Whilst searching the web to see if our future headliners Faithless had been to our splendid town of Luton before, we started to uncover not only that they had, but also a whole list of other incredible acts had once performed here too!
Way back in the late 90’s a festival popped up called Tribal Gathering, held on the grounds at Luton Hoo Estate in the summer, between 25,000 – 35,000 ravers would descend on the event who bought in acts such as (Wait for it):….
The Chemical Brothers
Felix da Housecat
Masters At Work
Whilst it’s unlikely an event of this magnitude will happen in that location again, we can still be excited to bring in one act off the epic list this Easter, as we celebrate 5 Years Of Taste The Punch on Good Friday at Carnival Arts, Luton.
If you were one of the lucky ones and managed attend Tribal Gathering feel free to let us know all about on twitter
This 1997 Line-up at Luton Hoo would still be a block buster todaydean2019-08-06T17:26:31+01:00
Tantra will throw ‘The Last Show Of The Summer’ on Thursday 12th October donating proceeds to the Caritas charity organisation. Opening up the outdoor space next to the venue, the outdoor event which is powered by Taste The Punch will be split into two parts; the daytime celebrations and a night time party with DJ Sneak, Doorly, Jesse Perez and DJ Oliver.
During the daytime, Tantra will be serving up their famous BBQ from 14:00 to celebrate another successful summer with the workers and residents of the area. A selection of barbecued meats and vegetarian options will be offered up throughout the afternoon. From 19:00, the afternoon celebrations will turn into the night time party with a huge stage and production built for a five-hour outdoor session until midnight when the party will move inside for the after hours.
British brand Taste The Punch will bring their debut Ibiza season to a close on 12th October at one of the island’s best venues. Tantra has hosted two Taste The Punch pre parties this season with Faithless and DJ Sneak both performing. This year TTP have welcomed the likes of Mark Knight, Marshall Jefferson, Felix Da Housecat and Laidback Luke to Eden and will be ending the year in style by powering the famous Tantra Closing Party.
Headlining Tantra’s ‘Last Show Of The Summer’ is legendary ‘house gangsta’ DJ Sneak along with top producer and DJ, Doorly, hotly tipped newcomer Jesse Perez, legendary islander DJ Oliver and Tantra residents Frank Mendez, Zuer and Davide Alfieri.
A special outdoor light projection show will be created by Bamboo. The industry expert has been transforming international stages into multi-dimensional worlds since the 1980s. Developing his distinctive style on the island of Ibiza, he has become a global trendsetter in the domain of visual projection.
If you can’t be on the island to celebrate the night time charity event then you can watch the action unfold live through the Tantra Facebook page from 19:00. The event will also be broadcasted on Ibiza White FM 103.7 which can be listened to globally from the Ibiza White FM app. The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple and Google Play stores or you can tune in at www.tantraibiza.com.
A larger network of radio stations around the world will be broadcasting the island event, sharing the love from the last moments of summer in Ibiza.
Taste The Punch joins Tantra for Ibiza Closing Party with DJ Sneak, Doorly, Jesse Perez and DJ Oliver.dean2019-08-06T17:26:32+01:00
Dancefloor heroes DJ Sneak, Chus & Ceballos, Prok & Fitch, Riton, Camelphat, Format: B, Hauswerks, Toyboy & Robin, Ellie Cocks, Christian Neilsen and Al Gibbs, join a Taste The Punch Ibiza roll call that includes Mark Knight, Faithless (DJ Set), Laidback Luke, Marshall Jefferson, Tough Love, George Kwali, Lee Walker, Blaise, LiTek and more…
Taste The Punchhave announced the second phase of artists all set to tear up the dancefloor at Eden Ibiza every Friday this summer from 16th June to 29th September. The latest names to be revealed include DJ Sneak, Chus & Ceballos, Prok & Fitch, Riton, Camelphat, Format: B, Hauswerks, Toyboy & Robin, Ellie Cocks, Christian Neilsen and Al Gibbs. These proven crowd-pleasers join a list of quality artists already announced, including Mark Knight, Faithless (DJ Set), Laidback Luke (exclusive techno set), Marshall Jefferson, Tough Love, George Kwali, Lee Walker, Blaise, LiTek and more. Tickets are available for just £25 in advance from www.tastethepunch.com.
Chief amongst the new names to be announced is the legendary DJ Sneak. A larger than life character who was part of the early Chicago scene, his label I’m A House Gangster is behind many seminal house anthems, and the man himself has had many hits over the years, from ‘You Can’t Hide From Your Bud’ to more recent efforts like ‘Just Play The Music.’ He still lays it down like no other all over the world and plays Taste The Punch on 8th September.
Next up is Chus & Ceballos, the taste making tech house duo behind the hugely influential Stereo Productions label who play on August 25th and September 22nd. The prominent pair publish their own weekly radio show and podcast as well as DJing around the world from BPM to the WMC, and as well as solo tunes they also link with big stars like Prok & Fitch, who themselves play on August 4th and September 29th. The UK pair release on labels like Toolroom and Suara and count floor wreckers like ‘Pitch Roll’ and ‘Double Vision’ amongst their arsenal of tunes.
On July 14th, UK bass house man Riton is in town and will bring with him hits like ‘Rinse & Repeat’ and ‘Betta Riddim’ real dancefloor slayers, as are his big remixes of Disclosure and Frances. Another UK outfit, Camelphat currently riding high with the ‘Hangin With Charlie’ EP on the legendary Relief Records, then lines up on September 22nd.
Fans of German pair and scene veterans Format: B then need to put September 29th in the diary. The Formatik Records bosses will roll into town with their funk driven tech house sounds and driving drums and are sure to get people in a spin.
On June 30th, August 18th and September 1st, Hauswerks will join those already announced. In recent times this house sensation has released with or for ViVa Music Ltd, Moda Black, Groove Armada, Secondcity and Doorlyand knows how to cook up some truly slinky grooves. Meanwhile, July 28th will bring Toyboy & Robin—a relatively new but high impact house duo from labels like Sccucci Manucci—and then on August 18th Abode London Resident and Reprezent Radio host Ellie Cocks joins the fun.
Danish DJ and production machine Christian Nielsen is the new name added to the June 30th party and is known for his fresh and modern deep house on labels like Dance Club, Play It Down and Glasgow Underground. Elsewhere, award winning Dublin DJ and FM104 host Al Gibbs plays on August 4th, Too Tall plays twice in both August and September and Taste The Punch residents and able house selectors Nigel Clarke and Paul Malcolm complete the line-up for the closing party on September 29th.
In just four years, Taste The Punch has established itself as one of the most authentic party experiences in the UK. Founded by a pair of brothers in Luton, guests like Pete Tong, Claptone, Annie Mac and B. Traits all headlined the party which last year went on to host their own stage at Eastern Electrics. This first Ibiza season is sure to find them bring something new and fresh to the island, as well as legions of hardcore regulars who know exactly what the brand stands for.
Taste The Punch bring ‘the punchbowl’ to Ibiza and with the new additions announced today, this is shaping up to be one of the most talked about new parties on the White Isle this summer.
Taste The Punch Announce Phase 2 Acts For Fridays At Eden Ibizadean2019-08-06T17:26:33+01:00