Matthias Tanzmann and X-Press 2 on Cloud 9

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    Wed, 4 Aug 2010, 08:00
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  • They will be joined by Matt Tolfrey and Trevor Loveys at the dance arena stage of the Cheshire festival this weekend.
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  • Cloud 9 organisers will descend on Sandbach's Love Lane Farm this weekend for the second edition of their festival. Last year's Cloud 9 debut saw acoustic sessions on the Sunday preceded by Saturday's programming of indie bands and upfront DJs like Burnski, Marc Ashken and Danny Raper, plus Northern party crews Micron and Audio Farm. This year will shake up the format a little with a new Congleton area location, and by opening the free camping grounds on the Friday while packing all of the music into the Saturday. From 12 PM until the early hours of Sunday, a diverse mix of music will feature over four stages, with bands like Underground Heroes and Kid British leading the Indie and Rock arena. The main dance arena will favour UK talent, with well known names like tribal house collective X-Press 2, Leftroomers Matt Tolfrey and Lee Mortimer, and Manchester's KeToLoCo DJs all set to appear, while a continental slant will be provided by DC10 resident Matthias Tanzmann. The second dance arena will not be for the faint of heart, with a focus on tougher sounds of hard dance, dubstep and drum & bass, while the fourth stage will feature bands and DJs from the local region. Rounding out the festival experience for the 3000 revellers will be graffiti artists, a multiple channel silent disco, stalls serving fresh local produce like hog roast and the new Stealth Array Sound System from British manufacturer Flare Audio. General admission tickets for Cloud 9 Festival 2010 are still available here on RA.