Electronic music fans in New Zealand will be able to experience the very best local and international artists from the scene courtesy of T1000 Events and Endeavour Live, with dance music royalty, Fatboy Slim and Underworld, leading the charge.
After selling out shows across his New Zealand tour which was announced earlier this month, Fatboy Slim will round off the tour on the big stage at Electric Gardens. Needing no introduction, a career spanning over 4 decades and one of the original godfathers of dance music, Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook, was a key pioneer of the big beat genre of the nineties, with certified hits “Right Here, Right Now”,“The Rockafeller Skank” and “Praise You” coming from 4 albums since 1996.
Recognised as one of the greatest live acts of all-time, Underworld (consisting of 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.
Aussie electronic duo Bag Raiders (Live) are 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.
Rounding off the lineup is the local talents of Dick Johnson, Eastern Bloc and K2K.
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 these luscious green venues. We’re pumped to be showcasing these world-class artists as part of a world-class production.”
The flagship Electric Gardens festival, returning to Sydney for its fourth edition, will feature four stages of eclectic music from all four corners of the house, techno, trance and progressive music spectrum. The full program of artists and collaborators lighting up Centennial Park is yet to be announced, previous artists have included the likes of Fat Boy Slim, Armand Van Helden, MK, Sasha, Eric Prydz, Basement Jaxx, Nic Fanciulli and heaps more.
Tickets on-sale Tuesday, 2 October at midday. People are encouraged to register for 1st release tickets. Visit electricgardens.co.nz for details.
Electric Gardens Auckland
Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland
Saturday, February 2 2019
4pm - 11pm
$95- 1st Release
$130 - 3rd*
plus booking fees.