The new three-day festival will take place this January at Butlins in Bognor Regis, UK.
In addition to the curatorial hand of Bugged Out, guest hosts for this first Weekender include Bristol's In:Motion, UK-wide events specialists UNION, London imprint Night Slugs, Glasgow label/promoters Numbers and north-east London nightspot Dalston Superstore. Butlins Resort in Bognor Regis on the UK's south coast will stage the three-day bender; the event should prove to be in the vein of fellow UK festivals BLOC and All Tomorrow's Parties (multiple days, chalet accommodation) who have based their offerings out of the Minehead branch of Butlin's in recent years.
As for the talent, the acts announced so far feel very much in keeping with the sounds Bugged Out have been pushing at their parties across the UK for the last 17 years. Perennial favourites like Erol Alkan, Simian Mobile Disco, 2 Many DJs, Ivan Smagghe and Green Velvet are joined by headliners Diplo and Chase & Status. The UK house and bass music scenes get a decent look-in through Julio Bashmore, Maya Jane Coles, Bok Bok, Ben UFO, Girl Unit, Jam City, Jackmaster, Deadboy, SBTRKT and Joy Orbison, while the live acts announced thus far include Kevin Saunderson's Inner City, Warp's Hudson Mohawke and L-Vis 1990 and The Neon Dreams.