ELECTRONIC PERFORMERS

The Mekka Electronic Music Festival takes in ten North American cities...

PAUL OAKENFOLD, ARMAND VAN HELDEN and DE LA SOUL are among the acts confirmed to appear at a massive North American electronic music and hiphop touring festival.

The Mekka Electronic Music Festival, which has been billed as an “electronic Lollapallooza”, will take in ten cities in the US and Canada during August and September, including New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and San Francisco.

Other acts appearing on the rolling line up include LTJ Bukem, Josh Wink, Derrick Carter, Roni Size and Deep Dish plus live shows from BT, Crystal Method, Carl Craig and Uberzone.

The festival will host different tents for house, techno, trance, drum & bass and hiphop.

Oakenfold in particular has been working the American market hard during 2001. He relocated to Los Angeles late last year to work on film soundtracks and to intensify his DJing commitments Stateside.

Tour dates look this at the moment, with more to be added soon:

Detroit, MI (4 August)

Toronto, ON (5)

Tampa, FL (10)

Miami, FL (11)

Dallas, TX (15)

New York, NY (18)

St Louis, MO (24)

Chicago, IL (25)

San Francisco, CA (September 1)

Los Angeles, CA (2)

For more information, check the official website at www.mekkatour.com.