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?
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 Department and 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 AlanFitzpatrick 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
Mysteryland today reveals phase two of the line-up for the 2015 edition of the festival. This year Mysteryland adds an extra day, with the multi-day event set to take place on both Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August in Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands. New acts revealed today, include Agoria, A Made Up Sound, AN21, Coone, FS Green, Job Jobse, Joost van Bellen, Joseph Capriati, Laidback Luke, R3hab, Ran-D, Robert Hood, Sandrien, San Proper, Smallpeople, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tommie Sunshine andYoung Marco. These artists join previously announced acts, including Apollonia, Alesso, Chris Liebing, Dave Clarke, Dubfire, Hercules & Love Affair, Jeff Mills, Joris Voorn, Maya Jane Coles, Martin Garrix, Netsky, Nicky Romero, Oliver Heldens, Porter Robinson, STERAC, Steve Angello and Ten Walls. Day tickets, weekend tickets, and camping package deals for Mysteryland, the music, culture & arts festival are now on sale.
'We are very proud that we can offer our visitors so much this year and are looking forward to creating an unforgettable edition with our fans. We will pull out all the stops, you’ve been warned!' says Duncan Stutterheim– ID&T CEO. This year, the program is bigger and more varied than ever.
Global stars and upcoming talent on all stages After performing for two consecutive years at Mysteryland, Martin Garrix will now be the final act on the main stage. On this stage, he will be accompanied by Alesso, Porter Robinson, Laidback Luke, R3hab, Nicky Romero, Oliver Heldens, Nero, Knife Party, Netsky, Jungly By Night. At “Size Matters” in The Big Top, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, An21, Chocolate Puma, and Kryder have been added to the line-up, alongside Steve Angello. Spinnin' Session’s line-up is now complete, with DVBBS, Vinai and Ummet Ozcan starring, amongst others. Wildstylez, Frontliner, Noisecontrollers, Psyko Punkz, Zatox, Ran-D, and Coone will shake the ground beneath the Q-dance stage. More of a techno fan? Chris Liebing, Joris Voorn, Joseph Capriati, Agoria, Tiga & DJ Hell, Maya Jane Coles, Martinez Brothers, Dave Clarke, Robert Hood, Pan-Pot, Dubfire, Ten Walls, Jeff Mills, and ROD have also been confirmed. Fun fact: Ben Sims, Sterac, Interstellar Funk, and Small People will be playing vinyls on the Vinyl only stage. Milkshake will be the final act of Supertoys with Hercules & Love Affair, where Joost van Bellen, Doppelgang, Vic Crezée, and Tommie Sunshine will also perform.
Hailing from Southern France, Amine Edge & Dance have taken the world by storm with their ground-breaking sound which incorporates early house, 80's hip-hop, breakbeats and everything in between. Titled ‘G-House’, this genre has found a home via their revolutionary label CUFF, to which they owe much of their astronomical success. With over twenty artists now signed to the label and a release rate of two EPs per month, the Marseille duo have been spearheading dance music’s latest movement which shows no sign of slowing down. After landing in Ibiza for the first time in 2013, their contagious sound quickly garnered a dedicated fanbase, leading to a weekly night last summer at underground hotspot Sankeys, to which thousands flocked. As big fans of their colossal uprising, we're delighted to welcome them to our outdoor main stage on Saturday 29th August for their hugely anticipated SW4 debut.
Since 2011, Bristolian Dan Pearce aka Eats Everything has been at the forefront of the UK house scene, pushing musical boundaries wherever he goes. Now in 2015, he is one of the most in-demand DJs on the planet. Last year saw Eats present an Edible stage at a UK festival for the first time, as he took control of his own 7000 capacity stage at SW4. With the arena proving such a booming success, we knew we had to get him back to the Common so he could bring it alive once again. With an unquestioned appetite for touring, Eats can be found chomping his way across globe with regular performances at the planet’s most famous clubs. This includes fabric, Panorama Bar, Amnesia and DC-10, as well as festivals such as Coachella, BPM, Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, Exit and Bestival. With his eight hour New Year's Day set at Electric Brixton still fresh in our minds, this will be your only opportunity to see Eats back in South West London this year…
Previously one half of revered Balearic disco duo Aeroplane, our next addition disembarked that flight and boarded his own magical carpet ride in 2010 when The Magician was born. Having just put Europe under his spell with a fifteen date 'Potion’ tour, South West Four is confirmed as the next London date for this hugely in-demand act. With a sound that floats effortlessly between disco, house, funk and soul and as highlighted in his championed 'Magic Tape' mix series, the Belgian-born DJ is one not miss this August.
Our next Saturday act is another we've had our ears on for some time, as we bring Italian-born, Berlin-based duo Mind Against to Clapham Common for their debut SW4 performance. Made up of brothers Allesandro and Federico Fognini, the house and techno purists have a natural connection which is demonstrated even further behind the decks. Signed to the underground powerhouse ‘Life & Death’ imprint, their organic sound has seen them put in standout sessions at Berghain, Watergate, fabric, D-Edge and Cocorico. Don't miss their exclusive appearance on Saturday 29th August.
ADDED TO SW4 SUNDAY…
DIXON · TALE OF US
JOSEPH CAPRIATI · BEN PEARCE
There are very few tastemakers in the world that can be considered in the same league as Berlin's Dixon. Founder of the seminal Innervisions imprint alongside Âme, we have been chasing this superb DJ for many years, however in 2015 we have finally got our man. Dixon’s packed diary represents a vast catalogue of the greatest parties the world has to offer, making his SW4 debut and only London festival performance of the year that extra bit special. 2014 witnessed Dixon enter at #1 in the Resident Advisor Top 100 DJs poll for the second consecutive year, whilst recent label takeovers at BPM and Panorama Bar and upcoming tours of Australia and USA have further reinforced his global dominance. Returning to London after a five month hiatus, we guarantee his first ever SW4 appearance will be worth the wait. London please rise, as we prepare for the arrival of one of the world’s most loved DJs.
Following an incredible performance at SW4 last year, Carmine Conte and Matteo Milleri aka Tale of Us are back for their exclusive London festival play. 2015 has seen the duo take a break from touring to concentrate on their studio output, which means the Life & Death specialists will come to SW4 refreshed and at the very top of their game. Last year Tale of Us played Time Warp (Mannheim, Buenos Aires and New York), Burning Man and Awakenings, as well as continue their relationship with ENTER.Ibiza and Circo Loco at DC-10. Their incredible remix of Caribou's 'I Can't Do Without You', alongside Mano Le Tough, proved to be one of the most popular records of the past twelve months and can be considered a taster of what to expect from their debut album, due for release later this year. Having fought off fierce competition for their services, we are delighted to welcome back one of our favourite acts to destroy SW4 once again.
Recognised as one of the most exciting DJs to emerge through the techno scene in recent years, Joseph Capriati's rise to prominence has been nothing short of relentless. The past twelve months have seen him heighten this further with dates at Amnesia (Ibiza), Berghain (Berlin), fabric (London), Space (Miami), Output (New York), Stereo (Monreal) and Cocorico (Italy). 2015 has seen him step into new territory with the launch of his '100% JC' concept, as well as make time for the studio. A key member of Adam Beyer's Drumcode stable and resident DJ for Marco Carola's Music On, Capriati's presence within the underground scene is as dominant as ever, making his South West Four debut one of the most anticipated this year. Returning to London for the first time since his marathon set at fabric in February, the arrival of the Italian titan is one we are extremely excited about. Don't miss it.
Ever since he emerged to win 'Best Breakthough Producer' at the 2013 DJ Mag 'Best of British' Awards, UK producer Ben Pearce has been on our most wanted list. Two years on and we are pleased to bring him to the festival for the very first time. Last year witnessed the Purp & Soul front man take things to the next level with dates in Ibiza for Together, We Love…, Defected and ANTS, in addition to festival appearances at Hideout, Reading & Leeds and Global Gathering amongst others. Furthermore the launch of his Sextape series, a concept focusing on funk, soul and disco and his new monthly radio show on Rinse FM, illustrates that 2015 will be his best year to date.
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 BBCRadio 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.
SLAM TENT 2015 LINE-UP
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.
T IN THE PARK 2015 LINE-UP
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
Summer techno adventure Sonus Festival reveal Apollonia, Chris Liebing, Dixon, Guti, Joseph Capriati, Luciano, Pan-Pot, Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Väth and tINI as just some of artists set for their third expedition this summer, with many names still to come. Find 10,000 party people from across the globe at Sonus Festival from the 16th-20th August, taking place in hedonistic Croatia hotspot Zcre Beach, all destined for unrivalled party vibes soundtracked by the most respected selectors from international house and techno circuits.
Parisian supergroup Apollonia bring deep-tech sounds to this sun-drenched affair, whilst Barac presents minimal electronica, and Berlin mystery man Binh demonstrates incredible mixing skills. Hot talent Dan Andrei, whose refreshing sound draws influence from hip-hop, soul and funk plays, meeting sets from worldwide favourite Dixon, FUSE head-honcho Enzo Siragusa and eclectic duo Hold Youth keep the crowds dancing, plus emotive maestro Guti plays a special live show.
Techno enthusiasts have lots to look forward to at this years instalment, as the genres powerhouses set the pace; including Joseph Capriati, a pioneer of the current scene and a major voice in shaping future of the sound. After an incredible appearance last year, techno mainstay Chris Liebing returns, plus revered duet Pan-Pot, and Desolat boss Loco Dice all aboard for this summer soiree. Founding fatherSven Väth provides dark blends, whilst innovator Ricardo Villalobos and driving force Richie Hawtin all step up throughout this underground escapade, all intrinsic parts of the techno scenes fabric.
Further promising to provide one unforgettable musical feast, Sonus Festival unites even more global artists, joining the dots between the ever-evolving genres of dance music. Cadenza frontman Luciano brings his signature feel-good energy, with climbing star Mariano Mateljan, and the leading lady of tech-house, tINI all stepping up. Making final additions to this initial release is Slovenian techno heroValentino Kanzyani, topped off with multi-talented producer, DJ and Panorama Bar resident Zip. And this is just the beginning as more names are to be revealed throughout the new year.