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The GI January Spotify Playlist

Its that time of the month already, everyone bangs their heads together to come up with a selection of music treats for your audible pleasure. The rules are simple – one new favourite and one classic each, creating a genre spanning playlist that goes along way to explaining the daily fight for control of the GI stereo.

December is traditionally a slow month for new music with labels winding down and relying on compilations and greatest hits to earn their Christmas crust, but there are still a few diamonds to be found amongst the snow.

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Merry Christmas!!

With the chocolates in the Get Involved advent calendar down to single figures, and our latest Spotify playlist featuring everyone from The Pogues and Frank Sinatra to East 17 being rinsed, the seasonal vibe is thriving amongst the GI Crew.

With sleigh bells ringing and mulled wine warming, our Christmas Party was a great way to wrap up the year- and actor/comedian extraordinaire Mat Horne from Gavin and Stacey even turned up to be our festive quiz master.

This year has been another fantastic year, particularly at the UK Festival Awards. Our very own Bestival took home the top prize of Best Major Festival while Camp Bestival won Best Family Festival – woo hoo! Equally, a big well done to our clients, RockNess and Snowbombing, who took home Best Line Up and Best European Festival respectively – well deserved wins!!

Also in the past month, we have launched the Shockwaves NME Awards Shows and Tours featuring the likes of Crystal Castles and Magnetic Man through to Carl Barat, Warpaint and Caribou, as well as the line-up for Bestival 2011 which we are ecstatic to announce will be headlined by none-other than The Cure. Joining them will be Brian Wilson, Primal Scream presents Screamadelica Live and Magnetic Man amongst some other belters, and plenty more to be announced very soon.

We have worked with some amazing people this year – that’s you folks! – and we would like to say a massive THANKS to you all. We couldn’t have done it without you so thanks for all the support.

So just before we head off for some festive cheer, we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Scroll down for some of the other stuff we have been up to in the last month, click Read More to check out our shiny new website, and stay in touch because we have some incredibly special stuff lined up for 2011!

Love and kisses from all at Get Involved xxx

Bestival 2011 – First out the gates

If you haven’t already heard our super exciting news then we are very pleased to tell you that The Cure have been announced as this years Saturday headliners for Bestival alongside a stellar list of bands and DJ’s that are just a taste of what’s to come.

A gleeful Rob da Bank said: ‘I’ve spent the last twenty years of my life listening to The Cure and the last five attempting to persuade Robert Smith and the crew to hop on a ferry to our magical Isle. I’m still not sure what we’ve done right but I’m overjoyed that they are coming as Saturday night headliners. Few bands have had such a massive impact on my life (and hairstyles) so I’ll see you down the front!’

Alongside The Cure Rob da Bank also announced that the following would be joining them on the bill:
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