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Outlook Festival boat parties are here!

Outlook Festival 2018
3rd-9th September | Fort Punta Christo, Pula, Croatia

CLICK HERE to Boat Party Tickets
On Sale: Thursday 24TH May, 7pm UK / 8pm EU

Over 40 boats setting sail on the Adriatic coast for Outlook Festival’s heavy boat agenda; Exit Records, Subdub, Drum & Bass Arena, Swamp 81, Metalheadz, Deep Medi, Bandulu, LEVELZ and more all on hosting duties.

Renowned as the world’s biggest, baddest bass music event, Outlook has a well-earned reputation as an unmissable party in the calendar for bass aficionados looking for a low frequency fix. A vital part of the experience is Outlook’s boat parties; with over 40 boats to choose from featuring labels, clubs and promoters alike all aboard for 2018, featuring Exit Records, Subdub, Rinse, Swamp 81, Deep Medi, Bandulu, Metalheadz, Levelz and many more. Setting sail from midday Thursday to Sunday evening, over 10 boats per day will be riding the Adriatic waves for with some of undergrounds finest DJs and MCs on board. Available only with an Outlook Festival ticket at 20euro per boat party, tickets never stick around for long. Buy now to avoid missing the chance to take part.

 

APE Presents… The National

Saturday 2nd June
Tickets on sale now from www.allpointseastfestival.com

CAT POWER // PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING // BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE // SPOON // AMBER RUN // THIS IS THE KIT AND ROSTAM JOIN THE NATIONAL // THE WAR ON DRUGS // FUTURE ISLANDS // WARPAINT AND THE DISTRICTS

Having announced a UK exclusive appearance from headliners The National as well as a supporting lineup including special guests The War On Drugs, Future Islands, Warpaint and The Districts, now even more names have been added to the Saturday bill of APE Presents… as part of the second weekend of the inaugural All Points East.

With a new album on the horizon, Chan Marshall will be bringing the intensely emotional songwriting of her Cat Power monicker to London’s Victoria Park alongside musical collage creators Public Service Broadcasting and Canadian indie rock legends Broken Social Scene. Adored texan heroes Spoon, British rising stars Amber Run, indie folkers This Is The Kit and ex-Vampire Weekend man Rostam also join the lineup.

Critical darlings, global megastars and now UK Album Chart toppers, The National have spent the past two decades creating some of the most memorable indie rock albums in history. From the underground breakthrough of ‘Alligator’ through to their triumphant recent full length ‘Sleep Well Beast’ the Ohio band, comprised of the brothers Dessner and Devendorf alongside livewire frontman Matt Berninger, have achieved a rare emotional connection with their music. They will play their largest headline show to date at APE Presents… as a UK Exclusive.

The new ten-day event All Points East encompasses a diverse three-day music festival including headliners LCD Soundsystem, The xx and Bjork followed by a 4-day community-focused midweek programme of comedy, food, outdoor cinema and more to reflect the vibrancy of the park’s surrounding area. The event culminates in three huge APE Presents… shows with Catfish and the Bottlemen topping the bill on Friday 1st June, The National headlining Saturday the 2nd June and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds headlining the event on Sunday 3rd June.

Tickets for APE Presents… The National are on sale now from www.allpointseastfestival.com.

All Points East 2018

Friday 25th May – Sunday 3rd June 2018
Victoria Park, London
Final tickets on sale from www.allpointseastfestival.com

All Points East is a brand new ten day event taking place from 25th May to 3 June 2018 in East London’s beautiful Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets. Kicking off on the May bank holiday will be a three day music festival with a thrillingly diverse line up of some of the coolest names in music. Following the opening weekend, APE In The Neighbourhood a 4-day community focused midweek event will deliver an entertainment programme of comedy, food, outdoor cinema and more to reflect the vibrancy of its surrounding area. The bank holiday Monday will deliver All Points Equal, celebrating 100 years of of votes for (some) women. This day will include cinema, live panels, immersive rallies, banner making, live music, spoken word, street food, children’s activities and so much more. These mid week events culminate the following weekend with three huge standalone APE Presents… headline shows with some of the most exciting acts around.

Featuring headliners LCD Soundsystem , The xx and Bjork alongside an incredible supporting lineup including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, Lorde, Justice, Sampha, Beck, Father John Misty, Friendly Fires and Flying Lotus 3D ; the three day festival will showcase a huge, varied lineup on some of the world’s most exciting new staging concepts. The X Stage is an ambitious, new ‘in the round’ festival experience placing the finest electronic talent in the heart of the action and enveloping the crowd in sound from all angles. The stage will host performances from huge names including The Black Madonna, Omar-S, Hunee, Mr G, Roman Fluge l and DJ Tennis.

APE In The Neighbourhood will host a programme of free activities in Victoria Park over four days between the All Points East Festival and APE Presents… shows. With a focus on community involvement, activities will be run by incredible local organisations and suppliers. Activities include free outdoor cinema, live music & entertainment, street food, pop up bars, theatre, arts, sports & wellbeing, children’s activities and much more. As part of a dedicated drive to provide free content for local residents and the wider community and to support local businesses, the weekday programme takes place during half term and on the Bank Holiday making this an ideal destination for families as well as fun loving Londoners.

The event culminates in three huge APE Presents… shows with Catfish and the Bottlemen headlining the event on Friday 1st June 2018, the Saturday headlined by Ohio indie rockers The National and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds headlining on Sunday 3rd.

A truly unique festival environment, an excellence in production, facilities, hospitality and customer service unlike anything seen before in Victoria Park will underpin the entirety of the 10 day event.

Tickets for All Points East Festival and all three APE Presents… shows are on sale now from www.allpointseastfestival.com.

This Year’s Dimensions Festival Line-Up May Be the Best Ever

Photo credit Jack Kimber

Here’s why taking talent from across the musical spectrum and showcasing it on the Croatian coast has maintained Dimensions as one of the best festivals in Europe.

Many of Europe’s most special festival experiences hold a defining gem of character that makes people return year-on-year. For some it’s a constantly cutting edge line-up like Dekmantel or a memorable location like the steel megastructures of Germany’s Melt! Festival. When it comes to this analysis, though, it can seem like Dimensions is playing with a hand full of aces.

19th century fort, check. Matching Roman amphitheatre, check. Heavyweight sound systems, check. Lazy recovery days by the turquoise coastline, check.On top of all this, the Dimensions line-up curation is in a league of its own. Broad in its scope, from rising names to peak time legends, you’ll have a hard time trying to think of anyone they have forgotten. It’s an embarrassment of choice in the best way possible. We have selected some of the names we are most excited about, big and small, to get you fired up and booking those economy return flights and a crate of factor 50 suncream. Leave the bucket hat at home, mate.

Kraftwerk
There isn’t a more fitting way to open an electronic music festival than with Kraftwerk. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to frame the coming days musical journeys with the band that started it all. From hip hop to techno, it can all be traced back to the four robots from Dusseldorf.

Detroit In Effect/Central Processing Unit/The Exaltics/Volruptus
DJ Stingray and Helena Hauff may be the selectors bringing electro into the limelight right now but the records they are playing were made by these guys. We’re looking forward to hearing some space age weapons get the big soundsystem treatment.

Margaret Dygas
There is something about the combination of hot summer days and nights with minimal house and techno. Heady and infectious, you can find yourself still sweating at 7am to the hypnotic bass. Few do it as well as Margaret Dygas.

Children Of Zeus
Manchester’s underground music community is such a melting pot of exciting new talent, from LEVELZ Crew to IAMDDB. Bringing some soul to the streets are Children of Zeus, the combination of Tyler Daley and KonnyKon. This is perfect beachside vibes.

Bjarki
We were lucky enough to catch Bjarki at London’s Printworks earlier last year as part of a трип label showcase by Nina Kraviz. He played a set of absolute insanity, flipping from throbbing techno to breaks then into gabber and more. We got a taste for it and we need more…

Words by David March

29th August – 2nd September at Fort Punta Christo
www.dimensionsfestival.com

Buy tickets HERE

Eastern Electrics 2018: PUPPY POWER! Watch Skream, Sam Divine, D Double E in pooch heaven.

EASTERN ELECTRICS FESTIVAL || 4th – 5th AUGUST 2018

Eastern Electrics proudly present the DogEE Club! With the sun finally coming out, we hit the pub and the park with Eastern Electrics All-Stars, and their best fluffy friends! Recruited for walkies, Skream, D Double E, Bradley Gunn Raver, Sam Divine, Royal T and Citizenn introduced us to their pooch pals, telling stories of raving and more. Whether it’s grime and garage or house and techno, our pups love to party. Watch the film to hear how EE’s superstar DJs met their masters, and for a taste of the mischief that’s to come at this year’s all out weekender in Morden Park. Join our artists and their canine companions this summer 4-5 August, in leafy Morden Park.

For tickets CLICK HERE.

Junction 2 Festival 2018

Junction 2 Festival announces it’s returning date for 2018, following two amazing years.

Junction 2 merges natural beauty, green fields, rambling rivers, woodland pathways and hidden enclaves – all dominated by striking industrial features that will make the site iconic.

The message is simple – great sound, high-end production, an obsessive attention to detail, no short sets, no VIP, no plastic tents, like-minded people and a solid electronic music policy.

Watch out for Junction 2’s amazing partnerships for 2018 with Drumcode, Sonus Festival, Relentless and Frontier.

Created by LWE, 2018 will mark the third edition of the festival.

For more information & to buy tickets CLICK HERE.

THE BRIDGE – DRUMCODE
ADAM BEYER / CARL COX / ENRICO SANGIULIANO / LA FLEUR

THE HEX – SONUS
NINA KRAVIZ / TALE OF US / MAYA JANE COLES / MIND AGAINST / DANA RUH

THE PAVILION – SIDEXSIDE
DIXON B2B ÂME 6 HOUR SET / MARCUS WORGULL / TRIKK / LIGHTS BY TIEF::TON

THE WAREHOUSE
LEN FAKI / LSD LUKE SLATER, STEVE BICKNELL & FUNCTION / SCUBA PRESENTS SCB / DENSE & PIKA / JAY CLARKE

THE WOODS – OASIS
JOY ORBISON / SONJA MOONEAR B2B NICOLAS LUTZ / WILLIAM DJOKO

Love Saves The Day 2018

Striding into their seventh year, Love Saves The Day, Bristol’s once best kept secret now performs on a national stage, reveal artists that will be joining the legendary Fatboy Slim and the soulful sounds of Sampha on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2018.

Loves Saves The Day 2018 sees a host of brand new stages showcasing an even more diverse range of genres and music styles throughout the weekend.

Alongside Fatboy Slim, Saturday’s Main Stage welcomes men of the moment Bicep who will be playing their renowned Live show, which will be showcasing the brighting gems from their lauded debut album from last year. Tom Misch will be performing brand new material from his much anticipated debut album ‘Geography’, whilst South London singer songwriter Raye, George FitzGerald’s dreamy electronica, and the uplifting sounds of the House Gospel Choir warm up the afternoon – with some huge acts yet to be announced.

Following the release of his latest album ‘New Energy’, Love Saves The Day proudly present Four Tet. Universally acknowledged as the best producer of the past twenty years, worshipped equally within clubland, classical and ambient circles, he’ll be heading up the Crack Magazine stage. Joining will be Floating Points, one of techno’s finest, L_U_C_Y and recent XL signees Smerz bringing their wonky pop to intoxicate and beguile in equal measure. Having had a meteoric rise thanks to debut ‘Unsigned’ and summer-ready banger ‘Supersoaker’, Hardy Caprio will be in the mood to celebrate, along with Octavian, Hak Baker, Chelou and Avelino.

My Nu Leng, who have been a major part of Bristol’s electronic dance sphere for the last half a decade, following the release of their Fabric Live CD and BBC Essential mix last year, they’re now firmly on the map. South London’s Krept & Konan will bring their wit, grit and authenticity to The Blast stage, they’ll be flanked by the grime, garage, hip-hop sounds of Flava D, young bassline producer Skepsis plus Shadow Demon Coalition, Jus Now x Roska & Serocee and The Blast DJs.

Heading up the Futureboogie stage will be DJ’s DJ Gerd Janson, joined by acid house duo Paranoid London, DJ Solar, Me Me Me Records boss Man Power, plus Futureboogie’s Austin Ato, Dave Harvey and Christophe.

Having debuted in 2017, The Lost Gardens stage is back by popular demand; a forgotten land where festival goers will encounter a lost civilisation devoted to dance, with an epic All Day Long set from Horse Meat Disco.

On a brand new concept stage, The Centre Stage, build by the designers of The Temple in Glastonbury’s Common, master selector and Numbers founder Jackmaster will be bringing the vibes with his diverse, spirited selections, heading up the Jackmaster x Numbers Presents stage.

Paying alongside Sampha on Love Saves The Day Sunday’s Main Stage will be Mercury Prize Award-nominated rapper Loyle Carner. Over the last couple of years, the Croydon-born musician has gone from unknown newcomer to bona fide rising star, via supporting Kate Tempest and Nas, and a killer debut album that more than lives up to the hype surrounding him.

In celebration of his 40 years in the industry, DJ and broadcasting titan David Rodigan links up with The Outlook Orchestra to retread his musical journey through reggae, taking in associated genres like ska and dancehall to blistering jungle and dubstep. MoStack brings his scatter gun flow and hip-hop, grime and afropop hybrid to the Main Stage in a thrilling live show, alongside Nightmares On Wax and Sip The Juice DJ’s.

It’s of little surprise that London’s self-confessed “nomadic boogie crew” have locked in an array of killer names for their Percolate stage. The Black Madonna, Ben UFO and Joy Orbison are undoubtedly three of electronic music’s biggest heavyweights, revered for their genre-spanning sets around the world, and Shanti Celeste has the air of a DJ following in their footsteps, stopping by in a 2018 that is guaranteed to be huge.

After an electrifying set in 2017, Shy FX returns to treat us with more of the muscular bass and hammering breakbeats we’ve come to expect but with added spectacle, provided by his Soundsystem moniker that results in a truly immersive live experience. Flanked by Mungos Hifi, Digital Mystikz, heavyweights Pinch b2b Joker, the Hold Tight Records stage also plays host to Kreed ft JMan & Eva Lazarus, Samson Sounds and their very own Hold Tight Collective, which should ensure that the positive dancefloor vibration they strive for will be felt across the festival site.

Picking up the pace on the Knee Deep In Sound stage, Hot Since 82 leads a breathtaking roster of selectors, from his own unique taste in house, techno and everything in between, to the guaranteed exhilaration of Patrick Topping, Butch, Heidi and Matthias Meyer sets in an electrifying quadruple bill.

Over on the The Lost Gardens stage and gifted a suitably mammoth set time, Artwork is electronic music’s ever-present and purveyor of sublime selections and infectious grooves.

RAM Records co-founder and drum and bass behemoth, Andy C will unleash his arsenal of thundering beats on the Run stage in a set known for its meticulous craft and bruising delights.

For more information & to purchase tickets CLICK HERE.

 

 

Detroit Swindle: Parallel 002 Launch Party at Phonox

Detroit Swindle play 4 Fridays at Phonox this May for the second installment of the new month-long club series, Parallel.

The Heist Recordings head honchos are suppliers of all things groove led. Their crate digging exploits connect the dots between generations of sounds with one aim of making people dance. The Amsterdam duo have already played host to two legendary parties at Phonox, we expect more of the same this time around.

To open, Detroit Swindle hold down six straight hours – get involved.

To buy tickets click here.

 

London Club Top Picks – FABRICLIVE: Congo Natty

Congo Natty returns to FABRICLIVE. The lauded junglist makes a special appearance alongside Congo Dubs & Daddy Freddy in Room One, joined by a heavyweight bill representing the best in the UK’s bass-heavy sound. Jungle pioneers Kenny Ken, Potential Badboy, Remarc & The Ragga Twins prepare to face off for a special Jungle Warriors showcase, while one of dubstep’s original innovators returns as Caspa joins us off the back of his ‘Vibrations’ series. Also bringing the 140BPM heat are Hatcha and Youngsta playing together under their Bloodline project, while Ray Keith and Sicaria Sound round off the Room One bill.

In Room Two, DJ Zinc flies his Bingo Bass banner. The UK legend will be playing an extended 3-hour set on the night covering the best of funky, bass, breaks and bassline, inviting Birmingham bassline talent Cause & Affect along with him. Shapes and Blazey Bodynod round off the bill, with AD taking over hosting duties.

To buy tickets click here.

Mighty Hoopla 2018

Sunday 3rd June 2018 | Brockwell Park

Promising to be the ultimate celebration of all time chart-toppers, Mighty Hoopla announce the addition of boyband heartthrobs 5ive and Boyzlife as well as godfathers of UK Garage, DJ Luck and MC Neat. Australian synth-pop superstar Betty Who and more also join the bill as the festival prepares to host headliners TLC for the best selling American girl group’s premier UK festival performance. VIP packages are now on sale with exclusive access to DJ sets from Fearne Cotton, Goldierocks, Gok Wan, Mel Blatt and more. The Glory announce A Man To Pet, John Sizzle’s ‘Iconic Cabaret’ plus more as the iconic East London LGBTQ venue programmes a dragtastic stage south of the river. More of the UK’s primo alternative club nights including Fleetmac Wood, Gay Garage and Girl Power join the celebrations as Brockwell Park prepares to spring forth into a triumphant day of love, pop and glitter-coated acceptance.

This year’s Hoopla follows the massive success of 2017’s inaugural London edition, which welcomed 15000 revellers and huge names including Years & Years, All Saints, Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, Will Young, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Fleur East, Alma and many more. Returning for 2018 in a brand new Brockwell Park location, Mighty Hoopla promises to be the ultimate celebration of all things pop and enjoyment.

Super early bird and early bird tickets have now sold out, with standard tickets now available at £40 and VIP packages from £60. For more information, visit mightyhoopla.com