Creamfields 2021 lineup expands

Creamfields continues to tease fans as they’ve just unleashed more names for their 2021 edition, new additions include Pendulum – TRINITY, Chase & Status (DJ Set),  Oliver Heldens, Sven Väth, Pete Tong, Vini Vici, Michael Bibi, Kölsch, W&W, Sub Focus (DJ Set), Jax Jones, Gorgon City, Gareth Emery, Claptone, Sigma, Hybrid Minds, Holy Goof, Enrico Sangiuliano, Cristoph, Jonas Blue, SASASAS, Dimension, Cosmic Gate, Bassjackers, Franky Wah, Low Steppa, Brennan Heart, Kutski, Friction, Chris Lorenzo, Mason Collective, Eli Brown, Leftwing:Kody, Offaiah, Notion, La Fleur, James Organ and SOSA.

As one of the most anticipated festivals of any year, this latest onslaught join previously announced heavyweights Above & Beyond, Adam Beyer, ANNA, Andy C, Ben Nicky, Boris Brejcha, Carl Cox, Darren Styles, deadmau5, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Disciples, Eric Prydz HOLOSPHERE, Example, Fisher, Hannah Wants, Hot Since 82, KC Lights, Laidback Luke, Martin Garrix, MK, My Nu Leng, Nightlapse, Paul Woolford, Peggy Gou, Scooter, Tchami, Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet and Yousef.

We Are FSTVL 2015 Review

Essex isn’t the typical location which global-touring DJs and electronic music figureheads Carl Cox, Seth Troxler and Steve Angello are used to playing. Though arguably more familiar with Vegas, Ibiza and European crowds, Upminster-based We Are FSTVL attracts the biggest names in house, techno and on Sunday, EDM.

Now in its third year, We Are FSTVL brings in 30,000 music lovers over its weekend. Think of it as the electronic music equivalent of V Festival. Cleverly targeted at the Essex party-going population, for an extra £40, a VIP ticket allows access to the VIP area – a regular festival feature offering that little bit more; there’s a separate VIP stage (Mark Knight’s Toolroom Records and MK’s Area10 host it respectively), hot tubs, hair salon, glitter and face paint stations and remarkably cleaner toilets, as well as higher viewing platforms back on the main site.

As one of the year’s first proper festivals, Saturday unsurprisingly sold-out in advance, while last remaining Sunday tickets were available on the door. Despite a windy start with grey clouds looming above, the weather stayed dry and summery; rare for a UK festival in late May.

Whilst the generously-sized main stage hosted the likes of Gorgon City and Solomun under sunny skies, Summer Festival Guide found itself at the Used & Abused stage for a great deal of the weekend. Creatively, the industrial design of an aircraft hanger made it seem as though we’d been teleported to an underground club in Europe; fitting for the dark and deep techno acts it showcased. A gargantuan three-hour set from Loco Dice made it near impossible to leave, while Drumcode Records founder Adam Beyer later delivered a set of intense, unrelenting techno. Most notable, its impeccable sound quality, remaining consistent throughout the weekend.

Elsewhere on Saturday’s bill, house sets from Simon Dunmore and Oliver Dollar on the Defected Records stage, and Redlight and Waze & Odyssey in the What Hannah Wants tent, ensured both were permanently filled. Meanwhile, globally-renowned DJ’s Seth Troxler and Carl Cox closed out the opening night on the main stage, respectively, each proving memorable highlights.

Seth’s acidic, techno-heavy set, complete with hypnotic swirling red and black visuals, saw the sun go down, before house music legend Carl Cox took the helm. Opening strongly with Deetron’s piano-house builder ‘Photon’, a sea of mobile phones lit up the night sky. The first person to majorly interact with the crowd, Cox encourages, “Carl Cox is in the house. Who’s ready?” as laser lights scour the audience and confetti explodes from cannons.

The only downside with We Are FSTVL though, is the non-camping policy, meaning that thousands of people need to be transported from the site back to wherever they may be staying. According to social media comments, people were reportedly left for hours on the roadside as shuttle buses and taxis struggled to cope with the number of attendees, though by Sunday this was far less of an issue.

As Sunday morning falls, so does the rain; but luckily only on SFG’s commute to the site. Once on-site, the ground is mostly dry as the sun steadily rears its head. The day’s first highlight comes from Dirtybird boss Claude VonStroke who, rare that he comes to the UK, delivers a crowd-pleasing set on the Paradise stage, dropping his own ‘Make A Cake’, ‘Barrump’ and Jesse Rose-collaboration ‘Bare Mountain’, proving Dirtybird as one of the finest electronic labels around; their forward-thinking, unique sound a clear hit with the Essex punters. Later, another Dirtybird affiliate, J Phlip, goes back-to-back with Huxley over in the VIP village, each dropping bass-heavy productions to a growing crowd.

Back at SFG’s favourite stage, the aircraft hanger, now hosted by Cocoon, Ten Walls and Sven Vath each deliver building techno sets; Sven’s hard-hitting sound complimented by female dancers spread across the stage.

At the complete other end of the electronic music spectrum, the main stage welcomes Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard before Oliver Heldens takes over, delivering an unexpectedly stand-out set. Mixing his own ‘deep house’ tracks ‘Gecko’, ‘This’ and ‘You Know’ with tracks from EDM’s biggest names the young producer’s clearly having a great time as he bopps around and shuffles in front of the DJ decks. It’s like watching a child in a sweet shop. “Let me see your hands Essex”, he shouts excitedly, before closing with an EDM remix of Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do. Unpretentious and heaps of fun, Heldens’ set is a great warm-up for the bombastic sounds of Knife Party.

Older fan –favourites ‘Bonfire’ and ‘Internet Friends’ mix well with a newer track which we are told is “for the UK family”; it sounds somewhat influenced by Major Laser. 15 minutes late, Steve Angello’s set begins with dramatic orchestral sounds and visuals as the former Swedish House Mafia member reveals that he’s travelled all the way from Sweden. Appearing like a silhouette throughout the show because of the strobe lights, he works the crowd with Robin S’ ‘Show Me Love’ and later, new single ‘Children of the Wild’ impresses.

Over in the Paradise tent, the sound parallels as Jamie Jones lays down chunky tech-house rollers by the dozen, whilst Mele’ closes out the Hospitality stage, leaving Shadow Child and DJ S.K.T to continue the party for VIP ticket-holders only in the Area 10 tent.

As We Are FSTVL comes to a close nearing 1am, luckily there’s a London-located after-party being taking the festivities through until 6am Monday!

We Are FSTVL continues to thrive as one of the UK’s best medium-sized festivals, offering a diverse range of electronic music over a usually sunny weekend. Here’s to 2016!

Together Club announce stage at SW4

From Elephant & Castle to San Rafael via Clapham Common. In 2015 South West Four extends its reach way beyond South London, as we bring our genre-breaking club night Together back to Amnesia Ibiza for a series of unforgettable parties. Kick-starting the season with an exclusive Ibiza launch party at Ministry of Sound on Saturday 6th June, Together will then return to Ibiza’s #1 club every Tuesday for a mammoth sixteen date residency, before returning to the Capital to host a very special arena at SW4 on Sunday 30th August.

With Fatboy Slim confirmed to present the Smile High Club, Together marks the second of our indoor stage announcements and the first for SW4 Sunday. Recognised as one of the most exciting parties in electronic music covering everything from house to garage, drum and bass to electro and everything in-between, South West Four brings Ibiza’s only weekly festival to the UK’s premier inner-city dance festival. With Example + DJ Wire, DJ EZ, Ben Pearce, MistaJam and Shift K3y already announced for the stage, we can now reveal the final five artists who complete the Together line-up and an arena you will simply never forget…




Having signed to Spinnin’ Records aged just seventeen, Oliver Heldens is the name that’s been on the tip of everyone’s tongue over the past eighteen months.  Recognised for his unique adaption of house and electro sounds, Oliver has enjoyed unprecedented success following the release of ‘Gecko’ (which reached #1 in the UK singles chart), ‘Koala’ and ‘You Know’, featuring Zed’s Dead. Having just released his next summer anthem ‘Melody’ and with ‘Bunny Dance’ receiving support from BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, there is no doubt that Oliver Heldens joins us at the very top of his game when he returns to South West Four this summer.

Producer, remixer, DJ and Rinse FM host Chris Lorenzo has spent the past twelve months establishing himself as one of the UK’s finest electronic assets. Also known as one half of Cause & Affect, Lorenzo’s reputation has increased ten-fold thanks to the standout release of ‘Rhymes’ alongside SW4 artist Hannah Wants, in addition to releases on Dirtybird and Food Music. After recently signing to Ultra following remixes of My Nu Leng on Black Butter and Disclosure on PMR, Chris is one of the hottest producers around right now and one we cannot wait to showcase at South West Four on Sunday 30th August for the very first time.

After exploding onto the UK circuit with the heavily supported ‘Bassline’, Bristol-based duo GotSome have produced some of the most exciting tracks to emerge over the past year. Their latest production sees the pair explore different sounds by teaming up with Wiley on ‘Vibe Out’. Signed to Defected and Chase & Status’ MTA Records respectively, GotSome’s spectrum of sound appears to be endless. The recent release of their quintessential summer record, ‘Just A Feeling’, featuring remixes from Sonny Fodera, Franky Rizardo and Phil Weeks is also evidence of their superb talents. SW4 watch out, GotSome are officially on route.

Another act that we’ve kept a firm ear on in recent months is London based duo Tough Love. Made up of Alex and Stef, their weekly residency on Kiss FM and plethora of hugely popular productions make them two of the most inspiring artists around. Most noticeably the release of ‘So Freakin Tight’ has gone on to receive unconditional support from BBC Radio 1 and beyond, as has their ‘In the Name of Love’ with S-Man aka the legendary Roger Sanchez. After choosing SW4 for their only London festival performance of the year, we welcome these rising stars as they are handed their hugely anticipated debut. 

Having burst onto the scene in 2013, UK star Josh Butler first found success with his debut release ‘Got a Feeling’ on MTA Records. Since then, Josh has leapt from strength to strength with countless dates across Europe including several for Sankeys Ibiza’s Tribal Sessions and Magna Carta parties. Production wise Josh continues to defy the masses with an impressive catalogue of bass heavy sounds, as well as teaming up with fellow UK producer Bontan. Their hugely successful ‘Be True’ tour recently culminated with a headline performance at London’s Ministry of Sound. To say we’re excited to bring Josh Butler to SW4 would be a serious understatement. In fact we can’t wait.



Fatboy Slim

Eric Prydz

In alphabetical order:
Aly & Fila

Amine Edge & Dance
Andrew Rayel

Anjunabeats Showcase


Black Coffee
Carl Craig ft ‘Mad’ Mike Banks [Live]

Danny Daze

Dubfire: Live Hybrid

Eats Everything

Fritz Kalkbrenner

Gorgon City vs Pete Tong

Green Velvet vs Patrick Topping

Hannah Wants

Henrik Schwarz [Live]

Hot Since 82



Maceo Plex

Mind Against

Nic Fanciulli


Solomun vs Àme

Sven Väth

The Magician

Todd Terje [Live]
Tube & Berger ft Paji [Live]




Basement Jaxx [Live]

Carl Cox vs Loco Dice

Armin van Buuren presents Gaia

In alphabetical order:

Adam Beyer

Andy C


Ben Pearce
Chris Lorenzo

Citizenn & Ejeca presents Mountain King [Live]


Example + DJ Wire


Jaguar Skills [Live]
Jack Francis

John Digweed

Joseph Capriati
Josh Butler

Loco Dice

Mano Le Tough

Marco Carola

Maya Jane Coles


Oliver Dollar
Oliver Heldens


Shift K3y

Sigma [Live]

Sub Focus

Tale of Us
Tough Love

Wilkinson [Live]


V Festival add new Dance Tent for 2015

The Dance Tent will be the ultimate destination for dance music heads at the festival and will build on the previous dance music offering, replacing the Futures stage.

Oliver Heldens and Hannah Wants will take the headlining spots over the weekend, accompanied by UK garage sensation DJ EZ, BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s Mistajam and Monki, My Nu Leng, Alex Adair, Sam Feldt, Philip George, Toddla T, GoldieMoxie and Marvin Humes presents Luvbug.

Taking place across the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd August 2015, across the two festival sites in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire the festival will welcome further dance acts and DJs such as Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Nero, Annie Mac and Andy C across its four stages.

The dance acts will be joining headliners Calvin Harris and Kasabian and the rest of the line-up which includes: Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, The Script, Hozier, George Ezra, Stereophonics, Paloma Faith, James Bay, Olly Murs, Chvrches, Imelda May, Kodaline, Ella Henderson, Nero, Reverend & the Makers, The Courteeners, Marina & The Diamonds, The Proclaimers, Tom Jones, Jess Glynne, Andy C, The Kooks, Gregory Porter, Fuse ODG, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Jessie Ware, Ella Eyre, Hannah Wants, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and Annie Mac.

Fedde Le Grand, Olvier Heldens and more for Croatia’s Ultra Beach

Ultra Europe
On July 14, the Dalmatian coast’s most legendary pool party will return to the idyllic Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort on the picturesque island of Hvar for its third consecutive annual edition, and it’s looking bigger and better than ever!
First up, and one of three headliners to be announced, is Dutch legend Fedde Le Grand. A true Ultra mainstay, Fedde has been on a tear as of late, having recently rocked six sold out ‘GRAND’ shows on the trot in his hometown of Amsterdam. Following the Dutch trend, future house maestro Oliver Heldens will be making his Ultra Europe debut, armed with global hits such as Gecko and Koala. Completing the Ultra Beach headliner lineup is progressive duo Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, who having played the Ultra Europe Main Stage back in 2013, will be looking to impress the beautiful revelers in an altogether different setting. Supporting the headline talent will be German DJ/Producer duo Jewels & Sparks and fellow countrymanMoguai.
Having welcomed over 150,000 attendees from over 125 countries in July 2014, the 2015 edition of Ultra Europe is set to break even more records as it expands into a historic event spanning a mammoth seven days. In addition to the three days of festivities held inside the Poljud Stadium and the one day Ultra Beach party on the island of Hvar, Ultra Europe will also be hosting three extra parties across the period, including an Opening Party in Split on July 9, a one-off Regatta on July 13 and the official Closing Party on the island of Vis on July 15.  

Steve Angello, Knife Party, Steve Aoki join We Are FSTVL 2015 lineip

Adding to the palpable excitement, further acts have been revealed for FSTVL 2015 including Steve AngelloKnife PartySteve AokiMarco CarolaClaude VonStrokeRedlightThe Martinez BrothersOliver HeldensAmine Edge & DANCEArt DepartmentCyril HahnHuxley b2b J.PhlipOnebitAndrea Oliva.
On Sunday 31th May, We Are FSTVL’s Main Stage will be headlined by Nordic house heavy-weight Steve Angello. Following a sonic campaign for world domination as one third of dance phenomenon Swedish House Mafia, his Main Stage performance will bring an explosive close to the final day. Further dance music luminaries join the Main Stage billing with enigmatic duo Knife Party and the unstoppable Steve Aoki also announced.

French ‘G House’ pioneers Amine Edge & DANCE bring their bass-heavy style to the ‘Field of Dreams’ for the second year running, whilst hot new property Oliver Heldens will deliver his infectious brand of future house. Bronx-born tech house duoThe Martinez Brothers will also feature, and indie-electronic pair Onebit will round off the main stage line-up.

Elsewhere at Sunday’s FSTVL, Jamie Jones’ welcomes two esteemed figures to complete the billing for Paradise; Music On’s Marco Carola, will bring a hefty dose of techno to We Are’s Very Big Top, while Dirtybird head honcho Claude VonStrokeadds a ghetto-tinged house flavour to proceedings. Those treating themselves to some Area 10 VIP action will be rewarded with a rare back-to-back set from Dirtybird label-mate J.Phlip alongside Huxley, hot off the back of releasing debut album “Blurred”.
Joining Defected’s ‘Very Big Top’ on Saturday 30th May is Swiss upstart Andrea Oliva, whose Ibiza residency for ANTS at Ushuaia has made him a serious one to watch for 2015 – whilst underground mainstays Art Department are set to join Saturday’s Used + Abused Techno Warehouse. Representing Hannah Wants’ bass-tinged stage is Bristolian pioneer Redlight, with the hazy pop sounds of Cyril Hahnrounding off We Are FSTVL’s phase 3 announcement.