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Primavera Sound reveals 2019 lineup, featuring more than 50 percent women

06/12/2018
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Primavera Sound reveals 2019 lineup, featuring more than 50 percent women

Robyn, Richie Hawtin, Nina Kraviz and SOPHIE are among those booked for the Barcelona festival next spring.

Primavera Sound 2019, going down from May 30th through June 1st, has announced its lineup.
Among the headliners for the Barcelona festival are Robyn, Erykah Badu, SOPHIE, Charli XCX, James Blake, Stereolab, Richie Hawtin (performing his CLOSE live set) and Modeselektor. In terms of DJs, they’ve lined up Joy Orbison, Helena Hauff, Yaeji, Laurel Halo, Avalon Emerson, Jayda G and a back-to-back from Eris Drew and Octo Octa. Live sets will come from Objekt, Anastasia Kristensen, Apparat, Tim Hecker and his Konoyo Ensemble, Veronica Vasicka and plenty more.
This year, Primavera seeks to highlight “equality, eclecticism and audacity” in their lineup, according to a press release.
“Equality in the lineup between men and women, a stylistic eclecticism that is patently obvious and the drive to constantly take risks to connect to the times we live in are central concepts of the Primavera Sound 2019 lineup,” the statement adds. “All of this without abandoning the presentation of a lineup that is absolutely unique in the world, risky and convincing, as it is every year.”
For the full lineup, check out the flyer and event listing below.

 

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Skrillex, Paul van Dyk, Rezz, more locked for EDC Mexico 2019

27/11/2018
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The full line-up for the sixth edition of EDC Mexico has been announced with Skrillex confirmed to make his return to the festival for the first time since his appearance alongside Diplo as Jack Ü in 2015.

Also lined up to play the event are Paul van Dyk, Kaskade, Rezz, DJ Snake, Pachanga Boys, Alesso, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Loco Dice, Solardo and lots more. Next year’s festival takes place as ever at Mexico City’s Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez from February 23-24.  The main stage at EDC Orlando caught fire two weeks ago during a set by L.A. DJ and producer Kayzo. The small fire was quickly contained and music on the stage was able to continue for the rest of the day. EDC recently revealed the first details for their Las Vegas event which will return to the city’s Motor Speedway from May 17-19. Martin Garrix opened his headline set at the Las Vegas event this year with what many fans believe to have been an unreleased track of his.

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Houghton Festival completes 2018 lineup with Helena Hauff, Mulatu Astatke, Antal

09/07/2018
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Horror Inc., Hunee, DJ Sotofett have also just been added to the Norfolk event.

The lineup for the second edition of Houghton Festival has been finalised.

Curated by Craig Richards and produced by Gottwood Festival, Houghton expands its roster of artists to feature Helena Hauff, Hunee, DJ Sotofett, Tama Sumo, Willow, Move D, Andy Blake, Binh and Akufen as Horror Inc. Live performances will include Mulatu Astake with Khruangbin, Red Axes, Dan Beaumont, Doc Scott, Billy Nasty, The Mole and Begin, with a live debut from Lost Souls of Saturn.

Brilliant Corners and Analogue Foundation’s travelling soundsystem Giant Steps will also return to the festival, presenting Donna Leake, Claude Douset, Pol Vallo, the Dalston spot’s owners Amit and Aneesh Patel and more.

Ricardo Villalobos, Andrew Weatherall, Margaret Dygas and Vladimir Ivkovic were included in the first round of artists performing at Houghton this summer, announced back in January. The art and sculpture programme is still TBA. The festival will take place from August 9th to 12th at Houghton Hall. Tickets are sold out.

See all the new additions below.

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BCM Planet Dance reopens in Mallorca

25/06/2018
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BCM Planet Dance has reopened in Mallorca, with punters walking through the doors daily since 9th June, marking the return of a true legend to the island.

The monolithic club boasts a capacity of around 4,000, Function One sound and a renowned lighting rig befitting the scale the place. Danny Howard, Nothing Else Matters and Cream are amongst the names set to be involved for this, its 30th season.

The Magaluf venue— which in the past has hosted Creamfields Mallorca amongst other major events— was closed for summer last year, but is now back in action. Prior to its hiatus the address had been a regular fixture in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs poll, ranking 10th in the world in 2016, with the likes of Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Deadmau5, Hannah Wants, David Guetta, Erick Morillo and even Snoop Dogg making appearances in the past.

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Swedish House Mafia tease 2019 tour dates

31/05/2018
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Swedish House Mafia look set to be going on tour next year after Axwell ^ Ingrosso teased fans at a show in New York City’s Brooklyn Mirage on Memorial Day (28th May)

Toward the end of the set the pair, who form two thirds of Swedish House Mafia, stopped the music and announced that there are indeed gigs lined up for the trio next week.

As can be heard in the video shared below, Axwell said to the crowd, “What do we do now? This is a big move. This has never happened before.  Should we cancel the Swedish House Mafia gig we’re planning next year? We are not sure they are ready for Swedish House Mafia in 2019.”

The duo went on to play SHM’s hit ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ as one of the set’s closing tracks while a banner with the trio’s name on it appeared on screen.

Of course, the Swedish House Mafia reformation rumour mill has been up and running for months now. After months of speculation , hints and teasers, the trio reunited at Ultra Music Festival in Miami back in March, claiming, “we’re Swedish House Mafia for good this time”.

Since, the rumours have continued as Axtone Records teased new material from the trio and their social media profile was cleared, suggesting an imminent tour.

With Axwell’s statement the other night though, the rumours do seem to have some truth to them with the possibility of a tour seeming all but confirmed.

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Nina Kraviz is playing a 24-hour rave in Berlin in June

29/05/2018
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Nina Kraviz has joined the bill for Arma x Funkhaus’s 24 hour party in Berlin on 2nd June.

As part of revered Moscow techno collective Arma 17’s tenth birthday celebrations, the inimitable techno DJ/producer/label boss will join the likes of electro-acoustic legends Ambiq, industrial drone duo Zoviet France and Salford noise rockers Gnod.

The 24-hour party takes place in the iconic East Berlin venue, Funkhaus. Also featuring on the bill are Petre Insperiscu, Nastia and Etapp Kyle. Take a look at the full line-up here.

The official statement from the event describes it as follows: “From the impressive opening concerts to the long and winding dancefloors, the scope of Arma X feels more akin to a festival than a one-off event. It’s the embodiment of Arma’s vision, as expressed over the past ten years through events in Russia and elsewhere, now manifested in a unique space loaded with history.”

It’s been a difficult time for underground pioneers Arma 17. A fire destroyed its first location in Moscow and members were subjected to ongoing harassment by authorities. When their 2016 Outline Festival was forced to shut down by police, the organisers announced “a de facto state of an international phenomenon”. They have continued to host parties all over the world since, releasing left-of-centre music via their record label. The event series/club rose eight positions in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 clubs poll.

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Ultra Worldwide announces Resistance Mexico City 2018

23/02/2018
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Ultra Worldwide has announced the return of its Resistance concept to Mexico City in 2018. The underground techno, tech-house and house focused event returns as a standalone festival from the 25th – 27th May at Club De Golf in Teotihuacán.

Resistance made its Mexico City debut in 2017 as part of the larger Ultra Mexico City festival. Resistance Mexico City 2018 is the concept’s first foray into a standalone three-day festival and arrives as Ultra celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Since its debut, various Resistance events have been curated in Shanghai, Tokyo, the UK, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Chile, Ibiza, Lima along with the seminal Miami festival.

Ultra Music Festival continues to hold the title of ‘The World’s No. 1 Festival’ according to DJ Mag readers. As previously announced, Carl Cox, Resistance’s global ambassador, will host a Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber and Paco Osuna b2b2b at Ultra Miami’s Megastructure on Saturday 24th March. At Ultra Miami’s ‘Spider’, J.E.S.u.S (Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Skream and Seth Troxler), Better Lost Than Stupid (Davide Squillace, Mattias Tanzmann & Martin Buttrich), Sasha & John Digweed, Christian Smith b2b B.Traits, Carlo Lio b2b Marco Bailey, Technasia b2b Hector and Guti b2b wAFF have all been locked to play.

Line-ups for the standalone Resistance festival anticipated shortly.

The promo tweet can be found below:

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Dekmantel Festival announces nighttime programme for 2017

08/07/2017
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Amsterdam clubs Shelter and RADION will host afterhours events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Dekmantel has outlined the nighttime programme for this year’s festival in full.

Two Amsterdam clubs—Shelter and RADION—will host nightly events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday once the festival proper has finished at Amsterdamse Bos. The lineups will feature acts who played earlier in the day, with Shelter hosting Rødhåd and Deniro on Friday, Joy Orbison and Call Super on Saturday, and Regis and Overmono (who will DJ) on Sunday.

The RADION schedule is similarly varied. Midland and Palms Trax play on Friday, followed by Makam and Tom Trago back-to-back with Cinnaman on Saturday. The Sunday pulls together leftfield favourites Objekt and Inga Mauer, as well as Dekmantel Soundsystem.

Dekmantel Festival 2017 will run from August 2nd through 6th. In addition to performances from the likes of Larry Heard and Steve Reich, Resident Advisor will return to the EYE Film Institute to host an afternoon’s worth of discussions and live interviews.

  • Netherlands Aug 02  Dekmantel Festival 2017, Amsterdamse Bos
  • Netherlands Aug 04  Dekmantel At Night – Friday, RADION
  • Netherlands Aug 04  Shelter; Dekmantel At Night – Friday, Shelter Amsterdam
  • Netherlands Aug 05  Shelter; Dekmantel At Night – Saturday, Shelter Amster..
  • Netherlands Aug 05  Dekmantel At Night – Saturday, RADION
  • Netherlands Aug 06  Shelter; Dekmantel At Night – Sunday, Shelter Amsterdam
  • Netherlands Aug 06  Dekmantel At Night – Sunday, RADION
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Creamfields organisers to ‘reconstruct’ former Liverpool club Nation for 2017 UK festival

02/07/2017
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The plans are part of the global brand’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

The team behind Creamfields UK has revealed plans to reconstruct the main room from former Liverpool club Nation at this year’s festival.

The global dance music brand celebrates two anniversaries in 2017: 20 years of Creamfields and 25 years of Cream at Nation, the now-defunct club where it all began in 1992. The main room will be rebuilt using floor-plans and architectural photographs, and will feature original parts from the venue. The arena, titled Nation, will only be open on the Saturday of the four-day festival, which runs from August 24th through 27th in Daresbury. The lineup is still TBA.

Creamfields confirmed the rest of this year’s bill earlier in 2017. As ever, it’s heavy on globetrotting house, techno, trance and EDM acts, with slots for Jamie Jones, Marco Carola, Seth Troxler, Eric Prydz, Diplo, Sven Väth, The Martinez Brothers, Laidback Luke, Adam Beyer and Richie Hawtin, who will present his new live show, CLOSE, for the first time in the UK.

For the full day-by-day lineup, head to Creamfields’ promoter page on RA.

  • United Kingdom Aug 24  Creamfields 2017 – Day 1
  • United Kingdom Aug 25  Creamfields 2017 – Day 2
  • United Kingdom Aug 26  Creamfields 2017 – Day 3
  • United Kingdom Aug 27  Creamfields 2017 – Day 4
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The xx cancel Night + Day festival in Iceland

30/06/2017
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The promoter pulled the three-day event in July after the venue, Skogafoss waterfall, was added to a list of endangered areas.

The xx have cancelled next month’s Night + Day festival in Iceland.

The three-day event was due to take place at Skogafoss waterfall from July 14th through 16th, with the London trio joined by the likes of Floating Points, Call Super and Avalon Emerson. However, in the time since it was announced, the waterfall has been added to the Environmental Agency Of Iceland’s list of endangered areas. In a statement posted to Facebook, The Warehouse Project, who were one of the promoter’s behind the event, said “the challenges on this site were insurmountable and it was not possible to secure another suitable venue in time.”

Refunds will be offered to anyone who bought a ticket. If you bought one via RA, the festival has issued the following instructions.

“Please allow five working days for your refund. For any further enquiries relating to flights, accommodation and transfers that have already been booked and will no longer be used, please contact: ndiceland@thewarehouseproject.com. This email address will be monitored from 9 AM through 9 PM BST each day and we will deal with all enquiries as quickly as possible.”