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Written by Sam Borrett (Editor) Saturday, 14 April 2012 17:28
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This year sees Soundwave move up the Croatian coast to Tisno.  The festival takes place from 19th to 23rd July and once again Manchester is well represented with Hoya Hoya curating a boat party again. 

Europe’s finest boutique festival returns for its 4th year at its new stunning location of Tisno on the gorgeous Dalmatian coastline between Split and Zadar and with its best line-up yet!

Over four sun kissed days and nights Soundwave Croatia provides music lovers with the perfect environment in which to enjoy the finest bands and DJs from around the world playing beautiful, thoughtful, and inspiring sounds. Like-minded people from the UK and Europe come together to create a unique party atmosphere, which makes this hidden gem THE festival of choice for those in the know whilst seamlessly combining a summer holiday and music festival into one very unique experience all at a super cheap price.

This Year sees legendary kings of flower power hiphop De La Soul, the superbly soulful Fink, the deeply cinematic Hidden Orchestra, rising UK hiphop star Ghostpoet, the sublime Submotion Orchestra take to the Soundwave stage as well as over fifty other amazing acts providing all the sunshine music soundtrack needed for the holiday of a lifetime.

Alongside the main festival stages Soundwave also runs a number of boat parties that embark twice a day on the waters of the beautiful Adriatic Sea, with the Kornati islands only a short distance away expect stunning scenery and sunsets, on top of this the festival also boasts it’s own onsite club to dance the night away under the moonlight at until the early hours.

This year also sees the addition of a beautiful boutique campsite featuring thirty elegant Shikar tents from Jaipur, which bring a great addition of onsite sophistication to the festival. Take a dip in the Sea, pop back to your tent and then meet friends for some locally sourced food at the onsite festival restaurant. For those who want to kick back and relax alongside the awe-inspiring line up there is also Massage, Mini Golf and Table Tennis available onsite.

With plenty to do offsite, take in the local vibes with a stroll into the picture perfect local town of Tisno, enjoy the culinary delights of the local farming and fishing villages and explore the beautiful local Croatian coastline and national parks on foot, by car or jump on a boat and goisland hopping, or if that just sounds all too hectic kick back and relax on some of Croatia’s famous beaches before, during or after the festival. For more information please visit: www.croatia.hr

Soundwave has become the summer highlight for a growing number of regulars who return year after year with a third of the tickets selling before any artists are announced. With a handful of festivals starting up in the concrete tourist hotspots across Croatia Soundwave has become the festival synonymous with beauty in addition to its amazing line-up. Soundwave sells out early every year, as ticket numbers are limited to retain its intimate spirit so expect tickets to sell out fast!

Confirmed line up so far:

DE LA SOUL / FINK / DJ YODA / PLAID / GHOSTPOET

BELLERUCHE / CRAIG CHARLES / DJ KENTARO / SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA TEEBS / KWES / ANCHORSONG / HIDDEN ORCHESTRA

KUTMAH / MR THING / ILLUM SPHERE / MATTHEW HALSALL / DELE SOSIMI (TRIBUTE TO FELA) / OLUGBENGA (METRONOMY DJ) / DJ CHEEBA

EGLO RECORDINGS: ALEXANDER NUT / FATIMA / FUNKINEVEN / OLIVIER DAYSOUL / ONE TASTE: JONO McCLEERY / ESKA / STAC / DANNI EVANS

KIDKANEVIL / ELIPHINO / FLAKO / TANYA AUCLAIR / OM UNIT

WAH WAH 45’s: SCRIMSHIRE / PART TIME HEROS / DOM SERVINI

FIRST WORD: HOMECUT / GRILLA / SOULEANCE / ARIYA ASTROBEAT ARKESTRA

RIOT JAZZ / DANNY DRIVE THRU / DR SYNTAX & THE MOUSE OUTFIT

RENEGADE BRASS BAND / DJ CHRIS READ / SPIN DOCTOR / RICH REASON

JONNY DUB / JON K DOUGIE HASTINGS / JOHN BERKAVITCH / THE DROP

BIG MARTYN / MIKEY J & MANY, MANY MORE…

www.soundwavecroatia.com / www.soundcrashmusic.com / www.croatia.hr

 
Written by Administrator Saturday, 07 April 2012 20:12
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The fairytale upsets that no-one really expected never materialised as Hull Stingrays were brutally despatched by Nottingham Panthers setting up a final with Cardiff Devils who squeezed past Belfast on penalty shots in the earlier game.

The 10-3 defeat left Hull’s player coach Sylvain Cloutier struggling to hold back the emotion in the post game press conference and Man of the Match Jason Silverthorn had to step in to field questions from the assembled media.

He composed himself to later say that he wasn’t sure if there would be a team in Hull next season as the management are looking to sell the club and it certainly seemed that many of the players were saying their goodbyes to the travelling fans at the end of the game.

What is certain though is that Nottingham will not face anywhere near as easy a game in the final on Sunday.

Player Coach Corey Neilson dismissed the first question in the press conference, about why he hadn’t won the league title, in his traditionally dry and offhand approach.  The attitude that wins him as many friends as it does detractors.  He even openly admitted that it was perhaps his own comments that stoke up opposing teams into playing better against Nottingham.

Corey and hat trick hero David Clarke appeared very relaxed, having been able to ease off in the third period and conserve energy.  Answering the key to tonight’s victory Neilson explained it was due to “untimely goaltending on [Hull’s] part, I don’t think Boucher was very strong, he let a lot of shots in early and that’s tough to deal with when you’re already short.

“The first period was tough and then they ran out of gas.”

We asked how do you go from that game to the game tomorrow that will be most likely a little bit closer?

Corey replied with his customary dry wit. “Most likely.  No, it will be a lot closer.  For sure.  Cardiff’s a fantastic team, another trapping team like Belfast they like to slow you down in the neutral zone and keep it very tight in front of goal and hope you make mistakes and try and beat you on the counter.  So like they did to Belfast today it was pretty evident that Belfast got a little aggressive so we’ve got to be wary of that.”

And when asked whether the history of the finals with Nottingham only ever winning against the Devils plays on his mind he responded: “We’ve only won this twice?  That’s it?  I’m just so used to winning… 

“No, it doesn’t.  We’ve had a great team, great season.  It’s been a team that’s really played well each and every night they’ve worked hard.  It hasn’t been this great sexy team we’ve had in the past.  I don’t think we’re quite as top end explosive as we normally are and we’re obviously much better defensively and the goaltending’s strong and we’ve tried to change a lot of things in our game over the past few years, especially as each year I keep learning so this team’s really been a workmanlike team.”

The Panthers were able to conserve some energy for tomorrow with David Clarke admitting that they sat back for about 15 minutes in the third period as they didn’t want to ‘embarrass’ Hull before explaining the game plan was to get the second wave to the net to pick up the rebounds from Boucher.  Corey credited the win in part to the luck of the bounce with several of the goals being rather fortunate

On the spread of goal scoring throughout the side Clarke went on:  “I think we’ve got depth.  We’re not top heavy as much as we have been over the years.  There’s not one line we lean on to get us goals every line kind of contributes night in night out. 

“Marc Levers came off the bench and scored a big goal for us when we were at one nothing and that was his first shift of the night and I think on his first shift he was involved with two goals he had one goal and one assist.”

Sunday will definitely be a bigger test for Nottingham and the hope is they can raise the game once more to send the Panther fans home happy with another 2 trophy season.  Who’s taking bets on whether Corey will be here next season to settle that ‘unfinished business’ of the league title?

 
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 04 April 2012 14:54
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hockey14Freeq magazine brings you a run down of what you will and wont see at this year's playoff finals at the NIC in Nottingham by the medium of photograph. He won't be there...   Neither will he.   He will.   His team will be there.   There'll be no diving (we hope).   No hitting an …
 
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 04 April 2012 14:18
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Early April at the National Ice Centre can only mean one thing:  EIHL POFW or the Elite League Play Off Finals for those who don’t read in acronyms. 

So, as Nottingham prepares for the influx of hockey fans in colourful jerseys from around the UK and for the party atmosphere - hopefully not dampened by the change in weather – we give you a little preview of what to expect, and what not to expect.

The big news of course is that Hull Stingrays have made it through to the finals weekend for the first time and in doing so they become the lowest ranked team to ever reach the finals in the Elite League history. 

While the Stingrays are still swimming, the Steelers were well and truly sunk.  No trophies this season after Hull knocked them out of the playoffs and their promising league title challenge rather stumbled in the home straight.  Having already signed over half the current team for next season it will be interesting to see how they rebound from that.  If the netminder is anything to go by, it will be a big rebound.

Belfast cruised through to the semi final against lowly Dundee and this was the one tie that was never really in doubt.  Belfast will be strong favourites for the play off title despite their relatively poor track record at this stage of the post season. 

Belfast do have to negotiate their way past a Cardiff team who, having despatched Coventry courtesy of a solid home 2nd leg, will be looking to make it three consecutive Sunday final matches – something that no other team has done in the EIHL era.  This time though Cardiff will be hoping to improve on their past two runner up finishes.

Nottingham will do well to not underestimate a Hull team in the later of the two semi finals.  Despite not having lost to Hull all season, the Stingrays will have their tails up and could cause an even bigger shock than their victory over Sheffield if they make it to the Sunday final.

The Panthers have the firepower and will certainly be looking to win the playoffs for the third time, equalling Steelers’ record in the Elite League, and make up for yet another disappointingly inconsistent season in the league.

Their appearance at the playoffs this year was well and truly in the balance having lost the first leg of the quarter final 0-3 to Braehead.  A 5-1 turnaround with an overtime winner from Benedict at the NIC squeezed them through in what was the closest of all the quarter final match ups.

If history is anything to go by, Panthers will certainly be hoping for a Cardiff victory in the first semi final as Belfast have never lost a play off final and Nottingham have only won against Cardiff in the final.  That is of course, only as long as Nottingham get past Hull first…

 
Written by Sam Borrett (Editor) Monday, 12 March 2012 09:30
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So the world went bat-shit when the first lot of information about this essential Circo Loco take over in Birmingham during April was released. Across one weekend a long list of house and techno talents including Visionquest, Jamie Jones, Kerri Chandler, Cassy, Matthias Tanzmann, The Martinez Brothers and many more are coming to party at new venue the Arena, as well as the beloved Rainbow complex. Now, though, there is more news from the various camps as the event edges ever nearer…

Due to incredible ticket demand, the size of the festival has necessarily been increased with more tickets now on sale. First up, house and techno pin-up Maceo Plex has been added to the Day time line-up as well as an all-new Area 2

What’s more, a larger Hot Natured afterparty has been lovingly planned for you after the initial allocation sold out in only a matter of weeks. What that means is that it will now be held on the street (whoop for street raves!) with out of this world production and sound opening up the entire Rainbow Complex including The Rainbow, The Courtyard, Cellar Door, The Garden and Warehouse for a full on afterparty experience sound tracked by tech houser David Squillace, French deep don Jef K, 2020Vision artist Simon Baker and Crosstown Rebels newcomers Fur Coat. That’s not all, though; as there will be loads more announcements in the run up to the event, so keep your eyes all over the web to stay in the loop….

 

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CIRCOLOCO IN THE ARENA

Jamie Jones, Kerri Chandler, Matthias Tanzmann, Dyed Soundorom, Maceo Plex, Dan Ghenacia, Cassy, The Martinez Brothers, Adam Shelton

Early bird tickets £35 + bf - **SOLD OUT**

2nd release tickets £38 + bf -**SOLD OUT**

3rd release tickets £40 + bf

 

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AFTERPARTY

Midnight till 7am

Hot Natured Street Party

Jamie Jones & Lee Foss b2b, Luca C & Ali Love, Clockwork, Richy Ahmed & Robert James

Tickets only available with Circo Loco tickets

 

Rainbow Complex

David Squillace

Jef K

Fur Coat

Simon Baker

+ more in Phase 3 announcement

 

www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/below-presentscirco-loco-in-the-arena/10019278

 

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BELOW DAYTIME PARTY

Midday till 3am

The Rainbow Courtyard

Visionquest (Shaun Reeves, Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson) Adam Shelton, Subb-an

Advance tickets £10 / £12 / £15

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So full line up (so far) over Sat 7/8 April :

In no particular order:

 

Maceo Plex

Davide Squillace

Jef K

Simon Baker

Fur Coat

Jamie Jones

Kerri Chandler

Matthias Tanzmann

Dyed Soundorom

Dan Ghenacia

Cassy

The Martinez Brothers

Adam Shelton

Jamie Jones & Lee Foss b2b

Clockwork

Robert James

Rich Ahmed

Luca C

Ali Love

Shaun Reeves

Lee Curtis

Ryan Crosson

Subb-An

 

TICKETS

 

www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/below-presentscirco-loco-in-the-arena/10019278

 

http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?322333

 

http://www.datatransmission.co.uk/ViewEvent/18430/

 

http://www.ticketarena.co.uk/birmingham/-arena/circo-loco-arena-ft-jamie-jones-kerri-chandler-matthias-tanzmann

 

http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Birmingham/The-Arena/Below-presents-Circo-Loco-in-The-Arena/11576682

 

http://theransomnote.co.uk/ticket/circo-loco-in-the-arena/90/

 

 

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