(Festival headliner Saturday)
The multiple Juno Award-winning and Grammy nominated artist, Joel Zimmerman, better known as Deadmau5, is one of the world’s most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Next to his international chart success with his platinum-certified singles “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff”, “Sofi Needs A Ladder”, and “I Remember”, he also has five critically acclaimed albums under his belt. He’s appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone, making him the first electronic artist to do so. Joel’s signature sound that pushes the boundaries of all things electronic is unparalleled, and will transcend you into another dimension during is set on our Main stage.
Effortlessly fusing house, bass, and techno, Alok has successfully pioneered an authentic new subgenre on his rise to Brazilian stardom. A true performer, spreading his infectious ‘Brazilian Bass’ sound to his ever-expanding international fanbase, Alok’s presence on our Main stage will open your mind to things you’ve never experienced before.
One of the Netherland’s rap sensations of the moment is a group of rappers from Rotterdam called Broederliefde. Consisting of five members– Mella, Jerr, Sjaf, Emms, and DJ Edson Ceaser –Broederliefde have been fast fomenting their own unique sound which has spread like wildfire across the Netherlands and beyond. Besides making music, football has played an important part in their lives, and the charisma between this group of friends will both inspire and amaze you at our Main stage.
Not many artists manage to stand out from the current mass of deep-house acts. The cologne DJ and Producer Charming Horses has managed exactly that in a short time. He put on strong melodic hooks since his debut “Follow” (the Moon) with Jona Bird and his production team.
Craig David presents TS5
On Saturday, one of the UK’s most successful male solo artists will step onto the Main stage. It’s incredible to consider what he’s achieved during his 10 year career; from Ivor Novello awards to sales of over 13 million records, 2 #1s, 14 Top 10 hits and sold-out shows across the world. The Southampton born singer is a truly exceptional individual who transcends the norm, consistently outdoes expectation and continues to push musical boundaries. From a UK garage pioneer to a multi-million seller, Craig David is so much more than your average artist.
Hannah Wants has validated herself as a world-renowned DJ with some serious credentials. Armed with an innate desire and passion to practice the art of DJing from a young age, Hannah has worked tirelessly over a decade to pursue her DJ dream. Throughout this journey, Wants has acquired a true competence behind the decks, and will light up the Main stage with her relentless fireworks.
Inspired by his upbringing, KSHMR reflects: “Dance music is unique from pop in that it allows you to use stranger melodies and chords. Indian music does the same and it’s incredibly exciting to me to find ways to bridge the two”. He made his way onto the scene with his first release ‘Megalodon. Come find him at the Main stage!
Wouter and Sjoerd Janssen – aka Showtek – are two brothers from Eindhoven that have been making music for over a decade. It was in 2012 when they exploded onto the global dance scene with the release of ‘Cannonball’. New productions got recognized and reached all corners of the planet, followed by the release of ‘Booyah’, which made it to the #5 spot in the UK singles chart resulting in their first worldwide major hit. At the Main stage, they’ll give you front row seats for the craziest ride of your life.
Crafted by an expression of computerized soul, Jordi van Achthoven and Micha Heyboer aka Tinlicker are the modern force in Dutch progressive house. On our Main stage, this unique combination that sings through every beat and every instrument will come together to give you the robot that will never stop: Tinlicker.
Fusing styles and mixing influences, W&W combine the uplifting, melodic elements of Trance with the raw intensity of Electro and progressiveness of House to create a sound that is uniquely their own. Infectious, rebellious and highly energetic, their list of productions is championed by many and are sure to pump up the crowd at the Main stage!
Their first songs came out in 2012, ‘Blood For Mercy’ exploded amid the trap epidemic and Barong Family was established as a record label. With a huge, loyal fan base crowding their gigs from Las Vegas to Tokyo – and at our beloved Main Stage – Yellow motherfucking Claw is one of the most electrifying shows you’ll come across.