First pictures of Eastern Electrics 2013 festival site being built at Knebworth Park

PUBLISHED: 13:02 01 August 2013 | UPDATED: 21:57 01 August 2013

Eastern Electrics Festival site build at Knebworth

Eastern Electrics Festival site build at Knebworth


HERE is a first glimpse of the Eastern Electrics 2013 site currently being built for this weekend’s music festival at Knebworth House.

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The three-day electronic extravaganza kicks off in the grounds of the Hertfordshire stately home on Friday.

Music will play from 2pm to 6am on the opening two days, with the event finishing at 10pm on Sunday.

There will be six different music stages showcasing the best house and techno acts from around the world, a bespoke on-site pub, the purpose-built Electric City and the Bedouin VIP space.

A year in the making, Eastern Electrics organisers have worked hard to make each arena a unique space for festival-goers to dance in until the sun comes up.

Eastern Electrics Festival site build at KnebworthEastern Electrics Festival site build at Knebworth

The main outdoor Transformer stage is being purpose built for the event and each year it will grow and mutate into something even more spectacular.

This stage, created by the same production team behind Glastonbury, will run from 2pm to 10pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will have capacity for every single person at the festival, so everyone will get to see the headline acts.

These include Moderat live, Hot Natured live, Masters at Work, Maya Jane Coles and many more.

The Eastern Electrics All-Night Arena is the biggest indoor stage and runs from 10pm to 6am on Friday and Saturday night.

Eastern Electrics 2013 site mapEastern Electrics 2013 site map

It has a huge capacity and features some of the festival’s biggest nightime headliners, including Seth Troxler, Richie Hawtin, Tale of Us and Dave Clarke.

The Fuse Box will house mulletover / Crosstown Rebels and see some big-hitters on both the Friday and Saturday nights, including DJ Sneak, Koze, Sasha, Subb-and and Damian Lazarus.

Running all day and all night, The Substation is where you will find Black Atlantic and LWE vs CLR. Acts include Theo Parrish, Dixon and Joy Orbison with Black Atlantic and Chris Liebing and Planetary Assault Systems.

Built within a rectangle of shipping containers, and featuring raised dance platforms all around the sides, is the Switchyard Stage, EE’s second bespoke arena.

Eastern Electrics 2013 line-up for KnebworthEastern Electrics 2013 line-up for Knebworth

With the DJ playing from the open side of a lorry and music running from 2pm to 6am, this will be one of the festival’s most popular stages, as ravers will be able to dance under the stars and then watch the sun come up, with promoters including El-row, secretsundaze, Krank Brothers and Dirtybird.

The IglooVision Dome will be the smallest arena with a capaicty of around 1,000. However, it is by no means an after thought. Inside the dome will feature 360 degree projections, to give a completely immersive experience.

Expect to lose hours to the Futureboogie Sound System, Krush, Louche, Culprit and Junk Department.

Some very special artists will be appearing in The Star of Easter Electrics pub.

Shipping containers ready to form part of the Eastern Electrics Festival site at KnebworthShipping containers ready to form part of the Eastern Electrics Festival site at Knebworth

Skream will entertain revellers with a rare disco set, and the likes of Waifs & Strays, Santé and Simon Baker will also take to the decks.

The Electric City will host non-music entertainment, secret performances, roller disco, karaoke and much more.

Meanwhile, The Bedouin VIP line-up will include cult deep-disco favourite and X-press 2 member Ashley Beedle, soundtrack provider to Fabric’s world reknowned Saturday nights Craig Richards, a quarter of Hot Natured and MK collaborator Lee Foss, plus Dalston regular Disco Bloodbath’s Damon Martin.

There will also be lots of bars on site, including a bespoke cocktail bar, as well as quality food caterers.

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