Dekmantel Festival reveals 2016 line-up
Ricardo Villalobos, Holly Herndon and Jeff Mills are among the names on 2016’s huge line-up.
The first names have been announced for this year’s Dekmantel Festival, taking place in Amsterdam from August 4-7.
The line-up encompasses everything from techno heavy-hitters to local crate-diggers, with Ricardo Villalobos, Jeff Mills and James Holden among the biggest names.
Berghain residents Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock and Kobosil appear alongside Dixon, Tale of Us and Detroit favourites Robert Hood, Theo Parrish, Moodymann, DJ Bone, Daniel Bell and Marcellus Pittman.
Fatima Yamaha, Lena Willikens, Pev & Kowton, Donato Dozzy, Joey Anderson, The Black Madonna, Blawan, Midland, Palms Trax, Optimo, Jackmaster, Objekt, Call Super, Pender Steet Steppers and Jane Fitz are some of the festival’s other DJ highlights.
Labels including Sex Tags, Rush Hour and Viewlexx will also perform showcases featuring DJ Sotofett, Soichi Terada and Legowelt.
The festival will also host a number of intriguing back-to-back sets, with Helena Hauff teaming up with DJ Stingray, Roman Flügel playing alongside Daniel Avery, Tama Sumo going B2B with Lakuti, Regis paired with Veronica Vasicka and Joy Orbison playing with Ben UFO.
Several live acts will also make up the bill: Tony Allen, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Adrian Sherwood, ESG, Holly Herndon, DBX, Surgeon, Ben Frost, Aux 88, Mike Parker and the Rebuild project of 808 State’s Graeme Massey & A Guy Called Gerald will all break up the DJing with live sets.
Dekmantel will also highlight Amsterdam’s DJ talent: Tom Trago, San Proper, Young Marco and Awanto 3 make up just some of the locally-sourced artists appearing at this year’s festival.
The festival takes place in Amsterdamse Bos and at various locations across the city, split into a day and night programme. You can check the full line-up so far below, and find full details and tickets at the Dekmantel Festival website.
The Amsterdam event is one of two festival from Dekmantel this year: the organisers are launching an intimate Croatian festival this September called Dekmantel Selectors.
James Holden & Camilo Tirado: Outdoor Museum of Fractals
Lee Scratch Perry and Adrian Sherwood
Tale Of Us
Shackleton & Ernesto Tomasini: Devotional Songs
Ben UFO B2B Joy Orbison
Tony Humphries: Zanzibar Classics
Rebuild (live) (808 State’s Graeme Massey & A Guy Called Gerald)
Roman Flugel B2B Daniel Avery
Helena Hauff B2B DJ Stingray
The Egyptian Lover
Aux 88 (live)
Juju & Jordash
The Black Madonna
Magda B2B Mike Servito
Motor City Drum Ensemble
Rush Hour: Soichi Terada, Antal B2B Hunee, Interstellar Funk
Moritz Von Oswald
Regis B2B Veronica Vasicka
Mike Parker (live)
Black Devil Disco Club
Sex Tags: DJ Sotofett, DJ Fett Burger, Don Papa
Tama Sumo B2B Lakuti
Peter Van Hoesen
Viewlexx: Legowelt, I-f, Intergalactic Gary
Ron Morelli B2B Samo DJ
TR-101: DJ Pete and Sleeparchive
Pender Street Steppers
Pev & Kowton
London Modular Alliance
Orpheu the Wizard