With just 10 days until Mint Festival takes over the stunning scenery of Lotheron Hall we take a look at 4 of their 7 arenas including System & Louche, Circular (Set One Twenty & Bigger Than Barry), Teknicolor & Distrikt and Blacklight.
Tickets are running low for next week's event and an advance sell out is highly expected. Buy nows to avoid disappointment.
System & Louche Arena
Following Louche's recent announcement, their return to Mint Festival – alongside System – will be one of the brands last events in the city. Italian techno stallion Marco Carola will be joined by Detroit star child Seth Troxler, Innervisions boss man Dixon, Enzo Siragusa and the System and Louche residents. After years of hosting terrace parties across the city at the likes of Mint Warehouse and Nation Of Shopkeepers, Mint festival 2013 will most likely mark the end of System and Louche's party pairing. Make sure you at least dip your foot into this arena come next Saturday.
This year, Set One Twenty team up with Bigger Than Barry (for their return to Leeds following the end of their weekly Tuesday parties at Mint Club) to bring the Circular Arena to Mint Festival. House is the order of the day with healthy helpings of bass as Eats Everything, George Fitzgerald, Dusky and Midland feature on the bill, with the addition of Deutsch pairing Detroit Swindle bringing their soul and jazz inspired sounds for a perfect warm up. Check out the Detroit Swindle Mint Festival podcast here and be sure to get your ears round Eats Everything's special Edits Everything Essential Mix from BBC Radio 1 below.
Arguably the biggest booking of the festival comes in the Blacklight arena, where the Leeds based techno night return to the festival with none other than The Wizard... Jeff Mills' contribution to electronic music is undeniable and the word legend comes at an understatement for the Detroit hero. Support comes from Blawan & Pariah aka Karenn, Marcel Dettmann, Surgeon, Skirt and more. In the mean time, check out our favourite Jeff Mills video of all time below, from the Jeff Mills Exhibitionist DVD.
Article by Alex Ogilvie
Images courtesy of Mint Festival