Visionary. Pioneer. Geniu5. These are some of the words that have been used to describe your Sunday night headliner. Deadmau5 is regarded amongst the elite of electronic music artists that have ever stepped foot on the planet. Back in London for the first time in three years, Sunday 27th August 2017 will witness the Mau5’ return to London following his last appearance in the city which witnessed him dominate the SW4 main stage in 2014. Fast-forward to 2017 and he is back with a vengeance with a brand new album and ready to tour the globe with jaw-dropping and stunning production levels. With a 22 date US tour on the horizon and a brand new residency on BBC Radio 1, there is no doubt that one of the greatest producers on the planet is on a mission to demonstrate why he is #1!
An absolute titan of house and techno, Marco Carola is the undisputed leader of a hugely competitive scene. The man from Naples has been championing his sound across the globe for many years now and his hugely popular Music On parties have captured the imagination of the dance music community. His weekly summer residency at the world famous Amnesia Ibiza has seen him regularly break attendance records at the huge Balearic venue. His dominance is so much so that he has now started his own festival in the clubbing city that is Amsterdam as he continues his world domination. We cannot wait to welcome the one and only Marco Carola back to SW4!
ALSO JUST ANNOUNCED (A-Z): DUSKY LIVE, GARETH EMERY, MATADOR LIVE, NICKY ROMERO, PAN POT, THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS & ZINC VS CRIS LORENZO
Leaders of the UK underground, BBC Essential Mix of the Year contenders, DJ Magazine cover stars, headliners everywhere from Berlin's Panorama Bar to London's Fabric, Dusky's story so far is one of constant forward motion and universal appeal. The London duo are deep in preparation for their new LIVE tour as they set to embark on a series of sold out shows across the country showcasing their latest productions. Their vocal & synth-led productions have allowed them to standout amongst a plethora of hugely talented acts around them. Dusky Live, Clapham Common, Sunday 27th August. This will be special…
Born in Southampton, Raised in Manchester, based in L.A, Gareth Emery’s tour schedule doesn’t look too dissimilar to that. Always jet setting from one side of the world to another, Gareth is one of the hardest working DJs out there. His last visit to the capital witnessed a sold out show at the world-famous Roundhouse in Camden as an army of Gareth’s fans descended to the North London venue. A regular at London’s longest standing weekly night, The Gallery at Ministry of Sound, he knows the lay of the land and will absolutely smash Clapham Common to pieces come August Bank Holiday!
Matador’s formidable LIVE show has been a constant talking point in dance music as the Irish man has been working tirelessly to perfect his energetic sound. A regular guest at Richie Hawtin’s ENTER party, he has been performing extensively in Ibiza and at Enter events all over the world from Brixton to Amsterdam and farther afield in Los Angeles and Miami. Now looking to take his career to the next level, Gavin Lynch aka Matador is definitely one to watch for 2017 and we are eagerly awaiting his performance on the beautiful landscape of the Common!
Nicky Romero has stamped his authority in the electronic music scene with the Dutch maestro considered to be one of the leading exponents of the high octane sound that has dominated many parts of the world in recent years. A consistent over achiever in everything he does, Nicky is used to playing to thousands of reveler’s worldwide as he sells out clubs from Europe to Asia. Bank Holiday Weekend will no different as thousands of Londoners descend onto the Common.
Since their inception in 2005, Pan-Pot have become a dominant presence in modern techno, an ascent mirrored in the rise of their home label Mobilee records to the top tier of electronic music. Tagging themselves as “the dark side of the force,” Pan-Pot have melted minds, warped perceptions and reinvigorated the dance floor with their heavy, unorthodox sound. We cannot wait to welcome this techno heavyweight back to Clapham Common for what’s sure to be a bold and uncompromising performance!
The brothers from the Bronx have been nothing short of a sensation in the electronic music scene in recent years. The Martinez Brothers’ burst onto the scene at the early age of fifteen and have been one of the leaders in the global house music scene since then. Holding a residency at the world-famous DC-10 since 2011, their high-energy performances and in-depth-knowledge of house music have made them favourites across dance floors worldwide. The brothers will be making their SW4 debut this summer and their unique ability to guide the crowd through a musical journey like no other means they are the perfect addition to what’s already shaping up to be a huge house and techno line up at SW4 Sunday…
When you put together one of the most respected artists in the UK scene with another that is carving his own way to becoming the same, you get Chris Lorenzo back to back with DJ Zinc. Zinc has been one of the most prolific and talented artists in the scene for over two decades and his recent tour schedule means he’s definitely not looking to slow down. On the other hand. Lorenzo has received huge critical acclaim for his new album and is destined for great things. We can’t wait for this world-exclusive back to back which is sure to blow the roof off!
First up is 3 Are Legend aka Dimitri Vegas, Steve Aoki and Like Mike. Following their spine tingling Friday night headline performance last year this triple threat super-group which was organically born at Creamfields return on Sunday 30th August to take their electrifying live show to the next level. Commenting on their return “We’re so pleased to be back at Creamfields, it’s a unique festival and the place where the idea for 3 Are Legend was born! Last year was off the scale, the crowd, the energy and the atmosphere is like nothing else and we can’t wait to be back in the thick of it”.
Following overwhelming demand from fans Protocol Recordings chief Nicky Romero joins the line-up, celebrated the world over for countless chart topping records and his electrifying performances this Dutch DJ/Producer has carved himself an international reputation as one of the most exciting and industrious artists of his generation. Another new addition to the already monstrous line up is one of the house scenes most influential forces Fedde Le Grand, with solo success from club anthems such as ‘Put your hands up for Detroit’ catapulting him to global stardom, other tracks from his repertoire such as ‘The Creeps’ and ‘Let Me Think About It’ prove his powerhouse versatility in the global dance arena. Other acts joining the bill include Bontan, Jack Eye Jones, Eli & Fur, North Base, Sem Vox, and Zawdi MC.
As if all of that doesn’t whet your appetite Creamfields welcomes an all new arena, following their ambitious debut at the world’s largest club Privilege in Ibiza a couple of years ago and their huge sell out show in Manchester last month, global party trailblazersDon’t Let Daddy Know will be hosting their own arena for this very special UK festival debut headlined by Nicky Romero. Famed for their off the scale production and mayhem, their attention to detail has catapulted the DLDK clubbing experience to the next level and taken the world by storm staging events from Amsterdam, Antwerp and beyond. Sunday 30th August sees them rolling their party wagon into town, the perfect taster ahead of a very special as yet unannounced show coming to the UK in 2016!
Creamfields Lineup 2015
FRIDAY 28th AUGUST
REBEL SOUND ARENA
Sigma ft. Justyce
Dimension B2B Kove
North Base (JUST ADDED)
Armin van Buuren
Kill The Buzz
The Martinez Brothers
Mark Jenkyns B2B Russ Yallop
PEPSI MAX ARENA (SILENT DISCO)
CREAM HOSPITALITY (SILENT DISCO)
Paul Nunn & James Glover
SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST
Armin van Buuren
John Dahlbäck & Albin Myers (Myback)
The Chemical Brothers
Above & Beyond
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman
ALL GONE PETE TONG
Hot Since 82
Bontan (JUST ADDED)
Special Guest: Ten Walls (Live)
Maya Jane Coles
Kölsch (DJ Set)
Eli & Fur (JUST ADDED)
Special Guest: Andrea Oliva
MISTAJAM PRESENTS SPEAKERBOX
High Contrast ft. Stamina MC
Logan Sama B2B Slimzee ft. Riko Dan, Flowdan, P Money & Stormzy
2015 for the MasterCard Balaton Sound audience starts with a promising line-up of DJ’s including Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Afrojack, DVBBS, Showtek and more already confirmed to provide the beat for the 4 day long beach party by Lake Balaton in Hungary. As in previous years, in 2014 Balaton Sound closed its gates with a full house of 145 000 fans. In 2015 the event will take place on the 9-12 July, where the program will be mind-blowing, the beach will be refreshing and the festival will ultimately be the best 4 days of the summer.
The organizers of Balaton Sound always aim for the biggest international stars of electronic music and 2015 is no different as the first 15 names are revealed. The party never stops in Zamárdi and all-star acts such as,Hardwell, Nicky Romero and Grammy award winning DJ and producer, Afrojack, will provide the music. In addition DVBBS, Boys Noize, Showtek and British singer and songwriter, Charli XCX, will be bringing good vibes to Balaton Sound this summer. Among the names we can also find Joey Bada$$, the brilliant multi-dimensional Berlin duo Pan-Pot and Dutch DJ and producer Quintino. The Sound crowd will definitely remember the shows by Vinai, Roni Size & Reprazent, Chris Liebing and SBCR DJ, also known as Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo from The Bloody Beetroots.
Miami, FL – USA (January 7, 2015) Ultra Music Festival has today revealed Phase One of the DJ and Live Performance lineup for its seventeenth annual edition, taking place on March 27, 28 and 29, 2015 at the beautiful Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
With the Phase One announcement, Ultra Music Festival can once again lay claim to releasing one of the most exciting and diverse festival billings in recent memory, with every genre across the electronic music space represented by the biggest and freshest acts on the planet.
AVICII will make his long-awaited return to the newly designed Ultra Main Stage having missed his 2014 performance due to illness. Famed for saving his most electrifying performances for the Ultra crowd (playing alongside Madonna in 2012 and debuting brand new material from his chart topping album ‘True’ in 2013), if past years are anything to go by fans are in for another incredible spectacle from the Swedish star. Fellow countrymen AXWELL^INGROSSO will be making their eagerly anticipated debut as a duo at Ultra Music Festival Miami, following a mesmerizing set at Ultra Japan in September 2014 and scheduled headlining sets at both Ultra South Africa and Buenos Aires in February 2015. With their first album as a pair set for release next year, a whole host of incredible new material is guaranteed to air. To add to the Main Stage fun, the likes of AFROJACK, ALESSO, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, DAVID GUETTA, ERIC PRYDZ, HARDWELL, KNIFE PARTY, MARTIN GARRIX, NICKY ROMERO, SKRILLEX, STEVE AOKI, STEVE ANGELLO and TIËSTO will all return to transform Bayfront Park into the world’s greatest electronic music gathering.
As a festival that prides itself on providing its fans with a huge range of varying sounds and experiences, Ultra Music Festival has also confirmed some of the most respected techno and deep house performers to join the more recognized names as headliners, with acts such as ADAM BEYER, CARL COX, DEEPDISH, DIXON, JAMIE JONES, LOCO DICE, MACEO PLEX, MARCO CAROLA and TALE OF US all preparing to bring their A-game to a range of the world’s most technically advanced stages.
Forever pushing the boundaries with its revolutionary live programming, Ultra’s now-legendary LIVE STAGE brings us something from every corner of the electronic music spectrum. Grammy-nominated RÖYKSOPP will play Ultra for the first time since 2011 to showcase their recently released (and what they claim to be their final) studio album, while South African rap duo DIE ANTWOORD, electronic group CLEAN BANDIT and Canadian vocalist KIESZA will all bring a different energy to the festivities, as they take to Ultra’s flagship festival for the very first time. Perhaps two of the most eagerly awaited shows across the weekend will come from Tropical House pioneer KYGO and virtuoso producer PORTER ROBINSON, who will each bring their own array of eclectic sounds to the befitting and iconic Klipsch Amphitheatre. With BASSNECTAR, KREWELLA and NETSKY assured to lay down a boatload of bass, Phase One also sees the likes of GORGON CITY, ODESZA and RAC confirmed to showcase their distinctive live shows.
Ultra ambassador and crowd favorite CARL COX returns to the ULTRA MEGASTRUCTURE for a groundbreaking eleventh year, in which the techno king will host his legendary CARL COX & FRIENDS across Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. Trance icon ARMIN VAN BUUREN will then take the reins of the fabled Megastructure on Sunday, March 29, to ensure the festival ends with a bang as he brings his ‘TOGETHER IN A STATE OF TRANCE’ show to the masses. Ever up-to-date with the latest trends in underground music, Ultra will also introduce a new setting this year in the form of the RESISTANCE stage, which will boast some of the very best techno and house from the world’s most exciting underground talent. Further information on all stages will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Adding further to the incredible list of aforementioned talent is a plethora of world-class artists, including ANDHIM, AGORIA, ANDY C, ART DEPARTMENT, BAKERMAT, BONOBO (DJ SET), CASHMERE CAT, EATS EVERYTHING, FEDDE LE GRAND, GALANTIS, GTA, GUTI, GUY GERBER, GUY J, HOT SINCE 82, JESSIE ANDREWS, JOHN DIGWEED, JORIS VOORN, JOSEPH CAPRIATI, KLANGKARUSSELL, KLINGANDE (LIVE), LAIDBACK LUKE, THE MAGICIAN, MARKUS SCHULZ, MARTIN BUTTRICH, THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS, MK, OLIVER HELDENS, PETE TONG, ROBIN SCHULZ, DJ SNAKE, DJ TENNIS, TENSNAKE, THOMAS JACK, TRIPPY TURTLE, UMEK, VICETONE, W&W, YELLOW CLAW, ZEDS DEAD and many more. See below for the full Phase One lineup.
Amsterdam becomes the centre of the global dance music scene for five days showcasing over 2000 international artists
With just three weeks to go, the preparations are in full swing for the nineteenth edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world's biggest club festival and leading conference for electronic music. Today the organization has finalized the already impressive festival line-up with the addition of new names. The five-day ADE Festival, which takes place from 15 to 19 October, will showcase a record number of 2,224 national and international artists from 57 countries.
More than 400 journalists, 5000 conference delegates and an expected 350,000 festival visitors are set to travel from all over the world to the city of Amsterdam, as the ADE, an initiative of Buma, puts the international spotlight on Amsterdam for five full days.
Unique locations across every part of the city The ADE Festival offers a hugely varied program, taking place across 85 of the cities most diverse locations. From traditional clubs and music venues like Melkweg, Studio 80, Paradiso, Trouw and Escape, to post-industrial sheds in the NDSM shipyard and the Westergasterrein, as well as rather more unusual venues like the Concertgebouw, the Compagnietheater and the Amsterdam Arena, alongside newly incorporated venues like the Volkshotel and the Tolhuistuin, the ADE Festival is truly the biggest club festival in world.
New acts revealed today: Anja Schneider (DE), Antal (NL), Armin van Buuren (NL), Bassjackers (NL), Ben Klock (DE), Ben UFO (GB), Black Coffee (ZA), Buraka Som Sistema (PT), Carl Craig (US), Chuckie (NL), Dash Berlin (NL), Detroit Swindle (NL), DJ Harvey (GB), DJ Jazzy Jeff (US), DVS1 (US), Falco Benz (NL), FKA Twigs (GB), Floating Points (GB), Four Tet (GB), François K (FR), GAIA (NL), Goldfish (ZA), Heidi (DE), Hieroglyphic Being (US), Hunee (DE), Interstellar Funk (NL), Jackmaster (GB), Jamie Jones (GB), Job Jobse (NL), John Dahlbäck (US), Jon Hopkins (GB), Joy Orbison (GB), Julio Bashmore (GB), Kevin Saunderson (US), Knarsetand (NL), Legowelt (NL), Magda (Poland), Mano Le Tough (IE), Marcel Dettmann (DE), Martin Garrix (NL), Martyn (NL), Mathew Jonson (CA), Matthew Dear (US), Max Cooper (GB), Michel de Hey (NL), Mike Mago (NL), Mind Against (IT), MR Probz (NL), Osunlade (US), Outbreak (AU), Paul Oakenfold (GB), Pete Tong (GB), Prosumer (GB), Robert Hood (US), Ron Morelli (US), Ron Trent (US), Secret Cinema (NL), Seth Troxler (US), Seven Davis Jr (US), Skream (GB), Soul Clap (US), Steve Rachmad (NL), Subp Yao (NL), Surgeon (GB), Talaboman (ES & SE), Tale Of Us (IT), Tama Sumo (DE), The Prophet (NL), tINI (DE), Tommie Sunshine (US), Tommy, Four Seven (DE), Traxx (US), Tripeo (NL), Voices From The Lake (IT), Wildstylez (NL), William Kouam Djoko (NL), Young Marco (NL)
These acts join a total of 2,224 acts performing at this years event, including: A Made Up Sound (NL), Adam Beyer (SE), Adana Twins (DE), Afrojack (NL), Alan Fitzpatrick (GB), Alex Bau (DE), Andy Moor (GB), Axel Boman (SE), Ben Sims (GB), Benny Rodrigues (NL), Black Asteroid (US), Black Sun Empire (NL), Blacknecks (GB), Blawan (GB), Bugge Wesseltoft (NO), Butch (DE), Camo & Krooked (AT), Catz 'N Dogz (PL), Chase & Status (GB), Chris Liebing (DE), Christian Smith (SE), Danny Daze (US), Dave Clarke (GB), David August (DE), Davide Squillace (IT), De Sluwe Vos (NL), Deep Dish (US), Derrick May (US), DJ Koze (DE), DJ Pierre (US), DJ Rush (US), DJ Stingray 313 (US), DJ W!LD (FR), Dollkraut (NL), Dominik Eulberg (DE), Dubfire (US), DVS1 (US), Eats Everything (GB), Extrawelt (DE), Funkinevil (Kyle Hall & Funkineven) (US & GB), Gaiser (US), Gary Beck (GB), Green Velvet (US), Gregor Tresher (DE), Gui Boratto (BR), Guti (AR), Guy Gerber (IL), H.O.S.H. (DE), Hardwell (NL), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Hot Since 82 (GB), Joey Beltram (US), John Digweed (GB), Joris Voorn (NL), Joseph Capriati (IT), Julian Jeweil (FR), Karenn (GB), Karotte (DE), KiNK (BG), Kollektiv Turmstrasse (DE), Kölsch (DK), Kryder (GB), Laurent Garnier (FR), Loco Dice (DE), Lunice (CA), Maceo Plex (US), Maetrik (US), Marcel Vogel (NL), Marcellus Pittman (US), Martin Buttrich (DE), Matador (IE), Max Graef (AU), Maya Jane Coles (GB), Michael Mayer (DE), Monika Kruse (DE), Mount Kimbie (GB), Nic Fanciulli (GB), Nicky Romero (NL), Nicole Moudaber (GB), Nina Kraviz (RU), Noisia (NL), Nuno dos Santos (NL), Oscar Mulero (ES), Pan-Pot (DE), Pleasurekraft (US), Popof (FR), Rebekah (GB), Recondite (DE), Ricardo Villalobos (CL), Robag Wruhme (DE), Rødhåd (DE), Rustie (GB), Sasha (GB), Scuba (GB), Shadow Child (GB), Solomun (DE), Speedy J (NL), Stefano Noferini (IT), Stephan Bodzin (DE), Super8 & Tab (FI), Ten Walls (LT), The Magician (BE), Tom Trago (NL), Truss (GB), Zoot Woman (GB) and many more.
The full list of confirmed acts can be found at www.a-d-e.nl
The world famous Electric Daisy Carnival returns to the UK for its second year and the Summer Festival Guide has the details for what ECD have in store for 2014.
Firstly, EDC will now run over 2 days from the 12th – 13 July and will move from last years London location to the iconic Milton Keynes Bowl. The bowl will be transformed into a brand new world. It provides the perfect setting for Electric Daisy Carnival UK and everything that comes along with it, including a line-up that boasts the brightest dance music stars, with stages including Kinetic Field, Circuit Grounds and Cosmic Meadow.
This years artists are some of the biggest EDM artists in the world and the lineup includes the likes of Avicii, Steve Angello, Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero, Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Nervo and many more!
The festival will feature its signature creative elements including state-of-the-art production and specialeffects, roaming costumed performers and interactive art installations. EDCUK will be a vibrant hub of creative energy and activity, taking fans from day into night. Expect an unrivalled visual experience, as Electric Daisy Carnival UK presents the biggest LED show, never seen before in the UK for one weekend only, and takes pyrotechnics to a whole new level.
The line-up is as impressive as ever, reading like a who’s who of electronic music. On Saturday July 12, arguably the biggest and most successful global star of 2013, Avicii, will take over the decks of the KineticField, while house music hero and one of the most prominent acts in the history of electronic music, SteveAngello, will also play, as well as US electro house star SteveAoki, plus NickyRomero, chart-storming MartinGarrix and bombastic brothers Showtek.
CircuitGrounds presents a list of heavyweights on July 12 who epitomise the trance genre. Undisputed trance master Paul van Dyk travels to Milton Keynes Bowl, alongside the unique FerryCorsten, progressive head ØrjanNilsen, captivating Brit SimonPatterson, the multi-talented BenGold, and a very special guest appearance from the daddy himself PaulOakenfold.
On July 12 CosmicMeadow represents techno’s leading artists. Italian techno ambassador and Music On man MarcoCarola heads a line-up that includes electronic pioneer Dubfire, house hot property Hot Since 82, figurehead and innovator Davide Squillace and the always-electric Timo Maas.
The UK’s very own CalvinHarris takes to the KineticField stage on July 13, along with legend FatboySlim, the unstoppable Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, dancefloor-destroying duo NERVO, Dutch DJ of the moment R3hab and Carnage. The focal point of the festival, the KineticField stage will be bigger than ever, with all the out-of-this-world production that can be expected from an EDC event.
The Circuit Grounds stage will be transformed on July 13, hosting some of the leaders and up-and-comers in dance music. Electro hotheads Blasterjaxx join new-gen DJ Dannic, and chart topper DVBBS. Dyro brings his breakthrough sounds, wunderkind DJ and producer JulianJordan appears, LaidbackLuke provides unparalleled mayhem, Rebecca & Fiona supply high energy revelry, and Sander van Doorn raises hands.
And on July 13 the Cosmic Meadow stage takes things harder and heavier, with genre-bending turntablist A Trak, BBC Radio 1 bass connoisseur B.Traits with MCJuma, HARD Events head honcho Destructo, moombahton pioneer DillonFrancis, bassbin-shaking GorgonCity, dynamic electronic mixing duo Jack Beats, moody house outfit My Nu Leng and Shift K3Y drops garage-infused beats.
Expect fireworks, foods from around the world, dancers, performance artists, costumes, sound, light and creative energy. There will be carnival rides and dramatic décor and fans are encouraged to dress up and make this their most special day.
An experience to remember forever, Electric Daisy Carnival UK is the very best of days.
Tickets are on sale now. Early bird tickets are priced at £55 (+ booking fee) for the day, and £100 (+ booking fee) for the whole weekend, and are available for a limited time.
Line-up: Saturday July 12 Kinetic Field Avicii Steve Angello Steve Aoki Nicky Romero Martin Garrix Showtek
Cosmic Meadow Marco Carola Dubfire Joris Voorn Hot Since 82 Davide Squillace Timo Maas
Circuit Grounds Paul van Dyk Ferry Corsten Ørjan Nilsen Simon Patterson Ben Gold Special Guest Paul Oakenfold
Sunday July 13 Kinetic Field Calvin Harris Fatboy Slim Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike NERVO R3hab Carnage
Circuit Grounds (alphabetical order) Blasterjaxx Dannic DVBBS Dyro Julian Jordan Laidback Luke Rebecca & Fiona Sander van Doorn
Cosmic Meadow hosted by HARD (alphabetical order) A Trak B.Traits feat. MC Juma Destructo Dillon Francis Gorgon City Jack Beats My Nu Leng Shift K3Y
This year's South West Four or SW4 as its more commonly known as celebrated its tenth year anniversary and had a spectacular lineup to match.
Closing out Sunday night on the main stage was headliner Example. His presence on stage with his live band brought a continued wave of euphoric energy over the grounds of Clapham Common as he kicked off his set with 'Kickstarts'. Bouncing around the stage like an energiser bunny and fresh off a main stage performance at Glastonbury, the sold out 30,000 crowd filled the main arena to wave their hands in the air to tracks 'Won't Go Quietly', 'Stay Awake', 'Watch the Sun Come Up', and his new single 'All the Wrong Places'. Complete with a massive laser display and pyrotechnics showering the Clapham Common grounds, Example sent out this years SW4 in style!
The UKF hosted main arena also had massive sets from SW4 favourites Knife Party, Dutch DJ Nicky Romero, Drum and Bass master Andy C, American Trap sensation Baauer and special guest, the one and only Steve Aoki.
Having recently started a trend of spraying champagne and throwing cakes into the crowd, we were waiting in anticipation for Steve Aoki to hit the stage to see what crazy antics he would bring to the London. Kicking off with his new track, it didn't take long for Aoki to balance himself up on the DJ booth to present to the crowd what looked like an M&S chocolate cake. Pointing a finger out across the crowd, he takes aim and tosses the cake high into the sky, as the crowd disperse to avoid being literally cake faced, the cake splats onto the ground spraying up onto those unfortunately enough to "get a piece". Steve Aoki then topped his set off by running out to the barriers with a bottle of champagne to spray those that were front and centre to complete an entertaining performance.
Earlier on in the day in the Together Arena the iconic Soul II Soul drew an packed out crowd to see Jazzy B and the rest of the troupe. Jazzy B got on the mic to say "Its great to be on this side of the river" as the north Londoner's treated the crowd to tracks like 'Keep on Movin', 'Back to Life', 'Get a Life' and more which kept the fans grooving throughout their hour long set.
The Bedrock arena had special guest and legendary German DJ and producer Sven Vath get the mid afternoon crowd bopping their heads with a typical Vath set full of techno house goodies that you can't help but shake your ass to! Vath is still one of few DJ's that performs with Vinyl and its a pleasure to see this against all the digital DJ's these days.
Also up in the Bedrock arena is flight shy Eric Prydz whose also another SW4 fan favourite. Featured regularly over the years, Prydz never disappoints. His electro infused big room house sound has served him well over the years and this years set at SW4 was one of the best ones yet.
Closing out the Bedrock tent and performing in a Skull like custom made DJ booth is Alex Ridha, who is more famously known as Boyz Noise, a german electronic music producer who brings his lively and innovative live show to SW4. His innovative mix of different genres of music with electronic music makes it easy to understand why he is in huge demand and why his live sets are praised around the world! His energy transcends over the packed tent to ensure that everyone is treated to a special show.
With John Digweed, Pete Tong, Erick Morillo, Dillon Francis, RL Grime, Friction, Crazy P, The 2 Bears and more performing on Sunday it was yet another example that its best not to mess with a formula of bringing one of the biggest dance music lineups to London every Bank Holiday weekend. SW4 have stuck to their roots of doing what they know best, throwing a massive weekender party in a park and have had 10 years of success by doing so. If you haven't ever been to SW4, we recommend you prepare for next year as each year just seems to exceed the previous, see you on the Common in 2014!
Cream Ibiza returns to superclub Amnesia with a roster of world-class artists set amongst some of the best production on the planet.
As one of Ibiza’s longest running and most successful parties, the line-up for this year’s season doesn’t disappoint with Cream’s heavyweight headliners Calvin Harris, Above & Beyond, Paul Van Dyk and Laidback Luke returning for the season to make Cream Ibiza the destination for clubbers on the island.
The Main Room’s ice cannons will be blasting to the sounds of one of the biggest electronic acts in the world, Above & Beyond who are back for six dates across the season. If that wasn’t enough, long-serving Cream Ibiza headliner Paul van Dyk will be returning for eight dates this summer.
Cream are also very excited to announce that the man that started it all in Ibiza, Paul Oakenfold will be taking to the Main Room decks for this year’s Opening Party. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for this very special show.
Following the success of their performances last season, we welcome back Eddie Halliwell, Gareth Emery, John O’Callaghan, Mat Zo, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Gareth Wyn and Ben Gold to do what they do best, make you wish the party would never end.
Other new faces for this season include Russian sensation Arty whose track ‘Together We Are’ can be heard in every club at the moment plus Anjuna’s Norin & Rad and BBC Radio 1’s Jordan Suckley.
The Mixmag terrace is famed for its epic soundsystem and incredible laser lightshow so it was only fair that Cream sourced a roster of incredible artists to match. This year global superstar Calvin Harris will take to the decks for 8 dates across the season whilst Laidback Luke brings his SuperYou&Me party for 4 dates.
Along with our incredible headliners we’re also bring a host of fresh faces from across the globe to the Mixmag Terrace including Swedish phenomenon Alesso and Dutch house stars Nicky Romero and Hardwell. If that wasn’t enough the man of a ‘Million Voices’ Otto Knows makes his Cream Ibiza debut along with Moda’s Tom Staar.
Cream are also pleased to announce that some of our favourite acts will be returning to the Mixmag Terrace including Dirty South, fresh off the back of his brand new album ‘Speed of Life’, after a year hiatus from Cream Ibiza we can’t wait to see him back behind the decks. Other acts returning include Michael Woods, Chris Lake and Burns.
Cream Ibiza launches the season on Thursday 13th June at Amnesia, San Rafael, and will host the closing party on Thursday 19th September.
Cream Ibiza 2013 – Listings
Thursday 13th June Cream Ibiza Opening Party Main Room Paul Van Dyk Paul Oakenfold John O’Callaghan + More
Mixmag Terrace presents SuperYou&Me Laidback Luke Special Guest: Hardwell Henrix + More
Thursday 20th June In association with Ibizan Heat Main Room Eddie Halliwell Aly & Fila Ben Gold
Mixmag Terrace TBA
Thursday 27th June Main Room Above & Beyond Guest TBA Gareth Wyn + More
Mixmag Terrace presents SuperYou&Me Laidback Luke Guest TBA Moska + More
Thursday 4th July Main Room presents Politics of Dancing Paul Van Dyk Eddie Halliwell John O’Callaghan + More
Mixmag Terrace Calvin Harris Michael Woods Burns + More
Thursday 11th July Main Room AnjunaBeats Presents Above & Beyond Arty Gareth Wyn + More
Mixmag Terrace Calvin Harris Nicky Romero Burns + More
Thursday 18th July Main Room Paul Van Dyk Eddie Halliwell John O’Callaghan + More
Mixmag Terrace Calvin Harris Dirty South Burns + More
Thursday 25th July Main Room Paul Van Dyk Gareth Emery John O’Callaghan + More
Mixmag Terrace Calvin Harris Hardwell Burns + More
Thursday 1st August Cream Ibiza Birthday Main Room Paul Van Dyk Eddie Halliwell Gareth Wyn + More
Mixmag Terrace Calvin Harris Laidback Luke Burns + More
Thursday 8th August Main Room AnjunaBeats Presents Above & Beyond Arty Gareth Wyn + More
Mixmag Terrace Calvin Harris Guest TBA Burns + More
Thursday 15th August Main Room AnjunaBeats Presents Above & Beyond Mat Zo Norin & Rad Gareth Wyn
Mixmag Terrace Calvin Harris Chris Lake Burns + More
Thursday 22nd August Main Room Above & Beyond Gareth Emery Gareth Wyn + More
Mixmag Terrace Calvin Harris Michael Woods Burns + More
Thursday 29th August Main Room presents Politics of Dancing Paul Van Dyk Eddie Halliwell Giuseppe Ottaviani + More
Mixmag Terrace Alesso
Otto Knows Tom Staar + More
Thursday 5th September Main Room Paul Van Dyk Gareth Emery John O’Callaghan + More
Mixmag Terrace presents SuperYou&Me Laidback Luke Guest TBA Deorro + More
Thursday 12th September Main Room Above & Beyond Guest TBA Jordan Suckley Gareth Wyn + More
Mixmag Terrace TBA
Thursday 19th September Cream Ibiza Closing Party Main Room presents Politics of Dancing Paul Van Dyk Eddie Halliwell Aly & Fila + More
Mixmag Terrace presents SuperYou&Me Laidback Luke Guest TBA G.T.A + More
Over the past six months we have strived to deliver to you what we believe is the biggest line up we have ever seen at the festival, starting with Saturday headliners, The Prodigy.
As one of the most, if not the most influential dance acts on the planet, we’re pleased to announce The Prodigy will be headlining the North Stage on Saturday 24th August for their only UK performance this year. Expect bomb squad production, appendix churning bass and rushing keyboard hooks as you experience one of the greatest live shows of your lifetime.
Headlining the South Stage on Saturday will be Avicii. After thousands watched the Swedish phenomenon smash it last year we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us this time. Whilst Avicii enjoys the fresh heights of fame, one DJ who has been at the top of his game for the past two decades is Tiësto. A performer who has transcended musical genres, Tiësto continues to be one of the World’s top DJs and that’s why we’re happy to announce that he will be returning with the Clublife South Stage on Sunday. Proceeding with our world class line-up, we welcome back David Guetta who continues his global domination with the news that he has hit the 1 million sales record for his track ‘Titanium’ ft Sia, not to mention the numerous awards he has won over the past 12 months. As ever David will be bringing his full scale production and vast music catalogue to close Sunday’s North Stage.
Size Records has become the starting block for many a DJ/producer over the past few years and at its helm is Steve Angello. As one of the most successful electronic producers of his time, Steve’s sets at Creamfields are always epic and we assure you this year will be no different. If that wasn’t enough we've also got his partner in crime Sebastian Ingrosso hosting his very first ‘All Mixed Up’ arena on Sunday. If you haven’t experienced these guys’ sets before, you better get ready because they know how to party, hard.
One DJ collective who uphold a 100% success rate for giving their audience goosebumps are Above & Beyond, famed for their interactive, uplifting performances we can’t wait to have them back at the show. Another act we’re excited to see is Paul van Dyk. Paul is a Cream legend, having played for the festival nearly every year since its inception and also maintaining a successful residency at Cream Ibiza he consistently delivers and will be back to headline the Cream Arena on Sunday.
Further highlights this year include Eric Prydz aka Pryda whose February Essential Mix is still a constant on the Creamfields office speakers plus the ferocious Knife Party who will take to Saturday’s South Stage to treat us with their heady cocktail of sounds from dubstep and electro to drum and bass and moombahton. They will be joined by the DJ with the Midas touch, Nicky Romero, who recently celebrated his first UK number 1 with the track ‘I Could Be The One’ featuring Avicii. We also have Grammy-award winner Afrojack, DJ Mag Top 100 #6 Hardwell, wonderkid Porter Robinson and Refune prodigy Alesso who is back after that amazing set on last year’s South Stage. Also listen out for Groove Armada as they will be sure to debut some brand new tracks in the Nation Arena as they recently announced that they’re heading back into the studio. From legends to fresh faces we couldn’t believe our eyes when we first saw Madeon play, so much talent and still only 18! If you haven’t seen his ‘Pop Culture’ video on YouTube yet – look now – and don’t miss his North Stage debut.
Ensuring our stages are kept booming across both days we’ve put together a delectable line-up of stars including NERVO, Zane Lowe, Zedd, Tommy Trash, Feed Me, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Borgore, Norman Doray, Alvaro, Major Look Tom Staar, and Pegboard Nerds.
Shaking things up for this year we introduce a fresh new arena from Pete Tong. The All Gone Pete Tong arena embodies Pete’s ability to push and nurture new talent whilst still representing the artists who helped forge the scene. First on the invite list is Sasha, ready to drop tracks from his brand new Involv3r compilation release and making a welcome return to the festival after a year hiatus. Moving on from one of Mixmag’s first cover stars to their DJ of 2012, Solomun, will be bringing the sounds of his Diynamic label to the show for the first time. Completing this tasty first line-up are leading DJ/ producers Joris Voorn, David Squillace, Hernan Cattaneo, Hot Since 82 and Jaymo & Andy George. Bring it.
From ‘All Gone Pete Tong’ to ‘All Mixed Up’; the brand new arena presented by Sebastian Ingrosso, which features himself and protégé Alesso as well as very special guest Armand van Helden, Otto Knows, Mat Zo, Deniz Koyu and Carli. Whilst Steve Angello and the Size Matters posse will be raising the roof once again with acts Benny Benassi, AN21, Max Vangeli, Third Party, Tim Mason, Quilinez and Wayne & Woods.
Creamfields’ first lady Annie Mac has pulled it out of the bag once again with the line-up for the Annie Mac Presents Arena which includes a live performance from the BBC’s coveted Sound of 2013 #2 act, AlunaGeorge. The über talented duo will also be joined by breakthrough house producerJulio Bashmore whose infectious melodies are certain to provide the perfect summer festival vibe, and the extremely talented Eats Everything and his ‘Feather Fight’ cohort Justin Martin. In addition, we also welcome rising stars Toddla T Sound and Monki and along with the man behind the ‘Harlem Shake,' Baauer.
After last year we have made it our mission to get the acts you missed back to this year’s festival including the mighty Richie Hawtin and his unique ENTER. Arena concept. Now an award-winning night in Ibiza, ENTER. will provide a Balearic atmosphere on Sunday complimented by the beats of the mighty Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Gaiser, Paco Osuna and Hobo.
As a much revered institution at Creamfields we’re always excited to see the line-up for the Pryda Friends Arena and this year Eric Prydz has surpassed even our expectations offering up sets from renowned techno producer Marco Carola, RA’s #10 of 2012 Maya Jane Coles plus a welcome return from Adam Beyer. We also have a debut appearance from Maceo Plex and music from Scuba, George Fitzgerald and Fehrplay.
When it comes to bass, beats and solid grooves there are two people who never let you down and that’s why this year we’ve asked Skream & Benga to curate a brand new arena for Saturday. Skream & Benga present will feature sets from the men themselves as well as a few of their friends including Ram Records founder Andy C, Redlight, Rustie, Jack Beats, Alvin Risk, Zinc, Bondax, Clean Bandit, Kidnap Kid, Woz plus many more.
Celebrating the landmark 10th edition of their renowned label showcase with ‘Anjunabeats Volume 10’, Above & Beyond present the Anjunabeats Arena in association with Mixmag for the first time at Creamfields offering plenty of euphoric, hands in the air moments with a little help from their ‘On A Good Day’ co-producer Gareth Emery, Cream legend Paul Oakenfold and Arty. They will also be bringing the cream of the Anjuna crop in the form of Norin & Rad and Andrew Bayer.
Topping up the trance on Sunday we have the iconic Cream Arena, our longest standing arena, filled with memories, many made by these guys –Paul van Dyk and Ferry Corsten. They will be celebrating this special anniversary with John O’Callaghan, Simon Patterson, Jordan Suckleyand Adam Sheridan.
Prepare your superhero costumes as Laidback Luke returns with the SuperYou&Me Arena! Steve Aoki will finally make his Creamfields debut along with his rider of cakes, inflatables and plenty of champagne for everyone! And the party doesn’t stop there! Eddie Halliwell will be making sure you’re fired up while Chuckie and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano will be making up the Dutch contingent supported by Tom Swoon and La Fuenta.
Whilst Skream & Benga ensure the bass is covered on Saturday, Mistajam will show us what his Speakerbox imprint has got on Sunday with a headline live performance from Sub Focus and a Creamfields debut for London boys Modestep. The raw talent in this arena doesn’t end there with sets to look forward to from Digital Soundboy’s Shy Fx plus Mistajam himself, Monsta, Killsonik, Friction, Majestic, Decibel, North Base andBitR8.
After last year’s success we’re bringing the Nation concept undercover with the Nation Arena headlined by Groove Armada, with return performances from A-Trak, Fake Blood and Jaguar Skills. Plus we’ve also got sets from emerging talent Jackmaster, Burns and Eli & Fur.
Providing beats on the harder side of dance is the Goodgreef Xtra-Hard Arena which features performances from the likes of Kutksi, Andy Whitby, Alex Kidd, the Organ Donors plus many more, and for those who prefer the finer side of life, Hed Kandi return as hosts of the Hospitality Arena.
It has become somewhat of a tradition to have the Mixmag as our official warm-up hosts for the festival and this year is no different as they bring you ‘That Mixmag Thing’ silent disco arena on Friday 23rd August with DJ Mag’s youngest covermount artist – at just 17! – Danny Avila and Mixmag’s ‘one to watch’ Deniz Koyu plus the Mixmag Allstars. If you like things a little deeper and darker then Riva Starr’s Snatch! silent disco arena is the place for you. This year Riva has brought with him some of the most exciting acts to watch out for this year including ‘Producers Producer’ Duke Dumont, Dirty Bird’s Shadow Child and more. We can’t wait for this! Finally Unit7 introduce the WRHSmusic arena armed with their favourite acts of the moment, including Russ Chimes who will be bringing his own unique brand of amped up, atmospheric and pop-savvy dance music to the silent disco as well as the brilliant Citizen.
SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST
North Stage The Prodigy ONLY UK PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR Madeon Zane Lowe Zedd Borgore Major Look Tom Staar
South stage Avicii Knife Party Nicky Romero Nervo Norman Doray + More
Anjunabeats in Association with Mixmag Above & Beyond Paul Oakenfold Arty Norin & Rad Andrew Bayer Gareth Wyn Rob Harnetty Very Special Guest: Gareth Emery
Size Matters Steve Angello Benny Benassi AN21 Max Vangeli Third Party Tim Mason Qulinez Wayne & Woods
Pryda Friends Eric Prydz Marco Carola Adam Beyer Maceo Plex Scuba George Fitzgerald Fehrplay Very Special Guest: Maya Jane Coles
Annie Mac Presents Annie Mac Julio Bashmore Eats Everything Toddla T Sound Justin Martin Baauer Monki Live: Alunageorge
It’s all gone…. Pete Tong Pete Tong Solomun Joris Voorn David Squillace Hernan Cattaneo Hot Since 82 Jaymo & Andy George Very Special guest: Sasha
Skream & Benga present Skream Benga Andy C Redlight Rustie Jack Beats Alvin Risk Zinc Bondax Clean Bandit Kidnap Kid Woz + More
Hed Kandi Hospitality Phil Faversham Carl Hanaghan Sam Cannon DJ Eibhlin Dean Oram (Percussion) Tom Da Lips (Saxophone)
SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST
Clublife South Stage Tiësto Steve Angello Hardwell Tommy Trash Alvaro + More
North Stage David Guetta Afrojack Feed Me Porter Robinson Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Pegboard Nerds
Sebastian Ingrosso presents All Mixed Up Sebastian Ingrosso Alesso Otto Knows Mat Zo Deniz Koyu Carli Very Special Guest Armand Van Helden
Cream Paul van Dyk Ferry Corsten John O Callaghan Simon Patterson Jordan Suckley Adam Sheridan
Having been on our hit list for many years, South West Four is delighted to welcome one of planet Earth’s greatest DJs, the magnificent Marco Carola, for our colossal 10th Anniversary festivities. The much loved Italian’s epic journeys through deep techno have caused widespread mayhem over the years, particularly his lengthy sets on the Amnesia Ibiza terrace as part for his Cocoon and Music On residencies. The latter proved to be the talk of the White Isle last summer, with Italy’s finest export since going onto headline festivals across the world such as Timewarp and Awakenings. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome him to London… SW4 style!
Always ranking high on any DJ list that matters, Solomun is one of the most in-demand DJs of recent times. Named 2012 ‘DJ of the year’ by Mixmag, the Hamburg based producer has been making huge waves with his unique and modern blend of techno and house. The Diynamic imprint which he founded has allowed Solomun to spread his name yet further, which is set to be elevated to a whole new level this summer via amajor Ibizan residency soon to be announced. Making his SW4 debut this year, Solomun is simply a must see.
Sander Van Doorn is a force to be reckoned with. Synonymous with trance, electro and techno, Sander’s rise to superstardom over the past ten years is testament to his raw talent and dedication. Through classics such as ‘Grasshopper’, ‘Punk’d’ and ‘Riff’, recent hits like ‘Nothing Inside’ and massive collaborations and remixes of The Killers, Lady Gaga, Artic Monkeys, Robbie Williams and Depeche Mode, Sander has developed his own sound which shrugs off the confines of genre typecasting. With a tour schedule that sees him play to more than a million fans each year, we look forward to welcoming Sander to ourhallowed turf, as he leaves his mark on our 10th Anniversary.
ADDED TO SW4 DAY TWO: SAT 25TH AUGUST
BOYS NOIZE [LIVE] · NICKY ROMERO · BAAUER
Returning for the first time since hosting a Boys Noize Records Arena in 2010, SW4 is extremely excited to welcome back the inimitable Boys Noize for our 10th Anniversary. Bringing to Clapham Common his hotly anticipated ‘Skull’ live show in a full UK festival exclusive, Boys Noize will display the kind of talents that resulted in Rolling Stone Magazine voting him amongst the top 10 ‘DJs who rule the Earth’ in 2012. Famed for pushing electronic music to the very limit, his latest album ‘Out of the Black’ has gained acclaim from critics and peers alike, whilst his new project alongside Skrillex called ‘Dog Blood’ has been setting the world on fire. His live show is going to be an unforgettable experience… you have been warned!
Another artist making his SW4 debut this year is Nicky Romero, who entered the 2012 DJ Magazine Top 100 Poll at number 17 – the highest new entry. Recently, he launched his own ‘Protocol’ brand – involving arecord label, club night and radio show which has gathered huge momentum in a short space of time, reaching over twenty million listeners worldwide each week. Not bad for a 23 year old. Last year Nicky worked with Calvin Harris, Rihanna and Avicii; it’s worrying to think what 2013 will hold. One thing is for sure; Nicky Romero is set to conquer the planet. His next stop? SW4!
Brooklyn’s prodigal son Baauer has been causing quite a stir of late. You would be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard Harlem Shake or been caught up in the madness that ensues in each video. The man behind the Shake certainly has more feathers to his bow, having remixed the likes of Nero, The Prodigy and fellow trap-heads Flosstradamus, as well as claiming the #1 spot in the iTunes America Chart. In 2012 he signed with the LuckyMe family, whilst his latest offering ‘Higher’ with famed hip-hop producer Just Blaze, looks set to repeat the success of ‘Harlem Shake’. Watch out world; Baauer has landed.