Back for its third year, Defected Malta recently unveiled its full lineup of artists set to take over the island from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 October and includes Dennis Ferrer, FKA Mash, Cinthie, Gorgon City, Nic Fanciulli, Olive F, as well as first-timers Natasha Diggs, Honeyluv, Deetron, MiNNa, Eliza Rose, Grace Sands, Sio and Close Counters.
Creamfields recently revealed their lineup for the August Bank Holiday weekender, where over 80,000 music fans will be making their visit to Daresbury in Cheshire for the four-day camping event to see some of the biggest names in electronic music.
Italian club Cocoricò recently announced its brand-new festival Mutonia. Set to take place over the Easter weekend, the three-day event aims to be a multi-sensory experience combining music and art and offers attendees ‘a festival with a difference.’ Carlita, Ilario Alicante, Nina Kraviz, Seth Troxler and Steve Martinez have all been confirmed to headline, with The Mutoid Waste Company set to provide the visual experience.
Glasgow’s SWG3 and Tenement TV have teamed up to create Houses, a brand new one-day festival of music discovery that aims to showcase Scotland’s best-emerging talent, including JusHarry, K4CIE, Nicky Lipp, Psweatpants, Queen of Harps, Rory James, Voodoos, with more acts still to be announced.
Melting Pot and Optimo (Espacio) recently announced the line-up for their Queen’s Park Spring Weekender in Glasgow, returning to Queen’s Park Recreation Ground on Saturday 4 May and Sunday 5 May with live music from various global and local artists. Open from 2pm to 11pm, the weekender offers the chance to dance the day and night away inside the event’s Big Top Tent, and will also feature food trucks and multiple bars to allow you to celebrate the Bank Holiday in style.
DJ/producer and Solid Grooves label founder Michael Bibi recently announced his return in 2024. As part of his tour ‘One Life’, he will be staging a 45,000-capacity homecoming show at London’s Finsbury Park on Saturday, 6 July, possibly set to be the biggest electronic show ever to take place in the capital.
After their earlier announcement about organising ‘the world’s biggest hard techno event ever’ in the Johan Cruijff Arena on 20 July (which apparently sold out 40,000 tickets within 24 hours), the Dutch hard techno organiser recently announced Verknipt Croatia.
Hardwick Festival 2024 in the north east of England recently confirmed the full line-up for its 10th anniversary celebrations next summer, welcoming a range of artists such as Richard Ashcroft, Snow Patrol, Sophie Ellis-Bexter, Jack Savoretti and The Charlatans. The three-day event - which has already confirmed UK Becky Hill as its opening headliner - will take place between Friday 16 August and Sunday 18 August across two stages, set in the surrounds of Hardwick Hall in County Durham.
Next summer, Swiss house and techno duo, Adriatique, will be curating an exclusive open-air show on the grounds of the historic 17th century Tofte Manor. On Saturday 6 July, the pair will take their melodic sound to the rolling Bedfordshire countryside, to unite a hand-picked selection of their favourite artists against the backdrop of Tofte Manor and its labyrinth.
Junction 2 Festival recently unveiled the first wave of artists for its 2024 edition, as it ventures into a new three-day format to broaden the scope of their musical programming. The festival starts on Friday 26 July 2024, featuring Artbat, CamelPhat, Paul Kalkbrenner Live, and Yotto. Saturday 27 July takes a darker turn with Adam Beyer B2B Amelie Lens and Jeff Mills, plus Jon Hopkins. The eclectic mix continues on Sunday 28 July, with Barry Can't Swim (Live), Honey Dijon, and more.