Freerotation News...

FREEROTATION 2021 Postponed!!

It is with heavy hearts that we have decided it’s too risky to go ahead with Freerotation 2021 under the current circumstances, and we have decided to postpone it for yet another 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 from 2020's cancellation) 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, and upfront costs increase, 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.

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.  Freerotation is a mostly indoor event, and this kind of large gathering will probably be the last to be allowed to take place by the UK Government if the virus is still around.

2021 ticket holders have been informed by email of their options for refunds or rolling over their tickets to 2022. If you are one of these people and haven't received your email, please first check your junk folder then contact us via the contact form.

More information will be available soon to members and ticket holders in the members area of the website.

Freerotation 2022 dates have been bokked for July 8th > 11th!

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Freerotation take over @ Noods Radio

This Monday, 28th December, Noods Radio are replaying our Freerotation takeover show from March, with sets from some of our core residents. Tune-in between 17:00-23:00 at


Announcing our involvement for the third year running in The Queens Yard Summer Party, Hackney Wick, London, 8th & 9th of May. Freerotation will be hosting a stage of residents and regular guests again on the 9th, line up TBA. More info and tickets here:



Freerotation are happy to announce that we will be hosting a stage at this year’s Dimensions Festival, with a selection of residents and guests (to be announced shortly). Discounts on tickets available for Freerotation members, login to the members area for a link!



We will be curating a room at a New Year’s Eve party in North London in collaboration with The Cause, at their secret new venue, running concurrently with the party at The Cause itself.
You do not need to be a Freerotation member to attend, and tickets are available here;
Tickets going fast! Don't miss out!


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.

Freerotation 2018 Photo Gallery

Big thanks to Erin Keeffe for the fantastic photo gallery from this year's Freerotation!

Full gallery can be viewed here.

Circle of Live

Check out the new Resident Advisor feature on Circle of Live, the roving electronic jam led by the Swedish techno artist Sebastian Mullaert. 

Read more here, and/or watch an hour-long excerpt of Circle Of Live's performance at Freerotation 2018 on YouTube 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.

Read more here...

Update from Size of Wales:

Everyone very busy this morning over at our Garashi tree nursery near Boré. Hub Cymru Africa and Size of Wales funding sustainable employment for women which will withdraw a great chunk of CO2 from our overloaded atmosphere.

Freerotation announce partnership with Size of Wales charity

We will be raising money for the charity through the sale of our t-shirts (all proceeds will go to the charity).

Our first batch of t-shirts are now available to buy in the freerotation Shop!

More info here.

Freerotation Resident Bookings

A new portal for booking the core Freerotation residents has been set up here.

Freerotation 03 Vinyl Release

The third edition of Freerotation Records presents the legendary Anthony Child aka Surgeon, alongside Freerotation residents Duckett, Steevio and Tom Ellis.
Audio clips and release information available here.