The 3rd phase of the lineup for Outbreak Festival has just been announced with Armand Van Helden heading up the new additions, and it has to be said that the weekend is looking altogether quite extraordinary. As the fastest growing dance music festival in Britain, Outbreak has excelled at booking world class DJs from across the musical spectrum since the inaugural weekend took place in 2012.
On the Saturday house, techno and drum & bass will be taking over Donington Park’s Raceway and surrounding fields, with stages being hosted by the likes of Cocoon’s Sven Väth and Friends, established Ibizan residents Tribal Sessions and Cuff as well as Innovation and Spaced. Outbreaks main stage will be headlined by Hot Creations spearhead Jamie Jones, also welcoming chart toppers Gorgon City, wAFF, Nic Fanciulli, Patrick Topping and Secondcity. Sven Väth will be joined on his own curated stage by label mates Christian Burkhardt, Daniel Stefanik and Sascha Dive as well as Martinez and minimal tech maestro Popof.
Darius Syrossian, Amine Edge & DANCE, Shadow Child, DJ EZ and Roger Sanchez will headline their stages, joined by the likes of Doorly, Santé, Sirus Hood, Sidney Charles, Josh Butler, Jozef K and Chris Lorenzo, with the remainder of the arenas welcoming DJs of the ilk of DJ Hype, De Sluwe Vos, Lauren Lo Sung, Becky Hill, Mampi Swift and many, many more.
As if this line up wasn’t offering enough, this is before we have even stretched into Sunday. On the second day of Outbreak Festival VIVa Warriors, Defected, Garage Nation, and onefifteen host arenas headlined by further world class dance music greats that include Steve Lawler, Apollonia, Wilkinson, Redlight, Oneman and some more unannounced names. Again there are over 50 DJs playing throughout the day, too many to name in one breath. The highlights of these compromise Circo Loco heroes Matthias Tanzmann, Davide Squillace, Cassy and Chicago legend Derrick Carter, not to mention Denney, Detlef, Subb-an, Katy B, Deetron, Nick Curly, Hector Couto, Artful Dodger, London Elektricity and Yousef. There really are too many to name.
Words by Josh Plews
Image courtesy of Outbreak Festival