Heading into its 22nd year (albeit it with a brief break in 2017), Love Family Park returns this weekend for a day-long rave with techno's finest artisans.
For the connoisseurs of the widely worshipped electronic music genre, there's a genuine smorgasbord of sounds to delve into ranging from tech-house to minimal, to unequivocal, unrelenting techno for the purists.
Due to the sheer quantity of stellar DJ and producers on the bill, however, it might be somewhat difficult to cram in everyone you want to see/experience within the space of just a day.
To make your itinerary (ever so slightly) easier, here are the must-see sets from techno's finest.
It's hard to avoid Peggy Gou at present, but she's everywhere for ample reason; her global-influenced crate-digging approach to composition has seen her become a techno superstar of sorts, with mixed feelings from the once-underground community. What's undeniable, however, is her flare and elegance behind the decks, so she's not to be missed.
Charlotte de Witte
De Witte's trajectory is an uncompromising as her trademark crunch, fast becoming one of the stand-out names on the numerous festival lineups she appears on. Her unrelenting beats hark back to more traditional underground techno of decades gone by, with her producing prowess truly coming to the fore.
The Drumcode chief has moulded the narrative of mainstream techno around his distinct, reverb-laden drum and kick sound, becoming one of the most influential artists in contemporary electronic music. A modern great, and his set will no doubt cement this status.
Fresh from closing the main stage at Sonar last weekend, it's widely accepted that Amelie Lens is one of, if not the main attraction on the multitude of techno festivals and parties she appears at. The juxtaposition of her intense, cerebral techno and ease in mixing during her set is a sight to behold.
'Papa' Sven returns once again - the festival wouldn't be the same without him, seriously - having made appearances at each and every Love Family Park since it's humble beginnings, shifting and transforming with the techno scene as it's moved from the underground to the mainstream consciousness. Remaining as relevant as he was at the scene's birth, I highly recommend you experience the legend in full flow.
Love Family Park 2019 takes place this weekend (Saturday 27th July) in Rüsselsheim am Main, Germany. Book the last remaining tickets on our shop, and take a look at our guide for further info.