ALTITUDE 2014 DAY TICKETS &
COMEDY GOLD VIP TICKETS
ON SALE NOW
JOHN BISHOP / AL MURRAY
TOMMY TIERNAN / TERRY ALDERTON / NINA CONTI
ANDREW MAXWELL / FRED MACAULAY / PAPPY’S / CRAIG CAMPBELL / DANIEL SLOSS / ZOE LYONS / ROB BECKETT /
ABANDOMAN (MOONROCK BOOMBOX) / ROISIN CONATY /
LUISA OMELIAN (WHAT WOULD BEYONCE DO?) / RAINER HERSCH
BENNY BOOT / JOEL DOMMETT / PAUL MCCAFFREY
DAMIAN CLARK / ALEX EDELMAN / IAN COPPINGER
AND THE INTERNATIONAL IMPROV ALLSTARS
(STEVE FROST, ANDY SMART, IAN COPPINGER & GUESTS)
AUSTRIA’S NO.1 COMEDIAN
Day tickets for this year’s Altitude Comedy Festival are now on sale! Set in Mayrhofen, Austria from March 31st to April 4th 2014 this year’s festival features a veritable who’s who of the comedy world’s top acts and most exciting new stand-ups all performing in venues that give you that up-close and personal feel. From après-ski action to late night laughs, it’s the funniest show on snow, so don’t miss out.
Kicking off this year’s festival, Monday March 31st entertainment sees the Sports Bar at The Strass play host to an Après-ski Show from The International Impro Allstars featuring Steve Frost, Andy Smart, Ian Coppinger and guest. The Gala show at Europahaus will feature Altitude curator and MC for the evening Andrew Maxwell as well as gags aplenty from Tommy Tiernan, Fred MacAulay, Zoe Lyons and Joel Dommett, plus there will be the all-out action Late Show in The Arena at The Strass with a very special guest, plus Alex Edleman, Paul McCaffrey, Benny Boot and MC Damian Clark.
Cornbury have announced their first acts for 2014, and it is another cracking line-up, with more names to come… If you haven’t already got your tickets, grab them now!
With local acts and national treasures, the Cornbury Music Festival is dedicated to creating another year of great live performances sure to entertain you over the three day July weekend. Here’s what you can expect at this year’s festival:
Dream Theater will headline the Saturn Stage on Sunday at Sonisphere this summer, playing alongside the likes of Metallica, Iron Maiden, The Prodigy, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Limp Bizkit and more at the festival.
The prog metal masters are not the only band being added to the bill who are making their Sonisphere debut. Promising an incredible set are Devil You Know. Made up of Killswitch Engage frontman Howard Jones, Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish), John Sankey (Devolved/ ex Divine Heresy, Fear Factory) and Ryan Wombacher (Bleeding Through), the band say: “We are beyond stoked to make Sonisphere our first UK festival! It’s an honour to be playing alongside some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal. What a way to play the UK for the first time.”
Also excited about the line-up they’re joining are Glasgow heavyweights Yashin, with vocalist Harry Radford saying: “It’s like we’ve been put in the middle of our record collections, so many of our heroes in one place, it’s actually ridiculous.” Bringing the country fuzz are Nashville-based, The Cadillac Three who ply the kind of loud and boisterous rock the world’s largest PAs were invented for.
THE CASTAWAYS KEEP ON COMING!
PALOMA FAITH / BASEMENT JAXX /
ARE ALL SET TO TURN UP THE HEAT AT OUR DESERT ISLAND DISCO
The good times keep on rolling at Bestival HQ! Following the amazing news that Chic featuring Nile Rodgers will join OutKast, Foals and Beck as Bestival headliners and our frankly off the hook Port announcement with Sven Väth, Annie Mac Presents, Chase & Status and loads more class DJs, we have news of three brilliant acts bringing their dancing shoes to our Desert Island Disco this September 4th – 7th at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight.
Rob da Bank says: “Desert Island Disco seems to have lit up everyone’s imaginations with its mirrorball and palm tree vibes going down really well. So we though we’d add some disco divas and pure upfront house legends to the bill. Basement Jaxx did us the great honour of headlining the first ever Bestival way back when, so I’m doubly chuffed they’re coming back to tear it up. Paloma played a few years back when she was just starting out and on the eve of her disco inspired album coming out we thought it’d be rude not to. And where do I start with Candi Staton? She may not have played Bestival before but her hits have been caned by DJs over the years. You Got The Love is surely gonna be one of those ‘moments’ at Bestival 2014. See you at the Disco”.
A stunning chanteuse and no mistake, Paloma Faith is the very definition of unique, so we are delighted that she will be joining us on Sunday night in the Big Top to close this year’s Bestival. With a brand new album, A Perfect Contradiction, due for release imminently, Paloma’s disco credentials are just about as good as they come and with her well know penchant for dressing up, she’s the perfect fit for a sassy climax to our Desert Island Disco. Watch Paloma announcing her Bestival appearance here.
Commenting on her Bestival appearance, Paloma Faith said: “Bestival is the best festival because everyone gets dressed up and I will be too, dressing my band up… It’s so perfect that I should be invited to play at this festival this year because my new album, which is called A Perfect Contradiction, was all influenced by the history of soul music, particularly disco. So, I was listening to artists like Candi Staton, Prince, Chaka Khan, Gloria Gaynor, all of those types of artists, Parliament, Funkadelic, the lot… It is my favourite festival without a doubt, I’m so excited, see you there!”
LISTENERS LISTEN ‘CAUSE THIS HERE IS WISDOM
DE LA SOUL
HEADLINE SATURDAY NIGHT
AT CAMP BESTIVAL!
CAMPING PLUS IS ABOUT TO SELL OUT –
SO DON’T MISS OUT!
Winner of the UK Festival Awards Best Family Festival 2013, Camp Bestival is without a doubt the greatest family show on earth! With a veritable feast of funambulists, including the likes of the legendary Mr Tumble, Horrible Histories, Ben & Holly (Live), Basement Jaxx, James, Johnny Marr, Laura Mvula, Boy George & Marc Vedo, David Rodigan and many more lined up to bowl you over and bedazzle one and all this coming July 31st to August 3rd at Lulworth Castle, our festi-holiday heaven is about to get even funkier as we reveal our Saturday night headliners!
Ringmaster in chief Rob da Bank says: “De la Soul have soundtracked my life for the past 25 years since the dayglo hippy daisy age glory of 3 Feet High and Rising first found its way onto my first plastic turntable. I’ve seen them loads of times since then and they are just one of the best party acts imaginable. Camp Bestival is gonna be a very, very fun place on Saturday night!”
LET’S GET SHIPWRECKED!
THE PORT RETURNS!
SVEN VÄTH / DAMIAN LAZARUS / EATS EVERYTHING /
BOYS NOIZE / BELLA SARRIS /
SOUTH LONDON ORDNANCE / ROB DA BANK
ANNIE MAC PRESENTS: ANNIE MAC / GREEN VELVET /
1-800 DINOSAUR / ROUTE94 / BICEP / RICHY AHMED /
KRYSTAL KLEAR / MONKI
CHASE AND STATUS (DJ SET) /
RAM RECORDS PRESENTS: ANDY C, WILKINSON,
LOADSTAR + MCS – 2SHY, ADAPT, JAKES / JAGUAR SKILLS
GORGON CITY / DUSKY / KAYTRANADA / ÂME / DENSE & PIKA
Anyone who was aboard HMS Bestival last year won’t have failed to notice the maritime magnificence of The Port. A mind-expanding, oceanic vision, nestled near the Ambient Forest, The Port was unquestionably one of the highlights of 2013 that not only captured the imagination of all you lucky Bestivalites but completely dazzled all the DJs, too.
Featuring a landlocked harbour and the good ship HMS Bestival as its centrepiece, it was nothing short of stunning; the beating heart that powered a hedonistic weekend of pure partying, with proper Funktion One cannons blasting the goodness from incredible DJs, all with an added array of brain-melting spectacles, astonishing aerial displays and insane pyrotechnics. Now, with our Desert Island Disco rocking all tribes, The Port is back to blow you away with another staggering line-up of cool castaways and sublime selectors. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get shipwrecked!
Midlake and Bruno Major for Saturday 12th July at BST Hyde Park
Midlake and Bruno Major are set to join headliner Neil Young and Crazy Horse on Saturday 12th July, joining an already stellar line up including: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The National, Tom Odell, Caitlin Rose, Phosphorescent, Ethan Johns, Half Moon Run, Lucy Rose, Flyte, The Webb Sisters, Jack Savoretti,To Kill A King and Hero Fisher.
We now have almost half the line-up for Sonisphere 2014 with the likes of guitar legend Wilko Johnson, doom pyschadelic metal masters Electric Wizard, rap-rock outfit Dog Eat Dog and more joining already announced acts such asThe Prodigy, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Deftones and Limp Bizkit.
Dog Eat Dog will be playing their debut album, All Boro Kings, in its entirety, saying: “We look forward to partying with everyone like it was 1994!”
While Knebworth celebrates its 40th anniversary as a rock venue, Pittsburg punk rockers ANTI-FLAG are celebrating their 20th anniversary this summer, saying: “Anti-Flag is always searching out new places to play. Sonisphere is a new forum for us to discuss that we are a band that stands against racism, sexism, homophobia and cynicism.”
CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS
DESERT ISLAND DISCO FINALE
Following his important intergalactic funk mission showing those Daft Punk Robots exactly how to party, our fabled dancefloor-filling hero returns to earthly realms. Picking up three Grammys and a BRIT on his way, he wipes the space dust from his trademark white suit, picks up his legendary six-string hit-maker, and descends majestically to the Isle of Wight. The call goes out from the Bestival crew, the King of Funk has arrived, Nile Rodgers is here and the Desert Island Disco is GO!
Rob da Bank says: “Ever since I first booked Chic and Nile for Bestival a few years back they have hands down been the best live band we’ve ever had at Bestival and Camp Bestival. And once people start realising how many hits Nile has written and produced for artists ranging from Madonna and David Bowie through to Daft Punk’s Get Lucky you realise this is just one huge disco jukebox that is gonna keep firing out the hits all night! I’m over the moon that Nile and the crew are going to wrap up our Desert Island Disco Finale with a damn funky, glittery bang. Everybody Dance!”