Hi:Fi is a new double music festival taking place in May 2006. This super-sized event, taking place simultaneously both in the North and South will smash all pre-conceptions by giving rock and dance equal billing.

Hi:Fi is the brainchild of the Angel Music Group who are responsible for Global Gathering. The indie line up has been supervised by Glastonbury talent booker, Martin Elbourne who provides valuable insight into the live music scene.

James Algate, the festival organiser says, "Hi:Fi is the festival for the iPod generation. The event will offer something for everyone musically by bridging the gap between out and out dance and live shows. We want to give our guests the opportunity to see their indie and dance heroes performing side by side for the first time. This is something that we believe will suit the more eclectic music tastes of the 21st century perfectly".

HI:FI North

Saturday 27th May

Hi:Fi North will take place for one day and night on Saturday 27th May at the picturesque Matfen Estate near Newcastle. As part of the last Bank Holiday Weekend in May, there's no doubt Hi:Fi will kick-start the summer by being the first major music event of the season.

Hi:Fi North Headliners include:


Maximo Park


Audio Bullys

Paul Oakenfold

Sasha & John Digweed


2Many DJS

Tickets are on sale now and are broken into two categories:

General Admission (£52.50+ booking fee)

VIP (£75+ booking fee). VIP tickets will entitle guest access to a private arena where they can rub shoulders with the event performers and enjoy a private bar and lounge with its own† DJs and acts.

Hi:Fi South

Saturday 27th

Sunday 28th May

Hi:Fi South will be a two day camping festival in the legendary Matterley Bowl near Winchester taking place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May between 2pm and 4am each day. Headliners include:

Hard-Fi - Saturday night LIVE headliner

Ian Brown - Sunday night LIVE Headliner


Audio Bullys

Paul Oakenfold

Sasha and John Digweed

Carl Cox

2Many DJs

Like Hi:Fi North, Hi:Fi South will feature a quality bill of non-music entertainment including chill out areas, exclusive VIP arenas and a cinema. Bands from the local area will also be able to enter a promotion to perform live in front of the huge crowds, which is an amazing one off opportunity.

Hi:Fi South will offer the following ticket options although only weekend tickets will go on sale first:

Single Day General Admission - £54.50 + bf / no camping

Single Day VIP Admission - £90.00 + bf / no camping

Weekend General Admission - £99.00 + bf / includes free camping*

Weekend VIP Admission - £150.00 + bf / includes free camping*

*Camping facilities for all weekend ticket types are the same


Site - http://www.hififestival.com