Glastonbury isn't a festival, it's a settlement. Twice the size of Bath, it's more like a refugee camp for society's arty and most liberal than anything you'll see on Escape to the Country. Rather than one festival, Glastonbury is more like five or six — Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Glade, Lovebox and SW4 — all rolled into one.
Few dance music outfits sport the notoriety and national significance of Bugged Out! Stemming from their humble Manchester club-night beginnings, the now iconic weekender will return for its fourth year at Butlins Bognor Regis to celebrate 20 years of the Bugged Out name.
Seth Troxler is the latest DJ to be profiled in Annie Mac's TV series Superstar DJs. The half-hour TV programme will be shown at midnight on Channel 4 in the UK tonight (Wednesday 2nd July).
The Seth doc follows last week's episode following Tiesto around for a weekend on his private jet.
Electronic music has never been so central within our society as it is today. In a new Channel 4 series starting this Wednesday (June 25th), BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac will be representing the crux of what makes dance music so important in our present culture.
Announced at the International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza yesterday, the series of Corona SunSets beach festivals is set to kick off in the UK in July. Disclosure (DJ set) headline the first one on Saturday 5th July in Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset in the south-west of England.
Annie Mac, US house don MK, hungry bass-house dude Eats Everything and global beats guy Sinden also play the Griffin Stage at the event.
Hot Creations head honcho Jamie Jones has announced the line-ups for his renowned Ibiza event series Paradise, which take place every Wednesday from July 2nd to September 24th.
2014 sees yet another all-star cast for each weekly bash, including techno veteran Marco Carola, superstar garage brothers Disclosure, Hot Flush boss Scuba, Maya Jane Coles, Magda and Eats Everything, to name but a few.
Dance acts were overlooked at the Brit Awards last night (Wednesday 19th February), with only pop-junglists Rudimental winning anything amongst UK dance acts. The east London collective, signed to Black Butter Records, walked away with the gong for Best Single for their track 'Waiting All Night' — but Disclosure, nominated in four categories, left empty handed.
Dance music has seldom fared very well at the Brits, the UK music industry's annual awards show. Indeed, the Brits did away with the Best British Dance Act category a few years ago, but this year it appears that dance music is back to bite the mainstream music industry on the backside.
The award-winning Exit Festival in Serbia has just announced its first set of names to commemorate 15 years of dance acts at the event.
Disclosure, Paul Woolford, Carl Craig, Green Velvet, Dusky and Jackmaster have just been revealed as performing at Exit, joining Rudimental, Skrillex and Dub FX who had already been announced.