Eastern Electrics Festival just announced, tropical adventures and new names added for one-day rave-up including Idris Elba, Denis Sulta, Hauswerks, Normski and Geddes, all set to join in the madness at Hatfield House

Eastern Electrics Festival
6th August 2016 || Hatfield House

Eastern Electrics Festival announce full regime of weird and wonderful happenings taking place Saturday 6th August, as well as a host of extra talent to be added to the already mega bill. Idris Elba, Denis Sulta, Lee Walker, Hauswerks, Normski and Geddes all join the nine EE stages, joining the likes of Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, and Skream for a one-day session not to be missed! On top of this, the Eastern Electrics crew have announced an array of fun and hi-jinx set for Electric City area, a leafy forest escape packed with disco wonders, a cocktail bar, dress up areas and much more.

National treasure Idris Elba will be treating revellers to a very rare DJ set at The Star of EE pub, blending the best in house, garage, R&B and beyond. The actor shows true passion when he gets a go on the decks, with feel-good classics galore. Glasgow grooves come from Dixon Avenue Basement Jams regular Denis Sulta, one of the biggest names to explode last year. Expect high impact movements from Dance Energy chief Normski, as well as young house groove conductor Lee Walker. Find expertly selected techno cuts from Geddes and Ibiza regular Hauswerks on the newly announced Taste the Punch stage in the Electric City, plus a whole host of EE family including the likes of Pat Wilson, Hark and Call Me Kay. All this on top of Eastern Electrics biggest line up to date with appearances from Seth Troxler, Skreamism, Viva Warriors, Groove Armada, Black Butter, Do Not Sleep, Pikes and more.

Returning for the forth year in a row is everybody’s favourite secret festival area, the Electric City. An immersive arena set in picturesque orchard, it’s something a little off the beaten track for all festival revellers to enjoy. Be sure not to miss this. Amidst the sparkle and hi-jinx punters can expect to find a photo booth, glitter stations, a volleyball court (complete with sand), and mini stages blasting out the best funk, soul, and disco throughout the festival. On top of this the Tropical Tea Party gang are back with an extensive menu of tea infused weird and wonderful cocktails for quenching the thirst of dancers all day long.

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Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Ibiza institution PIKES, who will be taking care of the VIP area with a sprinkling of Wonderland themed magic. Expect the unexpected with guest appearances from Doorly who will be spinning guests into a disco frenzy whilst Severino, Artwork and more touch on the very finest in house, soul and beyond. With the infamous fancy dress boudoir on hand to ensure VIPs are looking their finest, bathtub karaoke, intricate decor and a wheel of fortune to try your luck at, the VIP stage is not to be missed!

On top of all the treats announced, there is a huge day in store for any raver attending Eastern Electrics fifth festival outing. Find Seth Troxler, Eats Everything and The Martinez Brothers holding it down on the EE main stage, Skream, Boddika and Artwork repping for Skreamizm and UK dance icons Groove Armada keeping things moving on their own stage. Steve Lawler’s Viva imprint bring a select crew of family to represent, then Darius Syrossian’s Do Not Sleep Ibiza club brand. Shy FX, Mele and Oneman all explore the bassier region of dance for Black Butter, and then of course there is the classic boozer, The Star of EE pub.

Once again the EE family are treating ravers not wanting to party to end with not one but two after parties. Just minutes from the site, The Forum sees Skream, Richy Ahmed, Doorly, Robert James and more take the reigns until 6am. Back at The Egg by Kings X, the likes of Steve Lawler, Dense & Pika and Boddika will be keeping hands in the air and ensuring the party doesn’t slow down ‘till 10am.

After last years success, cashless RFID system returns, meaning party goers can top-up credit ahead of the festival and pay for drinks and food with the touch of the wrist. Less queues, easier and faster service, leaving more time to soak up the EE party.

And for Londoners who enjoyed the Skream Rickshaw- keep your eyes peeled for a VERY special open top bus tour on 11.06.16… more details soon.

LINE-UP BY STAGE

Main Stage: Seth Troxler * Martinez Brothers * Eats Everything * Hot Since 82 * Richy Ahmed * Darius Syrossian * Colin Chiddle * Skreamizm: Skream * Boddika * Derrick Carter * Grain (Artwork) * Denis Sulta * 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 : Idris Elba * DJ S.K.T * MJ Cole * Spoony * Artful Dodger * Lee Walker * Sam Supplier * Normski * Paolo Francesco * Jesse James & Johnny Bloomfield

Ibiza Rocks House Presents Pikes VIP Village : Tom Findlay * Andy Cato * Severino * Artwork * Doorly Does Disco * Guy Williams * Bones * Grainger

Taste The Punch Stage (Electric City) : Pat Wilson * Hark * Reverb * Call me Kay * Nigel Clarke * Hauswerks * Too Tall * Paul Malcolm * Geddes * McCormac & Francis

AFTER PARTY DETAILS:

Egg London After Party || 10pm-10am

Steve Lawler – Dense & Pika – Boddika – Waifs and Strays – PBR Streetgang – Normski – Geddes – Matt Tolfrey – Jordan Mina, – Willers Brothers – Vinicious Honorio – Kyle E – Derek Dahlarge – Two and Eight – End Fragment

Forum Hatfield After Party || 10pm-6am

Skream – Richy Ahmed – Doorly – Robert James – B.A.H.Y – Tamer Auf – Stevus – DJM

Phase 2 Tickets: £39.95 available from www.easternelectrics.com/tickets/


Damion Pell
About the Author

Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.