– “Superstar DJ” John B @ BelTek 2009
DAYS UNTIL BELTEK WEEKEND
Boz Boz / Bedrock / Selador / Toolroom
Los Angeles, California
Raising the bar yet again for all you crazy BelTekers! We proudly bring you one of the most well-known and multi-talented producers in the global electronic music scene today. John Graham – aka Quivver – started his production career way back in the early 1990s, and has continued to be one of the most important and popular producers working with the Progressive House, Trance, and Tech-House sounds ever since.
Residing in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ’s for well over 5 years now, with a career spanning over 2 decades, he’s brought forth mult-genre hits from his multiple production aliases; Quivver, Space Manoeuvers, Stoneproof, Skanna, and Tilt. His sound & style today flows seamlessly among the genres of Deep Progressive House, Electro-Breaks, and deeper darker Tech-House sounds, there’s no doubt at all that his music style is influenced from his early years growing up in the UK listening to the Stone Roses, Kasabian, The Cure, Depeche Mode, and others; combined with his love of Hip Hop, Electro and all that went off in the breakbeat days of the 80’s.
It’s no surprise then that so many of his tracks have gained popularity – being quickly scooped up and made huge hits by DJ giants and close friends Sasha, Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold, and John Digweed this, after having his early Skanna efforts lapped up by Drum & Bass royalty like Fabio, Grooverider, and Doc Scott. After inking an early deal with A&M in the UK and being championed by Paul Oakenfold, he joined the Perfecto label for several legendary releases and then onto Hooj Choons and Virgin’s “VC” imprint. John then went on to establish his own Boz Boz label and furthered all that with more recent releases on Bedrock, Toolroom, Raid/Strictly Rhythm and Yoshitoshi.
As a dance producer for the last 20 years, John’s music has become a vital ingredient in every top club DJ’s arsenal, and his remix discography includes the likes of Led Zeppelin, Simply Red, Kylie Minogue and Culture Club (just to name a few). Not only is he an official Pioneer® DJ, but also a live vocalist/performer, and multimedia producer for TV, film, and games.
As an accomplished DJ, John’s performed at some of the world’s hottest venues, including a residency with Steve Lawler at the legendary Twilo in New York, multiple shows at Glastonbury, Homelands, Ibiza, Ministry of Sound, Avalon LA, and the Sydney Olympics. As a vocalist, John has co-written, produced and performed with Hybrid and Planet Funk, touring the globe’s top music festivals including Glastonbury, Live8, Coachella and Ultra. And as a multimedia producer his music has been licensed and charted for innumerable projects – including Frank Miller’s “The Spirit” and “CSI NY”. As a film composer, he’s also worked on hit movies “The Taking of Pelham 123”, “Twelve”, and “Shrek Forever After 2010”. Additionally, he’s also produced the music for video game trailers “Transformers”, “Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 2”, “Call of Duty World at War”, “Call of Duty Black Ops”, and “Batman: Arkham City Riddler” …proving his skills go way beyond just the EDM world.
It’s a real treat when someone of this caliber wants to rock it out for us BelTekers, so let’s give John a real warm welcome when he lays it down smoooooooooth for us here at BelTek field!
Moving Shadow / Intercom Recordings
The United Kingdom
LIGHT ‘EM UP BELTEK JUNGLISTS! We bring you Alex Banks from EZ Rollers! EZ Rollers… one of the most apt and onomatopoeic names in dance music, let alone within Drum & Bass. EZ Roller’s tracks are often constructed around a main musical phrase, making DnB that literally rrrrooollllllls out of the speaker, with beats that just drive on out continuously. You could either use the “EZ” to describe the blend of rich melodics employed atop of the beats, or to describe just how EZ Rollers have made it all look for the last 3 decades.
Alex has been a part of this thing from day one. Influenced by Northern Soul weekends and all-nighters as part of the UK Acid House scene (and eventually raves), Alex has been there and done that. His involvement with Hyper On Experience took Hardcore BreakBeat through to Jungle, and as part of EZ Rollers From Jungle through to Drum and Bass, and further on to the liquid style of Drum and Bass.
Hyper On Experience (he along with Danny Flytronix) signed to the legendary Moving Shadow label back in ’93, releasing three full-length albums. As part of that duo, Alex was responsible for such massive tunes as “Imajika”, “Thunder Grip”, “Lil Ruffion”, and favorite “Lord of the Null Lines” a.k.a. Voodoo Magic.
But eventually that happy experimental Breakbeat rave sound would settle into the Jungle sound. He then became part of one of the first crossover acts in Dnb/Jungle: EZ Rollers (with Jay Hurren). Starting with their first single “Believe/Rolled into 1”; then with the “Storm from the East” LP, EZ Rollers set the pace for an entirely new sound; Fusing jazzy vibes & upright baselines, with rough beats and original vocals. Best known for “Walk This Land” as heard on the “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels” soundtrack (off their 2nd album “Weekend World”, and reaching No.18 in the UK charts!) this set the pace for an entire generation of Jungle/DnB producers to explore a deeper sound.
With still more releases on soon-to-be-classic Jungle label Moving Shadow, as well as their own Intercom recordings, EZ Rollers is now known as one of the biggest Jungle/DnB acts of the Late 20th and early 21st century.
“The music is still very much alive. Years ago a lot of doubters said the music, the people, the soul of what we were all trying to create wouldn’t last a year… it’s all a matter of opinion” – LTJ Bukem
Alex/EZ Rollers will be playing a special 2-hour set for us, taking us through his decades of producing and spinning with elements from both his personas: the Breakbeat sound of Hyper On Experience that set the stage for the creation of Jungle – mixed with the rolling liquid basslines of EZ Rollers! Get ready BelTekers this shit is going DOWN! Boh! Boh!
Los Angeles, California
The notorious and enigmatic MO7S has carved a path all his own. DJing since 1993, Stephen Manders spent most of that decade becoming one of New England’s most sought after talents. He would later work for Satellite Records and hold residency at Avaland Boston and Los Angeles. After moving to LA in 2004, he started his own label, Monism Music. The label gained notoriety in the underground and he would eventually play counter culture festivals such as Burning Man in Nevada, Evolve in Nova Scotia, and Wakarusa in Arkansas.
By 2010, MO7S likeness and music would be featured worldwide on several episodes of Seth MacFarlane’s “American Dad!” He was a National Finalist on Season 2 of Kid Capri’s “Master’s of The Mix” DJ reality show. Past literary contributions include writing for publications such as Rinse, MixMag, XLR8R and URB, while his production and remix work include labels Backzide, Beyond Zilla, Evoked, LaFolia, PH Recordings, Shameless and more.
His acid bass style is not only a precursor to modern Bass Music, but is one of few examples respected by Techno and Electro constituents alike. His refined sound and deck wizardry is second to none. Very few DJs have the technical and creative ability that he does. He has played alongside everyone from John Digweed to Q-Bert to prove it. Independent from the mainstream, yet oddly a part of it’s undercurrent. Returning to Northern Maine for the first time in over a decade, BelTekers let’s welcome back a true Grandmaster.
Anamorphic / Phylum Recordings / Moonshine / Skunk Rock / Phunckateck
Belfast, Northern Ireland
BelTek Junglists may we bring you one of the true school old school… Sage (aka Laura Totten) is a world-renowned Drum and Bass producer and DJ, based in San Francisco from 1997 to 2004 (Phunckateck crew!), but now residing in her hometown of Belfast N. Ireland. She is a pioneer in US Drum and Bass, becoming one of the first Drum and Bass DJs to become an international success in the late 90s. She was the first ever American to play at London’s legendary night club “Hospitality” (in 2001), and she was DC Shoes’ first ever female sponsorship as a DJ, alongside Goldie & Dieselboy – carrying that sponsorship for 5 years.
Retiring from the DJing in 2004 for 11 years, she instigated an extremely successful comeback in 2015 with a US tour. Today her DJ sets are 100% self produced originals, remixes, and collaborations, most of which she writes specifically for her live crowds’ ears only – then finishes with her own live vocals on top of the mix! Her sound is made up of soulful DnB funk, with massive bass lines laced with beauty, bringing Jungle style Breakbeats from the 90s to today’s modern dance floor for everyone to enjoy!
A multifaceted composer, musician, producer and DJ, Sage plays several musical instruments including the drums and mandolin. Citing the influences of Prince, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Stewart Copeland, Fugazi, Big Black, Steve Albini, and the Melvins, along with a background in punk music as well as Jazz, she also dabbles with commercial composing, sings in a jazz duo and choir, and facilitates youth and community workshops in her hometown of Belfast.
She formed Phylum Recordings with partner Susie Lee In 2001, and has set up a new release schedule for 2016 featuring tracks she wrote from her previous tour. 2016 also sees new Drum and Bass releases from Sage due out soon on two Belfast-based labels: Ravenhill Records & Anamorphic. She also releases Tech-House tracks under her birth name “Laura Totten”, and has releases out on UK-based Twisted Recordings.
Oh hello there, Sage is back! Oooooooh shit BelTekers… We can’t wait to hear this, and neither should you! In the meantime tune in to Sage’s MONTHLY ONLINE WEBCAST RADIO SHOW at belfastundergroudradio.tv
Nervous Records / Play Me Records / East Van Digital
Like most of our headliners for this year’s BelTek, Queensyze is the complete package. She composes original music for film, she produces electronic music using her vocals as an instrument, and she DJs. It’s for that reason that she is one of the most influential voices in the modern underground Bass Music scene, and an instrumental leader of the Canadian Bass music sound.
There are hypnotic and sensuous qualities to all the music this Canadian makes: it stemming largely from the places she’s lived and the energy of her surroundings. She was born and raised in Toronto – where the Drum and Bass passion is strong and releases are mighty, with a large competitive platform to match. This Toronto energy formed the early Queensyze sound along with her dedicated base audience. She blazed a path as the second producer of her gender to release Drum and Bass music in Canada (for historical buffs, the first was DJ Freedom). At first her music was influenced by the beat breaking heavy amen camp with a certain honest, unique and creative approach.
When she moved to Vancouver the sound of deeeeeeep Bass Music caught her attention. The expansive depth of the autonomic sound enables her to delve deeper into Queensyze the sensual producer, delivering music as an experience. Queensyze is not constrained by genre when producing or DJing. To her, good music is good music. She moves her sound seamlessly with little effort back and forth from Drum and Bass, to deep Garage House, to Bass, using her talent to work all sides. From her Garage House tracks “No Sleep” and “Gotta Get Up”, to her deep half time DnB remix of Ded Sheppard’s “Warehoser”, it all contains elements of everything Queensyze does with her own unique expression and creative approach. Her love and knowledge of electronic music, old and new, is evident when she DJs as she balances all of her sets perfectly between now and then, introducing her fans to where this scene has come from, and where it might be heading.
BelTekers… the Phuture is NOW!
Theoryon Records / Electro Avengers / the-lost-art.com
West Palm Beach, Florida
AND THE BASS GOES BOOOOOOOOOOOM!!! Dave Calculator is a Boston native and long-time BelTek favorite known for his heady Electro-Breakbeat style. He was host and resident DJ on M.I.T.’s radio mixshow “Algorhythms 88.1 FM” as well as the online station The-Lost-Art.com bringing real underground electronic music and DJs to the Boston airwaves up until his move to Florida in 2012. Down in Florida he’s been hard at work bringing his take on digital-funk to that state’s well-developed Electro and Bass music scenes putting out tracks on Faction Digital Recordings and Urban Connections Compilation vol 2.
Expect bass-heavy dancefloor moving Electro from this DJ who never disappoints the BelTek crowd. Time to rock… WE are the mutherfuckin’ ROBOTS!
HARDER THEY COME
Nexus Artist Management
HARDER THEY COME is the production + DJ aliases of old-school New England party peoplez Chris Pattison & Mike Incalcaterra from way up yonder in Burlington Vermont. These two house music enthusiasts can usually be found in the studio pumping out innovative beats or DJ’ing in Burlington where they have developed a very loyal hometown following. Harder They Come has opened and performed with such popular acts as Joeski, Hector Romero, DJ Dan, Mark Farina, Blond:ish, Finley and Mr. C. solidifying their role as Burlington’s PREMIER house DJ act.
“As producers, the two have a real gift for arrangements, deftly weaving unexpected elements and sounds that perfectly balance each other. The breaks and drops are all diamond cut, thanks to precise editing that turns on a dime without missing a beat.” – Justin Boland, www.sevendaysvt.com
The duo had a meteoric run in 2015, working the touring circuit and gaining a reputation for transcendent live sets. As DJs, they make their name from podcasts: stitching new, classic and obscure tracks into seamless, continuous playlists. They also hold down their home town turf, with two regular club residencies: Half Lounge @ 136 Church St. Burlington VT on the first Thursday of each month, and Sunday Night Mass @ Club Metronome 188 Main St, Burlington VT.
These guys are going to kick some serious ass! A very warm welcome to the BelTek Family Chris and Mike!
Along with some of the most amazing DJs from all around Maine & New England
Playing a variety of electronic music genres… from Deep Techno, Electro, Breaks, and all kinds of House, to ‘ardcore Jungle, Liquid Drum and Bass, Low-End Bass, and chilled-out Electronica grooves… With styles changing constantly, just like the Maine weather!
LENORE CASEROC PAULINNATE T.CORREY OMARI NKOSI A DUDE NAMED RAY STRYKNYNE MOSART212 LES RHODA HJORT&ST.PIERRE UNDRIG JEREMY CHAIM MARSHALL LAW NOCTURNAL vs G-FORCE APG TURD FERGUSON DJ CORBIN DAVE BREGOLI DJ COASTAL SLAMMINSALMON MANAFEST CALISTICALITY PSYDWAYS
ONE stage! ONE vibe!
PLUS VISUAL ARTISTS
CHRIS FLYNN, RYAN KOHLER, BRIDAZZLE FERN LUEK, WAYCHILL RAYCHILL AND MORE!
Gates open at 1pm…
Event begins with opening ceremonies at 5pm…
Music starts at 6pm!
Friday Evening & Overnight:
5pm: Opening Ceremonies!
6pm: TURD FERGUSON (Breaks)
7pm: MARSHALL LAW (Drum n Bass)
8pm: DAVE BREGOLI (Tech-House)
9pm: DJ COASTAL (Prog. House)
10pm: SAGE (Jungle/Drum n Bass)
11pm: LENORE (Drum n Bass)
12mid: EZ ROLLERS (Breakbeats/Jungle)
2am: A DUDE NAMED RAY (Dark Tech-House)
3am: MANAFEST (Drum n Bass)
4am: UNDRIG (Dub)
5am: APG (Drum n Bass)
6am: SLAMMINSALMON (Chill-out/Ambient)
7am: Quiet time begins
FUNKY COMM’S own on the mic all weekend long!
Saturday Day, Evening & Overnight:
11am: MOSART212 (Soulful Electronica)
1pm: JEREMY CHAIM (Eclectic Deep House)
2pm: CALISTICALITY (Tech-House/Bass Music)
3pm: LES RHODA (Bass & Funk)
4pm: PSYDWAYS (Dub/Drum n Bass)
5pm: T.CORREY (Techno)
6pm: HJORT & ST.PIERRE (Techno)
7pm: DJ CORBIN (Drum n Bass)
8pm: CASEROC (House)
9pm: STRYKNYNE (Drum n Bass)
10pm: QUEENSYZE (Bass Music/Drum n Bass)
11pm: MO7S (Tech-House/Electro-Breaks)
12mid: QUIVVER (Progressive House/Tech-House)
1:30am: HARDER THEY COME (Deep Tech-House)
3am: DAVE CALCULATOR (Electro)
4am: OMARI NKOSI (Techno)
5am: NOCTRUNAL vs G-FORCE (Jacking House)
6am: PAULINNATE (Deep House)
8am???: Closing ceremonies and another BelTek comes to an end….
Here’s the ‘Tek!
General Information & Rules
Grab yourselves a drink, a smoke, or a snack, and settle in. We know this is looooooong pile ‘o words – but it’s also all the little details you will need to make your festival weekend a success. Please don’t skip over this – as it will answer 99% of the questions we receive leading up to BelTek weekend.
BelTek is an all-ages event happening on private property from 1pm Friday August 5th through to 8am Sunday August 7th 2016!
We are NOT requiring invites this year!!! BelTek is open to the general public so we are trusting in YOU to continue with the awesome vibe we all worked so hard to bring back over the past few years. We have no tolerance for destructive & disrespectful behavior. We expect folks to continue to police themselves and to police each other. We invite anyone witnessing anything that’s not ok to tell a BelTek Ranger, someone on staff, or a member of our security immediately.
Please have your valid government-issued photo ID, and your cash or ticket ready upon arrival at the gate.
All transactions will be done in cash. All ticket sales, all vending, all done in cash ONLY.
Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult guardian, and anyone over 21 will be required to show *and keep in their possession at all times* a valid, government-issued, photo ID in order to drink or possess alcohol.
Bracelets must be worn the entire weekend. If you lose it, you will be required to buy another one to remain or re-enter the property. Professional security will be patrolling the fields day and night for your safety. Bracelets let security know you are welcome on the property. Those without will be removed.
This is an all-ages event so there will be neighbors and families (with small children) present, especially during the day. Please behave accordingly.
We expect a basic modicum of respectful behavior of all attendees at all times. Have respect for the other festival-goers, our neighbors, the town, and especially yourselves.
Negative and/or disrespectful behavior will result in being removed from the property immediately and most likely right into the hands of the State Police. We have done it before, and we will do it again. We have zero tolerance for shenanigans that put the safety of our attendees at risk.
Each ticket includes free car-side camping all weekend long! All camping & parking is first-come first-served. We ask that people not arrive before 1pm on Friday. Anyone arriving earlier will NOT be allowed on the property. We also allow folks to stay all through Sunday and Monday if need be to get proper rest. We want you all to get home safe.
No glass bottles or glass containers allowed on the property. Bring your coolers full of plastic bottles and cans. There will be plenty of trash cans and recycle cans all around the festival. Use them!
We will have plenty of porta-johns and they will be cleaned & restocked several times over the weekend. Use those too. For the love of all things holy please do not go in the woods!
We always have FREE ICE COLD WATER available from a spigot on the field. Bring buckets and coolers to fill (or very small kiddie pools!). Near the water spigot you will find a single shower head for cooling down or washing up. STAY HYDRATED!
Maine weather can change quickly (#MudTek & #TyphoonTek, right?) so please be prepared for a variety of temperature and weather conditions. Generally we have had fantastic weather over the past 13 years, but being prepared will help you continue to have a good time no matter what Mother Nature throws at us! Rural Maine can still get chilly in August, especially at night. A winter coat and warm hat will not be out of place at 3am. On the other hand, daytimes on the field can get extremely hot. Bring your bathing suit and sunscreen.
There will be a bonfire each night. It will be controlled by staff. We do not allow any other campfires anywhere on the property. You may cook with personal grills, but no open flames.
Speaking of fire, ANYONE wishing to dance or perform with fire MUST first contact our Fire Performance & Safety Coordinator Jya Marie (email@example.com). We have very strict protocols in place for everyone’s safety. Anyone using open flames of any size without prior authorization will be asked to leave the festival without refund. We take this very seriously.
There will be “quiet time” from 7am Saturday morning, with music resuming around 11am. If you choose to play music at your own site please respect your neighbors trying to rest and play at a low volume.
ABSOLUTELY NO INDEPENDENT SOUND SYSTEMS!!
RVs and pop-up campers WILL be welcome – seasonal weather permitting! This means that if the area gets a dry summer and the ground stays firm, you will be allowed to bring your RVs. Stay tuned to the BelTek Facebook page when the event draws near. We cannot provide water or electricity to your RVs or campsites. We reserve the right to designate parking locations. Those camping in RVs will still be required to keep your music volume way low during quiet times… Yes DJ *cough cough* we are looking at you!…
Anything you bring in, you must bring out. Every. Single. Thing. Don’t leave your broken furniture, your busted up tent, or your dirty clothes for someone else to pick up. Again, be respectful.
BelTek happens approximately 2 hours north of Portland ME, 4 hours north of Boston MA, 8 hours north of New York City, and 8 hours southeast from Montreal Canada – in the glorious Mid-Coast area of Maine!
BelTek happens about 10 minutes away from the scenic seaside town of Belfast which is further East along Rt. 3. Belfast is full of bohemian artsy-fartsy types and has locally-sourced organic restaurants, fun little shops, and the world-famous Belfast Co-Op. You can also find a Reny’s department store, a Hannaford grocery store, Walgreens, an Ocean State Job Lots, and assorted fast food. Belfast loves BelTek!
You can expect your days to be under the warm summer sun, and your nights spent under the gorgeous Milky Way. Be sure to bring bug repellent, sunscreen, and a variety of clothing layers.
With your bracelets, you will be allowed to come and go from the festival site. There are several swimming spots a short drive away:
- Barret’s Cove on Lake Megunticook is free with spectacular surroundings.
- Back West on Rt 3 is Lake Saint George State Park
- If salt water is your thing, there is Lincolnville Beach right on Rt 1
Please have a sober & safe driver, absolutely DO NOT drink and drive!
There is a Maritime Farms convenience store located a short walk away via a trail in the rear of one of the fields. They stock up on beer, cigarettes, water, food, snacks, ice, etc in anticipation of this weekend. We highly suggest being as self-sufficient as possible.
Bring plenty of water and plenty of fresh food.
There will be a limited amount of vending on-site. All transactions will be handled with cash ONLY. BelTek does NOT have an ATM on site however Maritime Farms does have one on. Keep in mind this is a very small rural town and the ATM has run-out in previous years. There will be no alcohol for sale anywhere on the festival grounds. BYOB (cans please) WITH VALID ID.
Please do not toss your cigarette butts on the ground. Bring a coffee can or some kind of receptacle to put your butts in. The field is harvested several times a year by a local farmer to feed his organic grass-fed cows. Let’s keep their food clean and safe! If we see you tossing butts we will publicly shame you. Don’t be that guy!
The local authorities and state police are very much aware of this event, and will stop in several times over the course of the weekend to check in. We have a very good relationship with them. Neighbors will be visiting as well. BelTek is quite a thing for the locals to see! Have fun, make new friends, and be yourselves. We just ask that you be respectful to everyone around you and be safe.
ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS ALLOWED! This includes “festival dogs”. NO WAY!!! Service animals with proper documentation will be allowed on site. You will be legally asked to present proper ADA documentation.
NO FIREWORKS! Yes, they are legal in Maine. The landowner still does not allow them on his property. Therefore they are illegal here.
NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND! duh. Found with any and you will be immediately ejected from the grounds straight into the back of a State Police cruiser. Good times.
The “backyard area” located right behind the main house is a designated VIP area for the event organizers ONLY. This is our sacred space for much needed downtime. By the time all ya’all are arriving, we have already been working hard for several days …and we need our rest! Any campsites setup close to the perimeter will be asked to keep their own noise down. If you plan on raging all weekend long then please camp away from this area. Otherwise we have to send out mean mama Kait to yell at you and you DO NOT want that!
Bring your smiling happy faces! Bring your fun costumes, your glow things, your dancing shoes, your art supplies, and stuff to make fun colorful campsites!
After all these years we still find that cell-phone reception on the field is spotty at best. We can almost guarantee you that your phone or text service will NOT work properly no matter what provider you are using, so please plan accordingly. Sometimes, and we mean sometimes you can get one or two bars close to the road but we wouldn’t count on it.
We cannot charge your personal devices for you. Please do not just plug-in by the decks. We need those outlets and trying to figure out which plug goes to which cord during a live set runs the risk of someone’s set getting &^%#$ up, so please don’t do that.
We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone we deem a real or potential nuisance or threat to the fun and or safety of this event.
We reserve the right to remove anyone behaving in a manner we find unsuitable at any time and without refund. We take this very seriously. We want you all to feel safe, and to have the time of your lives! If you see anything that is not ok, we ask you to please tell someone on staff. We work hard all year to create an amazing weekend, but we cannot do this without you! Be a helping hand and love each other. THAT is how the BelTek family rolls!
PRE-SALES ARE OVER!
BUY YOUR TICKET AT THE GATE $80 CASH ONLY
BelTek Ranger Information
Now in our third year, Rangers are a concept borrowed from Burning Man, adapted on a smaller scale for BelTek. We want everyone to have a great festival experience, so Rangers may lend a hand, be a sympathetic ear, or simply sit with someone having a rough time. We are not authority figures, but rather people who come “from the ranks” of the festival scene who have some special skills and want to help.
We have found our 2016 Rangers! The Ranger application is now closed.
FMI on BM Rangers: http://rangers.burningman.com
Vending applications are now closed for 2016.
BelTek has found all of our volunteers for the 2016 event and the volunteer application is now closed.