When we started this blog we knew it couldn't all be dry, densely-written articles about finding apps on your iPhone. There has to be some fun too. And that really sums up the atmosphere in TheTicketSellers' HQ here in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. Whilst we work hard, and thanks to our exceptionally talented team, deliver results at a phenomenal pace, we also like to remind ourselves why it's so much fun working in the live music and events industry.
We're launching a regular feature on the blog called TTS Plays. Every month we'll be bringing you a playlist showcasing music we've been listening to recently in the office, some of our old favorites and a few tunes you won’t have heard. In true playlist fashion, we’re going to have a theme each month to unite tracks from all corners of the musical world.
With the festival season fast approaching, the company is busy preparing for spending time at loads of festival sites across the UK. So what better theme for our first playlist than "Festivals"?
It’s an incredibly broad topic to cover, from the heavy dance beats of Outbreak Festival, to the dulcet tones of Shambala. This playlist is music for the down time: it’s the middle of the day, you’re hanging after a long night of partying, and tentatively sipping a luke-warm beverage. Most importantly, you need to get pumped for the evening ahead.
You’re also probably covered in mud.
So sit back, listen, and enjoy this month’s selection - TTS Plays: Festivals
You! Me! Dancing! - Los Campesinos
Anything with a xylophone just screams summer festivals to us. It takes about 80 seconds to get going, but jeeeez . . . when it does . . .
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
The perfect early morning song; sparkling, psychedelic percussion, simple melodies, and soothing harmonies.
All These Things I’ve Done - The Killers
This song reminds you that whilst you may not be a soldier, at least you’ve got soul.
California Dreamin’ - The Mamas & The Papas
A song to tap your foot to, and it’ll get you all singing.
Tazer Beam - The Skints ft. Tippa Irie
Frequent festival stage dwellers, and lets be honest; who doesn’t like Reggae?
All My Life - Foo Fighters
Grabbing our attention from the get go, this song doesn’t stop, and neither will you.
Black Skinhead - Kanye West
The controversial headliner news of a decade, this guy creates controversy wherever he goes. Also writes some tidy tunes every now and then.
Gold (Moon Boots Remix) - Bondax
This song is just plain and simple happiness rolled in to 5 minutes and ten seconds.
Brown Paper Bag - Roni Size
Jungle and Drum & Bass is always a necessity at a festival, and this is probably one of the best out there. Classic.
We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool
"I was at Shambala a couple of years ago, we'd got everyone in, it was a sunny afternoon, I'd had a few beers and heard this for the first time and just thought it summed up the Shambala vibe perfectly. Everyone had a good old boogie and blew out a few cobwebs. Top." - Mo
Where’s Your Head At - Basement Jaxx
“Homelands Festival. 2001. Basement Jaxx. Massive tune. It all went off.” - Jimmy
Heartbeat Loud - Andy C VIP - Andy C & Fiora
When an artist remixes his own track you know it’s going to be utterly fantastic.
The Omen - The Prodigy
It’s an omennnnnnnnnn. You’re awake now, right?
Undisclosed Desires Remix - Muse ft. Thin White Duke
By this point, you’re up and ready to go.
Hopefully by now you can't wait to get in a field and start dancing. So, head along to our site and check out some of the amazing festivals we're selling for. Here's to a great summer 2015!