The north-east’s answer to Glastonbury music festival has added a host of DJs to its ever-expanding line-up.
Aberdeen nightspot Snafu teamed up with organisers of this year’s Wizard Festival to attract some of the dance world’s hottest new talents.
Snafu, which was named Scottish nightclub of the year in 2008, will be taking over the New Deer festival’s second Banshee stage, it was announced last night.
Headlining on the opening night will be The Japanese Popstars who may not be household names in the UK yet, but in their native Ireland have scored several awards.
The trio scooped best live act and best album at this year’s Irish Music Awards.
And they are renowned for their remixes of big-name acts like Beyonce, the Ting Tings and Groove Armada.
Organisers also revealed that Streetlife DJs have been added to the bill.
The collective is renowned for its creative remixes and has appeared on stage at Glastonbury, T in the Park and the V Festival.
The group is also a firm favourite with Radio One DJs Zane Low and Annie Mac.
Snafu managing director Steve Morris said: “This is going to add a whole new dimension to Wizard. In terms of attracting as many music lovers as possible from across the board, we have worked hard to provide something for everyone.”
Both acts will be supported by a variety of DJs, including Harri from Glasgow’s Subclub and Snafu residents Giles Walker, DJ Lunik and Funky Transport.
Festival organiser Roy Thain said: “Snafu is undoubtedly one of Scotland’s best clubs. We couldn’t resist the opportunity to provide even more top-class entertainment to Wizard from a club that’s based right on the festival’s doorstep.
“We think fans are going to be thrilled with the top-class DJ acts that have been added to the bill.”
Wizard takes place at the New Deer showground on Friday and Saturday, August 28 and 29. For further information visit www.wizard festival.com.