Birmingham, England

The Sound Station Festival is a brand new music festival for 7,000 people in Birmingham on Sunday 28th May, from 2pm until 11pm. It gives equal weighting to the live and dance music genres, and is happening at the newly created Eastside Park.

The headline act on the Live Stage is ex-Blur guitarist Graham Coxon. Other confirmed acts include Orson, The Crimea, and Boy Kill Boy. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks.

Alongside the live acts, the B-Live arena will include special collaborations by world-class musicians, vocalists and live percussionists performing together to create a unique vibe. Acts include Kenny Dope, jazz beatster Mr Scruff, Quantic, and Bugz in the Attic, with more to be announced.

Event Organiser Nick Morgan said: ?The format of Sound Station is a ground-breaking collection of styles with a clear focus on new, exciting indie/rock talent and credible, leftfield dance Djs and acts. We are delighted to be holding this event in Birmingham and feel we have an incredibly strong line-up of up-and-coming bands and leading-edge Djs on the bill.?

Adam Regan of Leftfoot fame, co-festival organiser and Dance Arena programmer said: ?Expect to hear anything from New York hip-hop and house, Ska and reggae to broken beats, soul and jazz. The overarching theme of the B-Live Arena is credible, leftfield and quirky ? a real antidote to commercial dance music.?

Tickets are priced at ?25 (full price) or ?20 (special offer for first 2,500 tickets). Advanced tickets available from http://www.bigcatshop.co.uk/acatalog/Tickets.html

Added by catnip on March 24, 2006