2nd March 2012
Michael Mayer, Andrew Weatherall, Optimo for Croatia's Electric Elephant
Ivan Smagghe, Justin Robertson, Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better) and many moreThe 5th Electric Elephant moves to The Garden Tisno this summer. Heading the DJ lineup is legendary electronic record label Kompakt. Co-owner Michael Mayer is joined by label mates Rebolledo & Shumi to open the festival. Starting with a 4 hour boat party on the legendary Argonaughty and followed by a 6 hour alfresco dance under the stars at the new outdoors Barbarellas nightclub.
There’s plenty more talent to savour. Andrew Weatherall, who needs no introduction, alongside Sean Johnston return with A Love From Outer Space - their eclectic mix of dub, proto-house, post-punk, Krautrock, disco, rock'n'roll and electronic oddities feature on both land and sea. More of the same comes from the Glasgow clubbing institution Optimo, with JD Twitch and JG Wilkes in attendance.
They are joined by two truly iconic figures from techno’s rich history, Justin Robertson and Ivan Smagghe, plus from the home of techno Detroit’s Marcellus Pittmann. There’s house and disco with Mike Simonetti of Italian’s Do It Better, French house maestro DJ Deep, Swag co-founder Chris Duckenfield plus Ewan Pearson and Loud – E.
London new kids on the block Feel My Bicep make their debut, and Electric Elephant regulars Lowlife return for a 5th year with Bill Brewster, Frank Broughton and Michael Cook. Kelvin Andrews and Balearic Mike bring the Balearic sounds of Down To The Sea & Back.
Manchester’s Electric Chair residents and Electric Elephant promoters The Unabombers hold it all together, alongside many more who offer a dizzying array of sounds, from blissed-out Balearica, sunshine Latin and soul, through to spaced-out disco and late night futuristic house & techno.
Electric Elephant and The Garden Festival will be holding a double whammy collaboration for July 2012. EE runs from 12th – 16th July, directly after The Garden Festival. Tickets can be bought individually but there’s a special price of £150 for both.
The new site has its very own village with 80 on-site apartments which can hold 300 people, as well as 30 Indian Shikar tents with electric fans and lighting, proper beds, mosquito nets, dressing room and porch area. There are also 120 pitches for people bringing their own tents, totalling 700 berths in total on site.
The Garden Tisno is set in a gently hilly area which overlooks the festival’s very own bay below, complete with sandy beach and crystal clear water.
Tisno - split between the mainland and the island of Murter, joined by a 20m rising bridge – is just a ten-minute walk away, is a town with a host of restaurants, cafes, apartments and small boutique hotels. Pristine national parks, secluded beaches and hundreds of islands are close by.
Tisno is situated pretty much right between Zadar and Split airports, with lots of flights from Europe to each.
Electric Elephant – Thurs 12th to Mon 16th July 2012 - The Garden Tisno, Petrica Glava