London’s ABODE is back for the 2018 edition of their brilliant electronic music festival and organisers have just announced that there will be a host of new stages and artists added to the line-up for the September shindig.
Taking place at London’s Finsbury Park on September 3rd, the one-day event sees some top new artists and brands hosting the three new stages at the fezzie.
The stages themselves are; The Main Stage which, of course, is hosted by ABODE, so expect some top curation there in respect of artists; The Terrace, which will be hosted by Steve Lawler‘s Warriors brand (that might offer a hint as to who will be playing the stage…); and The Big Top, which is hosted by Nothing Else Matters, the brainchild of Danny Howard.
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So, what of the additional artists? Well, we can confirm that you are in for the usual treat, as ABODE et al have pulled out all the stops to bring you some top names in addition to those already announced.
Obviously, given that we have a Warriors stage, Mr Steve Lawler will be gracing the decks, and Danny Howard will be manning the controls over on his Nothing Else Matters-led rig. Lee Foss, Nathan Barato, Waze & Odyssey, Max Chapman, Mark Jenkyns have been added to first-wave confirmations such as Groove Armada, Sidney Charles, Sante, Cuartero, Hector Couto and East End Dubs.
You can still grab yourself tickets for the September party, but given this new announcement, we reckon you’d do pretty well to go and grab some now before they sell right out. You can grab yourself some of those, here.
After the success that was 2017’s ABODE in the Park, the festival makes a return this September. The 23rd to be precise.
Once again, Finsbury Park will be the location for this summer’s house spectacular, and the promotions brand have gone all out on the line-up for their London shindig. With a first wave that offers firm festival favourites alongside emerging acts and residents, a diverse mix of styles and techniques will be on display from the booth.
Having sold out pivotal London venues such as the mighty Printworks and the famous Tobacco Dock, the only way is forward for ABODE, who will be heading to Malta this summer for their inaugural multi-day event. On top of that, they are also set to embark on a residency at the White Isle’s Amnesia nightclub. Exciting times ahead for the organisers, then.
For those unfamiliar with the brand, you simply need to know how comprehensive the package is that organisers provide, in curating ABODE in the Park. The entire spectrum of house music is represented, which comes complete with two separate stages, maximising the time available during a one-day event, and a VIP arena for those who want their house music served with a side-plate of verve. Ellie Cocks will be representing the residents alongside her trusty co-rezzie, GW Harrison.
The superstylers themselves, Groove Armada, will be gracing the ABODE decks for the Finsbury festival, which, for those who know, is likely to be a knockout set, as the pair fly through carefully selected classics. Sante, Hector Couto, Sidney Charles, and Cuartero will all be joining dub-house selecta East End Dubs.
September 24th isn’t far off at all now, which means that Abode in the Park is well and truly on the horizon. The Ibiza party organisers and record label have gone all out to bring you some of the finest artists on the current electronic music scene. With one-day festivals becoming more and more popular, it makes sense for ABODE to join the club and throw an event of their own.
Having been in operation since 2014, Abode have got plenty of experience behind them. Consistently booking the best names on the underground scene has laid the perfect foundations, not only for them to build their brand, but also to stand them in good stead when organising an event of this magnitude. With in excess of 50 artists playing throughout the day, you lucky lot are definitely going to have some difficult choices to be made throughout the day.
The festival is split into 6 areas, all with their own distinct artists. Obviously, the main stage is the ABODE stage, which features the headline acts selected specifically by Abode themselves. Other stages are hosted by Solardo Sessions, Sankeys, Do Not Sleep, and the VIP area is hosted by Hotbed X Paravana Project.
So who do we recommend you check out over the course of the weekend? Well, we said you’d be spoiled for choice, and we have been as well. However, we’ve managed to whittle it down and select a few artists we reckon you’d be a fool to miss.
First up we’ve got Steve Lawler. Steve is no stranger to Ibiza himself, having held residencies at (among others) the now sadly closed Space nightclub on the white isle. Probably one of the most famous venues on the planet in the last 20 years. Lawler is known for playing rich, vibrant sets that span anything between tribal house and techno. Whatever he is playing, though, you’re bound to enjoy his set at Abode.
Also ripping it up at the one-dayer will be Liverpool’s own Yousef. Yousef has been at the helm of one of Liverpool’s most successful and longest running club nights, Circus, since it began. Indeed it was and remains to be his vision; it is a night that repeatedly brings some of the biggest names in house and techno. With this in mind, you can expect a tough, techy set from Yousef, who consistently brings the noise to Liverpool and beyond.
It is also well worth checking out Abode resident, Ellie Cocks. Her position as one of the brand’s own in-house DJs speaks volumes about her attitude and dedication towards the underground electronic music scene, and her abilities behind the wheels make her an ideal choice for anyone to get down to. Check out her tech-house bangers Like Tupac and Living if you don’t believe us.
There are still a few tickets left for Abode, so we suggest grabbing the last ones quickly before you miss out on going to one of Autumn’s top electronic events. See you down the front!
This September sees Finsbury Park transformed into rave central, as warehouse rave protagonists, ABODE, head to the leafy London location to put on one of their, now infamous, daytime raves.
Having ventured out into the blinding daylight, fresh from putting on raves in all manner of fantastic warehouse spaces, including the likes of Tobacco Dock, Studio 338, and Printworks London, the brand has decided that frolicking amongst the trees is the perfect way to top off a series of superb summer shows.
On Sunday, September 24th, ABODE will be welcoming an all-star roster to their end-of-summer festival, and while the line-up has yet to be released, judging by their previous Ibiza shows that have featured the likes of Alexis Raphael and Sonny Fodera, ABODErs are in for quite the treat.
The party will feature full production, which will include all that you might expect from a 10,000 capacity party in a field, so you can look forward to some live AV experiences as well as seeing performers running around the site.
We will keep you up to date with line-up announcements as and when they come in, but in the meantime, you’ll have to hold your horses and see what transpires in the coming weeks.
ABODE festival takes place on Sunday, September 24th, 2017, at Finsbury Park, London. For the full line-up, photos, videos and ticket information head over to our ABODE Festival page.
The full line-up for Sundown Festival has been revealed, with a host of huge names joining this year’s headliners Anne-Marie and Tinie Tempah.
Taking place from 30 August – 1 September 2019 at Norfolk Showground, Sundown Festival is the essential summer closing party, providing one last chance to party in the sunshine with some of the world’s most exciting artists.
Renowned for its star-studded line-ups spanning the entire urban and electronic spectrum, the festival is spread across 5 stages, including arena takeovers from some of Europe’s biggest labels and promoters.
London-based ABODE will be serving up a hefty dose of house music on their stage, while Together will be taking a break from their Ibizan residency to bring Sonny Fodera, Danny Howard and Disciples to Sundown 2019.
Elsewhere, Andy C, Holy Goof and Dimension will be bringing the bass to the UKF Stage, while Skepsis, Darkzy, Bru-C, TS7, Mr Virgo, Lazcru and Window Kid have all just been added to the Crucast Stage.
Leading the latest line-up announcement is MOBO Award-winning artist Stefflon Don, who has taken the international hip hop scene by storm since charging the charts with her world-wide smash Hurtin Me featuring French Montana in June 2017.
With over 214 million Spotify streams on her iconic party anthem Bum Bum Tam Tam, Stefflon Don’s fiercely infamous stage performances combined with her unique blend of hip hop, rap and dancehall makes her upcoming performance on the Main Stage at Sundown Festival 2019 on Sunday a must see.
Today’s additions also include Roll Deep’s DJ Target, who will be playing the Saturday night afterparty, plus Jaguar, Balcony, Alice Chater, Kelvin Jones, and Shift K3y.
Date: Friday 30 August – Sunday 1 September
Venue: Norfolk Showground, Norwich
Latest Line-up Additions: Jaguar, DJ Target, Alice Chater, Kelvin Jones, Shift K3y, Balcony, Skepsis, Darkzy, Bru-C, Ts7, Mr Virgo, Lazcru, Window Kid
Tickets: Weekend Camping: £120* | Weekend No Camping: £80* | Saturday: £42.50* | Sunday: £42.50* | VIP Add-ons: From £30*
* Booking fees apply
We Are FSTVL have released the second phase of their 2019 line-up, with a collection of huge names and stage partners entering the fray ahead of the May Day Bank Holiday event.
Now heading into its seventh year, We Are FSTVL is firmly established as one of Europe’s premier electronic music festivals, regularly teaming up with top labels and club brands from around the world to present a bounteous variety of beats and bass.
2019 will be no different, with Saturday ticket holders getting a taste of New York, Ibiza and London, as the festival have drafted in Cuttin’ Headz, Glitterbox, Cafe Mambo and ABODE.
The Cuttin’ Headz stage, fronted by The Martinez Brothers, is set to feature a hefty dose of house and techno courtesy of Apollonia and Marco Carola, while the White Isle’s Glitterbox arena will host Basement Jaxx, Groove Armada, and Purple Disco Machine.
Meanwhile, We Are‘s own stage will be hosting a collection of the UK’s most prominent figures from the house and techno scene, with Solardo, Camelphat and Skream all on the bill. 2019 also sees the return of We Are Bass, which hosts Bugzy Malone, Chase & Status, and Sigma.
Sunday sees the Glitterbox stage taken over by Defected, with label-head Simon Dunmore at the helm. He’s joined by Gorgon City, Sam Divine and Sonny Fodera.
Elsewhere, the organisers have assembled a star-studded line-up of artists for the We Are Bass stage, with Craig David and Andy C at the top of the roster there.
Sunday also sees the We Are FSTVL stage become We Are Disco, and will host The Black Madonna, Denis Sulta, and Mall Grab.
Third release tickets are now up for grabs at £56 per day, or £106 for the weekend (+ booking fees).
If you’re looking for a more luxurious festival experience, We Are FSTVL have got you covered, too. VIP tickets, which give you access to the Cafe Mambo and Hot Bed stages, plus (perhaps most importantly) access to decent toilets and showers, are available to purchase for £81.50 (Sat/Sun), or £159.50 for the weekend (+ booking fees).
Keep your eyes peeled on NextFest for Phase 3 line-up announcement, which is set to include We Are FSTVL‘s ‘GREATEST TECHNO ARENA OF ALL TIME’.
The minds of We Are FSTVL fans will be spinning like the proverbial drillbit today as organisers have released a cheeky little line-up, with their first phase of artists and stage partners announced.
You won’t be disappointed, either, as there is a veritable wealth of top names populating today’s first phase poster. We Are FSTVL has been building its reputation as one of the UK’s premier electronic music festivals, so you’re going to find plenty from that genre in this first unveiling.
There are several names on the line-up that we are particularly excited about at first glance. Basement Jaxx will be arranging a Rendez Vous, and The Black Madonna will be bringing her own inimitable brand of genre-bending electronics to the We Are FSTVL decks. Also of note are the brilliant Nina Kraviz, whose sets never fail to amaze, and Marco Carola, who has featured heavily on the Minus and Plus8 imprints.
The remainer of the We Are FSTVL first-phase announcement is inhabited by Andy C, Bugzy Malone, Camelphat, Chase & Status, Craig David presents TS5, Crucast who will be bringing Skepsis, Darkzy, Bru-C, Mr Virgo, TS7, Lazcru, and Window Kid. Joining them on the roster is Denis Sulta, Honey Dijon, Sigma, Solardo, and Sonny Fodera.
Announced stage partners are ABODE, LG Bassjam, Defected, Glitterbox, Hotbed, Lovejuice, Cafe Mambo Ibiza, Oscuro, and We Are Bass. With partners like this involved, that might give you a bit of a clue about exactly who you might see announced in the coming weeks, as We Are FSTVL release further names (there is another announcement looming on the horizon, so be sure to check back here for news as it breaks).
If you are lucky, you might grab one of the few remaining early bird tickets before they sell out. Do it, here.