Back once again for 2013 will be London party-starters The Playground with their annual two-day festival, taking place in the capital from the 7th-8th June. This year, the festival will be held at the incredible 4000 capacity Brixton Academy, bringing in over 8000 people across the weekend and hosting some of the biggest names in electronic music that has ever been.
Friday 7th June
Digitalism – LIVE
UNKLE – James Lavelle
Model 500 – LIVE
Richard Dorfmeister [Kruder & Dorfmeister] X-Press 2
No Artificial Colours
Dan Beaumont Luke Unabomber Luke Solomon
Saturday 8th June
Gary Numan – FULL LIVE BAND Derrick May
Pantha Du Prince
John Foxx & The Maths Wolfgang Flur [Ex- Kraftwerk] Nathan Fake
Fantastic Mr. Fox
As headliner of the Saturday line-up, GARY NUMAN is a man that needs little introduction. Since his groundbreaking work and named as one of the figureheads of the electronic movement in the late 70s and early 80s, Gary Numan has been a pioneer of forward-thinking electronic music and a living legend to the UK’s musical history. Since the release of his breakthrough track ‘Cars’ in 1979, Numan has gone on to have a glittering career that still holds strong today. With every passing year, Gary Numan has kept true to himself by breaking barriers and creating diverse and interesting electronic music that wins him new fans every day.
Joining Gary on the Saturday will be two of the founding fathers of the Detroit house scene, DERRICK MAY and KEVIN SAUNDERSON who together reinvented the house sound in the 80s and have gone on to be two of the most respected tastemakers on the scene today.
Topping Friday’s bill will be the electronic duo DIGITALISM, making a very rare live performance at Brixton Academy. Known for their breakthrough single ‘Pogo’, Digitalism have been a huge driving force in underground electronic music and their critically acclaimed live show is all part of why we wanted them at the top of the bill.
Since the release of their debut album ‘Idealism’ and subsequent commercial success from lead single ‘Pogo in 2007, DIGITALISM have grown become one of the world’s most acclaimed electronic acts. The German duo have gone on to tour the world and all the while perfecting their emphatic live show with an impressive array of lights and visuals to boot. The release of their follow-up ‘I Love You Dude’ has brought attention flying back to DIGITALISM as they continue to experiment and impress on a world stage.