Eastern Electronics lineup announced for 2016

Undisputed party kings Eastern Electrics have long been known for their mischievous ways, always adding a flavour of fun to their much-loved summer outing, taking place this year on Saturday August 6th. Spicing things up, the Eastern Electrics Festival family have decided to announce the seventy international superstars playing this years extravaganza using the #RevEEal game, where players can bit-by-bit piece together the mega set of artists joining across the eight EE stages by chasing the ‘EE’s around the screen. Undoubtedly the strongest bill to date, players are in for a treat once the code is cracked!

Try it for yourself at www.easternelectrics.com/reveel

For those who can’t hang on, you can check our full line-up here. For the third year running, idyllic Hatfield House will be transformed into a playground for big kids, soundtracked by the hottest names from the worlds of house, techno, garage, bass and disco, plus quite a bit in-between. Main stage is headed up by long-standing EE family member Seth Troxler (remember this video?) who’ll be bringing his classic deep cuts to ravers with a killer headline set. Delicious duo The Martinez Brothers also join, alongside Bristol badman Eats Everything and house heavyweight Hot Since 82. Another long-term EE friend and Hot Creations affiliate Richy Ahmed joins the Main Stage gang, and find Do Not Sleep’s Darius Syrossian spinning, with Art of Dark’s Colin Chiddle rounding off proceedings. 

Everybody’s favourite Croydon boy Oliver Jones aka Skream returns to the Big Top stage for the second year with his Skreamizm crew. All day they’ll mix old-skool to nu-skool sounds from the electronic realms with murky techno explorations with Boddika and Artwork’s 90’s ‘Grain’ alias. The legendary Derrick Carter joins Skream and the gang, expect a bag full of vinyl classics from the Chicago icon. EE regulars Waifs and Strays also bring their seamless selections to Big Top, as well as the man himself. 

Eastern Electrics are chuffed to announce Groove Armada as hosts of the Switchyard, who bring with them an all-star cast of selectors including bumping house duo Waze and Odyssey, Kompact poster-boy Kölsch and Ben Westbeech akaBreach. Expect hi-energy, feel-good sets all round, plus Cynic Music’s Felix Dickinson and classic-revivalist Robert James. Viva Warriors will be flexing their muscles at this years instalment, set for a not-to-miss takeover with the Warrior family including Steve LawlerCassy and wAFF, as well as DenneyDetlef and Ceri set to get deep with the EE crew. 

After incredible scenes last year, EE announce the return of Black Butter Records, who’ll bring the bassier flavours to the EE wonderland. DnB master Shy FX, Rinse FM main man Oneman, and leading lady Monki will all represent with an extended host of yet more solid talent, with MeleBodhiNVOY and newcomers Syv. Ibiza lovers are also in for a treat with an arena hosted by favourite White Isle crew Do Not Sleep, headlined by DNS boss Darius Syrossian, then a packed out bill of Do Not Sleep favourites including Nick CurlyMatthias Tanzmann and Huxley, plus Bones and Kydus.

A real gem of the EE arenas, the Star of Eastern Electrics Pub returns with a host of fun-loving and classic acts playing at the cosy stage, including DJ S.K.T, and garage icons MJ ColeSpoony and Sam Supplier, and a blast from garage past with Artful Dodger. And for those Eastern Electrics ravers after a more VIP experience can discover the myth, the magic and the mystery of Ibiza’s most rock’n’roll hotel at the Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes VIP Village.  Complete with secret sets and devilishly decadent surprises, the pioneering promoters will transport the essence of Pikes and Ibiza to the festival field for the very first time.  

Fairground rides, street food, glitter girls, dress-up tents, hidden forest raves and much more on-site madness takes place in Hatfield House for EE, adding another dimension to the big day out. It’s a chance for ravers to lose themselves in a playground for grown-ups, letting go for a day of debauchery. Since their early warehouse party roots in the noughties, Eastern Electrics have grown into a UK clubbing institution, always known for their sense of fun, and no holds barred attitude to partying. 

Only a 20 minute train journey from Kings Cross, Eastern Electrics is held in the stunning grounds of Hatfield House, Hertfordshire. With such a short joinery time, Eastern Electrics is accessible from all major UK cities, and with price tags for the whole day starting from just £39.50, EE2016 is not one that could, or should be missed. In the coming months Eastern Electrics Festival will also reveal the line-ups for two after-parties, one taking place locally in Hatfield, and one in London. Details to follow.


Main Stage

Seth Troxler * Martinez Brothers * Eats Everything * Hot Since 82 * Richy Ahmed * Darius Syrossian * Colin Chiddle 



Skream * Boddika * Derrick Carter * Grain (Artwork) * Waifs and Strays


Groove Armada

Groove Armada * Waze and Odyssey * Kolsch * Breach * Felix Dickinson * Robert James


Viva Warriors

Steve Lawler * Cassy * wAFF * Denney * Detlef * Ceri


Do Not Sleep

Darius Syrossian * Nick Curly * Matthias Tanzmann * Huxley * Bones * Kydus


Black Butter Records

Shy FX * Oneman * Monki * Mele * Bodhi * NVOY * Syv


Star of EE Pub

DJ S.K.T * MJ Cole * Spoony * Artful Dodger * Sam Supplier


Ibiza Rocks House Presents Pikes VIP Village

An all-star secret line-up to be revealed…

Eastern Electrics Festival reveal acts for 2015 lineup

The UK’s premier underground music event Eastern Electrics Festival is proud to reveal the first phase of headliners for 2015 along with all 8 stages that make up this epic day of electronic music and sunshine revelry. In the coming months, each stage will reveal their own specially curated line-ups in full, showcasing a selection of artists more stellar and eclectic than ever before. Bringing over 50 DJs and live acts to the majestic grounds of Hatfield House plus all the usual glittery high jinks, Eastern Electrics Festival is once again the most unmissable date in the UK festival calendar for the most adventurous and mischievous of house and techno lovers.
On 1st August, 2015 a sizeable chunk of house & techno’s elite will descend on Hatfield House in Hertfordshire for a hedonist day of playtime, music and dancing. As always the festival will have its own branded stage Eastern Electrics providing a focal point for the day and serving up some of the finest selectors on the global circuit.Headlining that stage this year is none other than UK homegrown superstar Jamie Jones, a regular fixture in the illustrious warehouse days of Eastern Electrics and one of the highlights of EE Festival 2012. Jamie Jones, under his varying guises of DJ, producer and label owner is a relentless talent and quite rightly one of the most successful and omnipresent artists in the business. One quarter of Hot Natured and head of the Hot Creations imprint as well as off-shoots Hot Trax and now new sister label Emerald City, Jamie Jones is the pioneering force for funk laced dance music. Joining him on the main stage is Argentinian techno artist Guti, bringing his all conquering live show to the proceedings. A fusion of techno, jazz and his latin roots, the classically trained Guti and Desolat favourite is sure to captivate the crowd.
Skreamism will be taking over the Big Top stage, showcasing a line-up of epic proportions starting with Floorplan (aka Detroit techno god Robert Hood), Hot Creations affiliate Richy Ahmed and of course, Croydon dubstep pioneer Skream, who having embarked on a love affair with house and disco is hotting up those circles with a new album in the pipeline for Crosstown Rebels and some dedicated DJ sets. Over at the Switchyard, everyone’s favourite stage, tINI and the Gang will preside with the queen herself tINI leading the pack. One of Germany’s most highly acclaimed female house and techno artists and a protege of Loco Dice and the Desolat crew, tINI is assembling a particularly special line-up for Eastern Electrics. 
Black Butter Records make their debut at the festival with their own stage, leading topping their bill with UK garage legend DJ EZ. An undisputed party starter ever since his pioneering hey day, a set from EZ generates about as much fun as is commonly decent, get ready to be taken on a nostalgia trip with some extra bang for your buck. Having seen a meteoric rise in recent years, Black Butter Records is the blueprint for future-facing pop infused dance music. Taking a mix of underground sounds and chucking in a blender with stand out vocalists and undeniably hooky cuts, Eastern Electrics is super proud to have them on board for 2015.
Gloria’s stage, situated on the edge of the Electric City will be helmed by Sink The Pink and XOYO and they proudly present the founding father of house music Lil’ Louis as their first headliner. A pinnacle of the Chicago scene from as young as 16 yrs old, Louis In 1977, organised the world’s first “rave” and there’s still no question of his relevance today. From his groundbreaking house records to his crazy energy behind the decks, you couldn’t be in safer hands for a rave up. To round things off in classic style, UK club institution Sankey’s will be joining with a stage headed up by another UK institution, Steve Lawler. From his highly coveted Cream residency at the age of 22 to his countless high-calibre residencies in Ibiza and around the world, Steve Lawler has been a mainstay on the scene since the dawn of the UK house explosion and will no doubt be bringing the heat to Hatfield House.

Eastern Electrics Festival 2014

It was certainly an intriguing decision when cutting-edge electronics festival Eastern Electrics announced a one day event at ‘Hatfield House’. Now in its third year as a festival, it began in 2012 as an unassuming one day affair, which expanded greatly to the behemoth of a three day event in 2013 with an unforgettable line-up boasting a plethora of world class DJs. You’d only assume it would do the same again, considering its vast popularity as one of the most spoken of electronic festival in the UK. But it returned with fewer large names in a quaint yet stunning backdrop of a mansion, reverting to just one day again. But did this take away from the experience? Absolutely not.

Considering a last minute rampage to get cagoules galore in preparation for the rain, it was scorching as we entered the festival and headed straight to the Art of Dark tent for Dyed Soundorom. After taking over Ibiza with DJ outfit Apollonia alongside Shonky and Dan Ghenacia, the Parisian DJ returned alone playing a to crowd that were lapping up the set, putting on an impressive display that most certainly testified the idea that you can’t get people dance at such an early time. The atmosphere within the tent however was an unbearable sweaty pit of sighing bodies that had to relinquish to the outdoors to be able to breathe, which somewhat ruined what could have been an incredible set.

Over in the Rinse FM tent were duo Dense and Pika. After favouring their remix of Paul Woolford’s Erotic Discourse, I was excited to see the gritty and glorious sounds of the techno pair as they played to a somewhat empty tent. But empty or not, they certainly received an energetic reception from those who attended, with songs such as Alden Tyrell  ‘Wurk it’ and Josh Winks ‘Are you there’ solidifying their stance as DJs that certainly the ones to watch at this event. The same tent played host to London DJ Route 94; admittedly, we were only passing through the tent as his set played, but we halted to a stop as the commercially well-known hit ‘My Love’ began to play, and the echoes of a singing crowd erupted into a guilty pleasure performance that we couldn’t seem to stay away from.

It was tINI who was inevitably the highlight of the festival. The characteristic deep blow of her selections were both intense and electric, igniting the crowd to full attention as she commenced tracks such as Cid Inc & Victor Hugo’s ‘Made in Brazil’ and transforming the outdoor Switchyard venue into a sea of adrenaline fuelled fist-pumping. As she unleashed Floorplan’s Never grow old, goosebumps appeared as the crowd were divulged in a euphoric state that only the Desolat master was responsible for. It only took a few years for tINI to make a name for herself, and it only took a few moments for her to create an incredible and unparalleled atmosphere at Eastern Electrics. At a climactic moment in the set, a torrential pouring of rain began, and a huge rampage of waterproof handing out activated; no one left their post, however, and a sea of umbrellas and awkward plastic cagoules continued to dance regardless of the showers falling over us.

What was frustrating about the festival was the queue for drinks tokens; having to wait to purchase non-refundable pieces of card to use as currency, to then wait again for a drink seemed somewhat pointless, and many I spoke to were agitated that they had to waste time doing this instead of seeing the acts they wanted. After a swift wait however, we were back and ready for the exciting duo Serge Santiago and Firas Waez, also known as Waze and Odyssey. They were playing at the Red Bull tent – a gloriously compact outdoor venue that played host to an array of exciting acts that day, including Catching Flies and Ali Love. Waze and Odyssey’s set made for a refreshing change from the deep and bellowing techno that seemed to be echoing throughout the rest of the festival, incorporating faster-paced beats, plenty of energy and a steady fuel of bass incorporated into their distinctive house/garage sound. The atmosphere was further lifted as the smooth elements of jazz began to play as Lil Louis ‘Why’d u fall’ was blasting through the tent, much to the delight of the revelling crowd who seemed truly captivated by the duo.

Onto the main stage, and Canadian techno heroes and headliners Art Department began their extraordinary set to a field of fans ready to be driven into a whirlpool of synth-driven house and techno. Comprising of Johnny White and Kenny Glasgow, the duo’s alias ‘Art Department’ have long established a distinctive and pioneering sound, consistently pushing the boundaries when it comes to their music. It was certainly an incredible experience to finally be able to see the pair in action, as their unique elements seem to captivate the crowd and infuse a sense of energy with the bridging together of each track, which was done so in an artistic way. The final act of the night to close the festival was the soulful house pioneer himself, Kerri Chandler. With an abundant body of work behind him, his renown bass-lines create instant excitement, intrinsically hooking between catchy choruses and impressive kick drums, marking him a true legend and ‘King Kerri’ to some. However, tonight’s set was much mellower from the usually up-beat soul DJ, and although the crowd were content, it failed to consume and amaze like his predecessors had done this day.

Eastern Electrics, although downgrading in size, has still managed to pull of an incredible, memorable and equally exciting display of DJs. I’ve attended all three years of the festival; although it doesn’t compare to last years, the atmosphere, acts and overall experience certainly didn’t fail to impress, and thousands of revellers would absolutely agree with me. 

Steve Lawler, Laura Jones and more set for Eastern Electrics Festival

Eastern Electrics Festival 2014, the UK’s premier underground electronic music event, announces even more names  for Saturday August 2nd for one unforgettable all-day party at Hatfield House. With seven unique stages representing the finest from the UK underground and beyond, Eastern Electrics Festival welcomes Steve Lawler, Laura Jones, Dyed Soundorom, Mano le Tough, Daniel Avery, and Boddika, who join Art Department, Ellen Allien, Kerri Chandler, Route 94, Tania Vulcano and tINI and many more.
Eastern Electrics Festival is set to be the party of the summer, bringing together 10,000 revellers with over 30 international acclaimed artists, and the many adventures that can only be found at Eastern Electrics Festival: expect the usual madness in Electric City, with pillow fights, paint fights, make-up, photo booths and much more; The Star of EE Pub is the on-site watering hole; The Switchyard is built entirely out of shipping containers and promises a wild, raw rave experience; the Igloovision dome returns, with state-of-the-art visuals and production.
The Eastern Electrics outdoor main stage provides a snapshot of house and techno’s cream, with Art Department bringing their low-slung bass-infused house sound, soulful house luminary Kerri Chandler and house adventurer MaxxiSoundsystem. Revered house and techno DJ and remixer Laura Jones joins, and one of the UK’s most influential house music exports Steve Lawler also appears. Plus there’s one more special guest to be announced.

mulletover in The Switchyard presents BPitch Control head Ellen Allien, mulletover’s very own Geddes, and secretsundaze residents Giles Smith and James Priestley, as well as cosmic disco and modern techno innovator Mano Le Tough, and acclaimed house and techno selector tINI. Spearheading the London underground, Rinse is in attendance with the RC1 Soundsystem welcoming UK bass master Boddika, acclaimed ‘Drone Logic’ producer and Rinse regularDaniel Avery, Swamp 81 head and bass experimentalist Loefah, chart-topping Route 94 and rising star Tom Shorterz to the fold, plus there are more to be announced.

Art of Dark joins the party in The Igloovision dome, with Colin Chiddle, Parisian party starter Dyed SoundoromJack & I, Swiss innovator and Villalobos protegé Sonja Moonear and underground force to be reckoned with TaniaVulcano. Wild times come to the fore at Electric City & Red Bull Studio Stage, with acts for this area soon to be announced. Plus cabaret, live performance and The Electric Boo-Dior, and all the fun of the fair.

And there’s so much more – see the full lineup for details.

Eastern Electrics Festival celebrates the very best sounds coming from an electronic music scene that has never been so diverse, exciting or innovative. Born in a warehouse in 2007, Eastern Electrics has grown rapidly into one of the most influential names in UK club culture. Curating a party for 10,000 this summer, Eastern Electrics is a brand that always delivers, and which has broken boundaries in experimental music programming.

Plus, the Eastern Electrics Festival faithful can extend the party with a monster after-party at The Coronet Theatre. More information for that coming soon… Tickets are on sale now, starting at £15.

Lineup / Stages (listed alphabetically)
Eastern Electrics Outdoor Main Stage
Art Department * Kerri Chandler * Laura Jones * Maxxi Soundsystem * Steve Lawler

mulletover in The Switchyard
Ellen Allien * Geddes * Giles Smith * James Priestley * Mano Le Tough * tINI

Rinse with the RC1 Soundsystem
Boddika * Daniel Avery * Loefah * Route 94 * Tom Shorterz * more TBA

Art of Dark in The Igloovision
Colin Chiddle * Dyed Soundorom * Jack & I * Sonja Moonear * Tania Vulcano

Electric City & Red Bull Studio Stage
lineup soon to be announced
Plus cabaret, live performance and The Electric Boo-Dior

The Star of EE Pub
Derek Dahlarge * Mr.Normski * Ralph Lawson * Ryan O Gorman
* Shane Watcha * Two and Eight * Waifs and Strays

KUBICLE hosts VIP – Alice on Acidland
Death on the Balcony * Itchy Rich b2b DB * Johnny Hunter *
Remi Mazet (live) * Toni D * plus special surprise guests

Eastern Electrics announce first batch of artists for 2014

Proponents of a low-slung bass-infused house sound, Art Department join the party, alongside BPitch Control head and creative geniusEllen Allien, and deep house luminary and champion of all things soul Kerri Chandler. Chart-topping house upstart Route 94 is on the bill, as is Tania Vulcano, an underground force to be reckoned with, and acclaimed house and techno selector tINI rounds up The Six – but this is only the beginning; Eastern Electrics Festival is curating a lineup of more than 30 acts, soon to be announced.

And now Eastern Electrics Festival can also reveal the location of its new home, Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Coming to a stately home only 20 minutes outside of London, and only a minute’s walk from Hatfield train station, Eastern Electrics Festival celebrates the very best sounds coming from an electronic music scene that has never been so diverse, exciting or innovative. Providing a majestic setting for an inspirational lineup and rousing party atmosphere, Hatfield House is an impressive backdrop – and a solid home for one of the UK’s most revered electronic music events.

Promoter Rob Star presents the third annual edition of Eastern Electrics Festival this year: “The feedback from the event last year was so good that it made sense to stay in the Hertfordshire countryside, so we decided to relocate to the beautiful Hatfield House. It’s such a great move for us, and comes with the advantage of being right across the road from the train station, so you walk off the train and straight into the festival grounds.

“The new venue also means that we can retain all of the attractions that made last year’s event at Knebworth so special, including the Electric City, the fairground rides, the bespoke stages and our favourite pub the Star of EE. Hatfield House ticks all the boxes for us and we're certain that this will be the first of many Eastern Electrics Festival events here. Welcome to your new EE home!”

Hot Natured Live, Tale Of Us and more set for Eastern Electrics Festival

Known by most for thundering main-stage sets that leave audiences trembling with excitement and exhausted from relentless dancing, Hot Creations have become firm festival favourites in recent years, but the story began nearly a decade ago in dark basements and dusty warehouses of East London. Jamie Jones and Ali Love first performed for Eastern Electrics organisers back in 2005. Five years later Jamie Jones’ infamous collaboration with Seth Troxler and Damian Lazurus at EENYE 2010 remains a point of reference in the history of the escalating underground house scene. Looking to the future, they continue to push boundaries with the launch of new project, Hot Natured LIVE. This audio-visual spectacular sees the distinctive vocal stylings of Ali Love as front-man on lead guitar while Jamie Jones, Lee Foss and Luca C unleash a veritable arsenal of synths, keyboards and pads to a multitude of lasers carving through crowds of uplifted hands. Continuing the alliance from modest beginnings, it is with particular poignancy that Hot Natured LIVE will headline Eastern Electrics Festival main stage on Saturday August 3rd.

With a program that reads more like a catalogue than a line-up, further artists have been announced across the weekend’s festivities. Paco Osuna started smashing dancefloors in his hometown Barcelona, quickly gaining attention from industry leaders with releases on Richie Hawtin’s Plus 8, residency at Ibiza’s Amnesia and place within the inner circle of Sven Vath’s Cocoon. Visionquest’s Shaun Reeves joins Friday’s billing while close consorts Tale Of Us will bring their deep, soulful sounds to Eastern Electrics’ arena on Saturday. Techno rebel Surgeon takes to the stage for LWE and Desolat powerhouse tINI completes Just Jack’s arena. Unstoppable garage-house duo Bicep will take to the main stage early on Friday for eager revelers.

With the UK’s biggest ever house and techno line-up in place, tantalizing details have begun to emerge of the wider festival production. Rumours of an Electric City offering a world of escape including roller disco, maze, dressing-up boudoir and plenty of surprises for those willing to explore. A 24 hour arena with cinema, bars and cafés will provide around the clock reprieve. In addition to the usual festival décor, an electric theme will run throughout the festival with a network of LEDs to beacon party-goers around the site.

Festival Director Rob Star said:

“Having been friends with Jamie and Ali Love for the best part of 10 years and Luca C and Lee Foss more recently, I was so pleased to confirm them as one of the headline acts at our first weekend event. The boys are all incredibly talented musicians and know exactly what it takes to move a dancefloor, as well as how to party! The fact that they have recently sold out 2 shows at Brixton academy, shows just how popular their sound is and I can't wait to see them close the main outdoor stage at Eastern Electrics on the Saturday night.”