Planning which music festivals, club nights and events to go this year? Take a look at what is coming up soon in the world of music, from Creamfields to nights at Sankeys!
We Are Industry Part 1
Industry are set to take Birmingham by storm for the first of their “We Are Industry” events on June 3rd, bringing live shows from Booka Shade and Carl Craig alongside DJ sets from Dubfire, Burnski, DJ T. and more to a one-off outdoor all day party.
Both Booka Shade and Carl Craig continue to thrill audiences with their unique approaches to live electronic music. It’s no surprise that Booka Shade have been voted one of the world’s Top 5 live acts by Resident Advisor and the June 3rd performance will no doubt give fans exactly what they’re looking for.
Following his key part in Grammy Award-winning duo Deep Dish’s phenomenal success, Ali Shirazinia aka Dubfire struck a different chord with the music world, releasing polished techno on labels such as Desolat, Minus and Cocoon before founding his own label SCI + TEC which has established him as one of the forerunners of the scene.
Under the many guises that Carl Craig has released under during the years, some of his most respected output has come out through his 69 project. He’ll be revisiting this classic period in a live setting as homage to the genius that has cemented his reputation as one of the finest purveyors of techno.
Completing the line-up is DJ T., whose background as a DJ, label owner, producer, club operator, publisher and journalist has put him in excellent stride for his breakthrough as an artist in his own right. He’ll be supported by the sounds of Burnski, Maxxi Sound System and a special set from Antonio Vendone B2B Adam Curtain.
An afterparty has been arranged for the strong-minded at a secret location from 11pm – 6am, with the likes of Manik B2B Burnski, Huxley, WiLDKATS, Ben Pearce and Paddy Lopaski. More information on the event and exclusive after party to be announced soon.
Charging into its 12th year, Springfestival takes place in the stunning locale of Graz, a UNESCO World Heritage and UNESCO City of Design city in Austria. It features architectural wonders originating from the Germanic region, the Balkans and the Mediterranean, for which it served as a crossroads for centuries, and also hosts one of Europe’s leading electronic festivals too. SF is a mix of inspiring electronic music, art, design and technology, with in depth debate at the Springsessions conference and a wondrous diversity of culture in one of Europe’s finest second cities which makes for an intriguing urban festival like no other. Graz features Michelin starred-restaurants, chic shops and an abundance of culture in its myriad squares, plazas, winding passages and urban spaces. Guests confirmed include Cassius, Gilles Peterson, Modeselektor, Skream and Benga with many more TBC.
Tickets for Sankeys Manchester
Every Month, we will bring you the chance to win entry to nights at Sankeys night club in Manchester. Keep checking back for our tickets giveaways.
Lovebox Celebrates A Decade Of Love With East London’s Biggest Party Ever
Hackney, East London, is set to be shaken to its very core this summer as the legendary Lovebox festival brings together a typically cool, unique and diverse line-up to celebrate 10 amazing years in its first talent announcement of the year. The most iconic names in dubstep, hip-hop, drum & bass, house, techno and indie will team up with some of the capital’s most cherished club nights to deliver a 3 day weekender poised for the musical history books.
Example – 2012 Arena Tour
Example has announced more dates to his biggest tour dates to date. See Example live at UK arenas in April and May. Example tickets for his November/December UK tour are also still available. Catch the rapper live, shocasing tracks off his third album, the chart-topping “Playing in the Shadows.”
Field Day Festival
Entering into its sixth year, Field Day will be returning to Victoria Park with its unique formula of pioneering line up coupled with village fete mentality, all in the heart of east London. Due to the London 2012 Olympics, Field Day will now take place over the Diamond Jubilee June Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday 2nd June.
Hosted by forward-thinking promoters Eat Your Own Ears, Bugged Out!, Bleed and Lanzarote, Field Day is a festival that has become synonymous with imaginative and progressive bills and 2012 is certainly shaping up to be no exception to this rule.
The Garden Festival – Tisno, Croatia
After six amazing years in Petrcane – the original epicentre of Croatia’s now burgeoning independent festival scene – it’s time for The Garden Festival time to move to pastures new, and the party has taken root a little further along the stunning coastal region.The Garden Tisno is an undiscovered musical paradise sound-tracked by some of the world’s revered house, disco, funk, soul and techno DJs and live acts. The Garden’s esteemed and revered ethos is always on an unparalleled experience, combining festival and holiday vibes seamlessly as one. It’s set in a gently hilly area which overlooks the Garden’s very own beautiful bay below, complete with sandy beach and crystal clear water. Tisno – split between the mainland and the island of Murter, joined by a 20m rising bridge – is just a ten-minute walk away, is a charming picture-perfect town with a host of restaurants, cafes, apartments and small boutique hotels. It’s situated pretty much right between Zadar and Split airports, which lots of flights from Europe to each, and continues to attract a global crowd of sun-seekers and music-lovers to what is widely considered one of Europe’s best boutique festivals, nestled on a tiny stretch of Croatia’s beautiful coastline. Last year’s acts included Odyssey, Wolf & Lamb, Tensnake, Art Department, Larry Heard, Soul Clap, Greg Wilson and many more.