The team behind Garden Beats Festival have announced an array of acts like DJ/producer Blond:ish, Crussen, the elusive and versatile Viken Arman, and genre-bending The Illustrious Blacks.
Alongside their international counterparts, the local acts illuminating the Garden Stage and Sunshine Stage include a passionate and eclectic selection of talents such as Bongomann, Brendon P, DJ Aurora, James Selva, JustMack, KFC, Orio and Toppings!
Bringing an uplifting and positive vibe in her house and techno sounds, she never fails to excite the seven senses, invoking all kinds of feelings. Vivie-Ann isn’t only dropping beautiful records, but also sharing her ethos on how the world might look and sound when we decide to inject a little more love, thought and passion into everything we do. Her Bye Bye Plastic campaign launched recently is evidence aimed at persuading dance music venues across the world to quit using single-use plastics.
Viken Arman pushes the boundaries of electronic music by combining ancient melodies with electronic beats to create a vibe that goes beyond dance music, taking rich cultures on
mystical magical journeys and exploring boundless possibilities. Revolving around jazz and classical music growing up, he draws his inspiration from artists such as Keith Jarrett, Erik Satie, Bill Evans, Jay Dilla, Ricardo Villalobos and even Arabic diva, Oum Khalthoum. His piano background, combined with his time at a music conservatory, plays a huge influence and provides an artistic ease in his wide musical culture.
Originally from Sweden, Robbin surrounded himself with his passion for playing the French horn in an orchestra and drumming in a hardcore punk band. Crussen picked up music
again after moving to Oslo, Norway in 2005, and ever since, producing became a daily calling.
The Illustrious Blacks
The Illustrious Blacks describes their origins in galactic terms where an “inexplicable ultramagnetic pull” brought two kings of separate planets, Manchildblack and Monstah Black together. Their mission is fusing futuristic funk, hypnotic house, space disco and synth pop into pulsating positivity for the planet. Channeling the glamour of Prince, David Bowie and Grace Jones through their music, Manchildblack’s exquisite vocals and strong messages combined with Monstah Black’s stunning performances filled with gender-bending fashion and spacey persona often leave their audience hypnotised.
These fantastic artistes, along with the brilliant local talent, will be joining the Foals, Sabrina Claudio, and Gioli & Assia on 29 February 2020.
In addition, it’s gonna be in a bigger space!
Last year, Garden Beats moved from Fort Gate to Fort Green, to make space for more activities and like-minded individuals to gather. This year, the team are taking over both Fort Gate and Fort Green, which means more space, more activities, and more friends!
The shift to Fort Gate allows for the pre-collection of wristbands, and smooth and efficient queue management, so Garden Groupies can spend more time with their friends and less time in the queues!
Tickets to the festival are available via Ticketmelon
For more information, visit Garden Beats Festival.
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