More acts revealed for EXIT, giving you even more to look forward to this summer and students the chance to celebrate their exam results in style with the mother of all parties. Multitalented British rapper, lyricist, actor and director Plan B will join us on the Main Stage and the mighty Dance Arena welcomes Avicii, Felix Da Housecat and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
Oi! I said Oi! What you looking at you little rich boy!
You probably recognize the catchy lyrics from the latest single released by Ben Drew AKA Plan B. The new song 'Ill Manors' deals with the 2011 London riots and features as a soundtrack for the movie of the same name, directed by none other than Ben Drew. The Guardian described it as 'the first great mainstream protest song in years' and it became an instant hit on the music blogosphere. Having first emerged onto the scene in 2006 with the critically acclaimed album 'Who Needs Action When You Got Words' Plan B went onto to produce the UK Number 1 album 'The Defamation on Strickland Banks' in 2010 and win numerous awards, including the 2010 “Q“ magazine award for the best young artist, and best British male performer of 2011 at the Brit Awards. Watch the video here.
This years eclectic line-up will also feature Avicii, Felix Da Housecat and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs in the world famous Dance Arena.
Avicii is the rising star of the electronic music scene making the top 10 in the 2011 DJ Top 100 poll at only 21 years of age! Hailing from Sweden, Avicci is a DJ, producer and remixer with many hits under his belt including 'Levels' which reached the top 10 in 14 European countries. Having first emerged onto the scene in 2008 with a remix of the theme song to the Commodore 64 video game Lazy Jones, Avicii's first release was signed to Strike Recordings, entitled 'Lazy Lace.' Avicii is definitely one to watch and his recent collaboration with David Guetta on a track called 'Sunshine' was nominated for a Grammy award under the category for Best Dance Recording.
Making a welcome return to the EXIT Dance Arena is Felix Da Housecat, a name as synonymous with House music as it is with being the moniker of one of the greatest innovators of the current Electro sound. Regarded as a member of the second wave of Chicago House, Felix da Housecat's breakthrough 2001 album, Kittenz and thee Glitz, took the dance music world by storm as his collaborations with the now infamous Miss Kittin on "Silver Screen" and "Madame Hollywood" and "What Does it Feel Like" spawned a synth club revival. Felix Da Housecat has music in his veins and the world has recognized this with two Grammy Award nominations for the legendary DJ/Producer. Felix is one of electronic music pioneers and we can’t wait for him to dominate the dancefloor at EXIT.
Under the Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) moniker lies Orlando Higginbottom, swinging between an overt musicality and scarily on-point dancefloor sensibility, ripping up clubs around the globe with his live show of bizarre instruments, glitter cannons and of course… dancing dinosaurs. His first two EPs (released in 2009 and 2010) have already stirred up the commotion around TEED, set to culminate this May with the release of the debut album, so brace yourselves for exclusives in the Dance Arena. Orlando’s greatest and latest adventure is the famous trip to Congo, where he worked closely with local musicians, as a producer, personally invited by Damon Albarn and Oxfam on their DRC LP project.
LINE UP SO FAR:
Guns N’ Roses, New Order, Richie Hawtin, Gossip, Wolfmother, Luciano, Laurent Garnier LBS, Miss Kittin, Azari & III, Buraka Som Sistema, Art Department, Maceo Plex, Reboot live, Brodinksi, Kenny Larkin, Robert Dietz, When Saints Go Machine, Maayan Nidam…. Much much more to be announced!