Dizzee Rascal, Chase and Status, Friendly Fires, Nero, Labrinth and more set for Beach Break Live 2012

February 21, 2012

 
Beach Break Live, the much loved UK student festival, announce their biggest ever line-up with Chase and Status [live], Dizzee Rascal, Friendly Fires, Nero, Maverick Sabre, Labrinth, Wretch 32 and many more.

DJ Fresh will be performing live as well as Ben Howard, Delilah, Ghostpoet, Skream, Benga [live] Mistajam, The Whip, Scroobius Pip, Toddla T, The Milk, Clement Marfo & The Frontline and the legendary Hostpitality will be bringing their artists to Beach Break Live 2012
 

Beach Break Live has today announced its biggest, best and boldest line-up to date, which features some of music’s brightest stars and hottest new talent. Taking place from 14th – 18th June in Pembrey Country Park the four-day extravaganza will welcome the mighty Chase and Status, who will be performing live on Friday, grime maestro Dizzee Rascal who will be topping Saturday’s bill and Friendly Fires, who will raise the roof on Sunday, closing what is without doubt the most exciting festival line-up of the summer. With tickets priced from just £109, Beach Break Live will be buzzing with festival goers enjoying the epic line-up and four fun-filled days in the sun which will see everything from Roller Disco’s to The Celtic Games.


After Beach Break Live gave Chase and Status their first ever headline show in 2010, the duo have risen to global stardom pioneering drum and bass in the UK singles chart and bringing the genre to the forefront of the music industry. They will be joined by multi-talented producer and artist in his own right Labrinth, who shot to fame in 2011 with his numerous collaborations and hugely successful singles ‘Let The Sun Shine’ and ‘Earthquake’. BRITs Critics Choice-nominated Maverick Sabre will stun the crowds with his beautiful voice while hotly tipped London band Clement Marfo & The Frontline will be skanking down in their uniquely urban style. The coveted Delilah will no doubt be performing her single ‘GO’ which has received huge critical acclaim and resonated with fans across the UK. Dubstep chart toppers Nero will bring hits such as ‘Me And You’ and ‘Promises’ to the Beach Break Live Dance Stage.

As with Chase & Status, Beach Break Live is hugely excited to be welcoming the return of another festival favourite, BRITs awards winner Dizzee Rascal who will headline The Dell Main Stage on Saturday. Having stuck with Beach Break through the infamous 2009 site move to perform his first ever headline festival show, Dizzee returns as the notorious icon of the UK grime and urban scene to blow the minds of 20,000 festival goers in Wales. Festival goers will be going ‘Bonkers’ for everything Beach Break this year, from Zorbing down the 8-mile beach to horseriding through the waves, this festival offers everything fun in one place.

DJ Fresh, who has just reached No. 1 in the UK singles chart, will be showcasing his new live tour, which includes a full band and a tonne of technology as a back drop to his hard hitting bass lines. Since 2010 Wretch 32 has been steadily rising up the charts thanks to breakthrough singles from his hugely successful album ‘Black and White’. 2012 is set to continue that trend, if not garner even more success for the grime MC when he performs at this year’s Beach Break Live 2012. Embarking on UK tours this February, Beach Break is delighted to be welcoming both Manchester indie rockers The Whip and lyrical genius Ghostpoet to the festival for the first time while the newly appointed BBC Radio 1 contingent Benga [live] and Skream will be offering up the kind of cutting edge drum ‘n’ bass that has seen them become two of the most talked about DJs and producers in the business.

The infamous Ghetto Blaster stage is returning yet again to Beach Break Live, true to form artists will be keeping festival goers up into the small hours with a mash up of unique dubstep from Toddla T, Rinse FM’s very own Oneman and Glasgows champian DJ and Numbers label founder, Jackmaster, will be spinning the decks with a frenzy of electronic bass and beats. Blawan will also be joining the boys on the Ghetto Blaster stage, hotly tipped producer of 2011 will no doubt be bringing even more to the dance table in 2012. Festival circuit pros DJ Parker, DJ Cheeba and DJ Moneyshot will be spinning the decks in Chai Wallah whilst rising talents Mystery, SDM, MTD and Dutty Dan will also be performing around the site. Propaganda will be starting the post main stage party in the ActionAid tent every night, with some secret DJ sets to top it off!

With the highly anticipated second album from Friendly Fires tantalisingly close to being released, there’s little doubt that the St. Albans trio will be a festival highlight for many a Beach Breaker in 2012 when the boys close proceedings on the Dell Main Stage on Sunday. They will be joined by Beach Break regular and rapidly rising singer songwriter Ben Howard while Merlin’s Forest is set for the ultimate drum ‘n’ bass takeover when the one-and-only Hospitality unleash their collective on Sunday. High Contrast, Netsky, Camo & Krooked, Danny Byrd and more will take to the decks for what promises to be a unforgettable show.

Editors Notes

Beach Break Live has become the destination for thousands of Students over the last five years, now in its sixth successful year the team are still striving to make it bigger and better than ever. A brief foray in TV stardom on the Dragons Den to the near miss of the infamous ‘Zoo Break Live’ has lead to a sell-out 20,000 student celebration of the end of exams and the beginning of the summer.

Links

Website
www.beachbreaklive.com
Video
http://bit.ly/AdKqfy
Tickets
http://bit.ly/zvgNBq

Contacts

Press Information
info@wearefullfat.com
Interviews / images / press accreditation
megan@wearefullfat.com

FRIDAY LINE-UP

CHASE AND STATUS [live]
CLEMENT MARFO & THE FRONTLINE
DELILAH
EATS EVERYTHING
FREE PEACE
JAKWOB
LABRINTH
MAVERICK SABRE
MISTAJAM
NERO
RANDOM IMPULSE
RODIGAN
THE SAVAGE NOMADS

SATURDAY LINE-UP

BENGA [LIVE]
BROTHER & BONES
DIZZEE RASCAL
DJ FRESH [LIVE]
DOORLY
GHOSTPOET
JACK BEATS
ONEMAN
RUSKO
SCROOBIUS PIP
SKREAM & SGT POKES
THE WHIP
TODDLA T
WRETCH 32

SUNDAY LINE-UP

ABANDONMAN
AYAH MARAR
BEN HOWARD
CAMO & KROOKED
DANNY BIRD
DRY THE RIVER
DYNAMITE MC
FRED V & GRAFIX
FRIENDLY FIRES
HIGH CONTRAST
JESSY ALLEN
NETSKY
THE MILK
WREC & CARASEL
YOUTHSTAR


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Gloucester Guildhall Presents – THE MILK

February 20, 2012

Gloucester Guildhall Presents

                   

THE MILK

 

“Pure fire and skill…an immersive experience you don’t want to end” The Guardian


“This is the next band you all should be paying attention to”
NME


“Straitjacket-tight…influenced by classic soul, punk and reggae, but defiantly un-retro”
Time Out, Ones To Watch For 2012


“Irresistibly infectious”
The Sun
The Milk’s contemporary twist on classic soul, hip-hop and ska has already won a wealth of support. With fans everywhere from NME, The Guardian and Neon Gold to Zane Lowe, Huey Morgan and The Sun, the band are sure to be one to watch throughout 2012.

The Milk have announced news of a brand new single – ‘Broke Up The Family’ – in conjunction with a massive UK tour (Sign Of The Times / Sony).  ‘Broke Up The Family’ is an exhilarating and infectious follow-up to the hip-hop-infused groove of ‘B-Roads’, which cemented The Milk’s reputation as one of the major new acts of 2012. A mix of classic, contemporary soul, taut guitar-rock and an effortless ear for pop melodies, the single is also a darker, more personal turn for the band, written in response to broken homes. It was also produced by the boys’ long-term collaborator, celebrated DJ and remixer Brad Baloo (The Nextmen). The Milk recently completed recording their debut album with Brad, of which ‘Broke Up The Family’ is just the tip of the iceberg. The as-yet-untitled record will see a release later this year.
Of this newer material, ‘Broke Up The Family’ perhaps best encompasses the diverse sounds and small-town stories that have shaped The Milk. Having been friends since school, the boys began life as a teenage punk band: after some disastrous efforts to act rock-and-roll, the group soon split, though lead-singer Rick’s belting soulful voice arguably benefited from these loud, formative years. Sometime later, the boys revisited the classic Motown, Stax and Trojan Records that had soundtracked their teens, intent on putting on a club night. Instead, they hit a creative breakthrough. Holed up in the shed at the bottom of their garden, all new songs and sounds were experimented with, which were written in-between and sometimes in response to a series of make-do jobs in Wickford, Essex.
Surrounding the release of ‘Broke Up The Family’, The Milk will take their fearsome live reputation on the road for the very first time. They have already been nominated for the 2011 Festival Awards, and prior to the Scala date on April 4, have also sold out an impressive run of London shows (see Dingwalls, Hoxton B&K, Jazz Cafe, Camden Barfly and XOYO). With this first nationwide trek selling fast, this year should see The Milk prove beyond doubt that there is more to Essex than that reality TV show may have suggested…
More information about the band can be found at their web site: www.thisisthemilk.com

 

 

Saturday 10th March // Tickets £5 // Doors 7.30pm // Over 14s

 

For tickets visit Gloucester Guildhall’s Box Office, call 01452 503050 or book online at http://www.gloucesterguildhall.co.uk Tickets are also available from the Tourist Information Centre on Southgate Street.

 


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