Richie Hawtin to headline Eastern Electrics Festival

As a spearhead of Detroit techno's second wave he combines a passion for technology with a determination to push boundaries and explore sound in its purest form. Fusing musical influences from Chicago house and Detroit techno with artistic concepts from the likes of Rothko, he strips back layers and reduces sound to its very essence. Projects such as Concept 1 and his infamous Plastikman pseudonym are now regarded as seminal works of minimal techno. His set at Eastern Electrics will offer music fans a unique opportunity to experience one of the world’s most revered artists in a location steeped in rich musical heritage.

Richie Hawtin

One of house music’s originators Kerri Chandler will also be joining festivities, as will mash-up master and Numbers co-founder Jackmaster along with fellow cohort Spencer. Rising star of Detroit techno Kyle Hall, Chicago mainstay Chez Damier and some of the finest underground talent from Berlin and Rotterdam in the form of Gerd, Tommy Four Seven, Brian Sanhaji have also been announced, as well as some home-grown talent from Matt Tolfrey, Christophe and Lukas.

To spread the love, EE have put together a mega competition with a prize as colossal as the line-up. They are offering one lucky winner (and their even luckier friend) a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Eastern Electrics Festival as a true superstar, with full VIP weekend passes including AAA treatment, on-site artists liaison, drinks, luxury hotel accommodation, transport to and from the festival, a day in a luxury spa following the festival finale to recover, plus a huge bundle of goodies from artists and labels appearing at the festival including: Goodie bundles from DJ Sneak’s new I’m A House Gangster project, Mobilee, CLR, Dirtybird, Crosstown Rebels, signed and limited edition vinyl, CDs and tickets to exclusive shows. For full details, please see

The daily schedule for Eastern Electrics Festival has now been revealed. Day tickets from £30 and 2 day camping tickets from £70 are now available.

Line-up so far:

Friday 2nd August

Âme // Ben UFO // / Blawan // Catz N Dogz // Claude VonStroke // Dave Clarke Deetron // Dixon // DJ Sneak //  Eats Everything // Felix Dickinson // Geddes  Justin Martin // DJ Koze // Huxley // // Levon Vincent // Joy Orbison // Maurice Fulton Maxxi Soundsystem // Maya Jane Coles // Moderat // PBR Streetgang Ralph Lawson // Ryan Crosson //  Seth Troxler // Shadow Child // Soul Bros

Theo Parrish

Saturday 3rd August

Richie Hawtin

Anja Schneider // Ata // Chris Liebing // Climbers // Clockwork // Damian Lazarus DJ Tennis // Droog // Dyed Soundorom // Ellen Allien // Francesca Lombardo  Gavin Herlihy // Guy Gerber // Heidi // Infinity Ink //  Josh Wink // Jozif // Luca Pilato  Maceo Plex // Magda // Matthias Tanzmann // Miguel Campbell // No Artificial Colours // Pan-Pot // Planetary Assault Systems aka Luke Slater // Roman Flügel  Sasha // Subb-an

Sunday 4th August

Futureboogie DJs / Giles Smith // James Priestley / Krankbrothers // Laura Jones Masters At Work // Michael Mayer // MK // Nick Curly // Prosumer // Raresh // Robert James // Richy Ahmed // Tama Sumo //Tommy Four Seven // Waifs & Strays


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