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Unknown Unveils Second Wave of Artists Featuring The Horrors, Richie Hawtin, Factory Floor, Jagwa Ma and More!

It’s that time of year here at Young Academic. As you start to maybe think of the summer after your exams and the best way to treat yourself, the festival guide is on hand with profiles of all of Europe’s top events. This week’s instalment is regarding Unknown Festival, which brought to you by the people behind Warehouse Project and Field Day.


The second wave of acts are released today for Unknown, the debut collaboration from Hideout Festival, The Warehouse Project and Field Day, revealing a host of artists that match the hugely impressive first wave of acts. British post-punks, The Horrors and techno´s biggest innovator Richie Hawtin, plus the hotly anticipated Jagwar Ma have all been added to the stellar line-up along with 21st century soul singer Lulu James, post-industrial outfit Factory Floor and DJ temptress of the moment Nina Kraviz. Taking place from 10th – 14th September, Unknown is fast becoming the highlight on many music lovers festival calendars. Set on the beach in stunning Rovinj, Croatia, Unknown promises to be a real life paradise featuring a host of live acts and DJs amongst sand, sea, sun, forests and islands. Tickets are on sale now from £109, for more information visit

Eclectic Line Up…


Unknown have also added boundary pushing solo artist East India Youth who is causing a stir with his unique fusion of genres, as well as fresh faced electronic quartet Clean Bandit. The originator of house, disco and pop crossover, Tiga will be dropping his famous sampling sounds across the northern shores of Croatia. A horde of additional DJs have also been added to the line-up, including Tale of Us, the unique Berlin based sound scape project from Karm and Matteo Milleri and duo Waze & Odyssey. UK veteran Justin Robertson is also added to the bill along with London based Trevor Jackson as well as Renato, Eskimo Twins, Joe Hart, Liverpudlian Mike Jones and London´s hottest venue resident DJs from The Lock Tavern and Shacklewell Arms.

Finish Festival Season With Style…


Taking place at the end of the festival season, Unknown offers a hedonistic and immersive paradise to round off the summer on a high. Set overlooking the turquoise Adriatic Sea guests can expect beauty all around, whether staying in the luxurious campsite which is nestled amongst a shaded forest or in one of the self-contained apartments, ticket holders will be stunned by both the idyllic surroundings as well as the plethora of new and underground live acts and DJs. Music lovers who are ahead of the game with their fingers on the pulse are flocking to Croatia this summer, no doubt with Unknown set as their final destination.

Starting at £109, an Unknown ticket and five nights camping are available for just £159, Unknown offers a unique experience for a hugely reasonable price.

Unknown Line Up To Date



Actress / Clean Bandit / Disclosure / Django Django / East India Youth / Factory Floor / Four Tet / Henrik Schwarz / Jagwar Ma / Jessie Ware / Lindstrom / Lulu James / Moderat / The Horrors / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

+ More to be announced


Ame / Craig Richards / Cyril Hahn / Damian Lazarus / Daniel Avery / Daniele Baldelli / Dixon / DJ Koze / Erol Alkan / Floating Points / Francesca Lombardo / Geddes / George Fitzgerald / Giles Smith / Jackmaster / James Holden / James Priestley / Jamie XX / Joy Orbison / Julio Bashmore / Justin Robertson / Kerri Chandler / Michael Mayer / Nina Kraviz / Optimo / PBR Streetgang / Prins Thomas / Richy Ahmed / Richie Hawtin / SBTRKT / Scuba / Subb-an / Tale of Us / Tiga / Tim Sweeney / Todd Terje / Trevor Jackson / Waze & Odyssey

Bad Passion Project / Bill Brewster / Chida / Coyote / Domenic Capello & Harri / Hardway Brothers / Eskimo Twins / Joe Hart / Last Waltz / Lock Tavern DJs / Lovefingers / Mike Jones / People Get Real / Renato / Scott Fraser / Shacklewell Arms DJs / Timothy J Fairplay / The Backwoods AKA DJ Kent / Toby Tobias / Tom Grainger / Youandewan


Beats In Space / Beacons Festival / Bugged Out / Bleed / Canal Mills / D-Edge / Dollop / Eat Your Own Ears / Kubicle / Mad Ferret / Mono_cult / Mulletover / Now Wave / Secretsundaze / Trouble Vision / Unit44 / Wax:On / Warung

Full Unknown Festival Details

•             Tue 10th Sep, 2013 To: 14th Sept 2013

•             Location: Rovinj Croatia

•             Price: £109 plus booking fee





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Charles Whitworth is the Editor of the Young Academic publications.

Graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 2008, Charles learned his trade in newsrooms such as IPC Media and Sky.

He has now developed as a top sports, music and current affairs journalist and has been printed in a range of publications including The Guardian. His interests include Cricket, Football, Rugby, Music and Current Affairs.

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