Having already secured exclusives with some of the biggest names in electronic music, Creamfields continues to lead the charge on line up announcements as they unleash the first wave of acts for this year’s festival in what is shaping up to be one of the most unmissable shows of the year.
Artists just announced for the 2019 edition in alphabetical order include Above & Beyond, Alan Fitzpatrick, Amelie Lens, Andy C, Annie Mac, Ben Nicky, Bicep (DJ Set), The Black Madonna, Brennan Heart, Camelphat, Carl Cox, Chase & Status (DJ Set), Crucast (Skepsis, Darkzy, TS7, Bru-C, Mr Virgo, Lazcru & Window Kid), Denis Sulta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Enrico Sangiuliano, Faithless (DJ Set), Fisher, Gareth Emery, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Headhunterz, Helena Hauff, Hot Since 82, Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Kölsch, Len Faki, Marco Carola, Martin Garrix, MK, Nicole Moudaber, Oliver Heldens, Pan-Pot, Patrick Topping, Paul van Dyk, Pete Tong, Solardo, Tchami, Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet and Wilkinson (DJ Set) and this is just the first wave of acts, with many more big name artists and exclusives still to be announced.
This latest drop of talent follows a series of tantalising headline announcements over the last few months bringing exclusive performances from the likes of deadmau5, Adam Beyer, Cirez D, The Chemical Brothers (Live) and the highly anticipated return of Swedish House Mafia who have chosen Creamfields as their only UK show this year.
With 21 years at the forefront of electronic music festivals, there are very few that quite compare to the behemoth that is Creamfields. For the 2018 edition, the festival once again unleashes a stellar line-up that is mind-blowing in depth and breadth, with artists from across the full-spectrum of dance music set to make the trip to the fields of Cheshire for another 4-day extravaganza that looks set to be bigger than ever.
Taking place on August Bank Holiday weekend, Creamfields 2018 will see over 300 artists perform across 30 stages, for a 4-day spectacular that will see 70,000 people come together for what has now taken pride of place as the premier event for dance music fans across the globe. From house to techno, trance to drum & bass, this year’s edition has it all, featuring performances from the likes of Above & Beyond, Adam Beyer, Alesso, Andy C, Annie Mac, Armin van Buuren, Armand van Helen, Axwell & Ingrosso, The Black Madonna, Carl Cox, Camelphat, The Chainsmokers, Chase & Status (DJ set), Danny Howard, Dillon Francis, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo, Disciples, DJ EZ, Don Diablo, Duke Dumont, Dusky, Eric Prydz presents HOLO, Fatboy Slim, Faithless (DJ Set), Galantis, Giggs, Goldie, Green Velvet, Groove Armada (DJ Set), Hannah Wants, Hardwell, Hot Since 82, Idris Elba, Jamie Jones, Joris Voorn, Joseph Capriati, Kölsch, Krept X Konan, Laidback Luke, Leftfield (DJ Set), Loco Dice, Luciano, Major Lazer (Live), Marco Carola, Martin Garrix, Martin Solveig, Maya Jane Coles, Mistajam, MK, Nicole Moudaber, Oliver Heldens, Patrick Topping, Paul van Dyk, Pete Tong, Ramz, Roni Size, Rudimental (DJ Set), Sasha & John Digweed, Sigala, Sigma, Skream, Solardo, Stefflon Don, Steve Angello (Live), Sub Focus, Sven Väth, Tchami & Malaa (No Redemption), Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet, Vini Vici, Virtual Self, Wilkinson (DJ Set) feat. MC AD-APT, W&W and Yousef to name a few.
With ground-breaking stage production, a wide-range of camping options – including the luxury Dreamfields packages – and a range of music that is sure to get the pulse racing, it’s a sure bet that Creamfields 21 is going to be one to remember.
CREAMFIELDS UK 2018 – LINE UP
FRIDAY 24th AUGUST
SICK BOY STAGE
STEEL YARD PRESENTS INTEC
ARMADA – Powered by Utilita Energy
Armin van Buuren
Fedde Le Grand
Ruben De Ronde
Special Guest: Vini Vici
Chase & Status (DJ Set)
Matrix & Futurebound
Special Guest: Hannah Wants
ANDY C PRESENTS RAM
Wilkinson (DJ Set)
Sound In Noise
MC’s: Tonn Piper, AD-APT, 2Shy
Special Guests: SASASAS
+ more to be added
PEPSI MAX ARENA
Sander van Doorn
Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman
Special Guest: Will Sparks
KEEPING THE RAVE ALIVE
SATURDAY 25th AUGUST
Major Lazer (Live Creamfields Debut)
+ more to be announced
Axwell & Ingrosso
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
+ more to be announced
Special Guest: Nicky Romero
MEGA ARENA Powered by Utilita Energy
Above & Beyond
Steve Angello (Live)
Very Special Guests: Sasha & John Digweed
+ more to be added
Krept X Konan
Sian Anderson feat. Big Jabba Jones
Special Guest: Stefflon Don
ALL GONE PETE TONG
Hot Since 82
Special Guest: The Black Madonna
PEPSI MAX ARENA
Tom Zanetti & K.O Kane
Special Guest: Ben Nicky
Leftfield (DJ Set)
Menno De Jong
Liam Wilson & Dan Dobson
Rong Residents: Pete Bromage, Jamie Cooper & B.Vis
SUNDAY 26th AUGUST
+ more to be announced
Faithless (DJ Set)
+ more to be announced
STEEL YARD presents PRYDA
Eric Prydz presents HOLO
MEGA ARENA Powered by Utilita Energy
Tchami & Malaa (No Redemption)
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Special Guest: Duke Dumont
Armand van Helden
Eli & Fur
Special Guests: Groove Armada (DJ Set)
Rudimental (DJ Set)
Special Guest: Maya Jane Coles
PEPSI MAX ARENA
Paul van Dyk
Aly & Fila
John 00 Fleming
Very special Guest: Paul Oakenfold
GOODGREEF XTRA HARD
Organ Donors (Ultrasound Album Set)
Klubfiller & MC Storm
Energy Syndicate (10 Years Showcase)
Hosted by MC Finchy
George Kafetzis & Rue Jay
Hardman & Devall
THURSDAY 24th AUGUST
SEXY BY NATURE
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Jack Eye Jones
Kris Kross Amsterdam
Paul Nunn & James Glover
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world's biggest club festival and conference for electronic music, today reveals the first selection of artists that will perform from 14 to 18 October. The ADE is preparing for its 20th annual edition with 2,200 performing artists at one hundred of the most diverse venues in Amsterdam. Over 365,000 visitors from all over the world are expected to visit the event this year.
In the past twenty years ADE has grown into a globally renowned platform for the international dance and electronic music scene. The festival is the perfect place to spot the latest musical trends and emerging talents, as well as hearing the most recent work of both electronic music pioneers and leading acts from the mainstream and the underground dance scenes, across every genre of electronic music. In addition to the extensive live line-up of the ADE Festival, the daytime program, ADE Playground, offers music enthusiasts a large and varied program including exhibitions, in-store showcases, tech workshops, pop-up stores and film screenings all over the city centre. The business aspect of the event (ADE Conference) is recognized as the most important of its kind, presenting a broad range of conferences and networking opportunities that focus on music and technology, VJs & visuals, sustainability, dance & brands, new talent and the education of students.
Biggest club festival in the world
The ADE is the biggest club festival in the world with performances by 2,200 artists at 300 events spread over 100 venues. The five-day music program covers all things electronic music. Currently over 500 artists are confirmed. Among the first selection of artists announced today are:
&Me (DE), Adam Beyer (SE), Adriatique (CH), Agoria (FR), Alan Fitzpatrick (GB), Alesso (SE), Andhim (DE), Antal (NL), Anthony Parasole (US), Apollonia (FR), Armin van Buuren (NL), Art Department (CA), Axwell Λ Ingrosso (SE), Black Coffee (ZA), Bonobo (GB), Boris Werner (NL), Carl Cox (GB), Cassy (AT), Cleavage (NL), Chris Liebing (DE), Cristian Varela (ES), Damian Lazarus (GB), Dauwd (GB), Dave Clarke (GB), David Guetta (FR), De Sluwe Vos (NL), Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (BE), DJ Rush (US), DJ Sneak (CA), DJ Qu (US), Donato Dozzy (IT), Dubfire (US), Fernanda Martins (BR), Fort Romeau (GB), GE-OLOGY (US), George FitzGerald (GB), Green Velvet (US), Guti (AR), Happa (GB), Hardwell (NL), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Horse Meat Disco (gb), Hot Since 82 (UK), Hunee (DE), I-F (NL), Ici Sans Merci (NL), Ida Engberg (SE), Jeff Mills (US), Joran van Pol (NL), Joris Voorn (NL), Joseph Capriati (IT), Julian Jeweil (FR), Karmon (NL), Kate Boy (SE), Kollektiv Turmstrasse (DE), Kolombo (BE), Kraak & Smaak (NL), Len Faki (DE), Leon Vynehall (US), Levon Vincent (US), Maceo Plex (US), Machinedrum (US), Malawi (NL), Marcel Fengler (DE), Markus Schulz (US), Martin Garrix (NL), Matador (IE), Matthias Tanzmann (DE), Menno de Jong (NL), Midland (GB), Monika Kruse (DE), Moodymann (US), Nicky Romero (NL), Nicole Moudaber (GB), Nina Kraviz (RU), Noisia (NL), Nuno dos Santos (NL), Octave One (US), Odesza (US), Oliver Heldens (NL), Osunlade (US), Pan-Pot (DE), Paul Oakenfold (GB), Perc (GB), Petar Dundov (HR), PETDuo (BR), Petre Inspirescu (RO), Posij (NL), Raresh (RO), Rebekah (GB), Rebolledo (MX), Ricardo Villalobos (CL), Richie Hawtin (CA), Robert Hood (US), Robin Schulz (DE), ROD (NL), Romare (GB), Ron Morelli (US),Ron Trent (US), Rødhåd (DE), Sandrien (NL), Santé (DE), Scuba (UK), Seth Troxler (US), Showtek (NL), Sidney Charles (DE), Solomun (DE), Speedy J (NL), Stanislav Tolkachev (UA), Stefano Noferini (IT), Surgeon (GB), The Gaslamp Killer (US), The Hacker (FR), The Martinez Brothers (US), Tiësto (NL), Truss (GB), Tsepo (NL), Tyree Cooper (US), Vicetone (NL), Yellow Claw (NL) and many more.
Essex isn’t the typical location which global-touring DJs and electronic music figureheads Carl Cox, Seth Troxler and Steve Angello are used to playing. Though arguably more familiar with Vegas, Ibiza and European crowds, Upminster-based We Are FSTVL attracts the biggest names in house, techno and on Sunday, EDM.
Now in its third year, We Are FSTVL brings in 30,000 music lovers over its weekend. Think of it as the electronic music equivalent of V Festival. Cleverly targeted at the Essex party-going population, for an extra £40, a VIP ticket allows access to the VIP area – a regular festival feature offering that little bit more; there’s a separate VIP stage (Mark Knight’s Toolroom Records and MK’s Area10 host it respectively), hot tubs, hair salon, glitter and face paint stations and remarkably cleaner toilets, as well as higher viewing platforms back on the main site.
As one of the year’s first proper festivals, Saturday unsurprisingly sold-out in advance, while last remaining Sunday tickets were available on the door. Despite a windy start with grey clouds looming above, the weather stayed dry and summery; rare for a UK festival in late May.
Whilst the generously-sized main stage hosted the likes of Gorgon City and Solomun under sunny skies, Summer Festival Guide found itself at the Used & Abused stage for a great deal of the weekend. Creatively, the industrial design of an aircraft hanger made it seem as though we’d been teleported to an underground club in Europe; fitting for the dark and deep techno acts it showcased. A gargantuan three-hour set from Loco Dice made it near impossible to leave, while Drumcode Records founder Adam Beyer later delivered a set of intense, unrelenting techno. Most notable, its impeccable sound quality, remaining consistent throughout the weekend.
Elsewhere on Saturday’s bill, house sets from Simon Dunmore and Oliver Dollar on the Defected Records stage, and Redlight and Waze & Odyssey in the What Hannah Wants tent, ensured both were permanently filled. Meanwhile, globally-renowned DJ’s Seth Troxler and Carl Cox closed out the opening night on the main stage, respectively, each proving memorable highlights.
Seth’s acidic, techno-heavy set, complete with hypnotic swirling red and black visuals, saw the sun go down, before house music legend Carl Cox took the helm. Opening strongly with Deetron’s piano-house builder ‘Photon’, a sea of mobile phones lit up the night sky. The first person to majorly interact with the crowd, Cox encourages, “Carl Cox is in the house. Who’s ready?” as laser lights scour the audience and confetti explodes from cannons.
The only downside with We Are FSTVL though, is the non-camping policy, meaning that thousands of people need to be transported from the site back to wherever they may be staying. According to social media comments, people were reportedly left for hours on the roadside as shuttle buses and taxis struggled to cope with the number of attendees, though by Sunday this was far less of an issue.
As Sunday morning falls, so does the rain; but luckily only on SFG’s commute to the site. Once on-site, the ground is mostly dry as the sun steadily rears its head. The day’s first highlight comes from Dirtybird boss Claude VonStroke who, rare that he comes to the UK, delivers a crowd-pleasing set on the Paradise stage, dropping his own ‘Make A Cake’, ‘Barrump’ and Jesse Rose-collaboration ‘Bare Mountain’, proving Dirtybird as one of the finest electronic labels around; their forward-thinking, unique sound a clear hit with the Essex punters. Later, another Dirtybird affiliate, J Phlip, goes back-to-back with Huxley over in the VIP village, each dropping bass-heavy productions to a growing crowd.
Back at SFG’s favourite stage, the aircraft hanger, now hosted by Cocoon, Ten Walls and Sven Vath each deliver building techno sets; Sven’s hard-hitting sound complimented by female dancers spread across the stage.
At the complete other end of the electronic music spectrum, the main stage welcomes Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard before Oliver Heldens takes over, delivering an unexpectedly stand-out set. Mixing his own ‘deep house’ tracks ‘Gecko’, ‘This’ and ‘You Know’ with tracks from EDM’s biggest names the young producer’s clearly having a great time as he bopps around and shuffles in front of the DJ decks. It’s like watching a child in a sweet shop. “Let me see your hands Essex”, he shouts excitedly, before closing with an EDM remix of Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do. Unpretentious and heaps of fun, Heldens’ set is a great warm-up for the bombastic sounds of Knife Party.
Older fan –favourites ‘Bonfire’ and ‘Internet Friends’ mix well with a newer track which we are told is “for the UK family”; it sounds somewhat influenced by Major Laser. 15 minutes late, Steve Angello’s set begins with dramatic orchestral sounds and visuals as the former Swedish House Mafia member reveals that he’s travelled all the way from Sweden. Appearing like a silhouette throughout the show because of the strobe lights, he works the crowd with Robin S’ ‘Show Me Love’ and later, new single ‘Children of the Wild’ impresses.
Over in the Paradise tent, the sound parallels as Jamie Jones lays down chunky tech-house rollers by the dozen, whilst Mele’ closes out the Hospitality stage, leaving Shadow Child and DJ S.K.T to continue the party for VIP ticket-holders only in the Area 10 tent.
As We Are FSTVL comes to a close nearing 1am, luckily there’s a London-located after-party being taking the festivities through until 6am Monday!
We Are FSTVL continues to thrive as one of the UK’s best medium-sized festivals, offering a diverse range of electronic music over a usually sunny weekend. Here’s to 2016!
Berlin born DJ, producer and label owner Ben Klock is without a doubt one of the most significant characters in techno’s recent history. Playing techno sets full of hypnotic, deep and heavy grooves, releasing records on Ostgut Ton and last but not least the aesthetics of his own label Klockworks (founded in 2006), have earned him an excellent international reputation over the last few years. Ben Klock’s name is synonymous with the vitalization of an essential definition of techno and is welcomed addition to this year’s Slam Tent line-up.
Award-winning dance music event We Are FSTVL have announced a staggering100 names for their anticipated 2015 event, ahead of returning to the ‘Field of Dreams’ in Upminster, Essex for the third year running on Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May 2015. Featuring the likes of Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Pleasure State (live), Hannah Wants, Sven Väth, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Adam Beyer, Ten Walls (live), Dennis Ferrer, Hot Since 82, Jackmaster and many more, We Are FSTVL have curated a line-up that firmly positions itself at the very heart of the international festival circuit and paves the way for their biggest year to date.
Having made a spectacular sell-out debut in 2013, We Are FSTVL has seen a rapid rise in the space of just two years. After doubling in size in their second year following unparalleled levels of demand, We Are FSTVL has since broken through in a massive way and now attracts crowds of over 30,000 from right across the UK.
Saturday 30th May
The first to grace the festival’s main stage is dance music mainstay Carl Cox. Taking the reins from the likes of Disclosure and Fatboy Slim, Carl’s debut We Are FSTVL performance will be packed full of Ibiza spirit, whilst Seth Troxler is also set to unleash his universally recognised brand of techno on the Upminster crowd.Grammy nominated producer Nic Fanciulli is set to share his driving strain of house and techno, with the larger than life force of Solomun also set to cause a stir. In-demand producers Gorgon City and Hot Since 82 will also feature, joined by Anglo-American Second City and BBC Radio 1 tastemaker Monki.
Heading up Saturday’s techno Warehouse is Loco Dice’s Used + Abused party, whose thundering brand of techno is sure to kick things off in style. Drumcode head Adam Beyer and Berlin-based duo Tale of Us will be on hand to deliver their atmospheric take on deep house and techno, with special guest Recondite providing a melodic live set of his own. Fuse-boss Enzo Siragusa also make his We Are FSTVL debuts, with Yaya set to round off the day’s proceedings.
The ‘What Hannah Wants’ takeover of Saturday’s Big Top Bass stage brings a selection of artists at the heart of the UK’s bustling underground scene. Joining Hannah is iconic DJ and one half of ‘Can U Dance’ Oneman, who’s set to perform alongside PMR signee T Williams and the duo who recently charted at #3 in the UK singles charts with their rework of R Kelly’s ‘Bump & Grind’ – Waze & Odyssey. Black Butter’s My Nu Leng and Kidnap Kid will also be joining ranks, alongside up-and-comers GotSome and the enigmatic Friend Within.
Seminal house music label Defected are also to return to Upminster to showcase the latest and greatest names in electronic music. Danish visionary Noir is set to explore the darker edges of electronic music, whilst Berlin native Oliver Dollar will also feature, having stormed the UK charts with ‘Pushing On’ earlier this year. Label upstarts Sonny Fedora and Christoph will each deliver their distinctive twist of techno, disco and italo dynamics and wrapping up the label’s ‘Very Big Top’ arena are Sam Divine and Simon Dunmore – two producers at the heart of the imprint for over two decades.
Mark Knight’s newest offering of ‘Toolroom Live’ presents the label’s core artist roster in the festival’s luxury VIP village. After his recent remix of London Grammar’s ‘Sights’ became an Ibiza staple, Dennis Ferrer is set to deliver his iconic brand of tech-house, whilst Dirtybird-affiliate Shiba San and Tensnake both make their We Are FSTVL returns. German duo Tube & Berger are next in line, with the deep house sound of Wanklemut’s “My Head is a Jungle” also guaranteed to make an impression on the dance floor. Purple Disco Machine will then add a touch of soul to the line-up, which is rounded off by Toolroom residents Dosem and Weiss.
Sunday 31st May – Main Stage announcement imminent.
Returning to We Are FSTVL for the third year running are crowd favourites Cocoon, whose stage will be spearheaded by the undisputed king of techno Sven Väth.Joining him are Cocoon heroes Ilario Alicante and Ricardo Villalobos, whilst Âmeand Dixon will play an extended back-to-back set – a recent highlight of Fabric’s 15th Birthday weekend. To top this off Ten Walls, credited with producing one of the biggest tracks of the summer in ‘Walking with Elephants’, is also set to perform live.
Drum & Bass stalwarts Hospital Records are next to call the shots of We Are FSTVL’s ‘Big Top Bass’ arena. Boasting one of the largest line-ups at the festival, the label will be out in force to showcase the likes of Camo & Crooked, Logistics b2b Nu:Tone, Lynx, Fred V & Grafix and Etherwood. Special guests will also include garage legends DJ EZ & MJ Cole, as well as the joyful Toyboy & Robin, all supported by three of the leading MCs on the circuit; Lowqui, Wrec & Dynamite MC.
Bringing his acclaimed club night ‘Paradise’ back to Upminster is Hot Creations head Jamie Jones, who will be supported by label mates Richy Ahmed, Russ Yallopand WaFF. Prolific DJ and Viva Warriors frontman Steve Lawler will also be accompanied by Mark Jenkyns and rising star Patrick Topping, who’s recent single ‘Voicemail’ has been dominating the Beatport charts. DC10 residentJackmaster is next in line, whose eclectic music taste stretches from techno and house right the way through to classic disco and grime.
Back by popular demand is one of house music’s most sought after producers MK, whose ‘Area 10’ heads up Sunday’s VIP village. Joining MK are close friends Lee Foss and Anabel Englund, who will collectively perform as Pleasure State, having recently unveiled their debut release ‘Ghost in the System’. Purp&soul boss Ben Pearce will also feature, joined by up and coming producers andhim, Kant andShadow Child. A rare father-and-son performance from Kevin Saunderson andDantiez Saunderson will round off proceedings in fitting style.
Taking place from 9 – 16 August, the Barrakud Extended Experience brings together an impressive array of acts at the forefront of today’s electronic music scene, for 8 days of sun-drenched parties by the sea.
New acts revealed today include techno superstar Paul Kalkbrenner, Visionquest’s Ryan Crosson, Dirtybird associate Nick Monaco, Italian duo Hunter/Game and a live set from Vienna-based electronic project HVOB. These acts, along with a whole host of new acts revealed today, will join a selection of electronic music’s finest already announced to play at the festival, including Adam Beyer, Art Department, Ellen Allien, Guy Gerber, Mano Le Tough, Maceo Plex and Sven Väth. Without further ado, here is the complete line-up for Barrakud 2014.
PAUL KALKBRENNER / ADAM BEYER / DUBFIRE / GUY GERBER /
ILARIO ALICANTE / MACEO PLEX / SVEN VÄTH
ELLEN ALLIEN / ART DEPARTMENT / MANO LE TOUGH /
ANDREW GRANT / BORIS WERNER
ADAPTER / BARKS / CARLO LIO / CHRIS TIETJEN / DANNY DAZE /
FERNANDO COSTANTINI / GARDENS OF GOD / HVOB (LIVE) / HUNTER/GAME / MARCO FARAONE / MAURIZIO SCHMITZ / NICK MONACO / PHIL WEEKS / PISETZKY / RYAN CROSSON / SHADED (LIVE) / TOMY DECLERQUE
ALESSIO LERMA / ANEY F / APPARELL / DAMIR HOFFMAN / GIANMARCO ORSINI / LEMON / MASSIMILIANO TROIANI / MATTIA FONTANA / PHILIPP & COLE / TONI JUNAROVIC B2B BONJASKY
THE COMPLETE LINE-UP
ADAM BEYER / ADAPTER / ALESSIO LERMA / ANDREW GRANT / ANEY F / APPARELL / ART DEPARTMENT / BARKS / B.CONVERSO / BORIS WERNER / CARLO LIO / CHRIS TIETJEN / LEMON / DAMIR HOFFMAN / DANNY DAZE / DUBFIRE / ELLEN ALLIEN / FERNANDO COSTANTINI / GARDENS OF GOD / GIAMMARCO ORSINI / GUY GERBER / HUNTER/GAME / HVOB (LIVE) / ILARIO ALICANTE / MACEO PLEX / MANO LE TOUGH / MARCO FARAONE / MASSIMILIANO TROIANI / MATTIA FONTANA / MAURIZIO SCHMITZ / MISS SUNSHINE / NICK MONACO / PAUL KALKBRENNER / PETE DUX / PHIL WEEKS / PHILIPP & COLE / PILLE / PISETZKY / RYAN CROSSON / SHADED ( live ) / STEPHAN ESSE / SVEN VÄTH / TOMY DECLERQUE / TONI JUNAROVIC B2B BONJASKY / VICE VICIOUS / WHITE BROTHERS
Take out your agenda, and start planning summer; the 19th edition of Monegros Desert Festival will take place on July 20th 2013. The biggest electronic music festival, the biggest rave in Spain. A lot of terms are used in an attempt to describe this festival; however it is literally impossible to put in plain words if you have not had the chance to attend it. A Life experience! Set in the desert, 40 000 people, 20hrs non-stop music, alternating between Electro, Techno, Hip Hop, Drum & Bass & Dubstep, Monegros is a unique event.
ARTISTS HIGHLIGHTED THE BLOODY BEETROOTS – LIVE
Close your eyes and imagine, if you will, the bastard son of the Misfits and Daft Punk. Bloody Beetroots is a worldwide phenomenon under which the producer and dj Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo operates. The Bloody Beetroots will perform their new live show for Monegros festival as one of two exclusive shows in Spain this year.
PACO OSUNA (festival closing set)
Spanish techno DJ and producer who has released on Plus8 as well as his own label Mindshake. He is famous for his dynamic sets, and a unique connectionwith his audience. Paco has won many awards including best spanish DJ for DJ Mag Spain and Vicious Magazine. He will be in charge of the difficult task of closing the festival on the main stage. Not a bad thing as last year ́s artist responsible for this was Richie hawtin.
ADAM BEYER VS JOSEPH CAPRIATI (b2b techno set)
Alongside Stockholm ́s Cari Lekebusch, Joel Mull and Jesper Dahlback, Adam Beyer has become synonymous with the techno sound of Sweden, which has quite literally shaken the world since the mid-nineties. The head of Drumcode will be supported by the new Italian sensation Joseph Capriati, for a special techno back 2 back set. Joseph Capriati can be described as one of the new heavyweight on Drumcode, playing on main festival stages such as Time Warp and Awakenings.
LUCIANO, LOCO DICE Y MARCO CAROLA ON ELROW STAGE
The most colourful and crazy stage comes back in full action. Elrow stage will cater once again for 15 000 fans, all dancing from sunset till sunrise under the stars to the beats and grooves of three of the biggest tenors: Luciano, Loco Dice and Marco Carola.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW – 65€ + BF!
Until May 1st, you can buy your ticket for 65€ (+ distribution costs) through our websitewww.monegrosfestival.com. On May 1st , we will release the rest of the line-up and the ticket price will rise to 75€ (+ distribution costs).
The entrance to the festival includes: access to the festival + Merchandising gift
Don’t miss it! Join us on the 20th July, for the biggest party of the Year! You can find all the information and purchase the tickets on
ANNOUNCED FOR SW4 SATURDAY
CARL COX & FRIENDS ARENA FEATURING:
CARL COX & LOCO DICE B2B
[FIRST TIME EVER IN THE UK]
MARCO CAROLA · ADAM BEYER
GUTI [LIVE] · HECTOR
& VERY SPECIAL GUEST
Having previously announced that one of our most loved DJs will return to South West Four this summer, we can now confirm that Carl Cox will host his own arena on Saturday 24th August. Carl will showcase only the biggest names in techno, as well as take to the decks with one of dance music’s most esteemed artists for the first time ever in the UK.
Carl Cox and Loco Dice back-to-back. A meeting of minds. A meeting of masters. Last summer these two virtuosos went head-to-head at the closing party of Carl’s world renowned residency at Space Ibiza. In 2013 South West Four is delighted to present the return bout, as these two techno titans lock horns for the first time ever in the UK. This is one for the history books.
The past few years has seen Loco Dice’s stature rise immeasurably to become one of the most devastating and respected DJs on the planet. His Desolat imprint is home to some of the world’s most prolific electronic talent, whilst his sense for sounds and innate understanding of dancefloors is what distinguishes him from other DJs. Heavily influenced by his legendary performances on the Amnesia Ibiza terrace for Cocoon, Loco Dice remains a hugely popular figure, as evident again at his sold out residency at Electric Brixton across the recent Easter weekend. The next opportunity to catch this tremendously sought after DJ in London is at SW4, a chance that should not be spurned.
As figurehead of the Swedish techno scene and Drumcode Records label boss, Adam Beyer has turned heads worldwide with his sensational performances for many years. Since establishing Drumcode in 1996, the labels forward thinking, passionate and uncompromising laurels have stayed true. Undeterred by the demise of many other labels which started around the same time, Drumcode has always been one to push the envelope and is part of the reason why the label is still flourishing today. Adam’s Drumcode podcast attracts a healthy seven million listeners every week, whilst his last appearance at South West Four, where he headlined his own Drumcode arena in 2011, proved one of the highlights of the weekend. In 2013 the message is clear; Beyer is at his best, do not miss out.
Carl Craig; A visionary, an innovator and an ambassador for the Detroit techno scene. Since releasing his first track back in 1989, The Grammy nominated artist has chalked up a phenomenal career and continues to motivate music lovers of all ages with as much power and intensity. Since his early days he has gone on to release a plethora of his own material and remix well over one hundred tracks. Always forward thinking, the Planet E head honcho has managed to reinvent himself time and again and prove an inspiration to everyone along the way. Making his South West Four debut this year, we are delighted to welcome one of the greats, as Carl Craig joins us on Clapham Common this August Bank Holiday weekend.
Having being brought up in an exceptionally musical family, Guti was first a classically trained jazz musician, before playing to packed stadiums across South America in a rock band. It wasn’t until 2006 that he started to create techno, but of course with his jazz, rock and latin influences all playing an important part in the process. Since then he has gone on to release music on labels such as Wolf & Lamb, Saved, Carl Cox’s Intec and Loco Dice’s Desolat. This summer you can catch his outstanding talent at South West Four, where he will showcase his highly impressive live show.
Hector is one of the most exciting young DJs on the planet, effortlessly experimenting with the founding spirit of house. With a string of high profile releases to his name on labels such as Desolat, Tsuba and Saved, Hector has come a long distance since he started DJing in his native Mexico at the tender age of 16. A move to England soon beckoned, where he fell in love with London’s music scene and where he has remained ever since. The Mexican’s passion for music knows no boundaries. His DJ sets are full of energy, precision and soul, whilst his own productions are always on point; sophisticated and cultured. The future of house music is about to take flight at SW4, make sure you’re on board.
ANNOUNCED FOR SW4 SUNDAY
BEDROCK ARENA FEATURING:
ERIC PRYDZ · BOYS NOIZE [LIVE]
LAURENT GARNIER · JOHN DIGWEED
TIM GREEN [DEBUT LIVE SHOW]
There are not many other DJs as synonymous with South West Four as John Digweed. 2013 represents his ninth consecutive performance at the festival, more than any other artist. With one eye firmly on the future, John’s philosophy embodies South West Four, whilst his ingenuity, dedication and all round ability to destroy dancefloors is why we always welcome him back to Clapham Common with open arms. John’s performances at Bedrock have helped build the label’s reputation as one of the most acclaimed club nights in underground dance music, welcoming international talent of the highest calibre at each event. Having hosted Bedrock arenas at SW4 in 2007, 2010 and 2012, it makes perfect sense for John to bring Bedrock back for our 10th Anniversary as his thrilling legacy at SW4 continues with his label’s greatest artist showcase to date.
Frenchman Laurent Garnier is a name that goes hand in hand with dance music. One of Europe’s most celebrated electronic artists, Laurent has been making the planet dance for the last 25 years. Having gained a reputation as one of the finest DJs in the world and produced a wealth of techno classics in the studio, Laurent has won the hearts of millions of artists and music lovers via his own hypnotic and alluring beat. His quest to find only the very best music remains relentless, as Laurent’s radio shows and DJ sets continue to illustrate his insatiable appetite for what’s new. Having delivered arguably the finest performance on Clapham Common in 2011, Laurent remains a huge favourite with everyone at South West Four HQ and we are honoured to welcome him back for the 10th Anniversary.
From bedroom producer to acclaimed electronic artist, Tim Green’s rise to stardom over the past few years has been nothing short of relentless. The capability of his craft seems endless, securing releases on labels like Dirtybird, Get Physical and Saved and outstanding remixes of Cassius, Booka Shade and Claude Von Stroke. Having taken his DJ sets to every corner of the globe, the spotlight now turns to his highly anticipated live show, which he debuts at South West Four on Sunday 25th August. Special doesn’t even come close.
SATURDAY & WEEKEND TICKETS INCREASE IN PRICE THURSDAY 4TH APRIL AT MIDDAY
As we move ever closer to South West Four’s 10th Anniversary, interest in tickets rises yet further. With five months still to go we can confirm that 50% OF ALL SATURDAY TICKETS HAVE ALREADY SOLD and that ‘saver’ tickets are rapidly running out. With this new batch of DJs and live acts set to raise demand even greater, we are giving you until this Thursday at midday at which point both Saturday and weekend tickets will increase in price. You have been warned!