Glade Electronic Festival

Glade Festival today announces its initial headliners with Orbital, Simian Mobile Disco and Tricky being the first out of the bag. Nick Ladd, Glade Festival Creative Director says, “there are lots more big guns to come especially as the Glade Festival line-up has been evolving in the past couple of years to embrace more crossover styles and different flavours. This year, we will definitely taking that a step further with lots of surprises in store”.

Following their dramatic reunion shows at various festivals last year, Orbital have been re-conquering the dance world with triumphant performances in Manchester, London and Ireland. Twenty years after they first recorded their anthemic hit ‘Chime’, the Hartnoll brothers will be bringing their signature head-mounted torches to Glade Festival for a headline set of floor-filling classics, from the euphoric ‘Halcyon’ to the irresistible ‘Doctor Who Theme’. Named Best Live Act of 2009 by IDJ Magazine, they’ve proved that a five-year hiatus hasn’t left a scratch on their ability to get a crowd moving – they’re sure to be one of the highlights of Glade Festival 2010.

Simian Mobile Disco should need no introduction. They jumped into to the popular consciousness with their hugely infectious 2006 crossover club banger ‘We Are Your Friends’, a collaboration with French electro-house pioneers Justice. SMD began life as the name under which James Ford and Jas Shaw would DJ before and after electro-folk 4-piece Simian’s shows. When Simian dissolved in 2003, Ford and Shaw rose from the ashes and transformed magnificently into a techno-edged phenomenon. ‘Temporary Pleasure’ is their second album and features their latest single ‘Cruel Intentions’ which has been remixed by Joker and features The Gossip’s Beth Ditto on vocals.

Also on the bill is Bristol legend Tricky, who made two of the best albums of the 1990s (‘Maxinquaye’ and its sequel, ‘Pre-Millenium Tension’) and still remains one of the UK's most fascinating musical legends.

Glade Festival 2009 was a resounding success, cementing its reputation as the UK’s premium electronic music festival. The atmosphere was fantastic with Glade again showing it has the friendliest, most peaceful dance crowd in the UK which enjoyed one of the most spectacular shows seen on these shores. The feedback indicated that this was a ‘next level’ music festival, and the best Glade yet. “We were really chuffed with the new venue. The late night sound levels were excellent and Matterley Bowl really lends itself well to all the site art installations we are now bringing over from Burning Man. We were dancing outdoors till sunrise… it was epic!”, said Nick Ladd.

Glade now enters its seventh year – described as ‘Like Glastonbury for Electronic music lovers’ and ‘England's equivalent to Burning Man’ it continues to evolve as a unique hybrid between a rave and a fully fledged English festival. With ALL 500 early-bird tickets having already sold out they are kicking things off in style with the launch of a redesigned, revamped new website and the release of a limited number of discount student tickets at £110 – instead of the usual £135 will are available from

Further Information:

Date: Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th July 2010
Tickets: £110 limited student ticket offer / £135 normal price
Camper Vans, Boutique Camping and Lazy Camping all available
Children / Teenagers: Under 12’s free if accompanied with an adult. 13 – 15year olds are allowed but must be accompanied by an adult.
Location: Matterley Bowl, Winchester, Hampshire
Capacity: 15,000
Entrance: gates open 4pm Thursday 15th July
Hours: Thursday midday – late | Friday midday – 4am | Saturday midday – 6am | Sunday midday – midnight [subject to licensing]

Glade Electronic Festival

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