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Eastern Electrics 2019
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Eastern Electrics has been a key fixture across the August festival schedule for clued-up dancers for over seven years now, but to really understand the festival it’s worth going back all the way to the start.

A full decade ago in 2008 the first ever edition of EE took place, throughout Saturday and Sunday in a South-East London warehouse. Raves in venues like this weren’t unheard of, but EE set out to change the game, combining an unparalleled musical offering featuring the likes of Cassy, Gerd Janson, and Raresh with a dazzling array of visuals and entertainment for a party like no other.

For the next four years EE continued to refine this formula, hopping between different venues across the capital and connecting the dots between house, techno, and bass music whilst amassing a healthy following in the process.

Come 2012 it was time to take the plunge, and so Eastern Electrics Festival was born. Taking place in Greenwich just a few miles from the site of the first ever party, the festival set out to incorporate everything  that had made those early years so special- no-holds-barred warehouse raving, hi-spec production, and an emphasis on underground talent- with the freedom and fun of an outdoor festival.

Since that first event, Eastern Electrics Festival has grown steadily, criss-crossing the capital across various sites with every edition breaching bigger and better heights until in 2017 we settled on our current home of Morden Park.

Last year saw the addition of ‘Eastern Electrics Sunday’ a who’s-who of the finest in Grime, Garage, and Drum ‘n’ Bass to complement the star-studded House and Techno programme of Saturday.

Eastern Electrics Festival is back at Mordern Park in 2019. As ever, we’ll be bringing the biggest and best names in dance music plus a host of new stages, activities, and surprises in what’s shaping up to be our most exciting year to date. See you there.

Main Stage

The Main Stage is the centre of the EE universe, and it’s where you’ll find some of the festival’s most sought-after acts and special guests smashing it out to festival’s largest and most up-for-it crowds accompanied by top-spec production and pyrotechnics.

The Big Top

The Big Top – Roll up, roll up! The Big Top is EE’s biggest stage, providing a shady, club-like setting in the middle of the blazing August sunshine without requiring you to miss a second of the action (yes, there’s a bar!) Rolling from the minute gates open to the very last track, the Big Top has hosted Skream’s Skreamizm brand for the past five years, and as you might expect with the South London-born selector playing on home turf, the atmosphere is hard to beat. This year he returns which his new project – ‘Skream presents I Feel…’

The Switchyard

Giving a sly nod to the EE’s first-ever festival site- London’s industrial Docklands- The Switchyard stage is encircled by a ring of towering shipping containers and dotted with raised podiums for a truly immersive experience. Come sundown The Switchyard lights up with a dizzying array of lasers, spotlights, and LEDs for a peak-time experience like no other.

The Plant House

The Plant House – The latest and greatest addition to EE, The Plant House is a breezy, Summery, arena filled with lush, leafy, plant life and covered with a see-through roof to let the sunshine stream in. To mark its debut in style, the stage will be bringing through a top-draw line-up featuring the best of the best in bass music, for those who things a little bit tougher.

Ibiza Rocks presents
Cuckooland Pool Party

Another new addition to the EE family, this stage derives its title from the legendary Ibiza Rocks party of the same name which combines the buzz of San Antonio with the high-end swank of a Miami pool party. Expect a fully-realised recreation of Cuckooland – and yes- even a pool. Bring your swimmers: it’s going to get wet.

Electric City

Electric City is an oasis, a tropical paradise that takes things just a little bit slower than the rest of the festival. As well as a host of luxuries- sun loungers, a cocktail & rum punch bar, giant tropical tea cup seating and even a volleyball court, Electric City also boasts some of EE’s most diverse musical offerings, with numerous live acts and deep-digging, eclectic DJs providing the soundtrack.

FuturEE

Formerly known as The Substation, the FuturEE pays homage to EE’s history of breaking new artists to a wider audience, providing a staging ground for the next generation of electronic talent watched over by scene veterans like Sam Supplier and Normski. Pay close attention to the DJs appearing on this here- they could well be on the main stage in a couple of year’s time.

VIP

For those wanting to experience EE like a celebrity we’re laying on the perfect luxury experience in the VIP area. With shorter bar queues, posh toilets, a huge range of cocktails and high-end drinks brands on offer, and intimate sets from an exclusive lineup of in-demand DJs, all held within our secret Portaloo Rave, this stage is the destination for those wanting to party in style. Expect another all-star lineup, Ministry Of Sound will once again be overseeing proceedings, bringing some of their favourite names in house & techno to soundtrack the party. Upgrades start at £20 so there’s no excuse- check out our VIP page for more information.

VVIP

If you want to delve even further into the luxurious side of Eastern Electrics then we have our extremely limited capacity VVIP area. The plush chill-out area is limited to just 250 tickets, with each one including £50 worth of pre-paid for drinks and a free Afterparty ticket, so you can keep the party going long after the festival has shut its gate. Go VVIP with the ultimate EE package.

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