Announced today, and joining veteran Scottish psych-rockers Primal Scream, folk-pop troubadour and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Donovan, and reggae legend Chronixx (alongside his Zincfence Redemption Band) on the main stage, are Berlin electronic duo Booka Shade, Swedish indie pop band Miike Snow, German electronic music duo Digitalism, Stockport’s own Fairey Brass Band, and Essex folk artist Beans on Toast.
Joining guitarist and singer Louis Berry and electro-pop duo Cash and David at The Maison D’Etre, the stage known for hosting hotly tipped musical talent in an intimate setting, include enigmatic London band Haelos, BBC introducing favourite Zibra, singer and multi-instrumentalist Rationale, dance-pop outfit NIMMO, York electro six-piece Grinny Grandad, Liverpool rock band The Vyrll Society and Brighton’s Yonaka – who recently signed to Phil Taggart’s Hometown Records.
Joining headliner and LA-based dubstep superstar Jauz and living ragga legend General Levy at Beat-Herder’s very own 60ft x 60ft rave Fortress – complete with its own lasers, ramparts and fire breathing turrets, are ground-breaking and Breakspoll award-winning DJ Lady Waks, breakbeat producer Krafty Kuts, DJ’s Deekline, Jon Rundell and Mr C, Megadog veteran and techno stalwart DJ Templehead, producer duo Hybrid Theory and house and techno outfit Solardo.
Beat-Herder friend and regular Mr Scruff will be lighting up the woods at the Toil Trees stage, alongside DJ, producer and tastemaker Chris Coco. They join an already impressive line up of house and techno talent, including Riton, Dirtybird co-founder Justin Martin, Andhim, Defected stalwart Sonny Fodera and a special Doorly & Friends takeover, featuring fellow Dirtybird head honcho Claude VonStroke, Derrick Carter, Will Tramp and many more.
Head past the fairground and you’ll find the intimate genre-bending lounge space Trash Manor, where funk meets punk, hip-hop hangs with house, and anything goes! Announced today, and bringing the disco on Friday night, is Chimpo, of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s LEVELZ, whilst King of the 80’s electro scene Greg Wilson will play out the encore on Sunday.
Live at sacred dance site The Ring will be UK DMC Champ JFB, electro-swing producer Jamie Berry, hip-hop group Credit to the Nation and house DJ Sacha Schwarz. Apexape will be mixing house & bass, and Scotland’s Shaka Loves You are expected to pile on the funk.
Rounding up the new announcements, at The Working Men’s Club the deliciously fun Lancashire Hotpots are back for 2016.
LADY WAKS | KRAFTY KUTS | MR C | CHIMPO | CHRIS COCO DEEKLINE | JON RUNDELL | HYBRID THEORY | SOLARDO | JFB APEXAPE | HAELOS | LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS
FAIREY BRASS BAND | GEORGIA | ZIBRA | NIMMO | THE VYRLL SOCIETY
THE AMAZONS | YONAKA | FRONTEERS | TOM WALKER | RATIONALE
BEANS ON TOAST | MEADOWLARK | GRINNY GRANDAD
JAMIE BERRY | CREDIT TO THE NATION | WBBL | SACHA SCHWARZ
DEXTRIC | SHAKA LOVES YOU
CHRONIXX & ZINCFENCE REDEMPTION | DONOVAN ANDHIM | CLAUDE VONSTROKE | DERRICK CARTER CLEAN CUT KID | DUB PISTOLS
GENERAL LEVY | DOORLY
EASY STAR ALL STARS | GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB
FORMAT: B | KIKO BUN | A.SKILLZ | DELTA HEAVY | UTAH SAINTS JAUZ | JESS ROSE | JUSTIN MARTIN
MARSHALL JEFFERSON | RITON | SONNY FODERA
And many, many more
Full line up A-Z below.
List of artists A-Z:
Beans on Toast
Cash + David
Chimpo (from Levelz)
Clean Cut Kid
Credit To The Nation
Dr Alex Patterson (The Orb)
Easy Star All Stars
Ed Stones & The BD3
Eddie Earthquake & The Tremors
Fairey Brass Band
Gentleman’s Dub Club
J-Bear and the Giants
Pete Foxton’s Soul Train
Shaka Loves You
The Vyrll Society