“You could mistake me as an older guy who is already past his best times,” says Chris Liebing, who is 50 in December. And he’s right: it would be easy to write the German off as another big room techno DJ who is simply going through the motions. But he is anything but. As well as constantly innovating in the DJ booth with a setup more befitting a teenage computer game obsessive, he’s also about to release the best album of his career, and it’s not one you would expect.
Cirque Magique has shared the full line-up for this year’s festival, taking place from 3rd to 5th August in Ledegem, Belgium.
The boutique festival, with it’s thorough circus theme complete with fire-breathers, acrobats and stilt walkers, will feature sets from Sven Väth, Miss Kitten, DVS1, Nicole Moudaber and Ben Sims b2b Truncate among many others on the Saturday
Sunday’s bill is looking equally excellent, featuring the likes of Monika Kruse, Mano Le Tough Roman Flügel, locked groove and more.
Pacha Ibiza has undergone a major refurbishment over the winter season. Below is the first peek inside the new look version of the venue that came No. 8 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs poll in 2017.
Pacha reopened following its remodelling last Friday (4th May), with an all-night-long set from Hot Since 82. A week of opening parties sees Sven Väth, Set Troxler, Dixon, Fatboy Slim and Solomun.
Sven Väth has announced an all-star line-up for Cocoon’s first Ibiza season at clubbing institution Pacha.
Nina Kraviz, Adam Beyer and Roman Flügel are just some of the names revealed on the impressive line-up which also includes Canadian big-hitter Richie Hawtin, German DJ/producer Solomun and rising talent Peggy Gou.
Sven Väth Presents Cocoon runs for 18 Wednesdays from 30th May to 3rd October at the newly-refurbished Pacha Ibiza.
The series will come to a end with a Grand Closing party featuring an as yet unannounced line-up.
Arcadia hits the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on May bank holiday weekend (Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May) weekend, as the world's most-celebrated pyrotechnic party mark 10 years of high-voltage, fire-breathing action.
Look, you don’t need us to tell you that a warm-up set is a special sort of skill that requires patience, an experienced ear and of course, some restraint. And while we have nothing but the utmost respect for such selectors, sometimes the occasion just calls for strictly peak-time flavours. Time Warp is one such obvious example. An event where even those kicking off are practically encouraged to go hard from the get-go, it’s a sensory feast like few others — and one where only the biggest tracks are suitable.
Tiësto has called Sven Väth the first DJ that inspired him in a new interview with In The Mix. The trance producer and DJ also stated that more recently, he’s been inspired by everyone from Martin Garrix to Madeon. Speaking ahead of a show Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, Tiësto also explained he doesn’t party as much as he used to but “I still go pretty hard on the weekends”.
Cocoon will start a new residency at Pacha in summer 2018 after an 18-year spell at Amnesia.
Sven Väth's legendary weekly party will be moving from its slot on Monday nights in Amnesia to the equally iconic Pacha. The statement was made by the DJ today over social media.
"Ibiza will never stop changing and nor will Cocoon," he said via Facebook. This is metamorphosis multiplied by two and I am so excited about this collision of visions. Lets turn this page and get on the dancefloor."
Arcadia has confirmed details for its 10th Anniversary plans which we first reported on in November, namely a London weekender at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with Sven Vath, Leftfield, Boys Noize, Groove Armada, and Eats Everything all on the bill for the first day alone, Saturday 5th May 2018.