Wall of Sound launch Hidden Depths Music Event

San Miguel Hidden Depths Music Events 2008San Miguel sponsor Hidden Depths events in London & Manchester

After initial success of the series of music events held in 2007, San Miguel Hidden Depths is set to return this summer with a series of five one-off music and media events held in London and Manchester.

Kicking off at London’s Soho Revue Bar on Thursday, 26th June, San Miguel Hidden Depths promises to provide guests with a rare insight into the musical and visual inspirations of its diverse range of hosts.

Each unique event will be curated by a different guest host.

Full details of the artists and musicians invited by the hosts to perform will not be revealed until the nights themselves.

Here is a list of the hosts and dates of the five special events:

26th June
Mark Jones and Wall of Sound
Soho Revue bar, London

10th July
The Glimmers
Joshua Brookes, Manchester

31st July
Secretsundaze
T-Bar, London

21st August
Chromeo
The End / AKA, London

18th September
It’s Pop It’s Art / Fred Deakin
The Amersham Arms

Last year’s three events saw nights curated by DJ Yoda, Warp Films and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, with surprise guest appearances from the likes of the Richard Hawley, turntablist Kid Koala and Jarvis Cocker.

Mark Jones and Wall of Sound

Mark Jones is the founding father and visionary behind alternative, independent record label Wall of Sound – the label that has brought us acts as diverse as The Propellerheads, Black Twang, The Bees, The Wiseguys, Royksopp and Les Rythmes Digitales.

Wall of Sound started out producing electronic music genres such as big beat and ambient, but has now diversified to include some indie and hip-hop artists with a revised roster of acts including artists Soulwax, Mogwai, Laurent Garnier and Reverend & The Makers amongst others.

Norman Cook interview at O2 Wireless launch

Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, has been announced as the headline act for the O2 Wireless Festival 2008.

The legendary DJ and producer will take to the Main Stage on Saturday 5th July 2008, making this year’s festival the biggest beat boutique on the planet. Other acts also confirmed in this year’s line up include Boosty Collins – in his only European festival performance this year, and his first appearance in the UK for seven years and Underworld, one of the UK’s most innovative and influential dance acts of all time.

Now in its fourth year, the O2 Wireless Festival returns to London’s Hyde Park from Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th July 2008. The festival sees the biggest names across the world of rock, pop and dance play alongside the best up and coming new acts.

Fatboy Slim Beach Party gets go ahead

Fatboy Slim, has been given the go ahead by Brighton council to perform at a huge beach party in September.

The Big Beach Boutique party is planned for September 26 and 27 on Madeira Drive Brighton. The party will go on between the hours of 17.00 to 21.30 on each day.

The party will be ticket only, with local residents having the first chance to buy. Further ticket details are as yet unknown.

Fatboy Slim held a previous party in 2002 on Brighton beach, with an estimated 250,00 turning up to the event.

The Jam minus Paul Weller

Old rockers reforming bands is one thing, but reforming without the original singer, songwriter and inspiration is a supreme test, particularly in the case of the Jam.

Having sold out 20 dates in May this year, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler, the other two members of Jam, have secured the services of keyboard player Dave Moore and Russell Hastings on guitar and vocals, and are currently playing three gigs in Spain, before a further 22 dates in the UK.

The final gig at the Brighton Centre on 21st December, will coincide with the original bands last ever gig at the same venue.