Sunrise Celebration 2012 announce more acts

Sunrise Celebration

21-24 June, 2012


After a great response from the first line-up announcement by Sunrise Celebration, the festival has now added to the list of amazing artists that will be playing at Somerset’s definitive event of the summer.

Well known for its heart felt vibes and intimate friendly atmosphere, packed full of great music and content, Sunrise 2012 promises to be the best Sunrise yet. With lots of new offerings from the weird and wacky to the profound,  and all mixed in with old favourites, it’ll be a feast of sensual encounters that titillate and delight.

Sunrises 2012 comprises 6 arenas and 35 venues, which includes 10 stages and all of these are filled to bursting with bands that will captivate audiences throughout the weekend. The second round of announcements is: Warsaw Village Band – Dizraeli and the Small Gods – Laid Blak – Hidden Orchestra – King Porter Stomp Parker – Coda – Dj Cheeba – Resonators – Kakatsitsi Master Drumers Of Ghana – R.S.V.P – Urban Folk Quartet – Ariya Astrobeat Arkesta – Moneyshot – Dj Cheeba – Dj Tofu – Coco’s lover – BRSS – ASBO DISCO – Cate Ferris – Green Angels – Hattie Hatstar – Anima Circus – Average Joe – Ze Harald Von Jesterhood – Forcenra- String Thing – Daygan.

Young enthusiasts of Polish roots and natural vibes, The Warsaw Village Band has played their inspirational folk and roots based music over 4 continents: “This is the sound of globalization!” – The New York Times. Dizreaeli and the Small Gods is a 7-piece band from England playing a folked, melodic, unashamedly heartfelt reinvention of hiphop. Laid Blak is made up of an infusive mix of reggae, hip-hop, dnb and even blues. They have proven themselves brilliantly eclectic. Edinburgh-based, Hidden Orchestra combines two live drummers, organic samples and dubby basslines to make cinematic, emotive, percussive music. If you’ve ever seen King Porter Stomp busking on street corners, in packed festival tents or in venues around the UK you’ll know these boys came to party!

The other news from the UK’s leading consciousness party headquarters is the crystallization on the new and very exciting Tibet Village, the purpose of which is not only to create some great content for this year’s event but also to raise awareness of the ongoing problems for Tibetans both in Tibet and in exile around the world.

Many people have heard about Tibet and have some idea of the issues Tibetans face, but are not necessarily aware of how severe the problems currently are.  As this is being written, there have been 3 self-immolations this week alone, and 28 in the last year. These self-immolations have mostly been by monks and nuns driven by the deteriorating situation inside Tibet; as their last act they feel they have any control over, it is their hope to draw attention to the situation in Tibet and ultimately bring about positive change for their fellow Tibetans.

With the Dalai Lama coming to the UK at the same time as Sunrise, for the first time since 2008 this is an auspicious time to hold the event. There will be screenings of documentaries, talks, Tibetan charity information stalls, Tibetan market stalls, children’s activities, yoga and the Outer Regions Café. And it’s this that Sunrise does best, combining a brilliant party with awareness raising focused areas that entertain while they educate.

Tickets are on sale now! To find out more visit: – Adults £115 + BF in advance £140 on the gate (subject to availablility), Children £25, Teens £75 and student and family discounts available.

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