Eastern Electrics Festival 2016 line-up revealed for Hatfield House with help of Pac-Man game
PUBLISHED: 14:16 10 March 2016 | UPDATED: 14:38 10 March 2016
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Organisers of Hatfield's Eastern Electrics Festival have announced the 2016 line-up - revealing who is appearing first via a Pac-Man computer game.
The celebration of underground house and techno music will take place at Hatfield House on Saturday, August 6.
And spicing things up, Eastern Electrics promoters announced the international superstars playing this year’s extravaganza using the #RevEEal game, where players can bit-by-bit piece together the mega set of artists joining across the eight EE stages by chasing the ‘EE’s around the Pac-Man screen.
Try it for yourself at www.easternelectrics.com/reveel
For those who can’t hang on, you can check the full line-up here.
For the third year running, idyllic Hatfield House will be transformed into a playground for big kids, soundtracked by the hottest names from the worlds of house, techno, garage, bass and disco, plus quite a bit in between.
The Main Stage is headed up by long-standing EE family member Seth Troxler, who will be bringing his classic deep cuts to ravers with a killer headline set.
Delicious duo The Martinez Brothers also join, alongside Bristol badman Eats Everything and house heavyweight Hot Since 82.
Another long-term EE friend and Hot Creations affiliate Richy Ahmed joins the Main Stage gang.
Revellers will also find Do Not Sleep’s Darius Syrossian spinning, with Art of Dark’s Colin Chiddle rounding off proceedings.
Croydon boy Oliver Jones, aka Skream, returns to the Big Top stage for the second year with his Skreamizm crew.
All day they will mix old-skool to nu-skool sounds from the electronic realms with murky techno explorations with Boddika and Artwork’s 90’s ‘Grain’ alias.
The legendary Derrick Carter joins Skream and the gang, so expect a bag full of vinyl classics from the Chicago icon.
EE regulars Waifs and Strays also bring their seamless selections to the Big Top, as well as the man himself.
Eastern Electrics organisers are chuffed to announce Groove Armada as hosts of the Switchyard.
They will bring with them an all-star cast of selectors, including bumping house duo Waze and Odyssey, Kompact poster-boy Kölsch and Ben Westbeech, aka Breach.
Expect hi-energy, feel-good sets all round, plus Cynic Music’s Felix Dickinson and classic-revivalist Robert James.
Viva Warriors will be flexing their muscles at this year’s instalment, set for a takeover with the Warrior family including Steve Lawler, Cassy and wAFF, as well as Denney, Detlef and Ceri.
Black Butter Records also return. They will bring the bassier flavours to the EE wonderland.
D’n’B master Shy FX, Rinse FM main man Oneman, and leading lady Monki will all represent with an extended host of yet more solid talent, with Mele, Bodhi, NVOY and newcomers Syv. Ibiza lovers are also in for a treat with an arena hosted by favourite White Isle crew Do Not Sleep, headlined by DNS boss Darius Syrossian, then a packed out bill of Do Not Sleep favourites including Nick Curly, Matthias Tanzmann and Huxley, plus Bones and Kydus.
The Star of Eastern Electrics Pub returns with a host of fun-loving and classic acts playing at the cosy stage, including DJ S.K.T, and garage icons MJ Cole, Spoony and Sam Supplier, and a blast from garage past with Artful Dodger.
And for those Eastern Electrics ravers after a more VIP experience, discover the myth, the magic and the mystery of Ibiza’s most rock’n’roll hotel at the Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes VIP Village.
Complete with secret sets and devilishly decadent surprises, the pioneering promoters will transport the essence of Pikes and Ibiza to the festival field for the very first time.
Fairground rides, street food, glitter girls, dress-up tents, hidden forest raves and much more on-site madness will also take place in the grounds of Hertfordshire stately home Hatfield House.
In the coming months, Eastern Electrics Festival will also reveal the line-ups for two after-parties, one taking place in Hatfield, and the other in London.
Festival tickets priced £34.95 are available from www.easternelectrics.com
EASTERN ELECTRICS FESTIVAL 2016
LINE-UP BY STAGE
* Main Stage
Seth Troxler, Martinez Brothers, Eats Everything, Hot Since 82, Richy Ahmed, Darius Syrossian, Colin Chiddle.
Skream, Boddika, Derrick Carter, Grain (Artwork), Waifs and Strays.
* Groove Armada
Groove Armada, Waze and Odyssey, Kolsch, Breach, Felix Dickinson, Robert James.
* Viva Warriors
Steve Lawler, Cassy, wAFF, Denney, Detlef, Ceri.
* Do Not Sleep
Darius Syrossian, Nick Curly, Matthias Tanzmann, Huxley, Bones, Kydus.
* Black Butter Records
Shy FX, Oneman, Monki, Mele, Bodhi, NVOY, Syv.
* Star of EE Pub
DJ S.K.T, MJ Cole, Spoony, Artful Dodger, Sam Supplier.
* Ibiza Rocks House Presents Pikes VIP Village
An all-star secret line-up to be revealed.