Party for free this New Year’s Eve at the London’s Spanish bar and restaurant Camino. The Kings Cross venue will be soundtracked by Bruk Out residents Mangno & Nasty McQuaid. Taking in five decades of block party sounds, from soul and disco to hip hop, pop, RnB, house, dubstep, dancehall and beyond, requests will be very much welcome and dancing is guaranteed.
Bristol’s Futureboogie visits East London on Saturday, December 1st bringing some of its best talent for an all night party in a secret warehouse location. The showcase will include Maxxi Soundsystem, Waifs & Strays, Ron Basejam, Behling & Simpson, Christophe and Futureboogie resident DJs.
Camden’s Koko will channel the spirit of Madchester at the birth of rave when The Haçienda celebrates its 30th anniversary with the pioneers of house music. On Saturday, December 15th Haçienda 30 will see Todd Terry, Marshall Jefferson, Mike Pickering and Bobby Langley turn back the clocks 30 years on from when the last official Haçienda party came to town.
Electronic music legends descend on London on Saturday, November 24th for the UK’s longest-running and highly-influential night Lost. The impeccable line-up includes four exclusive UK dates from pioneers of the house and techno scene from Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Tevo Howard and Mark Ernestus plus a exlcusive London date for Kyle Hall.
Big Chill Presents a winer warmer event in late November with London hip-hop promoters Main Squeeze. On Saturday, November 24th they will welcome Marc Mac, Mr Thing, Josey Rebelle, Mo Kolours and Pedro 123 to the Big Chill House on Pentonville Road in Kings Cross for a free-entry night running from 9pm to 4am.
London underground dance music partystarters Eastern Electrics has revealed the full line-up for their NYE night at The Coronet in Elephant and Castle. On Monday, December 31st techno and house will soundtrack the all-nighter with Hot Creations stalwart Miguel Campbell, soulful Frenchman Shonky and Berlin-based producer and designer Santé completing the key additions to the already-announced line-up.
The UK Festival industry has had a tough year with cancelled events, challenging conditions and an uncertain future which will all be discussed at the UK Festival Conference 2012. Camden’s The Roundhouse will host an event for industry professionals to gather on Monday, December 3rd and discuss the future of the industry. The conference will be followed by the UK Festival Awards ceremony.
Guerrilla Zoo’s Modern Panic exhibition returns for a third installment at Apiary Studios in Bethnal Green this month. From Saturday, November 24th to Sunday December 2nd there will be a unique collection of more than 50 surreal, controversial and provocative international artists and live art’s practitioners.
secretsundaze have lined up Andrés, Trevino and a live set from Martyn for their NYE party in Hackney. They’ll take over The Bunker in Hackney Wick – a freshly-christened warehouse space in Hackney Wick that has underground stamped all over it.
London’s Lovebox festival celebrates the end of its decade of love with an After Dark party at Vauxhall’s Fire. On Saturday, December 8th it will showcase dubstep and drum & bass with Hospitality Record, Sick Music and Union curating the line-up.
More acts have been added to the UKF Bass Culture NYE party at Brixton Academy. DJ Fresh, Delta Heavy, Drumsound and Bassline Smith will join Chase & Status (DJ set), Foreign Beggars, Shy FX & B.traits and KOAN Sound at the south London venue for an all night party.
Radio One legend Pete Tong is taking his “It’s all gone” party to Bristol with three rooms of music at an In:Motion all-nighter on Friday, November 16th. He’ll be taking over the main room with special guests as Crack Magazine get the Tunnel while Electroquisite and Revolution host the Cave.
More than 20 acts will grace the decks at this year’s Urban Nerds NYE party at The Sidings Warehouse in London Bridge. The bass-loving underground Nerds have revealed Redlight, Bondax, Breach and Dark Sky will help see in 2013 with plenty more to be named and a host still to be announced.
Vitalic launches his new album Rave Age next month with a live performance at the Neon Noise Project’s Halloween Soirée on Saturday, November 3rd. The electro mastermind headlines the main room of Fire in Vauxhall as part of its new In Session series as the venue shifts its focus into attracting some of the biggest London promotions.
The second wave of acts have been revelad for both the Eastern Electrics NYE party at the Coronet, and an upcoming free warm-up party. Garage-house aficionado Huxley and mulletover resident Geddes will join Eats Everything and Joy Orbison in the main room. Meanwhile Futureboogie’s rising stars Behling & Simpson are first on the bill for Snowbombing and tech-house renegade October will be representing for Trix.
Cult Camden retailer Cyberdog is to launch a pop-up store to petition to house a petition for the release of the two Russian punk band members of Pussy Riot. Tomorrow (Wednesday, October 24th) you will be able to walk into the store to sign the petition and also purchase a variety of merchandise curated and created by the band, including their trademark brightly colored balaclavas. A large percentage of all proceeds will go directly to the band themselves.
Earlybird tickets are on sale now for Blissfields 2013, at their lowest price since 2010. To celebrate and as a reminder of what happened this summer, the festival have released video highlights of its 12th year of art installations, sports day games and musical performances from The Noisettes, Patrick Wolf, Charlotte Church, Guillemots and Toddla T.
Public voting has started for the European Festival Awards, returning to the Oosterport Congress Centre in Groningen, Holland for its fourth year. The event will unite the continental festival industry for an opportunity to socialise, network and let its hair down in the wake of a challenging and eventful year for the sector. The ceremony will mark the opening night of the Eurosonic Noorderslag conference and festival on Wednesday, January 9th.
Festival fans can get tickets to life to Wychwood Festival, the family weekender in Cheltenham. Rights-holders Tribe Festivals Ltd, have launched an innovative new funding model that invites supporters to become shareholders. Tribe is the first company to trial crowdsourcing as a capital sream in response to a challenging financial year. For one month up to 200 individuals can become investors and reap the benefits.
Brixton Academy will host the UKF Bass Culture NYE party with Chase & Status, Foreign Beggars, Shy FX, B-Traits and Koan Sound getting behind the decks, and more to be announced. In the last 12 months hip hop act Foreign Beggars have collaborated with Skrillex and Noisia, progressing their sound to form a new dance movement. Performances at Exit, Glade and South West Four incorporated rap, house, d&b, grime and dubstep.
Rob da Bank’s Bestival is relocating from the Isle of Wight to Peckham for one night of Halloween antics on Saturday, October 27th. Sunday Best presents an epic party dubbed “Rave vs Hoedown” at the Bussey Building, featuring an eclectic line-up of DJ Zinc, Kidnap Kid, Sombrero Sound System, Tythe, Shades of Rhythm (live PA), Hoedown Collective Cut A Shine and Moulettes.
Soundcrash presents six audiovisual sets in one night at Shoreditch’s Village Underground on Friday, November 23rd headlined by Hexstatic’s Holotronica in 3D. Holotronica is the latest project from award-winning producer Stuart Warren-Hill, one half of the inimitable Hexstatic duo. The AV concept combines analog synthesisers with real-time midi-triggered visuals set in time with the beats and pulses of Hexstatic’s music. Glasses will be provided on the door to see the stereoscopic visuals which will be projected onto a custom-made silver mesh screen for 3D effect.
The Big Chill Presents returns in October for a Halloween Party with the Bruk Out Crew. London’s Big Chill House will welcome Thunderbird Gerard, Brackles, Serocee, TCTS, the Bruk Out DJs and dance troupe Skullduggery Refuse to lead the ghoulish night.
More than 50 acts including Flying Lotus, Django Django, Rustie and Actress will perform at the 12th edition of Club To Club Alfa Romeo MiTo in Turin next month. Running from Thursday, November 8th to Sunday, November 11th, Club to Club fuses music, arts and electronic culture in an exclusive circuit of baroque theatres, contemporary art centres, clubs, post industrial pavilions, historical squares, creative districts and classical auditoriums.
At the end of the month the Movement Festival will once again take over Torino’s nightlife with a week of music from Saturday, October 27th to Saturday, November 3rd. Now in its seventh year, Movement is the Italian cousin of the world-renowned Detroit Electronic Music Festival with sets from Derrick May, Chris Liebing, Dubfire, Seth Troxler and 2ManyDJs.