Proxy founder James Thornhill launches new electronic music festival

Our founder James Thornhill has launched a new electronic music festival in Derby in partnership with record label Werra Foxma.

As a regular contributor to Electronic Sound magazine and has worked with many labels and artists from the UK’s vibrant electronic music scene, James is bringing a stellar line-up to the Midlands following sold-out events that Werra Foxma has put on in Glasgow, Manchester, London and New York.

Taking place across two venues, Deda and Dubrek Studios in Derby on 23rd March 2024, WFR Central is bringing an unmissable selection of UK independent electronic artists.

Headlining is Altern 8, the influential acid house/rave act that brought rave culture into the charts, reaching number three with ‘Activ 8 (Come with me)’ in 1991. They will close out the night at Deda with a full live PA and then DJ set from founder Mark Archer, leading to an after-party of acid house/rave classics at Dubrek Studios till late. 

The rest of the line-up includes Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan. Polypores, Maria Uzor, Dohnavur, Bethan Lloyd, Pale Stranger, Field Lines Cartographer, Sulk Rooms, Cholly, Pearling and Kimber.

With DJs and other activities still to be announced, WFR Central is shaping up to be an unmissable snapshot of UK independent electronic music

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