Special Guest: Aphex Twin
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On Saturday 28th August we are delighted to announce that one of the worlds most influential names in dance music history, Leftfield, will be headlining. 2010 is the first time fans of the legendary dance group will get a chance to hear the Leftfield sound after nearly a decade away, and will be their only London performance. Their debut album Leftism is still considered to be one of the seminal works of modern music (whether electronic or acoustic) fusing influences as vast as dub, techno, progressive house and IDM and was voted as “One of the 20 Greatest Albums of all time” by the readers of Q Magazine, with their live performances having gone down in musical history expect a very special performance from these electronic pioneers.
Neil Barnes from Leftfield said: “Im really excited about playing my home town. It's been too long! The line up for the L.E.D is fantastic. It's great to be up there with Aphex, Goldfrapp and Friendly Fires, all artists I admire. Let the bass roar!”
Other acts joining Leftfield on the Saturday are genre-smashing musical pioneers Goldfrapp who will bring the speedy rush of euphoria, optimism and romance of their new album, "Head First", to the stage as well as highlights from a truly stellar back catalogue. Friendly Fires who teeter on the edge of the indie-dance continuum with a sound that blends disco influences with their own take on indie-pop, the perfect band to get the dance heads singing along at LED.
We’re excited to announce yet another exclusive to this years LED Festival line up, once described by the Guardian as “the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music” the genre breaking Aphex Twin, aka Richard D. James, the man renowned for his reclusiveness, the acid house classic ‘Windowlicker’ and the weirdest IDM to make its way to human ears will perform this rare and exclusive set so be sure to catch him.
And BBC Radio One DJ Annie Mac joins the bill to host her own Arena. Annie is responsible for putting cutting edge dance music on the map in the UK and worldwide, championing and nurturing the cream of the electronic crop through her annual tour ‘Annie Mac Presents’ and her internationally popular Friday night Mash Up show on BBC Radio 1.