And with two main stages set to welcome your favourite headline DJs and live electronic acts, our lineup will hit the three figure mark for the first time, as we welcome over one hundred artists to the Capital.
The message here is simple; Twelve years in and South West Four continues to push the envelope. As we move into a new era in the development of the event we’re in no mood to hold back. SW4 2015 will be our most ambitious instalment to date and look to top last year’s weekend which was widely regarded as our best ever, resulting in us winning the coveted 'Best British Festival' award at the DJ Magazine awards. This is South West Four 2015…
YOUR SW4 2014 SATURDAY HEADLINER IS…
[EXCLUSIVE HOMECOMING PERFORMANCE]
"This summer we play South London's SW4, the only festival date in the city where it all began for us. It'll be a very special homecoming show, see you there!" Sister Bliss
It’s not every day that one of the world’s greatest electronic live acts decides to reunite in celebration of their 20th Anniversary. However the recent news that the legendary Faithless will come together one more time has sent shockwaves through the music industry and been met with a rapturous response. The fact that this will take place at South West Four makes this, without question, the most anticipated booking in our history. Thousands of fans from all over the world will make the pilgrimage to Clapham Common to witness this exclusive homecoming performance, set to be one of the highlights of the British summer. With an unparalleled back catalogue spread across seven albums (two of which went #1), numerous top 10 singles such as ‘Insomnia’, ‘God is a DJ’ and ‘We Come One’, as well as over fifteen million records sold worldwide, it’s no wonder why Faithless are considered dance music royalty. With a headline slot at South West Four on Saturday 29th August beckoning, Faithless are back to prove precisely why. Special ain’t the word…
ERIC PRYDZ, LUCIANO, DUBFIRE: LIVE HYBRID, BAKERMAT, FRITZ KALKBRENNER + MORE ALSO ANNOUNCED
Many artists have become synonymous with South West Four over the years. However one act more than any other stands tall as ‘Mr SW4’. That man is Eric Prydz. From naming one of his finest productions after the festival, to delivering performances that are consistently regarded amongst the weekend’s greatest highlights, Eric is the SW4 favourite. Returning this August for the sixth time in seven years, his main stage set alongside Faithless will again illustrate his pedigree, as will his new artist album which is set to take the airwaves by storm this summer. We cannot wait…
As one of the most influential and ground breaking DJs of all time, Luciano makes his long awaited SW4 debut this summer. A storming 2014 witnessed the Swiss-Chilean maestro return to his brilliant best with an outstanding residency at Amnesia, resulting in him being crowned ‘Best Tech House DJ’ at the Ibiza DJ Awards. The past twelve months has also seen Luciano return to the studio to produce the 100th release on his seminal Cadenza Records, whilst this year has started just as frantically. Representing his first London performance in over two years, Luciano’s inaugural SW4 appearance promises to be one of the standout highlights of the entire weekend.
Dubfire is another long term favourite amongst the SW4 faithful who has chosen our event for the London debut of his new live show titled dubfire: live HYBRID. In what is his most ambitious achievement to date, the techno titan weaves together 2D and 3D animation with live audio and lighting, resulting in show that will blow the minds of all those in attendance.
As one of the biggest rising stars of the past year, Bakermat debuts at SW4 2015 in a UK festival exclusive. Having hosted his own stage at Tomorrowland over the past two years and headlined Brixton Academy last September, Bakermat will bring his melodic take on house music and preview tracks from his new album 'Another Man.'
Fritz Kalkbrenner also brings his beautifully crafted sound to SW4 in a UK festival exclusive. Having sold out his upcoming Electric Brixton event a month in advance, Fritz has been busy touring Europe in support of his superb third studio album ‘Ways Over Water.’ His blend of heart-warming harmonies and soulful beats will work beautifully on our hallowed turf, as Fritz’s sound simmers in the sunshine.
Having been on our radar for several years now, we are delighted to welcome the killer grooves of Hot Since 82 to SW4 for the first time. With a career trajectory that has been nothing short of incredible during that time including four ‘Essential New Tunes’, two ‘Essential Mixes’ and a Mixmag cover, he shows no signs of slowing down. SW4 will be his biggest London show to date. Do not miss it.
Recent years has seen Saved Records label boss Nic Fanciulli consolidate his position as one of the UK’s finest DJs, whilst his imprint celebrated its 100th release in 2014. With a hugely successful residency alongside Joris Voorn taking Ibiza by storm last summer, Nic will bring the sound of the White Isle to Clapham Common and make SW4 2015 his stand-out performance of the year.
Hot on the heels of his UK #1 track ‘I Wanna Feel’, SecondCity made his SW4 debut last summer. We have been working hard to bring him back ever since. 2015 has seen SecondCity establish himself further as one of the most talked about newcomers in electronic music. Be sure to keep an eye on this one as he’ll be even hotter property come August…
A national icon and cultural phenomenon in South Africa, Black Coffee takes time out from performing in stadiums in his home country for a rare UK performance. Make sure you check out Black Coffee’s unique afro-house sound on the Common and see for yourself why the meteoric rise of this SW4 debutant is fully justified.
With an outstanding upcoming release schedule and a hugely successful quarterly residency at The Gallery at Ministry of Sound, now is the right time for Anjunabeat’s first label showcase at a London festival. The finest names from Above & Beyond’s owned and A&R'ed imprint will be showcased, as the labels fans make a welcome return to Clapham Common
Portishead, Röyksopp & Robyn, Moderat, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Haim, Metronomy and many more artists to perform in front of the industrial backdrop of Ferropolis from 18 to 20 July.
Preparations for this year's Melt! Festival, which takes place from 18 – 20 July in Ferropolis, are well underway. But before we will reveal the first 40+ acts, we want to say thank you to all of you who helped us win the 'Best Medium-Sized Festival' award in the Festival Awards Europe. Your votes were very much appreciated. So now for some exciting news for all of you who have been eagerly awaiting our first line-up announcement as we can reveal the first names to play beneath the impressive coal-mining diggers in the 'City of Iron'.
We're thrilled to confirm that Portishead will be honouring us with an exclusive performance under the Ferropolis night sky this year. Since the mid-90s, the legendary Bristolian three-piece has been shaping the musical landscape, capturing the zeitgeist with the distinguished sound of debut 'Dummy' and the self-titled sophomore album. In 2008, Portishead returned with 'Third' and an exciting avant-garde approach, once more challenging the boundaries of contemporary music.
Once again, Röyksopp and Robyn joined forces and went back into the studio together. Merging the best of both worlds, Röyksopp & Robyn Do It Again 2014 will make its Germany exclusive stopover at Melt! this year. An energetic blast of Scandinavian electro pop is coming our way.
Last year, only a few weeks before the release of their second album, Moderat II, Moderat got behind the decks at our Melt!Selektor Stage. After having almost completely sold out their upcoming tour, you'll get another chance to see them live in Ferropolis this summer. We're also delighted to welcome Fritz Kalkbrenner back to the fold, one of the Melt! enthusiasts since day one. Dragging glittery 80s pop into the 21stcentury, Haim will be travelling all the way from sunny LA to the Melt! peninsula. Arriving from the UK,Metronomy will be presenting their fourth album, Love Letters. The Melt!Selektor Stage as well as residentEllen Allien and her Bpitch crew will join us once more while the directional house imprint, Innvervisions, will celebrate its first special with label bosses Âme (DJ-Set) and Dixon plus Mano Le Tough, Marcus Worgull, Recondite (live), Kim Ann Foxman (DJ-Set) and more.