At Pitch Music and Arts Festival this year there was a literal tornado. It tore through the campsite on Friday flinging tents and other camping supplies skyward. After reading the festival’s just announced 2019 line-up, electronic music fans will likely be in a similar spin.

At the top of the bill is heavy hitting, big-tent German techno legend Sven Väth. There’s a mammoth six-hour set from beloved duo Dixon & Âme as well as a live, likely to be heavily improvised, set from mercurial producer and DJ David August.

Following those headliners are some real gems. Get ready for genre-defying selections from the incomparable Four Tet; dusty, sample-driven house from Detroit legend Andrés; buoyant house and electro from tINI; propulsive, organic techno from Californian musician Avalon Emerson; and obscure gems and classic party edits from Horse Meat Disco. Belgian DJ Charlotte de Witte will be back down under too – her blistering techno set closed out the first night at B3, Melbourne’s huge new car-park rave spot, last month. And there’s Balearic godfather DJ Harvey (read Broadsheet’s interview with him to get acquainted).

Backing up the out-of-towners are some killer locals. Mutant synth-pop artist Banoffee is back in town with new material up her sleeve; Total Giovanni – who, by the way, just released their cracking debut album Euphoria – will be keeping shirts open and chests sweaty (they’re also playing in Melbourne next week if you need a double dose); and Skylab Radio regular Toni Yotzi.

Bring some extra tent pegs this year – the techno gods have cooked up another rager.

Pitch Music and Arts Festival takes place in Mafeking, Victoria from March 8 to 11, 2019. Presale tickets are available from Audience Republic, head to pitchfestival.com.au for details.

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Full line-up:
16 Bit Lolitas
30/70
Andrés
Anthony Naples
Avalon Emerson
Baba Stiltz
Banoffee
Charlotte de Witte
Courtesy
Daniel Avery
Dasha Rush
David August
Denis Sulta
Dixon & Âme
DJ Harvey
Dr. Rubinstein
Dusky
Eclair Fifi
Four Tet
Horse Meat Disco
Job Jobse
Made In Paris
Mall Grab
Marc Holstege
Marvin & Guy
Merve
Michael Mayer
Milan Ring
Monolink
Oliver Huntemann
Oliver Schories
Optimo
Palms Trax
Perc
Perel
Recondite
Retiree
Roman Flügel
Ross From Friends
Sven Väth
Tim Engelhardt
tINI
Toni Yotzi
Total Giovanni
Tourist
More to be announced.