Leftfield to make festival come back!!

Seminal 90’s electronic band Leftfield have announced plans of a summer return, 10 years after their last gig.   Often cited as one of the most influential British dance bands of all time, one half of the duo, Neil Barnes, has decided to return to his greatest and most thrilling project, the Leftfield live experience.  Combining heart shuddering bass with euphoric house, minimalist techno and dub darkness the live show is unlike anything else that is around today.  Disappointingly the other half of the pioneering duo, Paul Daley, will not be joining his former partner due to other work commitments.  Neil will reform the rest of the live collective for the shows, including Rasta MC Cheshire Cat.   Their first performance will be at Scotland’s Rockness in June.  They will appear at an assortment of festivals around Europe, including Benaccasim and at the inaugural LED – London-Electronic-Dance-Festival in Victoria Park in August.

Leftfield actually split in 2002, but their last set of shows were in 2000, culminating in a New Years Eve bash at the London Arena with fellow electronic visionaries Orbital, who have since returned to the live fold after a hiatus.  It seems the buzz of a rapturous crowd is hard to replace?  The chance for new fans to experience the expansive house of their classic album ‘Leftism’ in a live setting is a thrilling prospect!  Often voted in music magazines as the best electronic album of all time, it is dance music with a visceral pulse.   Lets hope sound restrictions that often blight outdoor events don’t diminish the force of the Leftfield experience?


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