(Somerley) Soundclash Festival gets a name change, gears up for first linuep announcement

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Somerley Soundclash, a one-day festival organised by a collective of Southampton and Bournemouth based promoters, has undergone a subtle name change this month to become Soundclash Festival. Still set for the 2nd May, organisers are dropping Somerley from the name to distance the brand from Old Somerley house in favour of a new secret location that is yet to be announced.

Our first glimpse at the much-anticipated lineup will come this Sunday (30/11/14), as the names of 30 acts are released along with Early Bird tickets (priced at £20). Make sure that you keep your eyes on SOTONIGHT as we’ll be bringing you the lowdown on the first wave of acts as soon as they’re unveiled at 6pm.

Soundclash Festival will be kicking off on the Saturday of next year’s May Bank Holiday, at 2pm in the afternoon and running through until 1am the next morning. Dance music fans will be duly taken care of  with four stages of quality acts and even more music after the festival closes with after-parties in both Southampton and Bournemouth running until 6am to keep even the most hardcore ravers satisfied. Along with the extensive roster of big-name artists set to play the Soundclash, organizers have already confirmed that they will be hosting a range of local DJ talent, featuring many of the various promoters’ residents. For the full list of local names playing, check out the event page.

Some details about the first of four festival stages have recently been announced as local promoters On A Mission are set to host a fine selection of Drum and Bass on the self-explanatory Woodland Stage. Unveiling DJs, Hannibal, Whitey, Ripraw and Kronical is just the tip of the iceberg as many more artists will be confirmed very soon. In addition to the Woodland Stage, would-be ticket holders can also expect to learn more about the Main Marquee Stage, a house and techno lakeside stage, and a garage stage this weekend. The festival boasts excellent production value with Funktion-One sound-systems across all it’s areas, LED panels, and lasers included in its stage production … and of course its own funfair.

A higher tier of VIP tickets are also available, granting access to a private bar, and BBQ, all with a prime view over the main stage. The VIP area will also have its own dedicated DJs, however, these tickets are limited to only 500 people. Organizers are also treating those lucky enough to have a birthday lying 4 days either side of the festival to free entry on the house; not a bad birthday present!

The festival will draw in crowds from around the South Coast region, and further afield. Dedicated transport options have been put in place from Southampton, Bournemouth and Salisbury city centres, plus Winchester, along with buses leaving from University of Southampton, and Southampton Solent campuses. The first 2,000 tickets go onsale from Sunday 30th November priced at £20.

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