Featuring a giant synapse shorting LED display designed and programmed by himself, Squarepusher joins The Playground Festival this year on the 7th and 8th June at the 02 Academy Brixton. Expecting around 10000 people across the weekend, the event hosts some of the biggest names in electronic music.
Joining him for the Saturday line-up, Gary Numan is a man that needs little introduction. Since his groundbreaking work and the release of his breakthrough track ‘Cars’ in 1979, he has been named as one of the figureheads of the electronic movement in the late-70s and early-80s. Joining them on the Saturday will be two of the founding fathers of the Detroit techno scene, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, who together reinvented the techno sound in the ‘80s and have gone on to be two of the most respected tastemakers on the scene today.
Topping Friday’s bill will be the electronic duo Digitalism, making a very rare live performance at Brixton Academy. Known for their breakthrough single ‘Pogo’, Digitalism have been a huge driving force in underground electronic music. Since the release of their debut album ‘Idealism’ and subsequent commercial success from lead single ‘Pogo in 2007, the duo have grown to become one of the world’s most acclaimed electronic acts. Joining Digitalism on the Friday is one of the founding members of alternative electronic duo UNKLE, James Lavelle, a true staple of the UK’s music scene. Forming the group, alongside DJ Shadow, in 1996, UNKLE are regarded as a groundbreaking electronic group. Also appearing over the weekend are Booka Shade, Kavinsky, James Zabiela, Model 500 and many more. For more info, check: http://www.theplaygroundfestival.com