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 4500 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 // Booka Shade // James Zabiela // Kavinsky // DJ Hell // Model 500 – LIVE // X-Press 2 // Richard Dorfmeister [Kruder & Dorfmeister] // Boddika // Deadboy // Krystal Klear // Mickey Pearce // No Artificial Colours // Wildkats // Whyt Noyz // Severino // Dan Beaumont // Luke Unabomber //Luke Solomon
Saturday 8th June:
Gary Numan – FULL LIVE BAND // Derrick May // Kevin Saunderson // Pantha Du Prince // John Foxx & The Maths //Nathan Fake // Wolfgang Flur [Ex- Kraftwerk] // TOKiMONSTA //Lapalux // Luke Vibert // Fantastic Mr. Fox // OM Unit
Considered as one of electronic music’s most forward thinking artists, SQUAREPUSHER joins THE PLAYGROUND FESTIVAL this year!! Following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Ufabulum’ on Warp Records last year, Squarepusher’s AV show is an audiovisual barrage of brutal rythms and laser guided melodies wowing crowds worldwide from SONAR to L.A.’s HARDFEST and the Roundhouse in Camden recently.
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.
KAVINSKY will also be bringing his unique brand of 80s infused electro to the festival on the Friday night. After all the hype KAVINSKY received from his contribution to the ‘Drive’ soundtrack, the producer finally released his debut album ‘Outrun’ this year. A retrospective look at what the producer has managed to achieve since his career began.
The Playground Festival 2013, Brixton Academy, London
Friday 7th / Saturday 8th June – http://www.theplaygroundfestival.com