Piknic Electronik Melbourne gets even BIGGER!
Melbourne, 28th January 2016. Piknic Elektronik Melbourne has had a great start to it’s second season with their first two events reaching over 2000 punters! Piknic #1 was a scorcher in every way, the sun was beating down on The Paddock and Kevin Saunderson turned it up for the dancefloor. Petit Piknic enjoyed some hoola hooping & giant games, was great to see the little revelers having so much fun. Dubfire headlined Piknic #2 last week and the vibe was electric, their locals both weeks; setting the perfect tone for what’s to come.
This Sunday’s lineup just got that extra bit special – K.I.M will be performing a semi live set showcasing some unreleased material and Misstress Barbara from Montreal has just been added to the lineup. It has been 12 years since Barbara last graced us with her techno presence and this Sunday. Misstress Barbara (word play between Miss and Stress) is an internationally renowned electronic artist, DJ and Producer, who has performed at some of the world’s top clubs and worked alongside music heavyweights such as Bjork, The Prodigy, Tiesto, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin and John Digweed just to name a few. With various techno releases coming up this year on Tronic Music, Loose Records and other respected labels while she keeps up with her various producer projects and her exclusively selected favorite DJ gigs, be sure not to miss her this weekend at Piknic!
“Piknic Électronik is my absolute favorite event to play at, so I’m very honored to get to play the Melbourne edition too!” – Misstress Barbara via facebook.
With electronic music at the core of its mission, Piknic aims to open up the genre by offering an immersive social experience. Defined by its specialized yet accessible programming, Piknic Électronik knows how to please both electronic enthusiasts and newcomers alike.
The third artist announcement welcomes Misstress Barbara, Secret Cinema, South London Ordnance, DeWalta, & Christian Vance LIVE, as well as locals Dean Benson, Phil K, Stockholm Syndrome, Isaac, Fryer, Bounce Audio DJs and Hans DC.
This incredible selection of artists joins the first and second round of still to come acts; Kode9, The Hacker, Sammy Dee, Sonja Moonear, Ryan Elliot and Robag Wruhme. See below for full season program with dates and local support.
The booking philosophy behind Piknic Électronik.
There are so many talented Australian DJs that can match the skills of international artists, each week Piknic will showcase a different selection of top Australian talent alongside the international guests. You can expect to hear great music from selected artists both local and international that are carefully selected for the great music they play and who they are as people. Piknic Électronik takes pride in not repeating any artists during the season to ensure each week delivers something new.
Petit Piknic – A carefully curated haven for whole family.
With several free constantly changing activities available on site; ranging from interactive and educational to athletic and recreational: Little Piknic will feature an art and creativity area, yoga for children, giant games, skateboard lessons, a music workshop and more!
“Little Piknic is our gift to the families of Melbourne, it is what gives Piknic Electronik it’s unique spirit.” – Alix Ouellet, director of the operation for Piknic Electronik International
Culture and leisure mix together in this new edition with one Melbourne residents favourite pastime… shopping! You can now go shopping while enjoying the best electronic music! In our Piknic Market you will find handmade clothing and accessories, jewelry and sunglasses…
Piknic Électronik – A foodies delight.
Piknic will run a purpose built professional bar stocked with local craft beers, cider, fresh juice and summer cocktails. Piknic goers are welcome to bring their own food or enjoy something delicious from our varied food options, including menus that are local, vegetarian or kid-friendly. They highlight flavours from around the world while remaining affordable. Communal tables are available, perfect for meeting other street food connoisseurs. Given the great demand for gourmet street food and the growing supply of quality food trucks in Melbourne , Piknic Electronic has decided to create a rotating system so we can enjoy all the gastronomic proposals available. This new Piknic Electronik edition brings us a spectacular cast of food trucks including: Toasta, Fancy Hanks, White Guy Cooks Thai, Ghost Kitchen, El Chivi, Big Cook Little Cook, Sliders on Tyres, Happy Camper Pizza just to name a few!
WHEN: Weekly from Sunday 17th January to Sunday 3rd April
OPEN HOURS: 1pm to 9pm
TICKETS: Tickets to all events and a season pass are available through Resident Advisor – http://www.residentadvisor.net/promoter.aspx?id=50074
About Piknic Electronik:
Vibrant in Montreal since 2003, Piknic Electronik’s first mission was bringing electronic music to all audiences by pulling it out of the night circuit and giving it a platform out in the open, in parks accessible to all. Now a major festival event of the Montreal summer, it draws, every Sunday of the summer, an average of more than5,000people of all ages, backgrounds and orientations, musical faithful and newcomers who converge on its flagship site at Parc Jean- Drapeau, under the majestic Calder statue, to enjoy music, the particular setting and very unique ambiance. The year 2015 marked the beginning of international development initiatives, and the concept of Piknic is travelling very well. After two successful debut seasons in Melbourne and Dubai in January, we launched a first season in Lisbon in July. To the success of these new ventures, we must add the four-year-old Barcelona Piknic, a precursor of this international adventure. Over the next five years, Piknic aims to have set its banner in ten cities across Europe, Oceania, and North and South America so that people the world over can experience the unique atmosphere that has shaped the reputation of the event.
FULL SEASON PROGRAM:
17/01 – Piknic Electronik Melbourne #1
Kevin Saunderson (US), Dantiez Saunderson (US), TBA, Matt Radovich (AUS), Myles Mac (AUS), Citipower DJs, (AUS)
24/01 – Piknic Electronik Melbourne #2
Oliver Schories (GER), Dubfire (US), Mike Buhl & Jack Love (AUS), Frank Moss (AUS)
31/ 01 – Piknic Electronik Melbourne #3
KIM (The Presets) (AUS), Mike Callander (AUS), Daze (AUS), Simon Tk (AUS)
07/02 – Piknic Electronik Melbourne #4
South London Ordnance (UK), Secret Cinema (HOL), Dean Benson (AUS), Andy Hart (AUS)
14/ 02 – Piknic Electronik Melbourne #5
Cut Copy DJs (AUS), Christian Vance (AUS), Phil K and more TBA
21/ 02 – Piknic Electronik Melbourne #6
Robag Wruhme (GER), Rone live (FR), A13 (AUS), TheCamilos & Alex Anderson (AUS)
28/ 02 – Piknic Electronik Melbourne #7
Ryan Elliot (US), KODE9 (UK), Kate Miller (AUS), JPS (The Operatives) (AUS)
06/ 03 – Piknic Electronik Melbourne #8 Boogs (AUS) and more TBA
13/03 – Piknic Electronik Melbourne #9 Artists to be announced soon
20/ 03 – Piknic Electronik Melbourne #10
Ed Banger House (Busy P + Boston Bun) (FR), Turkish Prison (Midnight Juggernauts) (AUS), Harris Robotis (AUS)
27/ 03 – Piknic Electronik Melbourne #11
Sonja Moonear (SWISS), Sammy Dee (GER), Dewalta (GER), Jacob Malmo (AUS), Isaac Fryer (AUS)
03/04 – Piknic Electronik Melbourne #12 Lineup TBA