Horizon Festival has released a second batch of names for its 2017 lineup, with Floating Points leading the way in additions which also include Mala and Romare. The newly announced artists join the likes of Motor City Drum Ensemble and AJ Tracey on the bill.
Horizon Festival will move to its new home situated in Arinsal, Andorra in 2017, taking to the Pyrenees slopes from 26th March to 2nd April.
Confirmed as the festival’s headliner, Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points possesses a craft with a scientific level of precision. Whether it be rendering his studio creations with the backing of a full live band, or navigating dance floors on a journey through the world of jazz, soul and Latin America, Floating Points displays a dynamism which met by every one of his piano chords or record choices.
Also joining the bill is Romare. Fresh off the back of his second album release Love Songs Part II, The Ninja Tune multi instrumentalist and producer has built up a hearty reputation for an ability to beckon jazz influences over to the dance floor, paring them them up with party ready disco and tying both together with infectious levels of groove. Another addition set to light up Horizon is Dan Shake who returns for his second year running.
Dubstep pioneer Mala, Riot Jazz, Om Unit and Hybrid Minds also join the Horizon Festival 2017 lineup.
New lineup additions
Floating Points, Mala, Riot Jazz, Dan Shake, Om Unit ,Hybrid Minds, Romare, Wayward, Nick Nikolov, Visionobi, Joe Raygun, Jamie Rodigan, Nanci Correia, Etch, DB, FRNCH, Rodri Pan, toa, Bulu.
Words by Elliot Ryder
Photosc courtesy of Windish Agency