BELGIUM: The 5000-capacity Extrema Outdoor (XOBE) will once again transform Belgium into the entrepôt of electronic music on July 9, and has announced many of its acts, club partners and details.
For over twenty years, the festival has imported the spirit of Ibiza into the Netherlands. In 2011, the European Festival Awards granted the brand the Best Newcomer accolade for its inaugural Belgian incarnation.
The season opener for many locals and ‘The Quality Music Holiday’ for techno tourists, XOBE provides an open and shut case for what a seminal dance party should be. Since its inception working with esteemed electronic brands the likes of Cadenza, Circoloco and Ushuaia, Extrema continues to work in this community. Now, Elrow, ANTS, Hot Creations, Defected and locals La Rocca Revolution, Forty Five and Labyrinth Club have joined forces with XOBE for 2016.
With over 35,000 attending last year and 16 stages divided over the three days, this monumental event is set to make its mark evermore central on the European festival map. Backed up by a performance village and against the backdrop of the recreational lake of Kelchterhoef – Loco Dice, Nina Kraviz, Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones and a long list of international talent will provide an interstellar soundtrack. Headliners will include everyone from Maceo Plex to Kölsch to Black Coffee, to DJ Mag and Resident Advisor’s respective top DJs Eats Everything and Jackmaster, Jeff Mills, Carl Craig, and Groove Armada.
The full line-up is as follows:
Adriatique / Andrea Oliva / Art Department / Be Svendsen / Bjarki Live / Black Coffee/ Blawan / Caleb Calloway / Carl Craig/ DJ Tennis / Eats Everything / Gregor Tresher / Groove Armada dj set / Guti Live / Igor Vicente / Jackmaster / Jamie Jones/ Jeff Mills / Kölsch / Lauren Lane / Loco Dice / Los Suruba / Luke Slater / Maceo Plex / Marco Faraone / Mario Biani / Matador / Nic Fanciulli / Nick Curly / Nina Kraviz / Pan-Pot / Patrick Topping / Purple Disco Machine / Raw District / Recondite Live / Richy Ahmed / Riva Starr / Route 94 / Scuba / Seth Troxler / Simon Dunmore / Sonny Fodera / Tale Of Us / Tapesh / Toni Varga