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Family Piknik’s 2022 season will be divided in 4 events, starting on Sunday 31st of July in the futuristic Lunel’s Arenas, highlighting some of the best Deep-Progressive artists. Hernan Cattaneo b2b Nick Warren (3 hours sunset performance), Afterlife’s new stars Colyn b2b Denis Horvat and Nora en Pure will headline this Opening event along with Theus Mago b2b Pontias
FAMILY WEEKEND 01
The Family Piknik team will offer two week-end events in a row, from 6th to 14th August. First one will take place in the same venue as the Opening party, in the Lunel’s Arenas, 15 minutes east from Montpellier. The saturday will bring artists like Maceo Plex, Guy Gerber, Whomadewho (live), Sébastien Léger, Eli & Fur, Frankey & Sandrino, while the sunday will highlight some Techno madness with Charlotte de Witte, Riche Hawtin, Rebuke, Eli Brown, Stella Bossi… A second secret stage will welcome the best artists from Family Piknik Music own label, local talents, as well as guests like Jeremy Olander, Anii, Stereo Express and Oscarl L, to name a few…
Freshly revamped in 2018 with a half-roof, Lunel’s Arenas will be a dream dancefloor for these first events, allowing all-aged party people to enjoy some comfort with a huge chill outdoor terrace and some covered spaces all round the arenas, with the center ground being covered to avoid too much dust with all these dance moves to be expected… From 11am to midnight, these two first events in Lunel will give the perfect tone for this new season!
FAMILY WEEKEND 02
Next is Family Week-end 02, on 13th and 14th of August. This time, the party will be located on the other side of Montpellier, going west in the direction of the famous city of Sète and its outstanding Etang de Thau. Frontignan will host this second weekend in a green spot, with many trees and natural air. A Kid zone will be built for that weekend and a charming circular arena will welcome the second stage. Once again, connection will be easy with all the big cities, thanks to train station located only 400 meters away : 10 minutes from Montpellier center, 5 minutes from Sète. Ideal to come and enjoy this party weekend safely !
Musically speaking, the saturday will be focus on House music, with a never-seen before transition between the American legend of House Danny Tenaglia, the DJ’s DJ, and the most acclaimed House artist since 4 years, FISHER. Next to them will be Dutch star Oliver Heldens, listed on the Top 100 DJs since 2013, who will perform under his dark techno moniker, HI-LO. The succession of these 3 sets promise to be something!
The next day, Sunday 14th of August, will be a wonderful trip for all the fans of Deep and Melodic House & Techno: an exclusive back-to-back between the legendary Dixon and his new favourite Jimi Jules, Afterlife’s wonder. Innellea, All Day I Dream’s tastemaker Öona Dahl, or best friends Joris Voorn & Kölsch concluding this sunday on the main stage. On the other stage, much more intimate, we’ll have a collection of groove masters : Super Flu, Cioz b2b Sam Shure, Kadosh, TERR, Nico Morano, Sascha Braemer, KEENE and some of the artists from our Family Piknik Music own label.
This second Weekend in Frontignan will offer a very different experience from the first one taking place in Lunel’s Arenas. Family Piknik’s mastermind, Tom Pooks, is proud of this new partnership with Frontignan city hall: « They immediately have embraced our project. Thanks to them, we’ve managed to create a second Family Piknik weekend in a vegetal, green and tree-lined decor which sticks to our initial concept : family, kids, picnic, under the trees. Cherry on the cake, we have the proximity of the train station, the stunning Etang de Thau and some great beaches all around. All we need to enjoy a mesmerising party weekend.
CLOSING EVENT – OCTOBER 1st
After these hot summer events, it will be time for a breathtaking Closing event in Béziers Arenas on October 1st ! Last year, Family Piknik‘s final act with Boris Brejcha was such a success we had to renew the experience. And who’s better than Paul Kalkbrenner to headline this 2022 closing event? Berlin’s legendary techno stalwart will entertain more than 8000 party people during 2 hours, along with Italian talents Agents of Time, who have lately been topping the charts with their remix for The Weekend. Simina Grigoriu, Tom Pooks b2b Joy Kitikonti, Pontias & Abstraal will also be some of this last event’s highlights for sure.
FAMILY PIKNIK – FULL 2022 LINE-UP:
Paul Kalkbrenner (live), Charlotte de Witte, Fisher, Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Dixon b2b Jimi Jules, Kölsch, Whomadewho (live), Joris Voorn, Innellea, Agents of Time (live), Danny Tenaglia (3h set), Guy Gerber, Nora en Pure, Super Flu, Hernan Cattaneo b2b Nick Warren (3h set), Sébastien Léger, Colyn b2b Denis Horvat, HI-LO, Jeremy Olander, Frankey & Sandrino, TERR, Rebūke, Eli & Fur, Gheist (live), Cioz b2b Sam Shure, Öona Dahl, Eli Brown, Kadosh, 8Kays, Stereo Express, Simina Grigoriu, Nico Morano, KEENE, Stella Bossi, Pontias, Several Definitions, Theus Mago, Sascha Braemer, Abstraal, Hugo Cantarra, Gigee, Ki Yera, Tom Pooks b2b Joy Kitikonti, Oscar L, Cadillac Express, ANII, B/O/M (live), Who Else, The Dualz, Diamond Dealer, Gabriel I, Lucye, NøRequest, Mood Gorning, Albanø, Sebass (live), Delon b2b CEBB, Bartok & Canadas, Citadelle, Nicolas Moore b2b Cyril M, Eva 180, Fred 2-7 + local talents.