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23rd May 2013
Win tickets to see Bastille, plus other top bands at Leopalooza, near Bude all this week on Breakfast
Leopallooza, one of The Guardian’s ‘Best Boutique Festivals’ and winner of ‘South West Festival of 2012’- Cornish Guardian / Clean Slate Music (readers & critics poll) returns this Summer with three hard-hitting headliners.
The chart topping BASTILLE....”Addictive melodies, humble lyrics and a cohesive sound, Bastille are a band where the buzz words couldn't be truer.” – DigitalSpy.com; Party-starters MAN LIKE ME.... “Man Like Me are entertainers… (they) play music to drink lager to, and they do it in a way where even the most prudish hipster can't help but join in.” - 405.com and the recently confirmed soul singer JACOB BANKS, fresh from both his showcase on Later...with Jools Holland and his support tour with Emeli Sandé.
The headliners join a lovingly hand-picked, eclectic mix of the very best emerging talent, including: SWISS LIPS, THE SKINTS, BLUE ROSE CODE, JETTA, WET NUNS, FINDLAY, ELIZA & THE BEAR, BEBE BLACK, STRAIGHT LINES AND KEZIA...with plenty more acts to be announced.
There are also many more exciting additions to the Leopallooza weekend yet to be announced.
From a small party with a burning car to a popular, well-regarded new music festival (with a burning car), Leopallooza has been a constant labour of love for the four organisers and their close crew of friends who help out, all of whom do it for nothing more than the love of a good party.
Completely independent, fairly-priced and with core values which have helped shape and focus the direction of the festival since the very first event over 7 years ago, Leopallooza has garnered and nurtured a significant, passionate following from it’s attendees. Come once, and we think you’ll probably come back.
Leopallooza takes place in a beautiful, hidden valley in the North Cornish countryside, surrounded by trees, fields, custom-built stages and bars. It’s just a short drive from some of the best beaches in the UK.
Leopallooza was recently named one of the ‘Best Boutique Festivals’ of the summer by The Guardian, and was described as ‘one to watch’ by The Independent. It won the Clean Slate ‘Best Festival in the South West’ award in 2012, and it was also shortlisted as the ‘Best Small Festival’ and ‘Best Grassroots Festival’ at the 2010 festival awards.
Leopallooza is, essentially, a festival created by festival fans, and this informs the whole event:
"We works on a ‘Later with Jools’ style set-up, where bands alternate and the audience don’t have to walk long distances to visit the next stage. Queues are rare, the toilets are kept clean and food & drink prices are purposely kept low. There are no hidden charges.
"As well as home-grown talent, Leopallooza attracts bands and musicians from around the world, some who fly in specifically to play this one gig: such is the increasingly credible reputation of Leopallooza as a festival that counts, amongst both burgeoning and established artists, and reputable agents throughout the industry."
Posted by Pirate FM at 5:09pm
23rd May 2013
Men: Needy, Vain, Precious and Weedy?
We asked Cornwall about high maintenance men, after a survey reveals 20% of women think their man is Needy, Vain, Precious or Weedy!
Maxine...got quite vocal about this!
But the question of the morning was "What man shape are you?" Tomato or Snowman? Find out Tina's verdict on Neil.
Posted by Tina at 9:32am
20th May 2013
We had a winner on the Early Morning Brainteaser - would you know what over a quarter of women said made men more sexy?
Neil enlists help in his men v women driving challenge and sets up a love triangle!
Under the guise of checking up on Tina's driving ability, Neil gets the low down on the Bessell household.
We announce the semifinalists for our Win a Wedding competition tomorrow.
Vote for your favourite.
See you in the morning, when you wake up!
Posted by Tina at 10:45am
16th May 2013
Toxic handbag contents
A report shows that women's handbags have more bacteria than the average toilet seat with handcream being the greatest culprit. Yesterday - Neil decided to get Tina to reveal a little more about herself. After a text vote (which was pretty much equal), Tina agreed to a lucky dip of 3 items from her handbag. Sellotape, a broken nail file (since thrown away!) and a packet of balloons, we asked Cornwall for their most unusual items...
Sadie had a plastic spoon (used - and licked clean!); Ann had loads of vinegar sachets but the most random item appeared to be slippers!
Inspiration for babies names!
And we got talking about how we were named byu our parents...here's why - have a listen!
Tomorrow we'll be finding out what's in your lunchbox!
Posted by Tina at 1:40pm
14th May 2013
Men vs Women
After Tina revealed the video of Neil's misdemeanours yesterday...the battle between Neil and Tina mounts, and widens... to Men vs Women
The list grows as to how they should settle the driving dispute.
Bikini Mud Wrestling;
Monster Truck Driving;
Parking a 40' Articulated Lorry!
Gig racing - scoffed at for having to manoeuvre backwards!!
Easy stuff then.....
Perhaps best to start small and work our way up...with a resit of our driving test.
and Neil reveals...the very cute Kai on the Ellen deGeneres Show...breaking news
Posted by Tina at 12:38pm
13th May 2013
Neil meets the Cops
So Neil made a meal out of teasing Tina about her parking....well now its time for Tina to wreak her revenge.
Have some of that!!
Posted by Tina at 6:05am
10th May 2013
Justina Bearman from Wadebridge was our third winner on the World's Easiest £1,000 minute - and she came into Pirate FM to pick up the cash...
A single mother, Justina was a very well-deserving winner of the cash and has revealed that after buying new hallway carpet, and a new hob, she is donating the rest of the cash to three fantastic charities - helping to change people's lives with her generosity.
(Oh, and she also brought us in some lovely cupcakes too!)
Posted by Winners Blog at 3:37pm
8th May 2013
So in the news last week, there's been claims that a lady is the World's Worst parallel parker, after video footage of her last 30 minutes of her trying to get into a space.
Neil has been winding Tina up for WEEKS that he has got something on her, that's not going to please her, but will give the rest of us a laugh.
So, here, speeded up, you can watch Tina's efforts to park the Love Truck!
P.S. Tina will have the last word!!
Posted by Tina at 7:00am
2nd May 2013
Tina is back from holiday on Tuesday, and normal service will resume - in the meantime though, here's something to make you smile over the Bank Holiday weekend....
Earlier last month, popstar Amelia Lily performed at the Pirate FM Local Heroes Awards 2013, which took place at the Eden Project.
....and just for you, here is that amazing performance!
Have a great weekend!
Posted by Pirate FM at 4:31pm
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