Here at HTF it’s all about festivals at the moment. Below, we bring you a guide to just some of the amazing electronic festivals in the UK and beyond this summer. Some well known, some hidden gems, read on for all the information you’ll need!
Innovation In The Sun 2012
The biggest annual summer session for drum & bass ravers, across 7 days and nights on Spain’s Costa Brava. Incorporating labels such as One Nation, Warning and Raveology, you can find waterpark parties, silent beach discos, yacht parties, foam parties…the list goes on!
Lloret De Mar is the place, Tuesday 26th June-Tuesday 3rd July are the dates, and Innovation In The Sun is the only place to be! Days and nights of unparalleled music and parties, with something for everyone! Packages are available now, but, as ever, going fast, so make sure you check out http://inthesun.innovation.gb.com/ for all the info. Below are just some of the line-ups, so if you see something that takes your fancy, get your tickets NOW!
Ã¢â‚¬¢ ARENA 1 – DRUM & BASS
ANDY C / NETSKY tbc / DANNY BYRD / HYPE / CAMO & KROOKED / SIGMA / BROOKES BROTHERS / WILKINSON / CYANTIFIC / HAZARD / THE PROTOTYPES / PHANTASY / TC / BROCKIE / DRUMSOUND & BASSLINE SMITH / ORIGINAL SIN / BAILEY / GROOVERIDER / LENZMAN / SUPREME BEING / SUBZERO / BRYAN GEE / NICKY BM / TAXMAN / RUFFSTUFF / SLY / MAJISTRATE / MODIFIED MOTION / DJ OLLIE / AMC / ZEN / CALLIDE / SPARFUNK / DUBZERO / GARRY K / BARRINGTON / COTSEY / MR NICE / BLAZIN / BENNI CA$H / ROWNEY & PROPZ
HOSTS: SKIBADEE / GQ / EKSMAN / IC3 / HARRY SHOTTA / DYNAMITESHABBA / AD / BASSMAN / RHYMES / TRIGGA / MESSY MC
EVIL B / FUNSTA / KRAFTY / STORMIN / PRESHA / FATMAN D / RAGGA TWINS / FIVE ALIVE / DR EPS / BIGGIE / HERBZIE / MAGIKA / PHANTOM / FELON / UNKNOWN / TEMPZA / J.O.K
Ã¢â‚¬¢ ARENA 2 & 3: HARD STYLE DnB WEEKENDER – HOSTED BY ‘THERAPY’ & ‘GAIN’. JUNE 29TH, 30TH & JULY 1ST
DYLAN (Freak, Tech Freak, Hardware, Metalheadz, Droppin Science)
THE PANACEA (Position Chrome, Algorythm, Freak, Prspct)
LIMEWAX (Freak, Tech Freak, Position Chrome, Lb, Prspct)
AUDIO (Virus, Freak, Tech Freak, Subtitles, G2)
DONNY (Barcode, Future Sickness, Guerilla)
THE SECT (Offkey, Freak, Subdivision, Obscene, Subsistenz)
ROBYN CHAOS (Tech Freak, Metalheadz, Outbreak, Faith In Chaos)
KITECH (Freak, Obscene)
DJ E (Freak, Obscene, Vampire, Kool Fm)
SMYLA (Mute:8, Freak, Obscene)
KAIZEN V NYX (Convict Digital/Melee/Renegade Hardware / Intent 2 Supply)
IGNITE (Trust In Music, Berlin)
DJ SEMTEX (Jur Records, Therapy Sessions Switzerland)
T-REX [Yellow-Stripe Recordings, Portugal]
FORTITUDE (Freak, Close 2 Death And Agro)
RESINATE (Jungle Syndicate)
DJ ARKAIK (Therapy Sessions London)
HOSTS: MC HOSTILE / MC REMIDY / MC ASL
Ã¢â‚¬¢ ARENA 2: JUNE 26th, 27th, 28th – FULL SPECTRUM D&B AND BASS MUSIC
UNCLE DUGS / WHITEY / FRILLER / INTER / PHAZERHARRY BIZZLE / BUZZBEE / KRONIC / SKILLZE
EHOODLUM / TOTAL RECALL & DIALOGUE / SMOKE
HOSTS: UNKNOWN / FELON / TEMPZA / J.O.K / DARKA / EXA
Ã¢â‚¬¢ Innovation Beach Bar – Everyday between 12 noon & 7pm
Ã¢â‚¬¢ UEFA Euro 2012
Ã¢â‚¬¢ Harry Shotta’s Extravagance Yacht Party – Wednesday 27th June
Ã¢â‚¬¢ Uncle Dugs Rinse FM Show Live at Dreams Bar – Wednesday 27th June
Ã¢â‚¬¢ Worlds 1st ever Drum & Bass ‘Silent Disco’ Beach Party – Thursday 28th June
Ã¢â‚¬¢ Bangers & Spalsh Waterpark Day & Wavepool Party – Friday 29th June
Ã¢â‚¬¢ Beach Football Mania with IC3 – Saturday 30th June
Ã¢â‚¬¢ Raveology Yach Party – Saturday 30th June
IC3 Yacht Party – Sunday 1st July
Ã¢â‚¬¢ Daytime Foam Party – Sunday 1st July
HTID In The Sun 2012
Viva the hardcore with HTID In The Sun 2012! Also at the Colossus Complex in Lloret, this event sees the biggest and brightest in the worlds of hardcore, hardstyle and old skool plus more unite for a week of debauchery in Spain.
Running from Tuesday 19th-Tuesday 26th of June, expect the usual delights of club nights, outdoor parties and over 100 of your favourite DJs. Every night will be themed, with different activities going on all the time, with secret events and surprises a-plenty!
DJs and MCs include HTF favourites Fracus & Darwin, Darren Styles, Gammer, Dougal, Supreme, Whizzkid, Storm, Solution, Pinnacle, Brisk, Scorpio…We could go on, but I feel like you get the picture.
Info? Bookings? Flight information? Yep, all at http://www.htidinthesun.com/ HUGE!
Something a little different will hit Matterly Bowl, Winchester in August, as the unique Boomtown Fair once again brings a little of its magic to the festival season. As much a feeling and a vibe as a festival, this year’s event sees the usual events, music, dance, culture and more. Expect the unexpected, with stages and tents catering for your every need. We recommend you jump over to http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/ for the full picture.
Heineken Open’er Festival and Hideout Festival
We also wanted to let you know about two European festivals that you might not be aware of. The Heineken Open’er is Poland’s leading festival, running during the July 4th-7th weekend. Gdynia’s Kosokowo Airfield hosts a number of stages, arenas and tents, with names such as Bjork, Bat For Lashes and Franz Ferdinand playing alongside hundreds of others. The event is remarkably good value, with tickets on sale now. Head over to http:// http://opener.pl/en for more. Hideout is a name you should be familiar with, and 2012 looks to be the biggest yet. Coming from the beautiful Zrce Beach on the island of Pag, the festival will feature such names as Ricardo Villalobos Jamie Jones, Annie Mac, Erol Alkan, Skream, Skrillex, Andy C, Four Tet, Julio Bashmore, Camo & Krooked and many, many more. In addition, Hideout are working with Crosstown Rebels, Drop The Mustard and Mulletover to name a few, to bring yet more parties to the festival. The pre-parties start from 26th June and lead right through, to make up a full week of full-on partying. Get to http://www.hideoutfestival.com right now!