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Diary Dates

These Wicked Rivers – Friday 31 May
O2 Academy

Hailing from Derby, These Wicked Rivers have brought old-style blues rock into the twenty first century. Collectively influenced by the likes of John Mayer, Rival Sons, Joe Bonamassa, Marcus Bonfanti, Black Stone Cherry and Royal Blood.

Tommy Scott – Friday 31 May
The Soundhouse

Tommy Scott is best known as the lead singer, principal songwriter and guitarist of the Liverpool indie band Space. Expect Space classics and his own solo material.

The Milk Men – Saturday 8 June
The Musician

The Milk Men is a band made up from the cream of British R’n’B talent and pedigree, bringing together members of legendary R’n’B band The Pirates, and British Blues Award nominated The Mustangs, The Milk Men have been tearing up venues all over the uk with their dynamic, white hot versions of classic R’n’B and blues tunes, alongside unforgettable originals.

Cavalera – Wednesday 12 June
O2 Academy

Brazilian thrash metal from members of Sepultura, Soulfly and Gojira. Featuring Max Cavalera (vocals and guitar), Igor Cavalera (drums), Marc Rizzo (guitar) and Joe Duplantier (bass).


PREVIEW: Line-up announcements at Noisily returns to Leicestershire

Noisily festival returns to Leicestershire, from 11-14 July in Barkestone Woods near Grantham. The Festival has revealed a stellar music line-up across its main stages, including partnerships with DnB heavyweights Hospital Records, Critical and DJ Marky & Friends, with significant upgrades supported by new investment.

Now in its eleventh year, Noisily Festival, taking place 11th-14th July 2024, will welcome festival-goers from across the world as it returns to its spectacular site in Barkestone Woods, just outside Grantham, Leicestershire.

Investment in the future of Noisily has enabled the much-loved event to put together an electrifying bill of artists making up the biggest techno line-up to date on the Noisily Stage including Dubfire, Pan Pot, Ida Engberg, Township Rebellion, Mira, Bart Skills and Raxon, as well as improved production, with the stage build and production almost doubling in size, to ensure that its main stage is at the pinnacle of underground electronic music in the UK.

This commitment to taking Noisily Festival to the next level continues to the Treehouse stage as the Noisily team has partnered with DnB heavyweights Hospital Records, Critical and DJ Marky & Friends to put together a bill of epic proportions featuring Break, Camo & Krooked, DJ Marky, Calyx, and Kasra.

Never one to fade into the background, the Liquid Stage is not messing about with its line-up, with the likes of Antix, John 00 Flemming, Liquid Soul, Modus, and Miss Lightbeam getting behind the wheels and driving the party into the night.

Noisily is a family forged in a holistic environment which feeds the mind, body and soul. Each year thousands of attendees gather in the woods to dance, create, learn and connect. Guided by the environment and grounded in nature, Noisily celebrates the individual and cultivates understanding in the collective.

Part of a global family of transformational festivals which take place all over the world each year, the woodland festival was born out of and developed through the UK underground scene and the Glade Festival movement which was established at Glastonbury in 2000. Various members of Noisily’s core team and crew first cut their teeth at Glade in both production and marketing capacities.

Alongside its growth on the music side of proceedings, the festival’s unique heart and soul which sets it apart from the rest remains the same; its extensive wellness programme Mind Body Soul including holistic experiences, thought provoking workshops, talks, and panels, encouraging attendees to discover, explore, play, move, meditate and create, as well its ever-stunning arts programme, will be back in the woods for the weekend.

The Noisily Festival founders said: “When we started Noisily 13 years ago, all we knew was that we wanted to put on the best party in the UK – a well rounded, multifaceted event rooted in a high quality huge production rave. Now that we are older and wiser, that desire has not changed, but we’ve learned that we need to invest in our future.”

“As a result, this year we’ve been able to do the things that we’ve always wanted to do; the DnB partnerships with Hospital Records, Critical and DJ Marky & Friends are massive and really fit the direction that we want to go in on a musical level.

“We’re so excited about these new developments, and the fact that Noisily can now flourish in the decades ahead. See you all in the woods.”

There are more artists and stages to be announced, so keep your eye on Noisily’s official social channels for updates.

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In this week’s playlist you can look ahead to Noisily and take a listen to some of the acts that will be gracing the festival this year.