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New Festival For UK

The UK has a new double festival this year, which combines dance music DJs with live bands. Will it lead to a large-scale ravers vs. rockers riot?

The UK has a new double music festival this year, which combines both live bands and DJs closely on the same bill.

Hi:Fi is the branchild of The Angel Music Group, who are responsible for dance festival Godskitchen Global Gathering, and will take place on Saturday 27 May and Sunday 28 May in both the north and south of England simultaneously.

Festival organiser James Algate said: "Hi:Fi is the festival for the iPod generation.

"The event will offer something for everyone musically by bridging the
gap between out and out
dance and live shows.
HiFi Festival


"We want to give our guests the opportunity to see their indie and dance heroes performing side by side for the first time."

Hi:Fi North

Hi:Fi North will take place at Matfen Estate near Newcastle on 27 May, and will feature dance heroes Sasha & Digweed, 2manyDJs, Pete Tong, Erick Morillo, Armin van Buuren, and Paul Oakenfold alongside indie acts Ian Brown, Editors, and Maximo Park.

Hi:Fi South

HiFi Festival
Hi:Fi South will take place over two days in the Matterley Bowl Estate near Winchester, the site of the legendary, but now defunct dance event Homelands.

This is the first time that a camping festival has taken place in the Matterley Bowl.

Sasha & Digweed, Erick Morillo, 2manyDJs and Paul Oakenfold will make the trek down from Newcastle to perform at Hi:Fi South on the Sunday.

Dance champ Mylo will also appear, as will Carl Cox, and Lemon Jelly, alongside Hard-Fi, Super Furry Animals, Go Team, and Subways.

Richard Archer from Hard-Fi said: "We're really looking forward to this one.

"Hi:Fi is going to be our first festival headline show.

"We're going to make a proper weekend of it, and we'll definitely be sticking around for Ian Brown on the Sunday – he's a true legend."

Hi:Fi North

Hi:Fi South
Saturday 27 May
Line-up

Live Stage

Hard-Fi
Super Furry Animals
The Go! Team
Mylo (DJ Set)

Godskitchen Arena

Armin Van Buuren
Ferry Corsten
Judge Jules
Marco V
Fergie
Matt Hardwick
Sander Van Doorn

Electric Arena

Pete Tong
Dave Clarke
Eric Prydz
Danny Howells
James Zabiela
Tiefschwarz
Nic Fanciulli
Mark Knight

Air Breaks Arena

Freestylers (Live)
Plump DJs
Scratch Perverts
Adam Freeland
Stanton Warriors
Ali B
Evil Nine
Soul of Man

Movement Arena

Roni Size
Pendulum (DJ Set)
Krust
Goldie
Andy C
Hype
Zinc
Friction
Fabio & Grooverider
Shy FX
Brian Gee

Hi:Fi South
Sunday 28th
Line-up

Live Stage

Ian Brown
Kosheen
The Subways
Brakes
Bees
Crazy P
Envelopes

Godskitchen Arena

Sasha
Paul Oakenfold
Carl Cox
John Digweed
Sander Kleinenberg
Nick Warren
Desyn Masiello
Paolo Mojo
Audio Bullys (Live)

Electric Arena

Erick Morillo
Steve Lawler
Shapeshifters
David Guetta
Sandy Rivera
MYNC Project
Jon Carter
Linus Loves

Radio Soulwax Presents

Nite Version (Live)
2 Many DJs
Layo & Bushwacka!
Erol Alkan
Glimmer Twins
Headman
King Roc

Polysexual & Slinky Arena

Lisa Lashes
Tidy Boys
Anne Savage
Rob Tissera
Edison Factor
BK
Lisa Pin Up
Hixxy & MC Storm
Paul Galzby
Ed Real


Saturday 27 May
Line-up

Live Stage

Ian Brown
Editors
The Subways
Dirty Pretty Things
Brakes
The Marshals
Evelops

Live Arena

Maximo Park
Forward Russia
Your Codename is: Milo
The Research
The Motorettes
You Say Party! We Say Die!
Sound Explosion
High Dials

Godskitchen Arena

Paul Oakenfold
Sasha
John Digweed
Armin Van Buuren
James Zabiela
Slam
Desyn Masiello
Riley & Durrant
Audio Bullys (Live)

Electric Arena

Erick Morillo
Pete Tong
Steve Lawler
Shapeshifters
David Guetta
MYNC Project
Linus Loves

Radio Soulwax Presents

Nite Version (Live)
2 Many DJs
Layo & Bushwacka!
Erol Alkan
Glimmer Twins
Headman
King Roc

For tickets and more info visit: www.hififestival.com