FOLD announced itself to the London clubbing scene with a 24 hour party bringing together 21 progressive party crews and DJ collectives to provide the soundtrack.
The debut Kala Festival introduced the Albanian coastline as a destination for music-lovers and explorers of fresh settings to party. Mike Barnard was there.
Sónar marked the 25th edition of its Barcelona festival by attracting its highest attendance of 126,000 and more than 150 performances. Mike Barnard reports.
Innervisions rounded off four days of OFFSónar parties at Barcelona’s Poble Espanyol during the 25th Sónar Festival. Mike Barnard was there.
Junction 2 Festival returned to London’s Boston Manor Park for its third year. Mike Barnard and Ann McManus were there.
More than 143,000 festival-goers made the 16th edition of Nuits Sonores a record-breaking year for the Lyon event. Mike Barnard was there.
Paul Kalkbrenner brought the tour of his eighth album Parts of Life to London at LWE’s new venue, Old Fountain Studios. Mike Barnard was there.
The giant, fire-breathing Arcadia spider touched down in London for two days of house, techno and bass. Mike Barnard was there.
Ann McManus reviews the daytime party featuring Ben Klock, Rødhåd, DVS1, Surgeon, DJ Nobu, Etapp Kyle and more.
Kyle Webster checks out the second year of Hospitality in the Dock.
Hot Since 82 took his Labyrinth party to London’s Tobacco Dock. Mike Barnard and Ann McManus were there.
Printworks London reopened for 2018 with The Hydra taking control of its two rooms on Saturday, March 3rd. Mike Barnard was there.
Junction 2 Festival took over Tobacco Dock to present a taste for its all-day event in Boston Manor Park in June. Mike Barnard was there.
LWE hosted a New Year’s Day party at London’s Tobacco Dock for the fifth year on Monday, January 1st. Mike Barnard was there.
SaSaSaS presents and Get Hype Records took over a room each for FABRICLIVE on Friday, December 8th for a dual drum & bass session loaded with heavyweight names. Mike Barnard was there.
Mike Barnard and Ann McManus spooked themselves into a Halloween techno double header of DJ Nobu and Surgeon at Oval Space then the annual Drumcode Halloween party.
Printworks London kicked off Issue 002 of its in-house music series with an opening party on Saturday, October 7th. Mike Barnard was there.
Hospitality in the Park returned to London with a London Elektricity 16-piece band, Roni Size marking the 20th anniversary of New Forms plus Fred V & Graffix. Ann McManus was there.
More than 2,000 people gathered in Victoria Park for Wanderlust 108, the UK’s first mindful triathlon of a 5k run, yoga session and mass meditation.
Mike Barnard reviews a rain-hit Dimensions Festival featuring Jeff Mills, Grace Jones, Moderat, Daphni, Aux 88, Maurice Fulton and Floating Points.
Ann McManus reviews South West Four’s 14th edition on Sunday, August 26th.
Outlandish party-starters Elrow hosted their biggest event in the UK when Elrow Town landed in London. Mike Barnard got involved.
Following our preview of the Dimensions Festival opening concert and boat parties for 2017, we move on to the daytime beach stage and night spaces.
We preview the opening concert and boat parties at Dimensions Festival 2017.
Eastern Electrics Festival relocated to south London for 2017, shacking up in Morden Park on Saturday, August 5th for a day featuring Carl Cox, Âme, Hot Since 82, Skream and Steve Lawler. Ann McManus was there.