Eastern Electrics Festival Finds itself Homeless!

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Eastern Electrics 2012

Tickets have been flying for Eastern Electrics Festival 2012 since the event was announced in March. But now the hunt is on to find a new location!

In a short statement, the organisers of Eastern Electrics Festival 2012 announced “Our beloved Eastern Electrics Festival debut was due to take place on Clapham Common as part of a long run of special one-off events celebrating the Olympics, called Pride House. We've received the unfortunate news that Pride House will no longer be going ahead and despite selling over 50% of our 17,000 allocation of tickets, Eastern Electrics has today found itself homeless. 

“After many years of running some of London's most adventurous warehouse parties in the city's greatest spaces, we are very used to the challenges of finding the best space to showcase the music we love. We now have a range of extremely exciting alternative locations and we will make a decision shortly on which is the strongest site capable of delivering the ultimate festival experience, with the ultimate sound! Existing tickets will of course still be valid at the new location. EE0408 is about to get better. The show will go on!”

So, on Saturday August 4th Eastern Electrics Festival 2012 will be having it – and we will let you know asap where that will be.

In the meantime, grab your tickets as Eastern Electrics Festival 2012 looks set to sell out. It’s going to be a huge all-day, all-out, sunshine-fuelled party – taking the festival season by storm, and promising to be THE event of the year! 

To add further to the excitement, house master MK has just been added to the bill. Joining the Black Atlantic crew, Marc 'MK' Kinchen is an artist-producer who straddles boundaries as few others can. 

They call themselves “the dark side of the force” and Mobilee Records’ own audio masters, Berlin duo Pan-Pot go deep with their modern techno. Bringing an eclectic mix of house, techno, funk, electronica, disco and everything in between, Amirali’s live show includes vocals, keys and a visual exploration of his weird and wonderful mind. Mobilee’s house music front-runner Sebo K merges cutting-edge tech, minimal and percussive sounds with vintage Chicago and Detroit accents. Also joining the lineup are Greg Wilson, legendary purveyor of the New York post-disco electro-house sound and one of the original mix-masters, and Ralph Lawson – 2020Vision daddy and one of the world’s best house DJs. 

London-based Italian producer Luca. C and Back Yard artist Ali Love promise an exciting and eclectic set – a blend of leftfield disco, analogue house and live vocals. And rising house duo Dusky offer diversity and originality, taking their progressive sound through deep and tech house, into edgy techno territory, and mix it all up with some underground UK funky rhythms. 

An Eastern Electrics favourite, Jamie Jones is part of a new guard of house and techno DJs who resonate as artists, party people, DJs, and live acts. Inspiring a deep and soulful sound since the early 1990s, Kerri ‘Kaoz’ Chandler brings a set you’ll remember. An exponent of the new house-meets-bass sound, Julio Bashmore is super hot. Joy Orbison’s house-infused bass productions make him a prime candidate for one of the most explorative sets of the day. With a groove-based house sound, and deep roots in techno, Maceo Plex is looking big in 2012. 

Nina Kraviz has been steadily rising through the ranks of house and techno’s finest. Expect house and techno in all its forms, beautifully delivered to the crowd. Tensnake’s sound of the Hamburg underground combines disco, house and electro-funk – and lights up the dancefloor! Crazy P’s live show is a spectacle of deep underground electronica meets pop – and it’s one of the best shows you’ll see all year. Mannheim’s house maestro Nick Curly brings a musical sensibility to his production. And catch Hot Creations’ Miguel Campbell and resident and house music reinvigorator Richy Ahmed.

Eastern Electrics is working with some of the most progressive and creative club brands to bring it with this festival. And now they can announce that FOUND and Return to the Future vs TRIX will host their own arenas. Add to this to other arenas from Eastern Electrics, 2020Vision, Futureboogie Recordings vs Hands on Decks, Black Atlantic and Krankbrother – and you’ve got one hell of a team!

Having launched in August 2008, Eastern Electrics has since hosted three block-rocking events each year. The brainchild of two of London’s most prolific and talented club personalities – mulletover promoter and pub owner Rob Star and FOUND and Hidden man Will Paterson, Eastern Electrics is renowned for high production levels and massive genre-busting lineups. 

After four years of innovative lineups, collaborative promotion and rammed events, it was only a matter of time before Eastern Electrics looked forward to their next step, taking the party up a level, with an event that looks set to surpass everything that’s come before it.  Expect this to be London’s biggest summer party!

Published on 27 April 2012 by Wayne Feltham

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