Alongside lots of Dubstep and Drum and Bass newcomers from Great Britain and Portugal this years line-up features stars like Richie Hawtin, James Holden, Maya Jane Coles, Scuba, Ben Klock, or Nina Kraviz. Beside DJ sets some live shows are the climax. Carl Craig performs his alter ego 69, the Swedish duo Minilogue presents their mix of Techno, House, Trance, and Jazz. Furthermore Mathew Jonson's trio Cobblestone Jazz delivers improvised live Techno and Luke Slater's Planetary Assault Systems hits you with super stripped-down groove repetition.
The whole madness takes place in Viana do Castelo - the town that gained great importance in the 16th century as one of the main seaports from which Portuguese explorers set sail to discover the new world. During Neopop history repeats somehow and a wild bunch of musicians try to explore new horizons in electronic music.