Asia’s biggest dance music festival Sunburn Goa has announced the first phase of its 2014 line-up, showcasing a selection of the world’s best dance music acts. Returning to Vagator Goa on 27th, 28th and 29th of December the line-up will feature the likes of Knife Party, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Sasha, Sander Van Doorn, Krewella, Makj, Paul Oakenfold, Baauer & many more in what is set to be another spectacular festival of music.
With an exotic climate, stunning shorelines and affordable prices, Goa has become one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, not only boasting an incredibly vibrant culture, but also a deep-rooted heritage in electronic music that saw Goa Trance become a globally recognised movement in the late 80s. Continuing this long tradition and rising from the ashes of Goa Trance, Sunburn are pushing boundaries to write the next chapter in Goa’s illustrious history – as Swedish House Mafia member Axwell puts it: "When I play for money I play Vegas, when I play for holidays I play Miami, when I play for love I play India”.
Successfully attracting crowds of well over 160,000 from across the globe, Sunburn has also forged a reputation for its cutting edge music programming, with the likes of Hardwell, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia and Tiësto all participating in recent years and its 2014 edition will play host to over 150 artists across eight stages.
Kicking off this year’s line-up are Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, the Belgian brotherly duo that have taken the EDM world by storm by recently scooping the no. 2 spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs 2014 poll. After exploding on the scene two years ago, they have consistently commanded audiences of over 20,000 at recent gigs and are sure to deliver an earth shattering set at this year’s festival. Heralded Australian duo Knife Party are also sure to delight fans with new material from their forthcoming album ‘Abandon Ship’ when they grace the stage at Sunburn, especially having developed an exciting new audio-visual performance set up that has helped them remain one of the most sought after dance music acts in the world.
Electronic music pioneer and long-time dance icon Sasha is also in line to perform at Sunburn 2014 alongside Dutch trance legend Sander van Doorn – an artist who recently joined up with Martin Garrix and DVBBS on international chart hit ‘Gold Skies’. – whilst British club icon Paul Oakenfold is next to be unveiled, fresh off the back of releasing commemorative album ‘Trance Mission’ earlier this year.
Long-time house music favourite Michael Woods will return to Goa for 2014, after previously playing Sunburn Festival in 2011, as well as 2012’s massive ‘Hangover Tour’ that took in dates across India, whilst Berlin native Oliver Dollar is also set to bring his contemporary brand of deep house to the three-day festival, after recent single ‘Pushing On’ became one of the summer anthems of 2014. US singer-songwriter Matthew Koma is another to watch this year, after lending his dynamic vocals to a number of Top 40 dance records from the likes of Zedd, Nicky Romero, Fedde le Grande, Hardwell and Tiesto over the last two years.
Electro sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf of Krewella are to bring their epic live show to Goa too, blending electro-house, dubstep, drum & bass and progressive house, whilst rising star MAKJ, fresh off the back of holding down a lengthy Las Vegas residency, has announced he will make his Sunburn debut in 2014. Notable Dutch duo DubVision also promise to deliver a high-octane performance of their own, whilst Australian duo New World Sound, still riding high off the success of breakthrough anthem ‘Flutes’, are guaranteed to get the Sunburn party started.
Teen sensation Danny Avila is another hotly tipped star to join the line-up after first coming to the world’s attention following his Vicious Magazine ‘Best Newcomer DJ’ accolade in 2011 – an award he won aged just 16. Like Avila, LA native Paris Blohm has received massive support from the wider clubbing elite having caught the attention of the likes of Tiesto, Hardwell, and Sander Van Doorn, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, revered party starters Deniz Koyu, Far Too Loud and Baauer, producer of viral hit ‘Harlem Shake’, are both sure to bring their own signature brands of club energy to Goa.
Rounding off this blistering line up is a selection of India’s burgeoning young talent, with Anish Sood, Algorythm, Delhi Sultante X Begum x (Live), Dualist Inquiry Band (Live), Joshi, EZ Riser, Shaan, Reggae Rajahs and many more contributing. Sunburn revelers can also expect to find a dedicated ‘Sunburn Goa’ psy-trance stage at this year’s festival, with a whole host of activities at their disposal such as stunt biking, zorbing, volleyball and bungee jumping, with more adrenaline-fuelled surprises in store.
As plans gain momentum, Sunburn Goa 2014 is shaping up to be the festival’s biggest year to date. With the first two phases of early bird tickets selling out in a matter of hours and another phase of artists soon to be announced, this year’s Sunburn looks set to firmly establish India as a major player in global dance culture.
We are pretty excited here at the Summer Festival Guide HQ to let you know about the Global Gathering lineup announcement for 2014.
This years award winning festival will bring some of the biggest electronic music artists to Long Marston Airfield in Stratford Upon Avon for a massive weekend of music!
The Prodigy, Chase & Status, David Guetta and one more headliner to be announced will be headlining this years festival and they will be joined by the likes of soulful chart topper Katy B, Alesso, Knife Party, BBC Radio 1's Pete Tong, Eric Prydz and Jamie Jones just to name a few!
See the full press release below:
With the festival’s most diverse and eclectic line-up to date, GlobalGathering 2014 will see performances from dance music royalty The Prodigy, drum and bass masters Chase & Status and soulful chart-topper Katy B, as well as global dance music stars David Guetta making his UK dance festival exclusive, Alesso, Knife Party, Pete Tong, Eric Prydz and Jamie Jones. Leaders of the underground will also be showcased with the likes of Eats Everything, Dixon, The Martinez Brothers, Yousef, Maya JaneColes, MK, Hot Since 82, and Darius Syrossian also gracing the bill.
Headlining the main stage arena and returning to GlobalGathering for the first time since 2009 are dance music pioneers and living legends The Prodigy. The dynamic trio will show their legions of fans why they have been at the forefront of the underground scene for over two decades. Premier drum & bass pairing Chase & Status, who will be performing their much-hyped live show, in what is guaranteed to be an explosive and memorable performance. Album chart-topper and first lady of Rinse, Katy B, will also be showcasing her live fusion of garage beats and soulful melodies. Also sharing the main stage bill, will be BBC Radio 1 host Annie Mac, who will bring with her a selection of fresh cuts and the kind of party vibes that she has become synonymous for the world over. EDM duo Knife Party also make an explosive return to Long Marston Airfield to make their debut on the main stage.
Chase & Status commented: “We're really looking forward to bringing the live show back to GlobalGathering this summer, we always see scenes of carnage from the crowds at Global and we're sure that this year will be no different.”
After the success of its debut last year, BBC Radio 1Xtra returns to GlobalGathering to host its own arena. Confirmed to headline will be Sub Focus, armed with his inimitable live show and unique hybrid of drum and bass and dubstep, with Belgian drum and bass super star Netsky also set to bring his acclaimed live show. The UK’s biggest breakthrough act of 2014 Gorgon City are also confirmed as is GlobalGathering regular and 1Xtra radio presenter Mistajam. Other highlights include UK hip-hop duo Krept & Konan, Fuse ODG and All About She.
BBC Radio 1 will be presenting their world-famous Essential Mix LIVE arena and for the first time will be playing host to b2b sets from the dance music elite. Headlining will be one of the world’s most in demand underground DJs Eric Prydz. In what is guaranteed to be a festival highlight, dance music pioneer and Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong will be going back to back with acclaimed Bristolian DJ Eats Everything. Progressive music pioneer Sasha will be playing alongside Saved Records head honcho Nic Fanciulli, whilst dubstep originator turned house hero, Skream, will also be playing alongside the leader of contemporary electro-boogie Tensnake. Chart breakthrough DJ/Producers, Breach and Duke Dumont will also be playing.
Returning for the fourth year to host its own stage will be pivotal drum and bass label Hospitality, now in its eighteenth year. They return with a plethora of talent including sets from High Contrast, London Elektricity, Camo & Krooked, Fred V & Graffix and S.P.Y. The stage will also feature special guests including, jungle pioneer Hype, plus TC and Sigma. MC duty will come courtesy of heavy weights including Wrec, Dynamite, Linguistics, SP:MC, Carasel and Texas.
Continuing on the bass theme, UKF Live are confirmed to host a stage and showcase their sound of bass heavy beats. Pretty Lights will be performing a live set with his unique fusion of sampled-based beats, Shogun Audio head honcho Friction, Digital Soundboy label owner and jungle heavyweight Shy FX will be playing, as will Ram Records’ Wilkinson, spinning drum and bass to the crowds. Much-loved Garage ambassador DJ EZ, will also be on the decks, as will BBC radio 1 presenter B Traits. Fresh new talent will be showcased through recent MTA signing KOVE plus Hannah Wants, My Nu Leng and Pegboard Nerds covering a broad base of the global bass-led styles.
Friction enthused: “Can't wait to be back at GlobalGathering this year! It's where I've had some of my most enjoyable moments as a DJ!”
GlobalGathering’s new super structure The Hangar Arena will see headline sets from a host of chart-topping dance music talent including the world famous DJ and producer David Guetta who will be making his UK dance festival exclusive appearance for GlobalGathering. Australian electro-house DJ Tommy Trash and recent number 1 chart sensation Alesso will also be delivering spellbinding and mesmerising big room sets alongside Dutch stars W&W, Vicetone and Sunnery James, Ryan Marciano, Moldova’s Andrew Rayel, and the fast rising talents of Daddy’s Groove (Italy) Will Sparks (Australia), , Danny Avila (Spain) and Patrick Hagenaar (UK), and a UK dance festival exclusive performance from the USA’s new superstars of noise Krewella, making The Hangar a truly Global EDM experience.
Returning for the second time, Global are thrilled to be bringing back the Paradise Arena, hosted by Hot Creations head honcho Jamie Jones. Having become an Ibiza must-see artist with his hugely popular residency at DC-10, Jamie will offer a taste of the white isle showcasing the deeper sounds of house, tech house and techno. The arena will feature Resident Advisor’s No.1 DJ, Dixon, plus TheMartinez Brothers, Richy Ahmed, Waff and more.
Also bringing a flavour of Ibiza will be the Circus stage presented by Yousef and in association with Thump. Confirmed to perform will be leader of the new school of house and techno Maya Jane Cole, vibrant young producer Ben Pearce and Sankeys resident Darius Syrossian. Leeds based DJ and producer Hot Since 82 will also perform, as will bona fide house music legend Dennis Ferrer.
Representing the underground dance scene will be seminal UK label Defected armed with a selection of house and techno’s finest. Returning to GlobalGathering will be in demand remixer MK, who recently hit the top spot with his Defected released edit of Storm Queen’s ‘Look Right Through’ as well as techno ambassador Green Velvet. Other Defected highlights include Guti who will be performing live as well as Shadow Child, Gotsome and label boss Simon Dunmore.
MK said: “Had a great time at Global last year, looking forward to headlining the Defected stage this year!”
Godskitchen, one of the biggest and most ground-breaking dance brands in the world, will once again be bringing the trance elite back to GlobalGathering. Showcasing the biggest names in the euphoric scene including a UK debut from trance super group New World Punx who’s members are Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate, John O’Callaghan, Aly & Fila, and Jordan Suckley.
The Global Freight Depot will feature a takeover from Ram Jam’s very own David Rodigan. Showcasing sounds inspired by reggae and dancehall will be the likes of BBC radio one DJ Toddla T, garage and dnb veteran DJ Zinc and dub enthusiasts Mungos Hi Fi. Other highlights include Mele and member of the revered dubstep super-group Magnetic Man, Artwork. The Global Freight Depot stage will also see a Born Electric takeover with the likes of eclectic DJ and technical wizard James Zabiela, Hot Flush lynchpin Scuba and Cyrez D aka Eric Prydz amongst others.
The Bunker, one of the most exciting and unique spaces on any UK festival site, returns for it’s second year with a new direction and a unique immersive experience in association with Jagermeister. Parties over the weekend are hosted by new electronic music champions Eton Messy and one of the UK’s most exciting and established venues, The Rainbow, presenting its home grown clubbing brands FACE x 10:31.