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DRUM & BASS COMES TO GLADE FESTIVAL 2009! 16th-19th July 2009

Reported by Jack Bridges TID on June 9, 2009

Glade Festival - Winner of Best Dance Festival at UK Festival Awards 2008 
Louder. Later. Longer.
16th - 19th July 2009





Glade Festival are very proud to announce a standalone day and night of  Drum & Bass on the Vapor Stage on Sunday. Major names such as  Andy C, Marky, Noisia,  Cyantific, Fresh and some of the  country's finest breakthrough DJs and MCs will be dropping the very best  drum & bass as the festival makes its debut in this genre.

The  idea was put forward and booked by South West Drum & Bass award  winning promoter and DJ Mr Nice, promoter of Rinseout in  Exeter, who said "I find the prospect of the drum & bass tent at this  year`s Glade Festival extremely exciting.

"It makes us very proud  to bring together the scene's biggest names alongside some of the UK's  most in demand breakthrough talent. We handpicked artists who have done us  proud time after time - bringing electric vibes and real passion for the  music."

The Vapor Tent is hosted on Friday and Saturday by BLOC who  bring Techno, Dubstep and more to the 3,000 capacity tent with a line-up  that includes Carl Craig, Adam Beyer,  Mutant Clan (Timo Maas and Santos' new project performing  for the first time at a UK festival), Juan Atkins (UK  Festival Exclusive for 2009), Moderat (Apparat &  Modeselektor), Digital Mystikz, Billy  Nasty and more.

Andy C
The undisputed  Number 1 drum & bass DJ and founder of Ram Records  will headline the Drum & Bass tent in the very special way only he  knows how. It was in 1993 when Andy C really blew up on the back of all  time classic 'Valley of the Shadows', produced by himself at the age of 16  with Ant Miles under the alias Origin  Unknown. From that point on through a lot of hard work and drive  he established himself as a D & B superstar headlining the biggest  gigs worldwide. Of his set last year Andy said: "the vibe was amazing, the  crowd were loving the drum & bass."

Brazil's number one and most famous DJ export hails from Sao Paulo and  is one of the most technical DJs on the circuit. Famous for his upside  down scratching - amongst other tricks - he is a regular on the global  drum & bass scene. 2002 was the year that Marky`s status was confirmed  when he released the summer smash hit 'LK' with XRS,  crowning him as a top producer as well as DJ. He now champions his  Brazilian sound through label Innerground whilst smashing  dance floors across the world.

Drum  & Bass was the game and since their inception Noisia have become the  name on the lips of every drum & bass aficionado as ones to watch.  Since their innovative, technically precise music was first included as  staples of every established drum & bass artists' playlist, Noisia  have proven themselves capable of coining material guaranteed to decimate  dancefloors worldwide. Thijs de Vlieger, Martijn van Sonderen and Nik Roos  are part of a new breed of producers heralding new directions not only for  drum & bass but many other genres in which they dabble, such as  breaks, house and downtempo.

He is one  of the founding members of Bad Company, co - owner of  Breakbeat Kaos and Dogs on Acid (two of  the biggest drum & bass outlets). Breakbeat Kaos has  released material from artists such as Pendulum and  Adam F amongst others. Alongside his label duties, Fresh  has established himself as one of the country`s top producers, releasing a  string of sell out anthems and also delving in to the pop world, working  with the likes of Pet Shop Boys & DJ  Shadow to name a few.

This  south London pair was signed to the biggest liquid drum & bass label  Hospital Records in 2002 when label mate High  Contrast tipped off the powers that be about their talent.  Cyantific has had a string of successful releases. Their biggest selling  album 'Ghetto Blaster' was released in 2006.

A pioneer of jungle music, born in the early days of acid  house and totting up over 20 years of DJing experience, Phantasy has  helped to shape the drum & bass sound of now. He is still headlining  the biggest parties worldwide and is a true legend. His set will be called  'Jungle Story' where he'll be taking you on a journey through the  years.

Mr Nice
The founder of  Rinseout hails from Exeter and has really made a name for  his brand and himself as a DJ. Not only in the south west, but nationally  too. His hunger and passion for the music is reflected in his performance,  recently picking up the 'Outstanding Contribution to the Scene' award at  the recent South West D & B Awards. Nobody works more hours for the  drum & bass scene than this guy. In 2006 he played the G Stage @  Glastonbury and in 2008 was signed by Innovation Artist  Management.

Maxxi P
Drum & bass just flows  through this Rinseout resident's veins. By day he sells vinyl in Exeter`s  Reform Records and at night he divides his time producing in the studio  and mixing for numerous radio stations. At only 21 his technical ability  is second to none. Maxxi P has rocked clubs all over the south west and is  destined for big things.

Resident MC for  Andy C and Ram Records, GQ has been  performing at the highest level for over 15 years. He has always been into  music and runs his own label Emcee Recordings. He is a  firm believer that the MC is the middle man between the crowd and the  DJ.

An MC with a massive presence and  energy on stage, he is renowned for being the host with the most, holding  residencies at the likes of Slammin Vinyl,  Ram, Tru Playaz & Jungle  Fever hyping up the biggest raves all around the world. Expect  nothing less than 110% from this  MC.

Started his MCing in Southampton and  Bournemouth at Paradox & Cocoshabeen and was spotted and recruited by  New Nation. In 2007 he was signed by Fatman Ds Biological Beats and in  2008 signed by innovation Artist Agency and Random  Concept.

South west born MC might be  small in size but has a huge stage presence. Since working on the road  with Jungle Drummer & DJ Fu he has seen bookings flood in from all  over the country. He is now a resident at Hospitality and  has seen his career fly to dizzy heights since moving to Oxford last  year.

Johnny G
Rinseout`s long standing  resident MC has rose to fame in recent years. He is signed by innovation  and is playing at some of the biggest parties in the UK and Europe. His  vocal ability and stamina is second to none and unrivalled by other  MCs.

This year's Glade Festival will go on later, longer and louder  as it moves to a new home at Matterley Bowl near  Winchester.

Full details
Date: Thursday 16th  - Sunday 19th July 2009
Tickets £125 + £7 bf from 
Children / Teenagers: Under 12's free if accompanied with an adult. 13  - 15year olds are allowed but must be accompanied by an adult - tickets  cost £125 + bf.
Location: Matterley Bowl, Winchester,  Hampshire
Capacity: 10,000
Entrance: gates open midday Thursday 16th  July
Hours: Thursday midday - late | Friday midday - 4am | Saturday  midday - 6am | Sunday midday - midnight [subject to licensing] Bars will  be open 24 hours a day.