THE MOST exciting addition to the local music scene in a some time gets officially underway this Saturday night, as Macronite host their ‘BUMP! Muzik Festival Warm Up Party’ ahead of the second staging of the excellent two day left-field electronic festival later this month.
BUMP! made its debut last year at a site in Doonass, bringing some of the finest DJs, electronic musicians, scratch kings and general revelry to the wilds of the countryside ringing Limerick city, and returns this year, beefier, bigger, boasting an eye-popping line-up in a brand new location - which has been visited by this reporter and has us all-a-tingling with expectation.
This year the festival will make its debut on the lawns of a former golf course in Clonlara, Co. Clare, just minutes from the city, and the site is fantastic - as is the line-up, with some of the finest producers in the underground music scene, such as Regis, Inigo Kennedy, June Miller, Stray and Sunil Sharpe.
This Saturday, the BUMP! crew and Macronite Collectives are hosting an official warm-up party in Dolan’s, with the Warehouse set to be wired for exquisite sound - boasting Funktion One systems - along with the famed lighting rig, which has consistently brought an electric element to recent nights with guests such as Welfare, Boxcutter and Perc.
Macronite residents Niki, Ruan & Teddy will be hurling the tastiest techno and tech house sounds around the Warehouse, while there will also be two live electronic sets featuring sublime electronica and IDM Fusion from the exciting ‘Endfindead’, and County Limerick native Dugdale will be unleashing chilled, garage-influenced electro on the Terrace for his debut live set. From Dugdale to Dubblebass, the Terrace will be also play host to Baramus and Tokin’ WhiteBoy.
There will be a very limited number of early bird weekend tickets to BUMP!, which takes place on July 23 and 24, available to those who make it down promptly, priced only €60.
Macronite’s Dan Sykes says of the upcoming BUMP! festival: “The line-up is a culmination of up and coming and the established and reflects the collective idea of Macronite also. We have some acts who aren’t on any other Irish line-up and we want it to be unique and encourage people to come to the area”.
Tickets are selling fast and revellers from Cork to Belfast have already booked buses to come down, so get your tickets fast. See www.bumpfestival.com for more.