Having already secured exclusives with some of the biggest names in electronic music, Creamfields continues to lead the charge on line up announcements as they unleash the first wave of acts for this year’s festival in what is shaping up to be one of the most unmissable shows of the year.
Artists just announced for the 2019 edition in alphabetical order include Above & Beyond, Alan Fitzpatrick, Amelie Lens, Andy C, Annie Mac, Ben Nicky, Bicep (DJ Set), The Black Madonna, Brennan Heart, Camelphat, Carl Cox, Chase & Status (DJ Set), Crucast (Skepsis, Darkzy, TS7, Bru-C, Mr Virgo, Lazcru & Window Kid), Denis Sulta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Enrico Sangiuliano, Faithless (DJ Set), Fisher, Gareth Emery, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Headhunterz, Helena Hauff, Hot Since 82, Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Kölsch, Len Faki, Marco Carola, Martin Garrix, MK, Nicole Moudaber, Oliver Heldens, Pan-Pot, Patrick Topping, Paul van Dyk, Pete Tong, Solardo, Tchami, Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet and Wilkinson (DJ Set) and this is just the first wave of acts, with many more big name artists and exclusives still to be announced.
This latest drop of talent follows a series of tantalising headline announcements over the last few months bringing exclusive performances from the likes of deadmau5, Adam Beyer, Cirez D, The Chemical Brothers (Live) and the highly anticipated return of Swedish House Mafia who have chosen Creamfields as their only UK show this year.
Bank Holiday Sunday 28th August will represents a landmark date in British electronic music history as one of the world’s greatest dance institutions, the seminal Amnesia Ibiza, arrives at a UK festival for the very first time.
Taking place on Clapham Common at South West Four 2016, Amnesia will take charge of the festival’s 10,000 capacity indoor arena. The arrival of one of the most important and defining clubs the world has ever seen, signifies one of the most important moments of this summer’s festival season.
“We’ve been waiting a VERY long time to bring the full Amnesia Ibiza experience to a UK festival and we’re very excited about making this a debut none of you will ever forget! We have a great affinity with London and are old friends with the team behind South West Four so it feels like the natural choice for us. We can’t wait to showcase many of our resident DJs and favourite artists at SW4, as well as all the trimmings you have come to expect from Amnesia. If we don’t see you on the White Isle we will see you in August!” Amnesia Ibiza
Ranked as one of the most popular clubbing destinations on the planet, the multi-award winning Ibizan superclub has been long established as a mecca of dance music with thousands making the pilgrimage to San Rafael every summer. Boasting an outstanding weekly programme of the greatest parties on the White Isle, coupled with incredible production, there really is no better place to experience electronic music quite like at Amnesia Ibiza.
After choosing South West Four for their UK festival debut, the dance music powerhouse will present the unique spirit of Ibiza by bringing the full Amnesia experience exclusively to Clapham Common. Everything from their iconic dancers and uncompromising Co2 cannons will be flown over to ensure that this is delivered in a way never before seen on British soil. To complete their inaugural takeover, a leading cast of extremely special guests have been invited to join us in celebrating this very special showcase. Ranging from legends of the main room to kings of the terrace, this group of esteemed Amnesia ambassadors guarantee to leave us with a catalogue of truly unforgettable memories in of the most important dates in London’s 2016 clubbing calendar.
Hailed as the ‘King of Amnesia’, there is no better man on earth fit to headline their first ever UK outdoor experience than Sven Vath. Having dominated both the main room and terrace through his remarkable Cocoon residency now in its seventeenth year, Mondays at the club have become synonymous with his treasured party. In the past SW4 has seen Sven perform at his very best and 2016 will be no different, as the wax-wielding wizard arrives for his exclusive London festival performance in hugely familiar surroundings.
In addition to Papa Sven we’re extremely excited to showcase the twisted techno alias of Eric Prydz aka Cirez D. Here Eric explores the darker end of the electronic spectrum by joining us as the stage’s very special guest. Last seen in the UK at SW4 in 2011, this will be Cirez D’s first appearance in London in half a decade, making this without doubt one of the most exciting bookings seen at a festival this year. 2016 will see the global icon’s techno-driven sounds shake Clapham Common to its very core as Cirez D looks set to write a new chapter in South West Four’s and Amnesia’s acclaimed history.
Undoubtedly one of the biggest bookings of our entire two-day Bank Holiday Weekender, two Ibizan stalwarts will go head-to-head for the first time ever in the UK. After witnessing the coming together of two of the underground’s most celebrated DJs last summer, we’re pleased to reveal that Jamie Jones vs Joseph Capriati will arrive at South West Four this summer in a full UK festival exclusive. Responsible for the greatest Ibizan highlight of 2015 at DC10, the demand to see Jamie and Joseph play back to back is phenomenal. Each at the very top of their game, this is simply unmissable.
Considered amongst the true greats of electronic music and ranked within its most influential characters, SW4 is honoured to welcome back Danny Tenaglia for his first performance at the festival in eight years and in another UK festival exclusive. This will form his first show on London soil in over a year, making his return all the more special. Danny’s relationship with Amnesia dates back over twenty years where his sets have become the stuff of legend and joins them in a hugely anticipated return to Clapham Common.
Having been heavily involved in Amnesia’s programming over the years and holding an outstanding residency at the club since 1999, Mar-T has become a firm fixture in making the White Isle’s #1 club what it is today. He will arrive for his SW4 debut alongside breakthrough Spanish talent Cuartero who also joins us for the first time following superb sessions at Amnesia throughout last season.
SW4 SATURDAY LINEUP SO FAR… Rudimental [Live] Dizzee Rascal [Live] Knife Party Andy C DJ EZ · MK Plus in alphabetical order: Amine Edge & Dance Armand Van Helden A-Trak Blonde [Live] Bondax [Live] Boys Noize [Live] CamelPhat Camo & Krooked Claptone Delta Heavy Disciples DJ EZ Flux Pavilion [Live] Friction Gorgon City Kidnap Kid Klingande [Live] MistaJam MK Nero [Live] Netsky [Live] Noisia Nvoy Oliver Dollar Pete Tong Redlight Rene La Vice Roni Size & DJ Krust present Full Cycle Shadow Child Sub Focus Tchami Wilkinson Zinc + MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED ACROSS 4 STAGES HOSTED BY TOGETHER, RAM, WELCOME TO GORGON CITY AND SW4 LIVE
SW4 SUNDAY LINEUP ANNOUNCED SO FAR… The Chemical Brothers [Live] Above & Beyond Carl Cox Paul Kalkbrenner Plus in alphabetical order: Bakermat Black Coffee Booka Shade Live Cirez D Cuartero Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons [Live] Danny Tenaglia Davide Squillace Four Tet Fritz Kalkbrenner Guy J Hunter/Game [Live] Jamie Jones vs Joseph Capriati John Digweed Jonas Rathsman Lauren Lane Mar-T Maribou State (DJ Set) Maya Jane Coles Nicole Moudaber Recondite [Live] Route 94 vs Secondcity Sasha Sister Bliss (Faithless) Sven Vath Will Saul Yotto
Almost forty acts complete our line-up so far and with many more to be announced across eight stages, we’re confident that this next move will cement our position amongst Europe’s elite even further. As ones to never back down and accept the norm, phase three will continue to build the greatest line-up found anywhere in the UK this summer….
JUST ADDED TO SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST
Having just single-handedly sold out one of Europe’s most iconic venues with almost ten thousand fans losing their minds to his unmistakeable methods at Alexandra Palace, Andy C returns to South West Four in the form of his life. This year he’s back, but on a whole new level as the uncompromising turbine of sound will take to the outdoor main stage to play in total darkness for the very first time.
JOINED BY RAM RECORDS
NETSKY [LIVE] • SUB FOCUS* • WILKINSON*
NOISIA [LIVE] • CAMO & KROOKED*
FULL CYCLE PRESENTS RONI SIZE & DJ KRUST*
FRICTION • RENE LA VICE* • CULTURE SHOCK*
PLUS VERY SPECIAL GUEST:
Responsible for developing drum and bass’ most promising breakthrough talent into the genre’s greatest artists over the years, RAM simply stands in a league of its own. From releasing seminal, timeliness classics to hosting international arenas and residencies, the imprint’s success is second to none. Last year saw them host a stage in one of the festival greatest ever highlights, this year they’re back with even bigger attack as they host one of our gargantuan 10,000 capacity stages.
Hailing from Belgium and firmly marked as one of Europe’s top talents, Netsky [Live] has confirmed South West Four as his only London festival performance of 2016 and will headline the stage. Championing the underground with standout crossover abilities, we’re extremely pleased to announce that Nick Douwma aka Sub Focus will also join this illustrious drum and bass line-up. His relationship with RAM has seen him grow into the global phenomenon he is today and with a reunion on the horizon at SW4, this is huge. Rising from South London, Wilkinson has confirmed that he will return to South West Four for his exclusive homecoming performance on Saturday 27th August. After headlining a RAM NYE 2015 to a sold out Brixton Academy, the demand for his return is unbelievable.
Circus Records founder Flux Pavilion has chosen South West Four as the exclusive date for his the full debut of his mesmerizingly immersive live show. After providing the capital with a ground-breaking performance at Ministry of Sound in Dolby Atmos last weekend, we can officially reveal that he joins us the stage’s very special guest. Mastering an uncompromisingly original and emotional sound, the Dutch trio of Noisia are renowned for their unparalleled technical skill and instantly recognisable techniques and also join us. Camo & Krooked have enjoyed an incredible rise to the top of the ever-changing world of electronic music thanks to their unparalleled inimitable style of fusing boundary-pushing sounds. After proving their position at the top of the scene for over a decade, the Austrian duo return to SW4 for another exclusive date.
After reuniting in celebration of their influential imprint Full Cycle, SW4 is pleased to announce the arrival of a truly timeless act. Joining the RAM stage on Saturday 27th August, we are excited to reveal that Full Cycle presents Roni Size & DJ Krust will arrive exclusively on Clapham Common. Favoured for the chaotic carnage, anarchy and disorder witnessed in his previous Clapham Common displays, it’s easy to understand why we’ve invited one of the most revered names in the game back for more of his bone-shaking beats as Friction also returns. Arguably one of the most exciting talents currently rising out of the RAM Records camp, SW4 is excited to bring Toronto’s Rene La Vice to Clapham Common for the very first time.
Fresh from releasing their debut album ‘Paradise Lost’ on RAM earlier this month, inviting Delta Heavy to join us at SW4 was inevitable. As big fans of their trademark sound at here SW4 HQ, we can’t wait to see what the duo have in store for SW4. Armed with new music and plenty of surprises, there’s no doubt this will be worth the wait! Completing RAM’s onslaught for 2016 is one of its favourite and most talented producers. SW4 please get ready for the return of Culture Shock.
JUST ADDED TO SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST
JAMIE JONES VS JOSEPH CAPRIATI
DANNY TENAGLIA • JOHN DIGWEED
JONAS RATHSMAN • CUARTERO • MAR-T
Undoubtedly one of the biggest bookings of our entire two-day Bank Holiday Weekender, this is one we’ve wanted to shout about for some time. After witnessing the coming together of two of the underground’s most celebrated DJs at DC-10 last summer, we’re pleased to reveal that Jamie Jones vs Joseph Capritai will arrive exclusively at South West Four this summer. Responsible for the greatest Ibizan highlight of 2015, the demand to see Jamie and Joseph back together behind a pair of decks is phenomenal. Each weighing in at the very top of their game, this is simply unmissable.
Considered amongst the true greats of electronic music and ranked within its most influential characters, SW4 is honoured to welcome Danny Tenaglia back for his first performance at the festival in eight years. This will form his first UK show in twelve months, making his return all the more special as he joins us for a rare performance on British soil. No artist has made an impact on SW4 quite like our next addition. Returning for an incredible thirteenth year in a row, Bedrock boss John Digweed has formed in inseparable relationship with South West Four over the years. His parties across South London have become the stuff of legend, with his unrivalled ability to create the most sought-after electronic atmospheres.
After following his progress in recent months and witnessing his back-to-back session with Sasha at Electric Brixton on NYE, we’re extremely pleased to reveal that Jonas Rathsman will make his South West Four debut this summer. Having risen through the ranks of Saved, Desolat and Moon Harbour, Cuartero joins us for his debut SW4 performance this August. Also joining us for the very first time on Bank Holiday Sunday 28th August is Amnesias long-standing resident Mar-T. Another standout Ibiza favourite, the Barcelona-born producer has spent the past twelve months releasing on Get Physical and Mad Tech in addition to 2015’s fantastic remix of Popof’s ‘Going Back’, don’t miss him.
SW4 SATURDAY LINEUP SO FAR
Dizzee Rascal [Live]
DJ EZ ·
Plus in alphabetical order:
Amine Edge & Dance
Armand Van Helden
Boys Noize [Live]
Camo & Krooked
Flux Pavilion [Live]
Full Cycle presents Roni Size & DJ Krust
Rene La Vice
+ MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED ACROSS 4 STAGES
HOSTED BY TOGETHER, RAM, WELCOME TO GORGON CITY AND SW4 LIVE
The UK’s biggest dance music festival Creamfields just got bigger with the addition of more acts to the already stacked bill! First up is a rare artist who has cleverly managed to straddle the mainstream and underground and for the first time ever at Creamfields will be performing under his techno guise Cirez D aka Eric Prydz. He’ll be joined by multi award winning, platinum record selling DJ/producers Chase & Status (DJ Set), as headliners in their own right they’ll be at the helm of an all new arena on Friday 26th August.
Flying the French flag high are three unmissable French musical powerhouses, first is an artist responsible for steering a new wave of electronic music –future house, its maestro Martin Solveig, next up is Riton, he first emerged as part of the Ed Banger crew and one half of Carte Blanche with DJ Mehdi, however the success of his recent endeavours (‘Rinse & Repeat’ anyone?) under his new moniker have firmly put him on the global map and making his Creamfields debut is mysterious G-House master Malaa. And completing the line-up are a trio of artists leading the charge in the new wave of breakthrough acts namely Ghastly, Sigala, Lee Walker and Manse.
Creamfields returns this August Bank Holiday with an unbeatable line up, with an extra day added, over 200 of the world’s hottest dance acts and this being the last ever show in the UK for headliner Avicii you can see why it’s become one of the hottest festival tickets of the year and with many of its ticket allocations already sold out Creamfields UK 2016 is on course to be its fastest selling to date.
FERRY CORSTEN, JUDGE JULES, TIEFSCHWARZ [LIVE], M.A.N.D.Y., LAYO & BUSHWACKA!, ANDY MOOR, GUY GERBER [LIVE], JOSH WINK, ANDY MOOR, TOBI NEUMANN, SUPER 8 & DJ TAB, JAYTECH, MAT ZO, TIM GREEN, SPENCER PARKER
Sven Väth will bring his world famous techno imprint Cocoon to SW4 for the very first time this summer, as he celebrates his personal milestone of 30 years behind the decks. His infectious, vibrant and fun loving attitude is sure to attract the crowds to his arena, which boasts a line-up featuring some of the finest names in underground music. This includes the incredible Loco Dice who over the past few years has seen his stature rise to become one of the most devastating and respected DJs on the planet. Adding a live element to proceedings we’re delighted to welcome Tiefschwarz. Whether it’s in the studio or in the club, this duo constantly turn heads with timeless productions, remixes and live performances. Also playing live is Guy Gerber. The Israeli tech-house star is no stranger to the world’s biggest events, so the green grass of Clapham Common will suit him down to the ground. The legendary Josh Wink returns to the Common this summer after his sensational performance at last year’s SW4. He is joined by Cocoon’s very own Tobi Neumann and the UK’s hottest rising underground house starTim Green. We can’t wait.
Global trance sensations Above & Beyond are set to take their Group Therapy album showcase across Europe this summer with festival appearances across the continent. But none get the juices flowing more than their arena at SW4 2011. The trio will be joined by fellow trance giant Ferry Corsten. A mainstay in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll over the past ten years, Ferry is a true international DJ having worked with and played with, the biggest talent on the planet. He’ll be joined by Radio 1’s Judge Jules who is no stranger to SW4 having played on numerous occasions. The Judgement Sundays head honcho remains one of the world’s most in demand DJs with bookings coming in from the world’s
leading clubs. AVA Recordings label boss Andy Moor also joins the line-up alongsideAnjunabeats stalwarts Super8 & Tab, Mat Zo and Jaytech. Boasting an arena full of the biggest names in trance, we’re in for a treat as The Group Therapy Arena brings some power packed melody and euphoria to South West Four.
Arguably London’s finest underground house night, we are delighted to welcome Shake It! back to SW4 for the first time since 2009. Shake It! residents Layo & Bushwacka! will be joined by our favourite Frenchman Mr Laurent Garnier who headlines proceedings, bringing with him his mindblowing LBS showcase alongside Benjamin Rippert and Stephane ‘Scan X’ Dri. Garnier himself explains that while L.B.S. officially stands for Live Booth Sessions, a more fitting name would be Loud Bass and Samples and this exclusive performance is sure to be as thrilling as it is ground breaking. Tiga returns to Clapham Common this summer having previously performed at Get Loaded in the Park. On SW4 duty this time round, we’re delighted to add the Canadian’s electronic sounds to a hugely impressive Shake It! showcase. German duo M.A.N.D.Y. return to South West Four having played alongside Carl Cox at last year’s event. One of the stand out performers last summer, expect the ‘Body Language’ pioneers to be back with a bang. Completing the line-up we’re delighted to welcome Spencer Parker. One of Europe’s leading house DJs, his unique style is in major demand so we’re delighted to have secured his services this summer.
ADDED TO SW4 DAY TWO: SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST:
RICHIE HAWTIN, SASHA [LIVE], ADAM BEYER
CIREZ D [DEBUT PERFORMANCE – WORLD EXCLUSIVE]
MODESELEKTOR, STEVE LAWLER, SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO,
SUB FOCUS [LIVE], ANDY C, SLAM [LIVE], JORIS VOORN [LIVE],
ELLEN ALLIEN, GAISER [LIVE], PAUL RITCH [LIVE], BEN SIMS, TECHNASIA, JOKER, MUMS OF DEATH, ALAN FITZPATRICK,
IDA ENGBERG, MAT PLAYFORD
Sunday’s main stage line-up focuses on the more alternative side of the dance music spectrum. The musical juggernaut that is Pendulum will close this year’s South West Four with their only London show of the year. Having fused ideas from a plethora of musical genres, we’re delighted to welcome them to the Common for a full live performance that will certainly get the rave juices flowing. In yet another London festival exclusive, Magnetic Man will act as main support. One of the most talked about electronic acts of the past two years, all eyes are on dubstep’s most loved trio. The first lady of BBC Radio 1, Annie Mac, has this year continued to take her ‘Annie Mac presents’ tour across the world with monstrous parties that have turned many a head. Add to that her hugely successful weekly radio show and you’re looking at one of the most talked about DJs of our time. As the leader of the Digital Soundboy System, Shy FX leads a tight-knit team of like-minded Soundboy soldiers. This includes the prestigious Breakage, one of the world’s premier female DJs B.Traits with MC Donaeo, DJ Marky’s MC of choice Stamina and one of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic vocal talents, Youngman. Adding more live music to the Sunday Main Stage lineup, London’s grime sensation Wretch 32 has recently shot to fame after the release of his debut smash hit ‘Traktor’. Having toured the UK extensively this year to rave reviews, we’re delighted to add him to the SW4 line-up. It’s not often you see a life sized dinosaur play electro but this is what can be expected from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Beginning her music career as a DJ in London just two years ago, Yasmin has already founded her own successful club night, spun around the world for N.E.R.D., Taio Cruz and Eve and played storming sets at Glastonbury and Ibiza Rocks. Established as a world-class spinner, Yasmin is now ready to make her mark as a fully-fledged artist, singer and songwriter in her own right. Her next stop? SW4.
Together returns to Clapham Common this August after its unforgettable arena at last year’s South West Four. Heading proceeding is a man that needs no introduction, M_Nus label boss Richie Hawtin. One of the leading pioneers of the techno scene across the world over the past twenty years, it’s no wonder that this man is recognised as one of the greatest electronic artists of all time.Modeselektor bring their widely diverse sound to the Together arena, as they wow the SW4 crowd with a number of genres all compressed into a style that is all of their own. Another leading name in the electronic world, SW4 welcomes Gaiser, one of the most revered artists in Richie Hawtin’s Minus collective. Sub Focus will bring his everything goes mantra to SW4 along with his usual blend of air-punching, dancefloor dismantling drum & bass. Andy C, another stand out performer at last year’s SW4, plays under the Together banner once again and the Ram Records boss will be joined by dubstep star Joker and the brain child of Drums of Death and Mumdance, Mums of Death.
We Love is the greatest Sunday clubbing experience on the planet. Flying the flag for the Ibiza institution is none other Sasha. One of the undisputed kings of dance music, Sasha returns to SW4 having smashed last year’s Main Stage to pieces. Sasha will be joined by Viva Record boss Steve Lawler. The king of Ibiza’s legendary Space terrace, Steve has been on We Love line-ups for as long as we can remember. A We Love party wouldn’t be complete without their residents Simian Mobile Disco and Joris Voorn. Simian make their long awaited SW4 debut this year, whilst Joris returns to the Common having played a storming set in John Digweed’s Bedrock arena in 2010. Completing the line-up we welcome Berlin’s Bpitch Control label boss Ellen Allien for her SW4 debut, alongside the newly solo, tech-house vibes of Technasia and British sensation Mat Playford.
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. The uber techno lord will be joined by VERY special guest and fellow Swede Eric Prydz, playing under his Cirez D guise for the very first time. Legendary UK techno duo Slam have travelled far and wide in the past but debut at SW4 this summer with a live performance that is sure to get the pulses racing. The techno showcase continues with the brilliant Paul Ritch. His DJ sets and production have seen his popularity rise the world over, much like Ben Sims who also plays. The ‘3 deck master’ is one of the UK’s biggest techno exports and we’re delighted to have him flying the flag. Drumcode’s very own Alan Fitzpatrick also joins the line-up with a much anticipated live performance, whilst Ida Engberg completes the bill bringing her relentless passion to South West London.