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Three giants of live music, Cream, Goldenvoice and Loudsound, have joined forces to create what is destined to become one of London’s most exciting outdoor electronic dance festivals.
Pooling their collective resources they have secured exclusive London performances from the mighty David Guetta, and legendary pioneers of electronica Leftfield as well as an array of special guest appearances from a phenomenally diverse range of dance music’s most exciting acts.
The inaugural festival which takes place over London’s stunning Victoria Park kicks off on Friday 27th August Bank Holiday weekend, and will be headlined by the one and only David Guetta, this will be the French house superstar DJ/Producer’ only London show this summer.
Fresh from winning a Grammy for his smash hit ‘When Love Takes Over’ with Kelly Rowland, Guetta has proven himself once again to be a living legend in dance music with what has been one of his most successful periods throughout his entire career via a chart topping single with Black Eyed Peas and on the global megahit ‘Sexy Bitch’ with Akon.
In addition he is about to launch possibly his biggest record yet, ‘Getting Over You’ with Chris Willis featuring Fergie and LMFAO, which we predict will be the anthem of the Summer.
On Saturday 28th August we are delighted to announce that one of the worlds most influential names in dance music history, Leftfield, will be headlining. 2010 is the first time fans of the legendary dance group will get a chance to hear the Leftfield sound after nearly a decade away, and will be their only London performance.
Their debut album Leftism is still considered to be one of the seminal works of modern music (whether electronic or acoustic) fusing influences as vast as dub, techno, progressive house and IDM and was voted as “One of the 20 Greatest Albums of all time” by the readers of Q Magazine, with their live performances having gone down in musical history expect a very special performance from these electronic pioneers.
Neil Barnes from Leftfield said: “Im really excited about playing my home town. It’s been too long. The line up for the L.E.D is fantastic. It’s great to be up there with Aphex, Goldfrapp and Friendly Fires, all artists I admire. Let the bass roar!”
Other acts performing across the weekend include genre-smashing musical pioneers Goldfrapp who will bring the speedy rush of euphoria, optimism and romance of their new album, “Head First”, to the stage as well as highlights from a truly stellar back catalogue.
The Belgian phenomenon Soulwax join the bill and will be combining their indie mentality with vintage analogue synths and catchy rave hooks to release their unequalled live show in Victoria Park.
Other Main stage performances include Friendly Fires who teeter on the edge of the indie-dance continuum with a sound that blends disco influences with their own take on indie-pop, the perfect band to get the dance heads singing along at LED.
Continuing on the live tip will be Scottish boy wonder Calvin Harris who has reached monumental stardom in recent times, working with some of the world’s biggest musical talents including Kylie Minogue and supporting the likes of Tiesto on his worldwide stadium tour.
We’re excited to announce yet another exclusive to this years LED Festival line up, once described by the Guardian as “the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music” the genre breaking Aphex Twin, aka Richard D. James, the man renowned for his reclusiveness, the acid house classic ‘Windowlicker’ and the weirdest IDM to make its way to human ears will perform this rare and exclusive set so be sure to catch him.
Canadian electro supers producer Tiga joins the line up to host his very own ‘Turbo Arena’ and is guaranteed to take minds to another dimension.
Fresh from unleashing their latest album Higher Than The Eiffel, and holding the fort for the Brits at LED, expect a brash, in-your-face, no-nonsense affair from Audio Bullys with plenty of stage antics to match.
Tickets will fly for this new flagship event so be sure not to miss out on a piece of dance music history by securing your earlybird ticket for London’s most exciting dance music event this summer. Be sure to keep your ear to the ground for the latest news as more acts get announced.
Friday 27th August Bank Holiday Weekend
Calvin Harris Live
More Acts TBA
Saturday 28th August Bank Holiday Weekend
More Acts TBA
L.E.D FESTIVAL 2010 TICKET PRICES AND INFORMATION:
Friday 27th & Saturday 28th August Bank Holiday Weekend
Victoria Park, London, Info: www.ledfestival.net
Tickets on sale 9am tomorrow (Friday 9th April):
www.ticketmaster.co.uk / Tel: 08444 775 775
www.seetickets.com / Tel: 0871 230 1097
www.ticketline.co.uk / Tel: 0870 444 5556
Day – £37.50 +BF
2 Day – £65.00 +BF
Full Sale Tickets:
Day – £40.00 +BF
2 Day – £70.00 +BF
VIP Tickets available through limited agents only:
Day VIP – £85.00 +BF
2 Day VIP – £150.00 +BF
Friday – Doors 2pm – 10.45pm
Saturday – Doors 12pm – 10.45pm
Last Admittance – 9.30pm
There is a limit of six tickets per customer.