Have the January blues taken hold? Well here’s something that will banish those gloomy feels. Boutique festival The Winter Social is just around the corner and it boasts a line-up that’ll turn up the heat, guaranteed to get your feet moving.

Taking place on Saturday 6 February at its new home, Kent County Showground, curator and producer Nic Fanciulli, who also appears on the line-up, promises an event full of sterling selectors.

But with all these big names on the bill, who should you catch? Well relax, sit back, because we’ve done the legwork for you, picking a few names that shouldn’t be missed.

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Renowned for both their live ventures and skilled DJ sets, German duo Âme are masters of their art, on the grind for over a decade now. The minds behind influential label Innervisions, co-founded with Dixon, they have honed their craft with a real clarity on where each of their strengths lie - Kristian at the helm during DJ sets and Frank the governor of their live escapades. Don’t let these fellers slip by, you’ll be kicking yourself.

Read our interview with Frank Wiedemann of Âme.

Nina Kraviz

She’s the queen, she really is. And with thumping selections, memorable dance moves and sex appeal oozing out of every inch of her being, it’s no wonder she's the name on everybody’s lips. Incredibly dedicated to her vocation, she is always on the move, playing sets all over the world to huge crowds of eager revelers. Make sure you don’t miss her pulling those famous shapes.

Art Department

Beginning as a collaborative force with long-time friend Kenny Glasgow, No.19 Music’s Jonny White is now the lone champion behind Art Department. Since their inception in 2009, they’ve gained global recognition as a game-changing electronic act, and Jonny continues to push his boundaries musically today. If you want to lose yourself in fresh hypnotic selections then don’t let AD pass you by.

For more information, full line-up and tickets visit The Winter Social’s website


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