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The hugely popular Dutch DJ goes back to his roots for two exclusive sets of quality techno, the only time he’ll play techno in Ibiza this summer, as he headlines for infamous UK party Taste The Punch, in their debut Ibiza season. Headline dates are 30th June and 28th July.
Taste The Punch, the fast-rising UK party promoters from Luton, have announced that Dutch superstar DJ, Laidback Luke, will headline two dates for Taste The Punch Ibiza at Eden, and will perform two exclusive, underground techno sets. These two sets will be a rare opportunity to hear Laidback Luke showcasing his love for techno, the sound he was known for when he first started Djing in the ‘90’s. Exclusive to Taste The Punch, these will be the only techno sets he will play in Ibiza this summer. The headline dates are Friday 30th June and Friday 28th July. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.tastethepunch.com/ibiza or www.edenibiza.com starting from just €25.
Laidback Luke is one of the most recognised names in dance music and remains at the forefront of the global EDM explosion. He turned heads at the end of last year by dropping a techno set in New York, going on to remind people that he started out as a techno DJ, and was even resident at the legendary Awakenings parties. Laidback Luke has never lost his love for techno and so has decided once again to treat a select few to a rare techno set, exclusively with Taste The Punch at Eden.
Luke explains what to expect from his exceptional journeys back into techno, “I’m bringing it back to my 90’s roots, keeping it abstract and underground, bringing you the sound from when I first started out as a techno DJ. This was the sound I was playing when I first set foot in Ibiza.”
Taste The Punch has become one of the country’s best underground dance events, welcoming such luminaries as Pete Tong, B Traits, Claptone, Annie Mac, Amine Edge & DANCE, Mark Knight, Darius Syrossian and many more to ‘the punchbowl’ turntables. Laidback Luke spinning techno exclusively for the Taste The Punch crowds sums up the attitude and excitement that this young brand will be bringing to the world’s clubbing capital over a 16 week residency at Eden this summer.
Taste The Punch co-promoter, Dean Shields comments, “This is exactly why we decided to take on Ibiza this summer. All the hard work will be worth it just to see Laidback Luke step behind the decks at Eden, our ‘Ibiza punchbowl’, and start dropping his favourite techno, exclusively for the Taste The Punch crowds. These headline techno sets will be some of those Ibiza moments that get talked about for years to come.”
Laidback Luke joins a list of quality artists already announced for Taste The Punch Ibiza every Friday at Eden from 16th June, including Faithless (DJ set), Mark Knight, Tough Love, Monki, Weiss, Icarus, Lee Walker, Marshall Jefferson, Lauren Lo Sung and George Kwali.
Further lineup announcements are coming soon.
With just under 2 and a half months to go, Manchester’s leading music festival Parklife has now completed its 2017 line-up. Presenting a star-studded selection of artists that include headliners Frank Ocean, Boy Better Know and The 1975, Parklife’s final additions see hotly-tipped singer-songwriter Raye join the bill, plus Grime veteran Ghetts who is currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of his seminal “Ghetto Gospel” mixtape.
A reflection of Parklife’s genre-spanning music offering which explores pop, hip-hop, grime, dance and indie, the final names signal what’s set to be the biggest and most diverse year to date. Taking place at Manchester’s Heaton Park on 10th and 11th June, Saturday general admission tickets for this year’s festival are now sold out with a very limited amount of Sunday and weekend tickets still available – all of which are expected to sell-out very soon.
After their incredible inaugural year in 2016, LeeFest presents The Neverland showcase their biggest lineup to date, welcoming Kate Tempest as their Thursday headliner, plus a whole host of additional artists.
Kate Tempest needs little introduction, the mesmerising spoken word poet smashed expectations of what success should be. She is an accomplished playwright, novelist, poet and respected recording artist. Her first album Balance became a critically acclaimed sensation thanks to her openness and raw musical talent. Kate’s music speaks to many and is a precious departure from pop factory hits. She is known for effortlessly weaving song, spoken word and rap in her shows.
Kate Tempest joins fellow headliners Annie Mac and Jake Bugg, and in the magical surroundings of The Neverland it’s sure to be a show to remember.
RAM Records legend Wilkinson also joins the LeeFest lineup. To those in the know Wilkinson means one thing: the finest dance music know how with an equally huge show.
LeeFest are known for supporting the best fast rising new names and are delighted to welcome Lewis Watson, the homegrown singer songwriter sensation. After posting his music online so he could check his technique Lewis earned legions of loyal fans. His sophomore album Midnight is just a little over two weeks old, yet it’s clear fans can expect a soulful heartfelt show.
LeeFest are delighted to add Mr Scruff to the lineup. He flows effortlessly between soul, funk, hip hop, jazz, reggae, latin, disco and house, and is a firm favourite thanks to his preference for mammoth vinyl sets that showcase his fine tuned skills.
Joining the already stellar additions is Rudimental protege Kidnap Kid, blistering punk rockers Milk Teeth, need-to-know Brighton trio The RPMs and Georgia, a professional drummer known not only for her work with Kate Tempest but also for her post-pop bangers inspired by Missy Elliot and MIA.
LeeFest presents The Neverland is a glittering world made of three realms, beyond the music they urge everyone to find their tribe and let loose. You might discover your home with the Mermaids of Mermaids Lagoon, the Pirates at Skull Ridge or join the Lost Boys in The Neverwoods.
The Neverland is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. As well as their world-class musical lineup, an extensive selection of shape-shifting dance troupes, glitter fuelled games, real beach parties, tranquility spa, comedy, arts & craft workshops, cinema will be on offer.
Choose your Tribe, find The Neverland and never grow old. Tickets from leefest.org
Victorious (25-27 August 2017) – the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival – has today announced its third wave of artists on a burgeoning line-up that already features headliners Stereophonics, Madness and Elbow and many, many more.
Back with their eagerly awaited sixth studio album – Risk to Exit –Maximo Park are a welcome addition to the Victorious bill. Known for their showmanship and exhilarating live performances the Geordie rockers are guaranteed to be a festival highlight.
Special Sunday afternoon guests The Dandy Warhols are sure to bring a slice of sun-drenched psychedelic vibes with them to Portsmouth. The veteran acid-pop leviathans are best sampled live and their blissed-out sound will be the perfect entrée to the 2017 Victorious finale.
Needing no introduction whatsoever are legendary noise-rock purveyors The Jesus and Mary Chain. With an incredible career spanning more than 30 years The Jesus and Mary Chain are one of the most influential rock bands of modern times inspiring acts from My Bloody Valentine to Radiohead. Back on tour and back in form with their first studio album in nearly 20 years – critically acclaimed long-player Damage and Joy – theirs will be a performance not to be missed.
Other acts announced today include heavy indie rock duo Band of Skulls, alt-rockers The Hunna, neo-psych four piece Temples, up and coming dance-indie crossover Bad Sounds and the feted Black Foxxes.
Said festival director Andy Marsh: “We thought it wouldn’t be possible to make the 2017 line-up any better but we’ve just smashed it! This third wave of acts combines solid, stone-cold legends with the very best of up and coming British indie rock.
“Add it to the line-up we’ve already announced with bands like Stereophonics, Elbow, The Charlatans, Franz Ferdinand and Jake Bugg not to mention the pop acts like Olly Murs and Rita Ora and Victorious has got to be the most exciting, most diverse festival programme anywhere this summer.”
Held in the spectacular seaside location of Southsea overlooking the Solent, Victorious Festival is an amazing family friendly experience with the best live acts, an enormous free kid’s arena, bustling markets, real ale, real food and an atmosphere not to be missed.
With early bird tickets still available at an unbeatable £30 for Friday and £37 Saturday / Sunday, Victorious Festival remains the most fun for the family available for the price.
For tickets and details go to: www.victoriousfestival.co.uk
The much-loved daytime clubbing event Pier Jam is thrilled to announce the return of its house, garage and bass party to Hastings Pier on Saturday 1st July. Gracing the boards at the popular south coast destination will be the chart-topping duo Gorgon City, masters of house and funk Amine Edge & DANCE, and revered UK DJ and producer, Redlight. Thousands of clubbers are expected to descend upon the event for its unique mix of sunshine, sea air and leading DJ talent. Tickets for Pier Jam Hastings will be available at 10am on Monday 27th March via www.skiddle.com from just £10, so get the date in the diary and the debit card at the ready.
Pier Jam Hastings is the southern contingent of its northern big brother, Pier Jam Blackpool. The Hastings edition was well received at launch in September 2016 where party goers travelled from all over to dance to sets from MK, Hannah Wants, Camelphat and KC Lights. Pier Jam – the curation of the in-house team at Manchester’s iconic Victoria Warehouse – has quickly become the daytime club event of choice for many, thanks to its special clubbing vibe, outside atmosphere and sea view backdrop.
The event on Saturday 1st July welcomes headliners, Gorgon City. The UK duo soared to dizzy heights in 2014 with the release of debut album Sirens, and have gone on to co-curate a compilation with Pete Tong, and remix and collaborate with heroes like Basement Jaxx and Underworld. From commercial success in the UK charts to having their deeper and darker production released on ultra-cool labels like Crosstown Rebels, Gorgon City have it all. Expect a set at Pier Jam of main-stage bangers, underground club groovers, and twisted acid house.
Joining the bill are Pier Jam favourites, Amine Edge & DANCE. The duo from Marseille can do no wrong after being crowned winners in the “Bass” category at the 2016 DJ Awards, fending off internationally renowned bass-heavyweights such as Andy C and Chase & Status. Having played multiple times at Pier Jam Blackpool to great acclaim, it was a natural choice for them to join the Pier Jam Hastings 2017 opening bill.
Completing the lineup is Lobster Boy head honcho, Redlight. Another firm favourite with crowds at Pier Jam in Blackpool, Redlight brings years of experience to the Pier Jam decks with his signature infusion of bass, house and garage. You’re in safe hands when Redlight is on the bill.
Anyone looking for quality electronic music and an unforgettable location to party at this summer should get on board for Pier Jam. Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Monday 27th March on www.skiddle.com from £10 + bf. When these sell out, second tier tickets will be available for £12.50 + bf (and then going up to £15 +bf ) so buy early to get the best possible price.
To stay up to date with new events announcements, as well as competitions and access to pre-sale tickets for future parties, join the Pier Jam Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pierjamhastings
With festival season just around the corner Creamfields are pleased to reveal the much anticipated line up from Europe’s premier electronic music festival which returns to celebrate 20 years this August Bank Holiday. Having pioneered the dance music genre since its humble beginnings in 1998, it has grown into the musical 4 day, 70,000 capacity behemoth it is today and this year’s line-up is a true reflection of its trail blazing journey.
Hosting over 30 stages and over 300 artists across the weekend it would be quicker to name the few artists who aren’t playing, however, the biggest and the best will be heading to the Cheshire countryside to join in the 20 year celebrations.
Featuring performances from the likes of Above & Beyond, Adam Beyer, Alesso, Andy C, Annie Mac, Armin van Buuren, Axwell & Ingrosso, The Black Madonna, The Chainsmokers, Chase & Status (DJ Set), deadmau5, Dillon Francis, deadmau5 & Eric Prydz join forces for a UK debut and European exclusive live show, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo, DJ EZ, Don Diablo, Duke Dumont, DVBBS, Eats Everything, Eric Prydz, Faithless (DJ Set), Fatboy Slim, Galantis, Goldie, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Hardwell, Hot Since 82, Idris Elba, Jackmaster, Jamie Jones, Jauz, Joris Voorn, Kölsch, KSHMR, Loco Dice, Luciano, Malaa, Marco Carola, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Martin Solveig, The Martinez Brothers, Mistajam, MK, Nicky Romero, Oliver Heldens, Patrick Topping, Paul van Dyk, Pendulum (DJ Set), Pete Tong, Richie Hawtin who delivers a UK exclusive with a new audio-visual performance, titled CLOSE, Sasha, Seth Troxler, Sigma, Steve Angello, Stormzy, Sub Focus, Sven Väth, Tchami, Tiësto and Vini Vici to name a few.
Having pushed the boundaries of event production over the last few years and creating some of the most ground breaking stages, this year will be no different with plans still to be revealed of what they have in store for this, their 20th year so watch this space.
Having recently been voted ‘Best Major Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards, beating off heavyweight competition from the likes of Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds and Isle Of White Festival, the first time an electronic music festival has been awarded the coveted ‘Best Major’ trophy, it would seem Creamfields isn’t slowing down for anyone and long may that continue, as we raise a glass to the next 20 years.
Tickets on sale now www.creamfields.com / #Creamfields2017
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