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UNITED FESTIVAL

I still haven’t got my ticket! Payday is but days away and I am itching to bag my slot and embrace – no, UNITE with my fellow ravers. Really, I should posting this after I have purchased, just in case I am completely shooting myself in the foot and the last of the tickets officially sell out. I will take my chances with music destiny, I will be unselfish. I will share the love!

This is set to be a banging festival. Truth be told, I hadn’t actually heard of this one untill several weeks ago. I suspect I should be ashamed of myself for not having heard of it, but there we go – it did only debut last year. I heard it through the grapevine, checked out the line up and thought OH MY RAVEGOD! I need to go to this. Pied Piper? DJ Luck and MC Neat? Grooverider?! Yes please! Take me back to the good old days! Who really wants to be sitting on the sofa on a Sunday afternoon, watching Time Team over an unwanted plate of brussel sprouts, longing for some filthy old school rave beats? Not this Sunday the 13th of September. Not on my watch!

Tickets are sadly no longer going for a mere £20. Last release tickets are now £40. But whats an extra £20 for an action packed day celebrating over 25 years of British rave culture, with over 150 acts and 8 arenas – all in one field?

Please save me a ticket! Possible review pending…FINGERS, TOES AND LIMBS CROSSED!

Tickets for this event can be purchased on the following websites:

http://www.unitedfestival.co.uk/

United Festival Line Up

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Raider Photography – The Chemical Brothers

Raider Photography – Groover Armada @ Lovebox Festival

If you ever get the chance to see Groove Armada live, you must go immediately! The Groove Armada set at Lovebox 2015 was a truly epic and utterly unforgettable experience! Crowd surfing on inflatable beer bottles, ridiculous levels of confetti, a heaving bass, incredible live Alladinesque performers…this has to be up there for one of the best festival gigs I have been to. Five star!
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Snowbombing Festival

With only twenty minutes to take advantage of a secret earlybird booking link, I frantically scrolled the numerous hotels, battled failing internet and horrendous phone signal…and managed to book an awesome room at the Hotel Forsthaus zum Kramerwirt, in the Mayrhofen centre, for a mere £125 deposit!

logoSnowboardingI am beyond excited! Snowbombing promoters summarise this event epicly: “A festival filled with fresh air, blue skies, black runs & white-hot parties… A week-long whirlwind of world class DJs and bands, in the idyllic alpine setting of Mayrhofen, Austria. Days are spent skiing, boarding, enjoying music on mountain top stages or relaxing in the spa of a luxury hotel. Nights deliver cutting edge performances in unique venues, from a sky high igloo, to an enchanted forest clearing. Regarded by many as… The Greatest Show on Snow. Mystical. Musical. Without Equal…”

Artic Discos, Road Trips, Fancy Dress Street Parties, Backcountry & Forest Parties – can you really get a festival better than this?

Now with 7 long months to dream of snowcapped mountains, rooftop hot tubs and five whole days of music heaven, all that is left to decide now is whether to Ski or Board!?

For more information and to book your tickets to Snowbombing 2016, please visit: http://www.snowbombing.com/

True to form, I have been a tad neglectful of Raiders over the festive period and the start to a glorious new year. Have no fear though fellow bloggers… the blog may have been neglected, but the 2015 festival plans are well under way. First festival booked – Sonar Barcelona! Founded in 1994, Sonar is a three day electronic and advanced music festival that is fast becoming a top favourite for all festival enthusiasts. This year the Chemical Brothers are headlining the Sonar by Night on Saturday 20th June and I shall be there, front row, celebrating another birthday in electrotastic style!

For more information about Sonar including tickets and line up information please visit http://sonar.es/en/2015/ 

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This year the mighty Lovebox Festival celebrated a decade of love! After days of torrential rain and what was set to be a rather damp and dull day for Bangthebox on Friday; the heavens remained closed, the rain mac firmly packed away, and despite some hefty mud swamps, the day was glorious and the festival as expected was excellent. 

Arriving just after 2:30 to hoards of  early birds at the festival gates; it took a while to get past security and there wasn’t a great deal happening at this time around the festival. If you head there next year, give the festival a few hours to warm up. When it does all kick off, there is a lot to see and do at Lovebox. Given we arrived so early, we didn’t expect to leave having only seen a few acts. But after several ciders, much roaming, and several clashes with the main acts this was the case. We did however see Ms Dynamite, Magnetic Man, Roska and Stamina…3 minutes of SubFocus and 10 minutes of Plastician… Not bad really. Ms Dynamite was pure class, and Katy B made a surprise appearance, joining Skream, Artwork and Benga on stage to perform ‘Perfect Stranger’ which was a highlight of the day! At 2:40 in the ‘I Need Air’ video England score-great moment! For £30 this was a top-notch day festival, and one I would recommend to all lovers of good music!

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