Festival Eastern Electrics will transform a new, as yet to be revealed, London home into a fantastical playground spanning seven stage areas, all soundtracked by the crème de la crème from the house, techno, disco, bass and garage worlds.
On August 5 the legend and unofficial ‘King of Ibiza’, Carl Cox, headlines the EE Main Stage; a face who has shaped the electronic underground for over two decades working with institutions like Space Ibiza and Privilege.
Prolific duo Âme (DJ) are also set for the main stage, along with Do Not Sleep head honcho Darius Syrossian and new school tech head Nick Curly. Finishing off the bill are dream team house duo Waze & Odyssey and Alexis Raphael.
Eastern Electrics’ much loved Switchyard arena hands over controls to Hot Since 82 this year, who’ll bring his Knee Deep In Sound team to the industrial themed stage. As well as an anticipated set from the man himself, he’ll be joined by revered Italian duo Mind Against, a breakout success story of recent years. Plus, Desolat affiliate and craftsman Guti plays live, joined by Numbers’ poster boy Denis Sulta, and Deep House mainstay Serge Devant.
Skream makes a welcome return as an Eastern Electrics stage host, taking over The Bigger Top with an all-star cast in tow. Skream has evolved to be one of the most important British artists across the last decade, from his early days as a dubstep pioneer to his recent explorations of the house ilk. Helping Skream hold it down is Defected affiliate Dennis Ferrer, Watergate resident and Hot Creations / Rekids artist Butch, plus Glasgow selector squad Jon José & Celino. There’ll be some very special guests too - keep your eyes peeled.
This year’s Big Top is hosted by returning crew, Viva Warriors. Punters can see Steve Lawler, Art Department and Denny journeying through deeper house and tech. Also stepping up is newcomer Elliot Adamson, a producer who has shot into the public eye since working with Patrick Topping. Warriors resident Jamie Roy is also on board, a name with releases on Skream’s Ofunsoundmind imprint and 8Bit, plus trio Wax on Mare Street who’ll present sleazy disco explorations.
Making an EE debut is revered institution Defected, the London label which has grown into global club brand with their solid output, epic parties and much-loved artists. For their first EE stage, they’ve recruited a set of label pals; with first lady of Defected Sam Divine set to lay down some funky-filled house jams, plus favourite Sonny Fodera and Kings of Tomorrow member Sandy Rivera all on. Hotly-tipped producers Emanuel Satie, aficionado Franky Rizardo and Italy’s Dario D’attIs are another few names representing for the Defected camp.
‘The Star of EE Pub’ will be hosted by premiere London radio station; Rinse FM, who’ll take a darker stance with bass, grime and garage. Find sets from Bristol bass boys My Nu Leng, with twisted garage and bad boy bass. There’s a rare set from OG’s Heartless Crew (HEARTLESS!) with an old-skool flow that’ll get everyone hyped. Pirate radio don and king selector Oneman, grime favourite Sir Spyro, station associates Barely Legal and Sian Anderson are all set to play too. Finally, the VIP area plays host to a nostalgic ’30 Years Of Acid House’ theme, with a killer bill of veteran selectors, including acid pioneer DJ Pierre, proper house promoter Stuart Patterson, Terry Farley, Clive Henry and Back2Basics’ boss Dave Beer.
Fairground rides, street food, glitter girls, dress-up tents and much more on-site madness will be part of Eastern Electrics’ festivities this year, adding another dimension to the big day out.
EASTERN ELECTRICS FESTIVAL 2017
FULL EASTERN ELECTRICS LINE-UP
Carl Cox - Âme (DJ) - Darrius Syrossian - Nick Curly - Waze and Odyssey - Alexis Raphael + more TBA
The Switchyard : Knee Deep in Sound
Hot Since 82 - Mind Against - Guti (Live) - Denis Sulta - Serge Devant + more TBA
The Bigger Top : Skreamizm
Skream, Dennis Ferrer, Butch, Jonjosé & Celino + more TBA
The Big Top : Viva Warriors
Steve Lawler - Art Department - Denney - Elliot Adamson - Jamie Roy - Wax on Mare Street
The Club Tent : Defected
Sam Divine - Sonny Fodera - Sandy Rivera - Emanuel Satie - Franky Rizardo - Dario Datts
Star of EE : Rinse FM
My Nu Leng - Heartless Crew - Oneman - Sir Spyro - Barely Legal - Sian Anderson + more TBA
VIP : Jock & Nerds - 30 Years of Acid House
DJ Pierre - Stuart Patterson - Terry Farley - Clive Henry - Dave Beer
Tickets available from £29.50: http://bit.ly/2hVFzVg