Eastern Electrics announce DAY TWO for Mixmag with Jamie Jones, Patrick Topping, Nastia, Eats Everything, Alan Fitzpatrick, Skream + TQD
Eastern Electrics has long been a key member of London’s clubbing community. Starting as a warehouse rave almost ten years ago, EE has grown to be a fully-fledged festival affair – an essential date in the calendar for any electronic music head. Branching out from it’s one day format, EE also can announce a second day, with some of the heaviest names in bass, garage, reggae and D&B involved – think Sir David Rodigan MBE, one of the biggest D&B labels in the world, and more to be come. Saturday’s line-up sees the underground elite unite, mixing the freshest house, techno, garage, disco, bassline and more, from Jamie Jones and Patrick Topping on the Main Stage to Nastia, Eats Everything, Alan Fitzpatrick, Skream, Dennis Ferrer, Sam Divine, TQD, The Menendez Brothers and more winning names dotted across the festival. Between 4th – 5th August in South London’s lush Morden Park there’ll be thousands of like-minded party people celebrating dance music – appreciating the next level production from the Switchyard stage to the Electric City, there’s so much to see and do. Choose one day, or go hard and box off the whole weekend – it’s up to you. Tickets for the whole weekend are available from £57.50, or grab a single day ticket for £35 (Sat) or a bargain £20 (Sun). More info : http://bit.ly/2mGCJFC
Seven stages make up the core of Eastern Electrics’ Saturday, each bringing a unique sonic vibe to Morden Park. The almighty EE MAIN STAGE plays hosts globally revered names, with Hot Creations and Paradise boss Jamie Jones returning – bringing with him a combo of melodic techno and deep house cuts. Everyone’s favourite Geordie, Patrick Topping, makes his Eastern Electrics debut, and then find Dirtybird founder and long-term legend Claude Vonstroke bringing fun-filled, eclectic sounds to get the crowd grooving. Defected artist Sonny Foderaalso joins, with production trio Wax on Mare Street. Plus, there’s two guests to come, both EE royalty and past Main Stage guests. Eyes peeled.
Eastern Electrics’ much loved Switchyard arena is hosted by the EDIBLE Team this year, bringing a host of label associates to play. Expect jaw dropping production to accompany the soundtrack here – lasers, fireworks, the lot. The man himself, Eats Everything, heads up proceedings, withAlan Fitzpatrick, leading lady of techno, Nastia. Then, there’s techno explorations from Matador, and Billy Turner. More acts to follow, and for anyone watching at home – the whole affair will be streamed live on Be-At.TV. Keep an eye on EE socials for the links.
Now on to another surefire Eastern Electrics hit, Skream returns with his SKREAMIZM arena, powered by the biggest, baddest sound system in the game – RC1. Last year this arena was 4,000 people deep within an hour of the EE gates opening! A true veteran of the game, Dennis Ferrer joins with classic sounds, plus Elrow resident De La Swing, and Citizenn playing B2B with Sooney. Mix and Fairbanks also join, with a guest TBA.
Truly one of the most important labels in dance history, DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE have been defining the genre in the UK for over twenty years, and this August they head to Morden Park to show off their finest talent and pals alike. Transforming their EE stage into a on-site club space, it’ll be a real life dancefloor experience for attendees. Heading up proceedings are Anime Edge and Dance, Holland’s Franky Rizardo and Riva Starr, and the shining star of house, the one and only Sam Divine. Also on the day there’s Josh Butler, and label founder Simon Dunmore.Get ready for some soulful, feel good vibes with the Defected family.
EE invites a brand new set of stage hosts to join in the form of big, bad bass crew TQD. The dream team TQD is comprised of Royal-T, DJ Q and Flava D, who venture through garage, grime, bassline and all between. As part of their bass-heavy bill there’s OG grime legend D Double E, P Money and Butterz label founders Elijah and Skilliam, all long-standing legends in their field. New skool garage god Conducta makes his first appearance at EE, fresh from his First Dates appearance last year, and there’s boss lady Tiffany Calver and breakout party selector Mina on board. Expect high octane energy from this stage – get ready for the bounce.
MINISTRY OF SOUND takeover the Eastern Electrics coveted VIP area, an exclusive stage where very important guests and VIP ticket holders can hang out and enjoy DJ sets, private bars, loos and more in the luxurious area. Some EE x MoS favourites play here, with Nathan Barato, Mark Jenkins, Kate Simko, The Menendez Brothers and more ready to take to the decks. VIP tickets are available for a small extra cost, but offers plenty of value – and it’s the ideal way to enjoy Eastern Electrics 2018. More info on VIP : easternelectrics.com/vip-benefits
Last but by no means least is the ELECTRIC CITY, Eastern Electrics’ colourful paradise where you’ll find magical glitter fairies, cocktail bars from the Tropical Tea Party, disco jams and live acts all part of the EE madness. With an eclectic and electric vibe – Prince Fatty & Horsemen, Afriquoi, DJ Patlife, Eva Lazarus and more all pass through across the Eastern Electrics day, with many more friends. Do not miss checking out this hidden gem of a space!
DAY TWO : INTRODUCING EASTERN ELECTRICS DAY TWO! Tickets from £20
2018 sees Eastern Electrics spreading it’s wings into a two day soiree, so punters can now choose to attend the whole weekend if they have the required stamina, or one preferred day. Whilst day one sticks to the traditional EE format of electronic sounds that sit more on a house and techno tip, day two covers the bass-driven corner of the underground sphere, with garage, DnB, bass, jungle, reggae and coming to the EE bill. The man, the icon, the legend – SIR DAVID RODIGAN MBE is the first headliner to drop, and with over four decades of experience as one of the most celebrated party starters in the game, it’s set to be special day.
Stage partners for day two include label of D&B pioneers, who’ll bring a label squad to Modern Park for a massive Sunday session. London via Leeds party starters REGGAE ROAST join, with a spicy line up to follow soon, as well as the one and only garage GOD MATT JAM LAMONT who presents a ‘HISTORY OF GARAGE AND BASS’ with some of the scene’s biggest names TBA. London party crews SOUTH LONDON SOUL TRAIN and SO FRESH SO CLEAN also bring teams of artists to Eastern Electrics 2018, Soul Train bringing those disco belters and grooving funk, whilst So Fresh So Clean is singalong hip-hop anthems and RnB ALL DAY LONG. Eyes peeled for more info.
Tickets for EE Day Two start from just £20, so there’s no excuse not to get involved. Saturday ticket holders can upgrade existing tickets to weekend ones for £15, it’s simple. Click here to secure your tickets: www.easternelectrics.com
Now a full weekend affair, it’s time to get stuck in to all that EE has to offer, whether you want to choose one day to get immersed in or go fully in. Fairground rides, delicious street food, glitter, cocktails and more on-site madness at Morden Park are all part of the weekend’s debauchery. A raver’s playground with an unbeatable soundtrack, Eastern Electrics is a chance for festival goers to lose themselves. With Saturday tickets starting from just £35 (STANDARD) AND £45 (VIP) it’s a double-day blowout that won’t break the bank either. An iconic clubbing mainstay, the lush Morden Park feels worlds away but is just a stone’s throw from the heart of London. There’s easy access from all London train stations and Northern Line underground, plus ample accommodation nearby for those who’ve come from further-afield. An unforgettable weekender to close out the summer, grab a ticket now to secure your place at Eastern Electrics 2018! Tickets: http://bit.ly/2mGCJFC
EASTERN ELECTRICS MAIN STAGE
JAMIE JONES – PATRICK TOPPING – CLAUDE VON STROKE – SONNY FODERA – WAX ON MARE ST + SPECIAL GUESTS TBA
EDIBLE IN THE SWITCHYARD (Streamed by Be-At TV)
EATS EVERYTHING – ALAN FITZPATRICK – NASTIA – MATADOR – BILLY TURNER + SPECIAL GUEST
SKREAMIZM IN THE BIG TOP
SKREAM – DENNIS FERRER – DE LA SWING – CITIZENN B2B SOONEY – MIX & FAIRBANKS
DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE
AMINE EDGE & DANCE – FRANKY RIZARDO – SAM DIVINE – RIVA STARR – JOSH BUTLER – SIMON DUNMORE
TQD – D DOUBLE E – P MONEY – ELIJAH & SKILLIAM – CONDUCTA – TIFFANY CALVER – MINA + GUESTS
MINISTRY OF SOUND : VIP
NATHAN BARATO – MARK JENKYNS – WAIFS & STRAYS – KATE SIMKO – THE MENENDEZ BROS – CHRIS THOMAS
PRINCE FATTY & HORSEMEN – AFRIQUOI – DJ PATIFE – CHRIS MUNKY, EVA LAZARUS, INJA – THE BUSY TWINS – WARA – HIPHOPPAPOTAMUS