Masaaki Yoshida, aka Anchorsong, plays a live set at London’s Cargo as he starts a world tour supporting his debut album Chapters.
Electric Deluxe Presents touches down in April for the London leg of their fourth birthday weekender with a German techno cast at Brixton Electric. Following a night in Lausanne with Phil Kieran and Thierry Collado, EDP brings a slice of Berlin and Berghain to the south London venue, courtesy of Marcel Dettmann, Marcel Fengler and the esteemed Sandwell District performing live. Proceedings will be hosted by Mr Electric Deluxe himself, Speedy J.
Following a successful run of 13 dates at Hidden in London’s Vauxhall, FOUND has returned to the venue with another season of deep, progressive electornic music. Resident nights TRIX and Hertiage return with favourites Tech:nology and Loud Noise hosting guests including Kromestar, EZ, Scott Garcia, Simon Baker and Smutlee fortnightly until April 6th.
The evolving Bloc festival has revealed the first details of its 2012 line-up featuring some of the most famous names from across the electronic music spectrum. The now two-day event in London’s docklands will see custom-built outdoor and on-water stages playing host to techno, house, electro, dubstep, bass and electronica acts on Friday, July 6th and Saturday, July 7th.
The first details have emerged about Bestival 2012 including a dance headliner and the fancy dress theme. Back at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight from Thursday, September 6th to Sunday, September 9th, curator Rob da Bank has also revealed new features at the popular event this year.
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.
It’s only just a month since the curatin came down on the Warehouse Project’s second venue, but you can get a taste for it’s new home over the Easter weekend with a marathon night. On Sunday, April 8th a high calibre line-up will test the space which will be revealed on March 22nd, but organisers have said it will remain in Manchester.
House and techno label Dirtybird celebrates 10 years since their first free party with a seven-date tour spanning its birthplace in San Francisco through to New York, Miami, LA, Paris and London. The London show takes place over the Easter weekend and feature the biggest Dirtybird line-up ever, topped off with their signature BBQ.
The family-friendly Camp Bestival has unveiled the first details of the 2012 event at Lulworth Castle in July. Their Olympic-themed weekend will feature a of screening the opening ceremony live in the Big Top on Friday night complete with a Camp Bestival torch, plus the Camp Bestival Blue Coats will host a 2012 Silly Olympics. Musical highlights will include Hot Chip, Kool & The Gang, Chic and the Earth Wind & Fire Experience for a fun-filled four days with more than 100 free things for kids to do.
Hideout has added to an already impressive line-up in Croatia with 30 more acts. There is even more reason to travel to the beachside location of Zrce on the Island of Pag with drum & bass duo Chase & Status, dubstep don Benga and German techno maestro Loco Dice appearing at the three-night festival from Friday, June 29th to Sunday, July 1st.
Shoreditch’s Village Underground will host the debut of the All Gone Pete Tong nights of underground electronic music on Saturday, February 25th. Following an inaugural season at Pacha Ibiza and a sold out party at Bristol’s Motion in November, the appearance in the capital will feature a line-up picked by Pete Tong and the man himself.
RockNess, the NME Awards 2011 “Best Small Festival” Winner, has revealed its line-up headlined by Mumford & Sons, Biffy Clyro and Deadmau5. The three-day Scottish festival at Loch Ness, Dores has the usual mix of indie and dance acts at its spectacular setting, and, despite its size, has signed up some huge acts to play in June. Justice, Death in Vegas, Ed Sheeran, Metronomy and Noah & the Whale are among the highlights.
RWD Mag host the next Big Chill Presents, bringing a night of hip hop, house, R&B and garage to Big Chill House on Saturday, February 25th. DJ sets from DJ Semtex, DJ Woody, DJ Supreme, DJ Chewy and a live acoustic set from Mr Adaggio will feature at the free event.
Birth Records have teamed up with Shoreditch venue The Queen of Hoxton for a new night showcasing rising stars. The first event on Saturday, March 3rd will feature DJ sets from Crystal Fighters and IS TROPICAL plus live sets from Helsinki’s wonky popstrels LCMDF, the afropunk of I.R.O.K. and electro pop from Arp Attack.
Field Day celebrates its sixth year with a Diamond Jubilee June Bank Holiday one-day festival in Victoria Park. Shifting earlier in the year to make way for the Olympics the line-up still contains the same mix of dance and indie acts, this year headed up by Franz Ferdinand, Metronomy, Zomby, Errors, Rustie, SBTRKT and The Vaccines with many more just announced.
The Big Chill Festival will not happen in 2012, it has been announced. Melvin Benn, Managing Director Festival Republic who own the August festival, suggests the London Olympics being the same weekend as the intended festival had meant going ahead with the popular Herefordshire event was not viable. He has promised a smaller indoor event at some point this year.
Underground dance music festival Bloc has evolved from a Butlins weekender into a full-scale outdoor event for 2012. In its second move to mark its sixth year, Bloc will relocate to a new venue in East London at Royal Victoria Docks for two days of music on Friday, July 6th and Saturday, July 7th.
Trance superstar DJ Paul van Dyk returns to London on Saturday, March 31st to launch his new album Evolution at a venue he’s never played before.
House and techno stalwart Carl Cox returns to London this Easter for his only club show in the capital of 2012. Hosted at The Electric in Brixton, Coxy will get behind the decks on Thursday, April 5th.
Godfather of the electronic beats scene DJ Krush celebrates 20 years of live gigs with a three-hour set at London’s The Forum. DJ Krush turned hip hop and turntablism into an artform, a pioneering move at the time in Japan. He used sample selection, effects and scratching to build up his unique sound, using a Japanese sense of minimalism, balance and progression.
Hideout festival added to the growing calendar of events in Croatia last year and returns in 2012 with another line-up of the biggest names in electronic music. Featuring the same mix of beach and boat parties around the island of Pag, the first acts revealed for the three-day event at the end of June include Ricardo Villalobos, Four Tet, Caribou, Andy C and Skream.
The team behind the bass heavy Outlook Festival have unveiled a new September event focused on techno, house and the deeper side of dance music. Dimensions will take place one week after Outlook at its Croatian home of Fort Punta Christo from Thursday, September 6th to Sunday, September 9th boasting acts such as Moodymann, Dyed Soundorom, Marcel Dettmann and Ben Klock.
The A Night With… series has seen Derrick Carter, Miss Kittin, Matthew Dear, Ellen Allien and Magda get behind the decks for an eight hour session. Completely unsupported, these have been nights to remember as the iconic mixers have raided their record collections to give the audience on a musical education while demonstrating their passions, skills and sounds. Next up is Sebo K on Saturday, February 11th at Shoreditch’s Basing House and later in the year Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, and Craig Richards will feature.
On Friday, January 20th bass lovers the Urban Nerds return to fabric for their first 2012 event, celebrating four years of Nerds parties at fabriclive. Having taken their big bass to room two in 2011, they will return to the caves of room three curating a deeper line-up blending experimental bass, garage, dubstep and funky sounds.
mulletover enters its eighth year with a January party to get you back on the dancefloor. Their January Sale brings together Kompakt founding member Michael Mayer, South London’s rising star Joy Orbison, ManMakeMusic’s Another Amit and resident Geddes at a secret London location on Saturday, January 28th.