24 Feb Ohanamag Festival Guide 2020
Saint Martin, The Caribbean
March 11 – 15
Electronic music’s premiere destination getaway
Set on the paradise island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean, featuring a wealth of international DJs and electronic music talent, SXM Festival prides itself upon drawing the most discerning crowd of music lovers. A reaction to large, faceless festivals around the world, SXM sees an influential group of dancefloor aficionados – who value and respect the scene’s history and culture – come together in beautiful surroundings to dance together and experience the joys of one of the Caribbean’s most fun and friendly locations.
Lineup:: Bedouin, Blond:Ish, Britta Arnold, Cassy, Chaim, DJ Tennis, Enzo Siragusa, Holmar, Jade (CA), Jan Blomqvist (Live), Jenia Tarsol, Loco Dice, Luca Bacchetti, Maga, Maher Daniel, Marco Carola, Parallels (Live), Ricardo Villalobos, Rony Seikaly, Sabo, Sainte Vie (Live), Serge Devant, Sonja Moonear, Unders, wAFF, YokoO
One of Scotland’s biggest ever electronic music events
As Terminal V – New Horizon fast approaches on Saturday April 11th 2020 in Edinburgh, the UK’s most groundbreaking, fastest growing Techno & House Festival is set to be one of Scotland’s biggest ever electronic music events. From Charlotte de Witte and Richie Hawtin through to Bonobo and Shanti Celeste, this event has it all.
Acts include: Bonobo, Avalon Emerson, Ben UFO, Kink LIVE, Shanti Celeste, Green Velvet, Eats Everything, Rebuke, Luigi Madonna, Ejeca, Prok & Fitch, Floorplan, Mike Servito, Honey Dijon, Kornel Kovacs, Luke Solomun,Stephen Brown, Man Power, Nina Kraviz, Charlotte De Witte, Richie Hawtin, Helena Hauff, T78, I Hate Models, Fraz.ier, Lena Willikens, Octo Octa, Moxie, Tijanna T, Saoirse, Nite Fleit, Telfort & more
Music On Festival
May 9 – 10
Marco Carola will perform a set on both days of Music On Festival
Music On returns to Amsterdam after three sold out editions for another classic weekend festival on May 9th & 10th 2020. Marco Carola will take to the stage on both days of this ever-popular techno affair. Marco Carola will step up to the decks on both days at this years’ edition.
Lineup: Appollonia, Archie Hamilton, Ben Sterling, Benny Rodrigues, Danny Tengalia, Hector Couto, Jamie Jones, Jean Pierre, Jesse Calosso, Lauren Lane, Leon, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Marco Faraone, Paco Osuna, Richy Ahmed, Solardo, Stace Pullen, tINI, wAFF
Mallorca Live Festival
Old Aquapark of Calvià, Mallorca
May 14 – 16
The Pet Shop Boys headline for the first time in the Baeleric Islands at Mallorca Live Festival
Mallorca Live has surprised again with the latest confirmations for its 2020 event on May 14th, 15th and 16th: Pet Shop Boys, the legendary British electronic pop band, will headline for the first time in Mallorca in the stunning Old Aquapark of Calvià, with Crystal Fighters, Michael Kiwanuka, Miles Kane, Kate Tempest, Temples also confirmed to be joining the line-up amongst many more artists.
Lineup: Pet Shop Boys, Michael Kiwanuka, Miles Kane, Crystal Fighters, Kase.O, Temples, Kate Tempest, Leiva, Nathy Peluso, Ama Lou, Marcel Dettmann, dOP, Or:la, &ME, Mano Le Tough, Red Axes & more
May 28 – June 1
An idyllic escape on the Ionian Sea, taking place across the sandy beaches and lush pinewoods of Shengjin, against the stunning backdrop of the Albanian alps
This idyllic festival brings the finest in house and techno to one of the last untouched corners of Europe. The Albanian Riviera boasts stunning natural beauty, with dense pine forests, beautiful sea and breathtaking mountain ranges. There will be three stages hosting 24 hours of music across the whole event, with sunrise and sunset parties set to be one of the many features of this gathering.
Acts include: Raresh, tINI, Sonja Moonear, Seth Troxler, Dyed Soundorom, John Dimas, Digby, Franco Cinelli, Cesar Merveille, Praslea, Priku
Cross The Tracks
The meticulously assembled Cross The Tracks is set to be an all encompassing day out for lovers of real music, great food and contemporary culture
The carefully assembled Cross The Tracks is set to be an all encompassing day out for lovers of real music, great food and contemporary culture. It mixes up the original pioneers with artists from today’s vanguard across the funk, soul, disco, r&b, and hip-hop spectrum, in a beautiful setting that is ripe for exploring thanks to its rolling green lushness, ornamental ponds, formal flower beds and wealth of top class street food vendors, craft beer brewers and bespoke bars, luxury toilets for VIP access, chill out and wellness areas, art fair, panels, creative markets and plenty more to nourish your entire being.
Acts include: Madlib, Sister Sledge, Tinariwen, Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay MBE, Sudan Archives, Greentea Peng, Sadar Bahar, London African Gospel Choir, Coops, Laura Misch, Neue Grafik Ensemble, SEED Ensemble, Charlie Bones, Dreamcast, Nu Guinea, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Chris Dave & The Drumhedz, Theon Cross
Platform 18 Festival
Platform 18 continues to reshape the Glaswegian scene with its mouth watering 2020 edition on Saturday July 4th and 5th 2020, featuring world class headliners Richie Hawtin, Floorplan, Fjaak (live), ANNA and more all playing one visually spectacular main stage in a unique urban setting.
All this once again goes down on West Street, on the South side of the city, in a space that has only been used by Platform 18. It is a subway station car park beneath two bridges that has a raw, illicit feel that harks back to the earliest, purest days of raving. Enclosed by walls and the bridges themselves, it is a small, intense space that, in an echo of the iconic dance music phenomenon that is planes flying over DC10, has regular trains rattling by on the lines above, often adding to the electric atmosphere generated down below!
Platform 18 offers something new and fresh for Glaswegian house and techno lovers and has done since 2013. It comes from the mind of a promoter who has been putting on events for over 12 years and gives you an intimate connection with DJs: everything is set up so the raver and DJ are in sync, the selectors can join punters in the crowd for hugs and even high fives during set and they have done many times in the past, which always makes this a very special and standout occasion.
Location: West Street Subway Station, Glasgow
Date: 4th + 5th July
Noisily Festival of Music and Arts
9th – 12th July
Noisily Festival of Music & Arts is a weekend for the individual. The event is a balance of art, mindfulness, panels and talks, accompanied by only the very best in electronic music: artists such as Dub FX, Goldie, Hidden Empire, and more are already announced
The Noisily Team have been working tirelessly to program the very best electronic music for 2020, and are excited to share their first wave of headliners and brand spanking new artwork, ahead of the main January release.
Noisily Festival of Music & Arts has unveiled its full line up with names such as OC Verde, Nanoplex, Adrien Sherwood, Ulterior Motive, Culprate, Dirty Doering and many more all playing next to the already announced likes of DJ Storm, Goldie, Gregor Tresher, Gaudi, Layo & Bushwacka and plenty of others.
These latest names bring the cutting edge of house and techno to the party with OC & Verde. This pair have had plenty of support from tastemakers like Pete Tong who announced them as ‘New Names’ and they are joined by legendary dub pioneer and studio wizard Adrian Sherwood who brings dark, punk and raw aesthetics to everything he touches. Add in a special b2b between Andreas Henneberg and Beth Lydi, Liquid Soul and tens more and you have a broad spectrum of sound that covers all essential bases.
Acts include: Goldie, Gregor Tresher, Layo & Bushwacka, OC Verde, Nanoplex, Adrien Sherwood, Ulterior Motive, Culprate, Dirty Doering, Ace Ventura, Altruism, DJ Storm, Dub FX, EVP, Frankey & Sandrino, Gaudi, Hidden Empire, Hypogeo
Sea You Beach Republic
18th & 19th July
Sea You Beach Republic is a festival that’s characterised by its massive names. Featuring some of the most renowned names in contemporary electronic music, the event will play host to the likes of Paul Kalkbrenner, Eats Everything, Pan Pot, Monika Kruse, Claptone, Boris Brejcha + more.
Acts include: AKA AKA, Amelie Lens, Ann Clue, Boris Brejcha, Claptone, Eats Everything, Enrico Sangiuliano, Gestört aber GeiL, Giorgia Angiuli (live), Joachim Pastor (live), Kerstin Eden * (Aftershow), Kid Simius (DJ-Set), Kobosil, Lexy & K-Paul (live), Marika Rossa, Mausio, Monika Kruse, Moonbootica, Neelix, Pan-Pot, Pappenheimer, Paul Kalkbrenner (live), Purple Disco Machine, Reinier Zonneveld (live), Sascha Braemer, Younotus
Family Piknik Festival
Date: 25th + 26th July
Legendary French electronic music festival Family Piknik will double the dose with two full days of music for its 9th edition. Huge names such as Erol Alkan and global house superstar Fisher have already been announced, as well as Artbat, Mathame, and live performances from Worakls Orchestra and Monolink.
After a brilliant 2019 edition with more than 20000 attendees through the weekend, legendary French techno festivalFAMILY PIKNIKwill double the dose next summer with two full days of underground action from noon to midnight on bothSaturday 25th and Sunday 26th of July.The first wave of names to be announced includeErol Alkan and Fisher, Worakls Orchestra and Monolink both live, as well asArtbat and Mathame.
Taking place in Montpellier, the historical heart of techno in France, the 9th edition of the open-air festival is set to be wild once more. The usual Opening Concert will switch to a full day but will keep a focus on Live Acts while Sunday will offer a full and red hot schedule with the best house and techno DJs in the world.
Family Piknik is used to hosting heavy line-ups, and they don’t come much bigger thanErol Alkan,the Phantasy Sound label boss and master of a wide range of eclectic sounds from indie rave to techno to electro. Joining him will be the one and only AustralianFisher,the global house superstar behind one of the biggest dance floor anthems of the last 10 years with “Losing It.”
Location: Montpellier, France
Date: 25th + 26th July
The Garden Resort, Tisno, Croatia
July 30 – August 4
Outlook Origins will be music for the heads. For 2020, the festival line-up has been carefully curated by a handful of the scene’s most influential artists and tastemakers. This promises to be one of the most diverse and engaging editions yet.
Lineup: Breakage, D Double E, Calibre, Goldie, The Bug, Lenzman, Darwin, 6 Figure Gang, Zed Bias, P Money, Randall, Wookie, Youngsta, dBridge, Doc Scot, Coops, Fabio & Grooverider, El-B, DLR, Horsepower Productions,Hatcha, Flowdan, Pinch, Loefah and more
Playa de Cullera
August 5 – 10
Medusa Festival once again becomes a pop up beach city from August 5th to 10th 2020, when 60,000 people a day descend on Playa De Cullera to party under a hot sun to sounds of the biggest names in electronic music.
Lineup: Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Nina Kraviz, Oscar Mulero, Marco Carola, Andrea Oliva, Morten, Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero, Martin Garrix, Timmy Trumpet, Dash Berlin, Nervo, Paul van Dyk and many more.
Les Plages Electroniques
Aug 7 – 9
Les Plages Electroniques returns to Palais des Festivals in Cannes for its 15th anniversary
The 15th edition of Les Plages Electroniques returns to the beautiful beach of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. The three-day electronic music spectacular plays out over several unique stages with a more diverse offering than ever before.
Acts include: 2020 PROGRAMME TBA (2019 acts included DJ Snake, Solomun, Maceo Plex, Maya Jane Coles, Adriatique, Tchami x Malaa, OrelSan)
Aug 13 – 18
After a decade of building up a reputation as one of Europe’s most forward looking electronic music festivals, Dimensions continues to build on its legacy with a relocation to the spectacular natural beauty of The Garden Resort in Tisno
Now taking place at The Garden Resort in Tisno, this new chapter in Dimensions Festival history will showcase the same careful mix of cutting edge artists and much loved pioneers, with the famous attention to detail to production bringing each event alive. The setting is a gorgeous one with lush pine trees, a long and sweeping beach, crystal clear seas and plenty of chances to get involved with beach and boat parties.
Acts include: Zip, Nicolas Lutz, Helena Hauff, Margaret Dygas, Surgeon, D. Tiffany, Casa Voyager’s Kosh and OCB, Francesco Del Garda, CCL, Gene On Earth, The Ghost, Donna Leake, DJ Stingray, dBridge Live, Tikiman (live) & Scion performing tracks by Rhythm & Sound
Decibel Open Air
Sept 5 – 6
Decibel Open Air plays out in the impressive Visarno Arena in the lush surrounds of Piazzale delle Cascine in Florence — one of the most beautiful cities in the country
Decibel Open Air was born in 2016 and today is one of the most celebrated events in Italy. It plays out in the impressive Visarno Arena in the lush surrounds of Piazzale delle Cascine in Florence — one of the most beautiful cities in the country — across two sun baked days. There will be two stages and a 120,000 square metre arena to host some of dance music’s most iconic artists for another incredible celebration.
Acts Include: Paul Kalkbrenner, Amelie Lens, Ben Klock, Reinier Zonnerveld, Richie Hawtin, 999999999, Brina Knauss Giorgia Angiuli and more.