Shakedown is back

Shakedown returns to Sussex this weekend at Brighton's Waterhall

This Saturday (15th August) Shakedown Festival returns to Brighton with a killer line-up and four huge international brands hosting the stages Hospitality, Defected, Cirque Du Soul and Supercharged.

UK-independent Hospitality have spent 18 years establishing themselves as one of the country’s top names in electronic music, and they’re bringing Drum & Bass’ biggest heavyweights to the South Coast for Shakedown.

Camo & Krooked have quickly become one of the hottest production outfits in Europe since they formed in 2007, creating iconic D&B tracks that have become a staple in the genre.

Joining them on the bill as a special guest DJ is Sub Focus feat ID. With genre-defining productions including Tidal Wave, Turn Back Time and Rock It, Nick Douwma has catapulted himself to the very forefront of electronic music.

Elsewhere on the Hospitality stage are Fred V & Grafix, Etherwood, S.P.Y, Nu:Tone b2b Logistics, Metrik, Lynx, Krakota, Reso and Hugh Hardie.

Headlining the Defected Stage is house music legend and man of the moment, MK. From his breakthrough remixes of the classic ‘Push the Feeling On’, to his recent productions on ‘Look Right Through’, ‘Always’ and ‘My Head is Jungle’, Marc Kinchen is renowned for turning pop songs into dance classics.

Next up is Berlin-born Oliver Dollar, who over the past few years has become a recognisable staple in house music – a status that was affirmed with what became the most Shazamed track of Ibiza 2014, ‘Pushing On’.

shakedown-logo-smallerJoining him on the Defected line-up are Cristoph, Sam Divine, Simon Dunmore and Sonny Fodera, as well as Brighton’s own Enzo Siffredi and Little By Little. And of course, what Shakedown would be complete without the one and only Supercharged Arena.

Since the very first festival in 2011, Supercharged’s line-up has read like a who’s who of all things bass, and this year is no different. At the top of the bill are crossover drum & bass superstars Sigma who have already scored two number one singles (‘Changing’, ‘Nobody to Love’) and a string of cult hits like ‘Rudeboy’.

Returning to Shakedown after his debut in its inaugural year is Example + DJ wire, whose countless festival anthems have gained him worldwide notoriety. Elsewhere on the stage, mash-up master ninja Jaguar Skills returns, as well as UK garage icon DJ EZ, Meridian Dan, Mike Skinner (DJ set), Preditah, Oxide & Neutrino and Isaiah Dreads.

Completing Shakedown’s massive 2015 line-up is a brand new stage and host for 2015 – Cirque Du Soul – bringing their signature cocktail of burlesque, bass and uninhibited bohemia. Headlining the big top will be a genre-bending DJ set by the legendary 2manydjs.

No strangers to Shakedown, the Dewaele brothers played at our debut festival, closing the Supercharged stage with an unforgettable set. In 2015 they’re back, mashing up everything from politically incorrect prog-rock to banging German techno in what is sure to be one of the festival highlights of the summer in the Cirque tent.

Next up, one of electronic music’s fastest-rising talents and tastemakers – Monki. At just 21 she’s already smashed festivals around the world with her box-fresh bass music inspired sets. Elsewhere, Cirque Du Soul’s infamous resident DJs provide the soundtrack to what is sure to be a visual spectacle.

Now in its fifth year, Shakedown promises to be the definitive electronic music festival on the South Coast and to check out the best bits from last year’s festival, watch this Matt Harrison video below.