Roni Size, BT, Oakenfold Line Up For Mekka

Roni Size, BT, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Craig, Armand Van Helden, Crystal Method, and the New Deal are among the top electronic music acts confirmed for the inaugural Mekka festival, set to kick off Aug.

Roni Size, BT, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Craig, Armand Van Helden, Crystal Method, and the New Deal are among the top electronic music acts confirmed for the inaugural Mekka festival, set to kick off Aug. 4 in Montreal. The 10-city Mekka tour is sponsored by the global entertainment company of the same name, which also plans to issue two compilation albums in support of the trek.

Among the other artists lined up for Mekka include Deep Dish, Christopher Lawrence, Danny Tenaglia, Dave Ralph, Derrick Carter, Dieselboy, Grooverider, LTJ Bukem, Mix Master Mike, Sandra Collins, Uberzone, DJ Craze, Junior Sanchez, Mark Farina, and Stacey Pullen, as well as local talent in each market. Several hip-hop acts, to be unveiled next week, will also participate.

Expect the tour to descend on outdoor "non-traditional venues" and feature numerous stages and performance tents, according to organizers. Full venue and on-sale information is still being finalized.

Here are the Mekka tour's dates:
Aug. 4: Montreal
Aug. 5: Toronto
Aug. 8: Dallas
Aug. 11: Jacksonville, Fla.
Aug. 18: Miami
Aug. 18: New York
Aug. 25: Chicago
Aug. 30: Seattle
Sept. 1: San Francisco
Sept. 2: Los Angeles