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Eastern Electrics Festival 2016 have revealed Fifty names and eight stages for this summer, the event takes place on 6th August at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire.  For the third year running, idyllic Hatfield House will be transformed into a playground for big kids, soundtracked by the hottest names from the worlds of house, techno, garage, bass and disco, plus quite a bit in-between.

Main stage is headed up by long-standing EE family member Seth Troxler (remember this video?) who’ll be bringing his classic deep cuts to ravers with a killer headline set. Delicious duo The Martinez Brothers also join, alongside Eats Everything,  Hot Since 82, Richy Ahmed and find Do Not Sleep’s Darius Syrossian spinning on the main stage.  His Do Not Sleep will have stage of their own with favourites including Nick Curly, Matthias Tanzmann and Huxley, plus Bones and Kydus.

Everybody’s favourite Croydon boy Oliver Jones aka Skream returns to the Big Top stage for the second year with his Skreamizm crew. All day they’ll mix old-skool to nu-skool sounds from the electronic realms with murky techno explorations with Boddika and Artwork’s 90’s ‘Grain’ alias. The legendary Derrick Carter joins Skream and the gang, expect a bag full of vinyl classics from the Chicago icon. EE regulars Waifs and Strays also bring their seamless selections to Big Top, as well as the man himself.

Eastern Electrics are chuffed to announce Groove Armada as hosts of the Switchyard, who bring with them an all-star cast of selectors including bumping house duo Waze and OdysseyKölsch and Breach. Expect hi-energy, feel-good sets all round, plus Cynic Music’s Felix Dickinson and classic-revivalist Robert James. Viva Warriors will be flexing their muscles at this years instalment, set for a not-to-miss takeover with the Warrior family including Steve Lawler, CassywAFFDenney, Detlef and Ceri set to get deep with the EE crew.

Black Butter Records, will bring the bassier flavours to the EE wonderland. DnB master Shy FXOneman, and leading lady Monki will all represent with an extended host of yet more solid talent, with Mele, Bodhi, NVOY and newcomers Syv.

Only a 20 minute train journey from Kings Cross, Eastern Electrics is held in the stunning grounds of Hatfield House, Hertfordshire. With such a short joinery time, Eastern Electrics is accessible from all major UK cities, and with price tags for the whole day starting from just £39.50, EE2016 is not one that could, or should be missed. In the coming months Eastern Electrics Festival will also reveal the line-ups for two after-parties, one taking place locally in Hatfield, and one in London. Details to follow.

Last few £34.95 tickets remaining! To join the biggest celebration of house and techno in the UK festival calendar, head to www.easternelectrics.com

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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