FAULT Magazine Summer 2017 Festival Guide

Who

Frank Ocean , Jamie Xx , Mac Miller , Solange , Sampha , Kaytranada , Ray Blk , Mick Jenkins , Rex Orange County , The Fedz , Raheem Bakaré , Noisey Djs, Rag’n’bone Man , Rüfüs , Sälen Chase & Status (Live) , Jess Glynne , Annie Mac , Dj Ez , Kano , Anne-marie , Raye , Club Drive

What

Lovebox have now announced Solange and Frank Ocean as headliners for 2017 and we are more than excited. Both performers released critically acclaimed albums respectively in 2016 and fans will sure to be excited for the release of these details. Being the eclectic festival that they are, there’s truly something for everyone this year. Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Jamie XX, Mac Miller, Chase & Status and many more FAULT Favourites will be there.

As they enter their fifteenth year, Lovebox has made a name for itself with lineups featuring taste making-headliners and need-to-know acts from Britain and around the world.

Where

London – Victoria Park

When

14-15th July

Tickets

www.loveboxfestival.com

Who

Metronomy, Crystal Fighters, Toots & The Maytals, Wild Beasts , Peaches , Ray Blk , Honne ,,jagwar Ma , Jeremy Loops , Rejjie Snow ,tom Misch , Kate Nash , Akala , Jorja Smith , Fickle Friends , Bonzai , The Moonlandingz , Deap Vally , All Them Witches , Jain , Pumarosa , Zak Abel , Will Joseph Cook , Tom Grennan , Mabel , Etta Bond , Be Charlotte , Toothless , North Downs ,?Let’s Eat Grandma , Seramic , Charlotte Oc , Laurel , Anteros , Aine Cahill , Cosmo Sheldrake , Mont Jake

What

This year, our FAULT Favourite Festival ‘Secret Garden Party’ is back with a clear message to the fame worshipping and excluding masses, “bore off, we all run this town!” This summer the Secret Garden Party invites all into the most inclusive VIP-LOL-OFF for their 15th SGP ever themed – “Sweet Dreams. Are made of these? And who are we to disagree…” It’s no surprise that we LOVE attending SGP each year and would likely still attend even if the lineup wasn’t to our taste but time and time again they have filled their lineup with FAULT Favourite bands and this year is no exception.

Where

Cambridgeshire – Mill Hill Field

When

20-23 July

Tickets

http:,,www.secretgardenparty.com,

Who

Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, The xx, The National, Biffy Clyro, Katy Perry, Barry Gibb, Royal Blood, Stormzy
Chic, Major Lazer, Alt-J, Boy Better Know, Lorde, Solange, Run the Jewels, Laura Marling, Kris Kristofferson, The Jacksons, Emeli Sandé, Phoenix

What

Come on, you know about Glastonbury by now! Not to mention the lineup is batshit crazy but we love it. Whether you have a an eclectic music taste or just a large group of mates with diverse music tastes; you’re bound to have fun at Glasto 2017. Skank out to Stormzy, jive with The Jacksons and sing your lungs out to Solange all in the same week – chances are you won’t get many chances to see so many great performers under the proverbial roof that is Glastonbury.

Where

Glastonbury – Worthy Farm

When

21st – 25th June

Tickets

www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

Who

Chance The Rapper Skepta The Weeknd Abra Cadabra AJ X DENO Big Narstie Big Tobz Bryson Tiller (UK Festival Exclusive) Bugzy Malone Cadet Dave Desiigner DJ Charlsey Fetty Wap (UK Festival Exclusive) Flatbush Zombies G-Eazy (UK Festival Exclusive) Geko Hilltop Hoods Jez Dior Kojo Funds Lil Dicky Lil Uzi Vert Lil Yachty (UK Festival Exclusive) Mike Skinner and Murkage Present TONGA MoStack Nas (UK Festival Exclusive) Nef The Pharaoh Noname Post Malone Rae Sremmurd (UK Festival Exclusive) Sean Paul Section Boyz Stefflon Don The Age of L.U.N.A Tim Westwood Topaz Jones Tory Lanez Travis Scott (UK Festival Exclusive) Ty Dolla $ign Tyga Wiley WizKid Young T and Bugsey Young Thug (UK Festival Exclusive) Yuna Yungen Zara Larsson

What

Wireless Festival today adds five further artists to its 2017 line up, including some of the biggest names in home-grown talent Bugzy Malone, Geko and Kojo Funds, as well as international stars Fetty Wap and Travis Scott for two UK festival exclusive performances.

Where

London – Finsbury Park

When

7-9th July

Tickets

http:,,www.wirelessfestival.co.uk,tickets

What

Now in it’s 11th year, Field Day has consistently proved itself to be one of the leading festivals in the UK. Exceptional programming over the years have seen the best in upcoming and legendary acts and this year Field Day is set to surpass expectations once again with Aphex Twin playing in a brand new stage plus Flying Lotus, Slow Dive and many more confirmed to grace the festival’s many other stages in

Who

Aphex Twin, Fatima Yamaha – live, Flying Lotus, Marcel Dettmann, Midland, Moderat, Nicolas, Forest Swords ,Forth Wanderers, Gaika, Haelos

Where

London – Victoria Park

When

3 June

Tickets

fielddayfestivals.com,tickets

Who

Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, the xx, Aphex Twin, Grace Jones, Slayer, Solange, and Van Morrison,Run The Jewels, Mac DeMarco, Miguel, Flying Lotus, the Magnetic Fields, Angel Olsen, Grandaddy, Sampha, Swans, Broken Social Scene, Mitski, the Afghan Whigs, Against Me!, the Damned, the Descendents, Priests, King Krule, Gordi, Pinegrove, Mannequin Pussy, Cymbals Eat Guitars,

What

Year after year, Primavera have paired contemporary and culturally relevant artists alongside living legends who paved the way for originality within the music industry and 2017 is looking to be no exception to that rule. Classic festival favourites Arcade Fire, Aphex Twin and Bon Iver tear the stage up at every appearance and we’re sure Primavera Sound 2017 will be no different. Solange, Frank Ocean and The XX arguably released three of the best albums of 2016 and on their merit alone will bring music lovers from across Europe and beyond to Barcelona next May.  That’s all before we even mention that Run The Jewel, Skepta, Flying Lotus and FAULT #23 Alumni Miguel will also be performing. Alongside these contemporaries, festival goers can also bask in the presence of legends Van Morrison and  Grace Jones who have made undeniable contributions to music throughout their respective careers.

Where

Spain – Barcelona

When

31 May – 4 Jun

Tickets

www.primaverasound.com

Who

Aphex Twin, Fatima Yamaha – live, Flying Lotus, Marcel Dettmann, Midland, Moderat, Nicolas Jaar, Nina Kraviz

What

Hideout is firmly cemented as the leading electronic music festival in Europe, the six open air stages will once again play host to the best in electronic music. With Croatia now a globally recognised destination for dance music, Hideout Festival is at the forefront of the scene. Six incredible years of stand out line-ups spanning the whole spectrum of electronic music, Hideout has become one of the definitive european dance music events in the calendar.

Where

Croatia – Pag

When

26th – 30th June

Tickets

http:,,www.hideoutfestival.com,

Who

Rae Sremmurd, French Montana, Sean Paul, Lady Leshurr, Krept & Konan, DJ Jazzy Jeff

What

Fresh Island is Europe’s leading hip-hop and urban music festival, set against the backdrop of the stunning island of Pag in Croatia. The festival has become renowned for welcoming the finest international talent to the shores of Zrce Beach to play across its three open-air superclubs and in the last five years has hosted performances by Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Eve, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Stormzy, JME and many more.

Where

Croatia – Pag

When

11th – 13th July

Tickets

Fresh-island.org

FAULT Weekly Playlist: Yotto

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London electronic label Anjunadeep has cultivated a reputation for breaking some of the biggest acts in dance music over the last few years with releases from Ashworth and Cubicolor. Their latest signee is Finnish breakout artist (and total heartthrob) Yotto who recently dropped “The Owls,” the first of three Twin Peaks inspired singles. Annie Mac is a fan and we’re on board as well. Building from a dark brooding groove into an infectious riff, “The Owls” showcases Yotto’s skill for combining nuanced melodies with raw powerful dancefloor moments.

We asked Yotto to put together a playlist of some of his all-time favorite songs and we think you’ll find some of your favorites in the list or find something new to add to your playlist.

Augustus Pablo – Original Rockers (Album)
“A friend of mine had randomly downloaded this like 15 years ago and it was amazing,
basically my first experience with classic dub reggae. The production is so spaced out and
gritty, yet the hooks were simple and very emotional.”

Aeroplane – Above The Clouds
“One of Aeroplane’s less funky moments, it’s a dreamy track from around 2008.
I absolutely love listening to it on flights and not just because of the title.”

High Contrast – Lovesick
“One of my absolute favourite drum & bass moments ever. It has a great sample
and always sounded like the weekend is coming. Now it sounds like a high school weekend to me.”

Kings Of Convenience – I Don’t Know What I Can Save You From (Röyksopp Remix)
“The definition of Nordic tristesse, utterly sad love song and Röyksopp took a very lovely
approach with the remix. I always admired the simplicity of it and it just has a very therapeutic vibe.”

Holden – A Break In The Clouds (Ambient Mix)
“This always gets me, Holden’s mad edits and one of the most blissed out spacey melodies I know.
Was super influential for me growing up.”

Chemical Brothers – Under The Influence
“Such a mad synth freakout, this felt like the most powerful club track I had ever heard and
it left a massive stamp.”

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Q&A: Man Like Me

 

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Tribal meets rap meets classic pop in Man Like Me’s new album ‘Pillow Talk’, out on March 3rd. The duo have compiled fun and energetic tracks that know no genre and their quirky mixes have already received the seal of approval from Radio 1 DJs Nick Grimshaw and Annie Mac. FAULT speaks to Man Like Me about the method behind the madness and the road to success.

Where did you get your inspiration for this album?

I suppose it’s the same inspiration that we’ve always had which is just trying to make music we like the sound of. For Johnny, who writes all the lyrics, it’s important to sing about something that he’s been through; a tale that is quite specific to his life. He doesn’t write about love if he can help it. It’s more about everyday experiences.

‘Pillow Talk’ has been described as having this kind of carefree, almost childlike energy. Is this something you were going for?

We’ve both been feeling like we’re getting old so we’ll definitely take “childlike”. Making this album has been such a long process. The last song we added to the album we finished literally yesterday but stuff like ‘Lovestruck’ we wrote two years ago so the whole thing has taken quite a while.

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The album is already getting a lot of hype, especially from Radio 1 – it must feel great to have all this support.

 We gave ‘Squeeze’ to Annie Mac and she played it twice back to back on her show. We almost wept with joy! It was the best accolade we’ve had. Just getting a song on radio is so rewarding – that’s exactly where you want it to be.

You’ve also built up a huge fan base touring with Madness. What was that like?

Off the back the first gig we did with them, which was actually the smallest one, was for like 4,000 people, which was straight away the most people we’d ever played for. Then 02 was like 16,000 and other venues were 8 and 10,000, so we were averaging a shitload of people every night. We had to adjust to that without much preparation. It was a learning curve but I think we got used to it and every time you do it it’s, in a way, the best gig you’ve ever done.

It was also amazing watching Madness and all the levels of production that go into their shows: 30 dudes on, say, sound, 10 dudes on video backdrop, 5 dudes on lighting. It was incredible seeing the work that goes into their shows and how all their fans still treat them like gods.

 That could be you guys in a couple of years…

 When we did our last 02 show we thought, this could be last time we play with a crowd that big, but hopefully not. Although, if it stops there in terms of crowd numbers I’d be happy.

 What’s the history behind your duo? How did you guys start out?

We were in classes together in secondary school and we bonded over music. It was all we used to talk about. We shared Walkman earphones and played what we’d recorded over the radio night before. We both wanted to DJ: I was into rap and hiphop and Johnny preferred drum and base and jungle.

We tried our hand at DJing and were both alright. I went to do music tech at university and Johnny didn’t go to university but we ended up getting together after Johnny wrote ‘Oh My Gosh’ in 2005. He wanted to play a gig and neither of us had ever done one before so I decided to help out. We took it from there.

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What has been your best experience so far?

 There have been a few standout moments. We played in LA and that was pretty amazing, Once we had a big argument on stage. We were setting up in a really crowded club where there was basically no stage space and Johnny accidently unplugged the MPC sampler. We were both jetlagged and I got so pissed off at him and we kind of squared off against each other. I remember turning around to find 300 people who were just staring at us and laughing.

The IKEA thing [appearance in an IKEA advert] was weird. Every time it gets quiet something big like that happens. It was the same with Annie Mac playing our song.

Any exciting upcoming plans?

 Touring the album across the UK. We’ve got the single launch in Brixton on March 6th and then we set off around the country.

The plan now is not to leave it so long before coming out with the next album. We’re not signed to major record label so a lot of it is down to the effort we put in. We want to keep writing and making sure that hopefully another album will be out by the same time next year.

What is your FAULT?

I can think of too many faults, which might be a fault in itself. We’re very down on ourselves whether it’s thinking we’re too old or too lazy.

Parklife Festival Returns to Manchester

While Parklife might previously have been known as one of the standout albums from 90s poster boys Blur, people now associate the phrase with Manchester’s biggest music festival. Taking place from the 9th and 10th of June, Parklife Weekender boasts a dazzling array pop, indie, electro and crossover acts throughout the two day festival across six stages. Nearly sold out, tickets are going fast to catch the likes of The Flaming Lips, Noah & the Whale, Dizee Rascal, Labrinth and Kelis. The headline acts will be supported by The Rapture, (FAULT Issue 11 star) Ghostpoet, The Field, Crystal Castles, Django Django, Caspa and countless more. Continuing the tradition to bring back a blast from the past, De La Soul (don’t pretend you don’t know EVERY song) will be special guests on the main stage on the 10th. Add to that some truly exceptional DJ names and it’s pretty easy to see why Parklife has been such a huge success since taking over the Mad Ferret mantle. This year, Annie Mac and electro luminaries Justice are joined by the likes of  Fake Blood, Jaguar Skills, Gold Panda, Pendulum, Goldie, Busy P, 16 Bit and D/R/U/G/S. I’m sure we  don’t need to tell you that that lineup is pretty much a guarantee to keep you in a glorious music induced haze  for the full 48 hours…

This will be the final year at Platt Fields Park as the festival says goodbye to their two-year home. Outgrowing the fields, a new location has yet to be announced, but the promoters are keen to leave Fallowfield with a bang. Co-promoter Sam Kendal says, “Platt Fields provided a great start for The Parklife Weekender and we’ve been really grateful. In 2010 when Parklife was just an idea, it was really an unknown as to whether it would work. If we had known only three years on we would be moving onto a new site to develop and grow the festival to meet demand – it would have saved many sleepless nights! A new location is not yet confirmed but plans are in the pipeline. In the meantime we’re really looking forward to bidding farewell to Platt Fields in style.”

Look out for members of the FAULT team at Parklife 2012. The first three people to recognise us there will have the honour of buying us a beer.

Tickets for Parklife are £94.50 for a hospitality weekend ticket and £49.50 for a hospitality day ticket. The standard weekender pass is £64.50 while a day ticket is £38.50. Parklife will take place from 9th-10th of June at Platt Fields Park in Fallowfield, Manchester. For more information on the acts and box office info visit www.parklife.ticketline.co.uk