Concrete PR Recommends 10 Festivals for 2013
Concrete PR Recommends 10 Festivals for 2013
With so many new festivals cropping up on the radar, both in the UK and abroad, it can sometimes be hard to navigate through which ones provide the best experience for your money. We love festivals here at Concrete PR and will be providing promotional support to a number of established and new festivals throughout 2013. We have decided to put together our top ten, compiled through our personal experience in places, and in other, brand new festivals that we think have hit the nail on the head. Take a good look as hopefully there will be one festival option here that will appeal to you. In chronological order as they happen over 2013 we have chosen festivals in the UK, Austria and Croatia, festivals covering house, bass, techno, drum and bass, reggae and everything in between. Enjoy.
United Nations Of Dub Weekender (22nd -25th March)
This weekender, held at Pontins in the Brean Sands self catering park located in between Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare, is bringing together some of the truly great UK sound systems including Jah Shaka, Channel One, Jah Tubby’s, Aba Shanti-I, Iration Steppas, King Earthquake and more under one roof for a weekend of every type of reggae, from dub and roots, to dancehall and digi. If you like reggae then look no further, this event has everything you could possibly want, with 5 indoor arenas, and DJs and producers from all four corners of the UK and further afield. For more information click here. Cost of ticket is £95+
Snowbombing Festival (1st-6th April 2013) Mayrhofen, Austria
Snowbombing is truly an epic festival experience, currently unrivaled. Set in the Austrian town of Mayrhofen this week long festival provides a full forced party atmosphere with the crème de la crème of DJ talent spanning every underground genre. Combined are some of the biggest live acts available in a number of different locations, from a forest party, to an igloo party 3000 feet above sea level, to the 4000 capacity main arena venue that has seen the likes of 2Many DJs, Chase and Status and DJ Shadow to name a few take to the stage in past years. As if that’s not enough, if you have the will power and energy, then there are over 600 kilometres of prepared first class ski slopes to keep you entertained. Watch the video if you don’t believe us, and if that doesn’t get you in the mood we’re not sure anything will. Click here for the web site. Cost of ticket is £320+
Pleasure Principle (26th-28th April 2013) Newquay, Cornwall
Another new festival on the radar, Pleasure Principle is a new music weekender brought to you by Numbers and Deadbeat, and as you can imagine features a tough line-up consisting of headliners TNGHT, Joy Orbison, Jackmaster, Oneman, Loefah, J-Rocc, Just Blaze and many more. Held at the Trevelgue Holiday Park, Newquay, Cornwall, the site is located within walking distance of the beach. Accomodation is provided by on-site static caravans and there will also be a camping option, let’s hope the April showers don’t get a ticket though. Either way, this really does look like a decent option and the line-up looks tasty and the festival/weekender has already been receiving high acclaim both online and in print. For more information click here. Tickets start at £115. See you there.
We are Festival (25th May 2013) Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Havering, London
We Are FSTVL is a brand new 15,000 capacity dance festival that is launching in 2013 and has an all-star line up including the likes of Concrete PR favourite, Eats Everything as well as Sven Vath, Ricardo Villalobos, Dusky, MR C, Clive Henry, Joy Orbison, Shadow Child and MK to name but a few. We Are FSTVL will play host to over 70 acts across 10 stages and arena hosted by the likes of Mulletover, Cocoon Heroes, Kehakuma, Crosstown Rebels, Secret Sundaze and more. On paper We Are Festival certainly looks like a strong contender for 2013 and will run over one day from 11am-2:30am. For more information click here. Cost of ticket ranges from £40-£65 and £170 for VIP
Sunrise Festival (May 30th – June 2nd) Venue TBC
Featuring talent represented by Concrete PR, Sunrise Festival plays host to a number of quality bands including; The Dub Pistols, Babyhead, The Drop (represented by Concrete PR), The Skints and more. This really does look like a great little festival for 2013 and we can’t wait to attend. Check out the site here for more info. Tickets start from £95.
Love System Festival (May 29th – June 3rd) Petrcane, Croatia.
A brand new festival and one of our hot tips for the future Love System Festival is a solid choice for those wanting to escape the UK for a Summer festival break, the line-up reflects a more mature option and is mainly comprised of house and 4X4, with a range of accommodation options from camping to apartments and stages from woodland retreats to stages floating on the ocean to the trusty boat party this 4 day party looks like it has hit the nail on the head. With prices starting from £59 it certainly comes in on budget as well. For more information click here. Highly recommended by Concrete PR.
Glastonbury (26th-30th June 2013) Somerset, England
After its year long sabbatical, Glastonbury festival is back on the map, what can only be described as one of the best festival experiences avialble, Glastonbury festival ticks many boxes offering atttractions for both old and new and a line-up that spans pretty much every tempo and genre that exists. Glastonbury needs no real explanation and is fully welcomed back to the festival calendar for 2013. For more information click here. Tickets for Glastonbury start at £205 but are currently sold out but there will be another allocation in April.
Hideout Festival (3rd-5th July 2013) Pag, Croatia
At only two years old Hideout festival has come a long way, having sold out of tickets in 2012 only goes further to showing that sun, bass, house and Croatia seem to be a winning formula at the moment. For more information please click here. Tickets start at £109
Eastern Electrics Festival (2nd-4th August 2013) Location TBC
2013 arena hosts will include long-term allies Black Atlantic, notorious underground renegades Crosstown Rebels with Rebel Rave and pioneering Spanish after-party Elrow, famed for full – throttle events in both Ibiza and Barcelona. From the heart of Bristol’s vibrant music scene, Futureboogie and Just Jack, infamous for award winning, carnival-style parties. South Coast, trail-blazers Junk Department will also join proceedings. Warehouse connoisseurs LWE present Chris Liebing’s esteemed label CLR to satisfy even the most hardened techno fans. Arenas will also be hosted by the cream of London’s underground, with Krankbrother, Krush, Mulletover and Secretsundaze, on board, making for the largest team of house and techno promoters in the UK to date. For more information please click here. Tickets start at £95.
Boomtown (8th–10th August 2013) Matterley Bowl, Winchester.
Boomtown really has come a long way over the past three years and 2012 really helped place it firmly on the map, having originally started as a cider festival to get around licencing laws the festival is now the main representative in the UK for underground reggae, drum and bass , ska, punk and dubstep and plays host to some of the most respected DJs and producers from those scenes. For more information click here. Tickets start at £97
Dimensions Festival (5th-9th September 2013) Pula, Croatia
Entering its second year, Dimensions festival has already established itself as viable option for many serious music lovers. Using the same venue as the dubstep and reggae orientated Outlook festival, Dimensions is promoted by the same people but offers more of a house led line-up. Acts on the 2013 line-up include Mala in Cuba, Model 500, Daphni, Tony Allen, Dave Clarke, Ben UFO and many more. For more information please click here. Tickets start at £115
Festival Number 6 (13th-15th September 2013) Portmerion, Wales
Winner of “Best New Festival” at the 2012 festival awards, Festival Number 6 is unlike many other festival concepts out there at the moment, aimed at the more mature end of the market this festival is set in one of the most idillic settings in Wales if not the whole of the UK. With first class accommodation options and a music, arts and culture line-up that provides something for everyone Festival Number 6 is a strong option for Concrete PR for 2013 and is highly recommended; this festival is only set to grow so we suggest you get your ticket early as if 2012 was anything to go by they will be being snapped up fast. For more information click here. Tickets start at £170.
ADE (17th 20th October 2013 TBC) Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ok, so we added 11 but who’s counting? Not strictly a festival per se but the ADE is a solid date for anyone in the music industry, DJs, promoters, brand ambassadors, producers and pretty much all representatives of the European music scene decend on Amstrerdam for a weekend that see’s every one of the cities clubs playing host to carefully curated and programmed events that cover every musical taste. Over 300 events over 5 days in 75 venues with 1700 artists attracting 200,000 over the course of the event. For more information please click here. Tickets vary according to venue and duration.