[Tobi Olásupo and Shelby Loasby]
Hatfield welcomes the biggest celebration of house and techno this summer with the Eastern Electrics Festival!
After selling out last year, the festival returns to the historic Hatfield House, Saturday 1st August 2015, for an energetic day of music, entertainment and memories that will last a lifetime.
With over 50 acts lined up, the festival is expecting to showcase the strongest and most varied plethora of artists it has ever seen since debuting in 2007.
Starting in the underground rave scenes of London, to becoming a fully fledged festival and being hosted at the prestigious houses of Hertfordshire – Knebworth and Hatfield – Eastern Electrics is one to watch this summer. It’s growing popularity and unique stamp on the festival season has resulted in an eighth stage being added to the bill, and the crowd capacity being extended to 12,000 people. (It may sound a lot but get your tickets soon!)
Revellers can also expect more spaces to chill out and laze in the sunshine, as well as more weird and wonderful things happening outside the music.
Now on to the all important line-up and stages. If you’re expecting the big names on the London club DJ circuit, you’re probably barking up the wrong tree. EE Festival loves to focus on the big European giants and American pioneers that bring justice to the house and techno sound.
Eastern Electrics Main Stage
The main stage will feature some of the biggest international names in the genre, including The Netherlands’ Joris Voorn, the king of tech house Matthias Tanzmann and EE favourite Cassy. Closing the night on the main stage will be true innovator and icon on the scene, Jamie Jones, who promises to deliver another unforgettable performance.
Full line-up: Cassy, Enzo Siragusa, Guti (live), Jamie Jones, Joris Voorn, Matthias Tanzmann, Nick Curly
Over in the VIP area, the Kubicle stage will be hosting the disco thrills with EE regular Matt Tolfrey, a special hip hop set from Miguel Campbell and appearances from Kubi’s Robert Outch, Andrew Baxter and Johnny Hunter. Kubicle will also feature the sounds from Itchy Rich and Colors LDN’s Remi Mazet.
Miguel Campbell | Resident Advisor
Full line-up: Andrew Baxter, Geddes B2B Matt Tolfrey, Itchy Rich, Johnny Hunter, Miguel Campbell (Hip Hop Set), Remi Mazet, Robert Outch
Star of EE Pub Stage
This stage is reserved for some of tech and house’s musical legends, including Matt Jam Lamont, the UK garage hero, the unforgettable Mike Skinner, and the king of UK clubland Jon Carter.
Star of EE Pub also welcomes Ibiza star, Ryan O Gorman, and passionate London based DJ Michael Bibi, who claims to ‘eat, breath, sleep and s**t this music.’