Shakedown is thrilled to announce Nero as the headliner of the Supercharged Arena as Brighton’s biggest festival once again delivers an outstanding line-up featuring the most vital names in electronic music. Nero bring their adrenaline fuelled, high octane show to Shakedown for what promises to be an explosive performance. Having spent the past few years storming across the globe, amassing a devoted following and enjoying international success with their #1 album ‘Welcome Reality’, the Grammy-Award winning act touch down in Brighton with a show that is bursting at the seams with incendiary drum & bass, dubstep and electro house.
Nero join a bill that features serious main stage heavy weights including hometown headliners Rizzle Kicks, urban pop superstar Labrinth, electronic aristocrat DJ Fresh who will be performing live and soul man Maverick Sabre. Bass music superstar Sub Focus will be laying down the beats in the Supercharged Arena alongside Radio 1’s new music legend ZaneLowe and a much anticipated 4 hour takeover from drum & bass dons RAM Records. With Annie Mac, Kerri Chandler, Toddla T Sound, MK and many more slaying audiences in the Audio Arena, Shakedown is set to finish the party season in serious style.
SHAKEDOWN LINE UP TO DATE
RIZZLE KICKS / LABRINTH / DJ FRESH (LIVE) / NERO / MAVERICK SABRE / SUB FOCUS / ZANE LOWE / DELILAH / RAM RECORDS TAKEOVER / ANNIE MAC / KERRI CHANDLER / TODDLA T SOUND / MK / HOT SINCE 82 / JAGUAR SKILLS / MIKILL PANE / KRAFTY KUTS / A SKILLZ / JACOB PLANT / DEVOUTION / ENZO SIFFREDI
The main stage will be hosted by drinkinbrighton.co.uk and will be headlined by local boys Rizzle Kicks. Rizzle Kicks are one of the biggest names in urban music having sold over a million singles in the UK and released their debut album Stereo Typical, a mixture of pop and hip hop incorporating elements of the old skool hip-hop era circa 1988 – 92. Their eagerly anticipated new album is set this summer and the boys will have festival goers partying along to the anthemic pop of When IWas A Youngster, Mama Do The Hump and Down With Trumpets at what will be a massive homecoming show.
Britain’s urban pop superstar Labrinth is also confirmed to perform. Fresh off his UK tour with Plan B and Rudimental, Labrinth is the ultimate showman, and is set to perform his enormous hits Pass Out, Let The Sun Shine, Earthquake, Last Time, Beneath Your Beautiful and more. Labrinth has collaborated with the likes of Tinie Tempah, PlanB, Emeli Sande and Wretch 32 since he exploded onto the scene in 2010 and was subsequently signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco label. His blend of R n’ B, Hip Hop and dubstep has marked him out as a key player in UK music.
DJ Fresh will be playing with a full live band, a real coup for Shakedown as he performs all the colossal hits from his Nextlevelism album, Hot Right Now, Louder, The Power, Gold Dust and The Feeling as well as classic tracks. Expect a monstrous set of drum & bass, dubstep and electro house for this electronic aristocrat.
Maverick Sabre is a singer/songwriter with soul in abundance and his set will showcase his outstanding take on soul and r n’ b while DJ Jacob Plant also performs. Jacob has just released his huge track Shakedown on Calvin Harris’s label Fly Eye and was written to open his set at the festival in 2012. Also performing on the main stage will be Delilah who will bring a little London swagger, the legendary Jaguar Skills with his eclectic multi-genre, cut-n-paste DJ’ing and the hip hop of Ed Sheeran cohort Mikill Pane.
The Supercharged Arena is back in 2013 with a plethora of heavyweight DJ’s. Sub Focus is one of the superstars of bass music, a production obsessive whose attention to detail is matched only by the raw spectacle of his incredible DJ sets. A bone fide cross over artist Sub Focus is that rare thing in dance music, someone who can keep one foot in the underground and still have credible radio hits.
Zane Lowe can’t get enough of Shakedown as he returns for a third successive year. The Radio 1 new music legend needs no introduction and his previous sets at Shakedown have been a festival highlight. Popular demand sees him return to inflict further musical mayhem on the south coast.
Shakedown is thrilled to announce a four hour RAM Records takeover in the Supercharged Arena. RAM Records is the legendary drum & bass label that hosts sell out, road block sessions every other month at Fabric as well as one off events all over the world. They have a roster of the most influential global drum & bass DJ’s and they bring four of their finest to Shakedown for a mammoth session which is sure to be a mecca for clubbers from across the UK.
Award winning Brighton boy Krafty Kuts riotous DJ skills have earned him a reputation as a DJ of some repute whilst A Skillz incredible deck talents have marked him out as the party rocker extraordinaire.
Shakedown was the stand out dance music festival in 2012 and the promoters continue to strive to provide an electronic music experience for their audience. In addition to the main stage and Supercharged Arena, Shakedown will be introducing aHouse and Future Bass Arena for 2013, providing festival goers with even more destinations to enjoy the electronic sounds of today and tomorrow. The line-up for the House and Future Bass Arena will be announced shortly as will many more names across all the stages as Shakedown returns to the UK’s party capital for the final festival of the year.
Annie MacManus aka Radio 1 icon, Annie Mac will be on hand to make sure Summer Break-goers will be dancing into the early hours as she pumps out her usual hard hitting electronic mixes, while Sub Focus, fresh from touring with Pendulum, will be treating the Summer Break thousands to some stunningly mixed deep beats and drum ‘n’ bass melodies.
Described as “one of the world’s most energetic and entertaining DJs” (Mixmag) there is no wonder that music fans travel the world to hear Kissy Sell Out perform and he will be taking to the stage this year at Summer Break. After storming onto the UK charts with “Original Nuttah” in 1994, Shy FX has gone from strength to strength, attracting fans across the continents and Summer Break welcomes the star to this year’s party.
Elliot John Gleave otherwise known as Example will be adding another dimension to the Summer Break line-up, with another great album expected this year to follow the pleasing “Won’t Go Quietly”. The dancefloor sensation, Freestylers, will be bringing their fast moving, electro-rocking monster to 2011s Summer Break, while Brighton-based Krafty Kuts will be heading down to Cornwall this summer, offering yet more phenomenal sounds through his unique blend of breakbeat, funk and hip-hop. UK Chart success, Nero, completes the current line up for Summer Break, bringing the hugely successful dubstep tunes to the Newquay beach. With more acts to be announced this 96 hour party is the only beach to be on this festival season.
Summer Break is the only way to celebrate the end of exams and the official start of the summer. Having provided the perfect setting and line-up since 2005, 2011 is set to be the best yet. Providing 96 hours of party time for UK students and set on a private beach in Cornwall offering a private student village of caravans, Summer Break is the ultimate party destination for students across the nation.