Paul Van Dyk, The Chems and The Prodigy are among the first to sign on for the Gatecrasher Summer Sound System.
After a six year break, the fest will once again take place May Bank Holiday weekend at Turweston Aerodrome in Northamptonshire, this time under the banner of celebrating 20 years of acid house. The six-year interlude perhaps shows what has changed in dance with lots of names in electro/dance rock top of the bill (CSS, The Whip, Simian Mobile Disco, New Young Pony Club, Digitalism, a Bloc Party DJ set, Tiga, Soulwax Nite Versions).
Other genres represented among the initial names are trance (Paul Van Dyk), grime (Dizzee Rascal), house (Pete Tong, Axwell & Ingrosso), drum n bass (Roni Size, DJ Marky), turntablism (DJ Yoda) as well as the big names in electronica (The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers), but with 200 DJs, twenty arenas and twenty live bands, expect most genres to represent as more names are announced.
60,000 people are expected to attend the festival.