‘Baron of Techno’ Dave Clarke, eccentric electro DJ Kissy Sell Out, break beat icon Elite Force and the internationally acclaimed Justin Robertson top the bill at the Wickerman Festival’s Bass Camp dance village this year. Featuring the renowned Em-It and Skiddle tents and the Vinyl Frontier outdoor stage, dance fans can party until 5am each morning to an electrifying mix of progressive house, techno, electro and rave beats.
The Skiddle Tent is set to delight house fans on Friday 26th July as legendary UK night ‘Bitch’ is presented. The line-up will welcome top names such as Kissy Sell Out, a hugely influential DJ in the global electro scene and Kryder with a fresh and cutting edge sound. Joining them will be Capital FM DJ Andi Durrant, international club sensation D.O.D and Digital DJ Felix Leiter. Gatecrasher resident Nick Coulson will also join the line-up and play b2b with Junior J, who has performed alongside some of dance’s biggest acts including Afrojack, Eddie Halliwell and Fatboy Slim. The Skiddle Tent will also welcome Aitchie of Digital Love, progressive house DJ Dave Tunstall, Duology, The Filth Wizard, Joe Phuture & Breadman of Beats of Rage and local lad Lee Clark from Funktion. The Saturday line up for Skiddle will be announced over forthcoming weeks.
On Friday in the Em-It Tent, Elite Force will reunite the warring factions of electro house, techno and break beat to create a vibrant mix of boundary pushing dance music. Joining him will be globetrotting South West Londoner Mark Pember, AKA Meat Katie, who has played alongside an eclectic group of DJ’s from Digitalism and Justice to James Zabiela and Carl Cox. Other acts on the line-up include cutting edge house and electro DJ Simon Jackson, co-owner and resident of London club night Lowdown & Dirty, Resistance and South African born DJ/producer Ash Howell who will mesmerise crowds with his intricate mixes and bass fuelled double drops. Also taking to the decks will be Tech-Funk DJ, Mark McIver and Louise ‘Fifties’ O’Donnell, who will be playing bass heavy grime and party funk vinyl.
On Saturday 27th the Em-It Tent will welcome techno lord Dave Clarke whose digital DJing is set to have the crowds gripped. Also showcasing his skills will be internationally acclaimed DJ Justin Robertson and Ministry of Sound resident Rebecca Vasmant who will bring her love of both electronic and live music to the decks. Electronic dance DJ Ray McKinney, Edinburgh’s Carsin Therain and Dumfries artists Stav and Struan will also take to the stage.
Headphone Disco will also be returning this year to keep people raving quietly on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the Headphone Arena, nestled alongside Bass Camp.
Helen Chalmers, Wickerman’s Festival Coordinator commented, “Bass Camp 2013 will bring a fantastic mix of DJ’s to Wickerman and we are looking forward to announcing additional acts in the forthcoming weeks. Festival goers can enjoy a wide range of up and coming music genres along with some classic names such as Dave Clarke and Kissy Sell Out who have been in the game for years.”