The second annual Bugged Out Weekender takes place on January 18-20 at Butlins Bognor Regis, UK.
This three-day rave extravaganza boasts one of the most impressive and wide-ranging line-ups you’re likely to experience on these shores next year, with sets already confirmed from such high-calibre DJs as Frankie Knuckles, Joy Orbison, Blawan, Ben UFO, Benga, Dusky, Disclosure and Scuba, with many more selectors and live acts yet to be announced. Tickets are available here.
Bugged Out’s history is an illustrious one. It has moved seamlessly with the times – always quick to appreciate and embrace the latest trend in club music, be it electroclash, nu-rave or the post-dubstep diaspora, while staying fundamentally true to its spotless techno roots. Over the years, the club has helped break the likes of 2ManyDJs, Miss Kittin, Erol Alkan and Boys Noize, habitually re-defining British rave culture along the way; its in-house fanzine, Jockey Slut, became a major newsstand title before it ceased publication in 2004; it remains the last great dance-dedicated title the world has seen.
Ahead of the 2013 Weekender, Bugged Out mainman Johnno Burgess and his team have chosen five highlights, and five lowlights, from the club’s 18 years of existence. From surprise Daft Punk sets to major power failures, it’s evidently been quite a ride…