Festival Fever! PART ONE


So it’s nearly festival season.. time to dust off those wellies and/or get that sun tan cream out! There are tons of festivals this year to take you all the way through the summer and we are selling tickets for them HERE http://www.jumborecords.co.uk/concert-gig-tickets.asp

So here is PART ONE of a run through of some of the highlights this summer that hopefully the sun will shine down on…

Bingley Live Festival -2nd – 4th September.

Bingley Music Live has risen from humble beginnings to a festival that in only its 4th year is nationally heralded as one of the UK’s major festivals.With no key sponsor in place Bingley Music Live is funded and organised in the main by Bradford Council yet over the past two years has successfully sold out to crowds flocking in to see the likes of James, The Enemy, Public Image Ltd, Seasick Steve, Editors, Calvin Harris, Doves, Example, Professor Green and many more. This years line up does not dissappoint… gracing the stages this year are Maximo Park, Mystery Jets, Chase and Status, John Fratelli, Eliza Doolittle, Fun Lovin Criminals, Athlete, Feeder and Russo with many more still to be announced. A feature of the festival is the fact that it has remained loyal to its grass roots by showcasing local talent giving bands from the region the opportunity to perform on the same bill as nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. We have tickets in stock so come and get one for the modest price of £38.50!

Leeds Festival – 26th – 28th August –  Branham Park, Leeds.

Leeds festival has got bigger and better each year and 2011 is no different. Headliners include the much anticipated Pulp, The Strokes and Death From Above 1979, with Muse, Elbow, My Chemical Romance and Friendly Fires  who will  be laying it down at Bramham Park in August. There are also lots of other great bands and artists playing such as Mount Kimbie, Warpaint, The Kills, Seasick Steve, Yuck, The Horrors as well as comedy stages…I could go on! Down here at Jumbo we luckily still have early entry passes (£16.50 each) which gives you a whole extra day at the festival. We also still have Friday, Saturday and Sunday day passes that are all £90.00 each and if you want to really get stuck in and do it properly we have weekend tickets for £200.00. You can buy the tickets from us here in the shop and pick up your passes a few weeks before the festival or buy them online or over the phone and we will send them out to you, so avoid the multiple booking fees elsewhere and get in touch and book your Leeds festival tickets now!

Cocoon In The Park -Saturday – 9th July – Temple Newsam, Leeds

If the whole weekend isn’t your thing, and you like your music rather ‘banging’ then this festival is ideal. Cocoon In The Park is a day festival in July at Temple Newsam in Leeds. This year the line up is shaping up perfectly. Cocoon In The Park welcome arguably the biggest name in techno today “Papa Sven” is responsible for bringing the underground to the masses through almost 30 years of unfaltering dedication and intuitive musical foresight..is that wasn’t enough then he will be joined by one of the original instigators of the microhouse and Latin-infused minimal techno genres, Ricardo Villalobos. As well as these two heavy-weights they will be joined by Reboot and Michigan born Seth Troxler. This is a must for any house and techno head. The festival runs from 11am through till 11pm so you can dance into the night. Tickets are a steal at £44.00 from us here at Jumbo.

Global Gathering – 29th – 30th July – Stratford Upon Avon

Speaking of dance festivals..why don’t you get yourself down to Global Gathering?! A scorching line up of the world’s biggest DJs and immense live talent ensures guests from around the world get to enjoy a once in a lifetime festival experience each and every event and this year does not dissapoint. The festival has an astonishing 14 stages and arenas so you will always catch someone that you like. This year everyone seems to be playing from Subfocus, Nero, Caspa and Tempa T on the Metropolis Stage, Skream & Benga and Zinc on the Rinse Stage and Annie Mac, Boyz Noise and Rusko on the Wax:On Stage. The line-up is truly phenomenal and if you are into your dance music and want a great vibe then get yourself to Global. Tickets here at Jumbo are £109.50 each.

Beacons Festival – 12th – 14th August – Heslaker Farm, Skipton.

A brand new arts and music festival presented by Moor Music Festival, Iron Wagon and the 580 Collective. Situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and showcasing a dynamic and exciting wealth of music, film, art with great food and drink over a fantastic weekend. The festival is taking place at Heslaker farm in the middle of August. It is playing host to the likes of Jamie XX, Mr Scruff, Wolf People, Dutch Uncles, Willy Mason, The Twilight Sad, Toddla T and many more. The festival offers something for everyone in a relaxed environment, as well as the cracking line up there is also a selection of Leeds finest DJs including a Jumbo Records Soundclash and Raised By Wolves DJs. Beacons festival will be offering local food and beers, loads of fun stalls, a vintage fair, famers market and a film festival over the weekend! What more could you ask for?! We still have tickets but i’m sure we won’t for long!

  • Fri/Sat/Sun Day Tickets – £33.00 each
  • Weekend Tickets – £76.50
  • Adult + Teen Weekend Offer – 109.50 each.

Whitby Soul Weekender – 1st – 3rd July – Whitby Pavillion, The Spa, North Yorkshire

Attention all Northern/Modern Soul fanatics!! Gold Soul are providing you with a great way to spend a weekend in the beautiful town of Whitby. This festival is annually packed and featuring Northern Soul, Motown and Modern Soul with the North’s best loved DJ’s. This year it is set to be even more special as they are celebrating there 10th anniversary! Gold Soul are offering you three daytime sessions plus soul nights spread over three days so you can incorprate a relaxing break into your soul experience. DJs Soul Sam, Ginger Taylor, Kev Roberts plus many more will be spinning 45s all day and night so its not one to miss! We have tickets left still and they are priced at £33.00 each.

The MAGIC LOUNGEABOUT Festival – 19 – 21st July Broughton Hall (North Yorkshire)

This looks to be a rather nice Boutique affair with Headliners such as The Human League and Badly Drawn Boy and acts like New Young Pony Club, Ed Sheeran and Clint Boon there’s a rather large crossover feel for those that want to party or ‘Loungeabout’. With a Cinema Tent, Games Arena, Spoken Word Tent and even a Kids Garden and on site restaurant it’s looking to be a great family friendly fest too…

The GREEN MAN Festival 19/08/2011 – Brecon Beacons (Wales)

A great long standing festival with an A1 Line-up and this year we have FLEET FOXES, BELLOWHEAD, BURNS UNIT, VILLAGERS, POLAR BEAR, WILD NOTHING and Leeds very own (and shop faves) ELLEN AND THE ESCAPADES playing with LOADS of other bands…And of course a whole plethora of things to do and fun to be had besides watching bands…

See you next time for more festival top picks!!!!

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Jumbo records Independent Record Shop will be 40 years old in 2011, and is proud to be completely independent, and very grateful to all customers who help us keep going. Our staff are as passionate and knowledgeable as ever, and enjoy the interaction with all you lovely people so please get in touch.
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