Glade festival returns!

One of the UK’s most forward-thinking electronic music events Glade Festival is returning for 2011, revolutionised and stripped back to it’s shiny roots. Taking place at a brand new, as yet undisclosed, venue this year’s festival will feature a selection of the biggest names in cutting-edge electronic music. This years event sees the festival scaled down in terms numbers (strictly limited to 5000 capacity) BUT will feature the same attention to detail which saw the event voted Best Dance Festival 2008 at the UK Festival Awards.

Headlining this year’s festival is one of the most celebrated electronic artists in the world Trentemøller. Having built his reputation releasing on labels such as Audiomatique, Poker Flat and Naked, as well as having hits with remixes of Djuma Soundsystem, Yoshitmoto, Röyksopp and many more following the launch of his debut album The Last Resort, Anders Trentemøller’s truly incredible live show went on to conquer the world, he nows joins the Glade line-up where he will be bringing his full live band and stage show.

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Saturday night is all about techno and Glade have handed the keys over to Drumcode Records to bring a monster line up featuring label boss  Adam Beyer, Scottish techno legends SLAM, Paul Rich live and Joseph Capriati. Adam has had prolific releases on labels such as Plus-8, NovaMute and Cocoon before establishing his own imprints. Headlining festivals and clubs across the globe, Adam embodies all that is exciting about techno. SLAM define UK techno – from their infamous Friday night residency at The Sub Club in Glasgow – to delivering hits such as Positive Education, Eterna and Lifetimes. They set up the Soma imprint in 1991 which still runs as one of the most seminal labels in its electronic music. French techno artist Paul Rich delivers a live showcase of his music whilst Jospeh Capriati from Italy rounds things off nicely.

Global Communication are next on the bill, AKA Tom Middletonand Mark Pritchard,one of the UK’s most prolific production duos. With more production aliases than any other electronic artist (…probably) the South-West based duo formed GC in 1991 after Tom’s work with Aphex Twin and Mark enjoyed chart success with a dodgy rave-rework of kids TV show ‘Rhubarb & Custard’ Their debut album 76:14 is one of the most acclaimed ambient albums from the early 90’s. Having taken a break briefly in 1997 to focus on a plethora of other projects the duo have reformed and back to deliver what looks set to be one of the highlights of the weekend, starting off with ambient soundscapes building up to dancefloor beats, closing the Glade Stage on Sunday evening.

And there is more to come in the shape of Andrew Weatherall, who co-founded UK-underground fanzine Boys Own in the late 80’s which documented the Acid House boom. His productionwork included the remix Hallelujah by Happy Mondays and World In Motion by New Order. After leaving Boys Own he formed The Sabres Of Paradise, Two Lone Swordsmen and Rotters Golf Club. He has gone on to produce Beth Orton, Primal Scream and remix Bjork, The Orb, FSOL, Manic Street Preachers and many more.

UK drum n bass pioneer Photek is also set to perform live at this summers Glade and anyone who’s experessed even a vague interest in the scene since the mid 90’s will know we’re in for a real treat. Rupert ‘Photek’ Parkes has been instrumental in shaping the mid 90’s experimental d’n’b sound with seminal releases including ‘The Water Margin’, ‘Into The 90’s’ and ‘Mine To Give’ (featuring Robert Owens) With new music out, Radio 1 support and a whole lot of hype surrounding his new live show, Photek could e one of those acts of the summer.


Over the weekend Glade will also welcome performances from a whole host of talent –  from festival favourites such as Dreadzone, Dub Pistols, Krafty Kuts, Hybrid and Dirty Vegas – to the superfresh, bass-heavy sounds of Skrillex, Engine Earz Experiment and Dirtyphonics, without a doubt three of the most exciting artists around. Add to this a very special performance from UK beatbox / vocalist Dub FX and The Flower Fairy (not to be missed) alongside Glade veteran DJs Ben & Lex and with more announcements to come, this years Glade Stage is looking pretty tasty.



  • Weekend Tickets: £135 + BF
  • Camper Van Passes: £50
  • Deposit Scheme Tickets: £50 + BF

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