The Inimitable LOOP Fest is upon us once again! One look at the lineup, comprised of live acts, DJs and visual artists soon to descend on sunny Brighton is really all you need to know, but it's not all i'm going to tell ya! To begin with, the whole thing takes place over Friday 10th to Sunday 12th July 2009 12.00 – 03.00 and is based at Victoria Gardens. This year LOOP has expanded to incorporate the gorgeous Pavillion Theatre and the historic Corn Exchange down the road in order to better involve the incredible visual programme in association with the onedotzero adventures in motion festival adding another dimension to Loop in 2009. Next: The embrassment of riches that is this year's lineup!: Loop Live Saturday : Victoria Gardens: City centre open air stage, the hub of all things Loop Squarepusher Datarock We Have Band Plugs Man Like Me The XX Casiokids Natural Self Heels Catch Fire 6Bit Fish Corn Exchange: New Loop venue! Live performances and interactive installations housed in the Brighton Dome complex: Fever Ray The Field Mirrors The Invisible Telepahth Sian Alice Group Battant Bellows Pavilion Theatre: New Loop venue! home to the new visual programme and leftfield performances : Mira Calix and Quayola The Light Surgeons The Paper Cinema Thomas Truax ELIZABETH Zan Lyons onedotzero Loop Late Saturday Trouble Vision presents Loop Late at Concorde 2 Mary Anne Hobbs (Radio1) Zomby (Hyperdub) The Qemists Live (Ninja Tune) Brackles (Planet Mu) The Boog-A-Loo Crew Hylu Schtumm presents Loop Late at Komedia The Glimmers Casper C Schtumm Djs Blah Blah Presents Loop Late at Digital The Juan Maclean (Dj Set) Riton Linus Loves Blah Blah Djs múm (Djs) (Micro) Loop Live Sunday Including free post event wind down at the nearby seafront: Victoria Gardens Emilíana Torrini múm Fanfarlo Tunng Portico Quartet Win Prizes Corn Exchange Fujiya & Miyagi Esser Joakim and the Disco James Yuill Solid Gold Hatcham Social Onedotzero How ridiculously good is that? Tickets are available as part of an overall Loop ticket package from the following Loop and eTickets as well as physical outlets throughout Brighton. And we will have part two of the festival preview, as well as an interview with Datarock, and just generally loads more goodstuff in the very near future to get you as hyped up as I am for this one. If you're planning on going make sure you tell us in the fourum or down there in the comments... I'll come over and say hi and rave about how awesome Brighton is! Tune in for Part 2 soon, which will include: - Our hot tips/band previews - Brighton Tips! Food, bars, etc - The full run down on LOOP LATE - More (weird) pictures! - Words! - Maybe my face