08 May 2019
We check out just a handful of reasons why you should be heading to Eastern Electrics this August
Born out of London's warehouse party culture, Eastern Electrics have evolved from concrete floors into grassy fields as this festival has grown to become a staple for clubbers looking to indulge in a diverse line up of fan favourites and the next generation of up and comers alike.
Now entering its seventh year, its aims to keep alive the traditions and culture of electronic music continues at its home in Morden Park located just a stone's throw from central London.
Here's just a handful of reasons why EE is summer party paradise:
No limp cheese sandwiches or desolate warzone style campsites here.
From massive main stages to intimate raves there's a number of diversely themed stages, each with their own vibe and line up. EE definitely caters for every raver's taste; top-spec production, lighting and pyrotechnics at the festival's biggest stages, or, slow it down with sun loungers, rum punch bars, giant tropical teacup seating and volleyball courts at the Electric City, a tropical party paradise.
Best of all, the Pool Party hosted by Cuckoo Land - a real swimming pool stage to recreate the wet and wild debauchery that has made this Ibiza brand a poolside party staple on the White Isle. Bring your trunks.
Festival portaloos. Probably the last place you'll want to be at a festival. Pinched noses and closed eyes are more than a requirement as you avoid looking into the abyss of shame that lingers below the toilet seats. Quite literally a shitshow of human waste on a festival size scale. However, wander into one of Eastern Electrics' and you might just find yourself stumbling upon a secret rave - less like a pooey Narnia, more like a portal to a party dimension. A Turdis? Okay, maybe that's too much.
It's no wonder this festival has developed a loyal following among clubbers looking for top line-ups blasted through quality sound systems. Curated stages and line ups are what really make EE a raver's paradise.
South London's very own Skream takes charge of curation for the Big Top, the festival's largest stage, presenting his brand new project 'I Feel' for the very first time at EE, Defected bring their 20th anniversary birthday party to The Switchyard and purveyors of the underground Rinse FM head up EE's newest stage, The Plant House.
With big electronic music brands taking charge, you'll be getting the top dogs and the hottest newcomers across two days. With the likes of Goldie, GW Harrison, Hannah Wants, Big Narstie, Nadia Rose, Mat Jam Lamont, Ocean Wisdom, Charlie Sloth, MK and many more, there's plenty to choose from a massive range of genres.
At £57.50 for a weekend ticket, students can bag themselves an absolute bargain. Plus, stick another £30 of that maintenance loan on top and you've got yourself a full VIP weekend package with access to an exclusive area with Ministry of Sound selecting the finest tunes. Nice.