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Sat 21st Dec at 9:00pm - 5:00am
@ Blackpool Winter Gardens, Blackpool
Featuring: The 1975, Disclosure, Wretch 32, Trevor Nelson, Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Swim Deep, Little Comets, Rae Morris, Huw Stephens, Grum, Hannah Wants, Fully Charged, DJ Jay Fontalba, M.O, Elliott Smith, Giles Hayton, Nick C oulson, Belvadere, Naomi's Blood Diamonds, The Idol Minds, Berlin Berlin, The Suns, Next Stop Atlanta, Mobius Loop, The Coustics, The Assist
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Blackpool Rocks: The 1975 + Disclosure + Wretch 32 + Trevor Nelson + Pete Tong + Danny Howard + Swim Deep + Little Comets + Rae Morris + Huw Stephens + Grum + Hannah Wants + Fully Charged + DJ Jay Fontalba + M.O + Elliott Smith + Giles Hayton + Nick C oulson + Belvadere + Naomi's Blood Diamonds + The Idol Minds + Berlin Berlin + The Suns + Next Stop Atlanta + Mobius Loop + The Coustics + The Assist
See www.blackpoolrocks.com for more information.
Dark and far-reaching, reverential to 90s shoegaze yet constantly looking forward: The 1975's bombastic sound is just starting to peek out of the underground, ready to captivate a massive new audience with their wintery, glitchy, melodic form of alternative rock.
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Disclosure are a garage-house duo consisting of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence who grew up in south London with an extensive background in music.
They are taking the electronic dance music scene by storm and are equally at home in live arenas or on record, having recently supported SBTRKT on his tour.
Their track 'Boiling' received 100,000 listens in less than a week when it was posted to Soundcloud and their single "Latch" reached number 26 on the UK Singles Chart.
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Wretch 32 is now recognized as one of the leading urban artists that the UK has to offer. Regarded as one of the biggest music success stories of 2011, Wretch 32 has gone from strength to strength: after gracing the stages of numerous festivals in the summer, (including Glastonbury, Wireless and V Festival), he embarked on a nationwide headline sell out tour, performed on Later With Jools Holland, was appointed as an official Adidas ambassador for their Olympics 2012 campaign, and was nominated for 4 MOBO awards and a Q award.
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One of the country's top r'n'b and hip-hop devotees. Resident DJ at Funk at Sound and regular contributor on Radio 1 and MTV. He is without question the main man in all that's hiphop, RnB, soul and reggae related, while his 1xtra breakfast show is usually what rouses you out of bed in the morning.
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Radio One DJ and all-round dance deity who is the man behind London Records dance label FFRR which is possibly one of the best dance labels in the world.
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Danny Howard currently presents Radio 1's Dance Anthems and was the winner of their 'Superstar DJ' competition in 2011. Danny has already notched up a list of enviable gigs, including playing at Space Ibiza, Ushuaia, a bi-weekly resident at Judgement Sundays as well as Judgement in Majorca.
Danny Howard tour dates
Birmingham grunge-pop quartet Swim Deep's own brand of fuzzy grunge influenced pop has been making waves across the UK, putting them at the forefront of the blossoming West Midlands music scene.
Swim Deep tour dates
Feel good, jarring beat pop-rock four-piece from Newcastle with kitchen sink indie songs. Little Comets remain committed to actually saying something in a song and convincing Taio Cruz that 'plans' and 'dance' is not acceptable as a rhyme.
Little Comets tour dates
Rae Morris is an 18 year old singer-songwriter from Blackpool. Learning piano at an early age and forever underestimating her ability, Rae recently found a voice she didn’t know she had. Make your own comparisons, but be sure to notice a girl of maturity beyond her years. Cleverly matching her inimitable voice to songs of new experiences, those defining challenges like love and not always being able to have the answers, Rae is the epitome of raw and claims nothing else.
Rae Morris tour dates
Dancefloor alchemist Grum, famed for his DJ sets fusing 80's pop, french house and italo disco, has wowed crowds from New York to Paris.
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Miss Wants, notorious for her hard-hitting bass house style, is a self taught DJ from Birmingham. Over the past few years a new genre of house music has quickly risen to the forefront of the scene with Hannah securely taking the reigns as its leading lady. “Hannah Wants (aka Hannah Alicia Smith) is a star rapidly rising through the ranks not just in Birmingham but throughout the UK and beyond.” - Music Blog.
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Propulsive, intrepid and heady with melody, new Manchester three-piece, Berlin Berlin, combine the melancholic throb of 80’s electronica and the experimental mindset of Krautrock to fashion something truly euphoric.
Self confessed ‘children of the Oasis era’, in truth, Berlin Berlin owe more to the edgy electro-pop of Depeche Mode, the uplifting buzz of modern dance music, and the motorik pulse of bands like Neu! and Can, than to the brothers Gallagher.
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Venue: Blackpool Winter Gardens
FY1 1HW 53.817120, -3.051145
Enquiries: 01253 62 52 52
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