Live – April 2014

Here are your live highlights for April:

The Presets

Back on the road, starting at the touring Groovin the Moo festival in Australia, and then followed by individual dates next month.

Full list of dates at Songkick

Booka Shade

Coming up with festivals and individual dates in London, Dublin, Nürburg, Nuremberg, Liège, and Cuxhaven.

Full list of dates at Songkick

Kosheen

Playing this week in Zürich, with more dates no doubt to follow.

Full list of dates at Songkick

Chromeo

Following the shows at Coachella over the last couple of weeks, future dates are taking place over the coming months in the USA, Canada, Spain, France, the Netherlands, the UK, Portugal, Germany, and then the USA again.

Full list of dates at Songkick

Boys Noize

With shows coming up at the Counterpoint festival in Georgia (the state), the Hangout festival in Alabama (the state), the Sasquatch festival in Washington (the state), the Movement festival in Michigan (the state), a one-off date in Stockholm (the city), and finally the Melt festival in Germany (the country).

Full list of dates at Songkick

 

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Live – Best of the Festivals 2013

This month, with summer coming in the northern hemisphere, we take a look at the best of the summer festivals in 2013, with a focus on the sort of music that we like to listen to on this blog. Here are five choices, in chronological order:

Electric Daisy, Las Vegas, 21-23 June

If you can bear a week in the desert at 40°C and near enough 0% humidity, here are some of the artists performing this week in Las Vegas:

  • Booka Shade
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Eric Prydz
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Ferry Corsten
  • Jacques Lu Cont
  • La Roux
  • Sasha
  • Tiësto
  • Tiga

More here.

Latitude, Suffolk, 18-21 July

Highlights in Southwold this year include:

  • Calexico
  • Chvrches
  • Hot Chip
  • Junip
  • Kraftwerk
  • Beth Orton

More here.

Lovebox, London, 19-21 July

A bit of crossover with the one above, but you might be able to sneak into both and see:

  • AlunaGeorge
  • Andrew Weatherall
  • Frankie Knuckles
  • Goldfrapp
  • Hurts
  • Jon Hopkins

More here.

Rewind, Perth, 26-28 July and Henley, 16-18 August

The 80s festival, about thirty years late, includes the likes of:

  • ABC
  • The B-52s
  • Go West
  • Chesney Hawkes
  • Heaven 17
  • Nik Kershaw
  • Sonia

More info on the Scottish event here, and the London one here.

Berlin Festival, 6-7 September

At the brilliant former Tempelhof Airport:

  • Björk
  • Blur
  • Boys Noize
  • Delphic
  • DJ Shadow
  • Miss Kittin
  • Pet Shop Boys

Plus DJ sets from Justice and Röyksopp.

More here.

Live – March 2013

Here are some live highlights to keep an eye out for in the coming weeks:

Chromeo

In 2007 they showed us their Fancy Footwork, and this month they’re back with a couple of live dates for you if you’re in Canada.

List of dates at Songkick

Primal Scream

They seem to be back, although I’ll admit I’m not entirely clear why. In the coming days / months you can catch them in London, Tokyo, Glasgow, and Stockton-on-Tees.

List of dates at Songkick

Booka Shade

Currently in the middle of a wide reaching tour which in the coming weeks takes them to Washington DC and then festivals in the US and Brazil.

List of dates at Songkick

Apparat

Touring his current album Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre)Apparat keeps popping up in random locations across Europe over the next couple of months.

List of dates at Songkick

CSS

Coming up with UK dates in Liverpool and London in May are Brazilian nutters CSS, who I don’t doubt will be worth checking out.

List of dates at Songkick