Croatia's The Garden Festival has announced the initial wave of acts set to appear in the week-long event. Chilean sensation Nicolas Jaar is set to headline, along with the Grammy nominated Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez. The Garden Festival will run from July 4-11th 2012 and, immediately afterwards, the Electric Elephant festival will open its doors from 12-16th July 2012.
Jaar's debut album, Space Is Only Noise, was released in May 2010 to critical acclaim. Gonzalez, in contrast, has been working in the music industry for over 20 years and has been nominated at the Grammy's a total of four times. He is also one half of the production and remix team Masters At Work.
Making their debut at The Garden Festival will be Larry Tiger and David Woods, more commonly known as Tiger and Woods. Making a return to the festival is 2020 Soundsystem, a band well known for their live shows.
The Garden Festival have also announced the return of their boat and Barbarellas parties with hosts including: We Love; Get Deep; Faith; The Pool; Dope's Birthday Bash; Ra; Beats In Space and Futureboogie. More DJs are yet to be announced.
This year, The Garden Festival will be held at The Garden Tisno in Croatia. It boasts its own village, with eighty on-site apartments; thirty Indian Shikar tents and a stunning view of the bay below. The town of Tisno itself is a ten minute walk away from the festival site, which is situated near many national parks and beaches. It is also equidistant to the Zadar and Split airports.
Nicolas Jaar * Tiger + Woods * 2020 Soundsystem * Yesking * No Fakin feat Kwasi
* BEN UFO * METRO AREA (DARSHAN JESRaNI) * KENNY Dope * Greg Wilson ** TIM SWEENEY * SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER * 6TH BOROUGH PROJECT * Laura Jones * EATS EVERYTHING * APPLEBLIM * GAVIN HERLIHY * JUSTIN VANDERVOLGEN * MIDLAND * CRaZY P SOUNDSYSTEM * PBR STREETGANG * SOLOMUN * DAVID AUGUST * MAXXI SOUNDSYSTEM * SESSION VICTIM * NICK THE RECORD * FELIX DICKINSON * FUNKINEVEN * FATIMA * JAMES HOLROYD * ALEXANDER NUTT * WAIFS & STRaYS * CHRISTOPHE & LUKAS * BOBBY BEIGE * DEAN 'Sunshine' SMITH * ADAM REGAN * OLE SMOKEY * STU PATTERSON * DAVE JARVIS * TERRY FARLEY * JOGARDE * WILLIAM COLLINS * GATTO FRITTO * PHIL SOUTH * IAN BLEVINS * MR DORIS * GREYMATTER * MATTY J & BEN TERRY * PHAT PHIL COOPER * STE HODGE * FUTUREBOOGIE DJ'S * STEVE COBBY (FILA BRaSILIA)*
Garden festival parties hosted by:
LOUCHE * DOLLOP * BAD PASSION * FUTURE DISCO * WOLF MUSIC *APPLEBLIM * INTERNATIONAL FEEL VS GOLF CHANNEL * DIYNAMIC * The Pool * WE LOVE * FAITH * EGLO RECORDS * GET DEEP * EL DIABLOS * LEFTFOOT * FUTUREBOOGIE RECORDINGS * BEATS IN SPACE