Meadowlands is excited to announce the initial line-up for this year’s festival, which is taking place in Glynde, East Sussex from 1–3 June, 2012. From rap to rave and folk to funk, here’s a peek at this year’s eclectic line-up.
The godfather of drum and base, LTJ Bukem, will do a four hour set taking people from the birth of the acid-house rave scene through banging break beats and dirty drum and bass.
Winner of the 2009 Mercury Music Prize Award, Speech Debelle, will be showcasing her soulful and raw new album. She is described by Digital Spy as “the energy and frustration of the past three years exploding onto the tapes in a cascade of energy and fast-flowing rhymes”.
Forming 15 years ago and playing festivals like The Big Chill and Glastonbury, Lamb will present a remarkable juxtaposition of kinetic, beat driven programming and transcendental melody.
Made up of Andy Barlow and Lou Rhodes, Lamb will be joined by a host of up and coming acts including This Is the Kit and Glass Diamond.
As well as artists, Meadowlands Festival will also feature amazing club nights from the Jazz Rooms featuring Russ Dewbury and worldwide guests; Roots Garden featuring Kenny Knots, Leroy Horns and special guests; plus an eye opening, fun loving night with The Pussycat Club.
Past Meadowlands artists such as Turin Brakes and The Correspondents have proved to be popular with attendees, putting Meadowlands at the forefront of cutting edge music and introducing new artists.
This year’s festival will see over 80 acts; four stages; six club nights; spoken word and comedy; a charity casino; woodland area plus kids entertainment and workshops.
Meadowlands Festival, Glynde Place, East Sussex, Fri 1–Sun 3 June 2012, £20–£85 weekend, £10–£45 day, (under fives: free)