With summer seemingly upon us, the bill for this year’s Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals gets even stronger with the announcement of the line-ups for the Lock-Up Stage and the Dance Stage alongside further additions to other stages. Already boasting a list of artists that reads like a who’s who of contemporary music of all hues, these new names re-emphasise that there is only one destination for the serious music fan this summer.
THE LOCK-UP stage has become one of the twin sites most popular destinations over recent years. Curated by Radio One’s Mike Davies and named after his weekly punk, emo and ska show, this year’s bill has big names and cult favourites aplenty across the two days. It’s always busy in there from the doors opening so make sure to get a good space if you want to see things up close and personal.
THE DANCE STAGE returns for a day at each site with a host of live acts to get the party started and keep your feet moving through the day.
So here is what we have in store for you to add to what is the bill of the summer:
BIG D AND THE KIDS TABLE came together ten years ago when the members converged at college in Boston. New album, ‘Strictly Rude’, their fourth, is the record that ska needs and seems set to propel them into the big leagues. www.bigdandthekidstable.com
THE CANCER BATS have come to destroy. Fueled by a burning desire to rage harder, play louder and have more fun than any other band, Cancer Bats mix hardcore, southern metal and punk rock into a lethal rock and roll explosion.
There is at least one punk band that could care less about the radio. And at a time when punk has steered either into sugary pop or full on Nu metal territory, there is at least one band flying the flag for traditional street music. That band is… THE CASUALTIES!
Tangerine Fields have brought their camping pazzaz to the summer festivals for 2007!
Forget battling with pegs and poles, the only thing on your mind is starting the party. After turning up at the festival, there’s the hike to the camp site with your life on your back, then you have to find a nice place to pitch up, if you’re lucky, with your friends. Booking a ready pitched and fully equipped tent and let someone else do all that work for you!
Then there the home time packing up. Never nice…..they’ve decided to be your tent fairy. Tangerine Fields have brought you a unique camping service. You can hire your camp through them, they’ll provide all the kit and have it set up ready and waiting, all you have to do is turn up. Then come home time, just leave the packing down to them and go home for a proper cup of tea.
They offer pitched 2, 4 and 6 man tents and a choice of accessories including sleeping kit and camping stoves. If you’re coming alone or in a group, Tangerine Fields can provide spacious and cosy and easy accommodation for anyone.
If you choose to book through them with a party of friends, they’ll make sure you’re all camped together, no matter how late you get there. Camping made simple at Tangerine Fields – visit www.tangerinefields.co.uk for more information and bookings.
Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of six per household - for those booking by telephone or online - or a maximum of four per person for those purchasing tickets at the Mean Fiddler booking offices.
Children under 13 (12 and under) are admitted free but MUST be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Please note there is no separate children's area at this event.