Important information about FREEROTATION 2020!!
It is with a heavy heart that we have decided it’s too risky to go ahead with Freerotation 2020 under the current circumstances, and we have decided to postpone it for a year.
This was not an easy decision for us, however there is no way of predicting the trajectory of the Covid-19 pandemic and we cannot leave it too late to decide because we stand to lose a lot of money (and already have) that we would have to lay out on infrastructure, flights, visas, booking mini-buses, vans etc.. and we must give the venue plenty of warning. From now until July is when our workload with the festival increases, and the thought of doing all that work for nothing is very demoralising.
We also must take into account that the artists need to know with plenty of time, as it could affect their travel plans, flight-shares and other gigs around the time.
Our primary concern is the welfare of anyone who might be adversely affected by contracting the virus at our party. Many of the crew and venue staff are potentially vulnerable with chronic conditions, or are over 70.
A sizeable percentage of our line-up, and partygoers come from abroad and we have no way of knowing if travel restrictions might still be in place by July, airlines could go out of business, the whole situation is so precarious. The UK is behind the curve when it comes to infections, and the government’s policy of trying to push the peak into the early Summer means there is a good chance that there will still be virus in the population by early July. This is not even taking into account the fact that the Government may ban all large gatherings at some point soon anyway.
More information is available to members and ticket holders in the members area of the website.
Freerotation 2021 dates have been bokked for July 9th > 12th!
FREEROTATION @ QUEENS YARD PARTY 2020, LONDON
FREEROTATION @ DIMENSIONS FESTIVAL 2020
FREEROTATION NEW YEARS EVE PARTY LONDON !!!!!!
Freerotation Night @ Pickle Factory
As part of Leif's residency at Pickle Factory, he invites a few of the core Freerotation residents for a night at one of our favourite London clubs on September 27th! More info & tickets here.
Mother's Finest x Freerotation
Freerotation regulars team up with Mother's Finest @ Greissmuehle in Berlin this September, 14-16th! Line up includes: DJ Bone, Shackleton, Pearson Sound, Willow, Steevio & Suzybee, Burnt Freidman, Leif, Tom Ellis, Grimes Adhesif, Miriam Schulte, Franklin De Costa. More info & tickets here.
Freero Kino @ Freerotation 2019
We’re honoured that Freero Kino, hosted by Mash Cinema, is featuring this year a showcase of original documentary films by Resident Advisor. It includes films about how dance music embodies and encourages cultural diversity and personal freedom, creative diversity in audio and visual realms, and how it inspires revolutionary change. It includes the RA film about Sebastian Mulleart’s “Circle of Live” (born at Freerotation last year), and a brand new film (released the week of freerotation) about how music festivals are responding to the Climate Emergency. You can watch these films and more on Saturday afternoon in the Chillout Yurt. <3 xxx
Aboutface live Feat. Taro @ Freerotation 2019
This year's performance by Aboutface will be inspired by dream prose, in connection with the Alfred Wegener Institute - a centre for polar and marine research. Read more about it here.
DJ Bone presents Freerotation @ Shelter
DJ Bone invites Jus-Ed and Freerotation founders Steevio & Suzybee for a night of long sets, adept selections and warm vibes at Shelter, Amserdam. More info and tickets here.
Freerotation @ Queen's Yard Summer Party
On May 5th 2019 Freerotation will host a venue at The Queen’s Yard Summer Party, a multi-venue celebration of the finest in UK club music - local culture, art, food & drink across Hackney Wick. Tickets and full line up can be found here.
Aboutface in Peru
Last year, Freerotation Artist, Aboutface (Ben Kelley), completed an ambitious and profound inter-cultural collaboration with the indigenous Wampis community in Peru. His project included a journey to Peru in June 2018 where he spent time and connected personally with the community. This was in direct co-operation with our partner charity, Size of Wales which supports the Wampis as part of their ongoing work to protect an area of rainforest twice the size of Wales.
Ben has written a beautiful and touching piece about his experience with the Wampi community with beautiful photographic pieces.
Read more here.
Size Of Wales: Ten Trees For Christmas
For Christmas this year, give a loved-one a certificate showing that 10 (or 100!) trees have been planted as your gift to them. Our charity partner, Size of Wales, is running a much needed tree planting project in an area of Uganda which suffers devastating landslides due to mass deforestation. Let's help save the Planet for Christmas!!!
More info here.
New Release!!!! FR04 - Regeneration EP - Various Artists:
Freerotation Records returns with another 12” featuring Freerotation residents and regulars. The theme for this release is live hardware techno and the A side features two cuts from Juju and Jordash’s live improvised set from Freerotation 2017, while the flip showcases two of Freerotation 2017’s live hardware acts, the evergreen Shawn Rudiman from Pittsburgh USA, and the recently revived North-Easterners Cubic Space Collective.
Collectively these artists are some of the best live techno performers in the world today, with decades of experience behind them, and true dedication to their craft.
Release date: 29 October 2018
Audio Clips here.
Tresor presents I.T. x Freerotation x Second Wave | ADE:
Freerotation teams up with Tresor for an event at the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) this October, with music from Steevio & Suzybee, Peverlist, DJ Bone and more. More info here.
Pickle Factory x Freerotation: Cubic Space Collective, Steevio & Suzybee, Leif, Tom & Joe Ellis:
Freerotation heads to The Pickle Factory on 28th September for a night with Freerotation regulars Cubic Space Collective, Leif, Tom Ellis, Joe Ellis and Steevio & Suzybee, who will perform a set of brand new material. More info & tickets here.
A message about recycling and litter at the festival:
A message about recycling and litter to all the gang who are coming to the festival… We will have bins for mixed recycling and bins for non-recyclable stuff. Please look out for the signs above/attached to each bin to know which is which. Please use the bins provided and under no circumstances drop litter anywhere on the site. Please respect Baskerville Hall and its grounds. We’re proud to have a good reputation for tidiness but we could be even better if we all muck in. Thanks! Freerotation Crew xxx
Freerotation stage at Draaimolen Festival 2018:
This September we're heading to the forests of Tilburg, Netherlands, to host our own stage at the Draaimolen festival!
More info about the festival can be found here.
Freerotation contribute to STW Article "The Environmental Footprint of Touring DJs and Club Culture":
Steevio & Suzybee recently contributed to an article for Stamp The Wax, discussing the ecological impact of the dance music economy, and what can be done by festivals, clubs, DJs and charities to offset the damage. Read the full article here.
Aboutface visits Peru ahead of Freerotation 2018 collaboration:
We are excited to announce that Freerotation Artist, Aboutface, has embarked on an ambitious and profound inter-cultural collaboration with the indigenous Wampis community in Peru. This is in direct co-operation with our partner charity, Size of Wales which supports the Wampis as part of their ongoing work to protect an area of rainforest twice the size of Wales. The project will explore the evocative aural terrain of the rainforest and the sacred female songs of the Wampis. It will also raise awareness of the urgent threats to the Wampis’ forest home and raise money through the donation of his artist fee and sales of the vinyl release which will follow, among other things.
We encourage you to read more about the project HERE. You can also find out more about the Size of Wales charity on our website HERE and on their website HERE.
Update from 10 million trees project. Mbale, Uganda:
Currently the project run by our charity partners, the Size of Wales, is exceeding its tree planting projections. They’re already having a very positive effect for families in the badly deforested region of Mbale.