Jackmaster, We Were Promised Jetpacks and Kevin Saunderson set for Aberdeen festival The Big Beach Ball

Festival season kicks off with mix of DJs, electronica and indie at Beach Ballroom

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Jackmaster, We Were Promised Jetpacks and Kevin Saunderson set for Aberdeen festival The Big Beach Ball

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After a storming debut last year we’re pleased to announce that the Big Beach Ball is back with their handpicked boutique festival line-up featuring Jackmaster, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Kevin Saunderson and more playing across indoor and outdoor stages.

Another highlight is Detroit tech-house duo Octave One. ‘The Aberdeen crowd is truly mad, insane and full of energy: we love doing our thang for them,’ they explain. ‘We'll guarantee that it’ll be intense and funky; you and we will definitely sweat.’

Miaoux Miaoux (aka Glasgow-based producer Julian Corrie) should also fit the vibe perfectly describing his output as: ‘Bass-heavy melodic melancholic pop music. Like a supercomputer being thrown in a lake. I’ve started playing with a band and they rock. Live drums, analogue bass, waves of shimmering pressure. People are there for a good time so there won't be any experimental epics. It’ll be short and to the point, and hopefully get people dancing.’

Dark, bassy techno night Bigfoot’s Tea Party also returns. ‘If I can manage to introduce Bigfoot’s to someone that’s never been to it before, then that can only be a good thing,’ says Chris Kelly. ‘Last year was a lot of fun. It was great experience for me to play alongside DJs like Heartthrob and Slam who I’ve admired for years. The Beach Ballroom is a bizarre venue, it’s really cool. I was amazed by the look and production of the whole festival last time, and I’m excited about what’s in store this year.’

Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen, Sun 5 May.

The Big Beach Ball

Music and club festival for Aberdeen with a selection of DJs, bands and live sets.

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