So this summer I (Chris Arnold/Arnivore/Fat Back/Trough Hound/Master Of Dry Chat) shall be taking the majestic sounds of Cool Beans all over the United Kingdom thanks to the power of…
b) DJ sets
Cos without Oxygen we would be nothing, nothing at all.
Very excited about all these shows, mainly DJ sets but a couple of other performances (Legitimate Gentlemen, Ham Pocket, expression through disco dancing, etc) shall be making an appearance as well. I’ve written up a handy breakdown of what’s cracking off so you can all find out what exactly it is I’ll be up to and I dunno, maybe come and watch, perhaps, I dunno if you’re not busy or anything.
Now, sure, nobody asked me to write up a handy breakdown of what’s cracking off but if I simply went along with what people asked me to do I wouldn’t end up doing much.
(I have no friends)
Without further ado…
Liverpool Sound City Festival
4th May – 2AM – Red Bull Studios Stage
Following Delphic and playing with Danny Beck and MCs Tim Walker and Dubzee. Super duper!
24th May – 2PM – Clockwork Stage
Rave-core festival with loads of really heavy dance music, won’t open with Come On Eileen at this one.
6th June – 10PM – The Harley
Student driven charitable Sheffield festival, performing with the Legitimate Gentlemen. Festival takes place at the Uni Arms, The Harley, DQ and the Raynor Lounge. All proceeds go to Safe @ Last!
7th June – 10:30PM – Ghillie Dhu Dance Tent
The only Scotland show of the whole summer! On before Deekline, Ed Solo, Andy H and perhaps Shy FX in the mighty Dance Tent. Tim Walker may appear on the microphone! Earlier on in the day The Legitimate Gentlemen are performing in the Furry Chillum (not a euphemism) just after Smiling Ivy.
14th June – 10PM – The Fox & Duck
Ham Pocket’s final show with a whole heap of local talent acting as support. Why must Ham Pocket end their live spectacular I hear no-one cry? Our survey says: Trouble with the Feds – 67, inability to play instruments – 45, they are simply too popular – 1. Also Andy Enchilada is leaving Sheffield….more on that story later!
Rock Oyster Festival
22nd June – 11PM – Big Top Dance Tent
The 22nd of June sees me head down to Cornwall to DJ at the lovely Rock Oyster Festival, also on the bill are Slamboree, Extra-Curricular, Smerin’s Anti-Social Club and loads more good-timers.
Beach Break Live Festival
23rd June – 4PM – The Pastures of Pleasure Apres Surf Lounge
It just so happens that Cornwall are throwing two festivals in one weekend, great news! After finishing off the Big Top at Rock Oyster I head over to Newquay for an afternoon set in the sun at Beach Break Live!
28th June – Shangri-La
Playing Pluto’s Bazaar in Shangri-La on the Saturday night with Spinforth, Waggles, Howla and the mighty Mike Freear from Slamboree!
5th July – Toil Trees – 5PM
Opening up the marvellously majestic Toil Trees Woodland Area on the Friday afternoon of Beat-Herder Festival. Set in Ribble Valley alongside numerous sheep, Beat-Herder is packing one hell of a line up this year!
12th July – 10:30AM – Wakeboarding Marina
13th July – 7PM – VIP Tent
Looking forward to visiting and DJing at Wakestock Festival, a whole heap of fine acts are on the line up. My earliest set ever on the Friday followed by a VIP Tent set on the Saturday. Hey, maybe I’ll meet Charlotte Church or Stereophonics or Tom Jones! They all live in Wales right?
18th July – 8PM – Leadmill
19th July – 1AM – The Bowery
20th July – 3AM – The Harley
Massive weekend in Sheffield as per usual for Tramlines Festival this year, Cool Beans is hosting music at the Bowery and the Harley, check this out for full listings. I shall be additionally supporting Gentleman’s Dub Club on the Thursday night at Leadmill. Will no doubt be emotional.
21st July – 5PM – Dance Tent
After 3 days of Tramlines madness myself, Jimmy The Gent and Fat Eddie from the Legitimate Gentlemen shall be heading up to the Lake District for Cockrock (great name for a festival that ey). After that we shall stroll the hills and frolic in the mountains.
Kendal Calling Festival
28th/29th July – Happy Slap Boutique Tent
More Lake District fun, this time joining the Happy Slap Boutique team for the Kendall Calling weekend, also on the bill is Ocelus, Mikey J, Jenova Collective, Wolfie and a whole heap of performance based talent!
Y Not Festival
4th August – Dance Tent
My set in the Y-Not Tribe of Xanadu Dance tent last year with Wayne Sealey and Tim Walker was one of my favourite sets of all time, looking forward to returning and bringing some fellow Cool Beans DJs with me!
Strawberry Fields Festival
9th August – 2AM – Dance Tent
Myself and Andy H shall be finishing off business in the Dance Tent on the opening night of Strawberry Fields Festival this year. They have Stephen Graham in their posters, maybe he’ll MC for us? Earlier in the day I shall be performing with the Legitimate Gentlemen as well, double up!
Boomtown Fair Festival
10th/11th August – Happy Slap Boutique Tent
In my eyes one of, if not the best festival in the UK right now. Combining so many genres of music that I love and represent at Cool Beans, it’s an honour to be playing with the Happy Slap Boutique gang in their mexican themed tent!
Edinburgh Fringe Festval
18th-23rd August – Voodoo Rooms
Something a bit different to finish off the festival season – alongside Cool Beans associates Andrew, Dominic and Edmund, the four of us shall be performing a comedy show entitled The Cool Beans Guide To Life. Could be a smash hit. It might not be though.
The DJ sets shall be a big melting point of festival-party-fun, lots of breaks, electro-swing, balkan, reggae, ska, drum and bass, funk, moombahton dubstep, hip hop treats, tropical hits, latino beats and such delights. Here’s a couple of free mashups that I’ve just made with Ocelus as well as a couple of my mixes to give you a taster of what I’ll be playing out and about this summer!
See you in the fields!