Phase two lineup announced for South West Four 2015

Today we commence ‘Phase Two,’ an opportunity to extend the SW4 kaleidoscope yet further, as we welcome another thirteen artists from across the electronic music spectrum…






Two powerhouses go head to head at South West Four this summer as we bring you Solomun vs Âme. This world exclusive set from the label heads of two of dance music’s most loved imprints, Diynamic and Innervisions, represents a performance these shores has never seen before and may never see again. Both Solomun and Âme are no strangers to SW4 having both debuted in 2013 and 2012 respectively. Since then they have gone onto shine bright as two of the leading names in underground house music. 2014 witnessed Solomun continue his trailblazing ‘+1’ residency at Pacha Ibiza and mix the first Global Underground City series compilation in four years, which he devoted to his home city Hamburg. Âme has enjoyed similar success over the past twelve months, culminating in the house juggernaut hitting the #3 spot in the Resident Advisor Top 100 DJs poll of 2014. Collectively we can expect a sublime and emotionally rousing set that will bring together two great minds for a performance none of us will ever forget…

Over the years Sasha has contributed hugely to our history, from headlining the inaugural instalment of the festival in 2004 and then again in 2009, to debuting his own ‘Last Day on Earth’ stage last summer. In 2015 he returns to our main stage for the first time in five years, where he will play directly before Faithless’ huge homecoming live performance. So far this year Sasha has thrilled his fans with the release of his first solo single in four years titled ‘Vapourspace’, which follows in the path of his widely-played remix of London Grammar and collaborations with James Teej and Joel Mull. With the man on a purple patch at present, make sure you come witness the master control his playground as Sasha returns to South West Four.

Two Detroit legends go head to head this summer at South West Four on Saturday 29th August as we present Carl Craig featuring ‘Mad’ Mike Banks Live in a full UK festival exclusive. Having been responsible for one of the standout performances at ADE 2014, the coming together of these two musical innovators makes this one of the most anticipated sets of the entire weekend. Carl is of course no stranger to Clapham Common having brought his ‘Innerzone Orchestra’ to South West London in 2009, followed by a very special DJ set in 2013. With a discography which includes many of techno’s finest moments, Carl has spent the past three decades staying true to the sound he has helped define and his sets are a reflection of the rich musical heritage of the Motor City. He will be joined by Underground Resistance founder ‘Mad’ Mike Banks, who will invoke the jazz-infused techno spirit of his Detroit collective by playing live on keys. One for the heads.

As musicians go, there are few in the world as accomplished as our next act. A true pioneer, we are excited to announce that Berlin-based Henrik Schwarz will make his South West Four debut with an exclusive live performance. As a producer, his ability to bridge the gap between classical and modern-day electronic sounds is unrivalled, whilst as a composer his eclectic approach to composition and sound design is also in a league of its own. On top of a diary bursting with dates in every continent, 2015 also welcomes the release of his latest album ‘Instruments’, which will be showcased live on Clapham Common. Having fought off fierce competition for his brilliance, Henrik is another Innervisions favourite that we can’t wait to welcome this summer.

In just a few short years, the brilliant multi-dimensional duo Pan-Pot have created a dominating presence in the underground scene. As an act we’ve always had on our hit list, we are excited to welcome the Mobilee Records artists to Clapham Common for the first time this summer. 2014 witnessed the pair play the main room at Time Warp’s 20th Anniversary, command leading slots at Awakenings and Mysteryland and deliver stellar performances at Watergate, Elrow, Hyte and Music On. At SW4 Saturday the pair will remind us of their outstanding talents, making them one of the most exciting acts of the day.

Also making their maiden voyage on the good ship SW4 this year are underground giants Pleasurekraft. Originating from Stockholm and Washington respectively, Kalle and Kaveh are two of a kind. Founders of the outstanding Kraftek imprint, the techno-driven duo are regularly found leading the charge at many of the world’s greatest parties. Highlights of 2014 included summer dates at Space’s Elrow, ANTS at Ushuaia as well as at Defected’s and Suara’s Ibiza showcases. With production at the forefront of their agenda, this year has already seen them team up with Tiger Stripes to remix Cajmere’s ‘Satisfy’, whilst their edit of Green Velvet’s ‘Genedefekt’, alongside Carlo Lio, is also set for imminent release. On course to be one of the Saturday’s must-see SW4 debuts, it is one we strongly advise you do not miss.

After the recent sell out success of their Deeper Sessions event at Brixton’s superb auditorium Electric, we can announce that Tube & Berger’s next trip to the Capital will be at South West Four. Playing the festival on Saturday 29th August in their exclusive London summer play, the German-duo will be joined by Kittball label-mate Paji, who plays live. The past twelve months have seen the house and disco favourites continue to add to their arsenal of peak-time weapons with further releases on Defected, Get Physical and their own imprint, all receiving critical acclaim.



Ever since its inception back in 1995, The Gallery has become nothing short of a Great British institution. Having started its journey at Farringdon’s infamous Turnmills, 2008 witnessed the UK’s longest running Friday night club event move south of the river to Elephant & Castle’s world famous Ministry of Sound. 2015 marks The Gallery’s twentieth birthday, a milestone seldom reached in clubland. A series of events have been curated to celebrate this achievement which will culminate in spectacular fashion at South West Four on Saturday 29th August, as The Gallery hosts its own arena. Having spearheaded the UK trance movement for two decades, this carefully programmed stage will feature ten of the very best and freshest names in the scene, three of which can be revealed now…

Hailed as The Kings of Egypt, Aly & Fila have become internationally recognised as leaders of the contemporary trance sound. Unrivalled at fusing vintage synths with poignant vocals and tough basslines, their commitment to the genre’s more traditional roots has garnered a dedicated army of global followers. That has been illustrated in the Capital, where they hold court at the Ministry as one of The Gallery’s all-time favourite guests. Last August Fadi delivered a spectacular set to a sun-kissed Clapham Common, whilst 2015 marks Aly & Fila’s return for an even bigger performance.

Tagged as a modern-day Mozart and a leading talent in today’s trance scene, South West Four is delighted to welcome back Armada’s Andrew Rayel. Since finding a solid home on the A State of Trance and Armind Recordings imprints, Rayel’s worldwide demand has grown ten-fold. His last UK performance was at a roadblocked Gallery in December, so we knew we had to get him back to SW4 for a summer display of his much-lauded sounds. With support flocking in from all his peers including Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond and W&W amongst others, Andrew is well on his way to adding himself to the trance hall of fame. SW4 please rise…

Signed to Armin van Buuren’s Armada Music, we are pleased to welcome one of trance’s hottest rising stars to SW4 for a rare UK performance. Having made an outstanding impression at The Gallery in early 2014, we can’t wait to welcome MaRLo back to London. Voted Australia’s #1 DJ thanks to a string of popular euphoric productions that have ridden high in the Beatport Top 10, Dutch-born, Australian-raised MaRLo joins the SW4 bill on the best form of his career. With standout deliveries at ASOT 700, EDC Mexico and Ultra already under his belt for 2015, we simply know he won’t disappoint.

Slam Tent lineup for T in the Park 2015 announced

The legendary Slam Tent is back at T in the Park for 2015 with a huge line-up of the very best in electronic dance music set to raise the roof of the tent at the festival’s beautiful new residence, Strathallan Castle. Festival organisers DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager have today unveiled a phenomenal international line-up curated by world renowned dance powerhouse Slam including Adam Beyer b2b Joseph Capriati, Alan Fitzpatrick, Âme, Art Department, Ben Klock, Dense & Pika, Dixon, Dubfire, Eats Everything, Gary Beck, Jackmaster b2b Joy Orbison, Lil Louis, Loco Dice, Maya Jane Coles, Rødhåd, SLAM, Telford and Visionquest.
Organisers are also thrilled to announce a hugely exciting extension of T in the Park’spartnership with BBC Radio 1. For the first time in over a decade, some of the sets from the Slam Tent will be heard exclusively on Radio 1’s Essential Mix.
Techno titans Adam Beyer and Joseph Capriati will play a b2b set that’s not to be missed at this year’s festival, treating fans to pioneering floor fillers. Owner of record labels Drumcode, Truesoul and Madeye, Adam Beyer’s music is synonymous with all that is exciting about techno. Having emerged as the figurehead of the hugely prolific Swedish techno scene, Beyer is a globally recognised DJ with his Drumcode events achieving much praise across the globe. Neapolitan Joseph Capriati is recognised as one of the principal profiles in techno, establishing his reputation as a universally popular and in-demand talent. A naturally charismatic DJ with a back catalogue of standout productions, Capriati is an instinctive performer with a genuine enthusiasm for entertaining and his b2b set with Adam Beyer is sure to be one of the many highlights of this year’s Slam Tent.
Buoyed by the whirlwind success he has enjoyed over the past six years, Drumcode’sAlan Fitzpatrick is a DJ at the top of his game and globally recognised as one of the most influential techno artists of the moment. The in-demand producer and DJ has succeeded in carving out a recognisable musical niche for himself within the ever-expanding genre of techno. A seemingly unstoppable source of hit music, Fitzpatrick’s set is sure to rock the Slam Tent at this year’s festival.
Berlin DJ / production duo Âme (Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann) are well-known for their electric sets and forward-thinking production. Kristian Beyer is ranked top in regular Resident Advisor DJ lists and will appear at Strathallan Castle this July under the Âme guise. Âme have been penning songs with floor-filling credentials since 2003, showcasing a rare ability to fuse together various influences to devastating effect. With regular slots playing in renowned dance scenes around Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Lisbon and Tokyo, Âme are sure to delight the Strathallan Castle crowd with their jaw-dropping beats at this year’s T in the Park.
Art Department are the infamous collective of Jonny White, Son of Ray Rosenberg (former Division Manager of A&M records) and acting head of No.19 Music, alongside Canadian techno legend Kenny Glasgow. The collaborative project has seen almost unparalleled success within the world of dance music in recent years. Art Department’s reputation precedes them as international party animals but is eclipsed only by the accolades awarded to them for their ground-breaking and original style of music and remarkable performances the world wide. Their party ethos sure to be a massive hit with the T in the Park fans this July. 

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.

Dense & Pika are UK house and techno producer Chris Spero and British DJ / producer and Hypecolour co-founder Alex Jones. Their anonymous White Label series surfaced in 2011 and they in-turn receieved critical acclaim. Their club-ready techno sound and soaring beats are perfect for a festival crowd and are sure to really get theT in the Park crowd going in the Slam Tent this summer.
Entering the Berlin club circuit in the early 90s, Dixon’s highly-crafted skills have continued to build a solid following over the last two decades, and nurture an impeccable style of mixing. He’s created a highly influential mix compilation for the Get Physical label’s Body Language series that has inspired people all over the world, among other highlights. His addition to the Slam Tent bill will treat fans to a pioneering talent in the deep house circuit.
Dubfire has always been known as a risk taker, going solo in 2006 and releasing a massive string of tracks including Ribcage, Roadkill, Emissions and I Feel Speed. Encapsulating dark funky rhythms and technological brilliance, Dubfire is the apex of a unique sound. After collaborating with the likes of Underworld, Dubfire recently decamped to Barcelona, creating a studio and international office in the Spanish city as well as a jump-off point for frequent trips to Ibiza where he is a huge fixture at the White Isle’s most exceptional outings including Cocoon, Carl Cox’s Revolution and Richie Hawtin’s ENTER.
First appearing in the Slam Tent in 2013, Eats Everything is set to return with a generous portion of top anthems this year. His ascendance through the ranks of dance music’s top players has been as deserved as it has been rapid. His tunes have been tried and tested in all four corners of the globe, the Eats juggernaut ploughing through countless parties, clubs and festivals, from Ibiza to the USA, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona and back to his home city of Bristol.
Bringing some local talent to the Slam Tent this July is Gary Beck. The Glasgow born producer has been a regular fixture at the world's top clubs and festivals, long established as a primary figure in techno.  Known and respected for his unique sound, he has gained support from the best names in the business and released music on some of the genre's leading labels, institutions such as Drumcode, Cocoon and Saved as well as his own BEK Audio imprint. Beck’s unique style and sound were made for a festival crowd.
Organisers are thrilled to announce a special b2b performance from Jackmaster and Joy Orbison. Always a thrill to see, the special b2b set will see local name Jackmaster throw down his world class skills on the decks. Numbers co-founder and Radio 1 resident, Jackmaster has risen to the top of his game with a unique ear for jacking house and techno which has seen him land residencies at XOYO in London and Ibiza's Circoloco at DC10 as well as two American tours in the last year.Joy Orbison is renowned for his forward-thinking style, with his debut single Hyph Mngo a celebrated dub/2-step track of the late noughties. Part of the Hinge Finger label, Joy Orbison is sure to rock the stage at this year’s T in the Park with his electric combination of house, dub and disco.
Pioneer and icon Lil Louis is an international DJ / producer who is widely credited as being the founding father of house music. His pioneering skills and edits planted the seed of house music and made him one of the frontrunners in the scene. Producing and writing tracks for the likes of Jay-Z and Lil Kim throughout his impressive career,Lil Louis is another stellar addition to the Slam Tent bill. 
Said to have inspired a collective imagination, Loco Dice merges perspectives in his delicate sense for sounds and reflective atmospheres, underpinned with solid, physical grooves inspired by the hip hop that was his early sonic stomping ground in the mid- to late ‘90s. Sure to bring a set packed full of classics, Loco Dice’s set at Strathallan Castle in July is not to be missed.
British-Japanese, producer and DJ Maya Jane Coles is widely considered an enigma in today’s music world as well as a global star, regularly turning her sets into spectacles and making coveted hit lists including Resident Advisor’s top DJ Chart. Alongside herproduction and remixing credentials, her reputation as a DJ has reached heady proportions following her guest mixes for the likes of Resident Advisor, Louche, Enter, Trace A Line, Defected with a Mixmag cover-mount CD and a huge BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix also under her belt.
Rødhåd has been socialised by Berlin's looptechno nights and always finds the perfect balance of timeless techno to lift the dancefloor higher and higher. His style is always deep, powerful and melancholic – from dubtechno to techno and back to house- something which is sure to go down a treat in this year’s Slam Tent at T in the Park.
With their fifth album Reverse Proceed heralded as one of the best electronic albums for years, SLAM’s two legendary producers continue to demonstrate why they are such an important part of modern day electronic music. SLAM instigated Glasgow's underground house music scene in the late 1980s, going on to be instrumental in the explosion of the UK Techno scene. Their quarter century of exploits have seen them travel far and wide, leaving scorch marks on dance floors everywhere while taking their uncompromising vision of techno around the world. Their firmly established monthly club events in Glasgow – ‘Pressure’ at the Arches and ‘Return To Mono’ at the Sub Club – are ranked amongst the best nights out on the planet. Over the last two years, the pair have also developed Slam Radio, delivering some of the best DJs and music that techno has to offer to a massive and loyal weekly following.
Possessing a premier technical ability and innate musical taste, Telford’s appearance at this year’s T in the Park festival is sure to go down a storm with fans. His original combination of house and techno create sets full of infectious grooves and intense atmosphere. The newest occasional resident at Glasgow’s Sub Club Subculture club night, Telford is sure to bring his classic sounds mixed with forward thinking house and techno to Strathallan Castle this summer.
Visionquest are the most innovative and exciting new breed of DJ/producers to emerge from the city of Detroit in a generation. They are a new generation of young, talented producers from Detroit who draw influence from all who have come before them, following in their footsteps, while defining a unique sound of their own. Having their roots in Motown whilst drawing ambitious spiritual vibes from forerunners like Theo Parrish and Moodyman, this will be a performance that is not to be missed.
The international line-up is fitting to mark the historic first year at the festival’s brand new Perthshire home. Back for its 19th year at T in the Park, the Slam Tent has an atmosphere second to none, with many more artists to be announced.
FRIDAY 10TH JULY: Adam Beyer b2b Joseph Capriati, Âme, Ben Klock, Eats Everything, SLAM, Telford
SATURDAY 11TH JULY: Art Department, Gary Beck, Jackmaster b2b Joy Orbsion, Lil Louis, Rødhåd, Visionquest 
SUNDAY 12TH JULY: Alan Fitzpatrick, Dense & Pika, Dixon, Dubfire, Loco Dice, Maya Jane Coles
The unveiling of another top-notch line-up set to rumble the walls and raise the roof of the tent comes just a week after festival organisers announced a top bill of some of the world’s biggest bands, DJs, solo artists and hotly tipped breakthrough talent, including pioneering dance talent Avicii, David Guetta, Above & Beyond and Fatboy Slim
FRIDAY 10th JULY: Kasabian, David Guetta, Sam Smith, Rudimental, Fatboy Slim, Hozier, Mark Ronson (DJ set), Annie Mac, Hot Chip, The Wombats, Gorgon City, Duke Dumont, Jessie Ware, Fuse ODG 
SATURDAY 11th JULY: Avicii, The Libertines, The Script, Twin Atlantic, alt-J, George Ezra, Jessie J, Courteeners, The Vaccines, Labrinth, The Proclaimers, St. Vincent, Enter Shikari, Seasick Steve, Jungle, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Idlewild, Jess Glynne, Charli XCX, Jack Savoretti, Rae Morris  
SUNDAY 12th JULY: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Prodigy, Stereophonics, Jamie T, Paloma Faith, Above & Beyond, Alabama Shakes, Kodaline, Catfish & the Bottlemen, Clean Bandit, Oliver Heldens, Ella Henderson, Modest Mouse, James Bay, Years & Years, Peace, Everything Everything, Admiral Fallow, Marmozets, Saint Raymond

Hideout Croatia add Maceo Plex and many more

As the flagship event of the Croatian festival scene, Hideout's commitment to delivering paramount line-ups remains strong with 2015 being no exception. Artists unveiled today include Darius Syrossian, hugely respected Huxley, co-founder of the Dirtybird co-founder Justin Martin, Berlin based Oliver Dollar, One Record creator Subb-An, Radio One's Toddla T, plus over 30 more exciting talents. 







Jessie Ware & Azealia Banks headline Love Saves the Day 2015

Saturday 23rd May

Love Saves The Day are delighted to announce their line-up for 2015. Taking center stage as Saturday's headliner will be the soulful South Londoner and 'Wildest Moments' singer-songwriter Jessie Ware. Tale Of Us, the Berlin-based musical duo who are currently re-writing the rule-book for deeply moving, emotional electronic music will also be present, whilst Fabric resident Craig Richards takes over the Futureboogie stage, alongside Brighton deep house producer Leon Vynehall, the exceptional German duo Âme, and Maxxi Soundsytem, known for his classic house vocals and catchy grooves. 

Other names on the bill for Saturday include London duo Gorgon City, fresh off the back of recent hits 'Ready For Your Love' and 'Here For You', plus Hannah Wants, a lady who has taken to the forefront of the hard-hitting bass house scene, with recent hit 'Rhymes' alongside Chris Lorenzo. Also joining the Wide Eyes stage will be Tourist, the producer who made waves with his remake of HAIM's 'The Wire' and Bristol based house and bass production duo GotSome

Love Saves The Day also welcomes ManMakeMusic label owner George Fitzgerald to the  Second Stage, alongside the hugely popular Newcastle-based Patrick Topping. Elsewhere festival goers will be able to catch Bristol's very own Julio Bashmore, 'Heart On Fire' singer Indiana and Crazy P, an electronic group renowned for using slinky underground disco, deep electronic throbs, shimmering pop moments. Bristol based club night-turned-label Just Jack will also be hosting their very own stage on Saturday, showcasing Dyed Soundroom, Soundstream, K15 and recent signings Will Martin and John Barera

Other names on Saturday's bill include: Artwork, Bodhi, Christophe, Disciples, Felix Dickinson, Kidnap Kid, Lapsley, Matt 'Jam' Lamont, Rae Morris, Session Victim, Shanti Celeste, Sly One, Tayo, TCTS, Vaults, Waifs & Strays, Work It and Woz.

Sunday 24th May…

Day two of the Festival welcomes New York rapper, singer and songwriter Azealia Banks, who catapulted to fame following her universally popular 2012 hit '212'. Also gracing Sunday's main stage will be American recording artist and one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and mixing Grandmaster Flash, as well as the gorgeous R&B vocals and chilly, metallic production of Kelela

The CRACK Stage will host an impressive array of dance music heavyweights including the diversely eclectic Four Tet, Phantasy label owner and BBC's Radio 6 Mix Resident Erol Alkanand renowned vinyl specialist Floating PointsDaniel Avery will also bring his mind-bending, psychedelic sounds to the stage, alongside the extremely talented Ghost Culture

Rapper and grime artist Skepta will be present on day two of the festival, alongside drum & bass and jungle legend Shy FX. Bristolian Redlight will bring his mixture of house, breakbeats and dubstep to the Trap stage, also joined by the multi-award winning garage DJ EZ and the Black Butter crew's My Nu Leng

Other names on Sunday's bill include: Babyhead, Barely Legal, Champion, Dark Sky, Dazee, Dismantle, Dr. Meaker, Hodge, Joker, Jus Now, Kiko Bun, Klose One, Loyle Carner, New York Transit Authority, Newham Generals, Pinch, Rat King, Stormzy, Typesun and Wiley.


Boat Party lineup unveiled for Croatia’s Unknown Festival

Set to be one the many highlights of Unknown Croatia, the first wave of boat parties have now been announced, featuring an amazing series of collaborations between promoters, labels and DJs. Setting sail daily during the week, the boat parties will be a truly intimate experience with big name artists taking to the decks as revelers party out in the open water. Respected electronic labels and promoters renowned for putting on the best nights will ensure that each boat party hits the water with a line-up of leading and emerging DJs, all ready to provide the soundtrack for the ultimate summer setting.

Taking the helm for the maiden voyage will be Nicola Bear, Tom Grainger and The Straight Up DJs, while that evening will see The Sonic Emporium and The Last Waltz delivering an elcectic mix of house and techno. Festival-goers are invited to board the 20 Years of Kompakt boat party as Michael Mayer and DJ Koze celebrate the legendary record label with a night of German electronica. Phantasy fans will be delighted as the London label will be hosting a boat with head honcho Erol Alkan alongside Daniel Avery and Justin Robertson. Jackmaster is joined by fellow Numbers' founder Spencer for Tweak-a-holic, which faces fierce competition when Jamie xx, Four Tet and Floating Points head out into to water with Wax:On. AME and Dixon will be out in full force as they curate their own boat party with the pair's Innervisions label. With a serious passion for cutting edge, electronic dance music Bugged Out round off the week in true style with Julio Bashmore and Paul Woolford, while John Talabot, Pional and Marc Pinol climb on board for the Hivern boat party. Boat party tickets are available here.

Unknown is the brand new event from the creative minds behind Hideout Festival in Croatia, The Warehouse Project Manchester and Field Day London. Delivering eclectic and cutting-edge live and DJ performances, the debut collaboration promises to be both inspiring and diverse with a line-up that includes The Horrors, Jessie Ware, TEED, Jagwar Ma, Lulu James, Disclosure, Ame, Jamie XX, Richie Hawtin, SBTRKT and many more.

The simple booking system at can facilitate purchases of all accommodation and tickets at the debut Unknown event. This includes many options from camping to five star luxury apartments available on the inclusive site in Rovinj, Croatia, on the serene and undiscovered Adriatic coastline that will soon host a special and memorable week of musical adventures for Unknown.

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20 Years Of Kompakt / Beats In Space / Bugged Out / Ene & Esp / Hivern / Innervisions / Phantasy Boat / Tweak-A-Holic / Wax:On
Ame / Chida / Daniel Avery / Dixon / DJ Kent aka The Blackwoods / DJ Koze / Erol Alkan / Floating Points / Four Tet / Jackmaster / Jaime xx / John Talabot / Julio Bashmore / Justin Robertson / Love Fingers / Michael Mayer / Optimo / Paul Woolford / Pional / Spencer / Tim Sweeney

LIVE: Clean Bandit / Disclosure / Django Django / Dutch Uncles / East India Youth / Factory Floor / Four Tet / Henrik Schwarz / Jagwar Ma / Jessie Ware / John Talabot / Jon Hopkins / Lindstrom / London Grammar / Lulu James / Moderat / The Horrors / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

DJ: Ame / Craig Richards / Cyril Hahn / Daniel Avery / Daniele Baldelli / Death on the Balcony / Dixon / DJ Koze / Erol Alkan / FCL / Floating Points / Geddes / George Fitzgerald / Giles Smith / Jackmaster / James Holden / James Priestley / Jamie XX / Joy Orbison / Julio Bashmore / Justin Robertson / Kerri Chandler / Last Magpie / Maceo Plex / Man Power / Mark E / Mediate / Michael Mayer / Nicola Bear / Nina Kraviz / Oneman / Optimo / Paul Woolford / PBR Streetgang / Prins Thomas / Richy Ahmed / Richie Hawtin / Ryan Elliot / SBTRKT / Scuba / Subb-an / Tale of Us / The Sonic Emporium / Tiga / Tim Sweeney / Todd Terje / Trevor Jackson / Waze & Odyssey
Bad Passion Project / Bill Brewster / Chida / Coyote / Domenic Capello & Harri / Hardway Brothers / Eskimo Twins / Joe Hart / Last Waltz / Lock Tavern DJs / Lovefingers / Mike Jones / People Get Real / Renato / Scott Fraser / Shacklewell Arms DJs / Timothy J Fairplay / The Backwoods AKA DJ Kent / Toby Tobias / Tom Grainger / Youandewan
 + More to be announced

Heavyweight promoters collaborate to bring you Unknown Croatia!

Unknown marries live shows from platinum selling credible artists such as Mercury Music prize nominees Django Django and Brit nominated Jessie Ware, the young duo conquering the horizon Disclosure meet those from underground contemporaries and persistent innovators Four TetActress, Innervisions idol Henrik Schwarz and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, following recent awards from BBC and Time Out for his 2012 album.

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Attendees will stumble across mysterious and bespoke design projects interweaved with the most forward-thinking new music combining an abundance of live acts, band performances and traditional DJ sets.  Unknown has invited DJs with a wealth of house music history such as Kerri Chandler and 2012’s most prominent star, Daniel Avery and his mentor, Erol Alkan, who remains one of the most admired DJs of our time. Patrons of the burgeoning UK bass and nu-house music scene SBTRKTJamie XXJulio BashmoreFloating Points and Joy Orbison illuminate the latest rumblings from the underground electronic music quarry.
Unknown has invited Glaswegian duo Optimo to come armed with their eclectic bag of tricks, the skills of dexterous wizardsJames Holden and DJ Koze plus house maestro Michael Mayer, whose captivating artist album last year on his own Kompakt label set him firmly back in the spotlight. Those chasing dreamy soundscapes and classic sounds will be nourished with Todd Terje, Prins Thomas and Tim Sweeney. With over forty artists from all musical persuasions in the first wave of artists on the bill, Unknown looks set to be an event beyond all proportions.
In addition to the artists, brand partners creating diverse onsite activity at Unknown include longstanding club champions Bugged Out and secretsundaze, flagship imprints including Erol Alkan’s Phantasy, Michael Mayer’s Kompakt, Dixon and Ame with Innervisions and Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels as they reach a decade of releases and Leeds Mono Cult as well as Jukebox and Unit 44.
Set in a stunning purpose-built location in North Croatia, Unknown is set to be unlike any other events in the region, offering cutting-edge music alongside engaging production details courtesy of Mad Ferret productions resulting in a truly unforgettable experience. Early Bird tickets are now on-sale at £99 from
The combined forces of these promoting giants have been responsible for the UK's biggest and most infamous dance music event, The Warehouse Project, London's coolest urban festival, Field Day and one of Croatia's earliest and most talked about events, Hideout, which recently sold out in a record time of under 2 months in its only its third year. Their partnership together for Unknown has been formed with the aim of creating an experience not yet achieved by any other events in Croatia. Providing live music and special performances throughout the day and night as well as exclusive performances in unique locations alongside an assortment of surprises, Unknown dares to step into bold new territory with this new project.
Tom Baker of Field Day says of the collaboration, “I’m really thrilled to be working with Hideout and The Warehouse Project on a brand new event that combines brilliant live bands alongside some of the best and cutting edge DJs in the world, in a setting of glorious sunshine, clear blue skies and wonderful beaches!! What could be better!"

Unknown will be situated in the picturesque town of Rovinj in Northern Croatia, where rolling hills and crystal waters surmount the high-end purpose built Amarin resort. The site is a model setting to host a dream event with secluded forest areas, strung hammocks and secret stages, delivering a wonderland of adventure for the entire week.
Unknown accommodation will be available on Tuesday 19th February with an array of options. The resort includes camping facilities amidst an enchanted forest and forest lodges that overlook the beautiful Adriatic Sea. Two, three and four-star hotel rooms and apartments will also be available just moments from a magnificent Blue Flag beach offering beautiful views of Rovinj’s famous old town. The Unknown site is intimate and facilitated with everything those in attendance could possibly need on their doorstep.
The resort opens from the evening of Sunday 8th September, with the event beginning on Monday 9th September with daytime activities and pre-parties and headline artists performances from 10th. Croatia has experienced an influx of events catered to Europeans through recent years, in which time Hideout has secured a strong place on the horizon. It’s easy to see why it appeals for return trips with guaranteed good weather, stunning outdoor music locations and laidback vibes. Unknown delivers on all these levels and more so promises to be the ultimate way to see out the end of the summer for Croatia in 2013.
NB All accommodation is contained on site and that event tickets are only valid with an accommodation booking.


Actress / Disclosure / Django Django / Four Tet / Henrik Schwarz / Jessie Ware / Lindstrom / Moderat / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Ame / Cyril Hahn / Damian Lazarus / Daniel Avery / Daniel Baldelli / Dixon / DJ Koze / Erol Alkan / Floating Points / Francesca Lombardo / Geddes / Giles Smith / James Holden / James Priestley / Jamie XX / Joy Orbison / Julio Bashmore / Kerri Chandler / Michael Mayer / Optimo / Prins Thomas / Richy Ahmed / Scuba / SBTRKT / Subb-an / Tim Sweeney / Todd Terje

ADE 5 day tickets SOLD OUT and more acts added!

The 2012 edition will welcome more than 3,500 conference and 180,000 festival visitors from around the world, in addition to 800 international artists, who will perform at more than 350 events across 80 venues in the city.

New additions to the festival program

The ADE is traditionally the time of the year at which the internationally vibrant dance scene alights in every corner of Amsterdam. At night, the capital of the Netherlands becomes the scene of the biggest club festival in the world, where at 80 locations and at least 350 different club nights visitors can dance to the most diverse electronic music of all the major names in the genre. New acts added to the ever-growing bill include 2000 and One (NL), Ben Klock (DE), Benga (GB), Christian Smith (SE), David Morales (US), Dennis Ferrer (US), Guerilla Speakers (NL), Jackmaster (GB),  John Dahlbeck (SE), Kabale und Liebe (NL), Laidback Luke (NL), Mathew Jonson (CA),  Oliver Hunteman (DE), Prins Thomas (NO), San Proper (NL) and many others. Here’s just a a small selection of the many festival highlights:

On Wednesday 17th October Josh Wink's Ovum Recordings returns to Chicago Social Club with guests including Steve Bug and Shlomi Aber.  Over at Gashouder there's an Awakenings ADE special with Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim and guests, whilst the MC Theater plays host to Paramount Artists Nina Kraviz, Carl Craig, Agoria and more. Thursday 18th October sees Dutchman Joris Voorn join forces with Derrick May, Deetron and Edwin Oosterwal as Rejected take over Studio 80. Meanwhile it's the Flying Circus 5th Year Anniversary Party at WesterUnie, Ferry Corsten, Chicane and Bassjackers at Undercurrent and over at AIR, It's All Gone Pete Tong with Pete Tong, Damian Lazarus, Shawn Reeves, Ryan Crosson ad Justin Martin. It's awards night on Friday 19th October as the DJ Mag Top 100 Awards Show takes place at Amsterdam Convention Factory. And at venues across the city…Richie Hawtin presents ENTER. at Gashouder, Melkweg welcomes Dave Clarke, Green Velvet, Octave One and friends, it's a Dirty Dutch Exodus at the Ziggo Dome and label showcases by Mobilee, Rush Hour and Defected ensure Friday night is jumpin'.

Saturday 20th October also offers up a wide-range of musical treats, including Cocoon at Convention Factory with a special 4-hour set from Ricardo Villalobos. Meanwhile at Trouw, two musical heroes meet as DJ Harvey and Andrew Weatherall step up at the RA Vs ADE Special and over at Hotel Arena Germany meets France as Tresor and Deeply Rooted House welcome guests including Juan Atkins, Patrice Scott and Mike Huckaby. And this year the party officially continues into Sunday as Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb present Crew Love at Melkweg, secretsundaze and The Secret Agency take over Studio 80, Roger Sanchez presents Strealth at Escape and Dekmantel presents A Night With Jeff Mills. In total, over 800 artists will perform at the 5-day event.

ADE Pro 5-day passes sell out in record time

In seventeen years, the ADE has grown into an extensive and leading platform in which all facets of electronic music culture are discussed. The business part of the event is widely regarded as the most important of its kind and offers a day program at six different locations on a wide range of conferences and networking opportunities that focus on music and technology, VJs & visuals, harder dance styles, new talent and education of students. ADE 5-day conference tickets have sold out in record time once again but there are a limited number of 1-day tickets still available for Friday (19/10) and Saturday (20/10). You can find highlights of the conference program so far on this link.

Music and Bits

We are happy to present a new edition of Music and Bits at this year's Amsterdam Dance Event. Music and Bits is a dedicated conference program within ADE that focuses on trends, business opportunities and the latest developments in the world of online music. The program features some of the most upfront creative and original minds in the entertainment industry. Amongst the conference delegates you will find people from the music industry, entrepreneurs, bloggers, press, developers, hackers and music enthusiasts. Music and Bits takes place on Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 October at De Balie. Guest speakers so far include CASH Music (Maggie Vail, US), Whosampled? (Nadav Poraz, GB), Tastemakerx (Sandro Pugliese, US), Topspin (Ranasighne, US), (Tim Heineke, NL), Songpop (Mathieu Nouzareth, FreshPlanet Inc., US), This is my Jam (Matthew Ogle, US), We Make Awesome (Syd Lawrence, GB) and reps from TurntableFM and

ADE Next

ADE Next, the conference platform for new talent, also returns for 2012, offering a broad program featuring producers and DJs at the top of their game in addition to many of the key managers, agents and industry professionals from around the globe, all eager to share their knowledge and experience. Don't miss the opportunity to see Sander van Doorn and Objekt telling you personally how they produce as both of these (very different) producers will bring their home studio to the conference. There’s also a remix workshop with Marc JB, who’s been on remix duties for the likes of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, P!nk, Ke$ha, Kelis and Katy Perry. Dutch house guy Vato Gonzalez will conduct a masterclass dissecting one of his club hits. And if you feel comfortable enough to face Dave Clarke, the much feared and brutally honest Demolitian Panel is were you should go. Drop your demo in the demo box that’s set up at the registration desk during the conference, and top DJ and producer Dave Clarke will be the judge of it: ‘Although the title of the panel suggests explosive commentary,’ Clarke says, ‘you should see this as an opportunity to get support and great insight into your unsigned music by some of the top professionals in this field.’

ADE Playground

ADE Playground is ADE’s new day program that will spread the ADE vibe to a range of locations in Amsterdam and aims to become the largest pop-up shop in the world! Take part in a range of special events at all kinds of creative hotspots dotted around the city. Roof top terraces, clothing shops, hotels, pubs or even a container building right in the middle of the town…The extensive program includes masterclasses by Akai Professional,Numark, Pioneer and Native Instruments, an SAE Meets BEAT M UP beatmaker session at SAE Studios and an exclusive workshop by Detroit house legend Mike Huckaby, who will explain the possibilities of Native Instruments’ mighty Maschine. For more info on Playground and the ADE Card, follow this link.

The ADE will take place from 17 to 21 October and is organized by Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, an initiative of Buma

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Over 800 artists will perform at ADE this year. Here’s some of the names announced so far:

2000 and One (NL), 2562 (NL), Adam Beyer (SE), Adana Twins (DE), Afrojack (NL), Agoria (FR), Âme (DE), Anja Schneider (DE), Angger Dimas (ID), Bassjackers (NL), Blawan (GB), Boris Werner (NL), Brodinski (FR), Bart Skils (NL), Ben Klock (DE), Ben UFO (GB), Benga (GB), Boemklatsch (NL), Carl Cox (GB), Carl Craig (US), Catz 'N Dogz (PL), Christian Smith (SE), Conforce (NL), Ceephax Acid Crew (GB), Chris Liebing (DE), Christian Varela (ES), Cinnaman (NL), Crookers (IT), Danny Krivit (US), Danny Daze (US), Danny Howells (GB), David Morales (US), Dennis Ferrer (US), Dismantle (GB), Dave Clarke (GB), Deetron (CH), Derrick May (US), DJ Deep (FR), DJ Harvey (US), DJ Sneak (US), DJ T. (DE), DJ+ (NL), Dosem (ES), DVS1 (US), Drumcell (US), Dubfire (US), DVS1 (US), Eats Everything (GB), Ellen Allien (DE), Eric de Man (NL), Fatboy Slim (GB), Ferry Corsten (NL), François K (US), Frankie Knuckles (US), Full Crate (NL), FS Green (NL), Gesaffelstein (FR), Giles Smith (GB), Green Velvet (US), Gui Boratto (BR), Guti (AR), Guy Gerber (IL), Gabriel Ananda (DE), Gomes (NL), Gregor Salto (NL), Guerilla Speakers (NL), Hardwell (NL), Henzel & Disco Nova (NL), Jackmaster (GB), Jameszoo (NL), JazzSteppa (DE), John Dahlbeck (SE), Josh Wink (US), James Priestley (GB), Joe Claussell (US), John Digweed (GB), Joost van Bellen (NL), Joris Voorn (NL), Joseph Capriati (IT), Josh Wink (US), Junkie XL (NL), Kabale und Liebe (NL), Kubus (NL), Kypski (NL),, Karotte (DE), Kevin Saunderson (US), Kölsch (DK), Laidback Luke (NL), Layo & Buschwaka (GB), Legowelt & Xosar (NL), M.A.N.D.Y. (DE), Maarten Mittendorff (NL), Maceo Plex (US), Makam (NL), Marc Romboy (DE), Martin Buttrich (DE), Mauro Picotto (IT), Max Cooper (GB) live, Mathew Jonson (CA), Mathias Kaden (DE), Mauro Picotto, Merdan Taplak (BE), Minilogue (SE), Michel de Hey (NL), Mightyfools (NL), Miss Kittin (FR), Miss Nine (NL), Nervo (AU), Nina Kraviz (RU), Nobody Beats The Drum 333" (NL), Noir (DK), Objekt (DE), Oliver Koletzki (DE), Oliver Huntemann (DE), Pearson Sound (GB), Portico Quartet (GB), Prins Thomas (NO), Palmbomen (NL), Paul van Dyk (DE), Petar Dundov (HR), Pete Tong (GB), Planetary Assault Systems (GB), Presk (NL), Ricardo Villalobos (CL), Richie Hawtin (CA), Rodriguez Jr. (FR), Sander Kleinenberg (NL), Sander van Doorn (NL), Sandwell District (DE), San Proper (NL), Sandrien (NL), Stephan Bodzin (DE), Steve Bug (DE), Seth Troxler (GB), Simian Mobile Disco (GB), Simon Dunmore (US), Sinjin Hawke (ES), Steve Bug (DE), Steve Rachmad (NL), Subb-an, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (NL), Surgeon (GB), Tale of Us (DE), The Advent (GB), The Flexican & Sef (NL), The Magician (BE), Tom Trago (NL), The Glimmers (BE), Yolanda Be Cool (AU), Todd Terry (US), Tommie Sunshine (US).