One of Australia’s premier electronic music festivals, Subsonic Music Festival has just dropped their first wave of artists and those of a reductionist persuasion will be very pleased with the initial names out of the hat.
Taking place at Riverwood Downs the boutique festival celebrated its 10th-year last year and with the event running from Friday, December 6th to Sunday, December 8th there is plenty of room to stretch out those festival legs.
Australian readers of Trommel and those looking to travel for this event will be very pleased with the names you will be reading.
First and foremost is the festival’s wow-inducing fabric XX showcase which is headed up by none other than Ricardo Villalobos, he will be closely followed newly crowned resident Bobby, Margaret Dygas, Mathew Jonson who will perform live and of course talisman and head honcho Craig Richards completes this stunning array of Farringdon favorites.
As well as these superstars over the course of the weekend you will also be able to catch in action Archie Hamilton, Audiofly, Cristi Cons, DeWalta, Doubtingthomas (Live), DJ W!ld, Sonja Moonear, Vera, techno royalty Derrick May, Steve Rachmad and Oliver Huntemann as well as Young Marco, Late Night Tuff Guy, Bruce, Andy Garvey, Ata, Ben Fester, Leon Vynehall, Que Sakamoto, Roi Perez, San Proper, Stavroz (live) and Saoirse. As you can see, as well as there being an extremely strong minimal contingent there will also be something for everybody musically.
What is truly unique about this gathering is the attention to detail that goes in to the staging and the various works of art that adorn most areas of the festival space. It is clear that Subsonic has gone to great lengths to really offer a more multi-faceted festival experience rather than the usual functional music led experiences. From the stage designs to the costumes that the performers wear and the sheer sensory overload of colors that are around each corner. The ecosystem conscious organizers have also taken up the challenge of removing single-use plastic from their festival site going forward too, which is no mean feat for an operation of this size.
Hats off to you Subsonic Music.