The latest edition of the burgeoning Bloom festival looks like a blinder. Nominated for best new festival last year, the event takes over the beautiful environs of Dyrham Park in Gloucestershire on 10th – 12th August. The Bloom bunch have pulled out all the stops to bring the most diverse, innovative and just plain fun artists and DJs to the table.
On a chilled tip, the acclaimed Zero 7 launch their new instrumental side project Ingrid Eto with an exclusive live show. Part of Bloom's commitment to bringing unusual and envelope-pushing artists to their stage, the new project takes Zero 7's fusion of electronics and organic instrumentation, but twists them into stargazing future funk epics.
If you're after some more upbeat fare, they've brought some sharp-shooting beatsmiths from across the audio spectrum to ensure we're kept on our toes. Radio Slave, Tom Middleton, The Nextmen, Inland Knights, Bugz in the Attic, Justin Robertson, Pendulum, Caged Baby and Crazy P will all be taking to the decks to bring the best that house, techno, drum and bass, disco and hip-hop have to offer.
As well as Ingrid Eto, there's a cool compendium of live acts planned, with dance music titans like Coldcut and the Dub Pistols appearing alongside rising electro freaks The Whip, Fujiya and Miyagi , and many more.
Tickets are available from www.bloomfestival.com at £87.50 (incl. booking fee) for adults, and £32.50 incl. booking fee for kids.
Check out Bloom and find out what all the fuss is about.