Photo Gallery: Les Plages Electroniques 2019

Now into its 14th edition, Les Plages Electroniques is an essential beach festival. 
It welcomes 40000 people and DJs like Solomun, Claptone, DJ Snake, Tchami, Malaa, Oxia, Maceo Plex, Mr Oizo, Maya Jane Coles, Eagles & Butterflies and many more to a blissful setting in Cannes. 
Next to the main stage action and mad visuals and pyrotechnics, there are a selection of afterparties to enjoy as well as lots of local culture. 
Here are some of the best photos from this year’s memorable event.

Loco Dice & Enzo Siragusa Play UK Exclusive Back to Back at Mint Festival

Mint Festival have announced that Loco Dice and Enzo Siragusa will play a UK exclusive back to back at this year’s event on September 28th.

The venue is the vast RAF Church Fenton site, specifically Area 51, which towers above and around you and will become a perfect rave cauldron on the day. Expect a giant sound system, laser show, visuals and the sort of intense atmosphere that makes the music that much more immersive.

Seth Troxler, Apollonia + FUSE crew Archie Hamilton, Rossko, Seb Zito, Rich Nxt as well as System residents Annie Errez and Bobby O’Donnell also play the same arena.

Desolat boss Loco Dice favours big, chunky, rolling grooves with hip hop drums and techno dynamism. He has put out countless EPs and LPs that have made him one of the biggest names around the world. Enzo, meanwhile, has made his FUSE label and party into a cult affair with a hardcore following who love its stripped back, dubbed out and tech tinged sound. He is a real tastemaker with a slick, well defined style that never fails to get people dancing.

Mint Festival  final tickets are available from

Paris Electronic Week Announces Key Panels and Speakers for 2019 Edition

From 25 to 29 September 2019, Paris Electronic Week will celebrate its 7th edition and take over the French capital with a plethora of events in clubs, record shops and ephemeral venues of all kinds.
PWE is a hybrid and multidisciplinary festival that offers three days of intense activities at the ​Gaité Lyrique including conferences, workshops and masterclasses with a programme of electronic events to boot. The likes of Anetha, Femur, François X, Marc Ippon De Ronda, Romain Tardy, Spiral Tribe, Surprize, Teki Latex and Yoyaku are all set to feature. 
After revealing its first panels the event has now revealed a new wave of panels and speakers. These include Life Is Not A Game, The Attention Economy – Mental Health Focus, ​Maximise Your Income:​ ​Be Your Own Publisher, ​Pro-Active Sync & Publishers – the New A&R Frontier, ​Balancing Diversity & Inclusion for Commercial Success and many more.
For full information head to the Paris Electronic Week website.

Lovefest Serbia in 10 Photos

This year Lovefest offered possibly the world’s largest pool party and the world’s smallest festival stage.

ON top of that were four other vast stages, thousands of happy and welcoming people, a great selection of local DJs, and a beautiful spot in Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia for it all to play out in.

We were there with our camera and here are 10 photos that should send your fomo levels off the chart.

4 Reasons to Visit Manchester in August

August is a great time to visit Manchester and enjoy the last summery days.

It is a city with a rich history of art, architecture, industry, fashion and music. There is plenty to do all year round but even more at this time of year.

We’ve prepared four other reasons why you should go before the warm days leave us.

Hide & Seek Festival – Aug 31

The unique festival will take place in astonishing settings only thirty minutes away from Manchester central. This is an intimate and personal festival that places the focus on world-class music, all showcased in a beautiful, historic setting at the heart of the Cheshire countryside and as such is the essential new festival of the year. There are several options to get there easily, buses will be organised by the festival, so, no need to worry about that. A variety of artists will play including Shonky, Jeremy Underground, Mathew Johnson, Margaret Dygas, Nicolas Lutz and Dan Shake.


Manchester Pride Live – Aug 24 – 25

Manchester Pride Live is a fundraising event created and delivered by Manchester Pride to benefit LGBT+ causes in Greater Manchester. Many artists will perform at the festival including Sandy Rivera, Ariana Grande and Cheryl. The event will be held at a former railway station which will play host to multiple stage and performance areas in a mixture of indoor and outdoor spaces.


The Manchester Soul Festival 2019 – Aug 25

The fifth edition of the festival is happening this August. For four years, the festival managed to raise over £101,000. Various DJs and artists will perform at various venues in Machester on Sunday 25th August. The festival brings all the fun and nostalgia of Northern Soul music to streets of The Printworks. More info on donations and tickets can be found on their website.

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Friends Fest – Aug 16 – 18

This is a great opportunity for fans of the famous TV series Friends. If you want to take a photo with your loved ones in Friends alike settings, make sure you register for tickets while they are still some available.


Top 5 Acts to See at Dockyard Festival

Dockyard is one of the key events during ADE each year. 
In 2019 it happens on October 19th at Havenpark and promises 12 hours of non stop high class action. 
The production is next level and since 2014 it has built a fine rep. 
Here we look at 5 of the best acts you need to see at this year’s event, and you can find out further information on the Dockyard Festival Facebook
Dax J
This guy has really made a huge mark in the last year or so. He plays big, brash, textured techno that is designed for huge spaces. He can either punish you or hypnotise you and is a perfect person to catch in a super electrifying main stage with all the lights and production to really make a vast impact. 
Eats Everything
The big, happy Bristolian always comes correct. He mixes up big bass, heavy techno and plenty in between with the skill of a real pro. He is an expert at working big crowds but still injecting some fun  and humour so is always worth seeing. 
Ben Sims
Another UK star is set to play Docklands and bring with him a whole lifetime of experience. He has a loopy sound that joins the dots between the old and the new in seamless ways. His own Machine party and label is sure to have an impact on what he plays so expect to be blow away. 
DJ Bone
The Detroit star plays hard and fast. His mixing is as tight as anyones, flashing through tunes at an alarming rate. Pulling no punches, he commands the audience with forceful sounds that are timeless, absorbing and always infused with that Motor City magic. 
This UK veteran plays with all the precision of someone you would expect with a name like Surgeon. He has a precise sound that is infused with futurism as well as industrialism so expect him to be in his element here. 

Top 5 Performances at Neopop 2019

Neopop is one of the best festivals not only in Portugal, but in Europe. 
It happens in the first part of August on a beautiful coastal location with great sea views, an old ruined building to relax in with massages for your aching muscles and plenty of lush green space to relax on. 
This year everyone worth their salt once again lined up from Jeff Mills to Nina Kraviz, Dax J to Pan Pot, Nastia to Ivan Smagghe. 
Everyone served up a fine session across the various different stages both during the day and at night but here are our five favourite sets.
The iconic UK duo played on the 1st night and really fed off the high energy of the crowd. They played a lot of new stuff but the biggest cheer of the night was for Born Slippy – an enduring classic that still blows the roof off. The main stage they played was thankfully covered so kept the rain at bay and meant the crowd stayed absolute packed out, cheering and hooping through all the classics from albums old and new. 
Amelie Lens 
This Belgian has been at the forefront of the current wave of techno headliners for a few years now. her dark, hard, unrelenting sound is great for super sized festivals like this – it gets you in the zone and keeps you there marching for the duration. Her tight mixing and slick selections all make her a crowd favourite and as soon as she walked on stage the crowd went mental. 
Laurent Garnier 
Still very much a techno mainstay despite his veteran status, the Frenchman always brings a classy show. He did so again here and closed the festival from 7am – 12pm on the last day. He serve dup the sort of scintillating, complex synths that make his music so emotive, but also stripped it back to darker, more bare bones grooves that make a physical impact. He really is a master of his art. 
There is no one as thrilling to watch live as this Bulgarian. It has been that way for years and he still keeps on smashing it with his hardware shows. He had a full bank of gear – synths, machines, keys – that he smashed about on, making loops, drum patterns and weird sounds, often holding them up to the crowd who could see for themselves what he was doing. They loved it, and he responded with yet more energy. Techno never feels more alive than in this man’s hands. 
DJ Deep 
Though he makes as much techno as he does house, DJ Deep’s style is still more intimate, paired down and personal. As such he plays don the Anti Stage which is more fitting for his vibes and really worked the crowd into a state of wonder: his warm, dubbby house and techno was kinetic and reductive, with enough detail to keep your head as locked as your heal. Essential stuff as always. 

Raresh, Mahel Daniel and More Added to MOGA Festival 2019

The final wave of names has been revealed for MOGA Festival 2019.

It goes down in Morocco’s windy city of Essaouira which is picturesque and richly cultural and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site with lots to explore.

The Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa will host acts from the forefront of the international and Moroccan scene, with phase one including Bradley Zero, Praslea, DJ W!ld, Louise Chen, Konstantin Sibold, Behrouz, Terekke and now phase two adding further quality with Amine K, Driss Skali, Kenny Dope,  Marwan Sabb, Nathan Micay, Glitter ٥٥, Bas Ibellini, BLOND:ISH, Enzo Siragusa, Folamour, Lazare Hoche, Luca Bacchetti, Lum, Sabo, and Satori.

Head to the MOGA website for more information.

Docklands Festival Announces Biggest Ever Inner City Dance Event with Patrick Topping, Alan Fitzpatrick, Andy C and more

On September 28th, 10000 people will descend on Hoglands Park in Southampton for the biggest festival the city has ever seen.

It will bring together huge production, three main stages, tents and containers and top brands like Switch Southampton, Foreverland and On A Mission.

The first wave of headliners from more than 50 in all include Patrick Topping, Alan Fitzpatrick, Andy C + Tonn Piper, Pete Tong, Wilkinson, My Nu Leng, Sub Focus, Jaguar Skills, GW Harrison and many more.

The Docklands website has all information and tickets.

Groove Island Announces Day By Day Listings

Groove Island is a new festival from Whet Travel that combines action and adventure with a luxury holiday and world class music on Catalina Island from September 27th – 30th 2019.

Day 1 finds Chus & Ceballos, Sam Feldt, Anthony Attalla and more all play, while Day 2 is for Andrew Rayel, Shiba San, Mikey Lion, Sage Armstrong and Astley and Day 3 highlights include Mark Knight, Oliver Heldens, Dillon Nathaniel, Leftwing : Kody, Secondcity, Adam Auburn, Lizzie Curious, Adam Frek, and Tommie Sunshine.

Tickets start at $67 + $33 and you can Find out more on the Groove Island website.