“….will enliven dance parties from New York to Baghdad” – Rolling Stone Magazine on Gogol Bordello
“There’s revolution in the air” - John Peel, introducing The Bays
“Buy, beg, steal, borrow or Myspace it, just do whatever you can to get a piece of the underground” - NME on The Sunshine Underground
“Skitz has successfully managed to reflect a culture and upbringing that is entirely UK.” Like the man says, "The revelation will not be civilised. It will be unruly, grimy, low down and raw". - BBC
This summer the first ever Aerosolics will rewrite festival standards and concepts as it fuses visual and acoustic art together. At a secret location in Surrey (30th June to 2nd July), Aerosolics will thrill eardrums, dazzle eyes, electrify limbs – and all whilst opening minds! It is a festival designed to flout expectations and offer fresh and new experiences.
Bending genres between indie-rock, reggae, hip hop, gypsy beats, electro, deezie beats, drum n bass, ska, rock n roll, Brazilian beats and breaks, Aerosolics attendees will enjoy an eclectic mix of premium live acts across three main stages. On Friday, Aerosolics showcases the finest in new British rock music. The Sunshine Underground, The Departure, The Young Knives, The Feeling, The Rumble Strips, Winterville, Spunge and The John James Newman Band will be warming up the crowd, ready for a headlining rock act of titanic stature. A sonic switch on Saturday will then arrive courtesy of dance music maestros The Bays, who are programming the stage with their hand-picked selection of acts TBA.
On Sunday, gypsy-punk madness from Gogol Bordello, funk from The Baker Brothers and some funk-dub from the collective Monster Piece (Babyhead and Think) round everything off in style alongside massive acts that festival lovers have been longing to see at a UK festival for years. Programming the Hip Hop and Reggae stage are the legendary Skitz and The Sea, recruiting the freshest homegrown talent. Skitz says his stage is “a jamboree of top notch order, a family affair bypassing musical boundaries and direction.” There is also the globally orientated Drifts Stage: all manner of weird and wonderful beats conducted by festival extraordinaires Continental Drifts (Lost Vagueness, Glastonbury). Quality acts are being confirmed all of the time.
For your visual intoxication, the Aerosolics festival site will be an evolving, interactive work of art. Witness graffiti guru Blade paint live and speak about the origins of aerosol art. Special guests 54 Crew, TMP, AAGH and Sickboy will be spray-painting not only boards but also classic cars, tanks, trains and planes. Empty spray cans will be recycled as massive field sculptures and preserved at Aerospace, Aerosolics’ very own exhibition space. On Saturday, Aerosolics hosts the first ever UK round of the worldwide contest Write4Gold, where 8 selected crews will be judged by respected Writers like Bates. Festival goers can also get creative at the massive target wall with paint bombs, brushes, cans and rollers.
On the bill at Cable Street Cinema will be the latest releases from Manga Entertainment and Tartan Extreme, underground short films and graffiti documentaries. The Nizim Soundsystem are orchestrating these rare sights, alongside top VJs and the first 3D technology to be used at a UK festival.
Parkour crews, witnessed around the world lunging across building tops and skyscrapers, all trying to compete as the real Spiderman, will be running riot across the site to attendees’ amazement, allowing them to experience this crazy new art form up close and personal.
If all this wasn’t enough, MPs have already accepted invitations to attend the community debating area, to discuss graffiti as an art form.
Tickets are limited and go on sale very soon – strictly OVER 18s only, £75 for the weekend.