If the shouting of “two fat ladies” gets you excited and you like your games with a twist, be sure to give Rebel Bingo a try when it returns to London after travelling the world. The mutant form of bingo invented by accident one night has evolved from a Shoreditch underground secret to a global event. The crew have hosted their wacky brand of the classic game in New York, Beijing, Ibiza, Las Vegas, L.A. and Portugal among others, and are returning to London for just two nights.
Bristol’s clubland will be treated to a third season of In:Motion from September to December with Fatboy Slim, Sven Vath, Seth Troxler, Four Tet, Public Enemy, Grimes, Magnetic Man and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry all set to perform. The team have collectively put on events such as Glastonbury’s Dance Village’s Wow! stage and May’s debut dance festival Love Saves The Day in Bristol, and have now put together a showase of leading acts for the city’s clubbers.
Warehouse Project returns for 2012 with a new venue for its seventh year of winter parties. Returning to the Victoria Warehouse which housed two Easter shows in April, the season kicks off on Friday, September 28th and runs weekly through to New Years Day.
Marc ‘MK’ Kinchen completes the line up for the FOUND Street Party on Saturday, September 29th. The New York production powerhouse responsible for “Burning” and “Always” on Area 10 imprint, joins Todd EdWards, Paul Woolford, Huxley and Rattus Rattus at Earl Street in Shoreditch.
Saturday tickets to South West Four have sold out with Sunday availability down to the last saver
tickets before a price rise on Wednesday, August 1st. On Sunday, August 26th Skrillex, Public Enemy, Diplo, Skream, Benga, Pete Tong and Sasha are among the acts set to play Clapham Common as the day dance music festival returns.
French electro act Vitalic has announced details of his new album Rave Age. Released on October 22nd through Different Recordings, it has 12 new tracks and will be supported by a tour later this year. Mixed by production wizard Stephane Alf Briat, known for his work with Air and Phoenix, Rave Age showcases his big room electro sound and has influences from punk and film soundtracks to disco and indie dance.
mulletover will host their Halloween party at the London Pleasure Gardens with Cassy, Subb-An, Boddika
and Huxley the first acts confirmed. On Saturday, November 3rd the underground dance promoters will take over the hub and the dome at the new venue in the heart of the Olympic East End with projection mapped visuals and a license until 6am.
Labrinth, Nero and Grandmaster Flash will perform at Brownstock Festival on the Brown Family’s farm, near Chelmsford in Essex from Friday, August 31st to September 2nd. Other acts set to play include Zane Lowe, Toddla T, Artwork, Doorly, Jackmaster and The Cuban Brothers at the event now in its 8th year. Some 6,000 visitors will attend the independent festival featuring music, comedy, storytelling, street art camp, skateboarding park, parkour displays, street dance, a silent disco and the chance to try a home raised Aberdeen Angus Beef burger from the farm.
Detroit legend Kyle Hall is the final act confirmed for the Eastern Electrics Festival after party at Proud2 in the O2. He’ll join Damian Lazarus, Art Department, Tale of Us, Mosca and more from 10pm to 6am following the sold out main event at Area 12 on the Greenwich peninsula.
Todd Edwards and Paul Woolford are among the first names to be announced for the FOUND Street Party on Saturday, September 29th. South London’s forward-thinking clubnight will be closing Earl Street in Shoreditch for the day with house and four-to-the-floor inspired sounds also coming from Huxley and the Urban Nerds’ Rattus Rattus.
Carl Craig, Cassy, Mathias Kadan, Onur Özer and label boss Sven Väth have been revealed as the first acts to play the Cocoon Heroes indoor London show Into the Magic. On Saturday, December 1st they will be at the London Pleasure Gardens and a second round of early bird tickets are being released after the first batch sold out in 12 hours. They will be available from 10am on Tuesday, July 17th from here.
Diplo, Skream, Seth Troxler and Nicolas Jaar top the mammoth line-ups for the opening parties of Manchester’s Warehouse Project autumn season 2012. The new venue on Trafford Park Road used for the Easter parties is bigger than the previous space in the centre of the city, enabling organisers to book a glut of names for the first nights on Friday, September 28th and Saturday, September 29th.
Berghain comes to London when its label Ostgut Ton take over The Loft Studios for a showcase at the new Casablanca Sunday afternoon session. On July 29th the west London venue presents the essence of one of Europe’s greatest clubs Berghain/Panoramabar with sets from former resident Prosumer and the club’s running staple Tama Sumo.
Greenwich’s Eastern Electrics Festival has sold out and added Boddika as its final addition to its line-up of house and techno acts. Only VIP tickets remain available for the one day event on Saturday, August 4th.
Derrick Carter, Tania Vulcano and Damian Lazarus will head up the first Circo Loco daytime party in London on Saturday, September 15th. The much-loved Ibiza party will close the summer season at The Beach found at Tunnel Avenue on the Greenwich Peninsula from 2pm to 10pm with a mix of guests and regulars.
Crosstown Rebels head honcho Damian Lazarus, Hot Natured’s freshest talent Russ Yallop and ManMakeMake’s Kevin McPhee will be joining Art Department, Tale Of Us and Mosca at Proud2 for the Eastern Electrics Festival afterparty. Just a short distance from the event itself at Area 12 on the Greenwich penninsula on Saturday, August 4th, the afterparty will run from 10pm to 6am.
Warehouse in North London will reopen over the August bank holiday weekend following a major refurbishment. The Edmonton venue is aiming for a stripped back charm and will focus on state-of-the-art light and sound featuring acts such as DJ Sneak, Filthy Rich, MK, Miguel Campball and Lee Foss.
Forward-thinking dance music clubnight FOUND is venturing out of its regular haunt at Hidden to close off Shoreditch’s Earl Street for a outdoor party in September. The event will showcase the underground sounds of house, techno and progressive beats on Saturday, September 29th.
Players Club is going to Holland’s Solar Weekend Festival with Robert Hood, Ben Sims, James Ruskin and Mark Broom. After last month’s event at Es Vive Hotel during the Inernational Music Summit inIbiza, EPM and Bulletdodge Records are taking their collaborative project Players Clubto the techno stage at Extrema festival Solar Weekend on Sunday, August 5th.
Isle of Wight’s festival season closing event Bestival continues to add to a line-up that already includes Stevie Wonder, Florence + The Machine, New Order, The xx and Sigur Rós. UK singles chart toppers Rudimental will be making their Bestival debut this September and fresh from her recent trip to Los Angeles, Kate Nash will be joining them. Dan le sac, whose much-anticipated debut solo album Space Between The Words, is set to be released imminently will be making a solo appearance while regular sparring partner Scroobius Pip will offer up a slice of his acclaimed Distraction Pieces album.
With an eclectic line-up that includes Metronomy, Atari Teenage Riot, Death In Vegas, Iggy And The Stooges, DOOM, Battles, Africa Hitech and Henry Rollins OFF Festival 2012 in Poland’s Katowice aims to showcase cutting edge artists over its three days in August. Hosted at the Three Lake Valley from August 3rd to 5th, the seventh year of the festival aims to build on being awarded the accolade of Best Medium-Sized European Festival in 2011 by the European Festival Awards.
Celebrate the final bank holiday weekend of the year at a Shoreditch free street party on Sunday, August 26th. Bookstock returns to Leonard Street from 12noon to 8pm featuring the Dub Pistols, We Were Evergreen, Mark Archer, Bikini Beach Band and more.
Detroit techno heavyweights will join forces for the seventh annual SCP Backpack Music Festival this August, raising thousands of dollars, backpackes and school supplies for the inner city’s children. This year’s festival will be held from August 4th to 5th at New Center Park in Detroit’s vibrant Midtown featuring Derrick May, techno music innovator Mad Mike of Underground Resistance and Juan Atkins. Nearly $30,000 in money and backpacks filled with school supplies have gone to about 1,500 students since it’s inception. Organisers hope to meet or exceed the seven year total in 2012.
On Saturday, July 14th Datsik will headline a night of electro, dubstep and drum n bass at London’s Koko curated by The Playground. He’ll be joined by Modestep, Dismantle, High Rankin, The Prototypes and Dirtyloud.
Norwegian pianist and the driving force behind the dance-oriented New Conceptions of Jazz movement in the mid 1990s, Bugge Wesseltoft is bringing his seven person jazz group Bugge ‘n’ Friends to London on Thursday, July 12th. He will headline at the newly-launched Oval Space in Bethnal Green with support from Jazzanova and special guest Ashley Beedle.