springfestival has just announced another batch of names who will be illuminating and enriching this year’s festival in the stunning city of Graz. Featuring some of the finest names in the electronic spectrum, springfestival brings together a richly diverse range of talent including global stars alongside the cutting-edge names of the future, performing across a wide range of venues and urban spaces in a UNESCO World Heritage city.
There’s lots more scintillating live action to savour from springfestival. German digital hardcore outfit Atari Teenage Riot will be inciting the Graz crowds into fully-fledged abandon; they rub shoulders with nu-disco-house revivalists Hercules and Love Affair, the globe-trotting collective helmed by Andrew Butler who have electrified festivals and clubs. South-London’s Patrick Wolf utilises a wide variety of instruments in his music, most commonly the ukulele, piano and viola. Renown for combining electronic sampling with classical instruments, Wolf’s styles range from romantic folk to techno-pop. Kitsune’s Logo also play live, alongside neo-disco USA dudes French Horn Rebellion, who fuse dance-pop to electro-disco to incredible effect.
On the DJ side, Hamburg disco fiend Tensnake has had the nu-disco purists salivating since his seminal Coma Cat track took the world by storm; he has managed to marry the underground purity with a credible hookier edge, taking the music to the record boxes of key radio tastemakers such as Annie Mac and Pete Tong. Revered French DJ and producer Sebastian Leger also stars; the Mistakes Music label owner crafts house and electro and had remixed everyone from Danni Minogue to Eric Prydz.
There’s also a special Hospitality Records showcase from some of the label’s leading lights, including: London Elektricity (and Elsa Esmerelda), Logistics Nu:tone (and Natalie Williams), John B, Joe Syntax, Sigma, Stanza and Mc AD, SP:MC and Messy MC. This is the first time the famed drum and bass label has come to springfestival. The hugely anticipated 7th album from London Elektricity, Yikes!, drops at the end of April and expect some of this amazing new material to drop in Graz.
The city of Graz has just been awarded the coveted City of Design status, also from UNESCO, to go along with its World Heritage status. The city will benefit from the City of Design status, from the user interface of the city and the self-conception of the Grazers right through to the economy – such as tourism, trade and gas¬tronomy. Graz is very much a forward-thinking town, and this inspiring recognition will keep it evolving. And of course springfestival is incredibly proud to be a part of this process.
springfestival 2011 line-up so far…
Nôze Live , Caribou & Band Live , DELS Live , Egyptrixx Live , Frittenbude Live , Sizarr Live , Bodi Bill Live , Egotronic Live , The Koletzkis Live , Isolee Live , Apparat & Band Live , Crystal Fighters Live , Huoratron Live , Carte Blanche Live , Jungle Brothers Live , dOP Live , Patrick Wolf Live , Atari Teenage Riot Live , Hercules and Love Affair Live , Dorian Concept Live , Eskmo Live , Stevies Wonder Glasses (feat. The Horns) Live , Piemont Live , Walkner & Möstl Live , Neodisco Live , LOGO Live , Drums Of Death Live , Snuff Crew Live , Cole Black Live , Makossa & Megablast Live , Kenton Slash Demon Live , Yelle Live , Brandt Brauer Frick Live , French Horn Rebellion Live , Effi Live , Peter Kruder , Joe Hot Chip , Riva Starr , Aeroplane , Steve Bug , Jackmaster , L-vis 1990 , Wolfram , Tensnake , Oliver Koletzki , DJ Koze , Mumdance , Superflu , Michael Mayer , Seiji , Jesse Rose , Scott Hansen / Tycho , DJ Feadz , Dirty Doering , Martyn , London Electricity , Joyce Muniz , John B , Etepetete , Chris Chronsky , Johnny Honolulu , Trashtray , Physically Fit , DJ Krink , Simon Lebon , LeSale , Patrick Pulsinger , Felix Da Houserat , Rodney Hunter , Logisitcs , Joe Syntax , Nu:tone feat. Natalie Williams , Sigma , Stanza , MC AD , SP:MC , Messy MC , Capital Jay , Beware , Functionist , Jay Rome B2B Paul SG , RoBBe VS Mo’ Fyah , MiSsuki , Maestro Gape , Orjo , Simon/off , Kayoz , G.Kaiser , Sébastien Léger , J Rocc , Clara Moto , Pilocka Krach , Danny Faber , Friedrich Locke , Brunessy , Florian Scheibein , Thomas Grün , Maximilian Lindner , C90s , Homework , The Magician , 2HandsUp , DJ Nied , Spiller & Nano Crew , Portable , Pete van Weed , s_Poiler , Lexy , Crazy Sonic , Fauna DJ , The 2 Bears DJ , Strukt , Jason Theodor , Evan Roth , Robert Lindström , Jared Ficklin , MK12 , Brandon Dawes , Ash Nehru , Tali Krakowsky , Shot Shot Shot , OchoResotto , Formaldehyde , Rhythmus42 , Fruit Media , mox , Fritz Fitzke , Mindconsole , VJ Insequent , Lichterloh
The City of Graz, Austria
Graz is a stunning city in south-east Austria, awarded with the UNESCO World Heritage status in 1999 which was renewed in 2010, along with European Capital of Culture status in 2003. It features architectural wonders originating from the Germanic region, the Balkans and the Mediterranean, for which it served as a crossroads for centuries. Being situated in the cultural borderland between Central Europe, Italy and the Balkan States, Graz absorbed various influences from the neighbouring regions and thus received its exceptional townscape. Today the old town consists of over 1000 buildings, their age ranging from Gothic to Contemporary.
springfestival 2011 takes place from Wednesday 1st to Sunday 5th June 2011 in Graz, Austria.
For more information visit the springfestival website.