Migrating from Southport to the primed-for-dance paradise of Croatia with their seventh edition,Southport Weekender presents SuncéBeat 7 this July 20th – 27th, 2016. The closing crescendo of it’s parent festival in 2015 has set the stage for this latest event on the Croatian shore, with all the credit of a proud legacy from past parties. The Garden Tisno will provide just the sun-washed, beautiful backdrop for the latest SuncéBeat installment – with confirmed names including DJ Jazzy Jeff, Black Coffee, Louie Vega and Derrick Carter.
No stranger to boasting serious bills, the next chapter in the Southport Weekender story may come from the same page, but is a world away in the next centre of dance culture. The Garden Tisno truly is the premier Croatian property, the one and only place to get the lowdown on the locale with nightly access aside to the famous Barbarellas nightclub. The festival itself in it’s coolly uncommon way brings together heritage names bearing the very hallmark of House music. Reflecting the Southport Weekender precedent and striking out strong, SuncéBeat welcomes R&B royalty DJ Jazzy Jeff of Fresh Prince fame atop a top-tier year one.
Exploring all 360 degrees of electronic music from experience, the SuncéBeat team have also booked the highly Soulistic, South African cover star of Mixmag that is Black Coffee, in-house favourite and forever the House Master Louie Vega, Chicago kingpin Derrick Carter and more still. The calling for Chicago goes deeper still with the festival championing – or being championed by – two chiefs of the presidentially approved Chicago’s Chosen Few: Terry Hunter and Mike Dunn. A host of names that could be spoken of in the same breath and enough to leave house-heads breathless follow, with Detroit Swindle,Prosumer, Joey Negro, Henrik Schwarz and Osunlade only the leading line of a stacked and distinct schedule.
Skream says: "I’m extremely proud/excited/over the moon to be able to say I'm hosting a tent at Bestival this year! I’ve been playing at Bestival for the last 4/5 years (I think), and to be able to say I took Skreamizm there, I'll die a happy man!"
Taking it back to the source, Skreamizm is all about ace tunes on fat soundsystems, like it should be. Bringing the unmistakably ecstatic vibes of funky little sweatboxes where the real action is, we’re over the moon that Skreamizm is coming to blow away Bollywood at Bestival on Friday 5th September. Blazing his own trail, Skream, AKA Oliver Jones’, recent Rollercoaster joint smashed disco into the future, so it’s more than fitting that he will be adding his own inimitable style to our Desert Island Disco.
Also adding his not inconsiderable presence to Skreamizm at Bestival is Chicago house leviathan Derrick Carter! Quite simply one of the greats, Derrick Carter’s sets are as edifying as they are electrifying, taking in underground house, soul, jazz and, of course, disco. His own ‘Derrick Carter Does Disco’ sessions have had dancefloor aficionados and those in the know begging for more, so this rare treat, as Derrick joins Skreamizm to dig deep into his crate of disco classics, makes it a total honour for us to welcome him back to Bestival.
Completing the Skreamizm line-up at Bestival will be current UK singles chart number 1, Route94 who has long enjoyed support from Skream, and knows his way around a massive banger or two and long-time Bestival party favourites Horse Meat Disco who will pump pure joy out of the soundsystem and into your bones.
Bringing cutting edge beats, a top of the range lighting spec and the big club atmosphere straight to the heart of the Scottish countryside, Slam 2013 will see the most in-demand DJs and hottest mixing talent take to the decks over 12th – 14th July. Festival organisers DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager have today unveiled a phenomenal line-up curated by world renowned dance powerhouse Slam, and have announced that for the second year running the Slam Tent will open on the Friday night, giving dance fans a whole extra night to party.
From 13th – 16th June, Example & DJ Wire, Madeon Live, Sub Focus Live, Jaguar Skills Live, A-Trak, Lee Foss, Miguel Campbell, Derrick Carter, Benga + Youngman, Andy C,Grandmaster Flash, Mosca, Huxley, Ms Dynamite, MistaJam, Modestep, MK, Wiley Live, Friction, Roses Gabor, Duke Dumont, MONSTA, Gorgon City, Waifs & Strays, Alexis Raphael, DJ EZ and Faith SFX will all be appearing at the unmissable Isle of Wight Festival.
The Isle of Wight Festival Dance Line Up features some of the best artists and DJs around, including headline performances by one of the most sought after remixers in electronic music, A-Trak and the ninja of remix,Jaguar Skills Live on Thursday 13th June. Taking the top slot on Friday 14th June will be Example & DJ Wire alongside French phenomenon Madeon with his incredible live show. Over in the Big Top on Saturday 15th June, London born and bred Sub Focus Live tops the bill
What’s more, throughout the weekend the Silent Disco King will be spinning a spectrum of tracks in The Dance Tent. For tickets to this unforgettable weekend, head to www.isleofwightfestival.com now.
Don’t miss first-class performances at the Isle of Wight Festival by:
THURSDAY 13th JUNE – THE DANCE TENT
Jaguar Skillz Live
FRIDAY 14th JUNE – THE DANCE TENT
Example & DJ Wire
Benga + Youngman
SATURDAY 15th JUNE – THE BIG TOP
Sub Focus Live
Friction / Modestep
SUNDAY 16th JUNE – THE DANCE TENT
Waifs & Strays
At the Isle of Wight Festival 2013, the hottest acts around will be delivering a host of stunning performances throughout the weekend, including unforgettable headline sets from The Stone Roses (UK Festival exclusive),Bon Jovi and The Killers. The much loved Festival will also feature Paul Weller, The Boomtown Rats (UK Festival Exclusive), Emeli Sandé, Jake Bugg, The Script, Bloc Party, Paloma Faith, The Maccabees, Ellie Goulding, plus many more.