The BPM Festival Malta lineup announced

BPM Festival Malta 2020 Lineup

Globally renowned as the definitive underground festival experience, The BPM Festival is returning to claim the Summer 2020 crown with a special edition in Malta this September Taking over the famed Uno Malta complex in the heart of the island between September 11th-13th, the global tour-de-force of celebrated underground dance favourites will set up shop for an unrivalled trip … Read more

Ultra Music Festival announce Resistance lineup for 2017

Ultra Music Festival
The 2017 edition of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL will see its RESISTANCE concept dominate not one, but two huge stages at Bayfront Park as it grows into a festival within the festival. In addition to welcoming back Arcadia Spectacular’s imposing ‘Spider’ structure across all three days of the event, RESISTANCE will now team up with its recently announced global ambassador Carl Cox to take over the Megastructure on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25. Following thirteen consecutive years of ‘Carl Cox & Friends’ inside the vaunted arena, the legend himself now introduces a brand new era as a driving force behind ULTRA’s burgeoning RESISTANCE concept.
 
Having unveiled a select few RESISTANCE performers in its Phase One lineup announcement on November 17 (including the U.S. return of Sasha & John Digweed together for the first time since 2010), the World’s Premier Electronic Music Festival now drops the names of thirty-one RESISTANCE acts set to descend upon Downtown Miami in just a few months time.
 
 
Arcadia’s fire-breathing Spider will welcome house and techno heavyweights including (in alphabetical order) ANNA, Chris Liebing, Dosem, Dubfire, Eats Everything, Hector, Hot Since 82, Jamie Jones, Kölsch, Maceo Plex, The Martinez Brothers, Matador, Matthias Tanzmann, Nic Fanciulli, Reboot, Seth Troxler, Technasia and wAFF. Support comes in the form of Elio Riso, Josefin Rosen and RioTGeaR.
 
As mentioned previously, Carl Cox will helm RESISTANCE’s debut outing in the Megastructure across both Friday and Saturday, where he will be joined by (in alphabetical order) Black Coffee, Joseph Capriati, Marco Carola, The Martinez Brothers, Sasha & John Digweed and Tale of Us, among others. Support comes from B. Traits, Eli & Fur, Jon Rundell and Saeed Younan.
 

Amnesia Ibiza comes to SW4 in 2016

Bank Holiday Sunday 28th August will represents a landmark date in British electronic music history as one of the world’s greatest dance institutions, the seminal Amnesia Ibiza, arrives at a UK festival for the very first time.
 
Taking place on Clapham Common at South West Four 2016, Amnesia will take charge of the festival’s 10,000 capacity indoor arena. The arrival of one of the most important and defining clubs the world has ever seen, signifies one of the most important moments of this summer’s festival season.  
 
“We’ve been waiting a VERY long time to bring the full Amnesia Ibiza experience to a UK festival and we’re very excited about making this a debut none of you will ever forget! We have a great affinity with London and are old friends with the team behind South West Four so it feels like the natural choice for us. We can’t wait to showcase many of our resident DJs and favourite artists at SW4, as well as all the trimmings you have come to expect from Amnesia. If we don’t see you on the White Isle we will see you in August!” Amnesia Ibiza
 
Ranked as one of the most popular clubbing destinations on the planet, the multi-award winning Ibizan superclub has been long established as a mecca of dance music with thousands making the pilgrimage to San Rafael every summer. Boasting an outstanding weekly programme of the greatest parties on the White Isle, coupled with incredible production, there really is no better place to experience electronic music quite like at Amnesia Ibiza.
 
After choosing South West Four for their UK festival debut, the dance music powerhouse will present the unique spirit of Ibiza by bringing the full Amnesia experience exclusively to Clapham Common. Everything from their iconic dancers and uncompromising Co2 cannons will be flown over to ensure that this is delivered in a way never before seen on British soil. To complete their inaugural takeover, a leading cast of extremely special guests have been invited to join us in celebrating this very special showcase. Ranging from legends of the main room to kings of the terrace, this group of esteemed Amnesia ambassadors guarantee to leave us with a catalogue of truly unforgettable memories in of the most important dates in London’s 2016 clubbing calendar.


Hailed as the ‘King of Amnesia’, there is no better man on earth fit to headline their first ever UK outdoor experience than Sven Vath. Having dominated both the main room and terrace through his remarkable Cocoon residency now in its seventeenth year, Mondays at the club have become synonymous with his treasured party. In the past SW4 has seen Sven perform at his very best and 2016 will be no different, as the wax-wielding wizard arrives for his exclusive London festival performance in hugely familiar surroundings.
 
 In addition to Papa Sven we’re extremely excited to showcase the twisted techno alias of Eric Prydz aka Cirez D. Here Eric explores the darker end of the electronic spectrum by joining us as the stage’s very special guest. Last seen in the UK at SW4 in 2011, this will be Cirez D’s first appearance in London in half a decade, making this without doubt one of the most exciting bookings seen at a festival this year. 2016 will see the global icon’s techno-driven sounds shake Clapham Common to its very core as Cirez D looks set to write a new chapter in South West Four’s and Amnesia’s acclaimed history.
 
Undoubtedly one of the biggest bookings of our entire two-day Bank Holiday Weekender, two Ibizan stalwarts will go head-to-head for the first time ever in the UK. After witnessing the coming together of two of the underground’s most celebrated DJs last summer, we’re pleased to reveal that Jamie Jones vs Joseph Capriati will arrive at South West Four this summer in a full UK festival exclusive. Responsible for the greatest Ibizan highlight of 2015 at DC10, the demand to see Jamie and Joseph play back to back is phenomenal. Each at the very top of their game, this is simply unmissable.
 
Considered amongst the true greats of electronic music and ranked within its most influential characters, SW4 is honoured to welcome back Danny Tenaglia for his first performance at the festival in eight years and in another UK festival exclusive. This will form his first show on London soil in over a year, making his return all the more special. Danny’s relationship with Amnesia dates back over twenty years where his sets have become the stuff of legend and joins them in a hugely anticipated return to Clapham Common.
 
Having been heavily involved in Amnesia’s programming over the years and holding an outstanding residency at the club since 1999, Mar-T has become a firm fixture in making the White Isle’s #1 club what it is today. He will arrive for his SW4 debut alongside breakthrough Spanish talent Cuartero who also joins us for the first time following superb sessions at Amnesia throughout last season.

SW4 SATURDAY LINEUP SO FAR…
Rudimental [Live]
Dizzee Rascal [Live]
Knife Party
Andy C
DJ EZ · MK
Plus in alphabetical order:
Amine Edge & Dance
Armand Van Helden
A-Trak
Blonde [Live]
Bondax [Live]
Boys Noize [Live]
CamelPhat
Camo & Krooked
Claptone
Delta Heavy
Disciples
DJ EZ
Flux Pavilion [Live]
Friction
Gorgon City
Kidnap Kid
Klingande [Live]
MistaJam
MK
Nero [Live]
Netsky [Live]
Noisia
Nvoy
Oliver Dollar
Pete Tong
Redlight
Rene La Vice
Roni Size & DJ Krust present Full Cycle
Shadow Child
Sub Focus
Tchami
Wilkinson
Zinc
+ MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED ACROSS 4 STAGES
HOSTED BY TOGETHER, RAM, WELCOME TO GORGON CITY AND SW4 LIVE
 
SW4 SUNDAY LINEUP ANNOUNCED SO FAR…
The Chemical Brothers [Live]
Above & Beyond
Carl Cox
Paul Kalkbrenner
Plus in alphabetical order:
Bakermat
Black Coffee
Booka Shade Live
Cirez D
Cuartero
Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons [Live]
Danny Tenaglia
Davide Squillace
Four Tet
Fritz Kalkbrenner
Guy J
Hunter/Game [Live]
Jamie Jones vs Joseph Capriati
John Digweed
Jonas Rathsman
Lauren Lane
Mar-T
Maribou State (DJ Set)
Maya Jane Coles
Nicole Moudaber
Recondite [Live]
Route 94 vs Secondcity
Sasha
Sister Bliss (Faithless)
Sven Vath
Will Saul
Yotto

The Rainbow Venues’ Festival: Chapter XII Review

When casting my eyes over the Chapter XII line-up, it was a sheer reflection of the inconceivable talent that The Rainbow Venues showcase year after year. The distinct sounds of Dubfire, Jamie Jones, Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice – to name but a few – were to be heard at one of the most dedicated hubs for the electronic scene in the heart of Digbeth, Birmingham, and this line-up was one of the most incredible to date. With a host of stages – from the Warehouse, to the Arena and up to the Rooftop Terrace, this was definitely about to be a day to remember. And my God, it was.

Kicking of the festival season in style, you could definitely tell it wasn’t summer quite yet; a waterfall or rain thwarted a huge crowd of ravers towards their chosen tent, with us heading straight to see a true pioneer of techno, Richie Hawtin, filling the Car Park stage at 4pm. Despite the early time slot, his thumping, minimal set drew in a huge crowd, subtly progressing from one track to the next and cementing his solid reputation as nothing short of a techno king. “Cold weather but amazing warmth and craziness going on inside @rainbowvenues!” he Tweeted post-show – and we couldn’t agree more. It was magnetic, commanding and deep, and set the tone for the day ahead.

The Arena played host to a mighty selection of acts throughout the day; Israeli DJ Guy Gerber played an intense and memorable set to a captivated crowd, the tent literally overflowing with revellers even with Hawtin smashing the Car Park just seconds away. The crowd was well and truly warmed up in time for a less intense, but equally as captivating Sasha playing B2B with Nic Fancuilli, their beats aligned with blasts of cold smoke to a bellowing crowd. The beauty of Chapter XII is that there really is something for everyone; while there was deep house and techno pounding through the majority of stages, the Roof Terrace played host to an array of garage and grime artists, the likes of Redlight, Mak & Pasteman, Mele and Preditah causing one of the best crowd atmospheres seen at the entire event. It was a great escape, and one certainly lapped up and loved by every individual present.

Joseph Capriati has made a name for himself as a prominent figurehead on the techno spectrum. Taking to the Car Park stage, his set –accompanied by a spectacular laser display, flame blasts and smoke screens – was one of the climatic sets of the day, a highlight including an impressive build-up of Marco Faraone’s  Boost; it was one of those moments where you look over at your mate, both raise your hands together in unison, and realise why you absolutely love coming to a festival like this – it was nothing short of being absolutely euphoric. Capriati was a lucky coincidence for us; after heading to see Art Department at the Warehouse but it being too busy for us to enter straight away, we didn’t know if this set would compare. But it brought it back and more – Capriati put on an epic showcase, and one I would highly recommend to anyone looking for some blazing, melodic and rip-roaring techno.

 

Something that was truly an exciting addition to the line-up at Chapter XII was the hybrid audiovisual production by dubfire:live, orchestrating an hour set fusion of music, science and technology in an innovative live show format. It was definitely a treat for the senses – so much to see, so much to hear, just a complete visual and melodic ecstasy. Wanting to see everything we possibly could, we had to leave the spectacle to witness the sights of Jamie Jones; a DJ that should be on everyone’s list to see at least once. His sets just connect with an audience like no other, encouraging dancing, moving, fest-pumping and everything inbetween. Slamming in songs such as Nathan Barato ft Sasha Brown – Talk On, and Whiplash – Ghetto Tears, the crowd was captivated, a wave of fist pumps pulsating through the ocean of ravers like a Mexican wave at a cup final at Wembley.

Now, as someone who has seen Loco Dice multiple times, I know now that each set is destined to be absolutely epic, and a perfect way to end our Chapter XII Journey. The Desolate co-boss was the headlining act for the Arena stage, closing down the party in the most intense and impeccable way imaginable. With an abundance of deep, dark sounds roaring through the crowd, the set diverted between tech house and pure, unadulterated techno, complemented by a powerful spectrum of green laser lights which set the crowd alight. It was epic, perfect, intense and simply fantastic – Dice is an unparalleled genius, and was an epic headliner to end an epic event.

Cementing their platform as a house and techno playground, The Rainbow Venues’ Chapter XII was everything we could have expected. With an Elrow presents: Hot Creations after party for those who wanted to carry on deep into the night (with a line-up just as brilliant as the event itself) Chapter XII is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Even though the rain hammered down, the fists still pumped in the air and the atmosphere remained electric – and we certainly won’t be forgetting it anytime soon. Chapter XIII, anyone? 

Chapter XII Festival: Your guide to headliners, tickets and travel

Saturday, March 26 marks the Midlands’ leading inner-city festival in Birmingham, Chapter XII, taking place at The Rainbow Venues.

The Birmingham based festival will take over a number of unique and industrial areas and will boast more stages than last year’s event, with the launch of new spaces – The Big Top, The Rooftop, The Blackbox and The Arches.

Against the backdrop of Digbeth’s railway arches, Chapter XII will promote innovative stage production, utilising contemporary technology to allow some of the biggest names in house and techno music to perform with spectacular results.

dubfire:live brings a hybrid audiovisual production set-up that has only ever been done in the UK once before. The techno house artist unifies science, technology and music to create an innovative live show with 2D and 3D animation, live audio and lighting.

In The Big Top, Desolat boss Loco Dice, Drumcode’s Italian techno titan Joseph Capriati, live duo Pan Pot, Paradise man Jamie Jones, plus local hero Adam Shelton back to back with Lewis Oxley.

The Arena finds Richie Hawtin playing top of the bill, alongside dubfire:live. Sasha and Nic Fanciulli also set to play back to back. Canadian tech house titan Art Departmenand classic house and techno man Argy, of Bedrock and BPtich Control, also plays.

The Warehouse sees the return of Maya Jane Coles, Rumors boss Guy Gerber, George Fitzgerald, and techno tastemakers Dense & Pika.

Lobster Boy also takeover with Redlight, Preditah, Mella Dee, NYTA, Mele and Mak & Pasteman. Birmingham's favourite house and techno hotspot The Blackbox boasts sets from Trust chief Nick Curly, Drumcode techno star Alan Fitzpatrick and Fuse foudner Enzo Siragusa.

There will also be ‘Chapter 12 by Night’ as the official after party, hosted by the world famous Elrow (Barcelona) which will see the Hot Creations crew return to Birmingham, featuring key acts like Patrick Topping, Infinity Ink LIVE, wAFF and Russ Yallop

WHEN: Saturday, March 26

WHERE: Birmingham, UK

HOW MUCH: from £30

For more information visit website: http://therainbowvenues.co.uk

Croatia’s Hideout Festival 2016 lineup announced

Once again the Island of Pag plays host to the most cutting edge of festivals with grime pioneer Skepta headlining, alongside UKG legend DJ EZ, house stalwart Hannah Wants and breakthrough producers Gorgon City. The inimitable David Rodigan MBE makes a welcome return to Hideout as does BBC Radio 1's Monki and digital soundboy Shy FX, with a host of new acts joining them on the line up. Making their Zrce Beach debut in 2016 will be Stormzy, Preditah, Kurupt FM, My Nu Leng, DJ Hype and many more still to be announced. The festival will also be unveiling a  brand new stage to make room for yet more eclectic and diverse artists. Hosted by the unique and uninhibited Elrow, the new platform ‘Noa' is situated right at the end of the beach, with the dance floor reaching out into the sea. Registered ticket holders are able to purchase tickets from today via the Hideout Festival website and general tickets will be available from 10am on Wednesday 5th November for £139 + BF.

With Hideout having already cemented itself as the definitive European dance music destination thanks to a previous 5 sell-out years, 2016 will see the festival continue to raise its game with artists spanning the full spectrum of electronic music and surprise new additions. 

Hideout's ethos of bringing electronically diverse acts together will come into its own this year, thanks to a roster ranging from the legendary to the up and coming, all set against the beautiful Island of Pag.

This year, Hideout announce their partnership with Barcelona’s legendary Elrow, as they take over the latest venue addition ‘Noa’. Hideout also promises more new offerings for 2016 with exciting plans to vamp up the food, drink, travel and retail elements of the experience too.

Set on Croatia's idyllic Zrce beach Hideout is the number one festival destination for music lovers and adventure lovers alike,  whether it be catching cutting-edge sounds at one of the six beach facing venues, relaxing on the picturesque Island of Pag, or taking in the astounding views whilst aboard one of the infamous boat parties.

Hideout will also be offering a dedicated travel platform to make it even easier for fans to book safely, securely and direct from the festival site itself. Transfers and coach trips will also be available at great value money via the site, making it the cheapest and most reliable way to plan the Hideout experience. 

A firm favourite with electronic music revellers and adventurers alike, 2016 will see Hideout push all boundaries to become the highlight of the festival calendar.

First Line up announced:

Jamie xx
J.E.S.u.S / Jamie Jones / MK
Andy C / DJ EZ / Dusky / Eats Everything
Gorgon City / Hannah Wants / Hot Since 82 / 
Seth Troxler / Skepta / Stormzy 

Bicep / B Traits / David Rodigan MBE / Darius Syrossian / Heidi / Jackmaster / Joy Orbison / Julio Bashmore / Kurupt FM / Patrick Topping / Paul Woolford / Richy Ahmed / Shadow Child / Skream / Steve Lawler

Andhim / Barely Legal / Catz 'N Dogz / Denney / DJ Hype / Doorly / 
Eton Messy DJs / Friend Within / GotSome / Jasper James / Mak & Pasteman / Midland / Monki / My Nu Leng / Oliver Dollar / Preditah  / Sante / Secretsundaze / Special Request / Sidney Charles / Toddla T / wAFF / Zinc

Arkive / Cera Alba / Damian Martez / Grainger / Jack Swift / Last Magpie / Mediate / Mike Jones / Nicola Bear / North Base / People Get Real / Scot Bradford / The Sonic Emporium

Ultra Europe 2015 announce the next wave of artists

Ultra Europe
Ready to descend upon Croatia’s Dalmatian coast this July for ULTRA Europe’s third annual gathering, Hardwell, Dash Berlin, Jamie Jones, Marco Carola, Paul Van Dyk andSolomun can now be added to the already huge list of Phase One headliners, includingAlesso, Armin van Buuren, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Carl Cox, The Chemical Brothers (Live), David Guetta, Knife Party, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Steve Angello, Tiësto andZedd. All of these global superstars and more will be bringing their talents to the colossal Poljud Stadium in Split from July 10-12 at ULTRA Europe’s flagship event.
 
In addition to the colossal Main Stage, the inimitable ‘Resistance’ stage will be making its first appearance in Croatia, following a spectacular debut at Ultra Music Festival Miami in March 2015. Once again co-produced by the UK’s award winning Arcadia Spectacular team (responsible for some of the most groundbreaking stage productions at Glastonbury) the 360-degree immersive ‘Afterburner’ production will play host to some of the most forward thinking artists in electronic music.
 
If that weren’t enough, Ultra favourite Carl Cox will once again be bringing his Carl Cox & Friends arena to the masses in Split, where he’ll be joined by a selection of superstar guests who will be revealed over the coming weeks.
 
Supporting acts announced in the Phase Two lineup include (in alphabetical order) Andrew Rayel, Apollonia, ATB+, Blau, Chaim, DVBBS, Flosstradamus, Galantis, Guy Gerber, Harvard Bass, Hot Since 82, Markus Schulz, Marlo, Nic Fanciulli, Orjan Nilsen, Sasha, The Chainsmokers, Umek and W&W. Offering a plethora of international talent, the biggest electronic music event in Croatian history is living up to its reputation for showcasing the most in-demand talent, providing party-goers with a truly unique experience.
 
Crowned the World’s No.1 DJ in the DJ Mag polls for two consecutive years (2013 & 2014), global superstar Hardwell will be gracing the ULTRA Europe main stage for a third consecutive year. Joined by fellow Dutch megastar Dash Berlin, both will look to secure their reputable legacy as heroes of the EDM scene. Seasoned-veteran and all-round ambassador for global electronic music, Paul Van Dyk will also be showcasing a master craft that he has built up for more than two decades, as he prepares to set one of Europe’s most formidable arenas alight in just two months time.
 
On the other side of the musical spectrum, global ambassador of techno and Ibiza mainstay,Marco Carola, is set to amaze the crowds in Split with his energetic, three-deck mixing, proving once again why he remains as one of the most in demand DJs on the planet. Jamie Jones and Solomun will also be bringing their talents to Croatia in July, proving the diversity of this year’s lineup and its widespread appeal.
 
‘DESTINATION ULTRA’ is a brand new concept that will see the festival expand into a phenomenal seven-day experience. ULTRA Europe’s Official Opening Party, Cocoon,  will officially kick off on Thursday, July 9, at the brand new Giraffe Palm House in Split (the official Ultra Europe After Hours club) with none other than SVEN VÄTH headlining the proceedings. The Cocoon head honcho will also be bringing fellow label mates Christian Burkhardt (LIVE), Maurizio Schmitz and Reach Visuals to a party that will have everyone in attendance whipped into a tech-filled frenzy.
 
A week on from the Opening Party with Väth and his cohorts, the DESTINATION ULTRA Closing PartyResistance, will get underway for the first time on Wednesday, July 15, at the breathtaking Fort George venue on the picturesque island of Vis. Built in 1815, the Fort George site was originally used by the British Army to defend against opposing forces, but in 2015, it will see NIC FANCIULLI and JORIS VOORN taking to the decks in this pristine location to put a fitting end to a perfect week.
 
‘DESTINATION ULTRA’ is offering more choice than ever for its attendees this year with a wealth of other parties and events to attend across the week. With the ULTRA EuropeFestival itself being hosted on July 10-12 and featuring some of the most sought after artists in the world, more than 150,000 fans are expected to witness another slice of history.
 
Following the Festival, ULTRA Europe will launch a one-off Yacht Regatta on July 13 on Zlatni Rat Beach on the Island of Brač, Bol with world famous South African house duo, Goldfish. July 14 will then take the party across to the island of Hvar for the famed third edition of ULTRA Beach, where Fedde Le Grand, Oliver HeldensSunnery James & Ryan Marciano and more will play to over 5,000 people at the Hotel Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort.

Electric Daisy Carnival UK announce the kineticCATHEDRAL stage

Creators and co-producers of Electric Daisy Carnival UK, Insomniac, are giving EDC headliners a special treat this year. For the first time ever, Insomniac will fly in the the awesome kineticCATHEDRAL Stage, modeled after the incredible stage that premiered during EDC Las Vegas in June 2014 to over 400,000 headliners. 

This revamped version stands at 90 feet tall and 240 foot wide, featuring huge 45-foot tall twin owls, with expressive eyes that are illuminated by LED lighting. Twenty multi-coloured lasers on the stage, multiple massive LED screens, and multiple fountains shooting water into the air will wow the crowd, creating the illusion of detailed stained glass windows and displaying the latest in visual design. 

Photo by ALive

It is a spectacular sight, not to be missed, a perfect masterpiece within Insomniac’s phenomenal production portfolio. The twin owls will be flying over the kineticCATHEDRAL stage at Electric Daisy Carnival, July 11th at the Milton Keynes Bowl. 

LINE UP 

Art Department 

Carnage 

Claude VonStroke 

Cosmic Gate 

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike 

Ferry Corsten 

Friction 

Hardwell 

High Contrast ft. MC Wrec 

Ilan Bluestone 

Jamie Jones 

John O’Callaghan 

Jordan Suckley B2B Bryan Kearney 

Kove 

Linguistics 

Marco Carola 

Markus Schulz 

Matrix & Futurebound 

Miguel Campbell 

Mistajam 

Paul van Dyk 

Pendulum (DJ Set) + Verse 

Philip George 

PureNRG Live 

Richy Ahmed 

Robin Schulz

Route 94 

Shy FX ft. Stamina MC 

Sigma 

Simon Patterson 

Steve Aoki 

Sub Focus 

Tiësto 

Visionquest 

wAFF 

Will Aktinson 

Electric Daisy Carnival returns for its third year to the UK in 2015

Today the world-famous dance music festival Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) announced that, for the third year in a row, it will return to the UK on Saturday 11 July, 2015.

A legendary venue, Milton Keynes Bowl provides the perfect setting for EDC UK, while the brightest stars in dance music will light up four breathtaking stages/arenas, each possessing their own unique vibe.  DJs will converge from the four corners of the world to celebrate the enduringly popular genre of techno at neonGARDEN, keeping it deep and dark from dawn to dusk. kineticFIELD presents an exciting mix of big arena electro-house artists, and circuitGROUNDS brings a seminal lineup of drum & bass pioneers who have progressively deconstructed the genre into the cutting-edge sounds and subgenres of today. At cosmicMEADOW, a stellar array of favorites has been assembled to transport Headliners straight to the stratosphere.

LINEUP SO FAR: Critically acclaimed Art Department is deep, dark and minimal. Los Angeles-based Carnage deftly fuses electro, hip-hop, pop and trap into an intoxicating brew that’s dirty, defiant, and diverse. Detroit-born Claude VonStroke, owner of Dirtybird Records and now living the life in Venice Beach, remixes everyone from Kenny Larkin to London Grammar. Cosmic Gate feed off one another’s turntable creativity to whip up a frenzied digital supernova. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have enjoyed a continuously upward trajectory from celebrated DJs to dominating figures in the electronic music industry. Dutch legend Ferry Corsten coaxes maximum emotional impact from his records, ensuring his place at the top of the electronic music Hall of Fame. Showing his masterful skills behind the decks, BBC Radio 1’s very own Friction will be mesmerizing Headliners on four decks with unreleased cuts. Dutch DJ and producer Hardwell won the DJ Mag Top 100 poll for the last two years. High Contrast will be joined by MC Wrec and Ilan Bluestone.

Jamie Jones, leader of the new sound of house, is renowned for his pioneering music, his cross-genre band Hot Natured, his groundbreaking Hot Creations label, and his world-famous event series, Paradise. In less than a decade, he has catapulted himself to stardom by shattering genres and breaking out of the confines of minimal techno. Jamie’s revolutionary sound is an instrumental part of his success, being both artistically innovative, yet easily accessible. Also appearing will be John O’Callaghan, Jordan Suckley B2B Bryan Kearney, Kove and Linguistics—as well as Marco Carola, widely regarded as one of techno’s true pioneers. From his stellar Ibiza residency each summer to his shows across the world, Carola and his Music On parties and record label have become synonymous with cutting-edge music. Markus Schulz is a regular at EDC events around the world and known affectionately by his fans as “the Unicorn Slayer.” 

Matrix & Futurebound have defined a whole new era in drum & bass via their skillful fusion of epic, melodic soundscapes with heavyweight dancefloor production and original vocals. Rising star Miguel Campbell and BBC Radio 1’s Mistajam will be in attendance. The debonair Paul van Dyk—German DJ, musician, producer, Grammy winner and torch-bearer for the scene—had the longest unbroken run at #1 in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, was the first DJ ever to be voted as #1 in Mixmag, and boasts remix and production credits for the likes of U2, Depeche Mode and New Order.

This festival lineup wouldn’t be complete without drum & bass kingpins Pendulum (DJ set) with Verse. Raw and controversial, with momentous killer beats, they are not to be missed. One of the UK’s hottest new talents, Philip George, had the biggest breakout record of 2014 with “Wish You Were Mine.” PureNRG Live and Richy Ahmed will be performing live. Route 94 has quietly yet forcefully established himself as a distinctive young figure in the house music scene. For his latest album project, Cornerstone, Shy FX revisits old-school studio techniques and collaborates with a mouthwatering lineup of special guests. Drum & bass duo Sigma need little introduction; from early releases on labels such as Hospital and Viper Recordings, they have cemented themselves as an integral part of the scene. Steve Aoki head label Dim Mak, and Simon Patterson is a star of UK electro house. Sub Focus’ single releases span a plethora of electronic genres, from drum & bass and dubstep to house music and beyond. One of Holland’s most prized exports, DJ and producer Tiësto is a Grammy nominee and multiple winner of the celebrated DJ Mag poll. His legendary progressive electro house sound—along with his uncanny ability to read a crowd’s energy—makes him a perfect deck magician. Visionquest, wAFF and Will Aktinson round out the lineup, with more to be announced.  

EVENT INFO

Electric Daisy Carnival UK 

Date: Saturday 11 July 2015 

Venue: The Milton Keynes National Bowl, Watling Street, Milton Keynes, MK5 8AA

Doors: Midday–11pm

Age Restrictions: The event is strictly 18+ (valid Photo ID is required) 

LINEUP 

Art Department 

Carnage 

Claude VonStroke 

Cosmic Gate 

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike 

Ferry Corsten 

Friction 

Hardwell 

High Contrast ft. MC Wrec 

Ilan Bluestone 

Jamie Jones 

John O’Callaghan 

Jordan Suckley B2B Bryan Kearney 

Kove 

Linguistics 

Marco Carola 

Markus Schulz 

Matrix & Futurebound 

Miguel Campbell 

Mistajam 

Paul van Dyk 

Pendulum (DJ Set) + Verse 

Philip George 

PureNRG Live 

Richy Ahmed 

Route 94 

Shy FX ft. Stamina MC 

Sigma 

Simon Patterson 

Steve Aoki 

Sub Focus 

Tiësto 

Visionquest 

wAFF 

Will Aktinson 

+ more to be announced 

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.