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Bestival’s Sunday Headliner

MISSY ANNOUNCE NO FLARETHIS IS NOT A TEST! OUR SUNDAY NIGHT HEADLINER REVEALED

MISSY ELLIOTT

GETS HER ISLAND FREAK ON

(EUROPEAN FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE) 

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She’s the best around with the crazy style and her music makes us lose control, so we’re unutterably excited to announce that the incredible Missy Elliott will be headlining Sunday night at our Summer of Love in a European festival exclusive. One of the greatest artists of all time, and a true musical innovator, we couldn’t be more ecstatic that she’s coming to Robin Hill for her first UK show in nine years, and what is destined to be one of the most epic Bestival finales of all time. Ever.

Commenting on her headline appearance, Missy Elliott said: “I’m very excited to be performing at Bestival this year! I can’t wait to see all my fans I haven’t seen in some time… new ones and my day one fans! We are gonna have a blast together! Bring your dancing outfits and kicks!”

Bestival b-boy Rob da Bank says: “So, putting the final pieces together for the world’s most intricate jigsaw puzzle that is Bestival, I’m mighty proud to announce our Sunday headliner Missy Elliott. Needing no introduction Missy is the epitome of hip-hop royalty, the first lady of party-starting club bangers and a downright legend. I cannot wait to watch the most successful female rap artist ever to Work It at Bestival 2015!”

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Get Involved Presents Music Fridays

MoreLondonPoster_Friday5thJuneMORE LONDON FREE FESTIVAL 2015  

FREE OUTDOOR MUSIC SEASON PRESENTED BY GET INVOLVED ON LONDON’S RIVERSIDE

Every summer More London presents a free outdoor festival in the inimitable setting of its riverside amphitheatre, The Scoop at More London. This year’s Free Music season (3-26 June) sees a range of up and coming and established performers entertain festival-goers against the backdrop of the London skyline.

This year’s music programme packs a serious punch, with Get Involved on board as music programmers- the team behind Bestival and many other stand-out music events have hand picked some of the UK’s most exciting young performers for this year’s More London Free Festival music season.

The afternoon sessions are laid-back and acoustic, regaling the lunchtime audience with an array of genres and styles, from the 8-piece indie pop band We Used to Make Things to the classically trained beatboxer Bellatrix. Artists will perform at the Free Festival’s resident foodie haven, The London Riviera, so that festival-goers can savour the delicious tastes of the new pop-up while enjoying the music.

Music Fridays at the Scoop are on the 5th, 19th and 26th June, as the volume is turned up and the weekend begins. Get Involved will present the eclectic sounds of Arthur Lea’s Bootleg Brass as well as the spoken word show Tongue Fu and the Bristol-born rapper, poet and musician Dizraeli. Rob da Bank’s record label Sunday Best, will follow with the much-loved trio Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, performing with the duo Xylaroo. Closing the music season is an evening curated by Soho Radio and featuring the British soul singer Omar and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee.

Other highlights throughout Free Music season include:

Magic Lantern, the musical moniker of Jamie Doe who has been described as “something very special” by 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne.

Camillo Menjura, the Colombian guitarist and singer who was awarded with the Latin UK Awards Musician of the Year in 2014.

Stick in the Wheel, the London folk band who are winning numerous awards and “reinventing folk music” according to fRoots magazine.

Natalie Shay, the 16 year old who has won the London Music Award for Best Undiscovered Talent and supported acts including Hudson Taylor.

The 13th More London Free Festival at The Scoop also features Sports screenings (29 June- 26 July), Free Theatre (5-30 August) and Free Film season (2-24 September 2015).

No tickets required, no need to book – just turn up and enjoy the show. Cushions are available for hire and you are welcome to bring your own food and drink (but no glass please).

For more information and full listings, visit www.morelondon.com/events

 

Follow the More London Free Festival on Facebook.com/ScoopMoreLondon and

on Twitter @ScoopMoreLondon #morelondon

 

The Scoop at More London, More London Riverside, London SE1 2DB

Situated between HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge on the South Bank of the Thames

 

For more press information and visuals, please contact:

Stephanie Knox at Margaret_ /steph@margaretlondon.com 020 7923 2861

 

2015 FREE MUSIC SEASON – listings

3rd June: 12:30-14:00 Camillo Menjura

4th June: 12.30 – 14:00 The Magic Lantern

5th June: 12.30 – 14.00 Rex Domino

5th June: 18:00-21:00 Music Fridays presented by Get Involved featuring Arthur Lea’s Bootleg Brass, Tongue Fu & Dizraeli

17th June: 12.30-14.00 Arthur Lea

18th June: 12.30-14.00 Bellatrix

19th June: 12.30-14.00 We Used to Make Things

19th June: 18:00-21:00 Music Fridays presented by Sunday Best presents Kitty, Daisy and Lewis and Xylaroo

24th June: 12.30-14.00 Stick In The Wheel

24th June: 12.30-14.00 Natalie Shay

26th June: 12.30-14.00 Royal Organ Duo

26th June: 18.00-21.00 Music Fridays presented by Soho Radio featuring Omar and Shawn Lee

 

 

 

Invaders of the Future at Bestival

Bestival_InvadersoftheFuture_announceINVADERS OF THE FUTURE LINE-UP REVEALED

 ALL THIS NOISE / BEARCUBS / BOXED IN / CHAMPS / CLARENCE CLARITY / EAGULLS / EAVES / EIGHTEEN NIGHTMARES AT THE LUX / EKKAH / FORMATION / GIRLPOOL / GRACELAND / HONEYBLOOD / HONNE / JAGAARA / JJ HODARI / KATE SIMKO & LONDON ELECTRONIC ORCHESTRA / KIKO BUN / KIMBERLY ANNE / LA PRIEST / LIA:LIFE IMITATES ART / LAURA MOODY / LION BABE / MURA MUSA / PALACE / PLASTIC MERMAIDS / POLAR MAPS / RATBOY / REAL LIES / SECAINA HUDSON / SHELTER POINT / SKINNY GIRL DIET / SOAK / STORMZY / THE BOHICAS / THE SKINTS / THE SLOW SHOW / THOMSTON / TO KILL A KING / WALKING ON CARS / WILD SMILES

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The very lifeblood of Bestival is new music. A passion that runs deep within the entire Bestival team, our head honcho Rob da Bank’s knack for spotting the most exciting new bands known to humanity is legendary, and has seen Bestival history littered with debut, or very early, festival appearances by some of what are now the world’s biggest acts. These days cunningly entitled the Invaders of the Future Stage, our new music mecca is where you need to be this September 10-13 at Robin Hill, if you want to see the next big thing before they become stadium-filling mega-stars.

A very modern Rob da Bank says: “OK, so this has to be my favourite stage at Bestival. It’s the beating heart of what Bestival is about – breaking new talent and exposing the undercard. It takes me about six months to book, on and off, wondering who the next wave of breaking bands are going to be, and trying to get the right mix of electronic, folk, soul and indie, dub and grime… and already I can see loads of these acts being on much bigger stages next year. Everyone from Ed Sheeran and Alt-J to Kate Tempest have played early gigs on this stage. So, from the wildly different sounds of Ratboy and Lion Babe, to The Skints, Clarence Clarity and the Island’s very own Plastic Mermaids, I promise you, this is the sound of the future”. Read more

Corona Sunsets to Return

Corona_Sunsets_onlineposter_A1_onlineversionCorona SunSets to return to Weston Super-Mare

Clean Bandit announced to headline with Early Bird tickets now on-sale*

(UK – 4th June, 2015) – After a triumphant debut, Corona SunSets will be making its way back to the stunning shores of Weston-Super-Mare on the 11th July. This next edition will see chart toppers Clean Bandit headlining the beach-fronted festival with a whole host of amazing electronic acts to be announced soon.

The Crown Stage will be hosted by a combination of Bristol’s finest Party Starters, Motion, Team Love and The Blast promising to bring some of their favourite acts to the stage to continue into the night.

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Caravanserai back at Camp Bestival!

cb15 caravanserai announceTHE RETURN OF A RAMSHACKLE JOY:

CARAVANSERAI IS BACK AT CAMP BESTIVAL!

LIVE:

BALKANOES / BLACK KAT BOPPERS / BRASSTERMIND / DUTTY MOONSHINE BIG BAND / FISHWIFE’S BROADSIDE / GYPSIES OF BOHEMIA / HENRY NURSE & GARY WILLIAMS / IMMIGRANT SWING / PACHANGO / STOMPING DAVE / TANTZ / TEMPLE FUNK COLLECTIVE / THE MEN THAT WILL NOT BE BLAMED FOR NOTHING / THE SWAMPTRUCK GOODTIME BAND / THRILL COLLINS / TOM KORNI – ‘THE ONE BOY BAND’

DJs:

DJ 78 / AUNTIE MAUREEN / DJ CHRIS TOFU – VINTAGE REMIX / DARREN HARTE / DR SID / FLUTTER AND WOW / DJ GG / GREG’S GREATS 78s / JULES BUSHELL / LIL’ MISS LONESOME / NICK HOLLYWOOD – KING OF LOUNGE REMIX / NOT SAFFRON / PENNY METAL / THE SHELLAC COLLECTIVE / TONY TUNES

PLUS:

HATS OFF TO LAUREL AND HARDY

Back by popular demand, we’re delighted to announce the return of Caravanserai to Camp Bestival this year. A ramshackle run of vintage caravans and fair rides, converted by long-term Camp Bestival collaborator Monsieur Bateman into a uniquely enchanting bar and sideshow stage, Caravanserai is filled with exotic gewgaws and intriguing frippery. Encompassing Pig’s Big Ballroom’s usual melange of authentic flappers’ fare and mixing it up with steam-punk-powered, brass-infused electro swing bonhomie, it’s the place to go wild and grab some cocktail treats while you kick back and enjoy the floor-filling gypsy-fuelled vintage beats.

Rob da Bank says: “Caravanserai is incredible. What a concept, and beautifully executed – a ring of madcap caravans sawn, welded and shaped into a lovely homespun venue populated by all our favourite freaks and oddballs, powered by a soundtrack of electro swing, world vibes, folk and sounds from another era. It’s just the place to start your day or finish your night at Camp. See you at the bar”. Read more

Feast Collective back at Camp Bestival

Feast Collective CBTHE FEAST COLLECTIVE RETURNS TO CAMP BESTIVAL

 FEAST COLLECTIVE AMBASSADORS:

MARTIN MORALES (CEVICHE) / STEVEN LAMB (RIVER COTTAGE) / JO INGLEBY – (BBC COOK OF THE YEAR)

WITH OUR HOST:

DJ BBQ

FEATURING FEASTING DELIGHTS FROM:

BIBLOS / THE CAKE SHOP BAKERY / CARAVAN COFFEE / THE CAULDRON / DORSHI /HAPPY MAKI / THE KNACKERED MOTHER’S WINE CLUB / KORRITO / LE RAC SHACK / MELROSE + MORGAN / MILGI / S’JUICE ME / SEADOG / SHRIMPY / THE THOROUGHLY WILD MEAT CO. / ZOE’S GHANA KITCHEN

PLUS FANTASTIC SUPPER CLUB:

CUISINE+COLOUR  

AND DEMONSTRATIONS FROM:

HANGFIRE SMOKEHOUSE / STEVEN LAMB / MARTIN MORALES / JO INGLEBY / NICK WESTON

Food fanatics rejoice, last year’s gastronomic smash hit, The Feast Collective, is back at Camp Bestival once again, with myriad morsels of utterly piquant pleasure from some of the country’s finest eateries, helping us to create what we think is the ultimate taste-fest. Food has always been a leading light in the Camp Bestival line-up and with this year’s selection of artisan food producers, speciality chefs and street food gurus, plus a pop-up supper club and glorious food demonstrations, it will be an unmissable attraction for all your indulgent culinary needs.

This year’s Feast Collective Ambassadors, encouraging everyone to get stuck in to the wild flavours and innovative foods, include the man behind Ceviche, chef, restaurateur, Sunday Times Cookbook of the Year author and music producer Martin Morales who said: “Everyone can start small, and organic growth is the best way forward for a new food or drinks idea. That way can you experiment, gain fans and feel success in short but beautiful bursts. The Feast Collective aims to do just that, and I am very proud to be able to help and support them. By giving the opportunity to a carefully chosen group of food & drinks rising stars, everyone can enjoy this special moment created by independent, passionate, visionary and dynamic chefs and drinks people who are just starting out”. Read more

Even More for Bestival

Even More ActsEVEN MORE ACTS JOIN OUR SUMMER OF LOVE  

WILEY / SKEPTA / RONI SIZE REPRAZENT (LIVE) / DRENGE / JAGUAR SKILLS / DJ YODA PRESENTS: BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS / KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS / GABRIELLE APLIN / DUB PISTOLS / KERO KERO BONITO / DINOSAUR PILE-UP / DODGY / LLOYD YATES / SEAFRET / XOCKHA / YRSLF

Plus To Me, To You Behaviour From The Legendary:

CHUCKLE BROTHERS  

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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”. Read more

LMA Performers Announced

LMA PerformersThe London Music Awards Announce This Year’s Performers

The Cast of Sunny Afternoon / Laura Doggett / Ibibio Sound Machine / Belle Chen /  NYJO London conducted by Phil Meadows

The Mayor’s Music Fund is delighted to announce the acts that will perform at this year’s London Music Awards. Reflecting the capital’s wealth of talent, and the achievements of its aspiring young musicians, rising stars and legendary performers, each act highlights London’s rich musical diversity.

Commenting on the performers Mayor’s Music Fund Chief Executive, Ginny Greenwood, said: “What makes the London Music Awards stand out in a crowded market of awards events is that it showcases talent across many music genres and many decades. The musicians performing at this year’s event are no exception – from 10-70 years old they span pop & rock, dance & electronica, jazz and classical – a true reflection of the London music scene”. Read more

Bestival Kaleidoscope Stage

kaleidoscope-stage-01BRAND NEW FOR OUR SUMMER OF LOVE

THE KALEIDOSCOPE

A STEPPING STONE TO COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS  

LIVE MUSIC LOVE-INS:

47SOUL / ALICE JEMIMA / ANDY VOTEL PRESENTS TWISTED NERVE / BADOW / COCO AND THE BUTTERFIELDS / ESTHER JOY LANE / FICKLE FRIENDS / FLIGHT BRIGADE / GALLOWS GHOST / GECKO / GOLDRAY / L.A SALAMI / LAZLO / LAUCAN / LUCKY ELEPHANT / MISPERS / PORT ISLA / SAMUEL WALWYN / SHANTY / SOLKO / SOLAR BEARS / THE EPHEMERALS / THE FONTANAS / WILL VARLEY / XYLAROO

AMBIENT FOREST & WONKY DISCO DJs:

APIENTO / BALEARIC GABBA SOUNDSYSTEM / CHRIS COCO / DANNY WHITEHEAD /DAVE SEAMAN / FLYING WHITE DOTS / MOJO FILTER / NICK WARREN / OLAF STUUT / PAUL GODFREY (MORCHEEBA) PETE GOODING / PHIL DOCKERTY / PHIL MISON / PHIL SOUTH / STEVE COBBY / STILL:LIFE / THYTHE / TOM MISCH   

MORNING CHAKRA SHAKE-DOWNS WITH SESSIONS BY FRAME:

BOXFIT / 80s AEROBICS / DANCEFIT / JANE FONDA TRIBUTE /DYNAMIC STRETCH / ASS & ABS / GET LEGGY / YOGA-LATES / HIP-HOP AEROBICS

 PLUS:

ACROYOGADANCE 

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Our brand new arena, Slow Motion, is all about taking the festival experience to a whole new plane, creating a festival within a festival dedicated to connecting mind and body. As part of that trip we’re super-excited about our brand new psychotropic stage attraction, The Kaleidoscope. Featuring energising morning pursuits, pastoral musical vibes by day, wonky disco joys into the night and rapturous bespoke animations to amuse the mind’s eye, the Kaleidoscope stage will add a whole new dimension to Bestival’s bag this 10-13 September at Robin Hill Country Park.

Summer lover Rob da Bank says: “I’m more excited about our new Slow Motion festival within a festival than I have been about a new area at Bestival for years. Add to that the fact that Mrs da Bank has invented a new, insanely cool audio-visual stage called The Kaleidoscope, and I’m ready to pop… The Kaleidoscope will be populated by a mix of the best ambient, electronica and chill-out DJs known to man, offset by folk, soul, psychedelia and new wave electronic rhythms. Prepare to get horizontal and vertical all at the same time…” Read more