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MEOKO Presents Hidden Treasures – Introducing Anna Laurini

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You might have bumped into her London’s street pieces: the colourful, joyful wall near Haggerston Park and several bits around Brick Lane. In any case, if you have seen an Anna Laurini’s piece, you won’t confuse it with anything else.

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Her signature style consists of a mix of bright, textured acrylic colours and merges soft shapes with hard edges in a an ever akin, but never same, whole. Anna’s works of art are clearly inspired by abstract expressionism and also reminds us a bit of synthetic cubism. She draws inspiration from the old to create a completely new kind of abstraction, modern, unseen and intense.

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Her canvases are loving encounters of men and women, whose words fluctuate on the surface; sometimes they are questions, sometimes statements and some other times melancholic desires.

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Anna has studied at the Art Student League in New York and at Central Saint Martins in London, and she has received commission from many privates in both cities.

Throughout her career, Anna has always employed a variety of media, including videos, collages, drawings and stencils. Her continuous itch to experiment drove her practice into yet another field, as she has recently started working with fabric: her leitmotivs are perfectly translated into simple, yet powerful designs over t-shirts and sweatshirts.

Perfect for both, man and women, her garments are the last MEOKO discovery, proper and wearable works of art.

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Each is characterized by her dearest bright, even fluorescent colours, applied with the usual neat and tidy brush strokes. Besides, every garment is entirely hand painted, which means that every single design is unique.

For this Hidden Treasure ‘episode’, MEOKO collaborates with Anna to give you the chance of winning two of her hand-painted t-shirts.

To enter the competition, please send an e-mail to hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk, sporting ‘Art for Anna’ in the subject line and explaining what art means to you. The winner will be able to personally pick his/her favourite designs amongst Anna’s line. Good luck peeps!

 

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Shure Competition: Win 2 Pairs of Earphones

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A good DJ, much like any good tradesman, never blames his tools. From needles to torque, flight cases to 
headphone jacks, every element of a touring dj needs to be covered to ensure optimum functionality, in 
turn leading to the better dj sets for both creator and listeners. Manufacturers SHURE know all too well the 
benefits of quality DJ equipment, from their best selling range of high quality needles to their lush 
headphone ranges. But it’s not only the DJ they’re catering for with their SE535 and SE112 earphones, 
you can be treated to optimum sound and sonic clarity whether you’re at home or on the move good 
sound is something that we all have a right to enjoy.

Untitled-1 copySo throw away those crappy white iPod earphones and cast your bass boosting in ears aside MEOKO have teamed up with SHURE to offer a pair of stunning earphones to two lucky readers. 1st prize winner will receive a pair of SE535 earphones with a retail value of over £300, while a second lucky winner will also be up for a chance of bagging a pair of SE112 earphones. You lucky devils, you.

All you have to do to grab these is send us an email to hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk to be in with a chance of winning, with the subject line SHURE ENOUGH, and detailing why you deserve the booty so much in the email body itself. winners will be picked at random and will be notified in due course. Good luck to all those who enter… Get ready to enrich your lives with premium sounds!

 

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South West Four Festival Competition

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London’s festival behemoth, South West Four, has become somewhat of an institute for the city’s dance music loving inhabitants. Originally conceived in 2003   and launched at the-still-trusted-home of Clapham Common, SW4 has built up a reputation as the original, inner city urban based festival, ruling the August bank holiday weekend, year after year.

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And after celebrating their 10th anniversary year in 2013, the SW4 crew have swung back into action, with stunning world class line ups and high quality production values and crisp sound being the order of the day(s) once again.

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Based across 25th / 26th of August, Saturday sees the likes of Above & Beyond, Danny Avila, Loco Dice, Tale Of Us, Tiga & Audion playing a rare back to back set, sash, Paul Kalkbrenner and Seth Troxler and Jamie Jones to name but a few of the stellar cast. Sunday sees a cross pollination of styles, including drum and bass from the likes of Marcus Intalex, warehouse techno from Boddika, bumpy house from Catz ‘N Dogz, Maya Jane Coles, Shadow Child and straight up techno from Marco Carola, Deadmau5, Eric Prydz and Andy C headline the festival on the last day.

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If you want to be part of a LOndon institution this year, then here at MEOKO we’ve got 1 x pair of VIP Saturday festival tickets for you and a pal to bag from us, meaning your chance to party to the finest acts the world has to offer, in the glorious and green surroundings of beautiful Clapham Common. All you have to do is email us at hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk sporting the subject line “Clapham” and the winner will be drawn from a hat at random. Get busy and see you at the front in August!

 

More info about the festival and tickets HERE

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Win 2 tickets for Fieldtrip Festival 2014

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Fieldtrip is a debut Music & Arts Festival landing on the stunning Yorkshire Moors between 15th and 17th August 2014. Much like it’s tea drinking inhabitants and their world famous hospitality, Fieldtrip promises a cozy and independent atmosphere, offering lots of local goodness in a lush green site, with panoramic views of the moors and just a short drive from Leeds City centre.

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“Fieldtrip Festival is all about one thing and that’s having fun from start to finish” says Danny Savage, part of the two-man team that devised the Fieldtrip idea. “There are a number of reasons we opted for a smaller sized festival. Firstly, it’s our launch year so we didn’t want to run before we could walk. Secondly, the best festivals I got to (and there has been quite a few!) are the intimate ones the ones where you end up leaving with a new set of mates and when you can embrace every aspect of the event personally. And that’s what we are aiming for with Fieldtrip. We’ve put huge attention to detail into all aspects and we don’t want anything to go unnoticed or ‘get lost in the crowds” he says of Fieldtrip’s ethos and aesthetic.

Compact and cute, this bijoux affair focuses on fun & participation, taking inspiration from the promoters’ world festival travels, distilling them into one beautifully boutique weekend. There will be cider stalls, a handpicked selection of amazing street food, live comedy and kamikaze karaoke, mud wrestling and unique little habitats to play in, craft stalls and acrobats as well as rap battles, a secret cinema and oodles of locally endorsed real ales from Yorkshires many breweries.

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“There’s going be a lot of quirky little pop-up arenas and unique attractions for everyone to soak up when they’re not in the music arenas” explains partner Liam Donnachie. “We’re not really down with the ‘everyone has to wear this on the last day’ or ‘everyone has to join in this activity’ kind of vibe. It’s more a case of there is gonna be plenty of things for you to be getting on with music, arts, live performances, stand up comedy, mud wrestling, dodge ball and we’ve even been chatting about getting a ‘tinder’ tent up and running!

With the modest Fieldtrip attracting a super-intimate, 1500 capacity crowd, everyone is going to be more than busy. The camping soiree puts a large emphasis firmly on attention to detail, with a wide variety of live & electronic music spread across 7 specially designed arenas, each one having its own themed environment, to make it a much more inclusive and magical experience. There will be plenty of participatory games, performance artists and in general, no expense spared on production. It’s the little things that matter sometimes Fieldtrip remains a feel good weekend that harks back to a simpler, more fun and engaging time (before the corporate world ruled the festival plain).

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As well as a lovingly hand picked selection of local musicians, brands, DJs & performers, there will be a smattering of international talent to really finish the festival in style. The music ethos is about quality, not what’s hot at the minute or trendy and cool the festival sees it their responsibility to provide you with a fresh selection of musical fare, with a new favourite band, or DJ awaiting you at the end of the weekend. “For me the best part of a festival is walking away having experienced new music from artists you’ve not heard of before” confirms Danny. “To stumble across a new act that you love is what festivals are all about. So with that in mind, we’ve covered a lot of genres across live and electronic music so I’m sure everyone will be satisfied musically and hopefully surprised as well.

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Fieldtrip is a fun-filled, friendly affair that brings together the best creative and cultural offerings Leeds has to offer, delivered with love; understanding and a welcoming smile on its fact. This is one summer trip you definitely don’t want to miss. In the words of the festival themselves: “Its like-minded people who just love to have fun”… now then, where do we sign up?

Therefore we joined hands with Fieldtrip Festival and are giving away a pair of weekend tickets. Send us an email at hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk with ‘Field Trip’ as the subject heading and comment below the article with the artists you’re the most excited to see at Field Trip. Don’t forget to pack your camping gear… good luck!  

 

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London Warehouse Competition: Win a Bundle of 5 Gifts

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London Warehouse Events, better known as LWE have spent the last 3 years putting on some of London’s most cutting edge events, establishing themselves as kings of the warehouse scene. The combination of unusual locations, bespoke production, killer sound and an obsessive attention to detail has meant prominent success. Delivering over 34 blistering, sold out shows across the capital as well as putting on their first sold out Brixton Academy alongside RAM Records. But probably their biggest success story was their New Years Day event at the amazing, grade 1 listed building, Tobacco Dock with some huge artists on the bill. It was truly a moment in club land that many people won’t forget. This time round on the 9th of August, the event coming up at Tobacco Dock won’t be any less memorable… 

We welcome one of London’s hottest promoters, Percolate, to host the newly discovered Vaults. First up we have a duo of female DJ’s that are taking the house scene apart right now, Dinky and Kate Simko. Portuguese disco head Social Disco Club rounds off the Percolate guests, bringing with them a record crate that is guaranteed to bring the summer vibes. In support are residents Krywald and Farrer aka the Percolate DJ’s who will be warming up proceedings.

Metro Area will headline and round off the full lineup in the Percolate room. With their influence reaching into every corner of electronic music, their ability to arrange the best elements of disco in perfect synchronicity and untouchable originality has given them a timeless sound. Summer In The City will be an extremely rare opportunity to see these pioneering musicians play in the UK.

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LWE will host the main room and have handpicked a selection of the hottest names in house and techno – a blistering blend of classic summer sounds. We’ll have old school pedigree with a new twist in the form of Groove Armada and DJ Sneak, plus it’s LWE debut for is Lee Foss, who continues to soar on his ascent through the ranks both as a solo artist and a quarter of Hot Natured. Anja Schneider, an LWE and TD favourite, returns to tear up the main room and rounding things off are legendary London party starters and hot of the back of their debut compilation on Defected, krankbrother Mathew Jonson and recent game changers Waze & Odyssey.

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This time, down in the car-park, they have called on Damian Lazarus to play host and he’s assembled an almighty array of his Crosstown Rebels. Calling on Subb- An who is set to release his debut album on the label this year; and has a mercurial ear for breaking down the barriers between “can” and “can’t” with his live sets. Watergate resident and Cocolino Records founder SIS joins the Rebel Rave; bringing groovy house and techno that’ll sit perfectly alongside Clive Henry in a bunker that represents the best of the current Crosstown Rebels roster. Not forgetting the incredible Mathew Jonson who will bring one of his legendary live sets to the depths of Tobacco Dock.

If this was all, you are mistaken. MEOKO has a special competition for you guys which includes:

– pair of tickets to Tobacco Dock

– pair of ear plugs from EarPeace

– Krankbrother compilation CD

– Crosstown Rebels CD

– Mobilee release

To take part and wish for the best, email us at hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk simply by using the title ”Tobacco Dock”. Good luck! 

 

For more information on the event click HERE

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Half Baked Goes To Barcelona

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Half Baked Records came to life in early 2013 as part of the HBF Agency, representing love for deep house sunday-afternoon events. The record label was created in order to complete the Half Baked platform in the modern music industry and as an output for the music of the Half Baked residents and international guests.

Half Baked Records releases on vinyl only as a symbol of their passion for underground dance music and the belief in the physical persistency and value of the wax format. The philosophy is as simple as demanding: bringing innovation & playfulness through great producers of the underground scene, releasing their music internationally while operating as a “family”.

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Guess what though, theres some special Half Baked magic coming up at the beautiful of La Terrrazza in Barcelona, where dancing under the sun and stars becomes a euphoric experience…The event happening on the 12th of June is a promise of 14hours of fun. It wouldn’t a kept promise without some extra festivities, so come and let one of the lovely girls paint your faces, take some funny photos in the photo booth and don’t forget to pick up some flowers for your hair for that extra summery touch. La Terrrazza will be transformed into a summer paradise, perfect for an open air party!

Of course we have not forgotten the music, and boy are there going to be some good acts for you guys! Detroit legend Mike Huckaby will be playing his only show at Off Week exclusively for Half Baked, alongside him, HALF HAWAII (AKA Bruno Pronsato + Sammy Dee) will be making their Off Week debut with their mind-blowing live set – you don’t want to miss this! Also, Thomas Melchior, the man behind one of the most successful tracks on Half Baked records with his remix of Mike Shannon’s “Slip It”

Joining guests include the star studded group of Half Baked residents and agency artists to round off the lineup of one our favourite parties every year. Names such as Seuil along with Le Loup who make Hold Youth together, Mike Shannon, Birdmakingmachine (live) as well as Rudolf, Enrico Mantini, Robin Ordell and finally, Greg Brockmann. All these, just for you!

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Not only is this un-missable event coming up… but also MEOKO has a special competition which you can join by emailing us at hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk simply by using the title ”Half Baked goes to Barcelona”. The prize, is none other but the now sold out vinyl HB001 including Yakine, Robin Ordell, Seuil, Le Loup and ALSO if not most importantly… a pair of tickets for the event! Hurry up and email us, good luck to all! 

 

For more information on the event and tickets CLICK HERE

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Hidden Treasures introduces: Gloria Gaia Bellardi

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MEOKO has been digging in the deep to bring you the best in up and coming brands and designers for the coolest and most unique creations out there. Each brand representing positivity, creativity and a fun and friendly vibe, to tie in with what we stand for here at MEOKO. Over the up coming weeks we’ll be presenting some our favourites, as well as some fresh undiscovered talents for you to feast your eyes on.

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This time we went to the land of craft and quality, other than fabulous design mecca: Italy.

Gloria Bellardi produces minimalistic garments rigorously made in Italy with top materials and fabrics. Her designs go beyond seasonal trends in favour of a timeless style.

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Gloria was born in Italy, where she attended the renowned Marangoni institute in Milan and collaborated with big names of fashion, like Vivia Ferragamo and Roberto Cavalli.

In 2011 she moved to London. Since then, she worked for Traffic People and several other brands as a freelancer, and she also attended a footwear design course at Central Saint Martins.

Gloria became experienced enough to open her own label last year, at very young age.

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The philosophy behind her quarterly capsule collections of unique pieces is to produce versatile items that can be used throughout the year. Her clean designs are made special by innovative cuts and shapes, great attention to details and, of course, excellent fabrics.

For MEOKO’s readers, Gloria decided to offer as prize a simple, sexy yet sophisticated bodysuit, made of cotton jersey & pure silk. Soft and comfortable, is perfect for clubbing: pair it with skinny, high-waisted jeans or slouchy pants for a more laid back style; and for hot summer days, dare wearing it on its own, with an extravagant bumbag – cool and super comfy!

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The lucky winner of this £120 worth of a prize will also receive a Gloria Gaia Bellardi shopping bag with it! All you have to do to enter the competition for this fab garment is like Gloria Gaia Bellardi on FB and let us know by writing to hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk, boosting ‘Get me some Gloria’ in the subject line. Winners will be announced in three weeks via our Facebook page. Good luck!

 

And if you ain’t lucky enough, you can still find Gloria’s creations on her website www.gloriagaiabellardi.com or buy them from her stockist on Redchurch Street, Mk2UK.

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Meadows in the Mountains Competition: Win a pair of Festival Tickets

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Meadows in the Mountains is nestled away within the Bulgarian Rhodope Mountain range, sitting on top of the Greek border encourage you to go wild and abandon responsibilities as you soak up the beautiful, natural surroundings of the uniquely placed festival. After all, it is what it says, Meadows in the Mountains.

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Aside from the likes of Theo Parrish collaborator and Flowers creator Andrew Ashong, San Proper, Hrdvsn, Jazzanova’s Alex Barck and many more underground acts from the world’s of house, funk and soul, you can even take a horse and cart ride, have a go at downhill grass bob-sleighing, go on a mountain ramble or for the more adventurous type out there, take a trip on the ‘death slide’ or subject yourself to a ride on the mountain top zip line.

 

 

 

Shunning the ethos of capitalism for community, pre-fab festivals for a unique experience and the arena-packing superstardom of large-scale festivals for intimate personality, Meadows in The Mountains represents a refreshing alternative within a deluge of paint-by-numbers festivals and events. Just make sure you remember to bring your camera along and more importantly, bags of enthusiasm! 

 

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If you’re up for an adventurous dive into the woods than look no further as MEOKO is offering a pair of festival tickets. All you have to do is email hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk sporting the subject line ”Meadows in the Mountains” and wait patiently. Good luck to all!

 

For more about Meadows in the Mountains CLICK HERE 

MEOKO Spring & Summer Competitions

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As the summer is (slowly) approaching, here at MEOKO we thought to give you a glimpse of what is going to happen, and the chance to take part in it! Here is a full list of all our 7 competitions, running throughout the summer, a summer of love. Good luck!

 

Magna Carta Competition: Win a Season Pass for Sankeys Ibiza

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Magna Carta takes over Saturday’s at Sankeys Ibiza.

The scripture is simple – fresh artists, innovative parties and sharp, discerning vibes. They begin life on Saturday 7th June with gangsta house don Phil Weeks, Ramon Tapia and techno royalty Samu.L . Over the course of the season, they invite many names big and small, including Pirupa, Sante, Tim Green, Jordan Peak and more over.

You’ll be happy to know that MEOKO can offer you a pair of season passes for the month of June. Just send an email to hello_competitions@meoko.net with the subject line “MAGNA CARTA” to be in with a chance of winning. See you at the front!

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Electric Elephant Competition: Win a Pair of Festival Tickets

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Electric Elephant – situated at the Croatian original festival site,The Garden, Tisno – is an intimate 5 day festival that focuses on the sights and sounds of the local area.

This year it features Simian Mobile Disco,Francois K, Prosumer, The Emperor Machine, Munk, Soul Jazz Soundsystem, Horse Meat Disco and many more. Cherry on top: a series of daytime boat parties.

MEOKO is offering one winner a chance to bag a pair of festival tickets, plus a pair of tickets for each of Monday’s boat parties. To enter, send us an email to hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk sporting the subject line “Elephant Boogie”. The lucky one will be contacted at later date. Good Luck!

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Noisily Festival Competition: Win 4 Weekend Tickets

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Sometimes, may of us Brits, forget that our own shores have more than its fair share of reasons to maintain its claim as the home of festivals. Noisily Festival of Music and Arts burst onto the scene last year with an unashamedly clear mission statement – to bring the most diverse and eclectic line up of global electronic music, both underground and overground, mixed with cutting edge design and art installations, in amongst the beautiful and secluded Leicestershire forest.

The musical fare on offer lists Greg Wilson, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Session Victim and Gaudi all play, joined by the likes of sonic alchemist Max Cooper, Scottish techno titans Slam, Dutch breaks master 2562 and tonnes more.

MEOKO is offering the chance to coolly bag 4 x weekend passes for winner and friends.To enter this killer competition, comment below the article in full with the artist you’re most excited to see at Noisily , plus email your answer and full name to hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk Good luck! 

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Farr Festival Competition: Giving Away Three Dr. Banana caps

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Surrounded by an enclosed woodland space, deep in the Essex countryside, Farr Festival seeks to take the festival-goer on an immersive musical experience, featuring cutting edge sound, music and installations.

Celebrating five years, Farr Festival 2014’s line up is their largest yet, planting electronic names such as Scuba, Tom Trago, Kim Ann Foxman and Ame live alongside more bassier heroes such as dBridge, Marcus Intalex and South London Ordnance.

We’ve got an exclusive prize to give away to 3 lucky MEOKO fans specially branded, bespoke Farr Festival 3 x Dr Banana baseball caps. To bag one of these exclusive head garments, all you have to do is Like and Share THIS IMAGE. Send an EMAIL to  hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk with “Farr & Away” as the subject heading to let us know you’ve got involved. We’ll be touch with the winner in due course.

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Win a Pair of Tickets for Dimensions Festival 2014

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The same marauding gang responsible for Outlook Festival, brings you Dimensions Festival, offering festival goers another hard dosage of house techno and a crop of exclusive boat parties.

This year runs from Wednesday August 27th to Sunday 31st August and the line up boosts European heavyweights, Nina Kraviz, Gilles Peterson, Floating Points, Caribou, Kode9,, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Special Request and Can U Dance. Add to this a troupe of international and US stars as Moodymann, Darkside, Juan Atkins, Metro Area Live and Timeline.

To get the chance to win 1 x pair of tickets to the 2014 edition, email hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk, sporting the subject line “Give me Dimensions Tickets!” . Good luck!

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Win a Pair of Tickets for Dimensions Festival 2014

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dimnesions comp bannerBrought to you by the same marauding gang of individuals responsible for Outlook Festival – Croatia’s dominating bass music festival set at picturesque Fort Punta Christo Dimensions Festival offers festival goers another chance to go in hard for another dosage of house techno and various bass offshoots – a perfect end to anyone’s summer. Featuring a handful of stages around the coastline and a crop of exclusive boat parties (of which included a super special boat party featuring Detroit originators The Three Chairs in 2013), any self-respecting fan of cutting edge new electronic music clambers to grab a ticket year in, year out. 
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Running this year from Wednesday August 27th to Sunday 31st August, the line up announcements reads like a who’s who list , consisting of European heavyweights Nina Kraviz, Gilles Peterson, Floating Points, Caribou, Kode9, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Special Request and Jackmaster & Oneman’s new collaborative project, Can U Dance. Of course, the usual troupe of international and US stars come in the form of Moodymann, Nicholas Jaar and Dave Harrington’s Darkside project, Model 500 instigator Juan Atkins, Metro Area Live and the mighty Underground Resistance presenting their new concept, TimelineDimensions Festival lifes a beach - credit Dan Medhurst
Dimensions have teamed up with us here at MEOKO to offer one extremely lucky winner the chance to secure 1 x pair of tickets to the 2014 edition. All you have to do is email hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk, sporting the subject line “Give me Dimensions Tickets!” and wait patiently with everything crossed. We’ll be in touch with the winner in due course – in the meantime, good luck!

Check out Dimension Festival website for more info

Highlights from 2013

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