Freerotation News...




Freerotation 2024 July 5th >7th.


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20th April;  Artum x Freerotation

It's been a while since we were in Birmingham, looking forward to our return for a Freerotation special at Artum

Tickets here;

Freerotation Tickets | ARTUM Birmingham | Sat 20th April 2024 Lineup (



8th March – The Lion & Lamb, London presents – Freerotation :

19:00 to 02:00

Looking forward to our mini take-over at one of London's best loved venues.





24th February;  Ost X Freerotation

Manchester peeps, get down to Partisan Collective @Islington Mill for the Freerotation favourites takeover of OST!

Tickets here;


Freerotation mugs!!!

50% of profit goes to @size_of_wales , the environmental charity we support which is helping indigenous people manage and protect their rainforests in Africa and South America...


Dimensions Festival

Excited to announce our Freerotation takeover of the Cosmos Stage on the last night at Dimensions Festival 2023, Croatia.

31st August - 4th September 2023.


20:00 – 22:00 – XDB

22:00 – 23:30 – Steevio (Live)

23:30 – 01:00 - GiGi FM

01:00 – 03:00 – Neel

03:00 – 06:00 - Donato Dozzy

Plus !!! - there will be a Freerotation Boat Party earlier in the day featuring DJ Bone and XDB

Tickets, information, line-ups etc.. available here;

8th July –Cabin Fever & The Cause presents – Freerotation : London

Feeling down in the dumps because Freerotation isnt on this year?

We are taking over The Cause in London for a day and night in conjunction with the Cabin Fever guys on the weekend when Freerotation would have been happening.

Running across the outdoor terrace and all 3 of 60 Dock Road’s indoor warehouse spaces for 16 hours of non-stop goodness! Expect a top quality line-up of dance music legends and underground favourites from the Freero family, spanning Downtempo, Electronic Jazz, House, Techno, Bass music and beyond.

General sale; anyone can attend,


Freerotation Takeover at Queens Yard Summer party

We're back in London on April 29th for our regular Freerotation takeover at the wonderful Queens Yard Summer Party in Hackney Wick, a festival over 16 venues around the area. Our stage will be in The Colour Factory, stage times to TBC.

Info, line up and tickets available here;



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Freerotation t-shirts

eco-friendly Freerotation t-shirts, hoodies and dresses are now available to buy from our Teemill shop:

For every garment sold, we will donate £5 to our charity partner, Size of Wales (registered Charity Number 1143178), protecting an area of tropical forest twice the Size of Wales.

Freerotation takeover

@ The Pickle Factory

Freerotation will be London bound for our annual Pickle Factory takeover, February 4th!

Tickets here: here.


Smiler Ellis

We’re sorry to bring you the very sad news of the passing of Smiler Ellis who’s left early for the after-party in the sky.

Simply put, without Smiler they’d be no Freerotation. It was through Smiler and his legendary parties in West Wales that we met his DJ/musician sons Joe and Tom Ellis and their friend Leif, when we first moved to Wales 22 years ago. Our little clan, alongside several other key residents formed the core of our big house parties, which in turn morphed into the Freerotation we know today.

Suzy and I didnt know many people on our musical wavelength in Wales until we met Smiler, he was the catalyst for it all… we will miss him so much. Our thoughts go out to his lovely family…. RIP Smiler <3

Dimensions Festival

Excited to announce our Freerotation takeover of the Cosmos Stage at Dimensions Festival Croatia.

Tickets : here.

Audio Farm

Freerotation are hosting a stage at the wonderful Audio Farm festival again this year!

Tickets here: here.


FREEROTATION Various Artists compilation for Humanitarian aid

We are releasing a compilation of music donated by Freerotation Artists to raise money for humanitarian aid for the people of Ukraine and war-torn communities across the world, through The International Committee of the Red Cross. 100% of the proceeds will go to the charity.

Artists who are contributing;

About Face – Arnaud & Jam – Bovill - Charles Green - Dr Nojoke – Duckett - Erika, Sebastian Mullaert & Steevio

Freund der Familie - Juju & Jordash - Julie Margilano – Kerrie - Mark Hand & Jez Nicholl - Laurence Guy

Mathew Jonson - Matt Thibideau - Mono-Poly - Move D – MTF - Paradise Grey -  Sam Watson - Sebastian Mullaert 

Shawn Rudiman - Solid State Survivor - Ste Roberts – Steevio - The Transcendence Orchestra 


To be released during March 11th on the Freerotation Bandcamp page.

Buy Here;


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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.