Motion are returning to the great outdoors on the early May bank holiday weekend for their first ever two day festival edition of YARD: Open Air Club! Bringing the venue’s outdoor spaces to life once again for the 4th year running and following last year’s sell out instalments, the 2020 edition of the event will be Motion’s most ambitious to date.
To signify the occasion, the team behind DJ Mag’s #11 club in the world have booked an all-star cast of House, Techno & Disco stalwarts to join them in the Bristol sunshine for what is looking set to be another standout affair in the south west’s clubbing calendar. Taking place from 1pm-10pm on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th May, 6,000 party-goers are due to descend on Motion’s industrial complex for two all-day sessions spanning across three unique open-air stages.
Day 1 of the festival sees We Are The Brave boss Alan Fitzpatrick return to the city to head up the 2000 capacity Container Yard alongside a highly anticipated live show from Bristol favourites Dense & Pika and DJ sets from two of the scenes most reputable new talents BEC and Franky Wah. Over in the 600 capacity Crane Yard, revellers will be treated to a live show from KiNK, who’ll be showcasing his notorious melodic wizardries alongside one of the most consistent tech-house producers in the game, Dennis Cruz, as well as a DJ set from eclectic house duo Acid Mondays. Over in the more intimate riverside Lock Yard, founder of the esteemed Life and Death imprint DJ Tennis will play a one-off 5-hour set.
Rolling into day 2, Denis Sulta takes over the Container Yard with his signature sound of chaotic cuts and euphoric energy. Always in good company, the Glaswegian will be joined by spirited selector Palms Trax, genre-spanning artist Jennifer Cardini and resident of Parisian dance music institution Concrete, Leo Pol who’ll be performing live. In Dust We Trust label bosses and brothers Chaos In The CBD head up the Crane Yard alongside Eclair Fifi for a dose of freestyle House and everything in between, not forgetting Baba Stiltz who’ll also be on hand with a collection of Disco tinged burners. Over in the Lock Yard, Dusky will be chopping and sliding between melodic House, Detroit Techno and more experimental forms for a rare all day long set and if their infamous ‘Take A Trip’ mixes are anything to go by, this spectacle is worth buying a ticket for on its own.
YARD: Open Air Club is a stellar showcase of established and emerging talent from the global electronic scene. Marking the early May bank holiday in true Motion style with a stacked bill of multi-dimensional artists, tickets are expected to fly out for this one.
Sustainability will also be a strong focal point throughout the festival. Eco-friendly initiatives including reusable cups, canned water and vegan food offerings will be available throughout to keep party-goers’ shakedown in the sunshine guilt-free!
FULL LINE UP:
Friday 8th May (Day 1)
Dense & Pika [Live]
DJ Tennis [Extended Set]
Saturday 9th May (Day 2)
Container Yard (Sulta Selects):
Leo Pol [Live]
Chaos In The CBD
Dusky [All Day Long]
- Tickets will be available for both days combined and for each day individually.
Pre-sale tickets go live at 1pm on Thursday 30th January
General sale tickets go live at 1pm on Friday 31st January
Customers who sign up for pre-sale tickets here will gain access to tickets 24 hours ahead of everyone else.