2014 has seen I Like Press work with Beacons Festival (PR, Sponsorship, partnerships), regional PR for Live at Leeds & Slam Dunk, 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.
I Like Press are building an extensive portfolio for 2015. 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.
The 2014 roster is below. I Like Press cover Print and Online for all artists.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for enquires.
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 with some new ones in the pipeline.
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.
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.
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 take place 7th to the 10th August.
Full Line-up for 2014 is available at the link below:
Daughter / Action Bronson / Dusky / Jon Hopkins / British Sea Power / The Fall / Neneh Cherry / Hookworms % 100s more
DoughBoys Pizza / Patty Smith Burgers / Reds BBQ / Laynes / Bundobust / Fish& / Noisette Bakes / Manjits Kitchen / Cafe Moor and many more
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)
KING OF THE MOUNTAINS
4 – 6 JULY 2014
MUKER, YORKSHIRE DALES
Three day music and arts festival, celebrating the Tour De France Grand Depart taking place in Muker, Yorkshire Dales. Affiliated with Yorkshire Festival and Tour de Cinema.
TICKETS: from £39
King of the Mountains is 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 passes through Swaledale and right by the festival.
The first acts booked to play include award winning DJ, Huw Stephens (DJ) who presents on BBC Radio 1 as well as maintaining a busy diary compering and curating his own festivals. Huw will bring the Saturday to a close. Closing the Sunday night is Paul Thomas Saunders, having just released his first album to huge critical acclaim, called ‘sensational’ by The Guardian and billed as ‘one of the finest debut records in quite some time’ from The 405. With comparisons to Jeff Buckley and early Radiohead, and a reputation for providing spellbinding performances without fail, Paul will ensure a special Sunday evening. Other truly great additions include Sky Larkin, Sam Airey, Kyla La Grange, Three Blind Wolves and To Kill A King are all set to make this the best value festival going. The Friday night also promises a buzz of excitement with the warm up to Le Tour in association with Tour de Cinema, with screenings of Velorama, From Trike to Bike and The Flying Scotsman. Expect loads more to be revealed in the next weeks.
Full List of acts confirmed so far:
Huw Stephens (DJ) / Sky Larkin / Three Blind Wolves / Pip Mountjoy / Paul Thomas Saunders / To Kill a King / Kyla La Grange / Hey Sholay / Blue Rose Code / Young Rebel Set / Eaves / Goodbye Chanel / The Witch Hunt / Sam Airey / Jasmine Kennedy / Yarbo / Crybabycry / Charlie Straw / Jacobean Ruff
With music, comedy, Yorkshire food and ale, kids and family activities plus Tour De Cinema, camping cycle and car parks as well as huge screens to watch all the action, King Of the Mountains is one of the best places to enjoy the weekend.
Rob Bailey, Event Manager at Wilder said:
‘Our site takes your breath away on the first visit, we’re lucky to have an incredible location to celebrate the Grand Départ. A lot of heart and soul has gone into this festival and we are set on bringing the community and visitors alike together for a fantastic Summer weekend. There are a huge amount of people expected in the area over the weekend and we were inspired to add a little something extra. We have unbeatable views of the climb up and over the Buttertubs pass, I expect we’ll take a quick break to cheer on the roadside alongside the crowds!’
King of the Mountains festival tickets are on sale now, priced at £39 (plus booking fee) for an adult weekend ticket. Young people (aged 12-‐17) are priced at £25 (plus booking fee), with children (aged 6-‐11) are £15 + (booking fee) and under 6’s go free.
Camping, Parking, Group and Family tickets are also available. All tickets can be purchased online at www.kingofthemountainsfestival.com
Recon had its inaugral festival in 2013 and is a festival split over two cities. The festival had 4 specially curated pieces of work and worked heavily with Arts Council.
A 36 drummer installation outside Leeds Town Hall was a highlight and Wire Magazine lead with this. The festival had love with Creative Review, Wire, 405 and The Quietus.
A series of pioneering Music, Art and Film events culminating in the week of the 22nd – 29th September, across Leeds and Bradford, UK.
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, 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, 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.
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
I Like Press are looked after 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 is back for a 9th year. Not only does it return to run over 3 days – Leeds, Hatfield and Wolverhampton- it will be the biggest yet! The 7 stage event uses a combination of indoor and outdoor stages across urban sites to create a totally unique festival experience. Slam Dunk was nominated won Best Festival at the 2014 Kerrang! Awards.
Saturday 24th May: Slam Dunk Festival North. Leeds University.
Sunday 25th May: Slam Dunk Festival South. The Forum, Hertfordshire.
Monday 26th May: Slam Dunk Festival Midlands. Wolverhampton Civic.
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.
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.
Info Coming Soon.
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.
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Coming soon to Leeds. A collaboration between Prashad & The Sparrow. Craft Beer + Indian Street Food.
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 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
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Available at Belgrave Music Hall and a festival near you (soon).
Available at Belgrave Music Hall and a festival near you (soon).
Patty Smith Burgers.
Available at Belgrave Music Hall and a festival near you (soon).
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.