Croatia’s Electric Elephant festival – Preview

Simon Blish

7-11 July 2016
Tisno, Croatia
Early Bird Tickets from £90

Electric Elephant announces the second wave of artists confirmed for 2016, including Âme (DJ), Craig Charles, James Holroyd, The Revenge and Waze & Odyssey. The new acts revealed today join an already impressive selection of electronic artists bound for the sunkissed Croatian festival, including Andrew Weatherall, Bicep, Boo Williams, Kerri Chandler, Mister Saturday Night, Steffi, Todd Terry and Psychemagik. For five days, the picturesque Garden Tisno site is taken over by many of the the leading names in House, Disco and Electronica, playing across three stages, daily boat parties and the magnificent open-air club Barbarella’s.

As pioneering deep house project Âme and co-founders of the ever-reliable Innervisions label, German production duo Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann have been turning out influential music for over a decade. Kristian Beyer takes control of deck duty at Electric Elephant 2016, in what is sure to be a festival highlight!

Waze & Odyssey have become one of the most talked about acts on the scene in recent years, following a string of critically acclaimed singles for the likes of Wolf Music, Disco Bloodbath and Throne of Blood. The duo’s remixes for the likes of Disclosure and T.E.E.D, not to mention that unforgettable R. Kelly ‘Bump N’ Grind’ remix, have seen them grow a loyal league of fans, with tracks like ‘On the Downlow’ being played and charted by artists from Annie Mac to Skream.

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Graeme Clark, a.k.a. The Revenge, also joins the bill. Master of the re-edit and purveyor of finely-crafted disco cuts, the Glasgow producer’s impressive back catalogue, with releases across Delusions of Grandeur, Z Records, Needwant, his own Roar Groove and the now defunct Instruments of Rapture, has made its way into many a discerning DJ’s record bag.

Craig Charles will make his debut appearance at Electric Elephant in 2016. The Red Dwarf star’s long-running radio show on BBC 6 Music, The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, sees him take listeners on a weekly journey through the finest array of funk and soul music, as well as interviewing the likes of Earth Wind & Fire, Nile Rodgers, George Clinton, Carleen Anderson and even the godfather of soul himself, James Brown. As a DJ, his selection skills are second to none, with a record bag packed full to the brim of good-time vibes to expertly soundtrack a summer’s day in Tisno.

Next up, a true DJ’s DJ, is James Holroyd, known fondly to many as Boggy. Long-time resident at revered club nights Bugged Out! and Back to Basics, and a dedicated crate digger, Holroyd’s tastes span wide across the spectrum of funk, house, disco and hip hop. A proven master of the warm up, having stepped up as the Chemical Brothers tour DJ on several occasions, we can wait to hear what he has in store for Electric Elephant!

Also announced today for Electric Elephant’s Adriatic adventure are City Fly, Jacques Adda, AMP & DECK , Gatto Fritto, Guy Williams and Sophie Lloyd.

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With acts including Andrew Weatherall, Auntie Flo, Bicep, Boo Williams, Greg Wilson, HVOB (live), Jane Fitz, Kerri Chandler, Laura Jones, Margaret Dygas, Mister Saturday Night, Steffi, Psychemagik and Todd Terry already confirmed, along with festival favourites like ALFOS with Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston, Low Life with Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton, Unabombers, Justin Robertson and Optimo, plus lots more still to be announced, it’s shaping up to be one of the biggest line-ups to date.

Set in a magnificent natural amphitheatre with gently rolling hills leading down to a private bay, a shimmering sandy beach and crystal clear waters, Electric Elephant offers the perfect fusion of holiday and festival. With three stages, daily boat parties and the breath-taking Barbarella’s Discotheque, the festival offers a sublimely diverse range of sounds across the electronic spectrum. Boutique accommodation, luxury Shikar tents, apartments and villas are available on site, with the coastal village of Tisno offering further options and a host of restaurants and cafes, all within easy reach of the festival.

A limited number of early bird tickets are now available, priced at £90.

Electric Elephant 2016 Line-up

First tier

Âme (DJ) / Andrew Weatherall / Auntie Flo / Bicep / Boo Williams / Christian Loffler / Craig Charles / Greg Wilson / HVOB (live) / Jacques Renault / James Holroyd / Jane Fitz / Justin Robertson / Kerri Chandler / Krysko / Laura Jones / Low Life: Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton / Margaret Dygas / Maribou State / Mister Saturday Night / Nick Hoppner / Nightmares On Wax / Optimo / Pedestrian / Psychemagik / Ralph Lawson / Sean Johnston / Secretsundaze / Steffi / The Revenge / Tristan Da Cunha / Todd Terry / Unabombers / Virginia / Voyeur / Waze & Odyssey / Will Saul / Youandewan

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Second tier

AMP & DECK / Blackhall & Bookless / Bobby Pleasure / Brothers of Jah / Cadillac Soundsystem / Chris Duckenfield / Chris Massey / City Fly / Dan Jordan / Disco Deviance: Dicky Trisco & Pete Herbert / Down To The Sea and Back: Balearic Mike & Kelvin Andrews / eLDOKO / Gatto Fritto / Guy Williams / Hamish Cole / Hugh Bailey / Jacques Adda / Jamie Bull / Jonny Tawn / Krywald & Farrer / Lemmy Ashton / Madeira Verde / Real Nice / Sophie Lloyd / The Hat / Winston, Pipes & The FMG / Will Tramp!




Early Bird £90.00
Tier 1 £100.00
Tier 2 £110.00

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