Piknic Electronik Melbourne NYD Special featuring TIGA, Solardo, Marek Hemmann and more

Hardware​, Stable​ ​Music​ and Piknic​ ​Electronik​ ​come together to​ ​present a special NYD celebration – pre launching the 2018 season of Piknic Électronik Melbourne which starts on Sunday Feb 4. More info about the Season 5 program coming soon. The Piknic Électronik Melbourne NYD Spécial is going to be one helluva pre season party!

Located in the heart of the city, tucked away behind the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, this is the only New Year’s Day event you need to attend. Round up your squad and the start of the new year with a great day out in the sun, dancing to the following exceptional lineup.

Piknic​ ​Électronik​ ​Melbourne​ ​NYD​ ​Spécial​ ​Lineup:
Tiga (CA)
Solardo (UK)
Marek Hemmann (DE)
Made in Paris
Acid Jacks (303% Live Set)
DJ Kiti

There is no better way to ring in the first day of 2018 than with an artist that evokes the spirit of dance floor fun. Canada’s Tiga, known for delivering bangers such as ‘Lets Go Dancing’, ‘Woke’ and ‘Bugatti’ will be returning to Melbourne for the first time since 2015.

There’s tension at the heart of Tiga’s musical soul. On the one hand he’s the underground techno don, the producer who made ‘Mind Dimension’ (2008) and, together with Audion, the pounding ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ (2013). On the other, there’s the pop sensibility that led him to record electro versions of Corey Hart’s 1984 hit ‘Sunglasses At Night’ (2001) and Nelly’s ‘Hot In Herre’ (2003). It’s this duality that makes him one of electronic music’s most engaging characters. He’s about as far away from your faceless techno DJ from central casting as it’s possible to get.

Tiga will be joined by UK party duo Solardo​ who continue to be an unstoppable force in the tech-house movement. Crowned ‘Best Breakthrough Act’ at the DJAwards, Solardo return to Melbourne after sell out shows across the country on their debut tour in 2017. Their huge tunes, many of them Beatport topping, evoke a sense of frivolity and fun. A perfect recipe to encourage everyone to get down and boogie on New Year’s Day.

German DJ/producer Marek​ ​Hemmann,​ ​a regular behind the decks at some of Berlin’s best clubs will also be bringing his “Groovy House, minimalist Techno, sonic sensitivity and unbridled joy in melody” to the celebratory dancefloor! On the local front – Made​ ​in​ ​Paris​, Acid​ ​Jacks​ ​(303%​ ​live​ ​set)​ and DJ​ ​Kiti​ w​ ill round out the day with their own unique musical vibes… the perfect soundtrack to the start of your new year.

Food Trucks to sustain you on the dancefloor will be Fancy​ ​Hanks​, Poke​ ​King​ and 196​ ​Below Artisan​ ​Nitro​ ​Ice​ ​Cream.

Tickets​ ​for​ ​Piknic​ ​Électronik​ ​Melbourne​ ​NYD​ ​Spécial

Get your ticket fingers ready as the last New Year’s Day festivities sold out in record time. This ticket is jam packed with good value – 3 internationals, city location, food trucks, and a happy and inclusive atmosphere. Prices starting at only $39​ and​ ​are​ ​available​ ​from​ ​Ticketmaster​ ​at MIDDAY,​ ​Thursday​ ​26th​ ​October.

Piknic​ ​Electronik​ ​Melbourne​ ​2018

As the new year is fast approaching, Piknic Electronik Melbourne gears up for one of it’s biggest seasons yet! The much loved weekly event will return for it’s fourth year and is all set to be another incredible summer season of music and great times spent with friends and family. More details on full program lineup and season ticketing coming soon. Petit Piknic will also return as the season commences on Sunday 4th February. More info on full season coming very soon!


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.