Faithless headline SW4 2015 with Eric Prydz and more!

And with two main stages set to welcome your favourite headline DJs and live electronic acts, our lineup will hit the three figure mark for the first time, as we welcome over one hundred artists to the Capital.
The message here is simple; Twelve years in and South West Four continues to push the envelope. As we move into a new era in the development of the event we’re in no mood to hold back. SW4 2015 will be our most ambitious instalment to date and look to top last year’s weekend which was widely regarded as our best ever, resulting in us winning the coveted 'Best British Festival' award at the DJ Magazine awards. This is South West Four 2015…
"This summer we play South London's SW4, the only festival date in the city where it all began for us. It'll be a very special homecoming show, see you there!" Sister Bliss
It’s not every day that one of the world’s greatest electronic live acts decides to reunite in celebration of their 20th Anniversary. However the recent news that the legendary Faithless will come together one more time has sent shockwaves through the music industry and been met with a rapturous response. The fact that this will take place at South West Four makes this, without question, the most anticipated booking in our history. Thousands of fans from all over the world will make the pilgrimage to Clapham Common to witness this exclusive homecoming performance, set to be one of the highlights of the British summer. With an unparalleled back catalogue spread across seven albums (two of which went #1), numerous top 10 singles such as ‘Insomnia’, ‘God is a DJ’ and ‘We Come One’, as well as over fifteen million records sold worldwide, it’s no wonder why Faithless are considered dance music royalty. With a headline slot at South West Four on Saturday 29th August beckoning, Faithless are back to prove precisely why. Special ain’t the word…


Many artists have become synonymous with South West Four over the years. However one act more than any other stands tall as ‘Mr SW4’. That man is Eric Prydz. From naming one of his finest productions after the festival, to delivering performances that are consistently regarded amongst the weekend’s greatest highlights, Eric is the SW4 favourite. Returning this August for the sixth time in seven years, his main stage set alongside Faithless will again illustrate his pedigree, as will his new artist album which is set to take the airwaves by storm this summer. We cannot wait…
As one of the most influential and ground breaking DJs of all time, Luciano makes his long awaited SW4 debut this summer. A storming 2014 witnessed the Swiss-Chilean maestro return to his brilliant best with an outstanding residency at Amnesia, resulting in him being crowned ‘Best Tech House DJ’ at the Ibiza DJ Awards. The past twelve months has also seen Luciano return to the studio to produce the 100th release on his seminal Cadenza Records, whilst this year has started just as frantically. Representing his first London performance in over two years, Luciano’s inaugural SW4 appearance promises to be one of the standout highlights of the entire weekend.
Dubfire is another long term favourite amongst the SW4 faithful who has chosen our event for the London debut of his new live show titled dubfire: live HYBRID. In what is his most ambitious achievement to date, the techno titan weaves together 2D and 3D animation with live audio and lighting, resulting in show that will blow the minds of all those in attendance.
As one of the biggest rising stars of the past year, Bakermat debuts at SW4 2015 in a UK festival exclusive. Having hosted his own stage at Tomorrowland over the past two years and headlined Brixton Academy last September, Bakermat will bring his melodic take on house music and preview tracks from his new album 'Another Man.'
Fritz Kalkbrenner also brings his beautifully crafted sound to SW4 in a UK festival exclusive. Having sold out his upcoming Electric Brixton event a month in advance, Fritz has been busy touring Europe in support of his superb third studio album ‘Ways Over Water.’ His blend of heart-warming harmonies and soulful beats will work beautifully on our hallowed turf, as Fritz’s sound simmers in the sunshine.
Having been on our radar for several years now, we are delighted to welcome the killer grooves of Hot Since 82 to SW4 for the first time. With a career trajectory that has been nothing short of incredible during that time including four ‘Essential New Tunes’, two ‘Essential Mixes’ and a Mixmag cover, he shows no signs of slowing down. SW4 will be his biggest London show to date. Do not miss it.
Recent years has seen Saved Records label boss Nic Fanciulli consolidate his position as one of the UK’s finest DJs, whilst his imprint celebrated its 100th release in 2014. With a hugely successful residency alongside Joris Voorn taking Ibiza by storm last summer, Nic will bring the sound of the White Isle to Clapham Common and make SW4 2015 his stand-out performance of the year.
Hot on the heels of his UK #1 track ‘I Wanna Feel’, SecondCity made his SW4 debut last summer. We have been working hard to bring him back ever since. 2015 has seen SecondCity establish himself further as one of the most talked about newcomers in electronic music. Be sure to keep an eye on this one as he’ll be even hotter property come August…
A national icon and cultural phenomenon in South Africa, Black Coffee takes time out from performing in stadiums in his home country for a rare UK performance. Make sure you check out Black Coffee’s unique afro-house sound on the Common and see for yourself why the meteoric rise of this SW4 debutant is fully justified.
With an outstanding upcoming release schedule and a hugely successful quarterly residency at The Gallery at Ministry of Sound, now is the right time for Anjunabeat’s first label showcase at a London festival. The finest names from Above & Beyond’s owned and A&R'ed imprint will be showcased, as the labels fans make a welcome return to Clapham Common

Luciano, Sigma, Tensnake and more lead the High Definition 2015 lineup

High Definition festival returns in July for a huge 5th Birthday bash with its biggest line up to date. Encompassing live music and DJ’s and set in the stunning surrounds of Eridge Park in Tunbridge Wells, High Definition has gained an enviable reputation as one of the most progressive electronic music festivals on the planet.

As the festival expands to a two day camping event due to ever increasing demand, the first headliner is confirmed as Luciano whose mystical blend of deep techno and house has marked him out as one of the biggest stars of the global electronic music scene.  The Cadenza head honcho’s expressive sets have a distinctive South American influence and he will be joined on the main stage by Parisian act Appolonia showcasing their deep tech house, Canada’s dynamic duo Art DepartmentMiguel Campbell who has galvanised the house music scene and Argy who will play out a fearlessly eclectic set.

On Saturday Drum & Bass legend Goldie will perform in the Digital Arena alongside Kove and Dimension whist Sunday brings Redlight and dexterous party starter Oneman to the fore.

Drum and bass dons Sigma will perform live, whilst Black Butter boys My Nu Leng, Hamburg’s finest Tensnake and house supremo’s Prok and Fitch will all be in attendance.

Nick Curly leads the charge in the Audiowhore Arena with Tribal Sessions resident Darius Syrossian and Sidney Charles who was nominated for Best Newcomer at the DJ Magazine Awards also taking to the decks.

Garage and bass music legend DJ EZ is back by popular demand whilst Toolroom label boss Mark Knight will host his own stage with acts such as Amtrac and Doorly performing

High Definition are proud to present House supremo Breach and showcase Will Saul’s driving underground house and in a real festival coup, Internationally celebrated DJ Eddie Halliwell will be playing a rare trance set.

House and techno stalwart Lilleth makes a welcome debut at the festival and Old Skool is represented courtesy of Epidemik.

Many more acts, Sunday headliners included, are set to be revealed very soon.

In addition to world-class musical programming, High Definition also looks to complement the performers and DJs appearing across the weekend with top-spec production. Mind-bending visuals and immersive environments have been a central feature of High Definition since its inception, and this year will be the team’s most ambitious undertaking to date.  

Stage partners include Digital, Aus Music, Audiowhore, Toolroom Live, GoodGreef, Agenda, Gurilla Concept, Epidemik and All Funked Up.  The VIP Arena will be hosted by Viva Warriors on Saturday and Weird and Wonderful on Sunday.


Last year High Definition sold out all 15,000 tickets well in advance of the festival so early booking is advised as the globes very best electronic artists descend on Tunbridge Wells for two days of the very best electronic sounds.

Apollonia, Chris Liebing, Dixon and more hitting Sonus Festival 2015

Summer techno adventure Sonus Festival reveal Apollonia, Chris LiebingDixonGutiJoseph CapriatiLucianoPan-PotRicardo VillalobosSven 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.

Final line-up for Monegros 2013

On top of the already confirmed artists such as the live shows of  Underworld, Public Enemy, Vitalic, Bloody Beetroots, Feed me and Djs such as Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Luciano or the famous Berghain residents Marcel Dettmann & Ben Klock Monegros comes with another release of artists:


NERO (UK): Th british electronic music duo composed of members Daniel Stephens, Joe Ray will be added to the headliners of the 2013 edition and show Spain why they are one of the most repected Drum&Bass international group.

THE NEW M-NUS GENERATION: The label from Richie Hawtin has always had an eye for new talents. The Italians from Tale Of Us will distill some of their elegant and sexy tech sounds . They will be joined by the live of Matador which has blown everyone away with his EP “Kingswing”.


TECHNO MASTERS : Monegros has always supported techno in its purest form – In addition to the 40 Djs already lined up, the 2013 edition of Monegros will count with the vintage sounds of techno pioneers such as Surgeon, Dave Clarke, Ben Sims with an exclusive live for Monegros as well as Spanish pioneer Oscar Mulero.



Monegros goes back to its roots and reopens for the 3rd year the OPEN AIR Stage. Expect full techno, minimal and house. The Open air will close with a showcase of the infamous Barcelona parties Elrow and its infamous Rowshows  themed parties with the mighty Luciano and all the Elrow residents (De La Swing – Marc Maya – Mario Biani ­– Oscar Aguilera – Raul Mezcolanza – Toni Varga). Expect craziness, toys, inflatables, party costumes – ELROW takes the party wherever they go.


On the 17th June Monegros announce their final headliner

Lineup additions for Monegros Desert Festival

Take out your agenda, and start planning summer; the 19th edition of Monegros Desert Festival will take place on July 20th 2013. The biggest electronic music festival, the biggest rave in Spain. A lot of terms are used in an attempt to describe this festival; however it is literally impossible to put in plain words if you have not had the chance to attend it. A Life experience! Set in the desert, 40 000 people, 20hrs non-stop music, alternating between Electro, Techno, Hip Hop, Drum & Bass & Dubstep, Monegros is a unique event.


Close your eyes and imagine, if you will, the bastard son of the Misfits and Daft Punk. Bloody Beetroots is a worldwide phenomenon under which the producer and dj Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo operates. The Bloody Beetroots will perform their new live show for Monegros festival as one of two exclusive shows in Spain this year.

The Bloody Beetroots

PACO OSUNA (festival closing set)

Spanish techno DJ and producer who has released on Plus8 as well as his own label Mindshake. He is famous for his dynamic sets, and a unique connectionwith his audience. Paco has won many awards including best spanish DJ for DJ Mag Spain and Vicious Magazine. He will be in charge of the difficult task of closing the festival on the main stage. Not a bad thing as last year ́s artist responsible for this was Richie hawtin.


Alongside Stockholm ́s Cari Lekebusch, Joel Mull and Jesper Dahlback, Adam Beyer has become synonymous with the techno sound of Sweden, which has quite literally shaken the world since the mid-nineties. The head of Drumcode will be supported by the new Italian sensation Joseph Capriati, for a special techno back 2 back set. Joseph Capriati can be described as one of the new heavyweight on Drumcode, playing on main festival stages such as Time Warp and Awakenings.


The most colourful and crazy stage comes back in full action. Elrow stage will cater once again for 15 000 fans, all dancing from sunset till sunrise under the stars to the beats and grooves of three of the biggest tenors: Luciano, Loco Dice and Marco Carola.


Until May 1st, you can buy your ticket for 65€ (+ distribution costs) through our On May 1st , we will release the rest of the line-up and the ticket price will rise to 75€ (+ distribution costs).

The entrance to the festival includes: access to the festival + Merchandising gift

Don’t miss it! Join us on the 20th July, for the biggest party of the Year! You can find all the information and purchase the tickets on


Jurassic 5, Bat For Lashes and more set for Sónar by Night line-up

On the same stage the night before, Friday 14th, Bat For Lashes will be the first to perform with their epic contemporary pop.

Bat for Lashes

=The SonarCar stage will present the showcases of the most important european labels and platforms on the current electronic dance scene: 50Weapons (Anstam, Benjamin Damage, Phon.o, Bambounou), Rush Hour (San Proper, Antal), Radio 2 / Life and Death (Clockwork, Vaal), Classicworks (Nehuen, Cardopusher) y Suara (Coyu, Edu Imbernón).

At the same time, SonarSound Tokyo also gets more artists added to it's line-up, among them are Alec Empire and Pinch, as well as new representatives from the Japanese scene.

Sonar by Night adds more new names to its program, in addition to those already announced: Kraftwerk (3D show)Pet Shop Boys,DiploRaimeMajor LazerDerrick MayMaceo PlexSkrillex,BaauerNicolas JaarDarkstarSoulwaxTwo Door CinemaClubSeth TroxlerKarennDeloreanLaurent Garnier andPaul Kalkbrenner, among many others.

With more artists still to be confirmed, here are the latest additions:

Jurassic 5 (US)
Bat For Lashes (UK)
Skream (UK)
Luciano (CH)
Alizzz (ES)
Thug Ladies (ES)
Kimerly & Clark (ES)
Alvin Risk (US)
50Weapons presents:
Anstam (DE)
Phon.o (DE)
Benjamin Damage (UK)
Bambonou (FR)
Rush Hour presenta:
San Proper (NL)
Antal (NL)
Radio2 Inthemix presents Life and Death
Clockwork feat. Avatism (IT)
Vaal (IT)
Suara presents: 
Coyu (ES)
Edu Imbernon (ES)
Classicworks presenta: 
Nehuen b2b Cardopusher (ES)

Jurassic 5 are undoubtedly one of the most important groups in recent hip hop history. The Los Angeles band reunite this year, six years after their last album and is guaranteed to be a triumphant return to the stage of all its original members who will experience Sonar by Night. DJ Nu-Mark, Cut Chemist, Chali 2Na and company are undisputed masters in the art of beats and rhymes whose countless hits are already part of the collective memory in lovers of the genre and indeed music fans in general. What a treat…

Bat For Lashes, the project by the charismatic Natasha Khan, a British singer-songwriter (with Pakistani origin) of enormous talent, and one of the most interesting voices on the international scene. Khan will present her most recent praised work “The Haunting Man”, a formidable collection of contemporary synth pop at what will be her very first Sonar performance.

Beyond being one of the pillars of dubstep, Skream has now become a more mature musician and dj, capable of mixing (like few others), all genres of today’s dance music with a master’s touch. His session at SonarPub on Saturday falls between two heavyweights Justice and Laurent Garnier, where he is sure to surprise more than a few. 

Luciano has had an extensive career in some of the worlds best dj booths, demonstrating his versatility, with a style that in recent years has moved between minimal techno and percussive house. He is therefore the perfect man to close Saturday night at SonarClub.

Meanwhile, young Alvin Risk will show us his skills on the decks, which have earned him the right to include himself as part of the new breed of young producers and djs in American electronica. Not surprisingly, he will play just ahead of the Skrillex performance, the most visible face of the new revolution on U.S. dancefloors.

Also joining the Sonar Night, national maximalist and synthesizer magician Alizzz, the versatile and audacious Thug Ladies djs, as well as Barcelona dj duo Kimberly & Clarke, with a moombathon session.

The Sónar Pass, the 2-Night Ticket, the individual tickets for Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night, and the professional accreditation are now ALL on sale via

Today’s Top Rated European dance music labels at SonarCar

SonarCar, the bumper cars stage, returns to Sónar by Night as a meeting point with a reputation to surprise. It will showcase some of the most important labels and major European collectives in the current landscape of electronic dance.

50Weapons, Modeselektor’s label, has demonstrated a finely tuned taste in the selection of its catalogue. It’s showcase presents four of their latest signings: young Welshman Benjamin Damage, veterans Anstam y Phon.o, and one of the most promising artists in French electronica, Bambonou.

Rush Hour is synonymous with work of the highest quality. Number one record store and distributor, for several years it has been one of the most reliable operations on the continent. The Dutch brand will present San Proper ‘live’ and a session by one of its founders,dj Antal.

The musical programming of Italian public broadcaster Radio 2advocates the modern and daring, as the sound of the Life and Death label output who will present two of their most prominent artists at Sonar by Night: Clockwork feat. Atavism and Vaal.

Based in Barcelona, Suara have earned their reputation across the continent among lovers of quality techno dance music, resulting in some their most important flag bearers like Coyu (founder) or Edu Imbernon continuously playing on both sides of the Atlantic.

Finally, Nehuen and Cardopusher have been chosen to close Saturday night at SonarCar. Two lovers of old drum machines; they are responsible for a new national movement of house and techno with the Classicworks analog flavor. Sonar visit Japan from 5th – 8th April: The 6th and 7th being the 6th edition of SonarSound Tokyo, with the 5th and 8th of the same month being held as the 1st edition of A Taste of Sónar Osaka.

The festival in the Japanese capital also includes new names; among those who standout are Alec Empire (powerful musician and noise lover and founder of the legendary Atari Teenage Riot) and British DJ and producer Pinch (influential cornerstone of dubstep and its derivatives from his Tectonic label). 

Also, the festival adds new and relevant representatives from the Japanese scene, such as agraphDJ NobuMadeggSoichiro Tonaka and nisennenmondai.

Final lineup announced for Exit Festival 2012

Thursday 12 July

Duran Duran, Avicii, Gossip, Sub Focus DJ Set & ID,
Skindred, Felix Da Housecat, Mistajam
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Live
Deutcsh Amerikanische Freundschaft,
Jacques Lu Cont, Brodinksi, When Saints Go Machine
Eats Everything, Addison Groove, Jon Covex
Trevino, Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka, Street Dogs
Christian Strobe, Edo Maajka, Kamp!, Block Out
Pompeya, Volkova Sisters, The Zombie Kids, Stojche
Idemo Na Mars, Banda Panda, Vienna in Love, Solardip
Red Union, Hype!, Kriske, Potres, The Bayonets, Ground Zero,
Nothing Left, As I Fall, Zeroone, Garlic, Twisted Piglet

Friday 13 July
New Order, Luciano, Hercules & Love Affair
The Tov Dolls, Sneaky Sound System,
Netsky feat Dynamite MC, Reboot Live
Theives Like Us, Kenny Larkin
Drumsound & Bassline Smith feat Dynamite MC,
Robert Dietz, Maayan Nidam, Jimmy Edgar (Live AV) 
Goblini, Sve Barabe (Asj Nigrutin, Timbe, Bvana I Prti Bee Gee)
George Fitzgeralnd, Sigha, Locked Groove, Nikonn
Bart B More, Mike Mago, NT89, TWR72, Rip Tide
Pretty Young Trouble, Boemklatsch, Baskerville
Lollobrigida, Cruel Hand, Grandpa Candys, Jarboli, Ola Horhe
Juliana Down, The Bridge, Aemageddon, Crysalys, Planet of Zeus
Close at Hand, Dreddup, Grimus, No Way Back, Blekbox

Saturday 14 July
Erykah Badu, Plan B, Richie Hawtin, Miss Kittin,
Azari & III, Claude Von Stroke, Suicidal Tendencies
Hatebreed, Borgore, Benoit & Sergio
Tobi Neumann b2b Geddes, Space Dimension Controller
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Sodom, Obojeni Program
Elekricni Orgazam, Lone, Pariah, Teengirl Fantasy Live
JD Ahmaad & MC Shpira, Goribor, The Chain, The Tapeaters,
Dat Politics, Johan Agenjorn (Sally Shapiro), Stoned Boys,
Elektrana Monsterz, Mark Schedrin & Leonid Lipelis
Trud, Ishome, Inquisition, Sarcasm, Rising Dream
Death by Chocolate, Ika, Relections of Internal rain, In-the-go,
Farcry, Infest, Bane, Formless Terror, Toxic Trace

Sunday 15 July
Guns n’ Roses, Wolfmother, Skream feat SGT Pokes
Laurent Garnier L.B.S, Knife Party, Little Dragon,
Buraka Son Sistema, Goldie feat SP:MC, Art Department
Maceo Plex, Marco Nastic, Dejan Milicevic & Marco Milosavljevic
Partibrejkers, Citizens!, D.R.I, Eyesburn, Djecaci,
Batucuda Sound Machine, Zemlja Gruva, Franz & Shape,
Detachments, A Terrible Splendour, Playground Syndicate,
The Middle Beast, It’s a Dupstep Thing, Petar Dundov,
Zene Kese, Annathema, Prolece, Dandelion Children,
Narednik Lobanja I Vod Smrti, Normal Abuse, Nadimac,
Concrete Sun, The Outer Limits, Putrid Blood

EXIT has always been more than just music and each year there are new experiences to stimulate your senses. Back by popular demand is the Zip-Line – twenty-seconds of pure freedom while enjoying an amazing birds eye view of the festival site while your crew cheers from below!

The Dance Arena will also include 3D effects with an extraordinary audio-visual environment! Enjoy as the effects shift from one to another, while the biggest electronic music stage comes to life, enhanced by a colourful confetti rain, balloons and fire performances.

Get ready to don your headphones as the The Silent Disco also returns. The party with with two different frequencies giving you twice the pleasure and fun. The most spectacular sight, though, will be provided by the acrobats, the dancers, the masquerades, street performers, entertainers, special FX and the colourful fireworks displayabove the fortress and much much more.


A dessert for all those with a sweet tooth for vouyeurism, the Peep Show Stage will have the most intimate atmosphere and include projections of artistic erotic movies and erotic music and dancers triggering all the senses and waking up the hedonist in you. Every night, from 10pm will be beats that make your hips move by themselves and a hot hot hot atmopshere with the help of performers known for their magnetism.

Also new to EXIT is the Loud & Queer Cruising Point, the place where partying and love without tension and boundaries! Loud & Queer have been organizing and hosting parties, concerts, festivals, movie projections, expos and other events which help in raising the quality of culture, art and fun in the community since 2004 and their stage will no disappoint. During the four days, the audience will be introduced to the most favourite and the bravest performers from the domestic, regional and global scene, who will raise the atmosphere to a whole new level!

Advance tickets will go off sale at 23.59 on Saturday 7th July, so buy now to avoid disappointment

Early Bird Tickets: £85 plus booking fee – SOLD OUT
Loyalty Club Tickets: £89 plus booking fee
Standard Tickets: £95 plus booking fee
Camping Tickets: £25 plus booking fee 
VIP Tickets: £220 plus booking fee

VIP Gold Tickets: £249 plus booking fee 

Buy tickets from EXIT direct via and our ticket partners; See Tickets, HMV, Resident Advisor and Skiddle.

Guns’N’Roses, Laurent Garnier and more for Exit Festival 2012

Worldwide known Californian rebels, a band famous for living the “sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll“ lifestyle, and the castout heroes of many generations, Guns ‘N’ Roses will perform on the Main Stage at this years Exit Festival. Led by the famous enfant terrible and the icon of rock ’n’ roll culture Axl Rose, “G n’ R“ have been missionaries of the rockers’ freedom, accumulating sales of more than 100 million albums worldwide. Guns N’ Roses earned their recognition and popularity in the 80s and the 90s with its music, which is a blend of hard rock, blues rock, heavy and glam metal, but also with their spectacular concerts, scandals and fights. Since their 1987 debut album Appetite For Destruction, Guns N’ Roses have produced some timeless rock anthems including; Sweet Child of Mine, November Rain, Paradise City, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, Don’t Cry, or  Welcome to the Jungle. Love em or hate them, you’ll be singing along to them. This will definitely be a show to watch!

The EXIT Dance Arena is world renowned for its incredible energy and setting – set within the moat of the fortress walls, it’s the no 1 party destination for dance music fans from around the world. 2012 will be another year of unadulterated electronic music of the highest calibre with Laurent Garnier LBS, Azari & III live and Brodinski being the newest artists to be announced. From techno to electro to dirty house to house with a disco twist, the Dance Arena covers all tastes and will keep you dancing all night long. Pushing cutting edge new talent and tipping its hat to the old school, the music in the arena never disappoints and the experience of dancing with 20,000 people as the sun rises over the fortress walls is truly mind blowing!

Laurent GarnierOn Sunday 15th July French electronic music pioneer Laurent Garnier joins EXIT for an unforgettable finale with his new tour entitled ‘L.B.S’.  Only three letters but several different meanings: "Laurent + Ben + Scan X", "Live Booth Sessions", "Loud Bass & Samples", LBS is a new, very club orientated project that will bring together Laurent Garnier (DJ & machines), Benjamin Rippert (keyboards) and Stephane "Scan X" Dri (machines). Straight out of the DJ booths of some of the best clubs on the planet, L.B.S offers the best of both worlds by combining the versatility and flexibility of the DJ set with the ability to experiment tracks live. Two decks, a Rhodes, several keyboards and machines will be used to create organic improvised four-hour sets guaranteed to work the dance floor and keep those feet moving. Laurent Garnier explains a little about his project "I especially want to carry on creating and exploring whether through Dj-ing or playing live. But also, get even closer to the public than we can in a festival. During the live sections of L.B.S I will be developing and fine-tuning new tracks in front of (and with) the crowd to create the live of the future, but also to test out new tracks. We’ll be taking our time, something that isn’t really the done thing nowadays!!” Laurent has always pushed the boundaries of electronic music and we can’t wait to see what this new project has in store for the 20,000 strong Dance Arena crowd.  Watch L.B.S at Nuits Sonores here for a taste of what is to come 

Saturday 14th July will see the enigmatic Canadian Azari & III take to the stage for a live performance. Having received  many rave reviews in 2011 and produced highly regarded tracks such as ‘Hungry for the Power’ and ‘Reckless (With Your Love)’, this mysterious act have been active under various pseudonyms since the mid-90s, and have experimented with every genre, from garage rock to house and disco. Numerous original tracks and remixes vary from melancholic numbers with a slice of ambient, all the way to dancefloor anthems knit together with techno. Controversies associated with the first video for ‘Hungry for the Power’ which was deleted from Youtube for explicit content only fuelled the hype around them, with the debut album named after the band itself, which was released in August 2011 on Tiga’s Turbo Recordings, earning exquisite scores from critics and fans alike.

On Thursday 12th July Brodinski will take to the decks, closing the first night of the festival. Brodinski is one of the most exciting young producers to have emerged on the scene in the past few years. His sets contain everything from hard techno, pumped up house to old school and the freshest hip hop. The Brodinski stir-up started in October of 2007, when his first single Bad Runner saw the light of day. Brodinski surfed on the waves of glory in the best possible manner – the second EP, Oblivion soon followed, for the label Turbo Recordings, which was later followed by a compilation named The Best of Everything. The next logical step for the 24-year old was the formation of his very own label, named Bromance, in November of 2011. Brodinski started this year with another boom, a remix of a track named ‘On'n'On’, by the French duo Justice.

First of the acts for the elclectic Elektrana Stage are Danish electro pop band When Saints Go Machine. The four-piece band was formed in 2007, and their debut album named 'Ten Makes a Face’ was released two years later. This all-boy electro pop band, often compared to the likes of Bloc Party and Empire Of The Sun, replaced the electro pop melancholy of the first album on their new release named 'Konkylie', with a more mature sound and energetic tones, leaning towards dance electro as opposed to the previous Scandinavian pop effect. Combining vocoder and a colorful downbreaking electro effect, though associated more with indie rock than electro, WSGM are tieing together a unique frame, creating a new echo in the history of electro pop.

Guns’n’Roses, New Order, Richie Hawtin, Gossip, Wolfmother, Luciano, Laurent Garnier LBS, Miss Kittin, Azari & III, Buraka Som Sistema, Art Department, Maceo Plex, Reboot live, Brodinksi, Kenny Larkin, Robert Dietz, Maayan Nidam… with much much more to be announced!

Early Bird Tickets: £85 plus booking fee SOLD OUT
Loyalty Club Tickets: £89 plus booking fee
Standard Tickets: £95 plus booking fee
Camping Tickets: £25 plus booking fee
VIP Tickets: £220 plus booking fee 

New Order, Buraka Som Sistema and more for Exit Festival 2012

EXIT are excited to announce New Order as one of the first headliners for the Main Stage. Formed after the demise of Joy Division, New Order are one of the most critically acclaimed bands of our time and have influenced the music scene for years. Combining rock and pop with electronic and dance music, and the energy of underground clubs, New Order has consistently pushed the boundaries creating a unique sound to lift and inspire. With a string of hits under their belt including Blue Monday, the best selling 12” vinyl single of all time. New Order’s music never fails to get the party started and their performance on Friday 13th July is sure to a night to remember being their first time to play at the fortress.

New Order

“I can’t express how thrilled I am that New Order will be playing at this year’s festival” says Bojan Boskovic, General Manager of EXIT. “Who can forget timeless classics like “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, “Bizarre Love triangle” and of course all time great “Blue Monday”. I can’t wait for New Order to perform at EXIT 2012 and I know fans will be excited too.”

Over on the Fusion Stage, through the cobbled streets and ramparts Portuguese world music sensation Buraka Som Sistema make a welcome return to EXIT. Effortless blending techno beats with the African kuduro genre, Buraka Som Sistema are renowned for their energetic and explosive troupe of dancers and MCs. The band have also won an MTV European Music Awards and released their second album ‘Komba’ in 2011.

Gearing up to take to the decks in the legendary Dance Arena for 2012 are Luciano, Reboot Live, Kenny Larkin, Robert Dietz, Maayan Nidam for a special Cadenza Records showcase on Friday 13th July.  The Dance Arena, renowned for its incredible energy and set within a moat of the fortress walls. From techno to electro to dirty house to house with a disco twist, the Dance Arena covers all tastes and will keep you dancing all night long. Pushing cutting edge new talent and tipping its hat to the old school, the music in the arena never disappoints and the experience of dancing with 20,000 people as the sun rises over the fortress walls is truly mind blowing!  2012 is set to be another year of unadulterated electronic music of the highest calibre and these names are a taster of what’s to come.

Swiss-Chilean DJ and producer Luciano who worked his way up the ranks alongside many of the initiators of the Latin Merican electronic music scene. Now living in Switzerland his mixed Chilean and Swiss identity shows in his music with a mystical blend of deep techno and electro and a colourful splash of rhythms alongside his trademark groovy and minimal beats. Reboot is another returning artist to look forward to, with another awe inspiring live performance from the German musician whose DJ sets incorporate the whole spectrum from deep minimal sounds to driving electronic-tech vibes and old school house. Kenny Larkin is one of the world leaders of Detroit techno in the electronic music industry and has mesmerized crowds across the globe for nearly twenty years with his music and he will do the same the summer in the EXIT Dance Arena. Hailing as one of Beatportals’ artists to watch in 2009 Robert Dietz has honed his musical prowess on the Frankfurt club scene to create his own hypnotic, sexy, nuanced take on electronic music. And last but by no means least is Maayan, whose global upbringing has resulted in the creation of a diverse sound that includes an ass friendly sense of the groove and a bubbling sense of funk with a wooly low end and crystalline highs. 

About EXIT
Taking place from Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th July, in the magical Petrovaradin Fortress overlooking the river Danube, EXIT continues to deliver the most adventurous and value for money festival experience, with a diverse and cutting edge line up, cheap food and drink onsite and the best campsite entertainment whilst bathing in the hot Balkan sunshine. 

Getting to EXIT is all part of the fun, taking place in Serbia one of Eastern Europe’s hidden gems. By plane, train, coach or camper van it’s well worth the effort and you won’t be disappointed. EXIT is a non-corporate event with a unique history, having started as a student protest against the communist Milosevic regime. EXIT has proved that music is a universal language that can connect and bring people together to make the world a better place.  Be part of something that is more than just a music festival, where hedonism meets activism as EXIT continues to evolve and bring like-minded people together. "Party hard and remember – apathy is the enemy”

The picturesquese city of Novi Sad also has lots to offer with a bustling cafe culture.  Spend your days leisurely cafe hopping enjoying the Serbian sun and hospitality with plenty of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops to choose from.

The EXIT Village is the best way to experience the festival, make new friends, dance on the beach or make a splash in the water.  The EXIT Village is a short walk from the festival site and has it’s own entertainment and facilities.

With more entertainment, easier and cheaper travel options, unique location, stunning weather and an atmosphere unlike any other festival, EXIT offers a 4 day extravaganza costing much less than a UK festival ticket, giving the festival goer more value for money.

Early Bird Tickets: £85 plus booking fee – SOLD OUT
Loyalty Club Tickets: £89 plus booking fee
Standard Tickets: £95 plus booking fee 
Camping Tickets: £25 plus booking fee
VIP Tickets: £220 plus booking fee