Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep: Festive Season

Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep

Monday, July 17, 2006

Festive Season

Since we are in the midst of the festival season I thought I would post on a few events that are coming up this year. Despite the fact there is no Glastonbury, there seems to be more music festivals than ever, with just about every taste been catered for. T In The Park 2006, for example, reported record attendance (and profit!!!) in what has already been a great Summer for festivals and music in general.

First up is the intimate 6,000 capacity Indian Summer Festival in Victoria Park, Glasgow on September 2nd and 3rd. As it stands, the line-up is fairly small, however, the quality of the acts appearing more than makes up for it. Scheduled artists include the critically acclaimed Antony & The Johnsons, Canadians Broken Social Scene and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs amongst others. Pricing is relatively cheap at just £60, the rest of the line-up can be found here.

Anotherer festival that has caught my eye, does not take place until December the 8th-10th but promises to be quite brilliant. Curated by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, and part of the excellent All Tomorrow's Parties festival series, The Nightmare Before Christmas festival promises to be something special. First off, Iggy & The Stooges are the confirmed headliners, along with a rare UK appearance by Sonic Youth. To be held in Butlins, Somerset acts such as Bardo Pond, Dinosaur Jr and Wooden Wand will also be appearing. The rest of the line-up can be found here.

But despite all the quality acts mentioned above, if you had to choose one then look no further than this...Radiohead, Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh August 22nd. The world's greatest band return to Scotland for the first time since 2003, despite not having any new recorded material to promote.Unfortunately, it completely sold out within an hour of the release of tickets. Confirmed support is Beck and the whole thing is part of Edinburgh's T on the Fringe Festival. Can't wait to see Thom and the boys once again.


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