Barely a month has passed since Terminal V’s gargantuan Halloween takeover of Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre, but the outfit has now returned with news of its next massive date in the calendar. The indoor festival on the last weekend in October was one of the biggest house and techno events ever held in Scotland. Now Terminal V look set to eclipse it at Easter.
After his show-stealing appearance at Halloween, techno luminary Richie Hawtin warrants a return invite. Sure to get electronic music fans north of the border salivating at the prospect, Hawtin leads the line-up.
Joining him is another colossal star of the scene in Nina Kraviz. The Siberian label owner is set to make her Terminal V debut at the event. Aside nurturing exciting talent on her imprint or trolling haters online, Ms. Kraviz guarantees explosive and daring performances in the booth.
The next A-lister is beaming live act, KiNK. Dubbed the happiest man in techno on account of his perma-smile and energetic routine, KiNK is the antidote to conformity and mundaniety. Having recently launched his new label, Sofia, he is sure to come armed with brand new material - all performed live, off-the-cuff and with lots of improv.
As if that wasn’t enough, one of the original members of Underground Resistance and true techno royalty, Robert Hood, will be present as part of his father-daughter gospel project, Floorplan. Along with Lyric, the intergenerational tag team make a formidable hybrid set that fuses elements of DJing and singing.
Other names already confirmed, include larger-than-life Edible boss Eats Everything, outlier Bonobo, leftfield-leaning I Hate Models and rising talent Rebúke. That’s plenty to whet your appetite, but in case your favourite is still missing, another two dozen names are going to added before Xmas!
In total, there will be 30 artists, dispersed across 5 arenas of music, with the event on Saturday 11th April being attended by 20,000 ravers.
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