The countdown is on. On Saturday 5 April the world’s leading techno artists will come together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Time Warp. Here’s 10 reasons why Time Warp should be top of your bucket list this year.
1. THE ULTIMATE TECHNO PILGRIMAGE
Over the last 20 years Time Warp has become an institution for electronic music lovers, with loyal fans from all over the globe making an annual pilgrimage to witness marathon sessions from techno’s finest. This year, expect genre-defining performances from acts including Adam Beyer, Ben Klock, Carl Cox, Chris Liebing, Dubfire, Jamie Jones, John Digweed, Josh Wink, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Marcel Dettmann, Monika Kruse, Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler and Sven Väth.
2. ENTER. THE DJ BOOTH WITH RICHIE HAWTIN
Techno pioneer Richie Hawtin’s sets are always one of the main highlights at Time Warp and this year the festival are offering one lucky person the chance to experience Time Warp in the DJ booth with the man himself. All you need to do is vote for your favourite Richie Hawtin moment at Time Warp.
3. BE PART OF THE TIME WARP 20 YEARS DOCUMENTARY
Time Warp are offering fans the opportunity become part of the festival’s history by featuring in a new Time Warp 20 Years documentary. For a chance to appear in the documentary just film a short video which shows your love for techno and illustrates why you are the ultimate Time Warp fan. Send your video to email@example.com and the best videos will be invited to appear in the documentary.
4. LAURENT GARNIER
Time Warp veteran Laurent Garnier is an integral part of Time Warp, having performed at the festival every year since the very beginning. This year he will celebrate his own 20th anniversary at the event and we can’t wait to see what he has in store.
5. MIND-BLOWING LIGHTING AND VISUAL TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS
The Time Warp experience is brought to life by a huge range of AV technology and some seriously talented video and lighting artists! Designed to fully enhance the clubbing experience it has to be seen to be believed.
6. THE DJ’S PLACE TO PARTY
It’s no surprise Time Warp ranks as many techno artists favourite festival. Every year the festival reunites old friends and welcomes new friends to the Time Warp family, creating the ultimate party atmosphere for DJs to unleash their sonic techno beats.
7. MUSICAL DISCOVERY
As well as welcoming back Time Warp friends and family each year, the event also aims to showcase the scene’s most exciting newcomers. Acts making their Time Warp debut this year include Ilario Alicante, Recondite and Sonja Moonear.
8. BE THE FIRST
Time Warp is the place that DJs and producers love to showcase new projects and test out their latest tracks on the dancefloor before anywhere else. This year Time Warp regulars Pan-Pot will present brand new tracks from their label Second State as they make their debut performance on floor no1.
9. GET LOST IN THE MOMENT
Leave your inhibitions at the door and lose yourself in the moment, surrounded by friends and like-minded people – a true electronic community.
10. TIME WARP GOES GLOBAL
Fear not it you can’t make it to Mannheim this year as Time Warp will take the 20th anniversary celebrations global, starting in May with the first ever edition of Time Warp in Argentina!
If, after all that, you still need convincing check out the trailer for this year’s event…
Time Warp 2014 Line-Up
Adam Beyer, Ben Klock, Björn Hummerich, Bunte Bummler live, Carl Cox, Chris Liebing, Chris Wood & MEAT, Daniel Schlender, David Nicolas & Sebastian Werle, Dubfire, Ernesto Ferreyra b2b Mirko Loko, Gregor Tresher live, Ilario Alicante, Jamie Jones, John Digweed, Joseph Capriati, Josh Wink, Karotte, Laurent Garnier, Loco Dice, Luciano, Magda, Marco Carola, Marcel Dettmann, Monika Kruse, Moonbootica, Nick Curly, Oliver Koletzki, Pan-Pot, Recondite live, Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Robert Dietz, Scan X live, Seebase, Sasch BBC, Seth Troxler, Sonja Moonear, Steffen Baumann, Steffen Deux, Sven Väth, Tale Of Us, tINI.
CLR Time Warp Pre-Party
Loft Club, Ludwigshafen – Route
Friday, 4th Apr 2014, 23:00
Chris Liebing, Tommy Four Seven, Monoloc, Rebekah, DJ Emerson
Welt in Farbe meets Time Warp
Das Zimmer, Mannheim
Friday, 4th Apr 2014, 23:00
Björn Hummerich, Daniel Schlender, Sebastian Kreikemeier
Time Warp Argentina
As part of the anniversary celebrations, Time Warp’s 20 Year Tour will also be heading off to its first non-European destination. The first stop of the tour is Buenos Aires on 30 & 31 May. For more details of Time Warp Argentina visit www.time-warp.de/argentina
For more information or to book tickets visit www.time-warp.de
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