Celtronic line up announced

Phil Kieran.
Phil Kieran.

The full lineup for Celtronic 2011, Ireland’s leading electronic music festival has been announced.

The eleventh annual local celebration of dance music will take place at several venues across Derry between Wednesday June 29 to Sunday July 3.

It begins a spectacular opening party at Sandinos Bar, Water St. Legendary Swedish techno DJ/Producer Jesper Dahlback arrives all the way from Stockholm to play alongside deepdubdiscohousetechno DJ and Aus Music’s, Will Saul. Ireland’s leading electronic music export Phil Kieran will also perform his brand new live show at the party.

Legendary record label, R&S Records which made its name releasing records by Aphex Twin, Joey Beltram and Derrick May will host a night at the festival on Thursday June 30th at Masons, Magazine St. Three of the label’s hottest acts will be in town for the event: Space Dimension, Ace Controller, Blawan and Pariah.

On Friday July 1 Celtronic will make hold it’s first event at the award winning architectural wonder that is An Culturlann, Great James Street, and features the talents of German electronic maestro ULRICH SCHNAUSS alongside local acts, Arkeye,

Celtronic 2011 debuts at award winning architectural wonder, An Culturlann, Great James St German electronic maestro Ulrich Schnauss alongside local acts, Arkeye,

Later that evening at The Nerve Centre, Magazine St, Detroit techno legend Carl Craig will bring his 20 Years of Planet E tour to Derry for an Irish festival exclusive. The Grammy-nominated composer Craig has been one of the most influential figures in electronic music for the last 20 years.

The lineup also features Pstcatron, Deep Fried Funk DJs, Lowendisko DJs, Distinctive DJs and Isodisco DJs.

Following several free events on the afternoon of Saturday July 2, Celtronic 2011 moves to St Columb’s Hall on Orchard St for an evening of top quality electronicia with leftfield artist Luke Vibert.

Alongside him are artists of the calibre such as Aphex Twin and Squarepusher, Luke Vibert helped to redefine the rules of electronic music in the 1990s.

His releases under his own name and as Wagon Christ, Kerrier District and Plug are among some of the most groundbreaking releases of the last 20 years.

Support comes from Planet Mu artist, Boxcutter, The Crimson Underground, Ryan Vail plus more.

Festival favourite Ton Middleton of Global Communication will return to close the festival alongside Belgian disco/electro maestro, former Aeroplane member The Magician and of course not forgetting, local heroes Jean Luc and Dollface from La Musique.

An access all events ticket will cost £33 while nightly admission ranges from £6 - £13. Tickets are on sale now at The Nerve Centre Box Office and online at wegottickets.com. For more info, check the festival website, www.celtronicfestival.com.