Fatboy Writes Imelda Musical

Dance impresario FATBOY SLIM is collaborating with TALKING HEADS star DAVID BYRNE to create a groundbreaking disco musical about IMELDA MARCOS, the wife of deposed Filipino dictator FERDINAND MARCOS.

The PRAISE YOU hitmaker, real name NORMAN COOK, is keen to honour the shoe-obsessed icon, who famously adored New York's decadent club STUDIO 54 and even had a dance floor in her home.

The show is titled HERE LIES LOVE and is set to premiere at the Adelaide Festival in Australia next year before transferring to the UK.


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10 Acts You Had No Idea Were Playing Glastonbury 4254560 News

Part of Glastonbury’s enduring reputation is its propensity for composing a line-up that is extensive that a wealth of acts will pass by unnoticed. We’ve sieved through the thousands of acts who will be making the trip to Worthy Farm to highlight ten acts whose inclusion in the festival bill may surprise many. Sifting through the lower rungs of the bill uncovers a slew of rising stars and forgotten flames, those who are on the ascension to the upper levels of cultural recognition as well as those whose days of glory are far behind them.

Metallica James HetfieldMetallica will be this years most controversial performers. Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Frazer Harrison

Beyond the endless stretch of humans eyeing up the pyramid stage with binoculars are copious tents and smaller stages which host a myriad of curiosities, from fading pop stars regurgitating their hit songs for the umpteenth time to all manner of odd theatrics, spoken word performances, comedians, circus performances and Happy Monday’s hype-man Bez, who has this year been granted his very own ‘Acid House’ stage. Here then, are ten acts who to varying degrees will surprise festival goers with their very presence at the culturally sacred Somerset site: 

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis BextorSophie Ellis-Bextor will play hits from the early noughties plus brand new material. Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Stuart C. Wilson

Despite peaking commercially in the early noughties with a string of hits including “Murder On The Dancefloor” and “Take Me Home”, the 35 year-old singer has maintained a steady career, releasing five albums since 2001. A slew of support slots to superstars including the likes of George Michael, Take That, Pet Shop Boys and Erasure have endowed Ellis-Bextor with somewhat of an ancillary status among the UK pop-star contingent. Nevertheless, she soldiers on and her continued efforts have been rewarded with an appearance at this year’s Glastonbury, playing the cosy confines of the Avalon Stage. Passing punters will surely be drawn into the tent once they hear the unmistakeable strains of Ellis-Bextor’s early hits, whilst her newer and rather idiosyncratic take on pop will keep the crowd interested between the big numbers. 

Speech Debelle

Speech DebelleSpeech Debelle hasn't been disheartened by the lack of success after her Mercury Prize win. Photo: Speech Debelle, Credit: Ian Gavan

Remember Speech Debelle? The London rapper who bucked the trend of Mercury Award winners by fading into relative obscurity just weeks after what should have been her most momentous and career-defining accolade? Elbow, fellow recipients of the Mercury Prize, saw the sales of their album The Seldom Seen Kid skyrocket after their win and they are now sub-headlining the Friday night Pyramid Stage slot underneath Arcade Fire. Yet Speech has not been perturbed by the public’s snub of her work, and the hip-hop songstress has since built up a truly brilliant body of work that provides a uniquely English take on standard American hip-hop tropes. She may be remembered by most for her 15 minutes of fame, but Debelle is a truly exuberant artist in her own right. Witnesses to her Glastonbury performance, her first since 2009, will be rewarded by her languid and conversational flow and light and airy production.

Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim
The veteran DJ makes a more low profile return to the festival than in past years. Photo: getty Images, Credit: Samir Hussein

Once a member of the DJ-ing elite, Fatboy Slim, the moniker adopted by Norman Cook, has slid from the hierarchy of electronica as new styles and younger talent reinvigorate the genre into new avenues of hedonistic expression. At 50 years-old, Fatboy Slim qualifies as a heritage act among DJ circles, yet for punters who are searching for a bout of nostalgic electronica and late nineties throwbacks, head to the Silver Hayes stage to see Cook’s headline set as he proves to the youngsters he still possesses those mixing skills to pay his copious bills.

More: Fatboy Slim's Old Band The Housemartins Set Reunion Criteria

Ms. Dynamite

Ms Dynamite
Miss Dynamite is readying a new album and will preview new material at Glastonbury. Photo: getty Images, Credit: Tony Wooliscroft

Another artist certain to attract festival-goers for the sole purpose of grooving to early noughties throwbacks, Ms. Dynamite made her name amongst the UK’s burgeoning ‘garage’ scene. She scored a small array of hits with the likes of “It Takes More”, “Judgement Day” and “Put Him Out” but is surely most recognisable from the chart-slaying 2002 single “Dy-Na-Mi-Tee”. Her inclusion will certainly come as a surprise to many people who would understandably believe her to have vanished somewhere around 2005 yet she has made a recent return to the music biz as a vocalist on the DJ Fresh Versus Jay Fray track “Dibby Dobby Sound” which counts as Ms. Dynamite’s highest-charting single, scoring first position on the UK indie chart. Her Glasto performance will be a celebration of old hits as well as a display of new material that may just act as a precursor the vocalist’s return to the forefront of UK pop.

Keith Allen

Keith Allen
Keith's daughter Lilly will be receiving much higher billing than her father. [Photo: Getty Images, Credit, Ian Gowan]

Erstwhile acting hoodlum and near-enough British institution, multi-talented maestro Keith Allen will make an appearance at small Rabbit Hole stage during the very early hours of Friday morning, before the festival begins in earnest. Daughter Lilly Allen, who will be appearing on the Pyramid Stage, recently revealed that her father will be bringing a hot tub along to the site, although whether punters will be allowed to have a dip with Keith is yet to be seen. The Allen clan are regular attendees at the event, with Keith first taking his daughter to the festival when she was only six-weeks old. His set, for those determined enough to seek out the tiny stage, promises to be a rollicking performance from the iconic funnyman and personality.

 The English National Ballet

English national Ballet
English National Ballet will perform at Glastonbury [Photo: getty Images, Credit: Ian Gowan]

Glastonbury is synonymous with a number of things- mud, copious drugs, hippies, Billy Bragg and the middle-classes. But this year Glastonbury will be spreading its ever open-minded gaze towards ballet, with members of the English National Ballet performing as the first act on Sunday’s pyramid stage line-up. What could be better to soothe several days of continuous drinking, narcotics abuse and sleep deprivation than a bout of high-brow dancing before another day of inebriation?

Next page: more acts you never knew were playing Glastonbury

Blondie

BlondieBlondie will bring the party with a hit-filled set. Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Jamie McCarthy

Getting the party started early on Friday is 80’s New York superstars Blondie, who, despite their advancing years, will surely enrapture early-risers with hit after hit. Their billing is superbly placed, and it allows the festival to start on a high note of mass sing-alongs to such universally renowned smash-hits as “Heart Of Glass”, “Call Me” and “Atomic”. Having recently been inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006, the New Waver’s are now of legendary status, but their relatively low billing may be missed by those who fail to scan the line-up with any particular thoroughness.

More: Debbie Harry Urges Miley Cyrus To Keep Breaking Boundaries

Yoko Ono And The Plastic Ono Band

 Yoko Ono
Glastonbury will this year be graced with a rare performance from Yoko Ono and her band. Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Kevin Winter

Formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the wake of the Beatles break-up, the Plastic Ono Band produced an array of truly innovative albums in the 1970’s and will pitch up on the Park Stage to regale audiences with their experimental weirdness. Yoko Ono, who is now 81 years-old, will helm the group and guide the Plastic Ono band through the coveted evening slot. Punters will also have the opportunity to place their wishes into Yoko’s wish tree. No, that’s not a crass euphemism, but an ancient oak tree in the Green Kids Field where people can attach their most personal or universal wishes to the tree in the hope that it will be granted by the Japanese artist, musician and activist. 

More: Paul McCartney And Yoko Ono Join Forces To Fight Fracking

 The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Brian Jonestown Massacre
Anton Newcombe and the Brian Jonestown Massacre will be hitting Glastonbury. Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Justin Renney

Known as much for their music as they are for being the subject of the documentary Dig! Which drew huge acclaim for its unabashed portrayal of the hugely prolific group in their love-hate relationship with fellow psychedelic rockers The Dandy Warhols. What’s more, the group are infamous for on-stage punch-ups and arguments between band members that have seen past concerts conclude with all out brawls. Fans of that coveted sixties sound will be right at home with the BJM and their pastiche of various sixties genres interspersed with some truly mind-boggling experimentation. A set not to be missed.

MGMT

MGMT
MGMT have dropped their pop discretions and now produce truly discombobulating psychedelic rock. Photo: getty Images, credit: Kevin Winter

 Having consciously shed many of the fans who wanted the band to pump out a load of psych-pop tunes in the vein of “Kids” and “Electric Feel”, MGMT have dropped out of the mainstream yet expanded their sound to become an audio-visual feast for true music fans. Headlining the John Peel Stage, MGMT’s set will be a kaleidoscopic adventure through otherworldly sounds and textures so festival goers should be sure to frequent the Magic Circle before their set to stock up on items to enhance the experience. Despite the band not having a hit single for several years, their musical and conceptual audacity leaves the oddball duo fully deserving of the headline slot.

Part of Glastonbury’s enduring reputation is its propensity for composing a line-up that is extensive that a wealth of acts will pass by unnoticed. We’ve sieved through the thousands of acts who will be making the trip to Worthy Farm to highlight ten acts whose inclusion in the festival bill may surprise many. Sifting through the lower rungs of the bill uncovers a slew of rising stars and forgotten flames, those who are on the ascension to the upper levels of cultural recognition as well as those whose days of glory are far behind them.

Metallica James HetfieldMetallica will be this years most controversial performers. Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Frazer Harrison

Beyond the endless stretch of humans eyeing up the pyramid stage with binoculars are copious tents and smaller stages which host a myriad of curiosities, from fading pop stars regurgitating their hit songs for the umpteenth time to all manner of odd theatrics, spoken word performances, comedians, circus performances and Happy Monday’s hype-man Bez, who has this year been granted his very own ‘Acid House’ stage. Here then, are ten acts who to varying degrees will surprise festival goers with their very presence at the culturally sacred Somerset site: 

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis BextorSophie Ellis-Bextor will play hits from the early noughties plus brand new material. Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Stuart C. Wilson

Despite peaking commercially in the early noughties with a string of hits including “Murder On The Dancefloor” and “Take Me Home”, the 35 year-old singer has maintained a steady career, releasing five albums since 2001. A slew of support slots to superstars including the likes of George Michael, Take That, Pet Shop Boys and Erasure have endowed Ellis-Bextor with somewhat of an ancillary status among the UK pop-star contingent. Nevertheless, she soldiers on and her continued efforts have been rewarded with an appearance at this year’s Glastonbury, playing the cosy confines of the Avalon Stage. Passing punters will surely be drawn into the tent once they hear the unmistakeable strains of Ellis-Bextor’s early hits, whilst her newer and rather idiosyncratic take on pop will keep the crowd interested between the big numbers. 

Speech Debelle

Speech DebelleSpeech Debelle hasn't been disheartened by the lack of success after her Mercury Prize win. Photo: Speech Debelle, Credit: Ian Gavan

Remember Speech Debelle? The London rapper who bucked the trend of Mercury Award winners by fading into relative obscurity just weeks after what should have been her most momentous and career-defining accolade? Elbow, fellow recipients of the Mercury Prize, saw the sales of their album The Seldom Seen Kid skyrocket after their win and they are now sub-headlining the Friday night Pyramid Stage slot underneath Arcade Fire. Yet Speech has not been perturbed by the public’s snub of her work, and the hip-hop songstress has since built up a truly brilliant body of work that provides a uniquely English take on standard American hip-hop tropes. She may be remembered by most for her 15 minutes of fame, but Debelle is a truly exuberant artist in her own right. Witnesses to her Glastonbury performance, her first since 2009, will be rewarded by her languid and conversational flow and light and airy production.

Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim
The veteran DJ makes a more low profile return to the festival than in past years. Photo: getty Images, Credit: Samir Hussein

Once a member of the DJ-ing elite, Fatboy Slim, the moniker adopted by Norman Cook, has slid from the hierarchy of electronica as new styles and younger talent reinvigorate the genre into new avenues of hedonistic expression. At 50 years-old, Fatboy Slim qualifies as a heritage act among DJ circles, yet for punters who are searching for a bout of nostalgic electronica and late nineties throwbacks, head to the Silver Hayes stage to see Cook’s headline set as he proves to the youngsters he still possesses those mixing skills to pay his copious bills.

More: Fatboy Slim's Old Band The Housemartins Set Reunion Criteria

Ms. Dynamite

Ms Dynamite
Miss Dynamite is readying a new album and will preview new material at Glastonbury. Photo: getty Images, Credit: Tony Wooliscroft

Another artist certain to attract festival-goers for the sole purpose of grooving to early noughties throwbacks, Ms. Dynamite made her name amongst the UK’s burgeoning ‘garage’ scene. She scored a small array of hits with the likes of “It Takes More”, “Judgement Day” and “Put Him Out” but is surely most recognisable from the chart-slaying 2002 single “Dy-Na-Mi-Tee”. Her inclusion will certainly come as a surprise to many people who would understandably believe her to have vanished somewhere around 2005 yet she has made a recent return to the music biz as a vocalist on the DJ Fresh Versus Jay Fray track “Dibby Dobby Sound” which counts as Ms. Dynamite’s highest-charting single, scoring first position on the UK indie chart. Her Glasto performance will be a celebration of old hits as well as a display of new material that may just act as a precursor the vocalist’s return to the forefront of UK pop.

Keith Allen

Keith Allen
Keith's daughter Lilly will be receiving much higher billing than her father. [Photo: Getty Images, Credit, Ian Gowan]

Erstwhile acting hoodlum and near-enough British institution, multi-talented maestro Keith Allen will make an appearance at small Rabbit Hole stage during the very early hours of Friday morning, before the festival begins in earnest. Daughter Lilly Allen, who will be appearing on the Pyramid Stage, recently revealed that her father will be bringing a hot tub along to the site, although whether punters will be allowed to have a dip with Keith is yet to be seen. The Allen clan are regular attendees at the event, with Keith first taking his daughter to the festival when she was only six-weeks old. His set, for those determined enough to seek out the tiny stage, promises to be a rollicking performance from the iconic funnyman and personality.

 The English National Ballet

English national Ballet
English National Ballet will perform at Glastonbury [Photo: getty Images, Credit: Ian Gowan]

Glastonbury is synonymous with a number of things- mud, copious drugs, hippies, Billy Bragg and the middle-classes. But this year Glastonbury will be spreading its ever open-minded gaze towards ballet, with members of the English National Ballet performing as the first act on Sunday’s pyramid stage line-up. What could be better to soothe several days of continuous drinking, narcotics abuse and sleep deprivation than a bout of high-brow dancing before another day of inebriation?

Next page: more acts you never knew were playing Glastonbury

Blondie

BlondieBlondie will bring the party with a hit-filled set. Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Jamie McCarthy

Getting the party started early on Friday is 80’s New York superstars Blondie, who, despite their advancing years, will surely enrapture early-risers with hit after hit. Their billing is superbly placed, and it allows the festival to start on a high note of mass sing-alongs to such universally renowned smash-hits as “Heart Of Glass”, “Call Me” and “Atomic”. Having recently been inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006, the New Waver’s are now of legendary status, but their relatively low billing may be missed by those who fail to scan the line-up with any particular thoroughness.

More: Debbie Harry Urges Miley Cyrus To Keep Breaking Boundaries

Yoko Ono And The Plastic Ono Band

 Yoko Ono
Glastonbury will this year be graced with a rare performance from Yoko Ono and her band. Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Kevin Winter

Formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the wake of the Beatles break-up, the Plastic Ono Band produced an array of truly innovative albums in the 1970’s and will pitch up on the Park Stage to regale audiences with their experimental weirdness. Yoko Ono, who is now 81 years-old, will helm the group and guide the Plastic Ono band through the coveted evening slot. Punters will also have the opportunity to place their wishes into Yoko’s wish tree. No, that’s not a crass euphemism, but an ancient oak tree in the Green Kids Field where people can attach their most personal or universal wishes to the tree in the hope that it will be granted by the Japanese artist, musician and activist. 

More: Paul McCartney And Yoko Ono Join Forces To Fight Fracking

 The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Brian Jonestown Massacre
Anton Newcombe and the Brian Jonestown Massacre will be hitting Glastonbury. Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Justin Renney

Known as much for their music as they are for being the subject of the documentary Dig! Which drew huge acclaim for its unabashed portrayal of the hugely prolific group in their love-hate relationship with fellow psychedelic rockers The Dandy Warhols. What’s more, the group are infamous for on-stage punch-ups and arguments between band members that have seen past concerts conclude with all out brawls. Fans of that coveted sixties sound will be right at home with the BJM and their pastiche of various sixties genres interspersed with some truly mind-boggling experimentation. A set not to be missed.

MGMT

MGMT
MGMT have dropped their pop discretions and now produce truly discombobulating psychedelic rock. Photo: getty Images, credit: Kevin Winter

 Having consciously shed many of the fans who wanted the band to pump out a load of psych-pop tunes in the vein of “Kids” and “Electric Feel”, MGMT have dropped out of the mainstream yet expanded their sound to become an audio-visual feast for true music fans. Headlining the John Peel Stage, MGMT’s set will be a kaleidoscopic adventure through otherworldly sounds and textures so festival goers should be sure to frequent the Magic Circle before their set to stock up on items to enhance the experience. Despite the band not having a hit single for several years, their musical and conceptual audacity leaves the oddball duo fully deserving of the headline slot.

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It's Almost Here! 25 Must See Acts For Coachella 2014 4149351 News

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Coachella Festival is nearly here, bringing with it one hell of a weekend chock full of great food, exciting entertainment and, most importantly, amazing music.

Arguably California's most eagerly anticipated event of the year, Coachella settles at the Empire Polo Club in Indio once again for the fifteenth year running between April 11th and 13th on the first weekend and April 18th and 20th on the second. It's not unheard of that a music festival was so good they had to hold it twice, but as of 2012 it has become a no-brainer for Coachella. In a nutshell, it is basically a big playground for grown-ups - though of course it is a family friendly event - featuring activities such as the 3 Legged Race, the Beauty Bar, the art studios, dodgeball and the almighty Pie Eating Contest, all while you're munching on a variety of cuisine from around the state and rocking out to some of the best bands you will ever hear.

The ever eclectic Coachella has played host to a range of different artists over the years with previous headliners including The Stone Roses, Radiohead, Jay-Z, Prince, Depeche Mode and Coldplay; and this year the quality is no different.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Friday brings Baltimore duo Wye Oak onto the Gobi stage around 1pm - a mellow way to kick off your festival experience - while Pennsylvania singer Anthony Green follows that up with a solo gig away from his various band projects on the Coachella stage. Aussies Jagwar Ma will then bring some very welcome psychedelia back to Gobi, and from that we'll be rocking straight into the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and their brand of energetic rock 'n' roll. House DJ Duke Dumont is on the Yuma stage; one guy people can't seem to get enough of after his chart-topping single 'I Got U'; before we're back on to Gobi at the evocative sound of Woodkid with his epic cinematic instrumentals. As the evening draws in, the Coachella stage brings us pure fun with mash up artist Girl Talk, but if you're in a bit of a serious mood you can later check out +++ (Crosses) - the side project of Deftones singer Chino Moreno - on the Mojave stage.

If these aren't taking your fancy, there's still plenty more to take a look at. We also suggest: Bryan Ferry, Bonobo, Hot Since 82, The Afghan Whigs, Ms Mr and Tom Odell.

Artist -Time - Stage
Friday
Wye Oak - 1.05-1.45 - Gobi
Anthony Green - 1.40-2.25 - Coachella
Jagwar Ma - 3.20-4.10 - Gobi
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - 4.30-5.25 - Gobi
Duke Dumont - 6.15-7.30 - Yuma
Woodkid - 8.15-9.05 - Gobi
Girl Talk - 9.40-10.30 - Coachella
Crosses +++ - 11.55-Finish - Mojave

Muse 2014 Promo

Now we've whet your appetite, Saturday brings us even more fun and frolics and we suggest you start off with exceptional UK psychedelic rockers Syd Arthur in the Outdoor Theatre; and make sure you stick around after for the matchless Ty Segall as he ups the thrills with a bit of a garage/punk/noise rock mix. Let LA singer Banks captivate you with some hypnotising tunes over at Gobi before you make your way over to the Coachella stage for the infectiously enjoyable Kid Cudi. Synthpop band Future Islands should drag you back to Gobi but don't worry if you miss them - they'll be touring all Spring! Fatboy Slim reigns in the evening at the Sahara stage - always great fun - but then it's time for man of the moment Pharrell Williams and we can't tell you how 'Happy' that makes us (sorry). Round that night off with the most atmospheric music you will ever know from the day's headliners, Muse.

Also worth a look on Saturday if you get bored: Nas, Mogwai, Queens Of The Stone Age, Pixies, Foxygen, Temples and Aeroplane.

Saturday
Syd Arthur - 12.45-1.20 - Outdoor Theatre
Ty Segal - 2.55-3.40 - Outdoor Theatre
Banks - 3.45-4.20 - Gobi
Kid Cudi - 5.45-6.35 - Coachella
Future Islands - 7.05-7.55 - Gobi
Fatboy Slim - 8.15-9.15 - Sahara
Pharrell Williams - 10.35-11.35 - Outdoor Theatre
Muse - 11.30-Finish - Coachella

Arcade Fire

If you're feeling a little delicate by the final day of weekend one, check out the amazing semi-falsetto voice of Irish folk artist James Vincent McMorrow on the Mojave stage. Melbourne rock chick Courtney Barnett brings girl power to Gobi later on, soon to be followed by DJ duo Classixx at Mojave offering both lively dance tunes and more chilled out vibes, and then a little bit of Rudimental because we're certainly not bored of them yet. Outdoor Theatre offers a Prince feel with Blood Orange aka Dev Hynes, and then we're back at Mojave for inimitable electronic beats from Swedish alt-pop act Little Dragon. Unfortunately, we've then got a bit of a clash between the phenomenal voice of John Newman at Gobi and truly excellent songwriting from Beck at the Coachella stage but do try and catch a bit of both. Ending weekend one is Montreal indie rockers Arcade Fire with their hugely anticipated headline set.

Alternatives that would definitely be worth a peek on Sunday include Duck Sauce, Daughter, Neutral Milk Hotel, Surfer Blood, Bo Ningen and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Sunday 
James Vincent McMorrow - 12.15-12.55 - Mojave
Courtney Barnett - 2.50-3.35 - Gobi
Classixx - 3.35-4.20 - Mojave
Rudimental - 4.45-5.35 - Mojave
Blood Orange - 5.15-6.05 - Outdoor Theatre
Little Dragon - 7.15-8.05 - Mojave
John Newman - 8.50-9.35 - Gobi
Beck - 8.55-9.50 - Coachella
Arcade Fire - 10.20-Finish - Coachella

If that hasn't got you lucky Coachella goers super giddy and you unfortunate non-goers dreadfully jealous, then we really don't know what will. Also, it has to be pointed out that those who have to wait a week longer for their Coachella experience, the schedule for weekend two may be a little different - but you'll still get a taste of all of these artists at their very best.

Coachella Festival 2014 Artwork

Coachella Festival is nearly here, bringing with it one hell of a weekend chock full of great food, exciting entertainment and, most importantly, amazing music.

Arguably California's most eagerly anticipated event of the year, Coachella settles at the Empire Polo Club in Indio once again for the fifteenth year running between April 11th and 13th on the first weekend and April 18th and 20th on the second. It's not unheard of that a music festival was so good they had to hold it twice, but as of 2012 it has become a no-brainer for Coachella. In a nutshell, it is basically a big playground for grown-ups - though of course it is a family friendly event - featuring activities such as the 3 Legged Race, the Beauty Bar, the art studios, dodgeball and the almighty Pie Eating Contest, all while you're munching on a variety of cuisine from around the state and rocking out to some of the best bands you will ever hear.

The ever eclectic Coachella has played host to a range of different artists over the years with previous headliners including The Stone Roses, Radiohead, Jay-Z, Prince, Depeche Mode and Coldplay; and this year the quality is no different.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Friday brings Baltimore duo Wye Oak onto the Gobi stage around 1pm - a mellow way to kick off your festival experience - while Pennsylvania singer Anthony Green follows that up with a solo gig away from his various band projects on the Coachella stage. Aussies Jagwar Ma will then bring some very welcome psychedelia back to Gobi, and from that we'll be rocking straight into the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and their brand of energetic rock 'n' roll. House DJ Duke Dumont is on the Yuma stage; one guy people can't seem to get enough of after his chart-topping single 'I Got U'; before we're back on to Gobi at the evocative sound of Woodkid with his epic cinematic instrumentals. As the evening draws in, the Coachella stage brings us pure fun with mash up artist Girl Talk, but if you're in a bit of a serious mood you can later check out +++ (Crosses) - the side project of Deftones singer Chino Moreno - on the Mojave stage.

If these aren't taking your fancy, there's still plenty more to take a look at. We also suggest: Bryan Ferry, Bonobo, Hot Since 82, The Afghan Whigs, Ms Mr and Tom Odell.

Artist -Time - Stage
Friday
Wye Oak - 1.05-1.45 - Gobi
Anthony Green - 1.40-2.25 - Coachella
Jagwar Ma - 3.20-4.10 - Gobi
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - 4.30-5.25 - Gobi
Duke Dumont - 6.15-7.30 - Yuma
Woodkid - 8.15-9.05 - Gobi
Girl Talk - 9.40-10.30 - Coachella
Crosses +++ - 11.55-Finish - Mojave

Muse 2014 Promo

Now we've whet your appetite, Saturday brings us even more fun and frolics and we suggest you start off with exceptional UK psychedelic rockers Syd Arthur in the Outdoor Theatre; and make sure you stick around after for the matchless Ty Segall as he ups the thrills with a bit of a garage/punk/noise rock mix. Let LA singer Banks captivate you with some hypnotising tunes over at Gobi before you make your way over to the Coachella stage for the infectiously enjoyable Kid Cudi. Synthpop band Future Islands should drag you back to Gobi but don't worry if you miss them - they'll be touring all Spring! Fatboy Slim reigns in the evening at the Sahara stage - always great fun - but then it's time for man of the moment Pharrell Williams and we can't tell you how 'Happy' that makes us (sorry). Round that night off with the most atmospheric music you will ever know from the day's headliners, Muse.

Also worth a look on Saturday if you get bored: Nas, Mogwai, Queens Of The Stone Age, Pixies, Foxygen, Temples and Aeroplane.

Saturday
Syd Arthur - 12.45-1.20 - Outdoor Theatre
Ty Segal - 2.55-3.40 - Outdoor Theatre
Banks - 3.45-4.20 - Gobi
Kid Cudi - 5.45-6.35 - Coachella
Future Islands - 7.05-7.55 - Gobi
Fatboy Slim - 8.15-9.15 - Sahara
Pharrell Williams - 10.35-11.35 - Outdoor Theatre
Muse - 11.30-Finish - Coachella

Arcade Fire

If you're feeling a little delicate by the final day of weekend one, check out the amazing semi-falsetto voice of Irish folk artist James Vincent McMorrow on the Mojave stage. Melbourne rock chick Courtney Barnett brings girl power to Gobi later on, soon to be followed by DJ duo Classixx at Mojave offering both lively dance tunes and more chilled out vibes, and then a little bit of Rudimental because we're certainly not bored of them yet. Outdoor Theatre offers a Prince feel with Blood Orange aka Dev Hynes, and then we're back at Mojave for inimitable electronic beats from Swedish alt-pop act Little Dragon. Unfortunately, we've then got a bit of a clash between the phenomenal voice of John Newman at Gobi and truly excellent songwriting from Beck at the Coachella stage but do try and catch a bit of both. Ending weekend one is Montreal indie rockers Arcade Fire with their hugely anticipated headline set.

Alternatives that would definitely be worth a peek on Sunday include Duck Sauce, Daughter, Neutral Milk Hotel, Surfer Blood, Bo Ningen and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Sunday 
James Vincent McMorrow - 12.15-12.55 - Mojave
Courtney Barnett - 2.50-3.35 - Gobi
Classixx - 3.35-4.20 - Mojave
Rudimental - 4.45-5.35 - Mojave
Blood Orange - 5.15-6.05 - Outdoor Theatre
Little Dragon - 7.15-8.05 - Mojave
John Newman - 8.50-9.35 - Gobi
Beck - 8.55-9.50 - Coachella
Arcade Fire - 10.20-Finish - Coachella

If that hasn't got you lucky Coachella goers super giddy and you unfortunate non-goers dreadfully jealous, then we really don't know what will. Also, it has to be pointed out that those who have to wait a week longer for their Coachella experience, the schedule for weekend two may be a little different - but you'll still get a taste of all of these artists at their very best.

10th April 2014 2993898
Angelina Jolie And Meatloaf? Celebrity Music Video Cameos 4124971 News

We all know that Lady Gaga loves to shock, so no one was actually that surprised to see the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills make a cameo appearance in her new ‘ARTPOP’ music video for ‘G.U.Y.’ Gaga isn’t the only musician to make use of celebrities in her music videos, although she is certainly the first to dress up reality TV stars as an ancient Greek chorus. The video for ‘G.U.Y.’ sees Lisa Vanderpump playing the tambourine, while Kim and Kyle Richards play guitars, Carlton Gebbia strums the harp with Yolanda Foster on the cello.  No one can call Gaga unoriginal!

lady gaga guy cameo Lady Gaga is known for releasing outrageous music videos

Who remembers Courteney Cox’s cameo appearance in Bruce Springsteen’s 1984 video for “Dancing in the Dark”? We don't blame you if you can't, it was quite a long time ago and the Friends star herself was only 20 years old. The video sees The Boss pluck Cox from the crowd to bring her up on stage to dance with him.

Liv Tyler puts in a pretty raunchy performance in Aerosmith’s video for “Crazy”. Alongside Clueless star Alicia Silverstone, Liv hijacks a tractor, as well as stripping off and driving recklessly. Oh, by the way, Liv’s dad is Steven Tyler, frontman for Aerosmith. A little creepy that his daughter has a sexy cameo in his music video? Just a bit.

Alicia Silverstone took centre stage in another Aerosmith video, also released in 1993. Appearing in the video for “Cryin’”, Alicia has her handbag stolen by Josh Holloway, who would later go on to star in television series Lost.

alicia silverstone aerosmith Alicia Silverstone starred in a number of Aerosmith videos in the 90s

Christopher Walken’s cameo in Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” music video is not only the best cameo, but potentially the best music video of all time. Walken’s jaw-dropping dance routine has you totally transfixed throughout the entire video. A work of genius from Norman Cook and co.

We may temporarily break YouTube by reminding everyone of this, but The White Stripes’ video for “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself” is nearly 3 minutes of Kate Moss pole dancing in black underwear. Directed by Sofia Coppola, the band don’t even make an appearance in the music video. We’re not complaining.

You wouldn’t believe it now, but back in the 90s Angelina Jolie was as rock chick as they come. In 1993 Jolie cemented her goth status, appearing in the video for “Rock’N’Roll Dreams Come Through”.

Which celebrity would you like to see make a cameo in a music video?  Perhaps Michael Gove will appear in Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer's next video?  Or at least provide some backing vocals.

MORE: Lady Gaga's boyfriend is in charge of their relationship

MORE: We try to figure out what the hell is going on in Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' video

Watch Lady Gaga's GUY video:
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We all know that Lady Gaga loves to shock, so no one was actually that surprised to see the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills make a cameo appearance in her new ‘ARTPOP’ music video for ‘G.U.Y.’ Gaga isn’t the only musician to make use of celebrities in her music videos, although she is certainly the first to dress up reality TV stars as an ancient Greek chorus. The video for ‘G.U.Y.’ sees Lisa Vanderpump playing the tambourine, while Kim and Kyle Richards play guitars, Carlton Gebbia strums the harp with Yolanda Foster on the cello.  No one can call Gaga unoriginal!

lady gaga guy cameo Lady Gaga is known for releasing outrageous music videos

Who remembers Courteney Cox’s cameo appearance in Bruce Springsteen’s 1984 video for “Dancing in the Dark”? We don't blame you if you can't, it was quite a long time ago and the Friends star herself was only 20 years old. The video sees The Boss pluck Cox from the crowd to bring her up on stage to dance with him.

Liv Tyler puts in a pretty raunchy performance in Aerosmith’s video for “Crazy”. Alongside Clueless star Alicia Silverstone, Liv hijacks a tractor, as well as stripping off and driving recklessly. Oh, by the way, Liv’s dad is Steven Tyler, frontman for Aerosmith. A little creepy that his daughter has a sexy cameo in his music video? Just a bit.

Alicia Silverstone took centre stage in another Aerosmith video, also released in 1993. Appearing in the video for “Cryin’”, Alicia has her handbag stolen by Josh Holloway, who would later go on to star in television series Lost.

alicia silverstone aerosmith Alicia Silverstone starred in a number of Aerosmith videos in the 90s

Christopher Walken’s cameo in Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” music video is not only the best cameo, but potentially the best music video of all time. Walken’s jaw-dropping dance routine has you totally transfixed throughout the entire video. A work of genius from Norman Cook and co.

We may temporarily break YouTube by reminding everyone of this, but The White Stripes’ video for “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself” is nearly 3 minutes of Kate Moss pole dancing in black underwear. Directed by Sofia Coppola, the band don’t even make an appearance in the music video. We’re not complaining.

You wouldn’t believe it now, but back in the 90s Angelina Jolie was as rock chick as they come. In 1993 Jolie cemented her goth status, appearing in the video for “Rock’N’Roll Dreams Come Through”.

Which celebrity would you like to see make a cameo in a music video?  Perhaps Michael Gove will appear in Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer's next video?  Or at least provide some backing vocals.

MORE: Lady Gaga's boyfriend is in charge of their relationship

MORE: We try to figure out what the hell is going on in Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' video

Watch Lady Gaga's GUY video:
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25th March 2014 4095005
Rihanna Makes UK Chart History As Eminem Collaboration Storms To The No. 1 Spot 3935067 News

Rihanna made chart history this weekend when her latest collaborative effort with rapper Eminem entered the chart at number one, meaning she's hit the top spot for seven years running, at some point or another. The feat has only ever been matched by The Beatles and Elvis Presley and has etched her into the history books alongside those two recording greats.

'The Monster' - her second number one collaboration with Eminem following their massively successful link up on 2010's 'Love the Way you Lie' - continues a run of form that began in 2007 with 'Umbrella' and it looks as though she could even break the eight year mark.

Rihanna has now had 8 number one singles over a period of 7 consecutive calendar years. But let's put that into perspective: alongside her fellow 'Club 7' record breakers, The Beatles had 17 number one singles in the same period, more than double that of Ri-Ri. She's got a long way to go.

Eminem also scored his eighth No. 1 single, a run that he began in 2000 with 'The Real Slim Shady.' 'The Monster' is the third single taken from his upcoming album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and is already his most successful single release from the album. MMLP2 arrives in stores on 5 November.

As reported by the Official UK Charts, the collab. managed to prevent New Zealander Lorde from retaining the top spot for a second week and also managed to hold off One Direction, who were tipped for success with their latest single, 'Story Of My Life.' Instead, the 1D boys only managed to reach No. 4, coming behind third-placed Fat Boy Slim with 'Eat Sleep Rave Repeat' (the DJ's first top 10 hit in over a decade). 'Counting Stars' by OneRepublic rounded off the top five.

Listen to 'The Monster'

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Rihanna
Rihanna may still break the 'Club 7' record

Rihanna made chart history this weekend when her latest collaborative effort with rapper Eminem entered the chart at number one, meaning she's hit the top spot for seven years running, at some point or another. The feat has only ever been matched by The Beatles and Elvis Presley and has etched her into the history books alongside those two recording greats.

'The Monster' - her second number one collaboration with Eminem following their massively successful link up on 2010's 'Love the Way you Lie' - continues a run of form that began in 2007 with 'Umbrella' and it looks as though she could even break the eight year mark.

Rihanna has now had 8 number one singles over a period of 7 consecutive calendar years. But let's put that into perspective: alongside her fellow 'Club 7' record breakers, The Beatles had 17 number one singles in the same period, more than double that of Ri-Ri. She's got a long way to go.

Eminem also scored his eighth No. 1 single, a run that he began in 2000 with 'The Real Slim Shady.' 'The Monster' is the third single taken from his upcoming album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and is already his most successful single release from the album. MMLP2 arrives in stores on 5 November.

As reported by the Official UK Charts, the collab. managed to prevent New Zealander Lorde from retaining the top spot for a second week and also managed to hold off One Direction, who were tipped for success with their latest single, 'Story Of My Life.' Instead, the 1D boys only managed to reach No. 4, coming behind third-placed Fat Boy Slim with 'Eat Sleep Rave Repeat' (the DJ's first top 10 hit in over a decade). 'Counting Stars' by OneRepublic rounded off the top five.

Listen to 'The Monster'

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Rihanna
Rihanna may still break the 'Club 7' record

4th November 2013 3889804
Chicago's Inaugural Electric Daisy Carnival Gives Festival Goers A Weekend To Remember 3690539 News

Despite already being a mainstay in the Las Vegas and Orlando music line-up, the Electric Daisy Festival has never ventured to the colder climates of up north, that is until this weekend when the EDM showcase took the Chicagoland Speedway by storm. The (moderately) colder temperatures failed to put off any festival goers at the travelling festival's first ever stop in Chicago.

Having already passed through New York with similar success earlier this month (May 17 - 18), the touring EDM showcase will hit up Vegas for the June 21 - 23 weekend, before heading out to Puerto Rico (September 13 - 14) and Orlando (November 8 - 9) later in the year. The festival will also be skipping borders as it moves to London for a one-day event on July 20, bringing all the electro-madness with it for the one off event. Festival goers this weekend were treated to such EDM mainstays as Calvin Harris, DJ Fresh, Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong, Araabmuzik, La Roux, Tiesto and A-Track as well as a smorgasbord of other quality electronic music acts. As for the weather, although the heavens remained closed the temperature was still a far cry from the blistering Nevada desert heats, but this was a factor some say made the festival all the better.

EDC faithful DJ Gareth Emery, who performed in Chicago and New York and will be following the festival to Las Vegas, told USA Today, "When the weather is bad, the festivals can actually be better because people kind of huddle up together. It's probably one of the times where you want to be down in the middle. You don't want to be in the VIP; you get cold."

Tiesto Way Out West
DJ Tiesto will also headline the London show

Emery, a 32-year-old veteran of the festival and dance music scene, went on to say how great the festival consistently is over the years, saying; "I've probably done 10, 15 EDCs over the years and nobody throws a festival like these guys."

Tickets for the moving festival are available at electricdaisycarnival.com.

Fatboy Slim Ultra
Fatboy Slim is also following the festival

Despite already being a mainstay in the Las Vegas and Orlando music line-up, the Electric Daisy Festival has never ventured to the colder climates of up north, that is until this weekend when the EDM showcase took the Chicagoland Speedway by storm. The (moderately) colder temperatures failed to put off any festival goers at the travelling festival's first ever stop in Chicago.

Having already passed through New York with similar success earlier this month (May 17 - 18), the touring EDM showcase will hit up Vegas for the June 21 - 23 weekend, before heading out to Puerto Rico (September 13 - 14) and Orlando (November 8 - 9) later in the year. The festival will also be skipping borders as it moves to London for a one-day event on July 20, bringing all the electro-madness with it for the one off event. Festival goers this weekend were treated to such EDM mainstays as Calvin Harris, DJ Fresh, Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong, Araabmuzik, La Roux, Tiesto and A-Track as well as a smorgasbord of other quality electronic music acts. As for the weather, although the heavens remained closed the temperature was still a far cry from the blistering Nevada desert heats, but this was a factor some say made the festival all the better.

EDC faithful DJ Gareth Emery, who performed in Chicago and New York and will be following the festival to Las Vegas, told USA Today, "When the weather is bad, the festivals can actually be better because people kind of huddle up together. It's probably one of the times where you want to be down in the middle. You don't want to be in the VIP; you get cold."

Tiesto Way Out West
DJ Tiesto will also headline the London show

Emery, a 32-year-old veteran of the festival and dance music scene, went on to say how great the festival consistently is over the years, saying; "I've probably done 10, 15 EDCs over the years and nobody throws a festival like these guys."

Tickets for the moving festival are available at electricdaisycarnival.com.

Fatboy Slim Ultra
Fatboy Slim is also following the festival

28th May 2013 3686286
Reliably Unusual: David Byrne's Imelda Marcos Musical A Hit With The Critics 3625131 News

David Byrne is a man known for pushing boundaries. Be it the stretching of the outer limits of art-pop, with Talking Heads, or, indeed, prodding at the concept of comfortable suit design (remember that over-sized suit he wore… you know the one), he’s never settled for the obvious choices. His latest venture – a collaborative effort with Norman Cook / Fatboy Slim, is no different.

Here Lies Love, at the Public Theater in New York is a beguiling theatrical and musical creation, which tells the life story of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos and does so via the medium of dance music, demanding high levels of audience participation as it goes. The New York Times describes the unusual theatrical staging with a sense of awe, playing tribute to “the hardest working tech crew in town” for creating a staging in which “all the world’s a dance floor and all the men and women merely disco rats.” Theater ushers in neon pink jumpsuits “herd” the audience into place at the sets change and reconfigure and attendees are expected to keep dancing throughout. “You’ll be asked to vote for Marcos, too,” NYT advises. “And as folks tend to do when caught up in the fever of a crowd, you’ll probably find yourself smiling and nodding assent.”

Bloomberg were equally full of praise for the show, describing it as “the most engaging and provocative new musical of the season.” It looks as though Byrne has successfully pushed that envelope, once again. 

David Byrne
David Byrne's new musical is a leftfield success

David Byrne is a man known for pushing boundaries. Be it the stretching of the outer limits of art-pop, with Talking Heads, or, indeed, prodding at the concept of comfortable suit design (remember that over-sized suit he wore… you know the one), he’s never settled for the obvious choices. His latest venture – a collaborative effort with Norman Cook / Fatboy Slim, is no different.

Here Lies Love, at the Public Theater in New York is a beguiling theatrical and musical creation, which tells the life story of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos and does so via the medium of dance music, demanding high levels of audience participation as it goes. The New York Times describes the unusual theatrical staging with a sense of awe, playing tribute to “the hardest working tech crew in town” for creating a staging in which “all the world’s a dance floor and all the men and women merely disco rats.” Theater ushers in neon pink jumpsuits “herd” the audience into place at the sets change and reconfigure and attendees are expected to keep dancing throughout. “You’ll be asked to vote for Marcos, too,” NYT advises. “And as folks tend to do when caught up in the fever of a crowd, you’ll probably find yourself smiling and nodding assent.”

Bloomberg were equally full of praise for the show, describing it as “the most engaging and provocative new musical of the season.” It looks as though Byrne has successfully pushed that envelope, once again. 

David Byrne
David Byrne's new musical is a leftfield success

24th April 2013 3258472
David Byrne's "Here Lies Love" Offers Fresh Take On Imelda Marcos's Familiar Story 3624833 News

David Byrne’s Here Lies Love is loud, glamorous and exposes the sins of a culture – what more could you ask for?

The musical, now playing on the stage of the New York Public theatre, focuses on the life and excesses of Imelda Marcos, the shoe-crazed wife of ex-Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos. The parallels between this character and the imfamous Eva Peron are obvious – the influential wife of a dictator role is common to both – but the tone and style of Here Lies Love make the comparison to Evita an impossible one. First released as a double-disc 2010 song cycle album conceived by David Byrne, who wrote the lyrics, collaborating with virtuoso British DJ and recording artist Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) on the music, the show was always intended for the stage, says The Guardian's Alexis Soloski. Now it receives the production it deserves, highliting the excesses of its characters in the extremely appropriate setting of the disco era. The show describes Imelda’s rise to wealth and power from her origins as a “simple country girl” to the wife and political partner of Ferdinand Marcos. It tracks the couple’s turbulent relationship, Imelda’s crucial role in Marcos’s election and her subsequent disillusionment with the relationship.

Ruthie Ann Miles does a great job of portraying the many stages of Imelda’s life and overall, the musical offers a new, interesting and visually pleasing look at a well-known story.

David Byrne, Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Byrne has been working on the Here Lies Love, in its current version, for more than three years.

David Byrne’s Here Lies Love is loud, glamorous and exposes the sins of a culture – what more could you ask for?

The musical, now playing on the stage of the New York Public theatre, focuses on the life and excesses of Imelda Marcos, the shoe-crazed wife of ex-Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos. The parallels between this character and the imfamous Eva Peron are obvious – the influential wife of a dictator role is common to both – but the tone and style of Here Lies Love make the comparison to Evita an impossible one. First released as a double-disc 2010 song cycle album conceived by David Byrne, who wrote the lyrics, collaborating with virtuoso British DJ and recording artist Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) on the music, the show was always intended for the stage, says The Guardian's Alexis Soloski. Now it receives the production it deserves, highliting the excesses of its characters in the extremely appropriate setting of the disco era. The show describes Imelda’s rise to wealth and power from her origins as a “simple country girl” to the wife and political partner of Ferdinand Marcos. It tracks the couple’s turbulent relationship, Imelda’s crucial role in Marcos’s election and her subsequent disillusionment with the relationship.

Ruthie Ann Miles does a great job of portraying the many stages of Imelda’s life and overall, the musical offers a new, interesting and visually pleasing look at a well-known story.

David Byrne, Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Byrne has been working on the Here Lies Love, in its current version, for more than three years.

24th April 2013 3258465
Pete Tong Announces New Ibiza Event For 2013 - Le Grand Bazaar At Ushuaia 3615829 Press Releases

Pete Tong has always championed reinvention and regeneration in Ibiza, but 2013 marks the most ambitious change yet, as Pete begins a new chapter with the launch of Le Grand Bazaar at Ushuaïa.

Full line-ups will be announced soon, but so far, Pete's revealed he'll be joined by the likes of Hot Natured (debut Ibiza live performance), Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox and many more, bringing together global superstars with the finest underground talent - a hallmark of all of Pete's Ibizan endeavours.

More than a club night, the weekly Friday event will bring daytime clubbing back to the island, while offering some of the best nocturnal parties to be found anywhere in the world. Launching on 5 July and continuing until 30 August, Le Grand Bazaar will run from early afternoon to midnight. The party will begin under the sun in Ushuaïa's unique outdoor space at lunchtime and will feature electronic music's freshest underground stars. Each week, to mark the crossover between daytime and night-time Pete will record a very special Le Grand Bazaar version of his international All Gone Pete Tong radio show which will be broadcast across America on Clear Channel's Evolution Radio and around the world via his numerous international partnerships, giving his global listeners a unique taste of the Le Grand Bazaar and Ushuaïa experience.

Pete Tong said "When I started thinking about the Le Grand Bazaar concept it was inspired by Ushuaia and the possibilities the venue offered. I'm very excited to be working with the Ushuaia team, I think they have genuinely changed the face of the island and have offered something new. I'm looking forward to making Fridays completely unique, bringing daytime clubbing back to the island with an incredible lineup of underground and global names, and also to dreaming up more crazy and inspiring events with Ushuaia this summer and beyond."

All artwork for Le Grand Bazaar is by leading British artist, Damien Hirst. Matt Twist has used Hirst's artwork to design unique illustrations for the event, the bold look and colour palettes of which match the vibrant ethos of what will be this season's premier Ibiza party.

Further details on Le Grand Bazaar will be announced soon.

Listings information:

'Le Grand Bazaar'
Fridays from 5 July to 30 August
Daytime to Midnight

USHUAÏA IBIZA BEACH HOTEL
PLAYA D'EN BOSSA 10  07817 SANT JORDI DE SES SALINES  IBIZA
VIP RESERVATIONS +34 605 366 422

Pete Tong has always championed reinvention and regeneration in Ibiza, but 2013 marks the most ambitious change yet, as Pete begins a new chapter with the launch of Le Grand Bazaar at Ushuaïa.

Full line-ups will be announced soon, but so far, Pete's revealed he'll be joined by the likes of Hot Natured (debut Ibiza live performance), Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox and many more, bringing together global superstars with the finest underground talent - a hallmark of all of Pete's Ibizan endeavours.

More than a club night, the weekly Friday event will bring daytime clubbing back to the island, while offering some of the best nocturnal parties to be found anywhere in the world. Launching on 5 July and continuing until 30 August, Le Grand Bazaar will run from early afternoon to midnight. The party will begin under the sun in Ushuaïa's unique outdoor space at lunchtime and will feature electronic music's freshest underground stars. Each week, to mark the crossover between daytime and night-time Pete will record a very special Le Grand Bazaar version of his international All Gone Pete Tong radio show which will be broadcast across America on Clear Channel's Evolution Radio and around the world via his numerous international partnerships, giving his global listeners a unique taste of the Le Grand Bazaar and Ushuaïa experience.

Pete Tong said "When I started thinking about the Le Grand Bazaar concept it was inspired by Ushuaia and the possibilities the venue offered. I'm very excited to be working with the Ushuaia team, I think they have genuinely changed the face of the island and have offered something new. I'm looking forward to making Fridays completely unique, bringing daytime clubbing back to the island with an incredible lineup of underground and global names, and also to dreaming up more crazy and inspiring events with Ushuaia this summer and beyond."

All artwork for Le Grand Bazaar is by leading British artist, Damien Hirst. Matt Twist has used Hirst's artwork to design unique illustrations for the event, the bold look and colour palettes of which match the vibrant ethos of what will be this season's premier Ibiza party.

Further details on Le Grand Bazaar will be announced soon.

Listings information:

'Le Grand Bazaar'
Fridays from 5 July to 30 August
Daytime to Midnight

USHUAÏA IBIZA BEACH HOTEL
PLAYA D'EN BOSSA 10  07817 SANT JORDI DE SES SALINES  IBIZA
VIP RESERVATIONS +34 605 366 422

19th April 2013 pete-tong-le-grand-bazaar.jpg
Highlights From The Ultra Music Festival 2013! Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Fatboy Slim And More (Photos) 3576597 News

Swedish House Mafia at Ultra Musical Festival, Miami
Swedish House Mafia at Ultra Musical Festival, Miami

America's favourite EDM fest The Ultra Music Festival have rounded off their last weekend with an impressive line-up.

We expected nothing less than exhilarating, flawless electronic finery from Ultra's uber exciting 2013 2-weekend line-up and neither weekend's artists held back at all as they hit Miami's Bayfront Park full of enthusiasm. Weekend 2's line-up saw a sting of disc jockey legends including double Grammy winner David Guetta, DJ royalty Fatboy Slim, the more recent chart sensation deadmau5 and the Gold-selling Calvin Harris. Other attendees included Afrojack, who recently remixed Psy's YouTube hit 'Gangnam Style', Dutch sensation Armin van Buuren, Italian DJ Benni Benassi and out latest electronic music heroes Zeds Dead. Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) became the highlight of weekend 1, however, and he probably felt right at home having collaborated with many artists on the bill.

Swedish House Mafia sadly made their final appearance as an outfit at the festival, officially breaking up this week. It all seems to be an amicable decision though as they've even revealed to Rolling Stone that they might work together in the future under a different name. 'It's an experiment to ourselves', Sebastian Ingrosso informed the publication. On a happier note, the prospect of Ultra's 2014 15th Anniversary looks to make next year even more memorable.

David Guetta at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
David Guetta at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Fatboy Slim at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Fatboy Slim at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Deadmau5 at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Deadmau5 at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Calvin Harris at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Calvin Harris at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Afrojack at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Afrojack at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Armin van Buuren at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Armin van Buuren at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Benni Benassi at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Benni Benassi at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Hooks and DC of Zeds Dead at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Hooks and DC of Zeds Dead at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Swedish House Mafia at Ultra Musical Festival, Miami
Swedish House Mafia at Ultra Musical Festival, Miami

America's favourite EDM fest The Ultra Music Festival have rounded off their last weekend with an impressive line-up.

We expected nothing less than exhilarating, flawless electronic finery from Ultra's uber exciting 2013 2-weekend line-up and neither weekend's artists held back at all as they hit Miami's Bayfront Park full of enthusiasm. Weekend 2's line-up saw a sting of disc jockey legends including double Grammy winner David Guetta, DJ royalty Fatboy Slim, the more recent chart sensation deadmau5 and the Gold-selling Calvin Harris. Other attendees included Afrojack, who recently remixed Psy's YouTube hit 'Gangnam Style', Dutch sensation Armin van Buuren, Italian DJ Benni Benassi and out latest electronic music heroes Zeds Dead. Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) became the highlight of weekend 1, however, and he probably felt right at home having collaborated with many artists on the bill.

Swedish House Mafia sadly made their final appearance as an outfit at the festival, officially breaking up this week. It all seems to be an amicable decision though as they've even revealed to Rolling Stone that they might work together in the future under a different name. 'It's an experiment to ourselves', Sebastian Ingrosso informed the publication. On a happier note, the prospect of Ultra's 2014 15th Anniversary looks to make next year even more memorable.

David Guetta at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
David Guetta at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Fatboy Slim at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Fatboy Slim at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Deadmau5 at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Deadmau5 at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Calvin Harris at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Calvin Harris at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Afrojack at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Afrojack at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Armin van Buuren at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Armin van Buuren at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Benni Benassi at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Benni Benassi at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Hooks and DC of Zeds Dead at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Hooks and DC of Zeds Dead at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) at Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) at Ultra Music Festival, Miami

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Fatboy Slim (AKA Norman Cook) Dons Guy Fawkes Mask At Houses Of Parliament Gig 3543263 News

Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim is sure to have played some bizarre gig in his time but becoming the first DJ to play at the Houses of Parliament? We’re pretty sure Norm never saw that one coming.

With his wife Zoe Ball looking on, Cook entertained the mish-mash of an audience that gathered before his decks, arms aloft and mouthing the words to one of his big-beat favourites: “put your hands up in the air, put your hands up in the air.” A few of the politely reserved audience members even complied with the instructions.

There has never been a strong bond between dance culture and mainstream government parties. Ever since the ludicrous Criminal Justice and Public Order Act of 1994 outlawed “repetitive beats,” it’s been clear that getting together and getting off your head to the soundtrack of a series of dance tunes is not how the government would like your to be spending your time. Or your money. Thanks to a youth charity project named Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, however, MPs are being asked to reconsider the important influence that music can have in inspiring and including young adults.

Norman Cook
Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim was the first DJ to perform at the Houses of Parliament

During his set, Norman Cook slipped on a mask: the Guy Fawkes mask made additionally iconic by the V For Vendetta comic and adopted by the Occupy movement. MP Mike Weatherley organised the bash t promote the youth organisation… we have it on good authority that no one tried to blow Parliament up this time around.

Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim is sure to have played some bizarre gig in his time but becoming the first DJ to play at the Houses of Parliament? We’re pretty sure Norm never saw that one coming.

With his wife Zoe Ball looking on, Cook entertained the mish-mash of an audience that gathered before his decks, arms aloft and mouthing the words to one of his big-beat favourites: “put your hands up in the air, put your hands up in the air.” A few of the politely reserved audience members even complied with the instructions.

There has never been a strong bond between dance culture and mainstream government parties. Ever since the ludicrous Criminal Justice and Public Order Act of 1994 outlawed “repetitive beats,” it’s been clear that getting together and getting off your head to the soundtrack of a series of dance tunes is not how the government would like your to be spending your time. Or your money. Thanks to a youth charity project named Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, however, MPs are being asked to reconsider the important influence that music can have in inspiring and including young adults.

Norman Cook
Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim was the first DJ to perform at the Houses of Parliament

During his set, Norman Cook slipped on a mask: the Guy Fawkes mask made additionally iconic by the V For Vendetta comic and adopted by the Occupy movement. MP Mike Weatherley organised the bash t promote the youth organisation… we have it on good authority that no one tried to blow Parliament up this time around.

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