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Electric Elephant and Friends Of Mine… festival line-ups

| On 04, Feb 2011

The FRIENDS OF MINE FESTIVAL (20th – 22nd May 2011 @ Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire – Friday night just added!) is certainly shaping up to be an unmissable event on 2011’s festival calendar… just check out this line up so far with many more names still to be announced:

NEW ADDITIONS: The Lightening Seeds, Twisted Wheel, Toro Y Moi, Mr. Scruff (Friday night Big Top Stage), John Cooper Clarke, the bard of Salford to headline The Comedy & Spoken Word Tent with Howard Marks, The Whip, Flats, and Patterns

These join The Charlatans, A Certain Ratio, Cherry Ghost, The Phantom Band, Black Lips, Jim Noir, The Buzzcocks, The Wedding Present, Emmy The Great, Factory Floor, Fiction, Dutch Uncles, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Kong, Hatcham Social, Walls, Mind on Fire, Detroit Social Club, Riz MC, Joseph Coward…

In addition, The Manchester Food & Drink Awards will be running ‘Festaurant’ – a fine dining area on site featuring sit down meals provided by some of Manchester’s finest restaurants.

And for those wanting something even more special…. ‘VIP Upgrade’ tickets are now on sale for £39.50 including: VIP Parking – exclusive queue-free access and departure // Access to VIP Camping Area – separated and stewarded from the main campsites, and more spacious //  Unfettered Lake and Hall Views // Festibarrows transportation of all luggage from Car to campsite – details to follow // Exclusive access to boat trips on the lake // Exclusive access to lakeside VIP Champagne Lounge // Free Programme

If that wasn’t enough, there’ll be a spoken word/comedy tent (more news on that to follow soon), and THE HOUSE PARTY – already fast gaining reputation for their special events with a history that includes live sets with The Horrors and The Whip DJing amongst all kinds of home
comodities, bric-a-brac, and furniture – it’s a place to expect the unexpected. Think beds to jump on and cheese & pineapple on sticks.

House Party DJs include Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Douglas Hart (The Jesus and Mary Chain), Stephen Morris (Joy Division//New Order), Mike Joyce (The Smiths//6music), Rich Reason (Warehouse Project//Hit & Run), Dave Haslam (The Hacienda), Friends of Mine DJs, Underachievers Please Try Harder, and Pull Yourself Together, as well as some new
reggae-flavoured additions…

Horace Andy – Reggae legend regularly topping the Jamaican charts since 1967 having recorded for both Trojan and Studio One. 1990 saw his first collaboration with Massive Attack and is the only artist outside of the band to feature on all five of their albums.

Daddy G -Grant Marshall first came to prominence in the Bristol music scene as a member of the Wild Bunch sound system in the 1980s, alongside Mushroom and 3D, with whom he would form Massive Attack.

Together with King Spinna and live roots reggae chanters City Culture and Blackout Ja this promises to be a six hour roots marathon.

Tickets available from Adult 3 Day Ticket (including camping) = £89.50 per person // Child 3 Day Ticket (including camping) = FREE Until the end of January!


Returning for a fourth bash in 2011, Electric Elephant, the hit boutique festival in Croatia’s Adriatic coast moves from its late summer slot to mid-July (14th – 18th), where it’s been expanded to a five-day, five-night event that blurs the boundaries between festival and holiday.
The line-up for 2011 is taking shape, and we’re now able to announce the first of the stellar bunch of DJs and artists who’ll be performing at Europe’s most intimate party destination with the festival fixed as the jewel in Petrcane’s clubbing crown.

Heading an unbeatable DJ line-up is Chicago’s house legend Derrick Carter. He’s joined by Detroit hotshot Kyle Hall, Bok Bok head honcho one of the UK’s hottest labels Night Slugs, party starters The Glimmers & Horse Meat Disco plus underground house hero Luke Solomon and hosts The Unabombers

Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston’s A Love From Outer Space emerges from the basement vibes of London’s The Drop into the Adriatic sunshine bringing their eclectic mix of dub, proto-house, post-punk, Krautrock, disco, rock’n’roll and electronic oddities to both land and sea!

Other clubs upping sticks for the occasion include Glasgow’s finest Melting Pot with Simon Cordiner and Andrew Pirie. Seb Chew and Leo Greenslade will be bringing their West London weekly YoYo night on holiday with a bulging suitcase of hip hop, dubstep, garage/grime, house
and bassline-heavy music. Lowlife bring the good times with Bill Brewster, Michael Cook, Benoit Raymond and Mark Treadwell. Kelvin Andrews & Balearic Mike bring their Down To The Sea & Back to life in the Adriatic too.

Representing Electric Elephant’s Mancunian roots are THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT’s Krysko and Tramp’s Will TRAMP!, while Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45’s) Nathan Gregory Wilkins (History Clock) Capracara (DFA/Soul Jazz) and Fabrizio (Clap Rules) complete the DJ line-up as it stands, with many more to be added soon.

On the live front – because this festival is more than a fiesta of amazing DJ talent – we have Stones Throw’s finest purveyor of the fresh beat James Pants plus DJ/singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist and GILES PETERSON signing Ben Westbeech. There’s also Manchester’s STAR SLINGER – a man who’s been garnering J Dilla comparisons for his cut-up R&B tunes plus Italian disco-house party-starters Clap Rules.

Add to all of this 10 Boat Parties this year hosted by the likes of ANDREW WETHERALL & Sean Johnston, Yo Yo, Kelvin Andrews & Balearic Mike alongside the annual cruises from Electric Chair and Lowlife, the line-up is already looking tantalisingly good.

Tickets are available now, priced at £85.00 for the full, five-night shebang;

Electric Elephant & Garden Festival – Double Whammy – Ticket £140

Electric Elephant and their good friends The Garden Festival have teamed up to offer a limited double whammy ticket for both full events with a hefty saving, hit back for more info on this or any of the above…