Over the fence: other festivals to check out this week

United Kingdom United Kingdom | by Leanne Kelsall | 28 May 2010

Sunrise Celebration 2010 - 3-6 June

What is it?

The festival is a family and eco friendly event with all sorts of workshops ranging from yoga to documentary skills. A unique vibe runs throughout the fields with a modern twist in the form of festival art. Chill out in the Well Being area or get drunk with your mates as you watch the local talents in the Central Hub, there’s something for everyone at Sunrise Celebration.

Three to see:
The Egg
– The group will be bringing an exciting mix of funk and electro to its audience, they’ve been making studio albums for the past 15 years and are worth a watch.

Zion Train – Zion Train are specialists in the reggae genre and will be perfect to chill out to in the Central Hub.  

Gentleman’s Dub Club – This nine-piece band rises from the reggae scene whilst mixing in dub and ska.

Can I get tickets?

Yes, if you book now you can get a ticket for £105, wait until the day and it will cost you £115 or if you’re not quite 18 yet you’ll only have to pay £66. Hurry though because numbers are limited.

Click here to buy Sunrise Celebration tickets.

Middlesbrough Music Live 2010
6 June

What is it?

This is a locally organised and run event which takes place throughout Middlesbourgh town centre. The festival is renowned for being one of the freshest and best free UK festivals with ten stages of music, plenty of children and comedy and theatre too.

Three to see:
Hot Club De Paris
– the indie pop band are signed up to the same record label as Bloc Party and Hot Chip so expect a big performance.

The Hoosiers – You’ll have loads of fun watching these guys perform any one of their hits, they’ll also be returning with new material.

Example – Example is one of last year’s most exciting new acts and the rapper is a must see at the festival.

Can I get tickets?

Skint? Well this festival is completely free get down early as doors will open at around 11.30 for each of the stages.

Rage Against The Machine in Finsbury Park06 June

What is it?

If the above didn’t take your fancy then this certainly will. The rock legends Rage Against The Machine have made a huge come back recently into the hearts of fans worldwide. After reaching number one in UK charts this Christmas the band are putting on a special event at Finsbury Park in London to say a big thank you.

Three To See:

The event has three supporting acts for Rage Against The Machine.
Gallows – This band is used to festival appearances at huge events such as Reading and put on memorable live acts engaging wholly in the interaction of their audience.

Roots Manuva – Roots Manuva is a London based rapper who is known for being a pioneer in his genre.

Gogol Bordello – This promises to be a fun, exciting act to start the day performing their gypsy influenced rock music.

Can I get tickets?

Sadly no, registration was required to get a ticket, if you have one doors open at 2pm.

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