It may seem like a very long way off, but July 3-5th has been confirmed as the date for next year’s Hideout Festival, neatly sidestepping any clashes for the electronic seaside jaunt with monoliths of the festival calendar around the same time. The shift to midweek is offset by a glut of pre-parties amongst the boat trips and sunrise sets that saw the Croatian bash sell out in 2012; keeping the capacity at 10,000 but increasing the number of acts likely means a repeat next year too.

The initial announcement is jam-packed with some of the biggest DJs in bass-driven house & techno including Loco Dice, Joy Orbison, Heidi, Dixon, Pearson Sound, Jamie Jones, Claude VonStroke, Scuba, Erol Alkan and Modeselektor as well as a raft of breakout stars from the past 12 months such as Dusky, John Talabot, Richy Ahmed, Ben Pearce and Huxley. Add into that equation a number of parties hosted by labels such as Hessle Audio, Numbers, 20:20 Vision and Hot Creations and you have a very strong bill indeed. More to come in the new year apparently, so no excuses.

Tickets will go at lightning speed so if you’re on it, get on it. You can access the full lowdown on everything from accommodation to tickets on the official Hideout site.