The irrepressible Kendal Calling line up just keeps getting bigger; more acts have been added to the Glow dance arena plus the Lake Districts ‘Glastonbury of the North’ is introducing a brand new dance stage The Kopparberg Kube.
The GLoW dance arena is set to get even hotter with DJ Zinc joining the bill. The legendary drum and bass producer is responsible for the all time Jungle Drum & Bass anthem Super Sharp Shooter and the massive drum and bass remix of the Fugees Ready or Not. Tipped as one of Timeout Magazine’s ‘DJ Stars Of 2012’, DJ Melé is also in line to take to the dance tent throne. The hype surrounding this Merseyside DJ just keeps on growing. His rhythmic inventiveness and virtuoso touches really set him apart and to say the future looks bright for this young DJ would be an understatement! The unique sounds of DJ and sampler extraordinaire Fingathing is a welcome new addition, their live drum pad and sample mayhem with live double bass and visuals will blow the Glow crowd away.
Another huge crowd pleaser is big beat master Earl Gateshead & Superfour, an integral part of Britain's sound system culture, Earl Gateshead's involvement in reggae spans over two decades. Besides his Trojan Sound System commitments Earl is a regular reggae guest at infamous London club Fabric. There’s some phenomenal homegrown talent on the bill too, AIM (a.k.a Andy Turner) is one of Cumbria’s biggest exports and will be dropping by the Deer Park for a much-loved DJ set and welcome return to the festival after his set back in 2007. His set includes a live PA from Niko. With more acts in the pipeline to be added to Glow the Cumbrian fields have one mighty party in store!
Providing an alternative for dance music lovers to Glow is the new Kopparberg Kube. The Kube will feature a stellar line up of artists and will be inviting DJ's from other stages to drop by for exclusive performances on this intimate new stage. Acts at the forefront of dance will be playing extra sets in the Kube stage, delivering exclusive performances. The Kube will also feature DJs from the countries best loved club nights and the cream of local talent with many playing alternative sets with tracks you wouldn't normally expect from them.
Cut and paste master DJ Yoda will be topping the Kube bill treating Kendal revelers to not one but two of his incredible sets renowned for originality. After taking the spoken word scene by storm this year and with great support from BB6Music, rapper Ghostpoet will also be spinning some tunes. Fingerlickin’ Records finest dance exports, A Skillz will be dropping by the Kube for an additional set, as will AIM, Olugbenga (Metronomy DJ) and D/R/U/G/S.
Festival-goers can also sign up for Hip Hop Karaoke, and Saturday will be an honorary Disco Day that includes a live DJ Disco Battle plus a set from Luke Unabomber (Electric Chair). Renowned Manchester clubnights El Diablos Social Club and Cutloose will also add to the stages’ disco and Balearic vibes.
Mixing a heady atmosphere of dancing, cider, sunshine, party music, hip-hop, house, disco and a surprise appearance or two, the Kube Stage will be the place to be.
More acts are still to be announced across the festival… so watch this space!
Published on 31 May 2012 by Wayne Feltham