New home for Eastern Electrics 2012

Festival moves to Greenwich...

Photographer:Sara Bowrey

Chris Eustace - 17 May 2012

With the electronic music festival having been made homeless last month, having been forced to move from its original base in Clapham Common despite healthy ticket sales. With a new venue in the Docklands, the event will take place on Saturday 4 August.

In a statement, organisers said: “Area 12 is just five minutes’ walk from North Greenwich tube and the O2 complex. Set in its own grounds, it has a huge main stage and the same four great tents of thrilling underground electronic music from Eastern Electrics and its favourite genre-defining brands. And Area 12 has a unique approach to delivering the next generation, crystal clear sound Eastern Electrics has defined as a core part of its identity. Built around a huge man-made structure with shipping containers at its core Area 12 is able to secure the sort of sound rarely experienced on an urban site.

Eastern Electrics Festival was thrilled to discover about Area 12 through some friendly venue operators as it met with the demand from our core audience to put on the festival a little closer to its traditional East London heartlands without any compromise in our programme of next generation acts and brands.

The space is a fenced outdoor storage area and overfill car park, which will be transformed into London's latest, innovative festival site. Area 12 is the last undeveloped site on the Greenwich Peninsula, an area made famous by the O2 Complex and the new Emirates Cable Car, which will transport people across the Thames from the Autumn of 2012."

The bill remains the same, with the likes of Joy Orbison, Crazy P, 2020 Soundsystem, Kerri Chandler, Nina Kraviz and Julio Bashmore set to play.

Tickets are priced at £40 for a standard ticket, with VIP tickets at £75. Festivalgoers who have already bought Standard tickets can upgrade for an extra £35.

Click here to buy Eastern Electrics tickets.


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