See which four names have recently been added to Bloodstock 2019

As the festive season descends upon us, BLOODSTOCK come bearing gifts – four more bands for 2019!


Saturday’s special guest on the Ronnie James Dio main stage will be none other than thrash titans, ANTHRAX. The band are set to start work on a new studio album in 2019, so maybe we’ll get to hear something new at BOA19!  In the meantime, check out a live version of their classic ‘Madhouse’, taken from their recent live DVD release, ‘Kings Among Scotland’


In a UK exclusive, Norwegian black metal legends DIMMU BORGIR join the bill as BLOODSTOCK’s special guests on Sunday.  After an eight year gap, the group released their tenth studio album, ‘Eonian’ via Nuclear Blast in May.  Investigate the video for ‘Council Of Wolves And Snakes’ from that opus


Adding to the main stage fun on Saturday, are Australian deathcore beasts THY ART IS MURDER.  While the band have four albums, including their most recent, ‘Dear Desolation’ to familiarise yourself with, they tantalisingly just dropped a brand new track on Black Friday.  Listen to ‘Death Perception’ 

Homegrown British act TESSERACT bring their blend of djent and progressive metal to Catton Park on Friday.  Most recently, the band have been traversing Europe with touring buddies Between The Buried And Me.  Watch the video for ‘Juno’, from TESSERACT’s fourth studio album ‘Sonder’

These four bands join the previously announced Friday night headliner, SABATON, Sunday’s bill toppers SCORPIONS, together with CHILDREN OF BODOM, CODE ORANGE, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, METAL CHURCH, SKELETONWITCH, DEATH ANGEL, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE, ELUVEITIE, EVIL SCARECROW, ROSS THE BOSS, GRAND MAGUS, ROTTING CHRIST and HYPOCRISY on the Catton Park stages next August.  Stay tuned for more bands to be announced in the New Year!

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Standard weekend tickets are only available at ‘early bird’ prices (just £132 for four days of metal fun) until 15th December, so pick up yours today at the ticket store to save a few quid while you can –

BLOODSTOCK’s first wave of 2019 Serpents Lair VIP tickets and campervan passes are both now SOLD OUT!  A second wave of VIP, including Deluxe packages (Luxpads, Bellepads, Podpads, etc) and a limited amount of VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased standard weekend tickets) will become available on Monday 17th December at 9am.  For full details click to


You can also subscribe to the BLOODSTOCK e-mailout to get band and news announcements as they happen!  Click through to to sign up.

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019.  Get additional information over at

Nick Mulvey announced as Cambridge Folk Festival guest curator

Cambridge Folk Festival is excited to announce that local lad, Nick Mulvey will be returning to Cambridge in 2019 as the Festival’s guest curator. Responsible for selecting five of his favourite artists to deliver extraordinary sets for the Cherry Hinton crowd, Mulvey’s curation will proudly sit across the line up in August next year.

Beyond his role as guest curator, Mulvey will also take to the main stage for his own performance. He returns to the event that has seen him graduate from emerging talent platform The Den in 2012 through the stages, to sit at the curatorial helm for 2019.


Mulvey says: “As a Cambridge boy born and bred I’m honoured to be the guest curator of next year’s Folk Festival and I’m excited to bring a flavour of the music I love into the mix.”

Mulvey follows 2018’s curator Rhiannon Giddens who excelled in her role this year, introducing acts to the stage, performing three times herself and taking part in debates and Q&As that became defining moments of the festival.


David O’Hara of Cambridge Live hopes that Mulvey’s curation will add to what is shaping up to be another great line up for 2019: “We’re excited that Nick is taking the baton from Rhiannon who did a fantastic job in 2018. His passion, youth and enthusiasm for the extended folk genre will undoubtedly bring some surprise additions to the bill and we look forward to announcing them in due time.”


Raised in Cambridge, Mulvey studied at Chesterton Community College before embarking on his musical career which saw him travel across the globe. Having sold out London’s Royal Albert Hall earlier this year performing as a trio, Nick is currently on an 18-date run at more intimate spaces across the UK and Ireland, including towns that Nick has never previously performed at. These shows bring the evolution of Nick’s touring of his second album, Wake Up Now, on a full circle journey from five-piece, to trio, and now right back to just Nick and his guitar.


Cambridge Folk Festival tickets are on sale from on October 1 2019.

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Beautiful Days Bandstand 2018 – you won’t want to miss this…

For 2018 the Beautiful Days Bandstand team have pulled out all the stops to bring you a weekend full of delicious delights.

Get your ears around this lot and prepare yourself for three days of musical joy.

And remember – if you don’t yet have a ticket there are a smalll number still up for grabs … but not many!

Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer

Now into the second decade of Chap-Hop, Mr.B has released seven albums, toured the world and garnered millions of video views of his musical world which many first dismissed as a joke. HIs oeuvre continues to spread beats, rhymes and manners across a world increasingly in need of it. ‘Hip-Hop comedy genius’- The Telegraph

Davey Malone

“A folk-punk phenomenon, a dark and dodgy dealer in high tragedy, comedy and sparkling morality. He’ll have you laughing, weeping and thinking things you won’t want to mention in polite company. Blending powerful political folk numbers with comic ditties, Davey seizes the crowd’s attention with witty quips and anecdotes of his colourful career. Commanding the stage with charisma and talent both, he delivers entertainment in spades”

The United Stoats of America

The Stoats spotted that tunes like I Gotta A Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas and I Don’t Feel Like Dancing by the Scissor Sisters along with a load of songs by Mary Hopkins, Atomic Kitten, U2, Roberta Flack and Queen are really only rollicking hillbilly tunes that were ruined by being played with the wrong instruments and that artists like Johnny Cash, Jim Reeves and Hank Williams had some great ideas for songs, but didn’t really finish ’em off or play them at the right speed. The Stoats take the essence of bluegrass, rockabilly & skiffle and add some rock solid drumming and a gallon of cider and transform other people songs into something totally unique.
“Quite professional” Melanie Stovell – The British Meat Foundation.
At Guilfest (after flying a plane over the site advertising their appearance) Stoats were spectacularly joined on stage by a shed load of special guests including the Leveller’s sound engineer, a drag artist, 30 fez heads, 2 belly dancers, a bald giant painted in the stars and stripes and a stuffed camel, for one of the most entertaining visual shows of the festival.

Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip

“The best live band I have seen all summer”
BBC 6Music Presenter Gideon Coe
“As mad as a wasp trapped under a pint glass”
BBC 6Music Presenter Shaun Keaveny

How do you describe Mik Artistik’ Ego Trip?, you simply don’t, it’s impossible to sum up the live Ego Trip experience, it has to be witnessed first hand for you to ‘get’ it ~ there’s nothing quite like it.

The three piece from Leeds have a growing national reputation and are proving to be one of the most interesting, unpredictable, and exciting acts on the circuit. They should be on the national health and are a tonic in these troubled times.

Keith Allen has one of the Band’s teapots, John Cooper Clarke called them ‘sensational’, and Glastonbury love them, last year wss their 10th invite back to the Worthy Farm Festival on the trot.

The band say they are influenced by people like Reeves & Mortimer, Half Man Half Biscuit and The Fall but their mix of Rock’n’ Roll & dry West Yorkshire wit is unique.

Medicine Hat

The soundtrack to Easy Rider – in full. Featuring Hammond organ and a Leslie Cabinet. EPIC.

The Cravats

Legendary Dada-fuelled, sax-riddled, bass-laden John Peel favourites from the Midlands who returned last year with the acclaimed LP, ‘Dustbin of Sound’. Sharp suits, frenetic, not normal, somewhat scary with a smile while Mr or Mrs H watch telly. What the hell is going on?

Jake and the Jellyfish

Jake and The Jellyfish are a folk/punk band from Leeds. From very DIY roots they have toured the UK and Europe for 6 years in a beaten up old post van. Having just released their 3rd album ‘Long in Winters’, they’re going from strength to strength, maturing their sound and mixing their energetic, passionate live show with relatable and intimate lyrics.

40 Shillings on the Drum

40 Shillings on the Drum are a folk/punk/ROCK band based in Brighton. They recently rounded off their first UK tour with five shows at Hastings Fat Tuesday festival and are now mid-way through a packed summer schedule including festivals and high-profile shows across England.

With an ever-expanding global fanbase, they have a Spotify presence which recently hit 40,000 monthly listeners – largely due to the international popularity of their debut EP, Beggars Who Believe, which proved a St Patrick’s weekend smash. The band plan to take on the world, one town at a time.

Hush Mozey

With their mix of Ska, Punk and Grunge music which they like to call ‘Drowzy Rock and Roll’, Hush Mozey have been fighting the modern musical mediocrity from within Bristol. Beginning to appear regularly on the the festival circuit (with performances at Y-Not, Truck and Glastonbury under their belts), Hush Mozey have grown a following of sinners and slackers who all share a common love for their new take on Rock and Roll music. Hush Mozey represent modern urban Britain and the new counter-culture of youth.


After a series of successful shows in Hastings – a town increasingly well-known for crafting sophisticated sounds – Someone Anyone is branching out.

The 6-piece band’s energy and passion on stage show they have something special that cannot be cultivated; it seems their hard work has paid off.
Each show is individualised by frontman Harry Osborne’s eccentric character, which is revealed with his comedic one-liners between songs. With a fresh line-up, Osborne will be joined on stage by James Gulliver (Drums), Jamie Thomas (Bass), Lewis Todd (Guitar), Dan McConkey (Saxophone) and Poppy Prescott (Backing Vocals).

The Haystingers

The Haystingers are a 5 piece Hillbilly-Boogie band from, you guessed it, Hastings. The line-up consists of Keith Osborne, (vocals, lap steel, guitar & banjo), Stevie Stone, (vocals & acoustic guitar), Clive Barker, (electric guitar & vocals), Tony O’Leary, (drums & vocals), and Jason Wilson, (double bass). They wear hats, great shirts, and play good ol’ country music to get you dancing and put a smile on your face. It’s Hillbilly- Boogie time!


Sometimes keyboard driven dub and space rock, sometimes long ambient voyages, and at times rhythmic Poetic reflections…Since the band’s inception, the basic concept has remained fairly constant as moods and ideas are gelled into sequenced synthesized passages, which are then torn apart by human interaction, and conjured up on stage.
Sembalance is currently, Bene on Synthesizers, Vocals and Harmonica, Martyn on Guitar and Vocals, Chris on Guitar.

Small Town Jones

“Vulnerable but with scuffed edges to his voice Jones has more in tune with the folk-rock of early John Martyn, whilst questing for hope, love and warmth rather than succumbing to despair and loss” – 4 STARS – Andy Fyfe – Jan 2016 – Q magazine

“Wilco-style tales of lost and lonesome outriders” – Dec 2015 – MOJO

“Songs of unpretentious honesty – like a British Ron Sexsmith” – Dec 2015 – UNCUT

Taya Minchington

Hand-picked from last year’s open mic performers, Taya is a talented 13 year old singer songwriter, whose ability to convert thoughts and emotions into beautiful lyrics belies her young age.
With an amazing voice and guitar skills to match, she regularly performs at venues across Dorset and Hampshire. She will shortly be recording her first E.P.

Some Bloke Called Paul

Every festival needs ‘Some Bloke Called Paul’ to mooch about the site looking dishevelled and scruffy while twisting people’s arms far enough up their backs they can’t refuse to come and see him perform. However, once he hits the stage Paul Coultas is transformed into a gleaming rock god who… [^ahem^ sorry, got carried away there…] anyway, on stage Paul bangs out great songs and is one of those brilliantly engaging performers who keeps the crowd amused as well as musically entertained. Highly recommended!

Buddha Triangle

Freestyle rhymes and sensual vibes covering a range of styles including funk, soul, reggae and hip hop. Buddha Triangle are based in Hastings and have been brought together by the love of jamming and making friendships. Expect high energy dancing, crowd participation and crazy outfits. No gig is ever the same and the sound is constantly evolving so get ready for a mental party!

The 286

The 286 are the UK’s only rock & roll orchestra, crossing guitar riffs with cello and violin solos. The London-based 7 piece create infectious pop/rock driven songs that sound like a collaboration between The Beatles and Beethoven.


Tongue-in-cheek and cheerful festival favourite

10 Bands we want to see at Bloodstock 2019

We know there’s no such thing as too much metal but as Skindred proved beyond any reasonable doubt, a shot of vodka is needed in a session on the beer. if you don’t get what we mean by that crap analogy, we mean some other heavier music might be the injection that BOA wants (not that it needs it of course)

The list below could have easily been much much more but our OCD says 10 sounds a decent amount.

Code Orange

Dead Cross

The Bronx

Zeal and Ardour

Cancer Bats

The Fever 333

Rolo Tomassi

Anti Flag

Every Time I Die

Scars on Broadway

Kendal Calling 2018 Preview – Part One

Kendal Calling 2018

Kendal Calling is one of the UK’s few independent music festival and is held annually.

Starting in 2006, it has grown from a two-day, 900 capacity event to a 25,000 capacity 4-day music festival.

In 2010 Kendal Calling was awarded the Best Small UK Festival Award at the UK Festival Awards, as voted by the public, and won the industry award ‘Best Small Festival’ at the LIVE UK awards in 2011.

As well as a musical lineup, guests can also enjoy four days of art installations, comedy, gourmet food options, children’s entertainment and a real ale festival.

Headlining this year are the mighty indie royalty, The Libertines, popular kids Catfish and the Bottlemen with their anthemic choruses and hip-hop legends Run DMC.

Stay tuned for what bands to watch, what to do and how to do it in part 2 of our Kendal Festival 2018 preview!

Find your way into Boomtown 2018 – and last chance for tickets!

If you are already salivating at the thought of Boomtown 2018 but you are ondering when and how to get on site here is the best and only guide you need…

More importantly perhaps have you noticed the new ‘Boomtown Springs’ camping area…it’s a bit tasty…and your last chance to get a guaranteed ticket to Boomtown 2018…

Boomtown Springs

Welcome to utopia in suburbia, the all new theatrical residential quarter in the heart of the city.

Boomtown Springs Tickets Here.

What is Boomtown Springs?

The last opportunity to guarantee yourself a ticket to this years sold-out show, Boomtown Springs is an immersive theatrical camping experience in the heart of the fair, the likes of which have never been attempted before! A Boomtown Springs ticket provides access to the designated theatrical camping area, and of course, the rest of Boomtown city, as well as some added extras to make life a little bit easier including its own festival entrance, close proximity parking and plenty of space to set up camp.

Boomtown Springs is curated by the award-winning Bearded Kitten, the masterminds behind The Bank, The Opera House and The Gentleman’s Club in previous chapters. With an endless reel of ridiculous ideas, this incredible collective will guide you into a whole new realm of interactive experience!


Residents of the brand new area can choose to pitch their own tent within the spacious Boomtown Springs campsite, be that a well behaved pop-up or a trusted canvas cocoon! Or, for those seeking a bit more comfort in life, there’s an option to book from a range of pre-pitched boutique accomodation for a weekend of ultimate relaxation and fresh faced revelry! All Boomtown Springs residents will have access to flushing toilet facilities across the festival and free posh showers in the campsite


Guests of Boomtown Springs will have access to all standard public areas of the sold out Chapter 10 as well as the handy amenities within the Boomtown Springs residential area including:

  • Free early Wednesday entry
  • The brand new immersive theatrical experience
  • £100 worth of drinks per Springs resident at the secret bars hidden inside the festival
  • The Boomtown Springs ‘mansion’ and ‘pool’ parties
  • Dedicated entrance lane into the city
  • Access to site wide flushing toilets
  • Free posh shower facilities
  • Spacious campground
  • Prime central festival location
  • Free phone charging
  • Exclusive food outlets

Boomtown Springs + Festival Entry tickets are £480 (with 50/50 split payment and £100 deposit options available – to be paid by 4th July)

If you’ve already got a festival entry ticket but are interested in upgrading to Boomtown Springs get in touch with Ticket Sellers via and they’ll be able to help you out! Boomtown Springs access for existing ticket holders is £200 + £7.50 booking fee

Please note accommodation structures are an additional cost.


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Scavengers of the new world roam the rubble of a fallen empire and locate a mysterious energy source rising from the debris…

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Looking good!!

Lewis Copp techno nd house 😴😴

Whoaa!!! Awesome line up!! 😀

This sounds amazing, can't wait!!!

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Annabella Lloyd???

Are you joking me!!! Boomtown you have absolutely delivered this time round!! 👏🏻 👾🍄💙

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Emily Blower four tet

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Carl Cox? Are you having a laugh.... if I wanted creamfields and Ibiza I would go there. Last year for me.

So sick!!!✊

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Hell yes this looks insane 😍😍 !!!!!!

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Liven up your Latitude experience in 2018

OK – so having trawled through the Latitude playlist we’ve come to the informed conclusion that the bookers have been given a brief of trying to put everyone to sleep.

That’s not knocking the bands who are playing…but there is a distinct theme that emerges…and it’s such a laid back one that it’s almost falling over backwards.

So we’ve done a little sifting and shifting and here’s a playlist of 37 artists we think might wake you up – either through energy or ideas…

Grace Savage

Intelligence shines through Grace Savage’s songs. Bass lines are intrinsic and underneath everything there is a sense of meaning. Like a gravity well, she draws you in and takes you somewhere unfathomable.

Nadine Shah

Much-revered and championed by the likes of Billy Bragg, Nadine Shah is a talent with a career trajectory that unlike many of her peers is likely to hit the stratosphere.

David Keenhan

On first impressions David Keenhan might seem like one of  those sleepy acts we have tried to avoid at Latitude. But listen closely and you be drawn into a dark and dystopic world that will open your eyes and find your ears craving more of this exceptional talent.


Now the beat picks up and we’re into the world of pure pop – sharp, spikey, staccato and on fire, Tune-Yards are impassioned and worthy of deeper exploration.

Bethlehem Casuals

Once upon a nevertime a festival takea a punt on a band who are a bit different from the mainstream. A few years back Latitude gave stage=space to Slaves. Guess what, it paid off. This yeat Bethleham Casuals look set to fill those self-same shoes. Can they cut the mustard? You decide?

Belle & Sebastian

OK – so we said we were trying to avoid the chill-out bands. Sorry. This is Belle & Sebastian after all… bear with us and be a part of one of the experiences of the festival…


Thumping, thumping, thumping – Japandroids simply stomp their way through a musical landscape that is increasingly turning into an indistinguishable desert. Bursting like a cactus bloom from the arrid sand they reach for the sky with a sound that may not be completely their own but is none the less 100% authentic.

The Charlatans

Come on team – you have no soul if you don’t put a big red circle around The Charlatans in your festival programme. Not to be missed.

Confidence Man

Uplifting pop like we wish there was more of every day of the week and every day of the month. Let these guys put a smile on your face…

Boy Azooga

OK – here’s that time you get to decide whether the reality lives up to the hype – we sincerely hope you won’t be dissapointed.


Quite simply, James have one of the strongest back-catalogues of any 90s era band still on the circuit. They never fail to send shivers up every spine in the room. Miss them at your peril.

AE Mak

Afrrican rhythms reminiscent of Paul Simon’s Graceland classic hold together a musical tapestry that paints a multi-layered lyrical picture we love. Explore.

Lower Slaughter

Brutal chords explode in a way that might scare the living daylights out of many Latitude festival-goers. Bu t for anyone loooking for raw power – you’ve found it in Lower Slaughter.

Bomba Estero

Quirky and unpretentious, Bomba Estero are incredibly likely to see you twitching your dance… you know what we mean.

Jacob Banks

We almost skipped over Jacob Banks as this taster track took a whike to build – but we pesevered and discovered a song of genuine delight. Close your eyes annd dive in to a songwriter with truly hideen depths.

Joseph J. Jones

Darkly deep and dripping in decay, Joseph J. Jones delights in dragging you though the murky depths of despair. Or maybe he will lift you higher than you’ve ever been lifted before.

Gang of Youths

Oh my – this is something very special. If ‘Let Me Down Easy’ is in any way a marker for the quality of Gang of Youths’ other material we are going to be lifelong friends…

 The Vaccines

OK – you know what’s coming…so get ready and make sure you are down the front where the action is…

The Breeders

Once again, here’s a band from THAT classic guitar-driven era who have never aged and continue to deliver the goods. Dripping with opulence, The Breeders simply exude the spirit of ther time.


Holding fans enraptured since their incptione, Mogwai will forever be a forse to be reckoned with.

Dancing on Tables

Sardonic and understated – Dancing on Tables think before they speak. A perfect example of the power of a lyric that has been allowed to grow organically out of the germ of an idea.

Yellow Days

Depending on your frame of mind Yellow Days will eith leave you running scared or gently tripping into a world of your own imagination…

Grace Petrie

We are unashamed fans of protest-folk. That’s what we love Grace Petrie

…And you will know us by the trail of the dead

Moody and brroding, AYWKUBTTOTD are exactly what you would expect from a band with such a  deliberately divisive name. Prepare to explode.


Slightly psych – Phobophobes have a gothic smell about them but at the same time hold on to a trajectory that takes them into the world of pop. Difficult to sum up – we hope they find a fan base who will nurture their unchallenged talents.

Black Honey

Potential. Potential. Potential. Here’s a band we really think has the potential to grow beyomd their humble beginnings. Evertthing ties together so nicely. But can it hold?

Hak Baker

Modern folk music is exactly what Hak Baker is making. Songs about life in East London. This is the stuffr the future will look back on to define life today.


Oozing potential, LION are sitting on that fence between obscurity and fame. Hundreds of bands have fallen off the radar too soon – will ther be THAT song that cements their place in the ‘made it’ pile?

Parquet Courts

As funky and as friendly as they come, Parquet Courts simply exude everything you ever need to know about what makea a smile happen. See you down the front!

Juanitea Stein

Mellow – but in a very different way to the bulk of Latitude’s offering – Juanita Stein has a quality that belongs back in the late 60s and early 70s hayday of power pop ballads. Today it sounds as fresh as ever and deserves a wider audience.

THe GO! Team

OK – you know you want to – here’s the weekends least gulity pleasure!

Wildwood Kin

Driving folk rhythms underpin lyrics tat would be at home one, two, or three hundred years ago…

Gaffa Tape Sandy

We are sniffing potential here … the guts of a great band are already in place. Gaffa Tape Sandy just need a couple of stick-in-your-head tunes to cement their foundations in the history of rock.

Oscar Jerome

Jazz – funk – a little urban vocalism… Oscar Jerome has a sound that sits comfortably in a party vivb where your guests are all mature and open to something tasty … sounds like Latitude to me!


If you want to know what all the fuss is about here’s 2018’s answer to Slaves… you will like this a lot….


It’s al in the words – and if you are a fan of the way that a concept can be drwan out, expancdd, and explained then you are a fan of Ghostpoet


It’s raw and its raucous – should you write it off? Probably not – but check Hinds out for yourself before you make up your mind…

Do you get our (Continental) Drift?

Continental Drifts presents… 

Continental Drifts is proud to present Around The World In 80 Tunes, at the sold out Lovebox Festival, a musical journey across the the globe with world class DJs showcasing the sounds of Africa to South America, South East Asia to Eastern Europe. Expect the best Global Beats selections with DJs Hiphoppapotamus, Indian Man, Kobayashi and Yaaba Funk + amazing dancers!

14:35 -18:35

On Sunday 15th July, hop on the Vintage Remix Train starting with Electro Blues and pulling up in the No 1 Station of Disco Remix, through soul, electro swing and more. Driven by the Antique Beat Hunters, DJ Chucks from The Correspondents, DJ Chris Tofu and Fizzy Gillespie, with Breakdance and Swing dancers!

16:10 – 19:40

This Friday 13th July, we are travelling over to the beautiful Isle of Wight for Rhythm Tree Festival where we are doing a late night stage takeover  in Jill’s Woods with the incredible Klezmer jump up party starters – Tantz as well as Reggae, Balkan, Cumbia, Swing fusionists – The Bomo Swing! On top of that we have DJ Chris Tofu MBE & Fizzy Gillespie bringing the vibes until the early hours.






Continental Drifts are excited to team up again with Swing & Bass for another Vintage Remix knees up! For our Summer Shindig we’re excited to welcome The After Hours for a round of their boundary pushing 22nd Century Electro Swing, plus support from the almighty Hyde Park Brass & DJs Fizzy Gillespie, Dan de’Lion & Ali Baba. Step inside and see where Bowler Hats meet Bass and Lindy Hop meets Booty Pop!





Calling all Junglist Juniors, Drum and Bass Baby MC’s and Juvenile Ravers. The boomingest welcome, guest kid MCS, expert Under 10 scratchers and vibe merchants. Come and discover our acts in Caravanserai!


Vintage elegance in excelsis, discover the tumbledown awe of a brand-new world. An arcadia of vintage caravans, wurlitzers, object d’art and alchemy, Caravanserai is a cocktail-fuelled hedonists paradise, filled with brain-warping delights, raucous gypsy-bathed madness and fat brass-powered beats, making it an unmissable stop in any party plan.



Continental Drifts brings to you The Carousel and The Hereafter. Immerse yourself in the beauty that is Wilderness Festival, get close to nature and discover your own personal journey.


We need your help…
Very sadly, New York Brass Band (NYBB) have had their van with all their instruments and equipment stolen. We are asking for your help to try and raise as much as possible to help get NYBB their instruments and gear back!

For those of you who don’t know who New York Brass Band are, they are one of the countries finest brass bands and they have brought happiness and joy to thousands of people through the power of music.

To make a donation, CLICK HERE




Cero39 + Kuenta i Tambu + KIOKO

Hootananny Brixton

13th July

Movimientos presents a huge line up featuring two international festival conquering acts and one of the UK’s most exciting new bands for a night of tropical rhythms inspired by the rich music of the Caribbean!

9pm – 3am

Free before 10, £5 after

Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Rd, Greater London, SW2 1DF

Viva Colombia!

Jazz Cafe

20th July

After the sellout 1st edition we’re back to celebrate the golden era sounds of Colombia and the country’s Independence day with some of the finest Colombian musicians around in the shape of Elpidio & Su Alegria Latina and Ensamble Criollo as well as DJ Cal Jader & Carlitos Nino on the decks to recreate a modern colombian Bailoteca with a London twist!

7pm – 11pm

Buy your tickets HERE

The Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden, London, NW1 7PG

Love Carnival with King Coya & Queen Cholas + Kaleema


27th July

Love Carnival returns to East London, this time heading to Redon, bringing more tropical vibes with two very exciting guests from Argentina! The inimitable King Coya & Queen Cholas, along with Kaleema, will be bringing a very special blend of Digital Folklore sounds to East London.

As ever, the Love Carnival familia Cal Jader & Selecta Madmax will be representing the full spectrum of Tropical riddims, Global Bass, Dancehall & Carnival sounds.

10pm – 4am

Buy your tickets HERE

Redon, 289 The Railway Arches, Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9HA

Baiana System + Flavia Coelho + Prince Fatty

Village Underground

31st July

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The Cravats – Dustbin of Sound (album review)

Alongside all the many festival press releases that come our way daily we get a scattering from hopeful PR types trying to get us to review new albums.

Now as a rule we don’t review albums…after all, aren’t they a dying artform in these days of blip-vert culture. An anachronism hanging over us from the days when music really mattered?

But thankfully of course there are still bands out there who have stood the test of time, weathered well, and remember what it means to package up 10 or 12 great songs into one long-playing dollop of listening pleasure.

Welcome The Cravats – and their soon-to-be-released ‘Dustbin of Sound‘ (29 September).

Back in 1977 the band rode the tidal wave of punk.

Today they retain that edge and have carved out a joyous romp that fuses discordant jazz and unconventional song-writing into an unforgettable slab of delirious delight.

In the great tradition of describing music by referencing other music we’d put this somewhere in the middle of a Venn diagram at the point where Otway, Beefheart, and The Bonzos overlap.

Here’s the single they put out in advance of Dustbin of Sound – Jingo Bells

You can see the band live at a string of UK dates coming up over the next few months (hopefully they will add them to their Facebook page so we can share them with you) – and we’ll be angling to get them onto a few more festival stages next year. The world needs to experience this first-hand.

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You can almost hear the bushes scream.

1976 by the looks of it 😏

Stickin' it to the maaaan!

You were nothing without a beard!

Daft Vadar

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