World-famous dance music festival Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) returns to the UK for an epic two-day party which will see it transform theMilton Keynes Bowl on Saturday July 12 and Sunday July 13 beyond all recognition in the only way Electric Daisy Carnival knows how, promising to be even bolder and more explosive than 2013’s sold-out inaugural event, and making the ground-breaking festival the most breathtaking show of 2014.
Having already announced a star-studded line-up, Electric Daisy Carnival UK is adding even more names to join the weekend's festivities. First up is very special guest Hardwell, back by popular demand, returning to the Kinetic Field stage after an incredible reception at EDC’s UK event last summer. Voted the world’s Number 1 DJ in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs in late 2013, this inimitable Dutch electro house odyssey will have the crowd jumping to his tune, as one of the most dominant forces in electronic dance music.
Drum’n’bass and rock fusionists Pendulum bring a heavyweight electric DJ set to Cosmic Meadow hosted by HARD, with hype man Verse on MC duties. A critically acclaimed stadium-worthy live and DJ act, Pendulum DJ sets successfully blur the lines between drum’n’bass, breakbeat, jungle and bass and guitar-led live electronica and rock genres. Staying on a drum’n’bass tip, UK duo Sigma beef up proceedings with a tendency towards jungle-infused sets. A highly sought-after production outfit, Sigma have worked with DJ Fresh, Rusko, Stylo G, Ellie Goulding, and Eric Prydz, and recently scored a huge number 1 with ‘Nobody to Love’.
He topped the charts with infectious banger ‘My Love’ in March, and now hot young DJ/producer Route 94 takes on Cosmic Meadow with his stripped-back deep house and laid-back party style. A leading proponent of the new house sound, Route 94 maintains a distinctly UK edge, his tunes laced with complex grooving basslines. US house master and innovator Kerri Chandler brings a DJ style that seamlessly blends deep through soulful and new house, disco with new wave and floor-friendly techno, UK bass and vocal garage, plus a very special performance fromDeorro who joins Laidback Luke in the Circuit Grounds on July 13.
An Ibiza favourite whose star continues to rise across the European festival circuit and beyond, Nick Curly is a tech house tour de force. This German DJ shows how it’s done. Cadenza one-to-watch Andrea Oliva is another of Ibiza’s favourites heading to Cosmic Meadow. Dutch electro DJ duo Firebeatz have the remixer’s Midas touch, while in-demand Hot Creations face and Outcross records head Miguel Campbell offers a masterclass in deep house. A-list electro-house production duo Bassjackers appear at Kinetic Field. And multi-talented BBC Radio 1 DJ/producerDanny Howard – whose show boasts 1.8million listeners – joins Circuit Grounds.
EDC UK also welcomes some of the trance scene’s major players to Circuit Grounds, with Grammy Award-nominated progressive pacemakerAndy Moor and boundary-pushing evolutionist Lange going back to back, young talent and BBC Radio 1 In New DJs We Trust name JordanSuckley up against uplifting Irish DJ and producer Bryan Kearney, and Above & Beyond’s golden boy and progressive house tweaker Jaytech squaring up against Anjunadeep burgeoning talent Ilan Bluestone for a unique back to back set.
Adding another two arenas, with Tidy Arena and Goodgreef Xtra Hard, EDC UK makes a commitment to all things hard. On July 12 the TidyArena features hard dance pioneers Tidy Boys, BK featuring Cortina with a rare live trance set, hard house faces Andy Whitby and Alex Kidd. Rising hardcore DJ Cally Cage appears with trance and hardcore selector Kym Ayers, presenting their very special Tidy Girls Like It HARD set.Rob Tissera is on board, as are progressive head Maddox and hard house banger Townend for their Untidy set. Max Mozart & Audox and TrapTwo round up the Tidy Arena line-up. And on July 13 Goodgreef Xtra Hard arrives, the international trance and hard dance institution bringing together hard-styler Technoboy and Q Dance radio’s Kutski. Scot Project plays a classics set, catch hard stalwarts Organ Donors and Mark E.G, Cally & Juice play their last ever UK festival set, Technikal plays a hard trance classics set, see Argy, and Phil Mackintosh b2b Shaun T, hosted throughout by MC Shocker.
Saturday July 12
Bassjackers (JUST ADDED)
Hot Since 82
Nick Curly (JUST ADDED)
Miguel Campbell (JUST ADDED)
Route 94 (JUST ADDED)
Andrea Oliva (JUST ADDED)
Plus very special guest Kerri Chandler (JUST ADDED)
Paul van Dyk
Andy Moor b2b Lange (JUST ADDED)
Jordan Suckley b2b Bryan Kearney (JUST ADDED)
Jaytech b2b Ilan Bluestone (JUST ADDED)
Special Guest Paul Oakenfold
Tidy Boys (JUST ADDED)
BK feat. Cortina (live) (JUST ADDED)
Andy Whitby (JUST ADDED)
Alex Kidd (JUST ADDED)
Cally Cage & Kym Ayres (Tidy Girls Like It Hard set) (JUST ADDED)
Rob Tissera (JUST ADDED)
Maddox & Townend (Untidy set) (JUST ADDED)
Trap Two (JUST ADDED)
Sunday July 13
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Plus very special guest Hardwell (JUST ADDED)
Cosmic Meadow hosted by HARD
Pendulum (DJ set) & Verse (JUST ADDED)
Sigma (JUST ADDED)
B.Traits feat. MC Juma
My Nu Leng
Sander van Doorn
Deorro (JUST ADDED)
Firebeatz (JUST ADDED)
Danny Howard (JUST ADDED)
Rebecca & Fiona
Goodgreef Xtra Hard
Technoboy (JUST ADDED)
Kutski (JUST ADDED)
Scot Project (Classics set) (JUST ADDED)
Organ Donors (JUST ADDED)
Mark E.G (JUST ADDED)
Cally & Juice (last ever UK festival set) (JUST ADDED)
Technikal (JUST ADDED)
Argy (JUST ADDED)
Phil Mackintosh b2b Shaun T (JUST ADDED)