With the days getting just that little bit longer, it might be safe to say that summer is already a closer prospect for everyone seeking an escape to the sun. Electric Elephant have been busy these last few weeks, developing what is their biggest lineup to date as the boutique Croatian festival enters its 6th season from Thursday 11th - Monday July 15th. They have wanted to make one booking happen for a long time, and now finally here it is; the legend, the godfather, the man that is house music and defines its very fabric. Frankie Knuckles is coming to town! The legendary DJ, producer and promoter makes his EE debut, a true icon and legend to grace the decks in Tisno.
There's also another heavyweight of the house scene as Doc Martin joins the festival, plus Leeds Balearic club gang Joe's Bakery, producer fave of ALFOS Craig Bratley, and finally Rob Mello will all be part of the 2013 Adriatic odyssey. Electric Elephant's lineup keeps on growing - the full story so far is below, plus there's still another headliner to announce shortly.
Argonaughty Boat Parties:
Electric Elephant can also announce their brilliant boat parties, which take place on the legendary sea dog, The Argonaughty. Setting sail under the sizzling afternoon sunshine or star-lit evening skies, each voyage is a riotous experience across shimmering Adriatic waters, and an essential part of the Electric Elephant experience. Tickets go on sale from midday Monday 25th February.
A Love From Outer Space: Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston
Electric Chair: Unabombers
Spun Out: Ewan Pearson, Ivan Smagghe, Optimo & Rob Mello
Horse Meat Disco: Horse Meat Disco + special guest TBA
Jolly Rogers: Doc Martin, Krysko & Content
Lowlife: Lowlife DJs
Down To The Sea & Back: Kelvin Andrews & Balearic Mike + Special Guest
Idiots Are Winning: Chris Duckenfield & Residents
Electric Chair Sails Again: Unabombers & Friends
Don't forget genre-blending and extended set maestro Mr. Scruff makes his long awaited Electric Elephant debut, with Kompakt's Michael Mayer and Tobias Thomas returning, Panorama Bar resident Prosumer touching down, and Wild Bunch founder DJ Nature and Fabric regular Pete Herbert are in attendance too. Debutants Heidi and Miguel Campbell join familiar faces Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston, Optimo, Ivan Smagghe, Ewan Pearson and many more who all return in 2013.
The Garden Tisno is a picture perfect paradise, with the new site's commanding main stage, beach bar and Tiki bar and the secluded sandy beach all overlooking the crystal clear sea. During the afternoon and evening there are voyages on the legendary Argonaughty which sets sail out across the glitteringly azure Adriatic, and the sublime magic continues with nightly after parties at the amazing new outdoor club, Barbarellas, to party under the stars and see the sun rise. The site features onsite apartments, luxury Shikar tents and much more to see and do, whilst Tisno itself is a picture-postcard town with plenty of restaurants, shops, bars and accommodation options.
Electric Elephant - The Story So Far.
Mr Scruff - Keep It Unreal
Michael Mayer & Tobias Thomas (Kompakt FM/Total Confusion)
Prosumer (OstGut Ton, Playhouse/UK)
DJ Nature (Golf Channel)
Joe's Bakery : Craig Christon & Joe Gill
The Idiots Are Winning : Louis Finch & Jake Manders
Pablo (Night Flight)
Electric Elephant: Thurs 11th - Mon 15th July 2013
@ The Garden Tisno, Petrica Glava 34, 22240, Tisno, Croatia
Full weekend tickets: £110.00
Double Whammy pass with Electric Elephant and The Garden Festival: £150
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