Reading and Leeds Festival

Richfield Avenue, Reading 24th/25th/26th August 2012 Sometimes Reading & Leeds surprise us with a lineup that has headline acts that no other festival can get, and other years it just doesn’t. This year unfortunately Reading & Leeds has no standout wow-headliners, instead opting for “safe acts” like The Cure (who are great but headlined Bestival […]

Standon Calling

Standon Lordship, Hertfordshire 3rd – 5th August 2012 This year’s headliners at Hertfordshire’s much-loved independent festival Standon Calling include DJ-come-beatboxer Beardyman, experimental rock/electro outfit Death in Vegas and dub-thoroughbreds Fat Freddy’s Drop. The latest announced additions to the lineup include !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Crazy P, Willy Mason, Greg Wilson and Trojan Sound System amongst […]

Vocal Booth Weekender

Campomoar, Spain 14th – 16th September Vocal Booth Weekender, another of Europe’s premier dance music festivals, returns in 2012 with an eclectic mix of artists delivering generous portions of soul, funk and electro under the Alicante sunshine. The Vocal Booth brand was launched back in 1999 by Andy Ward at the flagship bar in Birmingham […]

Stop Making Sense

Tisno, Croatia – 2nd – 6th August 2012 As if the lineup wasn’t enough to tempt you to attend this year’s Stop Making Sense festival, perhaps it’s location will. Taking place in a newly discovered spot further up the Craotian coast is a secluded, idyllic bay near the village of Tisno. Stop Making Sense promises […]

Soundwave Croatia

The Garden, Tisno, Croatia 19th-23rd July 2012 Croatia would certainly seem like the festival-destination of choice in 2012, particularly the beautiful coastal area of Tisno which lies on the Dalmatian coastline between Split and Zadar. Soundwave boasts four days of sun, sea and music, including trademark boat and beach parties as well as a stellar […]

Meadows in the Mountains

Meadows in the Mountains Polkovnik Serafimivo, Bulgaria 8th/9th/10th June 2012 Meadows in the Mountains, unsurprisingly, is set amongst Bulgaria’s stunning Rhodope Mountain range in close to the modestly sized village of Polkovnik Serafimovo. This year Crazy P will be bringing his disco and funk infused sounds to the beautiful backdrops of this remote location along […]

V-Festival

Hylands Park, Chelmsford/Weston Park, Staffordshire 21st/22nd August 2012 V-Festival has typically remained one of the more pop-based festivals in the UK and in 2012 it continues this tradition. To its credit, V Festival caters to the annual sell-out crowd without much diversion; a crowd-pleasing festival if ever there was one. This year the lineup is […]

Barclaycard Wireless

Hyde Park, London 6th/7th/8th July 2012 Wireless in London’s Hyde Park typically brings huge headliners from the US to its lineup; 2009 had Kanye West, 2010 had Jay-Z and 2011 had… well, Black Eyed Peas, but 2 out of three wasn’t bad! It seems that they’re back on form in 2012 though as Wireless will […]

Bestival

As ever, Bestival organisers Josie and Rob Da Bank have booked in and announced a whopping lineup of mammoth acts for this year’s festival. Taking place on the 6/7/8/9th September 2012, Bestival sets its sights on going even bigger and better than previous years, a tough aim given the festival’s reputable history! The stand out […]

Creamfields

This year Creamfields’ lineup features a generous (some might say greedy!) selection of the biggest names imaginable, all bundled together into an unmissable weekend of music. 2012’s headliners are an exciting prospect to say the least. Saturday will see Avicii, David Guetta, Above & Beyond, Steve Angello, Eric Prydz and Skrillex headline the six tents. […]