GARDEN FESTIVAL 2010 – MORE NAMES ANNOUNCED – 2nd – 11th July 2010

Garden Croatia

There are just two months left until the 5th edition of The Garden Festival begins! Time is very much flying as summer looms large, and this year’s Double Whammy of weekends are all set to start another mesmerising festival season on the sun-kissed Garden Petrcane site.

2010’s lineup is almost complete with several exciting additions gracing what is already the biggest showing yet across both weekends.

Breakestra is a ten-piece funk “orchestra” from Los Angeles, California, formed by Miles Tackett in 1996. Miles Tackett, also known as “Musicman” aka Breakestra, plays bass, guitar, keyboards and drums. He also sings along with Mix Master Wolf. The style in which the band plays is much influenced by late 60’s and early 70’s soul and funk music, and as The Live Mix, Part 1 and The Live Mix, Part 2 show.

The phenomenal Phenomenal Hand Clap Band (see what we did there?) offer multitudinous influences blending funk, soul, reggae, dance, hip-hop and Brazilian beat, as well as rock, disco and electro, encapsulating the spirit of the Brooklyn underground and are a stunning live addition to the Garden. Wolf & Lamb’s Gadi Mizrahi also brings an inspired live set to the festival. As a producer, his deviously playful style of house has proved as infectious abroad as it is at home, earning him international praise and gigs at clubs like Fabric, Watergate and Club der Visionaire. With such prolific work as an artist and label-head, Gadi Mizrahi is currently one of electronic music’s most influential trendsetters.

The legendary Terry Callier – long standing friend of Curtis Mayfield – brings his American Jazz, folk and soul to the Garden. Expect to be entranced when he plays the main stage – simply not to be missed! Young soul sensation Mayer Hawthorne also stars. The American sensation has brought a sublime take on soul with his debut album, A Strange Arrangement, drawing from influences including Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, Leroy Hutson, Mike Terry, Barry White and Smokey Robinson and has been hailed as a leader of the soul scene.

Festival fave Sir Norman Jay also returns this summer. Always bringing something special to where ever he plays, Norman encapsulates the very best in house, funk, soul and a few classics thrown in for good measure!

The Garden is further bolstered with the return of Mancunian genre-buff Mr Scruff and sonic scientist Qool DJ Marv. Splicing R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Latin, House, Jazz, Funk, Rock and Soul classics effortlessly together heralds one of the most exciting aural pioneers ever to have played at the Garden. On the live side, Killer Whale (The Arthur Russell Project), project makes its debut too – reinterpreting Russell’s incredibly rich deep disco sounds into dance floor abandon.

So with everything from NYC deep disco from Metro Area’s Darshan jousting with the electronica of Jamie Jones – one of the most talked about artists of 2009 for a string of revered releases and sets – through to Leeds’ finest deck devil, Dave Beer, and the brilliant live outfit 2020 Soundsystem, quite simply the Garden has it all – and more! One of Scotland’s finest, Garden debutant The Revenge, is set to unleash his fine disco cuts, and since his Resident Advisor podcast his stock has risen even further. London’s Horse Meat Disco debut too, themselves enjoying their most fruitful year yet, and two late night specialists also make their first appearances at The Garden, Sebo K and Seth Troxler, bring a tech-noir edge to nocturnal proceedings. Of course it’s not just all about the new boys – some already legendary Garden guests also return, including Greg Wilson, Henrik Schwarz, Kelvin Brown, Terry Farley, No’ Fakin and a great deal more also star.

Nestled on a narrow pine-shaded peninsular jutting into azure Adriatic waters, The Garden Festival site is truly breathtaking as is the entire area, complete with hidden coves, distant mountain ranges, long walks and an abundance of fresh sea air. Intimate cafes and restaurants line Petrcane’spromenade which follows the gently curved bay and the pace of life slows considerably during the days, yet you are never too far from the action either. As the sun goes down the site is transformed with entrancing sunset sets, late night live shows and all night long partying for those in the mood.

So picture the outdoor Amphitheatre cast in dappled shadow from the wizened trees surrounding it. Imagine The Tiki Bar and people dancing on the decking, on the beach or frolicking in the water. Witness the late evening Argonaughty Boat chugging back into dock, packed with happy revellers and as a live act – let’s say 2020 Soundsystem – rips it up on the open air main stage, someone discreetly unlocks the doors to Barbarellas Discotheque and an all night long session awaits with Horse Meat Disco…we can’t wait.

Names Announced so far…

Please note there are more headliners and acts to be announced!

Bonobo • Mr Scruff • Metro Area (Darshan Jesrani) • Henrik Schwarz • Crazy P • Ame • Killer Whale (The Arthur Russell Project) • Dixon • Sebo K • Seth Troxler • Shur-i-kan • Tensnake • Terry Callier • Floating Points • Rob da Bank • Breakestra feat Chali 2na • The Phenomenal Handclap Band • The Revenge • Glimpse • Greg Wilson • Jimpster • 2020 Soundsystem • Faze Action • Rub n Tug • Filthy Dukes • Jamie Jones • Adam Regan • Adam Shelton • Alex from Tokyo • Bobby Beige • Bootsy • Borka • Christophe (Redux) • Daddy G • Dave Beer • Dave Jarvis • Deano Ferrino • Discomendments • DJ Lenny (OPM) • DJ Strangefruit • Dolan Bergin • Dom Chung • El Diablos • El Harvo • Emma Chibuku • Felix Dickinson • Florian Keller • Gadi Mizrahi • Geddes • Hang The Dj • Harri and Domenic • Horse Meat Disco • Hot Toddy • Ichisan & Nakova • Ilija Rudman • Itchysoul • James Hillard • James Holroyd • Jim Stanton • Joe 90 • Jogarde • Karen P • Kelvin Brown • Kid Bongo • Matty J & Ben Terry (Tirk Records) • Mayer Hawthorne • No Fakin DJ’s • Norman Jay • Ole Smokey • PBR Streetgang • Pete Herbert • Phat Phil Cooper • Phil Mison • Qool DJ Marv • Red Rack Em • Ron Basejam • Sam Redmore • Sean Brosnan • Simon Morrell • Soul Jazz Sound System • Ste Hodge • Stu Patterson • Subb-an • Terry Farley • The Roller Boys • Thomas Brunner • Tristan Da Cunha • Yam Who?

Argonaughty Boat Parties

So much to choose from across the full two weeks of Argonaughty adventures…

Tirk Ahoy / 1st July / Boarding 13:30
Greg Wilson * Rub N Tug * Matty J * Terry

The Sub-marine Club / 1st July / Boarding 18:30
Harri * Domenic * Junior* Telford

Mulletoverboard / 2nd July / Boarding 13:30
Geddes * Jamie Jones

Hang The DJ / 2nd July / Boarding 18:30
The Revenge * Kazeem * PBR Streetgang * Andy Lemay

Crazy P v El Diablos / 3rd July / Boarding 13:30
Crazy P * El Diablos

Faith Houseboat / 3rd July / Boarding 18:30
Stu Patterson * Terry Farley * Dave Jarvis

Below v Basics / 4th July / Boarding 13:30
Adam Shelton * Sub An * Tristan Da Cunha * Dave Beer * James Holroyd

Futureboogie / 4th July / Boarding 18:30
Joe 90 * El Harvo * Kid Bongo * Christophe

HMS Goodtimes / 5th July / Boarding 18:30
Norman Jay * Roll and Butter

TBC / 8th July / Boarding 13:30

The Futuredisco Dingy / 8th July / Boarding 18:30
Dom Chung * Emma Chibuku * Sean Brosnan * Ilija Rudman

Electric Minds / 9th July / Boarding 13:30
Faze Action * Yam Who? * Dolan Bergin

Basement Boogaloo / 9th July / Boarding 18:30
Red Rack’Em * Nick Shaw * Ed Cotten * Irish crew still tbc

No Fakin v Sick Trumpet / 10th July / Boarding 13:30
No Fakin DJ’s * Phat Phil Cooper * Ste Hodge

Resident Advisor’s All @ Sea / 10th July / Boarding 18:30
Seth Troxler * Sebo K

Webfoot / 11th July / Boarding 13:30
Mr Scruff * Daddy G * Adam Regan * Bobby Beige

Innervisions Ahoy / 11th July / Boarding 18:30 SOLD OUT
Ame * Dixon * Henrik Schwarz

TBC / 12th July / Boarding TBC
Crew still tbc


General Information

Croatia itself has enjoyed a bumper year as a travel destination, offering everything from secluded coves and deserted stretches of pristine beach to historic and vibrant cities, succulent sea-food and an enriching culture of old and new. Many of those who attended one or more of the weekends this year also took time out to explore some of this inspiring and seductive country too. Check and for more info.

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