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      *** DARK CITY FESTIVAL 2005 EDINBURGH PRESS RELEASE ***

      ** FRIDAY 29th APRIL - SUNDAY 1st MAY 2005 **

      ** ON THE FIRST MAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND **

      * TEVIOT ROW HOUSE - BRISTO SQUARE - EDINBURGH - UK *

      ** DARK CITY FESTIVAL 2005 IS THE SECOND ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE
      MUSIC FESTIVAL HOSTED IN EDINBURGH **

      ** FEATURING 15 GREAT BANDS FROM THE UK, GERMANY, HOLLAND,
      NORWAY AND USA**

      ** FEATURING CLUBS AND DJ's FROM THE UK, GERMANY AND USA**

      ** EDINBURGH TO PLAY HOST TO THE UK AND INTERNATIONAL
      ALTERNATIVE MUSIC COMMUNITY AGAIN **

      ** SUPERB VALUE FOR MONEY EVENT PROVIDING 15 GREAT BANDS
      AND SEVERAL DIVERSE CLUBS ALL AVAILABLE UNDER ONE ROOF
      OVER THREE DAYS **

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      THE EVENT

      THE DARK CITY FESTIVAL 2005 in Edinburgh will be held from Friday
      29th April to Sunday 1st May 2005 over the first May bank holiday
      weekend. This is Scotland's Premier Alternative Music Festival
      featuring Electronic, Darkwave and Gothic music acts.

      Intended to provide something for everyone who enjoys alternative
      music; it is hoped that the city will host a second great influx of
      like-minded people to dance the night away. Edinburgh possesses
      beautiful architecture including an amazing skyline, running down the
      Royal Mile, from the imposing Castle to the Scottish Parliament and
      Holyrood Palace. This together with its scenic, historic and haunted
      'Old Town' is considered the perfect location for this grand, aptly
      named 'Dark City' festival event.

      The festival is brought again to Edinburgh by the 'Dark City Events
      Ltd.' team. These are James Lile and Jonathan Haynes who have joined
      forces to promote and DJ for 'ASCENSION' the capital's (Edinburgh)
      leading and favourite Alternative music club; together with Julia
      Lile proprietress of 'Underground Nation', the alternative clothing
      store in Edinburgh.

      EDINBURGH

      Visitors will be pleased to find that the main bus, train stations
      and airport bus link are all centrally located and it is only a short
      cab ride or walking distance to affordable city centre hostel and
      other accommodation. All is also within a short walking distance of
      the festival venue, 'Teviot Row House', students union in Bristo
      Square. Edinburgh the Capital of Scotland is easily accessible to the
      rest of the UK, Ireland, Europe and the USA through its road, rail
      links and airport.

      FESTIVAL ARRIVALS

      Friday festival arrivals should expect their accommodation to be
      central and easy to find. The short walking distances afforded by the
      festival's central location should give them ample time to settle in
      and visit the main festival rendezvous, the 'Underground Nation' shop
      at 46 Candlemaker Row. Here tickets can be exchanged for wristband
      passes from 11am to 6pm on Friday and until 5pm throughout the
      weekend. This is advised to avoid any last minute rush or queues
      forming at the festival venue. Once equipped with wristband passes,
      festival goers should have ample time to visit one of the many nearby
      bars and restaurants and prepare for the evening.

      DOORS

      Tickets may also be exchanged for wristbands at Teviot Row House on
      Friday from 8pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 4pm. The reception
      area at Teviot Row House will also have a ticket box office selling a
      limited number of day tickets for the event. Availability will be
      subject to sales of the three-day tickets and will cost, Friday �14,
      Saturday �20, Sunday �20. Purchasing the three-day weekend ticket is
      advised to avoid disappointment and is better value at �34.00. the
      reception area will have a festival information point and an ample
      cloakroom facility.

      THE VENUE

      'Teviot Row House', where the festival is to be held, is an imposing
      gothic building dating from 1889. It is the oldest purpose built
      student union building in the world. The building has a huge array of
      rooms spread over 7 floors, including 5 bars, a cafeteria and a games
      room.

      Teviot Row House is used as the famous Gilded Balloon during the
      world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It has played host to The
      Fringe performers club and past music festivals including folk. It
      now regularly accommodates student social life as well as diverse
      other large club events in the city from Goth to salsa. It has a lot
      to offer the festival and will be fully utilised throughout the
      duration of the event.

      BANDS

      Dark City Festival 2005 will be featuring 15 great bands from the UK,
      Germany, Holland, Norway and USA.

      Absurd Minds (Germany): Dark Electro at it's finest.
      Often compared to Project Pitchfork's sound, but it would be Project
      Pitchfork at their best. Note: This will be their first UK
      performance.

      autoclav1.1 (UK): Electronic Obscura.
      Exciting new one man project offering something a bit different.
      Image projections triggered by the music will create an interesting
      visual and aural experience.

      Clan Of Xymox (Holland): Legends of the Gothic genre.
      After 20 years together they have brought out a 'BEST OF' album. A
      melancholic stage show befitting of their acclaimed musical work.

      CombiChrist (Norway/Germany): Aggressive Electro. (The new sound of
      Terror!)
      Very quickly amassing an army of fans with their harsh yet catchy
      songs. An amazingly energetic live act. Project of Icon Of Coil front
      man Andy LaPlegua.

      Conspiracy (UK): Electro Pop.
      Electronic with a guitar twist providing music with a sleazy sounding
      edge to it.

      Das Pr�parat (Germany): Operatic synth pop. (With a blend of male,
      female and robotic vocals). Unmistakable, unique live performance.
      Note: First performance in the UK. Side project of WELLE:ERDBALL.

      Deviant-UK (UK): Electro Goth.
      Impossible not to mention the brilliant 'Numanesque' vocals of this
      up and coming band. Catchy as hell tunes with a malevolent stage
      performance.

      E.S.A. (UK): Noise driven beats.
      Provides exactly what it says on the tin! 'Electronic Substance
      Abuse'.

      Icon Of Coil (Norway): Dancefloor friendly Electro.
      Now settled in the top echelon of Electro bands, a firm favourite on
      the 'scene'. Energetic live performance from front man Andy LaPlegua.

      Inkubus Sukkubus (UK): Pagan Goth Rock. (With rich, lush orchestral
      sounds)
      Definitely one of the biggest and most prolific bands of the genre.
      Have performed at many high profile festivals throughout the world.

      OVNI (UK): Electro Pop.
      Side project of SEIZE with a completely different sound, mainly due
      to male vocals. Interact with their live audience, creating a feel
      good factor.

      Rotersand (Germany): Electro Pop.
      Rising stars on the Electro scene. Their debut album 'Truth is
      Fanatic' has been Highly acclaimed in the media as has their
      energetic live performances.

      Scrap.EDX (USA): IDM/Noise
      One of the stand out live performers on the IDM scene. Pulsating and
      rhythmic soundscapes to lose yourself in.

      Tactical Sekt (UK/Germany): Harsh Electro.
      Much respected distorted vocal Electro act with killer dance floor
      friendly beats. Performance element enhanced with live drumming from
      FEINDFLUG drummer.

      The Way OF All Flesh (UK): Goth.
      Old school Goth at it's best. Have been on the go for a number of
      years performing live at various events throughout the UK..

      Bands will be performing in the main hall on the top floor of the
      venue. They will commence at 9pm on Friday and 5pm on Saturday and
      Sunday. When the band events end at midnight, festival goers will
      fall back to the club and lounge areas in the rest of the building
      until 3am.

      CLUBS AND SPACES

      Clubs will run from 10.30pm until 3am each night and giving festival
      goers an added choice to the live music in the debating hall.

      There will be 3 different clubs on each night providing EBM,
      Industrial, Electro, Futurepop, Noise and Trad-Goth music.

      These include: Ascension, Edinburgh; Batfink, Sheffield; Cryotec,
      Glasgow; Dark Flower, Leipzig, Germany; Dominion, Dublin; [Implant]
      from Manchester; DJ CyberChrist, UK; DJ Tryste, from Seattle, Tacoma.

      These are mostly from around the UK collaborating to showcase their
      unique club nights at the DARK CITY Festival in Edinburgh. There will
      also be a collection of special guest DJs combining to create another
      unique club called 'Fusion'.

      There will be an ambient lounge for people to relax and socialise in,
      with music provided by 'Finsternis' (Edinburgh) and their guest DJs
      playing, dark ambient, neo-classical, neo-folk and ethereal music.
      This will be held in the 'Middle Bar' area.

      The Mezzanine area or 'Mezz' will host the Bazaar. It also has a
      Costa coffee outlet serving a range of hot beverages, light snacks
      and hot food which can be consumed in the 'Sportsman's bar' area,
      containing tables and chairs.

      Access to the 'Terrace Bar', another of the club areas is through
      this Mezzanine floor.

      The 'Underground' is the main nightclub space in the venue. With a
      400 capacity, it usually caters to regular Goth and rock nights,
      indie and world music.

      Adjacent to the 'Underground', the 'Sportsman's bar' area will also
      be available as a socialising area, with pool tables and an array of
      games machines.

      THE BAZAAR

      An alternative Bazaar will run in the Mezzanine area on Saturday and
      Sunday from door opening time at 4pm until 3am. There will be an
      extensive range of quality stallholders, supplying a range of gothic
      and alternative club clothing, accessories and music CD's.

      SOME FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT THE EVENT

      Some interesting information about the previous Dark City Festival
      Event. The 2004 event attracted 400 people on the Friday night, which
      was purely a club event with no performing bands and 800 people on
      the Saturday and 800 people on the Sunday when the bands were
      performing. This was a huge success in terms of the turnout for a
      first time event. The Festival instantly acquired the reputation of
      being one of the best produced events that the participating bands
      had ever performed at.

      Festival goers drank the bars dry of Lager, Cider and Vodka, but
      there should be ample supplies for 2005. The promoters continue to
      maintain very high standards in meeting the requirements of visiting
      bands and other musical personnel, from sound and technical
      requirements to catering and hospitality. It is said that Mark
      Jackson, drummer of VNV Nation acknowledged that the drum kit
      supplied to the band for the event was better than his own!

      HOW DIFFERENT THIS WILL BE TO THE 2004 EVENT

      The 2005 Dark City event will differ from last years event in the
      following ways. It will be enhanced with more bands, more
      participating clubs and a larger bazaar with more stallholders. There
      will be more choice in terms of bands and clubs on, some running
      simultaneously to keep most festival goers interested throughout the
      event. In this way it will run more like a German Festival than
      anything seen in the UK to date.

      There will be more multimedia projection in 2005, this includes the
      main hall and throughout the festival venue, provided by a dedicated
      company, '[alternative]perspective'.

      Festival goers should not only expect an enhanced festival experience
      over the 2004 event but a more user-friendly Dark City Festival 2005.
      This is because the whole Festival has been located in 'Teviot Row
      House' rather than the two venues used last year. Due to the venues
      central Edinburgh location, it will mean less time spent travelling
      from personal accommodation to the venue for people. This should
      afford visitors to the capital a more leisurely festival experience
      with more opportunity to see the historic locale before opening times
      and on the Bank Holiday Monday should they prolong their visit.

      The Dark City Festival 2005 'unique selling proposition' relates to
      the incredible value for money afforded by having 15 great bands and
      several great clubs all available under one roof for one ticket price
      over three days.

      LIST OF CREDITS, THANKS TO

      The Dark City Festival 2005 would not be possible without the hard
      work, dedication and talents of the following people: James and Julia
      Lile, Jonathan Haynes (Promoters / Organisers); Simon Barber (Website
      Design); [alternative]perspective (Visuals); E.U.S.A (Edinburgh
      University Students Association); all of the participating bands and
      clubs as well as a host of others too numerous to list but to which
      the promoters / organisers give their heartfelt thanks.

      END

      FURTHER INFORMATION

      DARK CITY 2005 SCHEDULE

      FRIDAY
      Clubs 22:30 - 03:00
      Band Performance Schedule
      22:50 - 00:00 ABSURD MINDS
      21:50 - 22:20 OVNI
      21:00 - 21:30 AUTOCLAV1.1
      Doors Open 20:00

      SATURDAY
      Clubs 22:30 - 03:00
      Band Performance Schedule
      22:30 - 00:00 INKUBUS SUKKUBUS
      20:50 - 22:00 COMBICHRIST
      19:40 - 20:20 TACTICAL SEKT
      18:40 - 19:20 DAS PR�PARAT
      17:50 - 18:20 CONSPIRACY
      17:00 - 17:30 E.S.A.
      Doors Open 16:00

      SUNDAY
      Clubs 22:30 - 03:00
      Band Performance Schedule
      22:30 - 00:00 CLAN OF XYMOX
      20:50 - 22:00 ICON OF COIL
      19:40 - 20:20 ROTERSAND
      18:40 - 19:20 SCRAP.EDX
      17:50 - 18:20 DEVIANT UK
      17:00 - 17:30 THE WAY OF ALL FLESH
      Doors Open 16:00

      DARK CITY 2005 BAND WEBSITES

      FRIDAY
      autoclav1.1 UK http://sentrymusic.com/autoclav.htm
      OVNI UK http://www.ovni.org.uk/
      Headlining
      Absurd Minds Germany http://www.absurdminds.de/

      SATURDAY
      E.S.A. UK http://www.electronicsubstanceabuse.com/
      Conspiracy UK http://www.conspiracy.uk.com/
      Das Pr�parat Germany http://www.das-praeparat.de/
      Tactical Sekt UK+Germany http://www.tactical-sekt.com/
      CombiChrist Norway+Germany http://www.combichrist.com/
      Headlining
      Inkubus Sukkubus UK http://www.inkubussukkubus.co.uk/

      SUNDAY
      The Way Of All Flesh UK http://www.wayofallflesh.org.uk/
      Deviant-UK UK http://www.deviantmusic.co.uk/
      Scrap.EDX US http://www.scrapedx.com/
      Rotersand Germany http://www.rotersand.net/
      Icon Of Coil Norway http://www.iconofcoil.com/
      Headlining
      Clan Of Xymox Holland http://www.clanofxymox.com/

      DARK CITY 2005 CONTRIBUTING CLUB AND DJ WEBSITES
      - Clubs will run from 10:30PM until 3:00AM each night.

      Ascension, Edinburgh http://www.ascension-edinburgh.com/
      Batfink, Sheffield http://www.batfink.net/
      Cryotec, Glasgow http://www.cryotec.org.uk/
      Dark Flower, Leipzig Germany http://www.darkflower.de/
      Dominion, Dublin http://dominion.gothic.ie/
      Fusion, Various. This is effectively a collection of special guest
      DJs.
      DJ CyberChrist, UK http://www.djcyberchrist.com/
      DJ Tryste, from Seattle / Tacoma.
      [implant] Manchester http://www.clubimplant.co.uk/home.asp

      Ambient Lounge:
      Finsternis Edinburgh http://www.finsternis.org.uk/
      + guest DJ's will provide an audio backdrop of Dark Ambient,
      Neo-Classical, Neo-Folk, Ethereal.

      DARK CITY 2005 VISUAL EFFECTS
      Providing visuals for the event are a dynamic U.K. based company
      '[alternative]perspective'
      http://www.alternativeperspective.co.uk/

      "Alternative Perspective will be providing a visual backdrop for the
      weekend, a visual accompaniment for each band as well as information
      and eye-candy in between; check the screens for each days running
      order, nightclub info and trader messages."

      DARK CITY 2005 MERCHANDISE AND SHOPPING
      - A bazaar will run throughout the event, including:

      Jed Phoenix http://www.jedphoenix.com/system/index.html
      Heresy http://www.616abortions.net/heresy/
      Extreme Metal http://www.extrememetal.co.uk/
      Pimp Alternative Clothing http://www.pimp-clothing.co.uk/
      SnugBat http://www.snugbat.co.uk/
      Psiclone http://www.psiclone.org.uk/
      Fangs, Fetish & Fantasy http://www.fangsfetishandfantasy.co.uk/
      Supernal http://www.supernal-clothing.co.uk/
      Moon in Aquarius http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Moon-in-Aquarius
      Underground Nation http://www.undergroundnation.co.uk/
      Doc Black Clothing
      Radioactive Records
      Bela's Boutique
      Elysium
      Freak Clothing
      + Several more stalls tbc

      FOR MORE INFORMATION:

      ALL ENQUIRIES ABOUT MUSIC POLICY, BANDS AND CLUBS AT DARK CITY 2005

      Contact to be made through the Dark City Festival email address:

      info@...

      Website address:

      http://www.darkcity-edinburgh.com

      ALL ENQUIRIES FOR AND ABOUT ADVANCE TICKET SALES
      JULIA LILE
      WEEKEND TICKETS �34
      Tel: 44 [0] 131 220 0006
      FROM 12.00 PM to 5.30 PM
      Underground Nation, 46 Candlemaker Row Edinburgh Scotland UK
      jules@...
      http://www.undergroundnation.co.uk/

      CUSTOMER INFORMATION TICKETS AND WRIST BAND PASSES

      Customers should go to 'Underground Nation' 46 Candlemaker Row,
      Edinburgh where tickets can be exchanged for wristband passes from
      11am to 6pm on Friday and until 5pm throughout the weekend. Tickets
      may also be exchanged for wristbands at Teviot Row House on Friday
      from 8pm and at doors on Saturday and Sunday from 4pm.

      DAY TICKETS

      The reception area at Teviot Row House will also have a ticket box
      office selling a limited number of day tickets for the event.
      Availability will be subject to sales of the three-day tickets and
      will cost: Friday �14, Saturday �20, Sunday �20.

      TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE:
      http://www.musicnonstop.co.uk/
      Music Non Stop, The Stable Block, Cleeve House, Malvern Road,
      Worcester,
      WR2 4YW, England
      Phone : +44 (0)1905 748855
      Fax : +44 (0)1905 748877
      Email: sales@...

      Tickets also Available from the following stores:

      Retro Rebels, 396 George Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1HD
      Phone: +44(0) 1224 622344
      Web: http://www.retrorebels.co.uk/
      Email: michelle@...

      Cyber, Unit 3, King's Court, 107 King Street, Glasgow G1 5RB

      Disclaimer: The Management reserve the right to amend the event
      billing at any juncture without indemnity.

      END

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