GDD™ European Festival Guide

Friday 5th – Sunday 7th August 2011
Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Malvern Hills, Herefordshire, UK
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Big Chill started as a set of parties thrown in Islington’s famed Union Chapel in the early 90s. Since then, it’s moved to bigger pastures, and in 1995 it became the UK’s go-to festival for ambient and chilled out dance music. This year, the festival appears to be widening it’s audience; still offering a chilled vibe, but opening the festival up to a greater range of musical genre. The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West and incredible Mexican guitar duo: Rodrigo y Gabriela, are set to headline the festival across 3 days, and they’ll be joined by a highly versatile lineup of EDM artists, world musicians and comics, it’s set to be an awesome weekend.

EDM lineup includes:
Friday: Chemical Brothers • Empire Of The Sun • Plastician • Hercules & Love Affair • Fenech Soler • Flying Lotus (live) • xxxy • Scuba • Global Communication (dj set) • Luke Vibert • Jimmy Edgar • Digital Mystikz • Stinkahbell • DJ Food  • Tom Middleton • James Blake + More TBA

Saturday: 2ManyDJs • Metronomy • The Bullitts + Jay Electronica + Lucy Liu • Crystal Fighters • Calvin Harris • Example • Katy B • Buraka Som Sistema • Lil Silva • Gentleman’s Dub Club • Submotion Orchestra • Spoek Mathambo • Kissy Sell Out Symphony of Light • Jaymo & Andy George + More TBA

Sunday: Norman Jay • Quantic & His Combo Barbaro • Jamie Woon • Four Tet • Jamie XX • Mr. Scruff • Dirtyphonics • Fantastic Mr. Fox • Annie Nightingale  • Julio Bashmore • Engine-Earz Experiment • Chris Cunningham (Live AV Set) • Redlight • True Tiger + More TBA

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19 Responses to GDD™ European Festival Guide

  1. DaveO says:

    thanks for this, I had to miss the Chemical Brothers at Coachella and hope to make up for it this summer while vacationing in Europe. I’m thinking Wireless Fest?

  2. Sam Hiller says:

    Haha nice article photo guys 😉

  3. Charlene P says:

    You guys forgot about Glastonbury Festival in the UK!! It’s an amazing production, think Coachella on crack.

  4. We’re dj’ing at Outlook again this year! It’s the absolute dog’s bollocks.

  5. Josh says:

    what about tomorrowland??

  6. SweetFA says:

    Josh, I completely forgot about Tomorrowland, cheers for the heads up

  7. SweetFA says:

    So I’ve been hearing from Dash. That’s awesome, kill it lads

  8. Mathias says:

    You forgot about Pukkelpop in Belgium. First names came online today 😉

  9. Don’t forget about the Urban Art Forms and the Beatpatrol in Austria

  10. C-Mo says:

    U got the Hideout festival but check out Zrce on the island of Pag in Croatia… cant go wrong

  11. Martin Theo says:

    I made many European festivals and a road trip through Europe in 2009 took me in Hungary and to Sziget festival.

    It was amazing! The festival is in the heart of Budapest on an island on the middle of river Danube, creating a special atmosphere with the unique mixture of party, city and nature.

    It is the longest festival, 7 days of music, cultural programs and exhibitions. But it is also the largest with 400,000 persons from everywhere in the world and the most diverse line up, you will find what you like in every hour of the day on one of the 30 stages of the Island.

    You add a huge Party Arena and some parties places with several DJs 24h/7, cheap drinks and food.

    I finished this experience in one of the bath of the city on Monday afternoon after few days without sleeping.

    A week of madness, i didn’t believe what I was living!

    Live it, you will enjoy it!

    If you want to have an idea, watch that!

  12. Cheers for the heads up, it’s now been added :)

  13. I’ll check it out. Good looking out

  14. Thanks for sharing – Sziget sounds awesome. Keep those festival tales coming!

  15. CaliToMunich says:

    I would hate for this to get out since it’s so clutch but you never mentioned Kazantip. It’s in Popovka, Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine. Here’s a website to it:

    Here’s a documentary [NSFW] by VBS on it

  16. CaliToMunich says:

    Also, Rock im Park and Rock am Ring. Not really Electric type music but Deadmau5 will be there on June 3

  17. Emilio says:

    Small mistake for Pukkelpop:
    “EDM Lineup includes:”
    It’s Thursday, Friday and Saturday

    But thx for sharing!

  18. Max says:

    Distortion in Copenhagen is also really great! It’s too late now but prehaps for next year!

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