Sensation (Sensation White)

   What up people?! Back in this bit*h to present this bit*hing sensation! I mean, Sensation White... What more would you want?! Well, gimme some color matching  illegal substance and I'm good (lame joke is lame)!
   Anyway, Sensation (formerly known as Sensation White) is an indoor music event originated in Netherlands in 2000. The first event took place in Amsterdam ArenA. later it was spited in two separate events know as Sensation White and Sensation Black.
   Sensation White was originally  trance event, but throughout years became house event. "Be Part Of The Night - Dress in White" is their slogan, and also a reminder to all attenders that white outfit is a must! 
  These are some of the DJs that have appeared at Sensation: Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Swedish House Mafia, André Tanneberger, Darren Emerson (one of the Underworld members), David Guetta, Erick E, Erick Morillo, Ferry Corsten, Marco V, Paul van Dyk, Johan Gielen, Sander Kleinenberg, Steve Angello, Fedde Le Grand, Sebastian Ingrosso, Sander van Doorn, Mason, Felix Da Housecat, Laidback Luke , Tocadisco and Rank 1. 

As always, additional info can be found here.


Electric Daisy Carnival 2012

   Hello people of the internet!  I'm back to present you the Electric Daisy Carnival. Its the annual electronic music event held in Southern California from 1997 to 2010, and then moved to Las Vegas (in 2011.). In recent years, satellite events have been held in Orlando, Dallas, Puerto Rico and Colorado.
   At first, it was a one day event, then in 2009. it was expanded into two days bringing 130.000 people!!! The Las Vegas event lasted 3 days in 2011. and had around 65-80.000 people per day!
   The first Electric Daisy Carnival was held in 1997 at the Shrine Expo Hall. In 2009. the festival is brought to Puerto Rico. In 2010 the event expanded to include Dallas, Texas, and in 2011, an event in Orlando, Florida was added.
   The festival itself usually has multiple stages, full of a variety of electronic dance music, talented performance artists and visual delights.

As always, you can find more relevant info here.


Wireless Festival 2012

   Where are my festival lovers? I know, i know... Long time no posts... There were some snowstorms here, then I got lazy... But no excuses, I'm sorry...
   Anyway I wanna present you the Wireless Festival. Its the music festival held in  Hyde Park, London. Originally sponsored by  O2, it was called the  O2 Wireless Festival (from 2005. to 2008.), but then, their main sponsor became Barclaycard, hence Barclaycard Wireless Festival. The first festival took place in summer 2005. It was a 4 day madness with headliners like New Order, Moby, Hard-Fi, Basement Jaxx, Keane, Kasabian... In 2006, the festival played in both Hyde Park and Harewood House. Do I have to say The Strokes, David Gray, Massive Attack, James Blunt and Depeche Mode? Do I really? The ´07. and ´08. were also great according to my secret sources (smiley goes here).
   The 2009 festival was sponsored by Barclaycard and was cut from four to two days in Hyde Park. This is where decrees in popularity began. Anyway, ´10. ´11. were better with adding one more day to festival.
   As far as Wireless Festival 2012 is concerned,  it will be held from July 6th to July 8th. Confirmed to play are Drake, Example, Wiz Khalifa, Professor Green, Rihanna, Jessie J, Calvin Harris, Labrinth, J. Cole, Rizzle Kicks, Kaskade, Flux Pavilion.

You can find more info here.


V Festival 2012

   Hey there festival lovers! I know what you thinking. V Festival? More like sausage fest! Well probably that's not what you are thinking... I don't know why i wrote that... Anyway, I wanna present you this fine festival. Actually its now that fine, but Ill get to it.
   V Festival is annual two-day outdoor festival held in England. Artists perform on two sites during the penultimate weekend in August. Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in South Staffordshir. Originally founded by  Pulp's front man Jarvis Cocker, it was a rock festival. Now days its full of commercial crap. Nevertheless, it got more than few  big names performing: Mel C, Dido, N.E.R.D, Razorlight, Faithless, Kaiser Chiefs and so on...
   V Festival has been around since 1996. V stands for Virgin group (like it matters). In recent years festival got some negative criticism, about which you can read more here.

All additional info you can find here.


Rock am Ring 2012

   Hey there metal-heads! Well, punk, rock and metal-heads! I present you Rock am Ring! Isn't that a hell of a festival?! Rock am Ring (Rock at the Ring would be the translation) and Rock im Park (Rock in the Park obviously) are two simultaneous music festivals held in Germany. 
   Both festivals usually have the same lineups so they are regarded as same festival. Rock am Ring takes place in Nürburgring racetrack in the west of Germany, and Rock im Park is held around the Frankenstadion  in Nuremberg, in the south of Germany.
   The first Rock am Ring (1985.) was originally a one time festival, but due to commercial success it grew into annual one. Rock im Park was first held in Vienna in 1993, then moved its location a few times until it finally settled in  Nuremberg. Together they are the largest music festivals in Germany and one of the largest in the world with a combined attendance of just over 150,000 people in 2007!!!
   Fun fact from Wikipedia: "The 2007 festival was used in a science experiment to test the effects of large bodies of people simultaneously jumping. The experiment data was used to calculate the result if the entire Chinese population were to jump in unison. The experiment concluded no significant results would come from the theoretical event."

All additional info as well as line up for this year you can find here.


Tomorrowland Festival 2012

   Hello people! Are you cold? No? Good. If you are, I got something to keep you warm just thinking about it! Its the Tomorrowland Festival 2012! Tomorrowland is annual outdoor dance event held in Flemish town of Boom, Belgium. Its been around from 2005.
   Some of names you come across if look it up include the great Armin Van Buuren (the guy who never disappoints), Cor Fijneman, Yves Deruyter, Technoboy and Coone. They were the 2005. lineup, the debut festival year.
   Last years event brought up Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, David Guetta and Faithless, so you can get the picture... Anyway, festival is is organized by ID&T, not that you care, and its considered to be one of the biggest party festivals in the world!

Tomorrowland 2012 Line-up:

David Guetta
Fatboy Slim
Jamie Jones
John Digweed
Carl Cox
Terence Fixmer
Calvin Harris
Michael Calfan
Dave Clarke
Cari Lekebusch
Nicky Romero
Chris Liebing!
Green Velvet
You can get more info here.


Ultra Music festival 2012

   Hey guys! I'm back! Sorry for delay, I was kinda busy around my college. I'm here to present you Ultra Music Festival 2012.
   The festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival held during the annual Winter Music Conference. It is held in Downtown Miami in Bicentennial Park. It used to be a one day festival (from ´99 to ´06), then two day festival (from ´07 to ´10), and last year it was a three day festival and it had over 100.000 people. Ultra Music Festival 2012 will be held March 23, 24, 25 at Bayfront Park, and these are some of confiremed performers:

For Friday, March 23:
Tiësto, Kraftwerk, Carl Cox, Skrillex, Afrojack, Miike Snow, Pretty Lights, New Order...

For Saturday, March 24:
Justice (Live), Avicii, Fatboy Slim, Duck Sauce...

And for Sunday, March 25:
David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Kaskade, Bassnectar ...

More info here.


Exit Festival 2012

   Exit (aka The State of Exit) is an annual summer music festival held  in Novi Sad, Serbia. It is staged annually since 2000. Exit has attracted thousands of visitors for 12 years now. Some of its stages like Dance Arena, Elektrana or Fusion stage offer a variety of music genres and can gather up to 30,000 people for a single performance. In 2011 we had a chance to dance together with Tiga, Deadmau5, James Zabiela, Underworld, Carl Craig, Groove Armada, Digitalism and so on.
   The Exit Festival 2012 will be held from July 12th to 15th. Additional info remains unreachable at the the moment, however, I will update you  whenever possible. Stay tuned!

Anounced acts are:

Main stage: New Order
Dance arena: Luciano, Reboot Live, Kenny Larkin, Robert Dietz, Mayaan Nidam
Fusion stage: Buraka Som Sistema 



Download Festival

   On the 12th of July 2011 it was confirmed via Twitter, and the Download Website that the festival will return in 2012 between the dates of 8th-10 June. Limited Early Bird tickets were put on sale on the 15th of July. It will be the 10th edition of the festival. It was announced on November 10th via BBC Radio 1 that Metallica would headline the main stage on the Saturday and also that they would be playing their self titled album in its entirety. The next day Black Sabbath were announced to headline the main stage on the 10th of June, closing the festival.

   On 18 November, The Prodigy was announced as the headliner for Friday 8 June. On January 16th 2012, Soundgarden, Chase and Status, Biffy Clyro, You Me at Six and Tenacious D were also confirmed for the festival, with Machine Head, Trivium, Lamb of God, Devin Townsend Project, DevilDriver, Little Angels, Anthrax, Ugly Kid Joe and August Burns Red announced a few hours later.
   For those of you who don't know, the Download Festival is a three day rock music festival held annually at Donington Park, England (which hosted Monsters of Rock between 1980 and 1996, and 2002's Ozzfest). It usually takes place in June (although in 2003, the first day of the festival took place on the last day of May). 




   A myriad of colours, huge explosions, non-stop partying and an escape from the everyday inside what is described as a pyschedelic wasteland. Welcome, one and all, to Defqon.1, Australia’s leading hard-dance festival, bringing together some of the biggest names in the genre to celebrate a unique and highly energetic style of dance music.
   Not for the faint at heart, Defqon offers a one-of-a-kind experience to its attendees, bringing together stunning visuals with festival traditions turned on their heads. The location is Sydney’s International Regatta Centre, which spreads the festival over nearly 200 acres of other-worldly atmosphere – a perfect fit for this incomparable event. The event was originally founded in the Netherlands, building up from a cult-following into one of the biggest events on the European dance calendar. Its influence continues to this day, spreading across to Australia for the first time in 2009. Almost instantly a success, the festival has grown from strength to strength and has secured a major reputation as a festival like none other on the country’s circuit.


Shout-out goes to  GhosT who reminded me to write about DEFQON.1.


A State Of Trance 550

   You better take the full month of March off, cause the only thing you’ll have in mind are these words: A State of Trance 550! Last night, Armin Van buuren revealed the 5 events of the ASOT 550 celebration, completing it to a 6 event happening on 2 different continents during 4 weeks. Belgrade, Moscow, Kiev, Los Angeles, Miami and Den Bosch, you better prepare!
   A State of Trance 550 kicks off on March 3rd in Serbia’s Belgrade, to move to Russia’s capital Moscow only 4 days later on March 7th. Ukrainian dance lovers will be dancing in Kiev on March 10th. This time, the US is in it for a treat, cause Armin lands his ASOT show twice this time! On March 17th, as part of the Beyond Wonderland festival in Los Angeles and in Miami on March 25th. On March 31st, the biggest and final edition of ASOT 550 takes place in the Brabanthallen of Den Bosch, The Netherlands.

   Armin:“Like last year, I wanted to lay it on again, so that ASOT 550 turns into a real worldwide happening. I’m very much looking forward to share this milestone with all listeners, visitors and DJ’s!”

   Next to these 6 events, Armin and his team are also looking into the possibilities of an exclusive pre-party on the first of March 2012. The full line-up of all events, as well as the winner of the wildcard for the A State of Trance 550 Theme contest will be announced next week, on December 8th. After that, the voting poll for the contest opens and you’ll be able to vote for your favourite track to be the official anthem of ASOT 550!

TOURDATES ASOT 550, March 2012:

3rd March A STATE OF TRANCE 550 – Belgrade, Serbia
7th March A STATE OF TRANCE 550 – Moscow, Russia
10th March A STATE OF TRANCE 550 – Kiev, Ukraine
17th March A STATE OF TRANCE 550 – Los Angeles, USA
(as part of Beyond Wonderland)
25th March A STATE OF TRANCE 550 – Miami, USA
31st March A STATE OF TRANCE 550 – Den Bosch, The Netherlands



Warrior’s Dance Festival 2012

   Hey guys! The Prodigy is presenting their ‘Warrior’s Dance Festival’ at Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade on September 15th 2012.
   Serbia and The Prodigy have a special longstanding relationship which began with the band’s first performance in 1995!  They were granted the key to the city of Belgrade. They were invited to play at Serbia’s Exit festival’s 10th anniversary.
They will present  new material for 2012 and very special guest Skrillex  - arguably the hottest new act on the planet today! Local support comes in the form of crossover hard-core reggae act Eyesburn, punk rock bands Goblini and Ritam Nereda, electro punk-pop band Lollobrigida and psychedelic electro-rockers Petrol.

There will be more acts and info announced via the website.