We welcome Picnic to Farringdon for their 8th birthday celebrations. The London crew has long held a place at the heart of the capital’s underground scene, building a strong ethos built upon some of Europe’s most discerning house and techno artists. Over the years they’ve brought their sound all over the capital, while more recently they’ve held showcases at haunts like Hoppetosse in Berlin. The artists most frequently affiliated with Picnic are the kind that are best known for their deep digging prowess, and the cast of talents they bring to EC1 is no exception. Returning after a memorable Saturday debut towards the end of last year, Francesco Del Garda prepares to share some of his all-embracing record collection in our space. The Italian selector is renowned for hunting down obscure gems from the deepest corners of house, techno and UK garage, which he blends with a fluid ease. Also landing for their debut with us are Laurine & Cecilio, the Berlin duo who first rose to prominence as part of Slow Life. Like Del Garda, this beloved crew is comprised of a small group of vinyl devotees, and their DJ sets always traverse various styles and eras loosely tied in house and techno. They also run a killer label, but it’s through their skills behind the decks that Laurine and Cecilio have caught most people’s attention. Christian AB & Quest also go back-to-back. Having cut their teeth on the London scene over the last few years, today both DJs are busy bringing their classy sound together all over Europe, but this March is the first time they’ll link up in Farringdon. Picnic’s own Andy Luff rounds off a top-drawer bill that should mark the party’s anniversary in fitting style.