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Get Loaded this weekend...

The "Get Loaded In the Park" one day festival returns to London this weekend on Sunday the 26th of August at Clapham Common.
Here's what the press release says...


12pm - 9pm / 20,000 Capacity
Early Bird tickets SOLD OUT / Standard Price: £35 + Booking Fee
Tickets available from / 24hr Hotline: 08700 601801

London’s definitive indie-dance festival Get Loaded in the Park swaggers back into town on Bank Holiday Sunday 26th August 2007 for a 4th rock n’ roll year of live music, DJs & festival fun - on home turf Clapham Common. As part of the Metro Weekender (together with dance all-dayer South West Four – held the previous day), Get Loaded’s award-winning festival has established itself as one of the UK’s most groundbreaking inner-city events, and last year’s sell out show was widely regarded as the best ‘Get Loaded’ yet. Having rejuvenated Pete Doherty’s Babyshambles last summer and helped break the likes of Lily Allen, The Pipettes and Guillemots to a wider audience, whilst Tiga, Erol Alkan, Green Velvet and Digitalism kept the electro freaks happy in the Dance Arena!! Plus we were rather chuffed to have picked up 3 nominations at the UK Festival Awards 2006 for Best One Day Festival, Best New Festival and Innovation Award (Ticket buyers were given a free and exclusive track by headliners Babyshambles, plus access to a new secret website). Back in 2004 Get Loaded in the Park scooped Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards.

Get Loaded in the Park 2007 will push the musical envelope further still as we bring the good people of London our greatest line-up EVER and plenty of exclusive festival performances to get you all rather excited about. As the boundaries between indie and dance, live and electronic music become ever more blurred and intertwined, never before has a festival been as apt or significant as Get Loaded in the Park will be, come the summer…


Headlining this summer’s Get Loaded in the Park and having the honour of closing the main stage will be the voice of real middle England, The Streets. Local lad Mike Skinner – who famously invited the Happy Mondays round to a BBQ before their slot at 2004’s Get Loaded in the Park - is of course the witty and original MC behind the beats and rhymes of The Streets. Having first broke onto the scene in 2002 from the ashes of UK garage with the pioneering album ‘Original Pirate Material’, The Streets followed up their Mercury Prize nominated debut with a No.1 selling second album, ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’ in 2004. This highly praised concept album took the South London outfit to a whole new level (3 million copies sold, plus multiple Brit and Ivor Novello awards), before album No.3; last year’s ‘The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living’ album saw The Streets replace fiction with fact on their honest and frank tale of celebrity darkness… confirming their status as one of the world’s most innovative and original artists. This will be The Streets’ only UK Festival appearance all summer (apart from our Cardiff Calling festival in Wales) and with news reaching us that they’ll be performing brand new material for the first time ever, you really need to check them out!!


Main stage support goes to indie-rockers Dirty Pretty Things. Pete Doherty got loaded last summer and now it’s the turn of his former Libertines bandmate Carl Barât to rock the Common with his new band!! 2006 was a massive year for Dirty Pretty Things, as they released the critically acclaimed album ‘Waterloo to Anywhere’ and graced the stages of pretty much every major festival around the globe. With the anthem ‘Bang Bang You’re Dead’ gate-crashing the UK Charts at No.5 and a near record number of sell-out shows at Carling Brixton Academy backing up their hot credentials, Carl & co look set to pick up where pal Pete Doherty left off last summer. The Go! Team are the six-piece from Brighton (with two drummers!) whose debut album ‘Thunder, Lightening, Strike’ (which spawned cult single ‘Ladyflash’) received critical acclaim and a Mercury Music Prize nomination to boot. With their cheerleader chants, early hip hop and 70s funk, The Go! Team are a truly unique live experience and return to form with new single ‘Grip Like a Vice’ and a wicked new album to boot! Welsh heroes The Automatic bring their ‘electro-disco-metal-rock’ to the Common, having played for us in Wales the previous night. The Cardiff quintet burst onto the scene last year with the smash hit ‘Monster’, taken from the Gold-selling album ‘Not Accepted Anywhere’ and they’ve been picking up fans ever since! Alternative rockers Art Brut have recently been added to the bill fresh from their sell-out Astoria show, making this a hotly-anticipated home-town gig for the local heroes. Meanwhile, Swedish trio Peter, Bjorn & John kick off the day’s entertainment with an early set, dropping amongst other great things, the brilliantly beautiful ‘Young Folks’, plus we welcome Liverpool’s insanely popular (The) Wombats to finish the live duties. DJ wise in between bands… Radio 1’s ‘Worldwide’ host and veteran jock Gilles Peterson flexes his eclectic muscle, alongside party starters The Nextmen and the UK’s answer to 2manydjs – London town’s very own Streetlife DJs.

NEW HOSTS FOR 2007!! Stars from Auntie Beeb’s cult TV show The Mighty Boosh will be swapping the small screen for the big stage at Get Loaded in the Park this summer as we’re delighted to announce them as our official hosts for the day!! Featuring Noel Fielding (Vince Noir), Michael Fielding (Naboo), plus special Guest DJs, The Mighty Boosh will be introducing headline acts The Streets and Dirty Pretty Things, plus DJing in between bands.


Elsewhere on site, Get Loaded are proud to present the X-FM Stage – brought to life by London’s leading indie/rock station. Hosted by John Kennedy and Eddy Temple Morris, the X-FM Stage will feature a cutting edge soundtrack of global beats headlined by the Mercury Award Winning rapper Dizzee Rascal. His incredible new album ‘Maths and English’ has been described by the Observer Music Monthly as the “most important UK hip hop album of the last decade” and follows cult releases ‘Boy in Da Corner’ and ‘Showtime’. Everyone’s talking about Dizzee and you can catch him live at Get Loaded this summer!! The Rascal will be joined by a heavy list of hot talent – most notably the Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. Her forthcoming LP, ‘KALA’ (it charts the day of Get Loaded!) is tipped to be one of the albums of the year, following up the Mercury Music Prize nominated ‘Arular’. Her style contains elements of grime, hip hop, raga, dancehall, electro and baile funk and producer gods Diplo, Timbaland and Switch all had a hand in her latest masterpiece. Very exciting indeed. On a similar vibe, and still Diplo-related, we welcome Brazil’s latest musical exports Bonde Do Role to spread more electronic love. Domino Records’ priority artist behind the Artic Monkeys (heard of them?!) make songs about partying, fucking, going to the beach, partying and fucking on the beach, secret agents and queuing at the post office. Tipped to be one of the most exciting new bands of 2007 and perfect for Get Loaded!! Also on the bill are NME New Music tour headliners The Rumble Strips, punk-funk specialists ¡Forward, Russia!, the hotly tipped Remi Nicole – think, “sunshine beats of M.I.A, combined with the gritty songwriting of Plan B” (NME), plus London five piece XX Teens (formerly Xerox Teens) and the very, very new, yet very, very good Florence & The Machine.


Get Loaded’s Dance Arena is this year hosted by the Myspace clan – time for a quick plug then: The line-up is arguably our greatest to date, with some exclusive festival appearances right across the musical spectrum. At the top of the stack and headlining the arena will be 2manydjs - the biggest Belgium export since, Hoegaarden! These guys are untouchable when it comes to bashing down the genres and in no time at all they’ve taken over the clubbing world as we know it - whether it be as 2manydjs or via their Radio Soulwax and Nite Versions projects. All hail the kings. The irresistible DJ Yoda brings his charmingly playful set to the afternoon’s agenda and another legendary rawkus mash-up, alongside Modular Records’ masterful MSTRKRFT who play in London for only the 2nd time this year. Get in. On a live tip, Digitalism make it two Get Loaded’s in a row as they return with a mind-blowing new live show. Currently packing a punch with debut album ‘Idealism’ (featuring underground smashes ‘Jupiter Room’, ‘Zdarlight’ and ‘Pogo’), it’s easy to see why Digitalism are the most exciting electronic band since The Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk. Ed Banger Records’ ‘Hot Chick’, Uffie also performs exclusively live together with fellow Ed Banger Feadz. And finally… Diesel U-Music winner and Turbo Records signing (Tiga’s label) Duke Dumont joins scenesters Zombie Disco Squad and Old Blue Last / Ed Banger cohorts People Are Germs for more sleazy, musical filth. Roadblock.


When not writing multi-million selling albums or touring the world, Mike Skinner aka The Streets can be found in the studio developing his talented pool of young MCs on his record label – THE BEATS. With The Streets providing a climatic finale on the main stage, elsewhere on site The Beats will be hosting their very own Stage at this year’s Get Loaded in the Park. The intimate Arena will feature all the label’s major players – The Mitchell Brothers, Professor Green and Example, plus selected live guests and DJs. With new track ‘Solemate’ currently causing some damage The Mitchell Brothers top the bill, backed up Example - who’s new track ‘I Don’t Want To’ is out late June and Professor Green, who features on The Streets’ remix of Twang’s ‘Either Way’ and is busy finishing his album. The Beats Soundsystem also bring on the party with their DJ Crews, whilst live guest Man Like Me throw down their classic dance moves and killer track ‘Oh My Gosh’!! On a DJ tip, The Beats welcome Fabric resident and Kiss FM DJ Sinden to mix up Baltimore rave, baile funk, electro and dancehall…. whilst 1xtra’s DJ Semtex smashes up the system with his hip hop flavours. He ain’t Dizzee Rascal’s tour DJ for nuttin!!"

Sounds good to me!

CD Times is especially looking forward to sets from the Go! Team, Bonde Do Role and Remi Nicole.

You can read CD Times review of Get Loaded 2006 here

For more info check out the official site

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