After events across Brazil in January and February, Circo Loco conclude their invasion of Brazil in March. Sunday, March 10th sees Circo Loco take over a boat as part of the infamous Mob festival. This is the first time the vessel has been used and will begin in the afternoon and take in the sunset in a surprise secret destination close to Santos FC and Sao Paulo featuring New York based duo The Martinez Bros and Andrew Grant alongside many other guests.
Manchester’s Parklife festival will relocate to Heaton Park on Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th. The park hosted three days of gigs headlined by The Stones Roses last summer. Organisers have also confirmed The Temper Trap, Baauer, Boddika, Breakbot and TEED for the event, with TEED playing a live show as well as getting behind the decks with Breakbot.
European and African dance music are combining thanks to Ten Cities, a six-month project exploring the links between the two clubbing cultures. The Goethe Institute is working with artists such as Pinch, Rob Smith, Vakula and Octapush from the 10 cities of Cairo, Johannesburg, Luanda, Lagos, Nairobi, Berlin, Bristol, Kiev, Lisbon and Naples for a series of musical and cultural exchanges.
The fourth Parklife Weekender in Manchester will be headlined by Plan B and Example. The two day festival will be held on June 8th and 9th at a location to be announced. Johnny Marr, Jessie Ware, Jurassic 5, DJ Fresh and Rita Ora will play too.
Armin Van Buuren will headline the 10th South West Four on Clapham Common. He will play the Saturday of the London inner city dance festival weekender on August 24th.
Experience an exclusive beachside festival vibes with SunSplash Antalya in Turkey. Hosted at the five star Hillside Su Hotel, just 400 guests get the chance to enjoy the event each year. Running from June 2nd to June 9th, SunSplash will feature Norman Jay MBE, Gilles Peterson, Kirk Degiorgio and Koreless with on site activities including yoga, sports classes, trekking and a spa.
French electro from Vitalic headlines The Playground Easter Thursday party at London’s Koko. Yuksek, Etienne de Crecy, Kap Bambino, Goose and Dragonette will also play the all-nighter on Thursday, March 28th.
Poland’s Open’er Festival has confirmed Editors, Skunk Anansie, Modest Mouse and Alt-J will perform. The event in Gdynia will run from Wednesday, July 3rd to Saturday, July 6th with Rhianna, Blur, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age and Animal Collective among those already announced.
Mike Skinner, Steve Lawler, Oneman, Darius Syrossian, Zane Lowe and Raf Daddy are all set to play at Rehab Warehouse over the next eight weeks. The new Coventry venue is in the heart of the city, created by City Ambassadors – music industry experts and enthusiasts.
BoomTown Fair returns to Winchester’s Matterley Estate in August with a ski-lift to help people get around and a line-up including The Parov Stelar Band, Ozomatli, Toots and the Maytals, Mad Caddies, Arrested Development and Richie Spice. There will also be a 15-metre-high Lion’s Den Mayan temple and the Arcadia Spider in among the festival’s districts soundtracked by ska, swing, folk and punk.
Monkeytown Records’ Modeselektor and Mouse on Mars will be joined by Apparat at Camden’s Roundhouse on Friday, May 17th. The trio of electronica acts have all been busy either releasing new music or readying new material – this is a chance to hear the tunes at a unique London setting.
The 20th anniversary of Sónar Barcelona in June will see the By Day part of the three-day music festival move to Fira Montjuïc, in Plaça d’Espanya. Jamie Lidell, Major Lazer, Justice djs, Diplo, Skrillex, Soulwax, Derrick May, Laurent Garnier, Seth Troxler, TNGHT and Modeselektor have been added to the line-up while Sónar+D is the new name for its media and professional areas which from this year on will have a special focus on mobility.
Extrawelt, Ben UFO, Move D, Bicep and Luke Vibert will play Gottwood Festival with event organisers confirming the full line-up. The fourth year of the boutique underground dance music festival in Wales. This year the four-day music festival will run from Thursday, June 20th to Sunday, June 23rd in The Woods at Carreglwyd, Llanfaethlu on the Isle of Anglesey.
King Krule, Rainy Milo and Night Works will perform live at London’s Sub-Sonic on Thursday, March 28th. The night at The Garage will also feature DJ sets from Ghostpoet and Line of Best Fit magazine.
Dave Clarke, Paul Ritch, Cari Lekebusch, Steve Rachmad, Perc and Delta Funktionen will play in Amsterdam on Queen’s Night for an edition of Dave Clarke Presents. On Monday, April 29th Clarke’s versatile and progressive musical taste will be relected at the klinch night at Melkweg venue.
Mystery Jets and Bastille will headline Blissfields Festival, playing the Saturday and Sunday respectively. The three-day Hampshire event will run Friday, July 5th to Sunday, July 7th at Vicarage Farm in Hampshire with Clean Bandit, Matt Corby, The Other Tribe and Post War Years also among the act announced.
A decade of parties at London nightspot EGG will be celebrated throughout 2013. The Kings Cross venue has lined up DJ Sneak, Layo & Bushwacka, Monika Kruse, Technasia and Crookers to play this year already, with Felix da Housecat getting behind the decks this Friday.
Hideout Festival, The Warehouse Project and Field Day have teamed up to offer a new event in Croatia. Unknown will take place from Tuesday, September 10th to Saturday, September 14th in Rovinj featuring live acts, band performances and DJ sets. Bespoke design projects will be interweaved with forward-thinking new music from acts such as Mercury Music prize nominees Django Django and Brit nominated Jessie Ware, young duo Disclosure, underground contemporaries Four Tet and Actress plus Innervisions idol Henrik Schwarz and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
Moderat, Dave Clarke, Planetary Assault Systems and Sasha are among the 30 new acts announced for Eastern Electrics Festival at Knebworth Park in August. The organisers have also announced six arena hosts including Boiler Room, Junk Department Present: Culprit, Dirtybird, Krush Present: Live At Robert Johnson vs Life and Death and Louche as they continue to add to the three day event running from Friday, August 2nd to Sunday, August 4th.
A twist on the A Night With… London events which sees one DJ play an eight hour set will be the first A Day With… on the first May bank holiday weekend. On Sunday, May 5th, Ellen Allien’s label BPITCH Control will take over an afternoon and night at Loft Studios in Kensal Green.
The 10th edition of the Isle of Wight’s Bestival will be headlined by Sir Elton John and Snoop Dogg. M.I.A, Franz Ferdinand, The Knife, Richie Hawtin and Carl Cox will also play the four day event running from Thursday, September 5th to Sunday, September 8th at Robin Hill Country Park.
Berlin Festival will celebrate 10 years of Ed Banger Records as part of the two day event in September. Following the announcement of Blur, Pet Shop Boys and Turbostaat featuring on the main stage at Tempelhof Airport on 6th and 7th September, Club Xberg at Arena Berlin will see Justice, Busy P, Breakbot and SebastiAn get involved.
The Warehouse Project is teaming up with Manchester’s Zutekh for another Victoria Warehouse event in February. On Saturday, February 2nd, dOP, Shaun Reeves, Levon Vincent, Jackmaster and Dinky lead the line-up at the venue on Trafford Wharf Road.
John Digweed will be supported by Tim Green, Tom Middleton, Jimpster and John Barber when he brings Bedrock to London on Easter Thursday, March 28th. Playing a central London location he’s never been seen at before, tickets are limited to just 1,000 on sale now.
The award-winning Live From Jodrell Bank series will host Sigur Rós on Friday, August 30th. Sigur Rós will follow in their footsteps of Elbow and The Flaming Lips in playing the observatory in Cheshire – one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world.