Ravetalk is proud to reveal the Glade 2009 lineup. This is an exclusive preview for all you lucky Ravetalk visitors before the line-up announcements appear elsewhere.

Don’t say we don’t spoil you. 😉


Glade 2009 lineup

And here’s some more info from the latest Glade press release:

After months of nail biting anticipation, Glade Festival 2009 are proud to announce a cracking line-up with lots more news to follow. The electronic festival – which takes place at a new site near Winchester from Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th July 2009 – will feature an exclusive UK festival performance from dance dons Underworld, world music by the likes of Femi Kuti, a live set from dubstep’s brightest star Rusko, a debut set from techno God Juan Atkins and The Quemists to name a few….
Thanks to its new home near Winchester (the secret location will be revealed to ticket holders nearer the time), Louder, Later and Longer is what you’ll get at this year’s Glade Festival, which moved from its previous home at Wasing Estate due to crippling noise restrictions.

In addition to the belting line-up, the Glade Festival will also be unveiling two new areas at this year’s event. First up is the Carmaggedon area – a post apocalypse space which will house multiple venues hosted by Breaksday, Overkill, NSB.co.uk (formerly Nu Skool Breaks) and Cool & Deadly (hosted by Fabric dubsteppers Dublime and Kiss’ Jay Cunning). The area will also feature mind bending art from Nevada’s Burning Man Festival, the scrap yard regeneration creations of the Mutoid Waste Company and the twisted cabaret of the Interstella Circus.

The Avalon is another new creation this year and is conceived as a festival within a festival – dedicated to a Pystrance way of life and attitude to living, as much as partying. Pystrance was born from the international alternative and psychedelic scene in the late 60s – which is now alive and well in places as far apart as Brazil, Japan, California and India. And in Avalon it has its UK home at the Glade Festival. You’ll find an area where music, art and all forms of expression, thrive and connect at what is undoubtedly the UK’s highpoint of the Psytrance movement.

And if that wasn’t enough, our friends from BLOC (from BLOC Weekend) host the Vapor Stage – the late night techno stage. The Glade Stage makes a welcome return in all its glory and will feature an amazing variety of live acts including world music for the first time on Sunday.

Visually, the Glade Festival 2009 will have a look and feel of Mad Max meets Alice in Wonderland. They’re cranking up the wow factor with surreal 3D installations to create 3D otherworldly spaces.

Watch this space for information on two other new areas – in addition to more exciting features.

The Glade Festival 2009 will soon be launching their new flash website, which will have a stage by stage breakdown of all the areas, including information on all the acts and promoters we’re working with.

In a move to help the recession blues tickets are on sale now for a very reasonable £125 (the same price as last year). Glade Festival is also running a Student Initiative for a limited period only where students can buy tickets for a mere £99 from now until 31st March 2009. All tickets include free on-site camping. Camper & caravan tickets cost an additional £45. Details of the VIP Tepee camping area will be announced soon.

The Glade won Best Dance Festival at this year’s UK Festival Awards and is a 10,000 capacity event, visited by dance music and free spirited aficionados from around the world. The Glade is known as one of Europe’s best underground electronic festivals and will celebrate its sixth birthday in 2009 after starting life as part of Glastonbury festival (of which it is still a part of).

The Artists
(Just a bit of information as Glade Festival will have more artist details up on their new website gladefestival.com when it launches in xxxx)

Underworld
Making their only UK festival appearance in 2009, the mighty Underworld will be headlining the Glade Festival this year. Karl Hide and Rick Smith are still pushing sonic boundaries after nearly two decades of being at the forefront of electronic dance music and have an extraordinary ability to fuse together elements of techno, dub, trance, drum ’n’ bass, ambient house and even blues. They are the perfect act to crescendo the Glade Festival 2009.

Juan Atkins
When Fedde Le Grand produced the massive club smash ‘Put Your Hands Up for Detroit’, it was a tribute to the legend Juan Atkins, often called the Godfather of Techno; his releases as Cybotron are often referred to as the first techno records. He often hailed as the inventor of the genre.

Femi Kuti
The first world artist to perform at Glade Festival Femi Kuti (son of Fela and brother of Seun) formed his 10 piece band The Positive Force in 1987. Femi’s take on Afrobeat pays respect to his father’s style – his sax playing can be uncannily similar to Fela’s – while adding modern dance rhythms to its funky, percussive roots. Femi’s latest album ‘Day by Day’ was released last year.
Mutant Clan AKA Timo Maas and Santos
Mutant Clan is the name of the new project from Timo Maas and Santos. Santos is Timo Maas’ Italian production partner. They appeared on Dubfire’s ‘SCI+TEC Digital Audio label, Sven Vath’s Cocoon label and their seen the first Mutant Clan release ‘Kensei’ on Connaisseur.

Booka Shade
Responsible for huge underground tracks ‘Body Language’ (with M.A.N.D.Y.) and ‘Mandarine Girl’, Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier – more commonly known as Booka Shade – are one of the world’s most sought after electronic live acts and the co-founders of Berlin imprint Get Physical – one of the world’s biggest electronic labels.

Drop The Lime
Also known as Luca Venezia, he was born in Brooklyn, New York and is an electronic DJ and producer. He fuses breakbeat, house dubstep and breakcore. His recent EP ‘Like Thunder’ was released in 2008.

The Bays feat Beardyman
Headed up Freerange Records head honcho Jimpster are a band that never rehearse as they improvise live sets. The play a combination of live loops, three synthesisers, electronic gizmos, bass, guitar and drums, turned into ambient house, hip-hop, electro and drum ‘n’ bass. They are joined by beatbox king Beardyman (his nickname originating from his old beard). He battled to become UK Beatbox Champion in 2006 and retained his title in 2007 making him the first beatboxer in UK history to win 2 championships in a row.
Japanese Popstars
Neither Japanese or hugely famous, this Irish three-piece are a Northern Irish response to analogue/digital terrorists Crystal Castles but are really more in the vein of good old-fashioned arms-aloft arena dance troupes like Orbital, Underworld and the Chemical Brothers. They’ve supported Klaxons and Hadouken!, and have supporters in the indie/rock camp such as Steve Lamacq, Annie Mac and Zane Lowe.

DJ Zinc
One of the UK’s most highly-rated drum ‘n’ bass DJs, Zinc is famous for a style of playing all types of D’n’B within one set. Founder of Bingo Beats record label, his releases include the classic ‘Super Sharp Shooter’, his first solo tune, released on Ganja Records in 1995, which remains one of the most recognizable dance records of the decade. His other hits include ‘138 Trek’, ‘Casino Royale’ and ‘Ska’.

Duran Duran Duran
Not to be confused with the 80’s pop group, DDD is a one man band fronted by Ed Flis. Ed hails from Philadelphia and is now based in Berlin. This debut album ‘Very Pleasure’ is pure breakcore.

Kasey Taylor
He was born in Melbourne Australia and lives in Portugal. He is a techno progressive DJ and owns the respected label Vapour Recordings. He is one of Australia’s biggest dance music exports.

Antix
Brothers Barton and Hayden Strom from New Zealand are the duo Antix. Their style bridges progressive house, techno and trance. Also known as Fiord their alias combines a unique and abstract approach including vocals, live instruments and collaborations.

Kid 606
Inspired by the best of electronica, punk, jungle, hip hop, bass, dancehall and techno Kid606 fuses it all together in a uniquely reckless style. He has remixed the likes of Amon Tobin, The Rapture, The Locust, Foetus, Depeche Mode, The Bug, Peaches, Dälek, Ellen Allien, Saul Williams, Super Furry Animals and countless others. His new album ‘Shout at the Döner’ drops this spring, and is easily his most accomplished record to date.

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