Over the past 8 years Noisily has grown into a diverse melting pot of underground Electronic Music, with artists from far flung corners of our beautiful planet bringing their brands of beatsmithery to the Coney Woods, with gusto and aplomb.
Our stages have evolved alongside our musical programming too, most notably the Treehouse, which in its fledgling years played host to Techno, Psy Trance, and even a bit on entirely nondescript Deep House music which we programmed in an attempt to sell more tickets to people from West London.
Now though, nearly a decade on, we have reached a state of flow within our musical programming. The sonic journey between stages is seamless, the Psy blends with the Tekkers, and the beat melting pot between stages is a genre in itself (although that could be the Neuro-Glitch-Funk-a-Bass’n’Drum coming from the Treehouse, we’re not sure).
Whatever the weather, we’ve got the tunes for you, which is why we’ve decided, for our 10th birthday in 2021, to make some not insignificant changes to the line up to keep the dynamism fresh amongst the creaking canopy of Coney Woods.
The Treehouse Stage will make the move from bass music to a spoken word venue, showcasing up and coming talent from Market Harborough and the surrounding hamlets, hosted by Sandy Totsvig with a guest spot from Esther Ransen.
The Liquid Stage, after years as the UK’s Psy Trance Mecca, will actually be turned into a considerably smaller yet identical replica of Mecca itself. After a recent Noisily team building exercise to Tromso, we were inspired by Heathrow’s ‘Prayer Room’ and thought it would be a great addition to the festival.
All faiths will be naturally welcome in line with our ethos of inclusion, and as such we’ll be incorporating a new stage design each year which will take in other religions including but not limited to Christianity, Mormonism, Zoroastrianism and of course Scientology. We have began enquiries to get Tom Cruise to officiate the opening ceremony, fingers crossed!
As for the musical programming, we’ll be honouring the religions by appropriating historical standards from their respective back catalogues and mixing a solitary Psy bassline underneath for the duration of the festival. So whether it be Jerusalem, the call to prayer, or the lead number from Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Tony award winning musical, The Book of Mormon, you’ll still get the gallop. Bombadabombadabombadabon. Duggaduggaduggaduggadugga.
The Noisily Stage, the festival flagship, the home of Techno! Until now… The sacred pyramids will no longer be playing host to the very best in four-to-tha-floor tekkers, no sir/lady. We are thrilled to announce that we’ll be flipping it on its head and going full Indie Pop, with a Friday takeover from the Vitamin String Quartet who will be covering all of Bon Iver’s back catalogue.
Saturday see’s “Enya and Friends” mime Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Greatest Hits, including Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, and other such classics, whilst Sunday will be the culmination of a dream we are elated to see realised: back to back sets from Bowling for Soup, Sum 41, Feeder, Wheatus, Blink 182, Korn, POD, Papa Roach, and to close, the one hit wonder Scotty Doesn’t Know by relative unknowns Lustra from the seminal 2004 film Eurotrip.
I’m sure you’re all as excited as we are. Here’s to the future!