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Electric Gardens has today announced a triumphant return to Centennial Parklands on Saturday 26 January 2019. Courtesy of T1000 events, 20,000 revellers will able to experience the very best local and international electronic music artists, across four epic stages as part of a world-class production.
Leading the charge is Underworld, recognised as one of the greatest live acts of all-time, Karl Hyde and Rick Smith will be banging out their repertoire of goose-bump inducing anthems including ‘Born Slippy’, ‘Two Months Off’ and ‘Always Loved a Film’. No strangers to headlining the world’s greatest festivals and events, their contribution to the music industry is unparalleled having been handpicked by Danny Boyle to soundtrack the biggest festival of all - the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Karl Hyde, Underworld comments: “The energy Down Under is second to none, we’re excited about our return and we’ll be taking everyone on a journey at each and every one of our shows.”
Following his electrifying 2016 Electric Gardens performance, Erick Morillo, the platinum-selling artist and Subliminal Records head-honcho will be back with a bang in 2019. Igniting the party wherever he goes, the superstar DJ will be showing Australia exactly why he’s still top of the game after more than 20 years in the biz, bringing the glitz and glamour of Miami, Ibiza and beyond to our shores.
With tracks ‘I Like To Move It, ‘Believe’, and ‘I Feel Love’ under his belt, the mix meister extraordinaire has remixed everyone from Whitney Houston to Basement Jaxx and has collaborated with Puff Daddy, Jamie Jones and Boy George alike.
The technical wizard, Eats Everything will be rounding off the bill of international heavyweights hitting all four garden venues. The UK's finest house and techno export will be taking centre stage for a festival set like no other. Having played the likes of Coachella, Awakenings Festival and Movement in Detroit, the seasoned Ibiza resident will be pumping out the house, disco and techno feels which have made him a firm favourite of the Elrow family the world over.
Next up is Aussie electronic duo Bag Raiders, who are headed homeward bound for their first series of live shows after an extended hiatus. With a new album poised for release in 2019, revellers will be able to enjoy a sneak preview of their latest floor-filling offering and celebrate 10 years since ‘Shooting Stars’ catapulted the boys to global stardom.
Not content with releasing a new track every month throughout 2018, local legends, Set Mo, are starting 2019 as they mean to go on, promising punters an epic festival performance at Electric Gardens. Joining the lads on stage and completing the EG2019 touring party is an all-girl-line-up of live vocalists, Woodes, Asta and Thandi Phoenix - Set Mo collaborators past and present. Known for their marathon stints behind the decks as well as their game-changing productions, ‘White Dress’, ‘I Belong Here’ and ‘Nightmares’, Sydneysiders Nick Drabble and Stu Turner cite Booka Shade and Groove Armada as inspo for their varied sounds.
Damian Gelle, Promoter, Electric Gardens comments:
“The 2019 events will be bigger and bolder than ever before, as we bring momentous sound, light and vision to the ultimate garden venue - Centennial Parklands. We’re pumped to be showcasing these world-class artists as part of a world-class production.”
The full program for the fourth edition of the festival is yet to be announced and will feature an eclectic selection of music from all four corners of the house, techno, trance and progressive music spectrum. Previous artists have included the likes of Fat Boy Slim, Armand Van Helden, MK, Sasha, Eric Prydz, Basement Jaxx, Nic Fanciulli and heaps more.