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There can be no better way to spend your bank holiday weekend than being at a music festival. We Are Fstvl took place on 28 and 29 May 2016 at Upminster, London bringing a glimpse of British summertime to the Airfield of Dreams.
On a day filled with acts and artists from upcoming to acts to those who have been DJing for decades, the day was predominantly owned by the legendary DJ that is Fatboy Slim. The successful dance producer's career spanning set included reworked tracks such as Praise You. Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim's stage presence kept the audience alive the addition of fire machines, a confetti blaster and smiley face blow up balls all added to the atmosphere.
Track Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat saw the volume turned up playing Calvin Harris' remix of the song whilst 1997 release Renegade Master brought the old school dance to the We are Fstvl attendees. Fatboy Slim's DJ sets leave no song unturned with The Sugarhill Gang's Apache (Jump On It) just one of the many additions. The set marked the end of day one and left the audience with high expectations set for the Sunday.
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We are Fstvl 2016 is set to the biggest line up yet with over 200 acts announced across 16 stages.
The two day festival takes place at the Airfield of Dreams, London on 28-29 May. With too many acts to choose from we have narrowed it down to our top 10 recommendations from the line-up.
No dance festival line up would be the same without mentioning legendary DJ Fatboy Slim. Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim will return to We are Fstvl headlining the main stage on Saturday. Spanning two decades with a back catalogue of hits including -Rockafella Skank, Right Here, Right Now and Praise You a chance to see the producer live is a must.
Continue reading: Top 10 Acts To See At We Are Fstvl 2016
Bringing Ibiza to a field just outside Liverpool, Creamfields was back again, with a plethora of headline disc jockeys, showcasing Creamfields as the powerhouse of UK-electronic festivals. With as many headline acts and big room DJs as Ibiza, the only thing the Daresbury site cannot guarantee is the Mediterranean weather, though after years of being unfortunate to receive bad weather on a biblical scale, it was about time the festival punters fell serendipitously to some great weather.
Everything about the festival now seems augmented, revamped, rejuvenated and seemingly reinvigorated. Both outside stages, the tents, and the brand new 15,000 capacity mega arena seemed to have massively upped the ante, with grade A lighting and theatre to match the quality of the artists orchestrating their crowd below. Whilst stage hopping is very accessible, the frustrating part of Creamfields is down to the embarrassment of riches they portray in the artists they book, which any regular Glastonbury reveller will tell you is the most vexing part of the festival - missing artists you want to see.
Despite being a three-day festival, Saturday is the main attraction, as tents stay open long into the morning, providing that Ibiza like mentality. From 5pm-4am, the choices were overwhelming and this was the crowds' predicament. Annie Mac or Dannie Howard? Above And Beyond or Armin van Buuren? Chemical Brothers, Avicii or Jooris Voorn? Maya Jane Coles, Laidback Luke or Hot since 82? Alesso, Seth Troxler, Pete Tong or Steve Angello? Knife Party or Gorgon City? The set clashes were inevitable, though the positive outcome to this is that the stages never seem chaotically rammed to the extent of ruining the music and atmosphere, like with the Swedish House Mafia in 2011.
Continue reading: Creamfields Festival 2015 Live Review
This year's Ultra Music Festival looks set to be the best ever...and here's why.
Ultra Music Festival 2014 will once again be bringing together the biggest names in EDM in Miami. Alongside big-name DJ's there's also a fantastically diverse range of live acts that are ready to set the party city alight this March. Whether you're a dance music fanatic or favour house or drum and bass, there's something for everyone at this three day spectacular. Phase one and Phase two of the line up have already been announced and our jaws dropped in excitement at some of the big name acts, however, if you're still not convinced here are some reason’s why this year’s Ultra Music Festival looks set to be its biggest and best yet.
Skrillex will debut a new project at Ultra Music Festival
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Continue reading: Ultra Music Festival 2014: Here's Why You Should Head To Miami
The Netherlands' own electronic music festival Mysteryland to make its US debut in 2014 at Woodstock site Bethel Woods.
Mysteryland will return for its 20th consecutive year this weekend (August 24th 2013), but there's more exciting news as it's revealed that next year's event will take place at New York's Bethel Woods - the site of the unforgettable Woodstock 1969!
Mysteryland is the oldest electronic musical in the world and is held every year in the Netherlands - it has come to Floriade in Haarlemmermeer for the past ten years, apart from 2011 where it took to Chile for the first time. This year, though, organisers have decided to reach a different kind of audience by holding the concert on the holy grounds of the most legendary rock festival in history - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. It will debut in the US on Memorial Day weekend from May 23rd - 26th 2014 and we're expecting a memorable line-up to match.
Continue reading: Mysteryland 2014 To Hit Woodstock Site Bethel Woods
Justin Timberlake is looking to reignite interest in Myspace.
A conglomerate led by pop-singer Justin Timberlake announced yesterday the social networking site Myspace will be releasing a new music app available on Android and Apple.
This is the latest attempt by the site to regain users, lost as a result of the rise of Facebook. The failing company, previously owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, was bought by a group of investors led by Timberlake for $35 million in 2011.
The site's re-launch has been targeted at music lovers. This announcement is the latest in a series of features which allow artists and fans to communicate more effectively. According to Timberlake, this was a key feature in his decision to invest in Myspace.
Continue reading: Myspace Music App: Justin Timberlake's Latest Rescue Attempt
Axel Christofer Hedfors, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso - Swedish House Mafia light the Empire State Building yellow and blue, the colors of the Swedish Flag, in honor of their black tie rave charity event - New York City, NY, United States - Thursday 28th February 2013
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Feet are mid-tour and promoting their debut album, and tonight they played Ramsgate Music Hall with support from local band Malpractice.
Famed for performing one of her own songs as her opening gambit on The X Factor, Lucy Spraggan rocked up at the Booking Hall as part of her UK and...
After nearly thirty years since his first solo record Mark Lanegan has just released one of his very best and there's not many artists who can claim...
Listen to their new single 'People Change'.
For the first, and almost certainly last, time Cambridge indie rockers Mallory Knox performed at The Booking Hall in Dover.
'Devour You' is a fantastic follow up to Starcrawler's debut album and represents a move on in terms of sound and, in part, direction.
Salvation Jayne's third birthday bash was a riot of colour and a celebration of a band very much enjoying what they do.
We're feeling the nostalgia this month.