and Peace. Our North East correspondent Martin Sharman caught the tour in Newcastle, and you can read his account of the night along with viewing his amazing photos here.

Saturday 4th May 2013 – Holmfirth Picturehouse
Sunday 5th May 2013 – Sunderland Independent
Monday 6th May 2013 – Middlesbrough Empire
Saturday 11th May 2013 – Oxford Academy
Sunday 12th May 2013 – Bath Komedia
Tuesday 14th May 2013 – York Duchess
Saturday 1st June 2013 – Birmingham Academy 2
Sunday 2nd June 2013 – Manchester Ruby Lounge
Friday 7th June 2013 – London Dingwalls (album launch party)
Monday 10th June 2013 – Northampton Roadmender
Tuesday 11th June 2013 – Bedford Corn Exchange

 

Preview: Rockness 2013

 
By on Tuesday, 5th March 2013 at 9:00 am
 

Words by Alex Johnson

Nessie’s going to be rocking out this summer as Rockness is returning to the banks of Loch Ness this year with a killer line up.

From the 7th to the 9th of June, Clune Farm will be playing host to some of the hottest acts 2013 has to offer. The line-up includes some cracking bands and artists such as ska legends Madness, Bombay Bicycle Club and newly anointed BRIT winner Ben Howard. Alongside them will be the Rockness veterans Fatboy Slim and recently announced headliner Plan B.

As wonderful as these guys will make a sunny weekend in the most mysterious banks of Scotland, you could make your weekend even better if you head over to the festival’s competition for 4 days of VIP access here. It’s worth it for the luxury toilets.

Here’s the full line-up as it stands right now:
• Above and Beyond
• Alabama 3
• Alex Metric
Basement Jaxx (headliner)
• Ben Howard
• Bombay Bicycle Club
• Booka Shade
• Camera Obscura
• Carl Craig
• Ellie Goulding
Example (headliner)
• Fatboy Slim
• Futureheads
• Gary Beck
• Hand Bouffmyhre
• Harvey Mckay
• Jackmaster
• Jaguar Skills
• Jessie Ware
• Josh Wink
• Julio Bashmore
• Madeon
• Madness
• Mark Henning
• Matzo
• Netsky Live!
• Newton Faulkner
• Nic Fanciulli
• Pan-Pot
Plan B (headliner)
• Proxy
• Redlight
• Skream
• Steve Aoki
• The Maccabees
• The Temper Trap
• The Vaccines

This line up is a glorious melting pot of DJs (Fatboy Slim, Netsky, Jaguar Skills), rappers (Plan B, Example), indie bands (The Vaccines, TGTF favourites The Temper Trap) and indie acoustic solo acts (Ben Howard, Newton Faulkner) with something to please everyone.

Tickets to Rockness are going to set you back £139 for the 3 days and camping. For the rest of the ticket prices and to buy, head here.

Biffy Clyro and Mumford and Sons absolutely killed it last year, but with a line up like this, the Loch Ness monster will have to do something spectacular to stop Rockness 2013 outdoing it.

 

MP3 of the Day #740: Ghostpoet

 
By on Thursday, 28th February 2013 at 10:00 am
 

Ghostpost is offering up this free download of track ‘MSI ?MUSMID’, from his forthcoming album ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’, which is scheduled for release on the 6th of May on PIAS. This second album is the follow-up to Ghostpoet’s 2011 Mercury Prize-nominated debut album ‘Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam’. Listen to and download the teaser song below. He’ll be touring in May and June, all the details are below.

Saturday 18th May 2013 – Coventry Kasbah
Tuesday 21th May 2013 – Liverpool East Village Arts Club
Wednesday 22nd May 2013 – Sheffield Queens Road Social
Thursday 23rd May 2013 – Newcastle Cluny
Friday 24th May 2013 – Glasgow Broadcast
Saturday 25th May 2013 – Edinburgh Electric Circus
Monday 27th May 2013 – Bournemouth Winchester
Tuesday 28th May 2013 – Manchester Gorilla
Wednesday 29th May 2013 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Thursday 30th May 2013 – London Village Underground
Sunday June 2nd – Leicester Academy
Monday June 3rd – Oxford Academy
Friday June 7th – Suffolk John Peel Arts Centre

 

Kings of Leon / June and July 2013 English Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 7th November 2012 at 9:00 am
 

Guess all those rehab issues have been sorted. Kings of Leon have announced a series of English arena dates for summer 2013. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday (9 November) at 9 AM, but Gigs and Tours is running a presale starting tomorrow (Thursday 8 November) at 9 AM for their email subscribers.

All these dates are conveniently on weeknights, leading us to believe they will be a fixture on the summer festival circuit next year.

Wednesday 12th June 2013 – London O2 Arena
Thursday 13th June 2013 – London O2 Arena
Monday 24th June 2013 – Manchester Arena
Tuesday 25th June 2013 – Manchester Arena
Tuesday 9th July 2013 – Birmingham LG Arena
Wednesday 10th July 2013 – Birmingham LG Arena

 
 
 

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