Show of the world's finest electronic music in Derry~Londonderry

Festival Details


Wednesday, 29 June 2016 to Sunday, 03 July 2016



Ireland’s premier electronic music festival, Celtronic 2016 celebrates its sixteenth anniversary this summer returning to the city of Derry from Wednesday June 29th – Sunday July 3rd. The acclaimed festival has been described as ‘Ireland’s answer to Sonar’ and regularly attracts thousands of music fans to the city of Derry to dance to the world’s best electronic music talent.

Among the headliners announced this week are some of the world’s finest DJs and live acts. Live performances will come from Bulgarian maestro, KiNK, Resident Advisor's No.1 Live Electronic Act in 2015 and Âme, whose label Innervisions has won the hearts and minds of its global audience by emphasising melody, musicality and emotion.

Also playing live at the festival will be Rival Consoles who specialises in a style of warm, earthy electronica built around his technical mastery of synths, guitars and acoustic instruments and has been compared to Erased Tapes labelmate, Nils Fram. One of the most pioneering musicians in the world, KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH, brings her stunning live show to Celtronic 2016 following the release of her acclaimed new album Ears and tours with Battles and Animal Collective.

As always, the festival will feature some of the best DJs from across the electronic music spectrum. Techno fans are in for a treat with the Celtronic debut of Berlin’s futuristic techno hero, Rødhad, rated No.10 in Resident Advisor's Top DJs poll. Running Back head honcho, Gerd Janson, a true master who is often referred to as the DJs DJ is joined on the lineup by fellow German, Barnt, whose releases on Kompakt and Magazine have led to performances at some of the world’s best clubs and festivals including Montreux Jazz Festival, Mutek and Burning Man. Edward, a mainstay of Berlin's WHITE label and Weimar's esteemed Giegling crew completes the strong German contingent at Celtronic 2016.

EWAN PEARSON, one of the world’s most trusted authorities on electronic music and an artist that The Guardian newspaper have called 'The Venus Williams of the DJ World’ returns to the festival for the first time since 2008.

As always, Irish acts are well represented at Celtronic. Festival mainstay and Ireland’s biggest electronic music star, PHIL KIERAN will play on the opening night of Celtronic 2016 while RYAN VAIL, riding on a wave of the success of his debut album performs a special homecoming show. THE CYCLIST brings his distorted house vibes back home while Belfast act LOR who has received from the likes of Mano Le Tough, Roman Flügel and Bicep makes his Celtronic debut as does Dublin act, NEW JACKSON whose releases and remixes for labels and acts including Hivern, Permanent Vacation, the xx and Mano Le Tough have resulted in an increasingly global reputation.

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