The London festival has confirmed that following the tragic passing of Keith Flint, The Prodigy will no longer be performing this year. They will be providing an update on the on the replacement in due course.
Phase Three Line-Up:
Saturday (a-z) Big Zuu – Bakermat (Live)- Barely Legal Bit Bird Showcase: Taska Black & Duskus Anti Up: Chris Lorenzo & Chris Lake Coco Cole – Disciples – Distruction Boyz- Jauz Jax Jones b2b Martin Solveig – Nathan Dawe R3HAB – Slushii b2b Ookay – San Holo
Sunday (a-z) Chip – Brockle & Det Experience – Congo Natty & The Rezistance Live Dillinja b2b Benny L – DJ Ron – Kabaka Pyramid – Kings of the Shadows Knife Party – Kyrist b2b Monty – Masicka – My Nu Leng – SASASAS Seani B – Total Science b2b Breakage
+ MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED ACROSS TEN STAGES
London’s leading festival South West Four has just revealed the latest phase of talent set to join the billing at this year’s event. With Clapham Common once again hosting the two-day party across 24thand 25th August, the new additions include Disciples, Martin Solveig, Jax Jones, Jauz, Bakermat Live, Noisia, Knife Party, and many more, who join already announced headliners Martin Garrix, Craig David, Tinie Tempah, Chase & Status and Plan B.
Phase Three sees ‘Bite This’ founder Jauz return to SW4 on Saturday 24th August, after a sell out Printworks show, a day which will also witness the eagerly anticipated performance of London favourites Disciples. The trio – best known for their anthemic hits such as ‘On My Mind’ and Calvin Harris collaboration ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ – have previously hosted their own stage at the event and their return is sure to prove a huge hit with the local faithful. Packing the first day of the 2019 event with an eclectic range of sounds, former Pacha Ibiza resident Martin Solveig will also go b2b with UK chart-topper Jax Jones, with further sets from ‘Pizza’ producers Chris Lake & Chris Lorenzo (aka Anti-Up) and a special live performance from the saxophone-inspired DJ/producer and musician Bakermat.
With Sunday catering for a wealth of more urban and drum & bass tones, legendary electronic duo Knife Party (comprised of Pendulum members Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen), will return to the SW4 stage for what promises to be a typically rapturous performance. Famed for their huge back-catalogue of hits including ‘Internet Friends’ and Swedish House Mafia collaboration ‘Antidote’, the duo will be joined in Clapham on Sunday by Noisia. The Dutch trio made up of Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen and Thijs de Vlieger, will delight the London crowd with their eclectic mix of breakbeat, dubstep and bass – whilst Bristolian pair My Nu Leng and bass collective SASASAS round off the latest additions.
As devoted fans and promoters of British dance music culture, South West Four are devastated by the tragic news of Keith Flint’s passing, and have confirmed that The Prodigy are cancelling all shows. A true rave icon, the festival have expressed their sadness surrounding his death:
“We are devastated, as fans first and foremost, and our hearts go out to Keith’s friends, family and band members at this difficult time.”
DEADMAU5 KNIFE PARTY SUB FOCUS LIVE ALSO JOINING (A-Z) BAKERMAT LIVE JAUZ MARTIN SOLVEIG TCHAMI REDLIGHT WHAT SO NOT VERY SPECIAL GUEST: EXAMPLE + DJ WIRE
DEADMAU5 Back in London for the first time in three years, Sunday 27th August will witness the return of Deadmau5to London at SW4. The initial announcement of this industry leader created an unbelievable buzz across London’s dance music community and every day we get closer, the intrigue intensifies. In recent weeks, the Mau5 has revealed blue prints of the massive production that is set to make an appearance on the Common and is widely regarded as one of the most impressive set-ups in electronic music. Are you ready?
KNIFE PARTY Consisted of two members of SW4 Saturday headliners Pendulum, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen have put their touch of genius to their other hugely successful project; Knife Party. Since their inception in 2011, the domineering duo have been a mainstay on the top of huge festival line ups and have sold out the most prestigious venues across the globe, most notably at the 02 Academy Brixton. Their explosive and high-octane sound have made them favourites in all corners of the globe with fans eagerly anticipating the pair’s return wherever they go! We are absolutely thrilled to welcome one of the most influential acts in dance music to Clapham Common, for the 14th installment of South West Four.
SUB FOCUS LIVE A juggernaut of electronic music, Sub Focus’ constant output of top class productions and performances has meant that he well on his way to world domination! He first debuted his critically acclaimed live show a few years ago and it went onto dominate festival stages all across the globe. He is now back with version 2.0 and you can expect a LARGER, LOUDER and MORE COMPLETE version of this outstanding LIVE set up that cements Sub Focus on the map as one of the most in-demand artists on the planet today! His return to the festival will see him play on the main stage for the very first time, whilst his brand new album is set to take him to another level. We’re hugely excited to be a part of it!
ALSO PERFORMING ON THE SW4 SUNDAY MAIN STAGE (A-Z)
BAKERMAT LIVE Bakermat catapulted himself into the dance music five years ago and he hasn’t looked back since. The Dutch native is from a select breed of artists who have come to the forefront of electronic music in recent years who tap into the more melodic side of house music and have discovered huge success doing so! His recent visit to the capital witnessed two huge back-to-back sell out shows at Electric Brixton as he showcased his Circus party to 3500 revelers in south London! Sunday 27th August will see this hot shot land into the common and perform his LIVE show for the first ever time in London! With an ever growing fan base all across the globe, we are tipping this to be one of the performances of the weekend!
JAUZ When Skrillex officially endorses you, you know you’re doing something right! The past 18 months have been an absolute whirlwind for American producer Jauz who has gone from producing in his bedroom in 2014 to selling out arena tours all across the States. A quick-fire XOYO sell out at the tail end of 2016 demonstrated that the appetite for this whizz kid is clearly rife and his bass-heavy sound has caught the attention of many. Jauz will be making his SW4 debut this summer and with him being tipped for the top, this is an artist you can’t afford to miss!
MARTIN SOLVEIG Parisian house giant Martin Solveig has become a stable-diet on festival main stages around the world and a go-to artist when it comes to getting the party started. Having honed his innate ability to sense the vibe being emitted from the crowd, Solveig never fails to manipulate the dance floor. With this in mind, it will come as no surprise to hear he’s held a five year residency at Ibiza super club Pacha and featured on the biggest lineups on the earth’s most illustrious stages at the world’s most prestigious festivals like Ultra Miami, Electric Daisy Carnival and Tomorrowland. We can’t wait to welcome Martin this summer for his debut appearance at SW4!
TCHAMI Paris is known for breeding the most popular and notable artists on the planet and Tchami is one of its finest. Having formed a close relationship with DJ Snake who took the young producer under his wing, his last visit to London saw a frenzy of fans pack out Electric Brixton for an exhilarating show. He made his SW4 debut last year on the main stage and played a stand-out set when the sun was going down. This has been etched in people’s memories and his return to the main stage will be nothing short of magical!
REDLIGHT Lobster Boy records head honcho Redlight has become a firm favourite at SW4 HQ over recent years. He is part of a group of artists who burst onto the scene in rapid fashion around five years ago and he has kept it consistent since then. The Bristol native has become hot property in Europe with his vast knowledge of the genre allowing him to stand a cut above the rest. Redlight will make his debut on the SW4 main stage and add another milestone to his fledging career!
WHAT SO NOT Australian sensation What So Not is a god amongst men when it comes dance music in the south hemisphere. Worshipped by millions of fans, his soulful and instrumental driven tracks have taken him to the next level. Following in the footsteps of industry leaders such as FLUME, What So Not is in the handful of producers who are on the top of their game. The summer of 2017 will see him make his debut and perform on our huge main stage for the very first time!
VERY SPECIAL GUEST:
EXAMPLE + DJ WIRE Example’s intrinsic lyrical excellence and wonderful ability to seamlessly fuse together a plethora of high-octane genres has led to him becoming a one of the most popular artists in the world. So much so that we had him headline our 10th anniversary in 2013 as he absolutely tore the common to pieces with an incredible performance. Since that jaw-dropping performance, he has been the one of the main talking points within the dance music community with his latest album capturing the imagination of many! Joining him will be DJ Wire who has accompanied Example all around the world with notable shows at Ibiza’s world famous Amnesia! We are hugely excited to welcome Example back to SW4 for what will be a performance to remember!
SW4 SUNDAY TICKETS INCREASE IN PRICE MONDAY 3RD APRIL This Sunday main stage announcement is set to create a frenzy amongst the SW4 faithful. With tickets for the second day of SW4 increasing in price on Monday 3rd April at midday, if you plan to attend the Sunday, we would highly recommend purchasing your tickets imminently!
SW4 SATURDAY SO FAR…
Pendulum [Live] Eric Prydz Sigma [Live] Solomun
plus in alphabetical order:
Andhim Andrea Oliva CamelPhat Camo & Krooked b2b Friction Claptone Congo Natty Dimension Duke Dumont Fabio & Grooverider b2b Marky Goldie vs My Nu Leng Hannah Wants Heartless Crew High Contrast Hype B2B Hazard Julio Bashmore KC Lights Kungs MK Maya Jane Coles vs Heidi MistaJam Netsky (DJ set) Patrick Topping Sam Feldt Live Sasha vs Joris Voorn SASASAS Sonny Fodera vs Low Steppa Taxman b2b Sub Zero Turno b2b Annix Wilkinson [Live] + many more across five stages…
SW4 SUNDAY SO FAR…
Deadmau5 Marco Carola Knife Party Sven Vath Loco Dice Sub Focus Live Example + DJ Wire
plus in alphabetical order:
Andrew Bayer Audion Aka Matthew Dear Live Bakermat Live B-Traits Carl Craig Present Versus Synthesizer Ensemble Chris Lorenzo vs DJ Zinc Cosmic Gate Dusky [Live] Ferry Corsten Gareth Emery Ilan Bluestone Jauz Laidback Luke Markus Schulz presents Dakota Martin Solveig Mar-T Matador [Live] Nicky Romero Pan-Pot Paul Oakenfold Redlight The Martinez Brothers Tchami What So Not
Absolute giants of the scene, Knife Party have bulldozed through the dance music landscape with relative ease in the last few years. Consisted of two members of the iconic group Pendulum, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen have put their touch of genius to this hugely successful project. Since their inception in 2011, the domineering duo have been a mainstay on the top of huge festival line ups and have sold out the most prestigious venues across the globe, most notably a huge sell out show at the 02 Academy Brixton last Halloween. Their explosive and high-octane sound have made them favourites in all corners of the globe with fans eagerly anticipating the pair’s return wherever they go! We are absolutely thrilled to welcome one of the most influential acts in dance music right to Clapham Common, for 14th installment of South West Four.
SATURDAY 26TH AUGUST
PENDULUM (LIVE) ERIC PRYDZ SIGMA LIVE DUKE DUMONT (A-Z) HANNAH WANTS MK MAYA JANE COLES VS HEIDI MISTAJAM PATRICK TOPPING SAM FELDT (LIVE) SONNY FODERA VS LOW STEPPA
SUNDAY 27TH AUGUST
DEADMAU5 KNIFE PARTY – JUST ANNOUNCED MARCO CAROLA (A-Z) DUSKY LIVE GARETH EMERY MATADOR LIVE NICKY ROMERO PAN-POT THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS ZINC VS CHRIS LORENZO
Almost forty acts complete our line-up so far and with many more to be announced across eight stages, we’re confident that this next move will cement our position amongst Europe’s elite even further. As ones to never back down and accept the norm, phase three will continue to build the greatest line-up found anywhere in the UK this summer….
JUST ADDED TO SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST
Having just single-handedly sold out one of Europe’s most iconic venues with almost ten thousand fans losing their minds to his unmistakeable methods at Alexandra Palace, Andy C returns to South West Four in the form of his life. This year he’s back, but on a whole new level as the uncompromising turbine of sound will take to the outdoor main stage to play in total darkness for the very first time.
JOINED BY RAM RECORDS
NETSKY [LIVE] • SUB FOCUS* • WILKINSON*
NOISIA [LIVE] • CAMO & KROOKED*
FULL CYCLE PRESENTS RONI SIZE & DJ KRUST*
FRICTION • RENE LA VICE* • CULTURE SHOCK*
PLUS VERY SPECIAL GUEST:
Responsible for developing drum and bass’ most promising breakthrough talent into the genre’s greatest artists over the years, RAM simply stands in a league of its own. From releasing seminal, timeliness classics to hosting international arenas and residencies, the imprint’s success is second to none. Last year saw them host a stage in one of the festival greatest ever highlights, this year they’re back with even bigger attack as they host one of our gargantuan 10,000 capacity stages.
Hailing from Belgium and firmly marked as one of Europe’s top talents, Netsky [Live] has confirmed South West Four as his only London festival performance of 2016 and will headline the stage. Championing the underground with standout crossover abilities, we’re extremely pleased to announce that Nick Douwma aka Sub Focus will also join this illustrious drum and bass line-up. His relationship with RAM has seen him grow into the global phenomenon he is today and with a reunion on the horizon at SW4, this is huge. Rising from South London, Wilkinson has confirmed that he will return to South West Four for his exclusive homecoming performance on Saturday 27th August. After headlining a RAM NYE 2015 to a sold out Brixton Academy, the demand for his return is unbelievable.
Circus Records founder Flux Pavilion has chosen South West Four as the exclusive date for his the full debut of his mesmerizingly immersive live show. After providing the capital with a ground-breaking performance at Ministry of Sound in Dolby Atmos last weekend, we can officially reveal that he joins us the stage’s very special guest. Mastering an uncompromisingly original and emotional sound, the Dutch trio of Noisia are renowned for their unparalleled technical skill and instantly recognisable techniques and also join us. Camo & Krooked have enjoyed an incredible rise to the top of the ever-changing world of electronic music thanks to their unparalleled inimitable style of fusing boundary-pushing sounds. After proving their position at the top of the scene for over a decade, the Austrian duo return to SW4 for another exclusive date.
After reuniting in celebration of their influential imprint Full Cycle, SW4 is pleased to announce the arrival of a truly timeless act. Joining the RAM stage on Saturday 27th August, we are excited to reveal that Full Cycle presents Roni Size & DJ Krust will arrive exclusively on Clapham Common. Favoured for the chaotic carnage, anarchy and disorder witnessed in his previous Clapham Common displays, it’s easy to understand why we’ve invited one of the most revered names in the game back for more of his bone-shaking beats as Friction also returns. Arguably one of the most exciting talents currently rising out of the RAM Records camp, SW4 is excited to bring Toronto’s Rene La Vice to Clapham Common for the very first time.
Fresh from releasing their debut album ‘Paradise Lost’ on RAM earlier this month, inviting Delta Heavy to join us at SW4 was inevitable. As big fans of their trademark sound at here SW4 HQ, we can’t wait to see what the duo have in store for SW4. Armed with new music and plenty of surprises, there’s no doubt this will be worth the wait! Completing RAM’s onslaught for 2016 is one of its favourite and most talented producers. SW4 please get ready for the return of Culture Shock.
JUST ADDED TO SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST
JAMIE JONES VS JOSEPH CAPRIATI
DANNY TENAGLIA • JOHN DIGWEED
JONAS RATHSMAN • CUARTERO • MAR-T
Undoubtedly one of the biggest bookings of our entire two-day Bank Holiday Weekender, this is one we’ve wanted to shout about for some time. After witnessing the coming together of two of the underground’s most celebrated DJs at DC-10 last summer, we’re pleased to reveal that Jamie Jones vs Joseph Capritai will arrive exclusively at South West Four this summer. Responsible for the greatest Ibizan highlight of 2015, the demand to see Jamie and Joseph back together behind a pair of decks is phenomenal. Each weighing in 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 Danny Tenaglia back for his first performance at the festival in eight years. This will form his first UK show in twelve months, making his return all the more special as he joins us for a rare performance on British soil. No artist has made an impact on SW4 quite like our next addition. Returning for an incredible thirteenth year in a row, Bedrock boss John Digweed has formed in inseparable relationship with South West Four over the years. His parties across South London have become the stuff of legend, with his unrivalled ability to create the most sought-after electronic atmospheres.
After following his progress in recent months and witnessing his back-to-back session with Sasha at Electric Brixton on NYE, we’re extremely pleased to reveal that Jonas Rathsman will make his South West Four debut this summer. Having risen through the ranks of Saved, Desolat and Moon Harbour, Cuartero joins us for his debut SW4 performance this August. Also joining us for the very first time on Bank Holiday Sunday 28th August is Amnesias long-standing resident Mar-T. Another standout Ibiza favourite, the Barcelona-born producer has spent the past twelve months releasing on Get Physical and Mad Tech in addition to 2015’s fantastic remix of Popof’s ‘Going Back’, don’t miss him.
SW4 SATURDAY LINEUP SO FAR
Dizzee Rascal [Live]
DJ EZ ·
Plus in alphabetical order:
Amine Edge & Dance
Armand Van Helden
Boys Noize [Live]
Camo & Krooked
Flux Pavilion [Live]
Full Cycle presents Roni Size & DJ Krust
Rene La Vice
+ MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED ACROSS 4 STAGES
HOSTED BY TOGETHER, RAM, WELCOME TO GORGON CITY AND SW4 LIVE
The award winning Cream is preparing for another momentous summer season as it returns to Amnesia to take over Thursday nights on the white isle for fifteen parties starting 9th June through to 15th September, featuring an array of world class talent, debut performances and legendary residents.
As the longest running UK club brand on the island which celebrates its 21 year residency at Amnesia this year, the global dance heavyweights rarely disappoint and this year is no different as they deliver an A-list roster for the summer. Terrace highlights this year include Fatboy Slim who returns to host his first every residency on the white isle, bringing with him his own patented brand of ‘party acid house’ and general good vibes. 2016 also welcomes an array of Cream Ibiza debuts from some of the most dynamic forces in music today, namely Grammy nominated Diplo, as one half of Major Lazer and Jack Ü there are few artists as versatile or successful at bridging the mainstream and underground. Next up is one of the leading figures in the global EDM scene Dim Mak label boss Steve Aoki , plus a dance duo who have rocketed from an unknown entity to one of the most renowned dance acts in the world…Knife Party! Other acts completing the Terrace line up include Duke, Amine Edge & Dance, DJ Fresh, Mark Knight, Danny Howard, Philip George, Camelphat,W&W, Boys Noize, Jauz, Sander van Doorn, Deorro with still more names to be announced.
Over in the Main Room the talent continues with residencies from Above & Beyond who will also be hosting a series of very special anjunabeats parties featuring big names from their stable, no Cream Ibiza season would be complete without uber resident Paul van Dyk who returns to the helm of the Main room for a series of seven exclusive dates. Other performances not to miss come fromArmin van Buuren who returns to Amnesia after a 5 year hiatus, Aly & Fila, Paul Oakenfold, Andrew Rayel, Cosmic Gate, Eddie Halliewell, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, John O’Callaghan and Markus Schulz to name a few.
Following its overwhelming sell out success last year Cream join forces once again with Float Your Boat to provide the official sunset boat parties every Thursday featuring special guest performances from some of Cream’s big name DJ’s across the summer, for more info go towww.floatyourboatibiza.com.
Essex isn’t the typical location which global-touring DJs and electronic music figureheads Carl Cox, Seth Troxler and Steve Angello are used to playing. Though arguably more familiar with Vegas, Ibiza and European crowds, Upminster-based We Are FSTVL attracts the biggest names in house, techno and on Sunday, EDM.
Now in its third year, We Are FSTVL brings in 30,000 music lovers over its weekend. Think of it as the electronic music equivalent of V Festival. Cleverly targeted at the Essex party-going population, for an extra £40, a VIP ticket allows access to the VIP area – a regular festival feature offering that little bit more; there’s a separate VIP stage (Mark Knight’s Toolroom Records and MK’s Area10 host it respectively), hot tubs, hair salon, glitter and face paint stations and remarkably cleaner toilets, as well as higher viewing platforms back on the main site.
As one of the year’s first proper festivals, Saturday unsurprisingly sold-out in advance, while last remaining Sunday tickets were available on the door. Despite a windy start with grey clouds looming above, the weather stayed dry and summery; rare for a UK festival in late May.
Whilst the generously-sized main stage hosted the likes of Gorgon City and Solomun under sunny skies, Summer Festival Guide found itself at the Used & Abused stage for a great deal of the weekend. Creatively, the industrial design of an aircraft hanger made it seem as though we’d been teleported to an underground club in Europe; fitting for the dark and deep techno acts it showcased. A gargantuan three-hour set from Loco Dice made it near impossible to leave, while Drumcode Records founder Adam Beyer later delivered a set of intense, unrelenting techno. Most notable, its impeccable sound quality, remaining consistent throughout the weekend.
Elsewhere on Saturday’s bill, house sets from Simon Dunmore and Oliver Dollar on the Defected Records stage, and Redlight and Waze & Odyssey in the What Hannah Wants tent, ensured both were permanently filled. Meanwhile, globally-renowned DJ’s Seth Troxler and Carl Cox closed out the opening night on the main stage, respectively, each proving memorable highlights.
Seth’s acidic, techno-heavy set, complete with hypnotic swirling red and black visuals, saw the sun go down, before house music legend Carl Cox took the helm. Opening strongly with Deetron’s piano-house builder ‘Photon’, a sea of mobile phones lit up the night sky. The first person to majorly interact with the crowd, Cox encourages, “Carl Cox is in the house. Who’s ready?” as laser lights scour the audience and confetti explodes from cannons.
The only downside with We Are FSTVL though, is the non-camping policy, meaning that thousands of people need to be transported from the site back to wherever they may be staying. According to social media comments, people were reportedly left for hours on the roadside as shuttle buses and taxis struggled to cope with the number of attendees, though by Sunday this was far less of an issue.
As Sunday morning falls, so does the rain; but luckily only on SFG’s commute to the site. Once on-site, the ground is mostly dry as the sun steadily rears its head. The day’s first highlight comes from Dirtybird boss Claude VonStroke who, rare that he comes to the UK, delivers a crowd-pleasing set on the Paradise stage, dropping his own ‘Make A Cake’, ‘Barrump’ and Jesse Rose-collaboration ‘Bare Mountain’, proving Dirtybird as one of the finest electronic labels around; their forward-thinking, unique sound a clear hit with the Essex punters. Later, another Dirtybird affiliate, J Phlip, goes back-to-back with Huxley over in the VIP village, each dropping bass-heavy productions to a growing crowd.
Back at SFG’s favourite stage, the aircraft hanger, now hosted by Cocoon, Ten Walls and Sven Vath each deliver building techno sets; Sven’s hard-hitting sound complimented by female dancers spread across the stage.
At the complete other end of the electronic music spectrum, the main stage welcomes Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard before Oliver Heldens takes over, delivering an unexpectedly stand-out set. Mixing his own ‘deep house’ tracks ‘Gecko’, ‘This’ and ‘You Know’ with tracks from EDM’s biggest names the young producer’s clearly having a great time as he bopps around and shuffles in front of the DJ decks. It’s like watching a child in a sweet shop. “Let me see your hands Essex”, he shouts excitedly, before closing with an EDM remix of Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do. Unpretentious and heaps of fun, Heldens’ set is a great warm-up for the bombastic sounds of Knife Party.
Older fan –favourites ‘Bonfire’ and ‘Internet Friends’ mix well with a newer track which we are told is “for the UK family”; it sounds somewhat influenced by Major Laser. 15 minutes late, Steve Angello’s set begins with dramatic orchestral sounds and visuals as the former Swedish House Mafia member reveals that he’s travelled all the way from Sweden. Appearing like a silhouette throughout the show because of the strobe lights, he works the crowd with Robin S’ ‘Show Me Love’ and later, new single ‘Children of the Wild’ impresses.
Over in the Paradise tent, the sound parallels as Jamie Jones lays down chunky tech-house rollers by the dozen, whilst Mele’ closes out the Hospitality stage, leaving Shadow Child and DJ S.K.T to continue the party for VIP ticket-holders only in the Area 10 tent.
As We Are FSTVL comes to a close nearing 1am, luckily there’s a London-located after-party being taking the festivities through until 6am Monday!
We Are FSTVL continues to thrive as one of the UK’s best medium-sized festivals, offering a diverse range of electronic music over a usually sunny weekend. Here’s to 2016!
Mysteryland, the world’s longest-running dance festival, today presents the first part of the 2015 line-up. On Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30, festivalgoers will embark on a weekend-long adventure in a world filled with electronic music, art and culture. Just like every other year, the line-up will include a combination of world-famous names and upcoming talent. Crowd-pullers this year include Martin Garrix – whose only festival performance this summer is at Mysteryland – and global stars like Alesso, Apollonia, Art Department, Ben Sims, Chris Liebing, Dave Clarke, Dubfire, Hercules & Love Affair, Jeff Mills, Joris Voorn, Knife Party, Maya Jane Coles, Nicky Romero, Oliver Heldens, Pan-Pot, Porter Robinson, STERAC, Steve Angello, Ten Walls live, The Martinez Brothers, Tiga and Wildstylez. General tickets to Mysteryland, a festival that always sells out, go on sale on Saturday 7 March at 10:00 am CET.
The fans’ wishes ‘We are so happy that we can offer our visitors a two-day program. Not only can they party longer, but most of all, they have more time to explore the wide variety of music, arts and culture on offer. Besides, we are proud that we can give a platform to so many talents, artists and creatives’, according to Duncan Stutterheim, founder of ID&T. The ‘Kunstroute’, an art path in collaboration with the government’s culture program ‘Cultuur & Ondernemen’ and the exposition with the Tropenmuseum are the must-sees of the program, says Stutterheim. Mysteryland’s full program will be announced by the end of March.
Global stars and new talent For two whole days, festivalgoers will dance to performances by both local and international artists. The entire spectrum of electronic music will be on show. In addition to the acts listed above, acts including Frontliner, Noisecontrollers, Ummet Ozcan, Kris Kross, Dillon Francis, Dominik Eulberg & Gabriel Ananda, Firebeatz, Mightyfools, Vinai and ROD will also be taking to the stage. Festival partners such as CLR, Hyte, Beatport and Joris Voorn Presents will be responsible for techno, techhouse and deephouse, while Planet Delsin and Studio 80 will host the Vinyl Only areas, where this vintage music medium will be celebrated with all the honour it deserves. It goes without saying that Q-dance will be present on both days, with highlights including Wildstylez, Frontliner and Psyko Punkz. Kris Kross and Yours Truly will be responsible for the line up at the Heineken Starclub where turntable legend DJ Jazzy Jeff will perform amongst others. Open-minded Amsterdam festival ‘Milkshake’ will be claiming an island of its own with The Mini Madness Milkshake Island, where Hercules & Love Affair will be performing. Other live performances include Netsky, Planetary Assault Systems en Ten Walls.
Building on their winning formula they have delivered the biggest electronic line up you’ll see this year with an array of exclusive performances to boot, 4 Friday headliners, 2 colossal outdoor stages, a 14,000 capacity mega arena never before seen at Creamfields, 22 arenas across the weekend including Cream, Size, All Gone Pete Tong, Mistajam Presents Speakerbox, Pryda, Revealed, Goodgreef and Tidy as well as introducing 7 new arena hosts including Rebel Sound, Paradise, MK Area 10, Fatboy Slim Presents Smile High Club, Armada, ANTS, Nation and Pepsi Max.
With far too many headliners to mention, we’ll let the full line up do the talking.
Tickets on sale 10am Friday 27th February 2015.
CREAMFIELDS UK 2015
FRIDAY 28th AUGUST
REBEL SOUND ARENA
– Chase & Status
– David Rodigan
– Shy FX
Sigma ft. Justyce
Dimension B2B Kove
+ More to be announced
Armin van Buuren
Kill The Buzz
The Martinez Brothers
Mark Jenkyns B2B Russ Yallop
PEPSI MAX ARENA (SILENT DISCO)
+ More to be announced
CREAM HOSPITALITY (SILENT DISCO)
Paul Nunn & James Glover
SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST
Armin van Buuren
John Dahlbäck & Albin Myers (Myback)
The Chemical Brothers
Above & Beyond
It’s about to get Tropical on the North Stage….line up to be announced!
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman
+ more to be announced
ALL GONE PETE TONG
Hot Since 82
Special Guest: Ten Walls (Live)
Maya Jane Coles
Kölsch (DJ Set)
Special Guest: Andrea Oliva
MISTAJAM PRESENTS SPEAKERBOX
Logan Sama B2B Slimzee ft. Riko, Flowdan, P Money & Stormzy
Reading & Leeds Festivals are thrilled to announce The Libertines as the final of this year’s Main Stage headliners! The indie-rockers will bring the good ship Albion to the Festivals this summer, cementing a Reading & Leeds legacy which dates back to 2002.
Rising up through the Festivals’ billing, the legendary troubadours Peter Doherty, Carl Barât, Gary Powell and John Hassall made their Main Stage debut in 2003 and returned in 2004. The band blew the crowds away in 2010 when they famously reunited at the Festivals and now, for the first time, they will take their rightful place as Reading & Leeds headliners. With their long awaited new record in the works, their set will undoubtedly be one of the defining moments of Reading & Leeds 2015.
In an exclusive video message, Peter Doherty said: “
I’ve just woken up and I can’t stop thinking about playing at Reading & Leeds.”
John Hassall said:
"Really excited to be playing Reading and Leeds this year. There is a great vibe in the band and we should be doing some new songs too. So it'll be the best Reading and Leeds ever!”
Gary Powell said:
"We are all extremely happy to be playing Reading and Leeds this year. As Reading and Leeds was the festival that graciously allowed us to perform back in 2010 at our first attempt at reforming, and the audience were amazing in their reception of us, it seems only right that we go back to the scene of the crime and do our best to not only replicate what we did back then – but do better, for the fans and friends we have met along the way. Here’s wishing 'us all' luck come R&L. We’ve all got a lot of work to do!!!!I for one am excited for the challenge and looking forward to seeing everybody!"
Festival boss Melvin Benn comments:
“What a band to announce as our third headliner. The Libertines are part of the Reading & Leeds family and I can’t wait for the boys to walk on to our Main Stages in their rightful place at the top of the bill.
“I’m excited to announce over 50 other phenomenally talented acts today who will bring amazing performances for our fans. I really think we’ve got the ultimate line-up this year. Where else can you see Kendrick Lamar on the same day as Deadmau5 and Years & Years, or Marmozets on the same day as Azealia Banks or Metallica, or All Time Low on the same day as Knife Party or Mumford & Sons!
“It’s almost exactly six months to the Festivals and I already can’t wait until August Bank Holiday weekend.
"Having spent some time reviewing the ticket price and talking to people about it I felt that where we had got to with the day price was too high and once I really examined it decided to go the whole hog and reduce it to £59.50. However, anyone thinking it’s a way to get the weekend including camping cheaper will be disappointed. It will not give access to the campsite as I'm creating new entrances for day ticket holders. It’s still great though for those that don't want to camp."
Over fifty further names are also revealed today, joining artists already announced for the Festivals including Main Stage headliners Mumford & Sons and Metallica, proving that Reading & Leeds is the Festival for true music fans.
On the Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds, pop-punkers All Time Low will return to the Festival for the first time since 2012 with eagerly anticipated new album ‘Future Hearts’ in tow.
Sheffield’s Bring Me The Horizon have established themselves as the UK’s biggest and best metal crossover act, and will follow up their all-conquering sold out Wembley Arena headline show last year with a set immediately before Metallica on the Main Stage on Saturday at Reading / Sunday at Leeds. Their performance at the Festivals this summer is a European exclusive.
Grammy nominated rapper Kendrick Lamar will showcase his unparalleled ability and powerful wordplay in his debut performance at the Festivals, creative indie rock heroes The Maccabees will take the Main Stage and will play some tracks from their forthcoming album, Wakefield rock band and NME Outstanding Contribution to Music Winners The Cribs whose hotly anticipated new album ‘For All My Sisters’ will be released this March.
Panic! At The Disco will bring their incredible grown up pop-rock and infectious hooks back to the Main Stage, along with anthemic rock quintet Lonely The Brave, who return following their hugely successful set in 2014.
Pop Punk’s most exciting new band Neck Deep have set course for Reading & Leeds this summer to demonstrate exactly why they were named ‘Best Newcomer’ at last year’s Kerrang! Awards and West Yorkshire Festival favourites Marmozets will bring their incendiary live set back to Reading & Leeds as they graduate to Main Stage billing.
NME/BBC RADIO 1 STAGE
Following the release of their debut studio album ‘Abandon Ship’ late last year, electronic dance duo Knife Party return to the Festivals this summer for an extra special closing set on the Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds.
American rock band Limp Bizkit and rap prodigy Tyler, The Creator also join the bill, along with Birmingham indie poppers Swim Deep, inventive British art rock band Everything Everything, indie rock quartet Peace and North London production duo Gorgon City.Also revealed today are Math rock legends American Football, Liverpudlian band of the moment Circa Waves, beat-maker and prolificproducer Jamie XX, leftfield pop musicians Glass Animals, emotionally charged Pennsylvania four-piece The Districts and Punk duo Slaves.
BBC RADIO 1 DANCE STAGE
Boy Better Know featuring JME, Skepta, Wiley, Shorty, Solo 45, Maximum, Jammer & Frisco will be headlining the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage on the Sunday at Reading and the Friday at Leeds. Headed up by JME, brother Skepta and Wiley, they are the leading collective in Grime.
Also performing across the weekend are drum & bass duo Camo & Krooked, producer and techno artist Brodinski, Scottish production wizard Hudson Mohawke, mysterious R ’n’ B maestro Ben Kahn and My Nu Leng, who will bring their big bounding beats to the Festival. London based feel-good House duo Toyboy & Robin, New York electric pop duo Cardiknox, geek-step Midlander FTSE, electronic producer Porter Robinson presents his incredible Worlds live show, LA DJ Dillon Francis, and self-proclaimed ‘sad dance’ musician Tourist will also be performing.
THE LOCK UP/PIT STAGE
As one of the most influential pop punk bands of all time, and with a rich history at Reading & Leeds, New Found Glory return to headline The Lock Up on Friday at Reading / Saturday at Leeds. Three-time Grammy nominated titans of metal Mastodon will take top billing on Saturday at Reading / Sunday at Leeds.
Canadian hardcore heavyweights Cancer Bats also join the line-up, along with ex-My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero, who brings his new project FrnkIero Andthe Cellabration. Swedish theatrical metallers Ghost, technical death metal band Gojira and reunited hardcore legends Modern Life Is War will rock the stage across the weekend. Anthemic punkers The Menzingers, Sheffield’s top metal band While She Sleeps, Southampton five piece Bury Tomorrow and rockers Simple Plan are also revealed for the Festival bill.
FESTIVAL REPUBLIC STAGE
All three Festival Republic Stage headliners are revealed in today’s announcement, with a very special set from Django Django closing the stage on Friday at Reading / Saturday at Leeds. Indie rock veterans The Wombats will headline the stage on Saturday at Reading / Sunday at Leeds and fan favourite Frank Turner will bring a special solo set to Reading on Sunday / Leeds on Friday.
Legendary Irish rockers Ash will make a welcome return to Reading & Leeds, building on a rich history with the Festivals dating back to their first performance at Reading in 1995. Having recently announced their new album, their set will be yet another classic performance providing the soundtrack to the summer.
Also performing on the stage will be Canadian indie-pop quintet Alvvays, fast rising rockers Coasts, grunge revivalists Darlia and Australian indie sensation DMA’s. The soaring melodies of Jake Isaac, folky Sydney trio Little May, the socially observant hip-hop/rock of Ratboy, American baroque pop band San Fermin, young South Londoners The Bulletproof Bomb, the soaring rock of We Are The Ocean, irish rock-pop five piece Walking On Cars and Missouri garage punk brothers Radkey make the Festival Republic Stage the one-stop shop for all things on the rise, alongside some of the biggest names in music.
BBC 1XTRA STAGE
Now a well-established feature of Reading & Leeds, the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage will bring the absolute best in urban music across the three days of the Festival. Co-headlining on the Friday at Reading and the Saturday at Leeds are Harlem trap lord A$AP Ferg and hazy Brooklyn hip hop crew Flatbush Zombies, providing an incredible East coast double header of real rap music. Having finally dropped her long awaited debut album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ late last year, Azealia Banks returns to Reading & Leeds for one of her characteristically high octane live sets to headline the 1Xtra Stage on Saturday at Reading and Sunday at Leeds.
With one final headliner still to be revealed for the stage, the tent will host sets from Miami bass turntablist Craze, South London hip hop duo Krept & Konan, grime hero and UK trailblazer Lethal Bizzle and the fresh sounds of Essex rapper Nick Brewer. The line-up grows even further with the addition of genre-blurring urban DJ Oneman and the unique dream-rap of Pell. New York natives Ratking are one of the purest voices of modern underground rap music and this year marks their debut R&L performance alongside MOBO Award ‘Best Grime Act’ and BBC Sound Of runner up Stormzy. Brotherly hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd are also announced today.
Newly announced today:
The Libertines (Headliner)
All Time Low
Boy Better Know
Bring Me The Horizon (European Festival Exclusive)
Camo & Krooked
Frank Turner (solo)
Frnkiero Andthe Cellabration
Krept & Konan
Lonely The Brave
Modern Life Is War
My Nu Leng
New Found Glory
Panic! At the Disco
The Bulletproof Bomb
Toyboy & Robin
Tyler, The Creator
Walking On Cars
We Are The Ocean
While She Sleeps
Metallica (Headliner and UK Festival Exclusive)
Mumford & Sons (Headliner and England & Wales Festival Exclusive)
After last year’s hugely successful three-day run, Wireless will return to London's Finsbury Park for the weekend of 3rd – 5th July to celebrate the festival’s 10th birthday with an incredible line-up and a new name – ‘New Look Wireless’.
Wireless promoter Steve Homer of Live Nation said:
"This year we have an incredible line-up for New Look Wireless. We can’t wait to bring Drake back to the main stage, along with some of the best artists that span the world of Hip-hop, dance, R&B and UK Garage. This is our 10th Birthday and we’re really going to make it one to remember."
Joining Drake as headliners are Avicii and Kendrick Lamar on Saturday and Nicki Minaj and David Guetta on Sunday.
Also on the lineup are:
Labrinth, Nero, Joey Badass, Fuse ODG, Knife Party, Childish Gambino, Gorgon City, Jessie J, Clean Bandit, Wretch 32, Grandmaster Flash, Arrested Development + many more!