Winter, being the cold, miserable mistress that she is, makes it hard for us to remember that festival season even happened at all. Fortunately, the Bugged Out! Weekender exists as a reminder that the cold months don't have to be completely devoid of joy. Running from Jan. 15-17, the festival has already announced the majority of the line-up and it looks beyond amazing. The predominantly house and techno festival (don't worry UKG heads, there's plenty for you too) will see sets from Artwork, Jackmaster, Jasper James, The Black Madonna, Bicep, Hannah Wants, Julio Bashmore, Eats Everything, George FitzGerald, Catz 'N Dogz, Armand Van Helden, Kerri Chandler and more, with a live show from Âme. Meanwhile, for the bass-heads there's DJ EZ, DJ Barely Legal, Mumdance, Novelist and the guys who basically invented UK garage and grime, Kurupt FM.
With this latest announcement comes the full details of the all-important Bugged Out! pool parties and they're not going to disappoint. Jackmaster will be hosting his Tweak-A-Holic show, Bicep will lead the steamy-sounding Hot Tub Jamz while whimsy champion Artwork will introduce the world to the first ever Art's House. We're not exactly sure what that will involve but rest assured it'll be super silly and soundtracked by some of the best dance music going.
Head over to the Bugged Out! website for tickets and more info.