▲∇▲THE PLAYGROUND FESTIVAL▲∇▲
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FRIDAY 7TH JUNE:
► LEFTFIELD- dj
► SQUAREPUSHER- (Full AV live show)
► BOOKA SHADE- LIVE
► JAMES ZABIELA
► MAXX BAER
THE PLAYGROUND FESTIVAL
This year’s Playground Festival brings together many of the godfathers/ innovators of house, techno and electro music alongside those making a significant rise on current underground scene to create a truly retrospective festival experience. Headliners LEFTFIELD, SQUAREPUSHER, DIGITALISM, KAVINSKY and BOOKA SHADE will be joined by a whole host of upcoming and respected talent as they all play under one roof at Brixton Academy on the 7th June.
Unparalleled in their status as one of the UK’s biggest electronic acts of all time, LEFTFIELD, join the Friday leg of the festival with a rare electronic dj performance. Their seminal debut album ‘Leftism’ went platinum within a number of months of its 1995 release and earned a Mercury Music prize nomination later that year. The album is looked upon as a classic is regularly mentioned in music polls including Q Magazine that placed it 8th in their list of ‘The Greatest Albums Of All Time’.
With support from contemporary experimental producer SQUAREPUSHER. This producer has redefined the spectacle of live performances. Using a giant screen, stage board and head-mask comprised of nothing but choreographed LEDs, Squarepusher’s live show now mirrors the incredible attention to detail he brings to his music, as well as highlighting the incredible technology it takes to be one of the world’s best producers.
Topping Friday’s bill will be the electronic duo DIGITALISM, making a very rare appearance at Brixton Academy. Known for their breakthrough single ‘Pogo’, Digitalism have been a huge driving force in underground electronic music and their critically acclaimed live show is all part of why we wanted them at the top of the bill.
We are also serving up German house duo BOOKA SHADE, who have been a staple of the world’s clubbing consciousness for more than a decade. Since the early 2000s, Booka Shade have been creating and pushing their sound through their self-conceived label Get Physical, resulting in four critically acclaimed albums with numerous singles and remixes to boot. After a 3 year absence, we welcome BOOKA SHADE back onto the UK live seen with open arms.
KAVINSKY will also be bringing his unique brand of 80s infused electro to the festival on the Friday night. After all the hype Kavinsky received from his contribution to the ‘Drive’ soundtrack, the producer finally released his debut album ‘Outrun’ this year. A retrospective look at what the producer has managed to achieve since his career began.
JAMES ZABIELA also takes the reigns on the Friday night and has been one of the UK’s most praised DJs over the last decade. As a longstanding resident to the Renaissance label, Zabiela’s mixes and DJ sets are regarded amongst the highest and have seen this DJ progress to one of the highest names on today’s underground electronic music scene.
With MOLO, DAKTYL and MAXX BAER opening the festival for us the event promises to kick start the summer off with a bang.
The Playground Festival 2013,
Brixton Academy, 211 Stockwell Road, SW9 9SL, London
Friday 7th June - http://www.theplaygroundfestival.com/
Super Earlybird £27.50
Last Remaining £45
Final Allocation £47.50
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The Playground Festival 2013, Brixton Academy, London
Friday 7th www.theplaygroundfestival.com