Happy to announce we’ve now expanded the remit of everyone’s favourite dance tent: The Treeline. We’re now going to have a selection of hand-picked DJs playing throughout the Sunday – music to fit the Sunday vibe, including the popular and ever-so-slightly reclusive DJ SAMO (Dirty Sanchez/Friend of Mine).
We can also now confirm the inclusion of ASHLEY CASSELLE (Murge Recordings/Superfreq/Bedrock) to The Treeline weekend line up – former Radio 1 Essential Mixer and cover star of DJ MAG, who’s played in many corners of the planet, including Brazil, Japan and Los Angeles…Here’s a taster of what to expect: http://www.mixcloud.com/ashleycasselle/dayrise-enterprise-01/
Here’s the line up in full. There is no question in anyone’s mind: The Treeline will GO OFF this year like no other year before…
True and False
Snatch the Wax
Ry Spencely (Love Riot)
Max and The Wizard
Love Light Sound System & Dave Stone
Hong Kong Ping Pong
Dancing Unicorn Showcase
Big Swing Sound System
Barons of Funk (Love Riot)
So, as we gear up and the hum of happy labour fills the site in the final few hours, we thought it’d be quite nice to have a little chat with two integral members of our team who will be working their long-suffering socks off throughout the weekend. They are seasoned bar managers Sarah Debonnaire and Ben Jarvis, overseers of two of the festivals main bars, The Flying Squirrel and The Screaming Weasel.
Leopallooza: Tell us about your favourite tipple served at Leopallooza…
Sarah: My personal favourites are a good old Gin & Tonic or a Dark & Stormy. But at a festy a pint of cider is the number one!
Ben: It’s got to be a Bloody Mary on the Saturday morning, perfect for the fuzzy head of day No2. Done in my style.
Leopallooza: And pray tell how these are made…
Sarah: G&T preferably with a slice of cucumber (because I’m posh like that!) Cider.. Poured straight from the tap! Dark & Stormy’s.. Rum, ginger beer & lime juice!
Ben: Vodka over ice, squeeze of lemon, tomato juice. Then celery salt, pepper, Worcester sauce, with hot sauce to taste!
Leopallooza: What makes this a suitable drink for our discerning clientele?
Sarah: There’s nothing like a refreshing G&T in the afternoon whilst watching a band! A Dark & Stormy is delicious no matter what you’re up to! And cider, well that’s just festival juice isn’t it?
Ben: It is the perfect drink for the morning after! Vitamins, minerals and a little hair of the dog!!
Leopallooza: Can we have one now?
Sarah: For sure!!
Leopallooza: Your favourite moment from Leopallooza 2012?
Sarah: Best moment was seeing Fenech Soler, they blew me away!
Ben: That’d be the very short shorts and wellies. That’s all I’m saying!
Leopallooza: Thanks both. Anything else to add?
Sarah: Can I just say this… The main reason I work Leopallooza each year, apart from loving being involved with something as special as this, right here on our doorstep, is the crew. The guys are amazing, they work their backsides off and achieve so much, but they’re also a lot of fun. Some of the staff parties have given me some of my best memories ever! I have some of my favourite people here and on my bar team, some of them have been with me for years are the mutts nuts and work really hard over the weekend. I’ve got a fantastic team this year. I can’t wait!
Ben: No I haven’t.
Night 4 of the LEOPALLOOZA RADIO SHOW. Tonights show features music from Swiss Lips, Matthew and Me, Ruen Brothers, Albert Jones and Bad for Lazarus, as well as local advice on what to bring to Leopallooza.
Tickets still selling extremely well. Make sure you’re sorted: leopallooza.com