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vip t i c k ’ e m o f f Fact and fiction for five top nights, with Mixmag and viagogo

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Cardigan Bay, North Wales, July 6–8 Europe’s largest wakeboarding festival is back with a healthy slab of dance music Expect to see Annie Mac, Calvin Harris, High Contrast, Katy B, Disclosure and Dizzee This year Wakestock is introducing a girls-only campsite called ‘Camp G’ Dizzee Rascal has said he’ll go Bonkers if he doesn’t get an invite to Camp G


Swedish House Mafia

Milton Keynes Bowl, July 14 Swedish House Mafia take control of the 65,000-capacity MK Bowl Calvin Harris, Pete Tong, Madeon and Alesso are also on the bill The Swedes have also announced a massive Ushuaia Ibiza residency for this summer Seb Ingrosso has had therapy to beat his fear of roundabouts before his visit to Milton Keynes


Hyde Park, London, July 6–8 Wireless Festival takes over Hyde Park again with a massive dance and pop line-up Deadmau5, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Rihanna and Drake are all spread across the three days Deadmau5 is changing his name to Fieldmau5 for the festival season Wireless are offering a cashless system this year so you won’t need to bring change



Antwerp, Belgium, July 27–29 Belgium’s premier dance event returns Avicii, Fatboy Slim, Calvin Harris and Carl Cox are all playing Jamie Jones, Guy Gerber, Maceo Plex and Steve Aoki have also all been announced Steve Aoki’s cake-based shenanigans will continue with a giant Belgian waffle thrown at girls in the audience

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Resistance: Burning Skies The first true first-person shooter on PlayStation’s epic portable, Burning Skies utilises Vita’s dual analogue sticks, front and rear touchscreens and shoulder triggers with aplomb. Taking the Resistance franchise into new territory, you play Tom Riley, an axe-wielding 1950s fireman caught up in the first days of an alien assault by the Chimera on the US east coast. Merging contemporary weapons with Chimera guns and secret hybrid tech, the race is on to blast through ruined cities, internment camps, military bases and alien towers to save your family and save humanity. Vive la resistance! pD

Win a cream ibiza trip Pixel Junk 4am This downloadable music generation tool allows you to use the PS3’s Move controller to drag numerous beat-synced split-channel dance tracks (created by Japan’s DJ Baiyon) into the screen’s 3D virtual audio canvas where twists and gestures allow you to mute channels, fade, mix and manipulate the minimal, techy house beats in a completely interactive manner. Online kudos from other players also appears on screen as a rising EQ bar, while you ad-lib and loop your own drums and effects on top and let your minds melt to wowfactor visuals that can also adapt to your CD/ PS3 music playlists. pD

Lollipop Chainsaw With a humour-filled script written by Slither and Dawn Of The Dead director James Gunn, Lollipop Chainsaw offers up a the potential to become a cult classic. You play as a chainsawtoting, Buffy-style high school cheerleader, Juliet Starling, combining her cheerleading acrobatics and chainsaw skills into devastating combos to slice, dice and splatter your way through hordes of zombie rock lords hell-bent on taking her down. There’s a little help from her boyfriend too, or at least his decapitated head, now strapped to her belt to save what was left of him after becoming infected. As you do… pD

Come and experience the Mixmag Terrace and stay at iconic party hotel Es Vive ◆ Every year Mixmag packs its

suitcase and sets up shop in Ibiza for the summer. We take over Amnesia, turning their back room (it’s more like a 4,000 capacity hangar!) into the Mixmag Terrace while our mates at Cream Ibiza run t’ing in the main room next door. With big names like Laidback Luke, Paul van Dyk, Calvin Harris and Fake Blood it’s a match made in heaven, every Thursday all summer. We want you to come and experience it yourself, so we’ve set up this competition to win a VIP trip for two to Cream’s closing party on September 20. The deadline for entries is August 1. T&Cs apply as found at For more info on this amazing prize check www. or james chapman


London 2012 Event tie-ins are often all promise and no product, but SEGA’s Olympic offering bucks the trend. The game recreates over 30 Olympic sports, from the classics of track and field to trampolining, shooting, diving, kayaking and cycling, each hosted in faithfully rendered versions of London’s new arenas. Whether playing the full range in Olympic mode, or creating a set-list or party play, the control mechanics perfectly represent the movements of each event, making each discipline genuinely fun and competitive to play. Better still, it’s the realistic crowd atmospherics, sound effects, replays and commentary that gift this game the gold. p dudman

joe howlett


Novi Sad, Serbia July 12–15 Serbia’s four-day party is back for the 13th time New Order, Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Laurent Garnier, Guns N’ Roses, Felix Da Housecat and TEED are all playing The festival began as a reaction against expresident Slobodan Milosevic’s brutal regime Richie Hawtin’s said he’d like Axl Rose to join him on stage to add vocals to his set



What you can win

◆ Two return flights courtesy

of Monarch Airways from Birmingham Airport to Ibiza ◆ Three nights’ accommodation at Ibiza’s coolest hotel, Es Vive ◆ A VIP Trip to Cream’s closing party at Amnesia on Thursday September 20 ◆ Dinner at Cream’s pre-party at Kanya Bar ◆ Ground transport to and from Ibiza Airport ◆ A goodie bag of Cream Ibiza merchandise and CDs

How to enter

To enter just email us at with the subject heading ‘Cream Ibiza’, your full contact details including mobile number and the answer to this question: in which Ibiza club can you find the Mixmag Terrace?

Monarch, the scheduled leisure airline, operates flights to Ibiza from Birmingham, London Gatwick and Manchester airports during the summer with fares, including taxes, starting from £47.99 one way (£77.99 return). For further information or to book, go to

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