Past hosts have included Carl Cox & Friends, Bedrock, The Gallery, Boys Noize Records, Toolroom Knights and Global Underground. In 2011 we have accumulated our strongest arena hosts to date, all dedicated to showcasing the world’s greatest DJs and live electronic acts. How does one of the planet’s biggest records labels sound? Or how about two of Ibiza’s most legendary club nights? Here goes…
Sven Vath’s legendary Cocoon label is the leading techno imprint on the planet. Since its creation in 2000, the label has thrown some of the most mind blowing parties club land has ever witnessed. This includes huge events the world over, astounding nights at the label’s own venue in Frankfurt and that’s all before we get to the antics that take place every Monday evening on a certain White Isle… Without doubt Ibiza’s biggest night, Cocoon at Amnesia has seen Pappa Sven and his cohorts change the electronic landscape and help bring techno to the masses. Only the unexpected can be expected when the Cocoon juggernaut hits Clapham Common this summer for its SW4 debut.
ANJUNABEATS presents GROUP THERAPY
As part of the global tour for their much anticipated second artist album, worldwide trance sensation and SW4 favourites Above & Beyond will be hosting a number of ‘Group Therapy’ stages at the biggest dance festivals in Europe this summer. Handpicking their favourite DJs and artists, Above & Beyond will also be playing extended sets at each event – showcasing the cutting-edge sounds of their ‘Group Therapy’ album. This includes Dance Valley, Tomorrowlands, Global Gathering and as the final piece to the puzzle at South West Four. Boasting an arena full of the biggest names in trance, we’re in for a treat as Above & Beyond bring some power packed melody and euphoria to South West Four.
Arguably London’s finest underground house night, SW4 is delighted to welcome back Shake It! In 2009 the club night debuted on the Common, with residents Layo & Bushwacka! starring alongside Richie Hawtin, Steve Lawler, Timo Maas and Dubfire. Since then Shake It! has continued to host a succession of sell out parties which have taken London’s most discerning clubbers to the most impressive spaces imaginable. Attracting names such as Carl Cox and Laurent Garnier, Shake It! has become an institution in a very short space of time. Bringing the underground sounds to the great outdoors of Clapham Common for the second time, please welcome Shake It! to SW4.
We Love… is the greatest Sunday clubbing experience on the planet. Throughout the summer over 8,000 clubbers pack into Space Ibiza every week for a multi-room, mini-festival that is simply one of a kind. With an agenda focussed on showcasing cutting edge music from across the dance spectrum, We Love… are the perfect arena hosts for Sunday at SW4. At South West Four the much loved clubbing institution has curated the biggest lineup it has ever presented in London. With residents of the calibre of Simian Mobile Disco, Joris Voorn and James Zabiela, We Love… are associated with only the very best names in the business and this is what can be expected when We Love… arrives at South West Four.
Together returns to Clapham Common this August after its unforgettable arena at last year’s South West Four. In 2010 Together welcomed an incredible selection of acts to the festival including Skream & Benga, Andy C, Jack Beats and Caspa. Since then the night has gone onto host a mammoth New Years Eve at the O2 Academy Brixton with Mark Ronson, Annie Mac, Katy B, Fake Blood, Hervé and Zinc. In 2011 Together returns to SW4, this time to take control of the larger 5,000 capacity arena with an even bigger lineup. Keep your ears open for this exciting announcement coming your way.
One of the most respected and seminal record labels in the industry, it is a great honour that Adam Beyer has chosen South West Four to host the next instalment of Drumcode in the capital. In 2010 the label took over the Ewer Street Car Park in London for a massive sell out event and a lineup featuring the likes of Chris Liebing, Paul Ritch, Cari Lekebusch, Alan Fitzpatrick and Beyer himself. The label’s uncompromising musical vision has also been welcomed across the four corners of the globe with the label’s annual pilgrimage to the Berghain in Berlin now part of techno folklore. With demand for Drumcode’s return to the Capital at an all time high, we’re delighted to welcome the underground heavyweight to South West Four for the label’s only London festival appearance this year.
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