• Music, Festival and specialist PR •

 

 

FESTIVALS

Festivals

2014 has seen I Like Press work with Beacons Festival (PR, Sponsorship, partnerships),  regional PR plus TV and Radio for Live at Leeds & Slam Dunk Festival, the inaugural Beyond The Redshift Festival and King of the Mountains Festival plus Denovali Swing Fest (London edition) and Bradford’s Threadfest.

I Like Press have worked with Festivals for over three years including the NME award nominated Constellations Festival, Recon and Brainwash. If you would like to see what I Like Press can bring to your event then please get in touch at the email  below. Services offered: Media Partnerships, Full PR, Regional PR,  sponsorship and content management.

Contact: hello@ilikepress.co.uk

 

 

MUSIC

SPECIALIST

Specialist

Although a new part of what I Like Press offer, the  Specialist part just means different sectors to music.  I Like Press can look into new markets for you,  generate content and gain exposure . Clients include The Needs Group, Bundobust, Belgrave Music Hall and the Belgrave Street Feast.

It all started In 2013  with the launch of Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds.  The launch was heavily attended and the venue has received excellent recognition in both regional and national media. As part of the work I Like Press still look after the PR for the food at Belgrave Music Hall. Dough Boy Pizza, Patty Smith Burgers, Fu-Schnikens and Laynes @ Belgrave.

 

Contact: hello@ilikepress.co.uk

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ABOUT

About

I Like Press is a Leeds based music and event PR company, currently working with artists, bands, festivals and venues. Campaigns can include national, online, regional PR & specialist radio.

Founded in 2009, I Like Press has firmly rooted itself in the rock, metal, leftfield and event sector of music PR having worked genre defining bands such as Trail of Dead, Darkthrone and Autopsy to more recent pioneers such as 65daysofstatic and Cult of Luna. Festivals include the multi-award nominated metropolitan festival Live at Leeds to the beautifully crafted boutique festival Beacons.



CONTACT

Contact


Simon Glacken
Director
simonglacken@ilikepress.co.uk


Simon Fogal
Director
simon@ilikepress.co.uk


I Like Press Ltd
Suite 21 Munro House,
Duke Street, Leeds
LS9 8AG


Recon

Recon is a series of pioneering music, art and film events culminating in the weekend of 25-28th September across Leeds and Bradford.

 

Having had its inaugral festival in 2013 in which  a 36 drummer installation outside Leeds Town Hall was a highlight. Found reviews included Wire Magazine and the festival had love with Creative Review, Wire, 405 and The Quietus.

 

 

 

RECON is a festival that showcases and brings together innovators, experimenters, risk-takers, mavericks and outsiders working creatively with music, sonic arts, performance and film.

 

RECON will take place across multiple sites and venues in Leeds and Bradford including The Brudenell Social Club, Belgrave Music Hall, Howard Assembly Rooms, Hyde Park Picture House, The New Bradford Playhouse, Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, Wharf Chambers and the public domain.

 

RECON brings pioneering International artists to the city as well as shining a light on the local underground, prompting new collaborations and work in the expanded fields of music, sonic art and film.

 

RECON is the result of a collaboration between Lumen, M@BU and Room 237 in partnership with Leeds Film, The Brudenell Social Club, Cops and Robbers, Dirty Otter, Now Wave, Sheepscar Light Industrial, Leeds City Council, Opera North, Hyde Park Picture House and with generous support from Leeds Inspired, University of Bradford and Arts Council England.

 

http://reconfest.co.uk/

Beacons

Beacons Festival is a music and arts festival in the Yorkshire Dales. Featured in The Times, Guardian and Independent festival guides as well as strong reviews in The Times, Creative Review, NME, The Fly, DIY amongst, DIS, The Line of Best Fit, Loud n Quiet, Quietus, The Skinny and CRACK. 2014s festival will took place on the 7th to the 10th August.

 

2015 Early Bird tickets sold out in less than 24 hours.

 

http://greetingsfrombeacons.com/

 

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Music:

 

Daughter / Action Bronson / Dusky / Jon Hopkins / British Sea Power / The Fall / Neneh Cherry / Hookworms % 100s more

 

Food Festival: 

 

DoughBoys Pizza / Patty Smith Burgers / Reds BBQ / Laynes / Bundobust / Fish& / Noisette Bakes / Manjits Kitchen / Cafe Moor  and many more

 

Beer Festival:

 

Five Point / Kirkstall Brewery / Magic Rock and more to be announced

 

Family & Arts Fun:

 

The Hunters Field / Dawson Arthouse / Diddy Rascals / Impossible Lecture / Into The Woods (Yoga, Lectures, Art, Dance, Film)

 

Live at Leeds

Live At Leeds is a metropolitan music festival held annually across a variety of venues in Leeds on the first bank holiday weekend of May.

 

With a strong knowledge of the festival for 7 years, I Like Press looked after the regional PR  in 2014 and managed the partnership with the Yorkshire Evening Post.

 

2014 saw Live at Leeds expand. The festival had tens of thousands of music fans around Leeds, with additional venues and events.

 

Live at Leeds  - www.liveatleeds.com/

 

Some of the 200+ Bands that played 2014 included:

 

ALBERT HAMMOND JR / BLOOD RED SHOES / CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN / CHLÖE HOWL / CIRCA WAVES / CLEAN BANDIT / COURTNEY BARNETT / DRENGE / ELLA EYRE / FUCK BUTTONS / HUDSON TAYLOR / I LIKE TRAINS / JOHNNY FLYNN KING CHARLES / KODALINE / LAUREN AQUILINA / LIZZO / LOS CAMPESINOS! / NEUROSIS / NINA NESBITT / PULLED APART BY HORSES / ROYAL BLOOD / SAY LOU LOU / THE HOLD STEADY / THE MIDNIGHT BEAST / WOLF ALICE / YUCK

King Of The Mountains

King of the Mountains was a three-day music and arts festival taking place in the idyllic village of Muker, Swaledale this July. Created to highlight the stunning beauty of the area during the historic Yorkshire Grand Depart and to celebrate the best in live performance, culture and food from Yorkshire and beyond. On the 5th July, Le Tour de France passed through Swaledale and right by the festival.

www.kingofthemountainsfestival.com

Slam Dunk

I Like Press  took care of  regional PR for Slam Dunk in 2014 for the Leeds and Wolverhampton shows.   Slam Dunk Festival, the UK’s favourite and biggest independent touring festival was back for a 9th year and won Kerrang! award for best festival in 2014.

 

2015 will see Slam Dunk turn 10!   SDF_2014_THIRD_ANNOUNCE_WEBSITE

Threadfest

Threadfest began life 3 years ago. A free cross-city festival in Bradford celebrating independent music over the spring bank holiday in May.

 

Bradford has a rich history of self-organised cultural activity, reflected in venues like the 1 in 12 Club, the heyday of the people-led Bradford Festival and Mela, and many community-focused arts and music initiatives. Likewise it has more than its fair share of unique spaces that regularly host local and international acts attracted to the alternative character of the city. Threadfest aims to pull this activity together into a weekend that connects and showcases the various scenes and communities.

 

The thread between these events takes the form of a Bradford Music Map that helps audiences new and old navigate the city. There is no specified path or correct order of things, no headliners and support acts, just music that you hopefully haven’t come across all at once. Come along and help join the dots.

Beyond The Redshift

Press Pack

Saturday 10th May will see London host an audio-visual experience built around a concept and line up curated and headlined by Sweden’s CULT OF LUNA. An artist who for over a decade has helped mould and expand the notion of what heavy music can be, the diverse musicians they have put together should come as no surprise to those familiar with their music.

Taking place across three venues, The Forum, The Dome and Boston Music Room. The Line-up so far includes:

 

CULT OF LUNA – GOD SEED – GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT – AMPLIFIER - JESU – AMENRA – THE OLD WIND – BOSSK – BLUENECK - SYNDROME – DIRK SERRIES – SLEEPMAKESWAVES - ESBEN AND THE WITCH - PG.LOST - GREG HAINES - HARK - THOUGHT FORMS - PETTER CARLSEN - ABRAHAM - ATLANTIS -SHIELD PATTERNS - CANAYA

 

Sponsored by Metal Hammer, PROG, Mama Group and NMC Live.

Denovali Swing Fest

Info Coming Soon.

Constellations

Constellations is an annual new music and arts festival taking place against the backdrop of one of the UK’s most creative cities. Taking a break in 2013. Constellations is due back in 2014.

 

The festivals has played host to Broken Social Scene, Wild Beasts, HAIM, Four Tet, Les Savy Fav, Liars, Los Campesinos!, Sleigh Bells, Gold Panda, The Vaccines and Nous Vous Collective amongst may others.

 

Constellations was up for best small festival at the NME awards in 2013.

Outlaws Yacht Club

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The Needs Group

Specialising in Artist, VIP, Festival & Travel needs Worldwide 24hrs a day.

Bundobust

Coming soon to Leeds. A collaboration between Prashad & The Sparrow. Craft Beer + Indian Street Food.

Belgrave Music Hall

I Like Press ran the PR for the opening of a brand new music venue, restaurant and roof terrace in Leeds. Helping welcome around 1000 people on the opening nights. The venue has gained national recognition in Shortlist, The Guardian, ASOS magazine and The Fly mag. An encouraged word of mouth campaign via twitter and food bloggers were welcomed across various events  with further campaigns planned into 2014.

 

Events: Belgrave Street Feast

 

Work: I Like Press look after PR, listings and print marketing for Belgrave Music Hall.

 

Belgrave Street Feast

Press Pack

Belgrave Street Feast is now a monthly event. 

 

After an attendance of 2000 people over the course of one day, the street food festival has become a monthly event for Leeds’ Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen. From Saturday 12th April, the Belgrave will be inviting the finest street food vendors of the North to share their signature foods on a monthly basis. The free and open invitation covers three floors of food, music and art, including a kids cinema room.

 

Dates for the next ones:

 

12th April 2014

 

10th May 2014

 

Join the facebook group: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1484477455105313/

Dough Boys Pizza

Available at Belgrave Music Hall and a festival near you (soon).

Fu-Schnikens

Fu-Schnikens

Available at Belgrave Music Hall and a festival near you (soon).

Patty Smith Burgers

Patty Smith Burgers.

Available at Belgrave Music Hall and a festival near you (soon).

Brudenell Social Club

I Like Press worked closely with The Brudenell Social Club for its 100th year birthday.The venue was featured in national publications like Live Mag and NME plus online support from the PRS magazine, ‘M’, YEP, Leeds List amongst a strong awareness campaign.

 

The campaign was to target selected business publications and promote the venue accordingly. The venue now holds the record for most shares of an online article for Yorkshire Evening Post. A hastag was created and encouraged others to mark the Birthday occasion #Brudenell100 and Yorkshire Tea were invited to the last show, giving away a years supply of tea in return for a play on the hashtag #Brewdenell100.