26/11/2013 | by Tom Copsey
Hadouken!, Roni Size, Bedouin Soundclash and Skindred have been confirmed for the Freeze Festival (transformed for the London Freeze), going down for the third time on October 29-31st.
Here’s the full lowdown on the action that is to be expected:
Hadouken! have been tagged as Britain’s next great dance-rock band and will be appearing on Sunday night. Their mixture of blasting beats and crunching guitars will ensure their reputation for explosive live sets continues when they play at the event, taking place at the iconic Battersea Power Station. Further acts for Sunday will be announced soon.
Headlining Friday’s dance line-up is Roni Size, the Mercury Music Prize winner whose influence in the drum ‘n’ bass scene has made him a true pioneer of the music scene, and he will be appearing with MC Jakes. Bristol native Size’s musical credits span numerous projects and releases which has helped him to build a huge and loyal audience.
Joining him on the dance line-up for Friday night are The Nextmen, the eclectic production duo whose show-stopping performances and explosive club sets have garnered them an army of fans across the dance scene. Mixing electronica with a range of styles, the party-smashing DJ’s weave their magic on the decks and using their mastery of four turntables, offer a range of mash-ups, edits, bootlegs and specials. They will be appearing with MC Wrec.
Also on the dance bill for Friday is highly acclaimed breakbeat DJ Krafty Kuts alongside MC Dynamite. Their high energy act and thumping sounds guarantee a rocking set. Fabric legends Scratch Perverts will bring their own unique style and a raft of fans to the Freeze Festival when they take to the stage. Also confirmed on the bill is ground-breaking DJ and remix artist Jaguar Skills, renowned for his “ninja DJ’ing” and incredible mash-up skills. Friday’s line-up is completed by Charlie G, Klimax and Benny MC.
The Relentless Energy Drink Stage at Freeze Festival features an eclectic mix of talent, including Bedouin Soundclash, the Canadian outfit whose creative approach fuses reggae, rock, punk and soul music into a brilliant blend of cultural sounds, headlining on Saturday. Their fans can look forward to the same energetic and soulful live performances which have wowed and entertained audiences both here in the UK and on the world stage.
Welsh band Skindred are the headline act on the Relentless Energy Drink Stage on Sunday, offering Freeze Festival-goers a crazed mash-up of reggae, ragga, metal and punk. Skindred are one of the world’s most inventive rock bands and when the action on the snow slope comes to an end, festival fans will be fired up by their raucous live performance.
Andrew Topham, Event Director, commented: “Last year, our unique offering of world class winter sports combined with cutting-edge global and UK acts attracted over 20,000 festival-goers to the action at Battersea. This year’s event will see our biggest and best line up to date, and we are delighted to announce the first acts to perform under the iconic towers. Look out for further acts to be announced, including the headliners for Saturday and Sunday.”
The event will also see the world’s best skiers and snowboarders competing on the specially erected 100m long, 32m high real snow ramp, which for three days becomes an iconic site across London. The riders throw themselves off the huge jump performing their best tricks for World ranking points and a share of the prize purse Over the last two years, Olympic medalists Danny Kass, Peetu Piiroinen, Scotty Lago have battled it out with the best of the Brits beneath the iconic Battersea Power Station towers.
Still not enough info? Get all the details and tickets on thefreezefestival.com
Tickets are priced at £36 for a day pass, £86 for a season pass (3 days), with a child’s day ticket at £15 and a child’s season ticket at £35. Friday After Work Tickets 29th Oct (from 6.30pm)
Head straight from the office to the slope with the Friday ‘After Work Ticket’ offering access to the Freeze Festival for only £20 from 6.30pm. Festival goers can catch the Best of Britain ski and board finals as well as top acts across all three stages. Only available on Friday.