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Pa’l Norte Festival 2018 announcement

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Festival announcement: Pa’l Norte Festival 2018
Festival date: Friday 20 April & Saturday 21 April 2018
More info: Festival website 

This sixth edition of Pa’l Norte, taking place at the Fundidora Park in Monterrey, Mexico, hosts over 75 artists crossing all genres and styles. Headed up this year by the likes of Muse, Zoé, Richard Ashcroft, Franz Ferdinand, Queens of The Stone Age, Bunbury and Justice, the festival welcomes tens of thousands of guests each day, and has been a sold-out event since its first edition.

After warring drug cartels made the city a turbulent place to be – and put a halt to nearly all nightlife in the region – Pa’l Norte was created to celebrate the end of these troubled times, with the aim of bringing a big party back to the city, reuniting the biggest acts from around the globe (and especially Latin America) and re-connecting the die-hard music loving community of Monterrey. It is now widely considered one of the most important festivals in Latin America.

A total of seven stages make up the festival, covering electronic, dance, indie-rock, pop and a whole lot more. Pa’l Norte’s “Surprise Stage” is an annual highlight too, and the site is completed by an outstanding traditional food market, as well as free barbershops, piercing, tattoos and local crafts, which go a long way to emphasise the event’s focus on the customs and roots of the city, its entrepreneurial and progressive personality, its industry, its people, its mountains and the modernity that characterizes it.

Watch the Pa' Norte 2017 highlight video
Listen to the Pa’l Norte 2018 Spotify playlist
Tickets available here
Pa’l Norte has been featured by Billboard, Noisey, NME and Consequence of Sound

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Wampire announce UK & European Tour, London support to Unknown Mortal Orchestra and new single, 'Giants'

Tour / single announcement: Wampire to play UK and European tour dates in November
Single stream: available on Soundcloud here

Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps, the songwriting duo behind Wampire, first began to make a name for themselves in the same Portland, Oregon, scene that has produced Polyvinyl labelmates STRFKR as well as Unknown Mortal Orchestra. It's a scene they get asked about a lot.

It makes sense, then, that Wampire came to Polyvinyl’s attention when the duo opened for STRFKR at a hometown Portland show and that UMO’s bassist Jacob Portrait produced Wampire’s debut full-length, Curiosity.

This debut album, released in May, was hotly received in both the US and the UK and saw the band make their first appearance on British soil, packing out The Shacklewell Arms and wowing an enthusiastic, sweltering crowd in the midst of summer.

The band will be back for their second headlining date in London, this time at The Lexington, and a support slot to their good friends Unknown Mortal Orchestra the day after at Electric Ballroom. They will also take in dates in Bristol, Brighton and Manchester before heading on to dates across the rest of Europe.

A new single, the propulsive, melodic Giants, will be released to coinicide with the tour.

Tour dates

You can view a full list of tour dates on the official Wampire website. The UK and European dates commence in November.

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Selected praise for Wampire & debut album "Curiousity":

  • "The year's most freaked-out pop record." The Fly ****
  • "Fervid, yet mesmeric..." Mojo ****
  • "Creepy, but in a good way..." The Guardian
  • Band To Watch - Stereogum
  • "Frantic, experimental, exploratory pop" Uncut
  • Dazed Digital Album Of The Month

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Joan Armatrading, Billy Bragg, Clannad and The Proclaimers amongst stellar line-up at 2012 Cambridge Folk Festival

We're pleased to announce that the Cambridge Folk Festival – Europe’s most famous folk festival - is taking place from 26-29 July at Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds. A host of world music stars and exciting newcomers have been announced, including:

  • Clannad
  • Joan Armatrading
  • The Proclaimers
  • Loreena McKennitt
  • June Tabor & Oysterband
  • Roy Harper
  • Billy Bragg
  • The Unthanks with Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band
  • Seth Lakeman
  • Nic Jones
  • Lau
  • Gretchen Peters
  • Karine Polwart
  • Treacherous Orchestra
  • Pine Leaf Boys
  • Jim Moray’s Silent Ceilidh
  • Tim Edey & Brendan Power
  • Brian McNeill
  • Megson
  • Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party
  • Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson Band
  • ahab
  • Habadekuk
  • Blackbeard’s Tea Party
  • Ioscaid
  • Raghu Dixit
  • Dry The River
  • Benjamin Francis Leftwich
  • The Staves

More international headline names plus emerging and contemporary stars are still to be announced.

For more information and details regarding appearance days and times, please visit www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk. For phone booking, call 01223 357851.

Ticket costs: full festival £120; Thursday £19; Friday £41; Saturday £52; Sunday £52. Camping: full Festival tickets only, per 2-3 berth tent cost £52 for Cherry Hinton site, or £36 for Coldhams Common.

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