After our last tip about Berlin Atonal, we are now moving onto the Czech Republic and present you another great festival tip. This time, it’s a well-known event in Czech with great names on the list, beautiful venue in the nature and a small&family atmosphere – yes, we are talking about Shotgun festival.

Like every year, the festival will take place near the city Hradek nad Nisou at campsite Kristyna in the first weekend of September – so, mark 6th and 7th September in your party diares! the Line up for Shotgun festival in 2013 as always will bring you great DJ’s performances and live acts. Let’s take a look closer on some of them:

From UK’s Manchester there is the first of the headliners – SYNKRO. Much-loved by a big crowd over Europe and the world, this producer´s name is mostly associated with autonomic sounds, dubstep or future garage. Synkro has been signed and released music on labels such as Mindset, R&S, Apollo or dBridge’s Exit records. We are definitely looking forward to this one, his well-composed sets are almost legendary.

Fans of DNB can look forward to one member (Henree) of the German project TRIAD. Henree, although he is mainly a drum and bass producer, is not afraid to flit between various music styles. He is a further proof that stick to one style only does not make sense anymore.

The French producer NAIBU is one of the most interesting names on this year’s line up for sure. Amongst his supporters and admirers yo can find Laurent Garnier as well!

Another premiere gig on the Shotgun festival 2013 will be the multitalented and studio workoholic BENJAMIN DAMAGE. During last 2 years Benjamin has released two awesome albums on Modeselektor’s label 50 Weapons (one with his friend Doc Danneka). His raw techno experiments are favourite materials for lots of DJs and remixers.

Berlin based talent seeker and DJ in one person, Oskar Offerman, discovered for the Shotgun festival another very exciting producer and DJ, who simply calls himself EDWARD (in real name Gilles Aiken). Edward’s home label has became Berlin based label White. This charismatic German artist enjoys genres and sounds from micro, minimal, vocal, house or deep techno.

Duch DJ ESTHER DUIJN flows from the beggining within house & techno waters. And successfully. She already released more than 15 releases together with Steady Douglas aka Duijn & Douglas. She regularly appears in clubs such as Panorama Bar, Trouw, Zur Wilden Renate or Sisyphos.


Of course, Shotgun is not only about foreign guests, but also presents every year the best from the Czech music scene. This year the crowd can look forward to: Koogi, Volnej Prubeh DJs (Touchwood, Stanzim, Rade, ahZ, Nitrous), Misology, Skuban, D.Resist & Papaya, MC Procter, Subject Lost live, Elektrabel live, Ans, Dialect live, Eva Porating, Luckyboi & Mooris, Muah Showcase [Tom Holic live, Kellys & Click Joe, PSJ].

For more information, please follow the festival’s sites:

Entry: 1day ticket 275 CZk, 2day ticket: 375 CZk

For reservation in camp, please visit its camp’s website or call +420 485 140 091.