The line-up for the Stop Making Sense festival has been announced, with Carl Craig, Juan Atkins and Theo Parrish among the biggest names involved.
SMS is a new music festival taking place September 3-5 on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, specifically the village of Petrçane, with beach and boat parties galore.
The superheroes of Detroit techno and Chicago house are well-represented, with bona fide legends Carl Craig, Theo Parrish and Juan Atkins joined by Patrice Scott, Kyle Hall and Keith Worthy. Other highlights include Friendly Fires (DJ set), Mark E, Matias Aguayo, Rebolledo, Wbeeza, Radioclit, Tama Sumo and Optimo. Full line-up below.
The promoters involved are Need2Soul, Süd Electronic, Warm, Allez-Allez, Fantasy Island, Swap-A-Rama, Deviation, Optimo, SubClub, Secretsundaze and Deviation. Oh, and your very own FACT will be hosting a boat party: with us for our sun-dappled bash on the high seas is Kompakt crooner and electronic innovator Matias Aguayo (pictured), bringing the already legendary Buenos Aires street-party vibes of his BumBumBox parties to this divine, little-known corner of the Mediterranean. He’ll be joined by Rebolledo, one of several disco ball-grabbing discoveries that Aguayo has brought to the wider world via his Comeme label. Expect loose-limbed dance music rooted in house, techno and tropical electro, all shot through with an ineffable South American charm and rhythmic flair. The party takes place at 1.30pm-6.30pm on Saturday 4 September, and it’s quite clearly going to be amazing.
SMS organisers Chris Greenwood and Alex Ruello say:
“We are delighted to have found such a brilliant spot to put on our first event, combining great weather, excellent value transport + accommodation, superb food & hospitality. The facilities are top notch, the villagers super friendly…and sunshine virtually guaranteed. We couldn’t really have asked for more!”
FACT readers can get a special discount deal on tickets: £60 for three days and nights, plus free entry to the FACT boat party. Flights to Zadar, 20 minutes away from the festival site, are quite reasonably priced.
LIVE: THE VERY BEST / DJANGO DJANGO / NATHAN FAKE / MATIAS AGUAYO / SON OF DAVE / WBEEZA / THE WORM / JOANA & THE WOLF / FRAN AND JOSH / LATIN DUB SOUND SYSTEM / LONGJON LA FLECHA / THE LOOSE FIT
DJs: CARL CRAIG / JUAN ATKINS / THEO PARRISH / FRIENDLY FIRES (DJ SET) / RADIOCLIT / TOY SELECTAH / OPTIMO / BENJI B / PATRICE SCOTT / KEITH WORTHY / KYLE HALL / ALLEZ ALLEZ / ISA GT / MARK E / REBOLLEDO / CHRIS COCO / RICHARD NORRIS / TAMA SUMO / JAMES PRIESTLEY / GILES SMITH / RUSS JONES / CAL JADER / SENSU / LAKUTI / GIRLCORE / FACT DJS / ALI TILLETT / ROB SUMMERHAYES / GRINGO DA PARADA / COUNT CHOCULA / TCHICKY AL DENTE / LEON LACE