Some of the biggest names in electronic music will converge on Derry at the end of June for Celtronic 2012. Celtronic has been described as ‘Ireland’s answer to Sonar’ by DJ Magazine and is now firmly established as Ireland’s No. 1 electronic music festival.
This year will be the twelfth year of the acclaimed festival which will take place across Derry from Wednesday June 27, until Sunday July 1.
Among the international headline acts at Celtronic 2012 are Siberian born Nina Kraviz, whose talent for both making and playing the most sublime underground house music has seen her become one of the most in-demand artists of 2012.
Norwegian disco viking Todd Terje, who has produced some of the biggest tracks of the last couple of years, will make the trip from Oslo to Derry for the event while Dutch DJ, Steffi, resident DJ at the world’s best club, Berghain/Panorama Bar in Berlin and producer on labels such as Ostgut Ton and Clone, will bring the sound of Berlin to the northwest.
Arguably. the most talented DJ in the bass music scene, Oneman will bring his amazing dexterity and big box of dancefloor weapons to play at the opening night of this year’s festival alongside the increasingly prolific Space Dimension Controller from R&S Records.
Kuedo, dubstep pioneer (as Vex’d) and producer of one of the best albums of 2011 will make his Irish debut at Celtronic 2012. Live performances will come from the award winning comedy hip-hop duo, The Rubber Bandits, winner of this year’s Choice Music Prize for Best Irish Album, Jape and prodigious Irish producer Mmoths, who at the age of 18 has already shared a stage with Aphex Twin and counts Flying Lotus among his growing legion of fans.
A spokesperson for Celtronic said ‘This is just the tip of the iceberg for what we expect to be one of Celtronic’s most ambitious editions yet.’
As always, Celtronic 2012 will feature a selection of the finest Irish DJ’s and live acts with festival favourites and local DJ heroes and so much more still to be announced. An access all events ticket will cost £35 while nightly admission ranges from £6 - £13.
For more info, check the festival website: www.celtronicfestival.com, www.facebook.com/celtronicfestival or Twitter: @celtronic