It all kicks off tomorrow, and the line up is ace. I'm going to the Squarepusher, Raconteurs, Horrors gig on Thursday night - can't wait. Which other inner city, broadcasted festival can bring you..
The Young Knives
The Good, The Bad and The Queen
The Magic Numbers
An Evening with Nitin Sawnhey
James Brown The Godfather of Soul
Catch 22 ft Deadly Hunter
Landscapers ft Benjamin Zephania
Basement Jaxx presents The Crazy Itch Club
Vashti Bunyan ?
on Sunday, the Next Stage gig happens at the Barfly in Camden, London.
These are bands who've gone through their local rounds to play and work with people of their choice, from composers to add strings to their tunes to video makers to produce a film for their music. Those performing are...
The All New Adventures of Us
Multi-talented seven-piece band working with BBC Radio Northampton.
Low-key, chilled beats with lo-fi roots. Cashier No. 9 are working with BBC Northern Ireland.
Uplifting, nostalgic pop outfit from Brighton working with Radio 1.
The Favours impress with their polished live performances - working with Radio Humberside.
Art college manipulators of all things sonic, FOUND are working with BBC Scotland.
Friends of the Bride
Excellent lyricists and Alan McGee likes them! FotB are working with BBC London.
Prison cell roots and genuine eclecticism - Genod Droog are working with the C2 show on Radio Cymru.
Bombastic funk, house beats and brit-pop - working with Southern Counties Radio.
Jont, working with Radio 2, is a charismatic artist with an innovative approach to gigging.
Discovered by Musiq Soulchild when she was only 15, Kyra is working with 1Xtra.
Spencer McGarry Season
Genre-resisting Welsh new wave psychedelia - working with BBC Wales.
High-flying Scottish bhangra brothers are working with the BBC Asian Network for Electric Proms.
go HERE for detials of how to be at the gig for free. See you there!