Main Stage

I Big Brovaz No one does R&B as catchy and super smooth as our openers here.

I The Beta Band Achingly addictive melodies. beats and guitars from one of the country's best live acts. I Black Eyed Peas Funky R&B pop from a trendy collection of characters with a nice line in hats.

I Pink Punky pop from one of the feistiest stars on the planet.

I Faithless House legends with a newly discovered socially conscious strain to their music.

I Starsailor Guitar act who have given Travis a run for their money in the emotional anthem stakes. I The Charlatans A last minute addition after Bowie's pulling out. Feelgood Dylanesque pop.

I The Darkness Expect big riffs and cat3uits aplenty from the band single-handedly responsible for resurrecting hair metal and making falsetto cool.

NME Stage

I Kasabian Political electropunk with oodles of swagger and attitude.

I Dogs Die in Hot Cars XTCesque indie from this hotly tipped Scottish band.

I The Zutons Psychedelic guitar skiffle with saxophones.

I British Sea Power Eccentric Brighton four- piece with a penchant for odd stage props.

I Funeral for a Friend Shouty choruses for the kids from this Welsh extremo outfit.

I Keane Piano-t0uting trio well on their way to becoming the next Coldplay.

I Wu-Tang Clan Legendary hip hop act boasting some of the finest beats‘n'rhymes around.

I The Libertines They've confirmed they're coming but Pete Doherty is definitely staying at home so we will have to enjoy their punk pop histrionics as a three piece. I Muse Guitar histrionics and drama from this apocalyptic rock trio.

16 THE LIST 8—22 Jul 2004

Slam Tent

I Jim Hutchison and Alex Smoke

Noon-1 .50 Two of Soma's mainstays start things off for 2004 with a masterful set of intelligent electronic rhythms.

I Carlos Adolfo Dominguez (live) 1.50-2.30 Scantily clad dancers. sleazy electro pop and full on theatrics. I Vector Lovers (live) 2.30-3.30 Electronic robot funk from this 808 child.

I Mylo (live) 3.30-4.00 A breaking talent on the electronica scene. Scotland's answer to Rbyksopp. He'll be huge by this time next year

I Tiefschwarz 4.00-5.30 Deep German house may $0und like an anachronism Tiefschwarz show you how it's done.

I Carl Craig (live) 5.30-6.30 A true Detroit innovator and a very rare chance to see a live set from one of the inventors of techno.

I Tiga 6.30-8.00 ‘Sunglasses at Night' was one of the most irresistible calling cards on the electroclash scene. Cool asfuck.

I Basement Jaxx (live) 8.00-9.30 One of the best live dance acts in the business. Latin techno. punk house and the deliriously insane ‘Where's Your Head At‘. I Felix Da Housecat 9.30-1 1 .00 The glam king of electro rounds off the first day of Slam action.

King Tut's Wall Wall Tent

I Rodrigo Y Gabriela Super-talented guitarists who combine jazz standards with Latin rhythms and the odd heavy metal riff.

I Mohair Indie foursome with big personalities and even bigger riffs.

I Black Light New and decidedly enigmatic yOung rock band.

I The Glitterati Boisterous glam-ridden garage rock.

I The Ordinary Boys Energetic up and coming indie act with definite Jam tendencies.

I Speedway Scottish guitar pop act often described as the new Texas.

I Michael Franti and Spearhead Hip hop legend whose beats and rhymes have a political twist.

I Katie Melua Curly mopped singer whose acoustic ballad-based debut LP sold by the bucketload.

I Ocean Colour

Scene Reliably retro four-

piece with an incredibly devoted fanbase.

I Ash lndie punks with a keen eye for a killer chorus recently turned big rifting metal gods.

X Tent

I Drug of the Nation Debut visit to T for this band of up-and-comers. I The Departure Dark Northampton five-piece whose SOund lies somewhere between the Strokes and Joy Division.

I The Crimea Eschewing the fashion for

garage rock with a battery

of perfect pop songs.

I Republic of Loose Funky Alabama 3-eSQue Beefheart-hop grooves from Dublin.

I Jesse Malin Gravelly vocalist who is a close

mate and uncanny sound-

a-like of Ryan Adams.

I Thea Gilmore British singer/songwriter boasting Dylan-style

political rants. oceanic folk

and idiOSyncratic oddities recalling Tom Waits.

I Ricky Warwick Rough vocals over acoustic tracks mark a departure from this man's work with the Almighty. I Ben Kweller Kooky singer/songwriter with a talent for knocking out lovelorn Weezeresque anthems.

I lan McNabb Liverpudlian ex-lcicle Works singer/songwriter who has been compared to Elvis Costello and Paul Westerberg in his time.

I Delays Shimmering indie boasting a Cocteau Twins-esotie falsetto and soaring melodies.

I The Bees Eclectic harmony-ridden guitar pop from the Isle of Wight. Think Beck meets Gomez but really good.

T-Brealt Stage

I Palomino An early kick-off for this Glasgow- based Outfit specialising in dramatic. classic rock.

I Eric and the Bunny Boilers Rubbishly- named Fife band aptly. perhaps. making shambolic punk rock.

The Darkness

Basement Jaxx

I Sporting Hero A ‘shy and secretive' weirdly

bearded chap whose one-

man band set-up includes the moothie.

I The Casuals Glasgow four-piece who will fit nicely into Robbie Williams' management stable.

I Last Great Wilderness Hard-edged epic rock Surely destined for bigger stages.

I Degrassi SL Records' quartet deliver more of their angular punk pop missives.

I Mother and the Addicts Much touted scuzzy rock infidels.

I Kain Spunky garage rock? This mob have been doing it for years with verve. finesse and bite.

I Unkle Bob One-band chill out zone with calming Latin vibes and a lazy. summery sound.

I Weird Attractors Six drummers drumming, dancing and somehow pulling a tune from a percussive onslaught.

I Uncle John and Whitelock Meatin rumbustious blues-driven garage rock.

I Oceansize A low key slot for these expansive proggy rock mooks.

I Josephine Better

looks. better ties and. hell.

better TUNES than the Strokes unmissable.


I Basil (Black ll Basic) Noon-1.00 An opening DJ set from Basil who goes on to pr0vide live percussion for the Bar throughout the day.

I Billy Woods 1.00-3.00 The house continues to flow in Billy's deft hands.

I Harri s Domenic 3.00-6.00 Subculture‘s finest steps up.

I Kerri Chandler 6.00—9.00 Time for some real New York rhythms from the legendary Kerri Chandler. I Stevie Sole & Geoff M 9.00-1 1 .00 More Smooth sounds from the Solemusic boys.