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  1. Following unprecedented demand and the subsequent success of the first ever Road To ULTRA Australia in February of 2018, ULTRA Worldwide has announced the massive expansion of the globally renowned festival to two cities across the Australian continent. The inaugural edition’s colossal splash at Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl, prompted the expansion of the event to two full-scale festivals for the sophomore instalment in 2019. ULTRA Worldwide will return to Melbourne with world-class talent on 23rd February and will head to Sydney for the first time on the 24th. Details on tickets, line-up and venue will be revealed in the coming weeks. ULTRA AUSTRALIA 2019 DATES: Melbourne – 23 February, 2019 Sydney – 24 February, 2019 For more information, go to: http://www.ultraaustralia.com https://www.facebook.com/ultraaustralia https://twitter.com/ultraaustralia https://www.instagram.com/ultraaustralia
  2. Recently I got to go check out the official Outlook Festival Queensland launch party in Brisbane. Presented by Quality Street Byron Bay, the event concept paid tribute to one of Europe’s most exciting Drum and Bass festivals and is a celebration of sound system culture. The European Outlook festival is on the bucket list of most diehard DNB fans so to be offered an aussie installment was an absolute treat. Hosted by The Brightside in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, the venue really suited the event. As I arrived I walked into a energetic vibe and the DNB was in full swing. With a line up featuring artists from the UK and interstate I was spoiled for choice. One of my personal favourites De La Haye played b2b with Kosha D and played some really funky liquid drum and bass. The pair are always a treat to watch and they really set the mood for the event for me. Followed up by Static Structures featuring Baptiste and Dub Phizix feat Chunky who played some really nice deep DNB the artists were quality. The space was large enough for the crowd and drinks are actually really cheap at this venue with the option for food at the little food canteen out the front. The venue has a number of toilets inside which is awesome because generally there is never enough toilets for everyone. The only downfall to this event was the sound quality with the venue clearly due for an upgrade to their speakers. The after party kicked on at Capulet, which for me is one of my favourite venues in Brisbane. If you haven’t been to this bar make sure you go check it out. The after party filled the venue. There was many smiling faces, people were dancing and the music was perfect with Tech House playing. My personal favourite was 8Man & Walrii in the main bar and then the DNB in the side area at Montague. There is not much more you can really ask for with a combined event like this. Overall, I really enjoyed this event - the music, the performers, the punters, the venues were an excellent choice and the security at both events were actually pretty friendly. I saw some familiar faces at both events but also a few new faces, so it was nice to see this event drew out some new people. I can’t wait to see what else Quality Street brings to us in the future.
  3. Izzy_Indigo

    12. Who sleeps at a festival anyhow?

    HALFWAY ALONG the ridge we found the end of the camps and claimed our kingdom. I was glad because my arms were tired and because my suitcases - yes, suitcases - were eliciting weird looks from the other Gatherers. Joseph and Tim set about putting up their tents. Sam and I sat on the silky grass and smoked a joint in the sun. It wasn't long before others arrived. First in were Darius and Kathy in his beat-up, mustard-coloured station wagon. They roared up to us, handbraked, slid a few feet, and then almost before the wagon had stopped moving, as it was still sliding, even, they bounded out with that yes-we're-finally-here energy we all felt. With his gold-and-black mane pulled into pigtails and sporting a lemon T-shirt with BMXcellent across the front, Darius rocked with his usual restless intensity, his springy slouch, he always gave the impression of being fifteen minutes late. "Bloody hell," he declared, "how was that queue?" "Ah, it was madness," said Tim, practicing his poiing, chains and ribbons flying about his body. "But at least you weren't in a taxi van." Darius snickered at this. I suspected it was the reason he'd mentioned the queue. The taxi van had been his idea. His girlfriend Kathy shook her blonde dreadlocks and rolled her eyes. "Ignore him, I do," she said coming over to Sam and I a hug. "How did you guys get here then?" "A family in a camper van picked us up," I replied. "Jeez, that was lucky," Darius said coming over to hug us also. "Otherwise it would have been a bloody long walk." He snickered again. We offered Darius the joint and he puffed away and unpacked. Soon he'd unloaded a two-man tent Sam and I would share for the Gathering’s duration. "Here you go lads, have fun." Having never put up a tent I eyed it warily, as only a man bringing suitcases to an outdoor festival could. I threw a feeler out to Sam, "What do you reckon bro?" Sam however had never put up a tent either, and, unbeknownst to me, had hooked a quarter trip earlier in the day with Joseph. Still, he sounded confident. "I think we’re smart guys, Izz. It can’t be that hard." Reassured, we set to it with all the will and logical might we, weed and LSD could muster. Half an hour, several conversations, two arguments and one dirt drawn diagram later, we’d put up something . . . it just didn’t resemble anything our friends had erected. While theirs were taunt and proudly rippled, ours bowed in on one side and was a sort of misshapen splat, a sort of canvas sneeze. We stood back in thoughtful silence. "Good enough?" I finally asked casting a sideways glance at Sam. "Good enough," he replied in words immemorial. "Who sleeps at a festival anyhow?" * * * * This blog is a story. Each post picks up from the last. If you are new, start at the bottom with post 1 and then work your way up. * * * * Enjoying what you're reading? Please take the time to follow the blog, like and comment. Your support means a lot. Also, sharing is caring. * * * *
  4. ‘Road to Ultra’ to be the first Festival to use Scantek ID scanning technology at their event Scantek is an Australian owned and developed ID scanning solution, trusted by Australia's most prestigious venues. It is the quickest and intelligent ID scanner that allows promoters to have a record of who has been into their venue/event. They are able to use this information to keep track of any people who have been banned or caused incidents at previous events. It also prevents underage entry and ID misuse, rewarding repeat customers, setting up VIP lists or providing information to authorities. Never before has this level of control been available and ‘Road to Ultra’ is proud to be the first Festival in Australia to utilise this innovative technology. For more information, go to: scantek.com.au ‘Road to Ultra’ Australia is excited to announce its fantastic selection of International food offerings on the day of the event, including the below food vendors, which will entice all tastebuds: 1 Bigger than Texas - BBQ Truck/ Smoker 2 Biggie Smalls - MIDDLE EASTERN Truck 3 El Chivi - URUGUUAYAN Truck 4 Greek Trojan Yiros - GREEK Truck 5 Korean Fried Chicken Truck - KOREAN Truck 6 Mr Chow - ASIAN Truck 7 Pasta Face - ITALIAN Truck 8 Royal Stacks - BURGER Truck 9 Senor Churro - LATIN Truck 10 Sliders on Tyres - BURGER Truck 11 The Real Jerk - JAMICIAN Truck 12 White Guy Cooks Thai - THAI Truck 13 Soul Kitchen Pizza - ITALIAN Truck More to be added.. ‘Road to Ultra’ Set-Times: Saturday 24th February 12pm Moe 12:50pm Tigerlily B2B Mashd N Kutcher 1:40pm Timmy Trumpet 2:40pm Will Sparks 3:40pm Andrew Rayel 4:45pm KSHMR 5:50pm Carnage 6:55pm Afrojack 8:30pm Axwell /\ Ingrosso _________________________________________________________________________________ The event will be held in Melbourne: Saturday 24th February 2018, at Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
  5. Elements Lakewood Camping Music & Arts Festival will be returning to Lakewood, Pennsylvania this upcoming Memorial day weekend 2018. After their successful inaugural festival last year, BangOn! will be returning better than ever with lots of expansion and improvements. See what we had to say about Elements Lakewood 2017 here. Over the past ten years, The post Elements Lakewood Camping Festival On Sale Now appeared first on EDM Sauce. Source: EDM Sauce
  6. 15 years of Intents Festival. 15 years of unforgettable moments, ground-breaking show elements and mind-boggling entertainment; all fuelled by the unstoppable energy of the most fanatical party people in history. Ladies and gentlemen, we are delighted to invite you into our universe of magical madness. Hop onto the rollercoaster of insanity that takes you on a magical tour of nature’s lost treasures, timeless mysteries and the countless unforgettable memories we have all shared during 15 years of the Intents Festival. The ingenious party mind is ready to take control of the nature of our very existence. By collecting valuable data from each and every Intents element from across the years, the result is a recipe for the perfect festival; a formula for the the feast of all feasts; a master plan for – The Ultimate Celebration! – Our gateway to amazement once again opens its doors on June 1, 2 & 3. So, get into the game and enter the mesmerizing world of Intents Festival. IntentsCity camping The only way to really experience complete happiness is to stay at IntentsCity. The Intents Festival campsite opens its doors (and zips) specifically for everyone whose goal is to enjoy every second of the celebration. IntentsCity is a special concept and not without reason has been described by countless visitors as the best festival campsite ever. Immerse yourself completely in a unique sensation of atmosphere, enjoyment, awesome activities, campsite luxury and real-time vacation vibes. Select from the variety of accommodation on offer including a Festipi or Flexotel or, highly popular among groups of visitors, your own plot on the best friends campsite. All the t’s are crossed and the i’s dotted to guarantee a perfect visit stay at IntentsCity. Believe us: this is not something you want to miss! Last year, IntentsCity was sold out in less then 90 minutes. So be that early bird … don’t miss out on the worm! www.intentscity.nl. IntentsCity: become a resident of our magical city! Pre-sale Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 January Don’t miss out: book your overdose of summertime happiness on Tuesday 9 January for Weekend tickets (SAT+SUN) and IntentsCity tickets (campsite+weekend) and on Thursday 11 January for single day tickets. Ticket sales start at 20.00 hours, and will sell out quicker than you would believe possible. The first 500 tickets sold will also have a chance of one of the 100 VIP upgrades. So grab your tickets fast and start steeling your mind for an Intents event that is set to be more spectacular than ever before! Tickets are available via the ticket shop: http://tickets.intentsfestival.nl. Tuesday 9 January: Campsite & Weekend tickets Don’t miss out: book your overdose of summertime happiness on Tuesday 9 January for Weekend tickets (SAT+SUN) and IntentsCity tickets (campsite+weekend). Ticket sales start at 20.00 hours, and will sell out quicker than you would believe possible. The first 500 tickets sold will also have a chance of one of the 100 VIP upgrades. So grab your tickets fast and start steeling your mind for an Intents event that is set to be more spectacular than ever before! Tickets are available via the ticket shop: http://tickets.intentsfestival.nl. Thursday 11 January: Single day tickets Do you only plan to attend our even on Saturday or Sunday? From 20.00 hours on Thursday 11 January 2018, advance sales for single day tickets (Saturday & Sunday) are due to start. Last year, the Intents Festival Saturday was sold out at lightning speed and weekend tickets went almost as fast. Make sure you don’t miss the boat! Here, too, 100 VIP upgrades will be randomly awarded among the first 500 tickets sold. Tickets are available via the ticket shop: http://tickets.intentsfestival.nl. Food & drink coins Food & drink coins will also be available for sale online at special rates, starting on 9 January. The online coins can then be exchanged for the real thing, at the entrance to the festival or festival campsite. Do you need a quick reminder of the Intents Festival 2017? Check out our website www.intentsfestival.nl for photographs and videos. Advance sale dates: Tuesday 9 January (20.00 hours): Weekend tickets (SAT+SUN) and Weekend + IntentsCity campsite tickets (FRI+SAT+SUN) Thursday 11 January (20.00 hours): single day tickets (Saturday + Sunday) Just one more thing. The initial hostings for the Saturday are due to be announced soon. Keep a close eye on your mailbox and social media! The post Intents Festival presents ‘The Ultimate Celebration’ in 2018 is visible on Hard News. Source: Hard News NL
  7. Even though it’s getting darker by the day, we now have something to look forward to already for the moment that the sun is starting to shine brightly again. Rebirth Festival has announced it’s line-up for the forthcoming edition. With over 100 artists divided over the 5 stages and 2 days, the 10th anniversary of the event will definitely be celebrated big time. Check out the full line-up down below. Over the years it has become a tradition to start the festival season at Rebirth Festival, where visitors can go back outside for two days after a winter full of indoor parties. This year it has five different stages, including everything from hardstyle to freestyle, classics to raw and much more. Day 1 is packed with harder styles artist. Besides that the guys from B-Freqz are hosting the mainstage on Sunday, there’s also hardcore making it’s debut at the festival on that same day. “Let’s kick off the festival season!” Rebirth Festival 2018 – 10 Years Ceremony The festival season will begin at Rebirth Festival on Saturday the 7th & Sunday the 8th of April 2018. Tickets for the event are now available at the official website of the event. This is the Rebirth Festival line-up SATURDAY • REBiRTH Mainstage Radical Redemption LIVE – Gunz for Hire – Warface vs D-Sturb – Da Tweekaz – D-Block & S-te-Fan – Noisecontrollers vs Audiotricz – B-Frontliner – Sub Zero Project – Phuture Noize – Sound Rush – ANDY SVGE LIVE – Devin Wild vs KELTEK – Galactixx vs Refuzion – Hosted by: MC Villain • REBELLiON B-Front – Frequencerz – Public Enemies – E-Force vs Regain – Delete – Rebelion – Sub Sonik vs Act of Rage – Deetox – Bass Chaserz LIVE – Nightbreed LIVE – Theracords: The Opposition – MYST – Mind Dimension LIVE – Deluzion vs Ceazar – Hosted by: MC Da Syndrome • REACTiVATE D-Block & S-te-Fan – B-Front – Tuneboy – Ran-D – Tatanka – Deepack – AVIO LIVE – The Pitcher – Scope DJ – NSCLT – Zentiments – The Z. – Hosted by: MC Dash • RELiSH Miss K8 – Mental Theo – Paul Elstak – Mark with a K – Darkraver – Bass-D – Dr Phunk – Pat B – Rät N FrikK – Crude Intentions – Plug ‘N Play – Hosted by: MC Rems • REBORN Raw Malice – Vazard vs Hardstyle Mafia – Rooler – Killshot – Clockartz – Ncrypta – Genox – Luminite – Apexx – Enemy Contact – Uncaged – Hosted by: MC Livid SUNDAY • Mainstage – B-Freqz Hosting B-Freqz – Warface: Heavy Artillery – Frequencerz – B-Front vs Digital Punk – B-Freqz & The Crew Closing – Ran-D – Adaro – E-Force LIVE – Crypsis vs D-Sturb vs Sub Sonik – Jones vs Zany – NSCLT – Rejecta – Hosted by: Villain • REVENGE (NEW: HARDCORE) Angerfist – Destructive Tendencies vs F. NøIzE – Korsakoff – Neophyte – AniMe – Nosferatu – Deadly Guns ‘Album Showcase’ – Re-Style – Hosted by: MC Tha Watcher • #BEETJEDANSEN Bizzey – Freddy Moreira – BIGGI – Yung Felix – Onderkoffer – Team Rush Hour – De Lievelings DJ’s van je Zusje – SMÈRRIG presents Nixus – Thornballin – Bruxelles & Lanx • REBORN Euphoric Sound Rush – Adrenalize – NSCLT – Cyber – Rebourne – Ecstatic – Phrantic – Demi Kanon – Unsenses & Sephyx – Jay Reeve – Hosted by: MC Dash • Gezelligheid kent geen tijd Henk Dissel – Arjon – Ferry de Lits – Peter Loree – Seango – Theodoor – DJ Coenio The post Rebirth Festival introduces line-up for 10 Year Anniversary is visible on Hard News. Source: Hard News NL
  8. Amsterdam – Rumor has it elrow is moving to the capital of the Netherlands for their first festival. Elrow’s first ever show outside Spain was at 18Hrs Festival near Amsterdam. Since then there have been all kinds of elrow events in the Netherlands (and the world). From huge warehouse editions to smalle festival hostings and now maybe their own festival. Although it are still rumors, the sources who told us about these plans are reliable enough to write this short notice. We’ve asked elrow for an official statement but got no response. We will keep you posted as soon as we get any confirmation / official press release. The post Elrow is planning on doing a festival in Amsterdam next year appeared first on Techno Moves. Source: TechnoMoves.net
  9. Above & Beyond‘s deep house imprint will make its foray into festival season this August. Dubbed “Anjunadeep Open Air: London,” Anjunadeep’s inaugural festival will take place on Three Mills Island in East London on August 12. The one-day event will feature a variety of artists aligned with the label’s self professed “deep” aesthetic. Those interested in attending Anjunadeep Open Air: London can register for Super Earlybird tickets for £20 here. Tickets will become available to the public for general sale on December 4. H/T: Mixmag Read More: Lane 8 exudes pearlescent bliss on latest Anjunadeep Edition mix What Anjunadeep means to its artists Anjunadeep 09 offers an ethereal ride through deep and progressive Source: Dancing Astonaut
  10. Festivals can feel like a utopian bubble where nothing goes wrong, but given the number of productions each year and the logistics involved, sometimes the margin for human error proves too much. Transmission Festival is the latest example of what can go wrong when all seems right. Just after a stunning visual moment happens via strobes, LED walls, and lasers, fireworks launch off the stage landing in the crowd and not passing over them. Luckily, no severe injuries or deaths were reported. A video shows the malfunction within the arena. Read More LISTEN: Soundtrack to Tomorrowland 2017 Your Paradise Fiji: A destination music experience that lives up to its hype Fireworks version of Kygo’s ‘Firestone’ appears in Sony commercial Source: Dancing Astonaut
  11. This month, the Electronic Music Conference will hit Sydney for another year. With artists like Andrew Weatherall and thought leaders like Amsterdam Night Mayor Mirik Milan locked in to appear, EMC 2017 promises to be two of the biggest days on the local dance music calendar. Topics covered in this year’s program include everything from the future of radio to creating safe spaces and how the electronic music industry handles mental health. Also on the agenda is the future of Australia’s festival scene — in the session Our Festival Scene’s Homegrown Heroes, EMC will turn the spotlight on three operators who’ve created festival brands that have succeeded either here in Australia or abroad. As a taster, we hit up EMC’s panellists — Falcona’s Chris Murray, Andrew Li from Singaporean festival powerhouse Zouk and For The Love’s Ben Tucker — to find out what makes or breaks a festival, and what the future of partying in Australia looks like. Here’s what they had to say. What works for Australian festivals but doesn’t work overseas? “Shoeys work pretty bloody well here but lack the same ‘impact’ overseas. As does domestic talent on major festival bills. We’ve all noticed how much this is increasing as Aussie punters realise we don’t need to look overseas — we make some of the best music in the world, particularly per capita, across all genres and we’re very, very happy to let that be known by way of our ticket buying patterns.” — Chris Murray, Falcona What makes a great festival headliner? “Timing. It’s everything. Obviously it’s different for every festival, but generally speaking: they can’t be too big, they can’t be too small, they can’t be too legacy, they can’t be too expensive, they can’t be too off-brand, they can’t be too off-cycle, they can’t be too controversial, they can’t be too chill. So yeah, basically anything but that.” — Chris Murray, Falcona “While popularity is important, I think it is also equally important for a great festival headliner to also be a great performer. A great festival headliner knows how to command the energy of his or her crowd and knows how to create moments. This, essentially, is what makes his or her set memorable.” — Andrew Li, Zouk “Being current and, most importantly, a great performer. When you’re headlining with an artist that naturally speaks to the hearts and minds of your audience because they’ve connected with them through an incredible show and performance previously, your job is already half done.” — Ben Tucker, For The Love What advantages do homegrown festival brands have over international brands? “Well, the Viet Cong amazed the world by digging in and eventually winning even though they were outnumbered and outgunned by the Yanks — because they knew their own backyard better than anyone else possibly could. “But the imported festivals must have paid close attention to this and learnt that the only way to do it is to partner with a strong local promoter. The question remains — will a cashed up foreign festival brand ever attract the same kind of organic loyalty that an event like Meredith has built over twenty years? The foreign electronic ones have certainly all failed, let’s see how the indie and metal ones go.” — Chris Murray, Falcona “While Australian festivals may not have as much of a multicultural or diverse dynamic, where they shine is in the fact that they are very in tune with the Australian audiences and how they experience an event. “I’ve noticed some of the bigger festival brands trying to establish their roots in the Australian market miss the mark or attendees subconsciously associating all that comes with these international brands that they hear about or see online, not play out the way they envisaged as that international formula isn’t able to be replicated.” — Ben Tucker, For The Love “The biggest advantage is that you understand your people best, and are able to have the creative control to curate a festival that is unique in its own identity for them. It gives you the opportunity to pioneer and innovate. With big international festival brands, more often than not, it’s just about replicating a set formula. ” — Andrew Li, Zouk Do you think the future of Australia’s festival scene is mostly homegrown events, or mostly international ones? “I try not to play guessing games. I prefer to sledge from the sidelines. I will say that it would be a shame for our homegrown events to all die off to the foreign invading hordes. But perhaps that’s why the super festivals are not working and the local boutique ones are: they all have a certain je ne sais quoi, don’t you think? “That being said I am all for competition: the cornerstone of capitalism! It will result in an improved offering and experience for attendees and let’s be honest, it keeps us on our toes!” — Chris Murray, Falcona “I think homegrown festivals will always have a special place in Australians hearts for the fact they are built specifically for their interests and how they enjoy experiencing them. There’s also a sense of pride and something special about seeing one of our incredible homegrown producers bring the house down on home soil that cant be beaten.” — Ben Tucker, For The Love — Electronic Music Conference 2017 visits Sydney’s Redfern for a two-day program seeing international music leaders and industry experts appear across an array of panels, talks, workshops, parties and masterclasses on November 29-30. Tickets are on sale now via electronicmusicconference.com, with Our Festival Scene’s Homegrown Heroes’ tickets available here. The post What makes or breaks a festival, according to the people who run them appeared first on inthemix. Source: InTheMix
  12. Earlier this year we started taking a closer notice at the underground & mysterious label call “Maca Records.” It seems that every release they do is fun, energetic & most of all, a Banger. On the Eve of Thanksgiving, the powerhouse label, that has seen artists like DJ Snake, Dillion Francis, GTA and more play The post What Are We Thankful For: Maca Records & Their Continued Mission of Festival Bangers appeared first on EDM Sauce. Source: EDM Sauce
  13. Preparations for 808 Festival continue as the company reveals phase after phase of headliners. The Thailand-based fest has shared the fourth installment, revealing Amelie Lens, ANOTR, Axwell, Boombox Cartel, Gryffin, Slander, and many others. The festival has continuously amped up excitement for the Dec. 9-10 event, with headliners now in the double digits. More announcements are still possible. Check out phase one announcement here and the lineup so far below. Two-day tickets are available on the festival’s website. Phase 1-4 announcements Amelie Lens Axwell Above & Beyond Anotr Boombox Cartel DVBBS Flosstradamus Ghastly Gryffin (Live) Justin Oh Kayzo Sam Paganni Slander Timmy Trumpet Vini Vici Read more: Epizode festival announces Carl Cox, Nicole Moudaber, and more to expanding lineup Above & Beyond release Group Therapy 250 live stream via Spotify Flosstradamus shows support for YULTRON on latest HDY release Source: Dancing Astonaut
  14. Boutique Victorian festival earthcore has come under fire from a number of its headlining acts for allegedly failing to pay them for their appearance in the lead up to the event. Tel Aviv duo Coming Soon and trance act Phaxe were both due to appear at the festival’s flagship event in Elmore this November — and at earthcore’s additional events in Brisbane, Sydney, and Perth — but have now announced via Facebook that they will no longer be playing. “We want to let you know that we have cancelled earthcore Festival this year,” Coming Soon wrote. “The reason for the cancellation is because the owner of this festival didn’t pay us until now, and didn’t even book a flight…[This is] after many threats of cancelling us if we will not be patient. “We have to mention that [we’ve never been] treated like that ever in our 15 years in the industry and we will never work with this promoter ever again. We kindly ask all our fans who buy tickets to see us live on one of this festivals to request a full ticket refund…we refused other gigs in order to make earthcore, and we lost a lot of money from this issue. ” Read More Adelaide's Flux Festival, headlined by Deadmau5, has been cancelled   The duo also claimed that there are “more than 10 other artists” on the bill who are set to pull out of the festival, having faced similar issues with the promoter. They also alleged that the owner knows “he cannot pay all the artists” but is using “their names in order to gain more ticket sales.” They promised to publish their conversation with the promoter shortly. “We wish all the people that do go to one of this festival very much luck and hope they will enjoy this budgetless and multi-problems festival,” they signed off. “Dont expect it to be what you [think].” This directly contradicts an admin post on the earthcore QLD Facebook page, in which organisers claimed that Coming Soon and fellow act Bliss pulled out because they were “double booked”. Danish artist Phaxe also cited payment issues as the reason for his cancellation, writing on Facebook: “We are sorry to announce, that Phaxe…has to cancel the Australia tour for Earthcore, as the organizer did not fulfill the terms of our agreement.” Read the full posts from Coming Soon and Phaxe below, at the time of writing no other artists have officially announced their cancellation. Earthcore is due to take place between November 23 and 26 in Elmore; inthemix has contacted earthcore founder Spiro Boursine for comment. The post Looks like Earthcore Festival is in the middle of some serious drama appeared first on inthemix. Source: InTheMix
  15. Next weekend was meant to see the debut of Adelaide’s massive new dance event Flux Festival, headlined by acts like superstar producer Deadmau5 and Aussie favourite What So Not. But according to their website and to emails sent out to ticket holders last night, the festival has now been cancelled. “Please be advised that the Flux Festival on 1 December at Bonython Park has been cancelled,” their website reads. “All ticket holders will receive a full refund from Ticketmaster.” Other artists on the bill included Dutch duo Showtek, Fedde Le Grand, LDRU, and Melbourne’s Dom Dolla. No reason has been given for the cancellation. All of Flux’s social media pages have now been deleted, and Deadmau5 has confirmed on Twitter that the show will not go ahead. The post Adelaide’s Flux Festival, headlined by Deadmau5, has been cancelled appeared first on inthemix. Source: InTheMix
  16. Barcelona’s Sónar Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary next year in extraterrestrial fashion by attempting to contact intelligent life with a musical transmission. “Sónar Calling GJ273b,” as it has been dubbed, marks the first communication ever to be sent to a nearby potentially habitable exoplanet. 33 10-second pieces of music have been specially curated for Sónar’s transmission aimed at Luyten’s Star b —12.4 light-years from Earth — chosen for its potential of the Earth receiving a transmission back in 25 years. Contributing artists include the likes of Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin, Modeselektor, Jean-Michel Jarre, the Black Madonna, and more. The first transmission to Luyten Star b was sent back in October, and a second transmission is currently slated for April 2018. Sónar is even going so far as to invite its audience to take part in its endeavor, opening itself up to submissions of original compositions. Three submissions will be included in the upcoming April transmission. Those who are interested can learn more about it on their website. H/T: Mixmag Read More: 24 hours in Barcelona: The 24th anniversary of Sónar Festival Livestream over 40 performances from Barcelona’s amazing Sónar festival   Source: Dancing Astonaut
  17. This year’s inaugural Goldrush Festival is gearing up to take place ahead of Thanksgiving in Arizona, wrangling together a star-studded dance and hip-hop leaning lineup across November 18 and 19. The event’s first year headliners include Dillon Francis, RL Grime, Migos, and Marshmello with additional top-name bookings that include Claude VonStroke (and Barclay Crenshaw), Baauer and A-Trak doing back-to-back, Exision, Rezz, and Lil Uzi Vert. Embracing the Arizona spirit, the festival’s wild west theme goes further than just Arizona’s iconic scenic backdrops. Goldrush is offering fans the chance to pan for gold with Mike Lion and Lee Reynolds as well as a desert jam out with Justin Jay. With Phoenix fans gearing up for another new festival this year, Goldrush is upping the ante with a fully immersive dive into the desert vibe, giving a few lucky fans the chance to get down wild west style with beloved Dirtybird affiliate Justin Jay and the Desert Hearts crew. Enter to win both meet & greets below. Enter to pan for gold with Mikey Lion and Lee Reynolds at Goldrush AZ Enter to jam out with Justin Jay at Goldrush AZ Read More: Goldrush Festival reveals eclectic, inaugural lineup and stage details Source: Dancing Astonaut
  18. The internet is freaking out over a picture of cotton. Yes you read that right. Cotton. It turns out that the photo everyone thought was the mainstage at a music festival turns out to just be cotton. The photo taken by Texas photographer Micah Horn has thousands of people on the internet questioning what they The post The Internet Freaked Out Over Photo Of Cotton That Looks Like A Music Festival appeared first on EDM Sauce. Source: EDM Sauce
  19. Borrowing the aesthetic of Pokémon trading cards, creative Brenton Norton has created a series of dance music edition Pokémon-style trading cards. The cards denote different levels, ranging from Basic to Stage 2 status. A stack intended to capture dance music culture in card form, the trading cards feature a range of DJs, electronic festivals, and festival archetypes, including Bassnectar as a Stage 1 card, Okeechobee Music Festival as a Basic card, and PotHead as a Stage 2 card. While the cards are not currently available for purchase, rendering their ability to dethrone ‘kandi’ as the universal festival trading currency ineffectual for now, the cards are impeccably made. H/T: YourEDM Read More: A Pokémon Go rave took over a London nightclub Watch This: Hardwell closes Ultra Europe set with Pokemon theme song The soundtrack to original Pokémon Gameboy series is now available on vinyl Source: Dancing Astonaut
  20. Those with house and techno tastes will find warmth ‘underground’ this January. Ocaso Music Festival will return to Tamarindo Playa, Costa Rica for its second year of production on Tamarindo Playa’s ‘pristine Pacific coastline,’ where bass lines will meet coastline come Jan. 4-7, 2018. The temporal site of Ocaso’s sequel, 2018 represents Ocaso’s opportunity to further establish its brand as a choice destination festival dedicated to underground sound, and as such, Ocaso has rolled out a 2018 lineup rife with house and techno heavy hitters. Claptone, Doc Martin, and Sacha Robotti top Ocaso’s extensive lineup, finding it far from lonely at the lineup’s peak — Ocaso’s lineup boasts a range of underground’s elite. An event that elevates the traditional festival experience to a luxurious Central American getaway punctuated by house and techno tones, Ocaso Music Festival is an occasion housed under the destination festival header that will only grow increasingly beloved over the years. Tickets to Ocaso Music Festival are currently on sale, available for purchase here. Read More:Listen to new Gorillaz remixes from Bonobo, Claptone and more [Stream] Sacha Robotti dishes on living and breathing music, sloths, and tour life [Interview] Listen to Doc Martin’s mix ahead of SXM Festival [DA Exclusive] Source: Dancing Astonaut
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    • Summer Sound • Summer Sun • Choice Clan •Bassic Records presents their next day outdoors in Brisbane's most awe-inspiring dance and social oasis. A SATURDAY session celebrating the start of Summer, end of uni exam period and of course the quickly approaching BOHEMIAN BEATFREAKS FESTIVAL, November 24.► DRESS CODE ◄!!! Festival Gear !!! Colour !!! Costume !!!!!! (you still must wear enclosed shoes) !!!Brought to puppeteer the best Brisbane d-floor is 3 of Australia's prominent producer/DJs + Bassic label DJs / Rabbits/Bohemian residents presenting a flow of tantelizing tech house, melting melodic and progressive pieces through Queensland's strongest sound system: Capulet's Void Acoustics. A perfect sunset soiree. ✓ Signature festival vibe ✓ Festival dress code is a must! ✓ Ice cold drinks flowing ✓ Warm weather, warm company ► TICKETS • Earlybirds SOLD OUT! ◄ ► Limited $15 tix: http://bit.ly/2z0pEfc ◄ F E A T U R I N G • • • • TAYA Bassic Records / Circus Recordings https://soundcloud.com/tayasounds • • Victor Y Bassic Records / Open Records https://soundcloud.com/victoryclique • • Lyndon Kidd (very special guest) Sweat It Out / Club Sweat https://soundcloud.com/lyndon-kidd • • ZigMon • Bassic Records Rabbits Eat Lettuce resident DJ https://soundcloud.com/zigmon-bassicrecords • • RogiBear • Bassic Records Rabbits Eat Lettuce resident DJ https://soundcloud.com/rogibear • • CHÂUX The Wonky Queenslander https://soundcloud.com/chauxmaison • See you there, with bells on ♥
  22. One of the biggest mysteries surrounding next year’s Electric Daisy Carnival was undoubtedly how camping would be handled. I say “was” because today the details have just been revealed, and it’s not really like any other camping festival out there right now. First and foremost, there is no natural grass at the Las Vegas Speedway. After all, it is a desert. So driving up with just your tent and some stakes isn’t really an option – camping at EDC will remain a sort of VIP experience even at the most basic level, where campers can either drive in their own RVs or stay in some pre-furnished “pods” that have been set up by Insomniac. Still, you can expect the same kind of campground experiences you would get at Middlelands, Electric Forest, or Beyond Wonderland… for a premium. “Every year I challenge myself to find ways that we can enhance the EDC experience,” said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac. “One of my dreams has always been to create an immersive camping element to the festival, and I’m proud to announce that today, that idea becomes a reality with Camp EDC. We’re building out an expansive campground complete with air-conditioned ShiftPod tents and a drive-your-own RV option, in addition to a full center camp area called The Mesa that features tons of amenities and activities like daytime pool parties, yoga, group exercise classes, a curated speaker series, 24-hour food and beverage options, go-kart racing and plenty of art. There are so many things our Headliners can explore in Camp EDC, but the most exciting part is that people will be able to connect with one another in a completely new way.” As we mentioned before, EDC Vegas won’t be a “bring your own tent” kind of camping experience. Instead, all of the tent camping options are within ShiftPod2 structures; these are fully enclosed, lockable, and dust-controlled, with artificial grass flooring, air conditioning, interior lighting, and 4-port USB strips. This option begins at $1,199 per group of up to four people, and includes one vehicle pass. The inaugural Camp EDC program will introduce three options: Moonglow Camping ($1,199 per group, includes all taxes and fees): One vehicle pass plus accommodations for up to four people. Bedding is not included. Desert Rose Premiere Camping ($1,499 per group, includes all taxes and fees): Accommodations for up to two people. Includes one vehicle pass, one deluxe queen bed or two single beds with linens and pillows, premier location closest to the festival entrance, and exclusive access to dedicated Desert Rose Camping showers and A/C restrooms. Bring-Your-Own RV ($329 per RV, includes all taxes and fees): Accommodations for up to eight people. RV campers will receive a 15-foot x 50-foot parking space, one vehicle pass, access to tent camping bathrooms and showers, and all Mesa amenities. Water and power can be purchased separately. All RVs must have a working air conditioner powered by an on-board generator. Extra add-ons will be available for purchase on the EDC Las Vegas Camping website. The Mesa will be available to all campers, and will serve as a sort of home base to congregate before or after the festival, or when you just need to head back to camp for a breather. Featured amenities include: Thursday night kick-off party in the campgrounds featuring special guest DJ sets on the Parliament Art Car Go-kart racing Expansive Mesa pool complete with palm trees and walk-up bars Glitter and jewel makeovers Hair cuts, beard trims, and styling at the Barber Shop, open daily Airbrush body art Traditional yoga, acrobatic yoga, meditation, and Reiki cleansing Sound healing Rave aerobics and hula hoop classes Live model art Field day games like foot races, tug-o-war, and scavenger hunts Speaker series and comedic character performances Women’s wellness workshops Shaded spaces and misting stations with artificial grass A variety of food truck options serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks Beverage stands featuring alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 24-hour filtered water, medical, security and Ground Control services A general store, an information booth and a lost & found Free charging stations A shuttle service to nearby grocery stores (at extra cost) Pedicab service to and from the festival (at extra cost) Camp EDC passes will be available to festival pass holders first, on Wednesday, November 15, at 12 PM PT, followed by the general on sale, Thursday, November 16 at 12 PM PT, here. This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: EDC Las Vegas Reveals Details For Camping At 2018 Festival Source: YourEDM
  23. Dekmantel has announced its return to Sao Paulo for another two day festival. For its second edition, the Amsterdam festival’s sister event is moving to a new venue called Playcenter, a former theme park that’s been abandoned since 2012. Nina Kraviz, Four Tet, Marcel Dettmann, Floating Points, Midland and Peggy Gou will be making the trip to Playcenter, in Sao Paulo, Brazil to deliver a mind-blowing mix of contemporary electronic music. Joining them at the abandoned park will be the Brazilian musicians Marcos Valle and Os Mulheras Negras, whilst a fair share of regulars such as Antal, Lena Willikens and Palms Trax will return to the fold. The event which will take place across March 3 and 4 next year will be held in collaboration with the Brazilian label Gop Tun. Tickets sales starts November 9th. Check out the teaser video below. The post Dekmantel Festival in Sao Paulo is moving into an abandoned theme park appeared first on Techno Moves. Source: TechnoMoves.net
  24. The annual edition of Grotesque Indoor Festival #300 Mardi Gras will be held once again at Rotterdam’s Maassilo on December 9th. Considered as one of Holland’s favorite indoor events, here are at least 8 reasons why you shouldn’t miss this year’s edition. 1. GIF300 will welcome over 20 DJs from all over the world for a variety of trance and old school house in the hands of Super8 & Tab, Sneijder, Indecent Noise, Toyax and many more. 2. It’s held in one of the most beautiful and modern cities in the Netherlands, also in one of the most beautiful and iconic venues in the country. 3. GIF300 will welcome world-class renown performers and acrobats, who will for sure take you in the spirit of Mardi Gras. 4. Aside of the main room, Grotesque have prepared a unique Silent Disco Party. 5. The Festival Market will be opened for all festival goers, where one can buy all sorts of goodies and get face-painted! 6. Go Crazy! For the Mardi Gras theme there is no such thing as going overboard. Get dressed, get painted, put your crazy make up on and stand out from the crowd! 7. Extended sets – need to say more? 8. You could win an all expenses paid trip to the event itself! See more here. About Grotesque Indoor Festival: Grotesque Indoor Festival is the largest indoor Trance event in The Netherlands. Focusing on production, special entertainment, artistry, theater-inspired elements and performers, it for sure makes it the most innovation and thought-of event in Western Europe. This year’s edition will be held on December 9th at Maassilo in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Line Up 2nd Phase Adam Seller Dano Darren Porter Fausto Indecent Noise Marco V Mark Sherry RAM Renji ReOrder Santito Sneijder Spider Standerwick Super8 & Tab Toyax hosted by MC Da Silva Follow the Facebookpage for all updates, tickets & info! Get your ticket here: https://ptevents.nl/en/events/10/details WIN TICKETS Share this event on Facebook (share this post in public mode), fill out the form and enter to win 2×2 invites! Name Facebook Name Email City Country *ends on friday 17.11.2017 20.00 CET. Winner will receive an email. Source: Trance Family
  25. Drumcode has announced its launching a festival next year, with the inaugural event Drumcode Festival taking place at the former shipyard NDSM in Amsterdam North on August 18 next year. The festival takes over the place of Voltt Festival, who recently decided to stop after 18 years. Awakenings is working on the event. The techno organisation has enjoyed a creative partnership with Beyer spanning 20 years, with Beyer playing at over 75 shows for the Dutch company since the late 90s. More information about Drumcode Festival, including line-up details, will be announced soon. Register for tickets here. The post Drumcode announces new festival, Drumcode Festival at NDSM Amsterdam appeared first on Techno Moves. Source: TechnoMoves.net

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