Bugged Out is extending its one-night-only events to a fully-fledged festival at the flagship Butlins in Bognor Regis, West Sussex to banish the January blues away in 2012. From Friday, January 20th to Sunday January 22nd the best in techno, acid house and bass reflecting Bugged Out’s 17 year history will play the indoor festival boasting chalets for every reveller to relax and keep warm in between dancefloor adventures. Butlins has long been a favourite festival venue for Bloc, Bang Face and ATP weekends away, and now Bugged Out is bringing its legendary acts such as Kevin Saunderson and Green Velvet along for its first Bugged Out Weekender.
100% Pure Dubstep is back for volume two. Mixed again by dubstep curator DJ Hatcha, the triple CD compilation showcases dubstep from the underground to crossover and is set to be yet another essential collection.
Olaf Hund returns after the release of his debut single I Wanna Be Your Ice-Cream with a new EP release consisting of 6 songs and 3 videos, released October 3rd.
Goldie will head up the final Playground party of the year at London’s Koko on Saturday, November 12th. Bass Wars will see drum & bass and dubstep pound out at the famous Camden venue with Emalkay, 16 Bit, Trolley Snatcha, Bare Noize, Skism, Sukh Knight and more getting behind the decks.
The first Together Winter Music Fesitval is set to be a sell out with all tickets to day one’s UKF Bass Culture snapped up and the line-up for day two revealing a galaxy of star names to woo clubbers. The Alexandra Palace all nighter on Saturday, November 25th is headlined by an Eric Prydz EPIC show, and now the likes of Pete Tong, Death in Vegas, SebastiAn, Utah Saints and Alex Metric have been confirmed at playing.
Bristol’s party animals can look forward to the cold months as underground electronic music is showcased for a second year every week until the New Year. In:Motion is back at the converted skatepark with a network of warehouses, cobbled front courtyard and large outdoor riverside terrace to give clubbers a mix of dubstep, house, techno, turntablism, drum & bass, bassline, electro and a whole lot more kicking off on Friday, October 7th with a Hospitality night featuring Camo & Krooked’s album launch party.
Fast out of the blocks with a top line-up to excite those who like to sort their New Years Eve outing early, eastern electrics has unveiled the first acts for its annual warehouse party. Moving to a new space never used before, they’ve enlisted the talents of the legendary Laurent Garnier, famed Berliner Anja Schneider and Hamburg’s rising star Tensnake.
Following a successful two years which saw them release one of 2010’s premier electronic-music albums Drink The Sea, plays to crowds at Coachella, Wireless and Lollapalooza, and this year unveil their groundbreaking EP, We Can Make The World Stop, Los Angeles trio The Glitch Mob are set to kick things up a notch with a 16-date European tour replete with sonic gambits designed to elevate everything the band has done onstage to new levels.
Lovebox’s opening party Bang The Box is bringing the Berlin electronic duo Modeselektor to The HMV Forum in Kentish Town for a live gig.
Beat the Bestival blues following the festival’s biggest year to date by snapping up an early bird ticket. From today you can guarantee your place on the Isle of Wight next September.
Madness are taking over Butlins Minehead for a three day festival of – erm – madness! The House of Fun Weekender in November aims to banish the winter blues with a line-up of bands, DJs and comedians. Handpicked by the seven Madness bandmembers, it will showcase up-and-coming acts along with old favourites.
More acts have been announced for the Together Winter Music Festival headlined by Eric Prydz. John Digweed, Simian Mobile Disco, Sander van Doorn, Vitalic, Fake Blood, Fenech Soler and Maya Jane Coles have been added to the line-up for the dance event at the impressive Alexandra Palace on Saturday, November 26th.
Adam Beyer brings Drumcode back to London after last year’s sell out party to celebrate 15 years of producing techno. Combined with the release of a compilation of the label’s top tunes, Saturday October 29th will see Adam Beyer, Paul Ritch, Joseph Capriati, Alan Fitzpatrick and more play at the Great Suffolk Street Warehouse.
The Big Chill Bar, Vibe Bar, Café 1001, Rhythm Factory, All Star Lanes and a Secret Warehouse location will join forces this year for East London’s Brick Lane Music Festival. The annual free weekend of performances from live bands and DJs will be held on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th featuring David Rodigan, Ray Keith, Kraak & Smaak, Klose One, King Cannibal and more.
A new clubbing series kicks off this autumn as promoters from two of London’s most lauded underground nights put their heads together to curate 13 Friday night events at Vauxhall’s Hidden. Expect bass-booming, wobbly, jump-about, deep, grooving and underground beats as FOUND launches at the end of September.
The Electric Brixton open its doors on Saturday 24th September. Formerly The Fridge, Electric has undergone a major two year facelift and is set to become the latest state of the art music venue to open in London, hosting both DJs and live acts. Opened as a cinema in 1913, the new look venue will be able to comfortably deal with festival sized productions and stadium set-ups, and you could be first line to the launch featuring Felix da Housecat and DJ Hell.
zap! bang! Magazine’s favourite underground electronic music festival Bloc is about to undergo a major revamp for 2012. After celebrating its fifth birthday at the flagship Bultins in Minehead, the highly praised three-day March event is moving out of the seaside resort and into later months.
The Electric in Brixton opens in September with a stellar line-up and the chance to win tickets to all the shows in October and November including performances from M.A.N.D.Y, Flux Pavillion, Gilles Peterson, Kissy Sell Out, Skism, Funtcase, Dogde & Fuski. The new Brixton venue on the site of the former legendary clubbing hotspot The Fridge goes live from Saturday September 24th with Felix Da Housecat and DJ Hell.
One of London’s best-loved record shops, Phonica Records, celebrates its eighth birthday in October with Leftroom, Heidi’s The Jackathon and Phonica itself hosting arches at a warehouse party. With a line-up that reflect why Phonica Records is still at the cutting edge almost a decade on, the three rooms of booming bass, booty-shakin’ and throbbing beats will sound on Saturday, October 1st.
Award-winning documentary filmmakers Michael Watts and David McNulty are calling on festival fanatics to share their festival spirit by helping fund their new project about the origins of Glastonbury. Their Spirit of ‘71 film will chronicle the events leading up to the first Glastonbury festival in 1971 – and you can get a credit at the end of the documentary by donating to what will be an insight into the most famous music festival in the world.
Electric Brixton will open its doors on Saturday, September 24th on the former site of famous nightspot The Fridge. Following a £1 million facelift, the former cinema will be able to handle festival-sized productions and stadium set ups. Chicago’s legendary Felix da Housecat headlines with support from DJ Hell, Hannah Holland, JoJo De Freq and more.
Pete Jordan’s Spectrum night is coming to The Electric in Brixton – the new name of famed venue The Fridge, revamped and set to open its doors once more. Spectrum will welcome The Japanese Popstars, Jakwob, South Central and more on Saturday, October 1st for the first monthly party.
For the seventh year running The Isle of Wight’s Bestival has sold out. All 50,000 tickets have been snapped up for the 18-stage event headlined by The Cure, Pendulum and Bjork as well as fancy dress, a roller disco, crazy golf and other antics from Thursday, September 8th to Sunday, September 11th but there is still a way for envious festival-fans to get on board.
The East side of London often gets overlooked during the August bank holiday weekend, but this year a stree party of its own will see revellers enjoy music, dressing up, games, food and booze featuring The Correspondents, Little Boots, Brassroots and Sink the Pink. Organised by Shoreditch’s The Book Club, the Bookstock Street Party will take over Leonard Street from noon to 9pm.
Ease the end of the festival season with a new rock ‘n’ roll film from the makers of Awaydays Powder will be released on Friday, August 26th telling the story of Liverpool four piece The Grams, capturing the energy and excitement of a band breaking through, complete with all the trappings of sex, drugs and band rivalries.