The Galle Buck Lighthouse, venue for the Electric Peacock Festival.
The Electric Peacock Festival has announced that they’re bringing down the amazing electronic acts Basement Jaxx and Chicane this December 16th. These are not third tier DJs or saccharine pop acts, Basement Jaxx and Chicane are both artists that I own (have) music by and which have gotten serious airplay worldwide.
This is the classic Basement Jaxx song, ‘Where’s Your Head At’. This is a crappy fan upload, but it has 5.6 million views on YouTube.
This is one of my favorite Chicane songs, Saltwater. It has 3.2 million views.
Last years Electric Peacock Festival was a bit of a fail in terms of pricing and rain-proofing, but I assume they’ve got it figured out somehow. The venue is Galle Buck Lighthouse. I’ve been there but never knew that was the name, it’s the lighthouse at the very end of Galle Face Green, opposite side to the Galle Face Hotel. The military has had musical shows there and now looks like they’re fully opening it out.
What’s weird is that another music festival – Sunset – has also started this year and they’re bringing down another great DJ (Avicii) on the same day. I started listening to Avicii this year and his remixes are great. Ye gods. For once Colombo is spoilt for choice.