Terminal V: 50:50 gender split in 2020 line-up

Terminal V's April edition is shaping up pretty nicely, with its latest artist announcement including Avalon Emerson, Ben UFO, Honey Dijon, Octo Octa and many more

Feature by Nadia Younes | 04 Dec 2019
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While some of Scotland’s other music festivals may still be spewing the same old outdated narrative about women musicians not being of the same calibre as men, Terminal V are proving that doesn’t apply to the electronic sphere.

The Edinburgh festival will return to the Royal Highland Centre in April for its latest edition, entitled New Horizon, with capacity for 20,000 attendees and music across five stages. This time around, the festival has made serious efforts to produce a diverse and inclusive line-up, with some of the biggest names in electronic music set to descend upon Edinburgh. Following the festival’s first artist announcement last week, which included the likes of Bonobo, Richie Hawtin and Floorplan – the father-daughter DJ duo of Robert and Lyric Hood – they’ve now announced a second round of artists.

Following the release of her excellent debut album Resonant Body earlier this year, Brooklyn-based DJ and producer Octo Octa will lead the way on the live front, and judging by previous performances will bring an absolute party, with Bulgarian DJ KiNK also performing a live set. Further additions to the line-up include festival circuit regulars Avalon Emerson, Ben UFO, Honey Dijon, Lena Willikens, Moxie and Shanti Celeste all making their Terminal V debuts for what looks to be its most exciting edition yet.

Currently, the line-up shows a 50:50 gender split, with a variety of DJs and producers from the UK and further afield all working across different sectors of electronic music. Hopefully, the festival will continue along the same path, with further artist announcements still yet to come.

Terminal V: New Horizon line-up so far:

Avalon Emerson
Bonobo (DJ set)
Charlotte De Witte
Eats Everything
Green Velvet
Helena Hauff
Honey Dijon
I Hate Models
KiNK (live)
Lena Willikens
Luigi Madonna
Man Power
Nina Kraviz
Octo Octa (live)
Richie Hawtin
Shanti Celeste
Tijana T

Terminal V: New Horizon takes place at Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, 11 April 2020; tickets available here