Previews

Preview: MIDI Festival 2012

Now in its 8th year, MIDI festival has become somewhat of a mecca for music lovers who have a certain infatuation with the lavish beaches of South France. This year MIDI hosts an all-embracing lineup of talent, from the folk-falsetto god Bon Iver to electronic chameleon SBTRKT. What’s more is the enthralling locations where artists will be performing; with Future-Garage/House outfits Disclosure, Pearson Sound and 123MRK playing at the core of a pine forest under the stars till the morning, whilst Almanarre Beach (the windsurfing capital of the France) and Hyères racecourse take care of the rest.

Festival Alert: Dot to Dot Bristol 2012

In case Bristol doesn’t have have enough top festivals this summer, here’s another one to add to your diaries. Dot To Dot will be hitting Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester for one day each and Bristol is the first stop on 2 June. Listen to our Top five acts not to miss.

Preview: Big Beach Bootique Brighton 5

Returning for its 5th year, Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach Bootique is set to be Brighton’s biggest party of the year. Since attracting some 65,000 people in it’s first year, BBB has quickly become notorious around the world, with people flocking from all sides of the globe to rave it up. In 2009, an estimated 250,000 (that’s right, a quarter of a million) dance-music fanatics descended on Brighton beach in what was supposed to be a 35,000 capacity event, that quickly became headline news worldwide (you can watch live footage of the event here).