Glade 2012: first acts

!(feature_c)!Outdoor electronic dance music festival Glade is back in 2012 at Houghton Hall after a successful relocation in 2011. Billed as bigger and better, this June 10,000 revellers will head to the Norfolk countryside to enjoy stages old and new featuring music from across the dance spectrum.

This year’s Glade will take place from Thursday, June 14th to Sunday, June 17th. Secret Productions, the promoters behind Secret Garden Party, put the event back on the map last year and this year’s headliners look set to excite. Topping the cross-genre Glade Stage is German techno legend Sven Vath who will bring the famed Cocoon vibes with him. Famous for his marathon club-sets at Berlin’s notorious Dorian Grey to weekly parties in Ibiza and a non-stop global tour schedule, Sven makes his first appearance at Glade. Joint headlining is drum & bass star Andy C who will present his Alive stage show and French electro don Vitalic who has been decimating dancefloors across the globe since the late 90s and whose second album Flashmob saw his fanbase explode.

Joining these heavyhitters on the Glade Stage will be progressive man Robert Babicz, German techno scene-leaders Marc Romboy and Extrawelt, drum & bass from UK duo Drumsound and Bassline Smith as well as Rusko bringing the dubstep and Sheffield’s Toddla T joining Don Letts for a dub and reggae set on Sunday. Live music will come from US sensation Pretty Lights, festival stalwarts The Dub Pistols and British hip-hop, grime and dubstep super group Foreign Beggars.

In the Psychedelic Village the Origin Stage will play host to Nano Records 10th birthday party and more powered by Funktion 1. The Liquid Stage returns to run from dusk until dawn in a new forest area. Killerwatts, Tristan, Max Cooper, Laughing Buddha, Commercial Hippies, Rinkadink, Dr Alex Paterson, Ans vs Regan, James Monro and more are lined up to keep the psy flowing thoughout the weekend.
InSpiral will this year focus on chillout and the team that built the Ozora festival over the last seven years will help with the décor and production throughout the Village. Expect healing areas, a psychedelic cinema, World Shift, talks, art, food and more. Meanwhile the woodland area will have an open-air dance floor The Meteor that lies inside a crater.

Other arenas include the return of the Overkill Arena for their traditional dose of drum & bass, gabba, dubstep, hardcore, rave, experimental and beyond and the Beta stage hosting new talent. In the Bassment South West crews Rinse Out, Beatz & Bobz and London’s favourite bass-heavy warriors Chew The Fat take control with a line up of drum and bass, dubstep and bass. For chaos, The Rabbit Hole will be the place to be – think of it as a backstage bar where anything goes. It’s the party within the party, running until dawn every night.

There’s more to be announced, including DJs and live acts, but for the latest information go to

Glade Festival
June 14th – 17th
Houghton Hall, Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Tickets £135
Buy yours here.

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