Zoo Project Festival Announce First Headliners…
World-renowned Ibiza dance music Dons, The Zoo Project, once again throw everything they’ve got into delivering Europe’s premier boutique dance music event for a third successive year in 2014, bringing the sunshine, music and hierbas with them as they return to the enchanted mayhem of Donington Park Forest. Another three days of hedonistic madness amongst the trees await – Zoo Style!
With a decade of throwing open-air parties in Ibiza under their belt, The Zoo Project Festival 2014 will be their most ambitious blow-out to date. It’s fitting then, that they’ve booked two of the world’s most successful dance music artists: the multi-million selling, arena-touring act, Groove Armada and influential leader and perpetual pioneer of the scene, Steve Lawler, to perform at this year’s event.
Beaming media reviews and punter feedback from last year’s event coincided with them being shortlisted for 4 gongs at the 2013 UK Festival Awards. The unique forest atmosphere was a massive hit, so this year they will delve even deeper, and build the majority of the festival within the actual Woodland area. It could be days before you find your way out! Deeper into the forest – deeper into the music…
Other key line up additions include: The nation’s favourite Brew-loving maestro Mr Scruff, James Zabiela with his technical mastery and live remixing skills, prolific dubstep boss Mala – a favourite of John Peel, Frenchman and Daft Punk collaborator DJ Falcon, DJ /producer Phaeleh – praised amongst critics and fellow producers for his intricate cinematic electro. Ben UFO will slice between eras, origins and mixing styles with silky ease and those craving that explosive drum’n’bass fix can delight in the glow of original nuttah, Shy FX. Discerning dance music heads can savour the sounds of industry stalwarts A Guy Called Gerald, Nightmares On Wax and Craig Richards. Special Request – Paul Woolford’s latest project, will also be one of the most highly anticipated gigs the festival has seen. Standard 3-day camping is currently only £69 which is £50 cheaper than the final price, buy now from www.thezooproject-festival.com/tickets.
Long established purveyors of the finest underground house and techno, this year The Zoo Project Festival will also feature genres from throughout the electronic music world – drum & bass, hip-hop, UK bass, garage, ambient, experimental and more. Some of the most dedicated and influential crate-diggers on the planet will spin alongside the hottest newcomers, continuing the Zoo Project mantra of unearthing underground talent before they take off.
The line-up so far is: A Guy Called Gerald Live, Acid Mondays, Ben UFO b2b with Midland, Benjamin Damage Live, Blackhall & Bookless, Craig Richards, Defex, DJ E.A.S.E., DJ Falcon, Drew Hill, Federico Grazzini, Gang Colours, Giles Smith, Grant Kershaw, Groove Armada, Jack Wickham, James Priestley, James Zabiela, Lee Pennington, Mala, Maribou State, Matt Tolfrey, Michael James, Milou, Mr Scruff, Negghead, Nightmares On Wax presents… Wax Da Jam, Paul Woolford, Pedestrian, Pedram Live, Phaeleh, Ricky Rankin, Shovell – The Drum Warrior, Shy FX w/Stamina MC, Special Request, Steve Lawler, Ten Walls Live and Youandewan plus many more.
Immersive interactive performance has always been at the heart The Zoo Project Festival, removing boundaries between artists and audience, performers and partiers. 2014 will take the festival experience to new heights with a performance team comprising Ibiza’s finest ‘The Minx FX’ alongside the UK’s biggest performance company Area 51! Expect world-class performance from animalistic acrobats, dancers, contortionists and more, from Racing Ostriches to King Kong himself!
It’s never The Zoo Project Festival without a large dose of OTT hedonism and indulged debauchery mixed with a carnivalesque vibe and a whole host of attractions. The Zoo Project Festival will reveal more as the event approaches. In the meantime, check out a wrap up of 2013’s highlights here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7iumGiXu2w
The Zoo Project say:
“We’re super-excited about taking you deeper into the forest this year! We’ve tried to tailor the perfect soundtrack for such a unique environment – headline festival acts alongside emerging artists with a few unexpected twists thrown in for good measure! Expect the usual Zoo shenanigans – this one’s not for the feint-hearted! Roll on September!”.
Buy tickets now from www.thezooproject-festival.com/tickets