Techno DJ and Denki Groove member Takkyu Ishino held his first Wire all-nighter back in 1999, taking inspiration from Germany's long-running Mayday parties. Held in the humungous expanse of Yokohama Arena, it's the largest indoor party in Japan, with visuals and décor to match. Acts to look out for this year include Detroit techno luminaries Derrick May and Robert Hood and German prankster (DJ) Hell, though the biggest cheer of the night is likely to be reserved for Denki Groove themselves. Here's the complete lineup – and note that there's a timetable available on the official website.
Gary Beck, Butch, Jesper Dahlback, Denki Groove, Dusty Kid, Format:B, Hell, Robert Hood, Ken Ishii, Takkyu Ishino, Derrick May, A.Mochi, Frank Müller, Portable, Rebolledo, DJ Sodeyama, Y.Sunahara, Fumiya Tanaka, DJ Tasaka