Our guide to music in and around MK over the next few days
Into dance? Rock? Folk? Whatever your taste, there's something for you in and around MK over the next few days...
ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL
Once again the venue will be transformed into various areas making this a festival for all the senses, with an unparalleled focus on jaw-dropping production and head-spinning entertainment – from morning to night! New for 2016 is the Crystal Village stage, which stands 30 metres tall and 70 metres wide.It houses cascading waterfalls, a fog-breathing dragon, more than 400 video tiles, 28 lasers, multi-coloured flames and 15 co2 cannons, all overseen by EDCs signature owls. Big names on stage include Andy C, Avicii, Axwell Ingrosso, Caspa B2B Rusko, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DJ EZ, Duke Dumont (DJ set), Eric Prydz, Ferry Corsten presents Gouryella, Friction, Goldie MBE, Marcus Schulz, Martin Garrix, Martin Solveig, Noisia, Paul van Dyk, Pendulum (DJ set), Roni Size and Krust present Full Cycle, Sigma (DJ set) and many more. Tickets are £60. www.electricdaisycarnival.com
MK11, Kiln Farm, July 9
Foo 5ighters, the UK’s most energetic Foo Fighters tribute band are playing the
MK11 in Kiln Farm this Friday, and the seasoned performers come fresh to
us from a Derbyshire festival, where they brought the rock to more than 15,000 people.
Tickets for the show are £6 in advance.
EVE SELIS BAND
The Stables, Wavendon, July 13
Eve Selis returns with a tour supporting her new record, See Me With Your Heart, produced by Grammy award-winning producer Kenny Greenberg, creating a vast sonic soundscape for her powerhouse vocals and a lush intimate backdrop for the most personal songs of her career.
The Stables, Wavendon, July 7
Dougie Maclean has developed a blend of lyrical, “roots-based” songwriting and instrumental composition. His songs have been covered by the likes of Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald and Ronan Keating. He has a Lifetime Achievement award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and and OBE to boot.
A WORLD AWAY
Milton Keynes alt-rockers A World Away release their new video, Wake Me Up today. It’s taken from the quintet’s debut EP by the same name which is set for release later this month. The band have played with Mallory Knox and Young Guns.
Podington, north Bedfordshire, July 8 to 10
The Workshop Boys, Pearl Handled Revolver, Lost4Words, Ouse Valley Singles Club and The Ivories are just some of the acts playing at the the family-friendly festival, held in memory of Biggleswade man Chris Kelly, and which will raise money for various medical charities.
The Curfew Club, Harpur Street, Bedford, July 13
East Nashville singer-songwriter Amelia White will perform, accompanied by English singer-songwriter Dan Webster, in support of her acclaimed 2016 album Home Sweet Hotel. Amelia’s music is described as “eductive and smoky, dark and woody”.