The Garden Festival 2015 announces the full line up
The Garden Festival has just released the complete lineup for its tenth and final season this summer in Tisno. What begun in 2006 has bloomed into an enchanting odyssey and become one of the world’s most revered electronic music events, a sublime blend of holiday and festival under the sizzling sun and star-lit skies.
The seminal event, which first founded and has since helped to inspire the whole burgeoning Croatian festival scene, announced 2015 would be its last year. Now with its finest ever lineup fully curated in a fitting tribute to everything the team have achieved, the scene is set for a beautiful and beatific conclusion to The Garden Festival’s Adriatic journey, set in an idyllic coastal paradise hideaway at The Garden Tisno.
The latest headliners revealed join an already incredible cast of artists. Since making his debut at The Garden Festival two years ago, Eats Everything has firmly become one of its favourite guests. The Edible label boss always delivers, and as a pure adrenalin headliner he doesn’t get much bigger. Warp’s Nightmares on Wax performs live, the iconic producer blending original acid with ‘80s Balearica to mesmerizing effect, perfect for balmy Main Stage action. Jackmaster makes his long-awaited Garden debut; the Numbers co-founder dedicates himself to unearthing old gems to incorporate into his eclectic sets, always bringing something unexpected to the party. Optimo - aka DJ duo Twitch and Jonnie Wilkes – who fuse techno, electro, rock and leftfield sounds into their sets, also make their debut; their name is synonymous with pulsating dance floor mayhem. Talaboman is the studio and now dance floor partnership of John Talabot and Axel Boman; after last summer’s debut, Sideral, Spain and Sweden now segue captivatingly together. King of the airways Beats In Space founder Tim Sweeney also returns to Tisno; fellow regular Darshan Jesrani also makes a very welcome return, with Germany’s Gerd Janson bringing exquisite house and disco cuts. Paranoid London (live) also perform, fresh from the success of their brilliant debut eponymous album released in December.
They all join the already revealed stellar guests including Bonobo, who has the honour of DJing at Barbarella’s on the opening night, and DJ Harvey who will bring the week to a spectacular rousing climax; his set at the incredible open air club will close the festival’s final chapter. Seth Troxler, Joy Orbison, Ben UFO, Midland, Craig Richards, Greg Wilson, Crazy P (live) and Psychemagik all star too.
There will be over 100 artists performing at the festival overall; Garden legends PBR Streetgang, Brawther, Leon Vynehall, Mark E, Waifs and Strays and Outboxx (live) also join the party as further new announcements, along with A Sagittariun (live), Adam Shelton, Anthony Mansfield, Axel Boman, Christophe, DJ Nature, Dungeon Meat, Eddy Ramich, Eric Duncan, Fantastic Man, Felix Dickinson, Francis Inferno Orchestra, Frits Wentink, Futureboogie, Galen, Gatto Fritto, Ilija Rudman, Job Jobse, John Talabot, Jonny Nash (live), Justin Vandervolgen, Krankbrother, Lauer, Lee Douglas, Lexx, Lovefingers, Lukas, M3, Mark Barrott, Mark Seven, Maxxi Soundsystem, Mudd, Nick The Record, Paranoid London (live), Peak and Swift, Pete Herbert, Phil Mison, Phil South, Session Victim (live), Shiny Objects, Solar, Studio Barnhus, Subb-An, Telephones, Tornado Wallace and Young Marco all now revealed.
Nick Colgan, one of the festival’s co-founders, explains that: “We have called the final festival “Going Out With A Bang”, and that is exactly what the lineup is all about! I think this is the best we have ever booked really, so it all feels extra special and perfect for The Garden Festival’s final year - and huge credit to Dave Harvey for getting everyone together! There are some amazing debuts to look forward to, and also some of the regulars who over the years have helped shaped the festival into what it is now are back. It is going to be a very emotional time for everyone - and it is looking like everyone who has ever been to The Garden is coming back one last time! We have always been about family here, bringing everyone together each year, sharing the fun and adventure, and I can’t wait until the summer. We are genuinely humbled by the reaction to this being the last Garden Festival, the response has been fantastic. It is going to be a magical finale!”
Legendary boat parties across the dazzling Adriatic, dancing under the sun and stars at the main stage and the incredible water-side Beach Bar, partying by the trees at the new Olive Grove Stage to watching the sun come up at dawn in Barbarella’s Discotheque are all part of a truly unique experience at The Garden Festival. Boutique accommodation, luxury Shikar tents, apartments and villas are both on The Garden Tisno site and spread around the town, along with many fine restaurants and bars. The stunning Dalmatian region offers a wealth of fun and adventure, with secluded beaches, the historic cities of Zadar and Split and many breath-taking islands to explore.
The Garden Festival’s legacy will long live on, with a continuing bloom at The Garden Tisno into 2016 and beyond from a season of festivals and events both already established and tantalisingly new.
The Garden Festival 2015 – Going Out With A Bang!
Weds 1st – Weds 8th July 2015
@ The Garden Tisno, Petrica Glava 34, 22240, Tisno, Croatia
The complete lineup (listed alphabetically):
Ben UFO, Bonobo, Craig Richards, Crazy P (live), Darshan Jesrani, DJ Harvey, Eats Everything, Gerd Janson, Greg Wilson, Jackmaster, Joy Orbison, Midland, Nightmares On Wax (live), Optimo, Paranoid London (live), Psychemagik, Seth Troxler, Talaboman, Tim Sweeney
A Sagittariun (live), Adam Shelton, Anthony Mansfield, Axel Boman, Brawther, Christophe, DJ Nature, Dungeon Meat, Eddy Ramich, Eric Duncan, Fantastic Man, Felix Dickinson, Francis Inferno Orchestra, Frits Wentink, Futureboogie, Galen, Gatto Fritto, Ilija Rudman, Job Jobse, John Talabot, Jonny Nash (live), Justin Vandervolgen, Krankbrother, Lauer, Lee Douglas, Leon Vynehall, Lexx, Lovefingers, Lukas, M3, Mark Barrott, Mark E, Mark Seven, Maxxi Soundsystem, Mudd, Nick The Record, Outboxx (live), PBR Streetgang, Peak and Swift, Pete Herbert, Phil Mison, Phil South, Session Victim (live), Shiny Objects, Solar, Studio Barnhus, Subb-An, Telephones, Tornado Wallace, Waifs & Strays, Young Marco
Adam Regan, Andy Baxter, Arkist, Baby G, Bad Passion, Banoffee Pies, Belfast Music Club, Bing Ji Ling, Bobby Beige, Brinsley Kazak, Chuggy, Conor, Dan Beaumont, Dan Wild, Dave Jarvis, Dax Lee, Dean Sunshine Smith, Disco Knights, Discomendments, Dom Chung, Flux DJs, Hannah Mulvaney, James Holroyd, Jenny Jen, Jimmy B, Jogarde, Josh T, Jules of Hazard, Junior, Katie Barber, Last Waltz, Mate Kokic, Matt Beck, Mr Paul, Neemo & Dreemo, Neil Diablos, No Fakin (live), Paddy Freeform, Paramida, Patrick Perring, Pete Leung, Phil Cooper, Pytzek, Sean Brosnan, Sebastian Spring, Shapes, Ste Hodge, Steve Cobby, Stu Patterson, Studio 89, Terry Farley, The Pool DJs, Tom Rio, Wild Fantasy
Festival tickets on sale now at £120 (boat and club parties are extra)