Bestival’s Spaceport line-up revealed!

The legendary Port remains missing, its whereabouts unknown but Bestival’s brand new, revolutionary monolith of sound, The Spaceport, is shaping up to be the greatest dance stage ever! Throbbing to an intergalactic soundscape of epic proportions, our seven storey symbol of the future will transmit Bestival’s unique vision of our dancefloor destiny as we unveil the crack squad of space cadets, who will be joining previously announced Spaceport headliners Diplo, Carl Cox, and Fatboy Slim, to blast us into the unknown this coming September on the Isle of Wight. 

Bestival rave-master Rob da Bank says: “Prepare for lift off my futuristic friends, this is going to be the stage of the summer of UK festivals. A dream team of Josie da Bank, our mate Paul Normandale, who’s Bjork and Coldplay’s lighting designer, super set designers Spatial and a host of madcap inventors are building an incredible imaginary Spaceport for you to rave at and take off into The Future. In that rocket will be no less than rave veterans Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Diplo, DJ Yoda and Candi Staton propped up by newbies like DJ Barely Legal and Mele and Monki… The Future is almost here”.

Following an out of this world opening ceremony, we’ll be heading into orbit as we ramp up the rave action with a cavalcade of advanced selectors including Benji B, Destructo, DJ Barely Legal, DJ Yoda, Dub Pistols Soundsystem, Eats Everything, James Zabiela, Kenton Slash Demon, Klose One and Mella Dee. 

And hitting the decks to take us beyond the solar system of sound will be Mount Kimbie, Mumbai Science, Norman Jay MBE, NRG Flash: Monki & Mele, Oneman going back to back with My Nu Leng, Purple Rave Prince Tribute from Heidi, Rob da Bank & Tayo, Riton, Sink The Pink presents No Limits with Candi Staton & Livin’ Joy, Skream and The Heatwave.  

The epicentre of the inevitable and the future of the dance, The Spaceport is where the party’s at. Don’t miss it.

Sydney’s Electric Gardens Festival lineup for January 23rd 2016

This summer Sydney is about to experience something very special… for the first time in many years a new boutique house music festival arrives next to the city centre – an event which aims to change the way you celebrate your Australia Day Weekend.

ELECTRIC GARDENS will premier in the lush surrounds of the city’s famous subtropical Centennial Parklands. It will be a showcase of the biggest international names in dance music on Australia’s most iconic date, with exclusive extended DJ sets from a line-up of global stars.

Our headliners have defined electronic music over the last few decades across the planet, many are institutions in the house music scene and lauded for their legendary performances.This Australia Day Weekend, ELECTRIC GARDENS brings together all these elements to celebrate the pinnacle of summer.
















Check out the positively salacious Main Stage line-up HERE:






The Heavy, James Zabiela and more added to Nozstock 2014 lineup

The Summer Festival has the latest lineup news for this years Nozstock: The Hidden Valley which includes brassy rockers The Heavy, funky renaissance man Craig Charles and gypstep pioneers Molotov Jukebox join DnB heavyweight Friction (ft. Linguistics) on the Nozstock bill. They will be in good company this year as DnB trailblazer and master mixer Andy C will be returning to Nozstock, bringing with him his RAM Records crew for a Saturday Night Takeover of the Cubicles. The highly-regarded TC has also joined the lineup to further fulfill everyone’s DnB needs and tech house behemoth James Zabiela will be headlining the Garden Stage on Saturday night for the first time, which will no doubt be music to many a Nozzer’s ears!

These additions join a glittering lineup that includes hip-hop legend Roots Manuva who will be headlining the Orchard Stage and London dub rockers The Skints, set to go off with a bang on Friday night.

The RAM records Saturday Night Takeover of the Cubicles will be commanded by label head Andy C who will be joined by regular rhymer MC GQ. Support will come from the shining stars of the independent DnB label: energetic ground shakers Calyx & Teebee and A.D, devastating duo DC Breaks, prodigy producer Frankee and RAM legend Ray Rampage

The Garden Stage will see a range of acts entertaining sun drenched dancers from the hybrid reggae/soul band By The Rivers and 10 piece ska band The Stiff Joints through to house DJ and venerable producer Sonny Wharton, as the darkness falls.

The Speakeasy Bordello will also be returning to Nozstock 2014 for all your electro swing desires in an afterhours takeover of the comedy tent. The Twisted Burlesque DJs and the Electric Swing Ballroom will be joined by the eclectic Phat Tony, Hereford’s foremost electro swing DJ Jitterbug, the classic soul and 50s rock’n’roll stylings of Edd Tipton, funk and urban soul maestro Mr Bliss and the decade-spanning mash-up master Sketch.

Entering its 16th year this summer, Nozstock is a family-run festival on a beautiful working farm in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside. The three-day festival offers a broad spectrum of live music, DJs, arts, comedy, workshops, cinema and performance theatre in a sublime setting, flowing from family-friendly by day, to party by night – over various locations across the farm.

Nozstock will take place on the 1st – 3rd August and will take festival-goers back in time to a prehistoric world of creepy creatures and fearsome beasts, as they enter the Jurassic Farm.

Lineup so far announced

Roots Manuva /The Heavy/James Zabiela/The Skints/Molotov Jukebox/Craig Charles/Sonny Wharton/By The Rivers/Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer/The Stiff Joints/Mat Envy/DJ Hampsta/Bwalya/ The Twisted Burlesque DJs/Electric Swing Ballroom/Phat Tony/Jitterbug/Edd Tipton/Mr Bliss/Sketch

Andy C & MC GQ/Friction ft. Linguistics/TC/Calyx & Teebee and A.D/DC Breaks/Jubei/Stealth/Uncle Dugs/Joe Ford/Frankee/Ray Rampage/Amoss/Octo Pi/Despicable Youth/Scope/Koncept/Modify Perspective/Remidy MC/Trafic MC

South West 4 – Tenth Anniversary

Coming off the back of recent headline performances at Timewarp, We Are FSTVL, Ushuaia Ibiza Opening and the IMS Grand Finale, Sven Väth makes his hugely anticipated return to Clapham Common for South West Four’s 10th Anniversary. Such storming sets continue to seal Sven’s legacy as one of the greatest DJs to ever walk the planet. This summer his Cocoon vision will embark on its fourteenth season at Amnesia Ibiza, with guests including Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice and Luciano playing across seventeen roadblock events. Sven is a truly iconic figure within the scene and on Sunday 25th August he will be sharing his godly gifts with the more than worthy South West Four crowd. This will be something very special.

Another internationally renowned DJ making their return to SW4 for the 10th Anniversary is Mr VIVa Warrior himself, Steve Lawler. Held in the highest regard by both his peers and his global spread of fans, Steve has held residencies at many of the world’s greatest clubs including Space Ibiza and The End London. He has also released music on highbrow labels such as Cocoon, Souvenir and Drumcode, as well as his own brain child VIVa MUSic. It’s through this imprint, that he has earned a reputation for breaking new talent. With new names to follow in 2013, as well as another 15 weekly parties from June at Sankeys Ibiza, the summer is set to be another stormer for Steve. With this his fourth South West Four performance, we are thrilled to welcome his pounding tribal beats back for another outrageous session of amazing music.

SAT ARTISTS ANNOUNCED: Eddie Halliwell, Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Aly & Fila, Andy Moor B2B Lange, W&W, Super8 & Tab, Orjan Nilsen, Simon Patterson, Lee Osborne, Gorgon City, Mark Knight, Solomun, Dennis Ferrer, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Cajmere, Tocadisco, Tensnake, Tristan Ingram, Afrojack, Carl Cox & Loco Dice B2B, Marco Carola, Adam Beyer, Guti [Live], Hector, Carl Craig, Laidback Luke, Gareth Emery, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Sander Van Doorn, Armin Van Buuren (UK Festival Exclusive Performance)…

SUN ARTISTS ANNOUNCED: Sven Vath, Steve Lawler, James Zabiela, Scuba, Blond:ish, Blackhall & Bookless, Jesse James & Johnny Bloomfield, Steve Aoki, Erick Morillo, Soul II Soul, Benji B & Deviation Strings, Crazy P [Live], Friction & Friends, Rustie, Bondax, RL Grime, Kove, Knife Party, Groove Armada, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Pete Tong, The 2 Bears, Dusky, Eric Prydz, Boys Noize [Live], Laurent Garnier, John Digweed, Tim Green [Debut Live Show], Example, Andy C, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Todd Edwards & EZ B2B, Dismantle & Roska B2B, Nicky Romero, Baauer…


VENUE: Clapham Common, London

DATES:  Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August 2013


Introducing Electric Castle Festival

ELECTRIC CASTLE represents an idea, concept and event created and planned by BOILER EVENTS, the artistic force behind Boiler Club – Cluj-Napoca’s clubbing scene breakthrough. Boiler is an unconventional place in an unconventional setting, a storage tank for creative music and artists. Placed in the former water injection room in the actual basement of The Paintbrush Factory/Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Boiler is well integrated in a cultural and nonconformist landscape.

Alongside BOOHA.RO, BOOHA COLLEGE, BOOHA BAR, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE we will make sure that this innovative music festival will shake up the way people interact with music.


Outside of Cluj-Napoca, the biggest castle in Transylvania. Formerly known as the Transylvanian Versailles, the Bánffy castle of Bontida is one of the most beautiful historic buildings in the Carpathian basin.

24 acres, 6 buildings: castle, stables, chapel, flour mill;

hundreds of years filled with history: former aristocratic residence, military hospital, drivers’ school, C.A.P. (Agricultural Production Cooperative), children hospital, historical monument, under the Royal House’s auspice.



James Zabiela, Jaguar Skills and more added to Jersey Live Festival

The Dance Arena line up is nearing completion, with Saturday night to be headlined by tech house starlet JAMES ZABIELA whose turntable skills and pioneering use of loops and effects have made him one of the most sought after producer-DJs in the business, with the likes of Royksopp and Ladytron calling upon his remixing services. The legendary Sasha, who signed him to his Excession agency, refers to him as ‘the guv’nor.’ Given the stratospheric trajectory of his career and his superhuman ability on the decks, it’s not hard to see why. 

Jaguar SkillsHe’ll be joined in the Dance Arena on the Saturday by one of the busiest and most influential producers in electronic music, Joshua Harvey, akaHERVE. A mainstay on the UK festival scene in recent years, his sets make for the ultimate rave: with big bass lines aplenty the Jersey Live audience can expect an explosion of electro, dubstep, fidget-house, drum & bass and grime. Having remixed Bloc Party and Calvin Harris amongst innumerous other indie and dance acts, he’s a producer with a big reputation and the talent to back it up. The masked man of mystery JAGUAR SKILLS makes a welcome return to Jersey Live, having performed at the festival in 2010. One of the most exciting scratch and mash-up DJs around, Jag is yet to reveal his true identity to the public, but we’re happy for him to let the music do the talking. 

Since becoming the youngest ever DJs to record a live Essential Mix for Radio One, JAYMO & ANDY GEORGE have gone from strength to strength, regularly co-hosting with the likes of Annie Mac and Zane Lowe and enjoying huge success with their infamous Moda parties, taking place in clubs, warehouses, theatres and even boats across the globe. Their sets are a mash-up of electro, techno, disco and indie, and will be a welcome addition to the Dance Arena bill. Confirmed for the Sunday in the Dance Arena is Ram Records’ much-lauded drum & bass duo DELTA HEAVY. With radio airplay and DJN support from such diverse DJs as Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Andy C and Friction, it’s clear that their cross-over appeal is set to make them ones to watch. Completing the first wave of Dance Arena announcements is FEED ME. Signed to Deadmau5’s Mau5trap label, the British electro-house/dubstep producer has remixed Muse, Chase & Status and Gorillaz, and with a debut album due out this year, he’s set for very big things indeed.

Also joining our second wave of announcements are a number of acts that will be performing on the Main Stage, JT Stage and Tease Stage over the weekend, starting with BBC Sound of 2012-listed indie outfit FRIENDS, described by the Guardian as ‘Brooklyn’s sassiest girl-fronted group” and whose third single ‘Mind Control’ was recently named as Huw Stephens’ Hottest Record in the World on Radio One. Manchester reggae-funk party-starters THE JANICE GRAHAM BAND perform twice over the weekend, and come with the approval of none other than Stone Roses bassist Mani, who describes them as “so unique in an age where it’s so easy to copy what has gone before.” Scottish afrobeat quartet BWANI JUNCTION appear on the JT stage at the festival, after having earned themselves a legion of fans headlining the BBC Introducing Stage at T in the Park in 2011. Their compatriot NINA NESBITT will perform on the Tease Stage, having enjoyed a meteoric rise to become one of the most talked-about new acoustic indie-folk artists of 2012. The precociously talented 17 year-old has collaborated extensively with her other half, Ed Sheeran and is on the cusp of joining him on the British musical A-list. The final artist to be announced is another much talked-about and super-talented youngster JAKE BUGG. Since appearing on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury last year, the 18 year-old singer-songwriter has enjoyed extensive Radio One airplay and been signed to recording giants Universal, and with artists such as Donovan and Johnny Cash influencing his country-tinged folk music, he’s sure to be one of the highlights of this year’s festival.

The festival boasts five stages in total: The Main Stage, where the big guns go head to head; The Dance Arena, which will host some of the world’s hottest DJs and producers. Previous artists have included Calvin Harris, Annie Mac, Mr Oizo and Boys Noize; The Tease Stage is a themed stage featuring a mix of local and international artists, as well as a fancy dress stall (very much recommended to all that visit it) and games galore; The JT Stage hosts an array of local and international artists, and provides a more chilled-out area to recharge your batteries before heading out for more Main Stage action; The Hospitality Stage is available to Hospitality ticket-holders (see below for details) and features exclusive DJ sets throughout the weekend.

With plenty of bars, an entire food village, arts and crafts stalls and its own funfair, yet a capacity of just 10,000 daily, Jersey Live has all the action of a major festival but all the friendliness and intimacy that its boutique status would suggest.

Jersey Live is heading towards a decade of unforgettable parties, and with many more acts to be announced soon, this one might just top the lot.