Festibelly headlined by New Young Pony Club, plus guest speaker Howard Marks
aaamusic | On 27, Jul 2011
SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST
THE NEW FOREST, HAMPSHIRE
“One of the summer’s more intimate festivals and also one of the more luxurious” Guardian
“Chilled day, party night time – a wonderful weekend” Independent
“Intimate and idyllic” Metro
“Excellent one-night shindig” Vice
“The vibe is cheery, chilled and you should rarely lose your mates/tent/marbles – unless you want to” Clash
FESTIBELLY HEADLINER ANNOUNCED PLUS MORE ACTS
Festibelly are hugely excited to announce that New Young Pony Club will be topping the bill for 2011. Festibelly said ‘New Young Pony Club are an incredible band, not only on record but on stage too. Lead singer Ty is an amazing performer and totally captivating to watch. They’re a perfect headline act for Festibelly, with sing-along pop anthems to disco dance-floor fillers. We’re honoured to have them and pretty ruddy excited to see them in action on the Festibelly stage!’.
The punk-pop disco-rockers achieved massive international success in 2007 with hits such as ‘Ice Cream‘ and ‘The Bomb’ taken from debut album ‘Fantastic Playroom. 2010 saw the release of second album ‘The Optimist’ which the NME described as “liquid nitrogen-fuelled pure pop genius”. An album full of beautifully crafted, edgier and darker disco-pop songs, it signified a dazzling progression of the bands sound, with tracks such as ‘Lost A Girl’, ‘Chaos’ and ‘We Want To’ establishing New Young Pony Club as one of the most credible and exciting bands in the UK.
Also set to make an appearance at the festival is the legendary Howard Marks, aka Mr Nice. Howard will be joining for an intimate story-telling session with tales from his extraordinary past.
Other additions include long time Festibelly-favourite James Yuill (DJ), wondrous melody-makers Channel Swimmer, Figures (James Delay & Jamie Blanco), Francis Day and more.
New Young Pony Club | myspace.com/newyoungponyclub
Howard Marks | howardmarks.name
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs | totallyenormousextinctdinosaurs.tumblr.com
Ghostpoet | myspace.com/ghostpoet
Drums of Death | myspace.com/drumsofdeath4eva
Man Like Me | manlikeme.net
Hollie Cook | holliecook.com
Lulu And The Lampshades | myspace.com/helouisamusic
Kyla La Grange | kylalagrange.com
My Sad Captains | mysadcaptains.co.uk
The Operators | myspace.com/theoperatorsrock
Skinny Lister | skinnylister.com
She Keeps Bees | shekeepsbees.com
Dimbleby & Capper | soundcloud.com/dimblebyandcapper
This Is The Kit | myspace.com/thisisthekit
Channel Swimmer | channelswimmer.com
Francis Day | myspace.com/francisdayband
Oh Ruin | myspace.com/ohruin
Chancery Blame & The Gadjo Club | myspace.com/thegadjoclub
Marmaduke Dando | marmadukedando.com
Dicejar | myspace.com/dicejar
Adam Street Singers | adamstreetsingers.com
James Yuill DJ | myspace.com/jamesyuill
Batty Bass – Hannah Holland, Mama & Deboa | battybass.blogspot.com
Greco-Roman Sound System | myspace.com/grecoromanmusic
Psychemagik | soundcloud.com/psychemagik
Reggae Roast | reggaeroast.co.uk
Figures (James Delay & Jamie Blanco) | soundcloud.com/figures
Fear Of Theydon | fearoftheydon.com
Sombrero Sound System | myspace.com/sombrerosoundsystem
Mojo Filter | mojofiltered.com
Low-Fro | soundcloud.com/low-fro
Massive In China
Like a rabbit in a raincoat in a box, Festibelly goers will be in for a surprise when they draw aside the curtains of the brand new Massive In China tent – a kaleidoscope of wrong cabaret and stand-up comedy, musically delightful soft to weird acoustic melodies, a bit of boombastic over to the light fantastic. Or get a bit vintage-crafty whilst watching circus performance and getting involved in a wonky gameshow or magic-not-magic act.
A new treetop stage nestled amongst the giant oaks of the Festi-forest. Fear of Theydon will be curating a line-up that befits the mystical setting with luscious sounds of cosmic, disco and Balearic goodness pulsing through the trees.
Featuring everything from dubstep to disco, a full line-up of electronic acts will feature throughout the day and night. Taking it into the early hours Le Disco Silence will be catering for all the night owls.
An alternative to the main stage the Terrapin Station combines flavours of acoustic, folk, gypsy and jazz and is home to the notorious Festibelly Folk Off – the signer/songwriter competition where the discerning crowd will cast their vote and crown one lucky contestant Folk King/Queen, winning themselves an opening slot on the main stage for 2012.
Following up on their debut Festibelly appearance last year, Autumn Shift will be setting up to provide all manner of musical delights as well as their cosy café, live poetry, painting and massages should you be wanting to unwind after a hard day’s party.
Broadcasting live from the Festibelly site, the Amazing Radio team will be providing as-it-happens coverage of the festival, live sessions and interviews and all the latest news and info in the run up to the event.
Date: 9am Saturday 27th August – 3pm Sunday 28th August 2011
Address: Undershore, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 5QA
Tickets: £36.00 + booking fee via festibelly.com. Under 12s free, no ticket required.
Saturday night camping included with ticket