Global Gathering 2014 lineup announced!

We are pretty excited here at the Summer Festival Guide HQ to let you know about the Global Gathering lineup announcement for 2014.

This years award winning festival will bring some of the biggest electronic music artists to Long Marston Airfield in Stratford Upon Avon for a massive weekend of music!

The Prodigy, Chase & Status, David Guetta and one more headliner to be announced will be headlining this years festival and they will be joined by the likes of soulful chart topper Katy B, Alesso, Knife Party, BBC Radio 1's Pete Tong, Eric Prydz and Jamie Jones just to name a few!

See the full press release below:

With the festival’s most diverse and eclectic line-up to date, GlobalGathering 2014 will see performances from dance music royalty The Prodigy, drum and bass masters Chase & Status and soulful chart-topper Katy B, as well as global dance music stars David Guetta making his UK dance festival exclusive, AlessoKnife PartyPete Tong, Eric Prydz and Jamie Jones. Leaders of the underground will also be showcased with the likes of Eats EverythingDixonThe Martinez BrothersYousefMaya Jane ColesMKHot Since 82, and Darius Syrossian also gracing the bill.
 
Headlining the main stage arena and returning to GlobalGathering for the first time since 2009 are dance music pioneers and living legends The Prodigy. The dynamic trio will show their legions of fans why they have been at the forefront of the underground scene for over two decades. Premier drum & bass pairing Chase & Status, who will be performing their much-hyped live show, in what is guaranteed to be an explosive and memorable performance. Album chart-topper and first lady of Rinse, Katy B, will also be showcasing her live fusion of garage beats and soulful melodies. Also sharing the main stage bill, will be BBC Radio 1 host Annie Mac, who will bring with her a selection of fresh cuts and the kind of party vibes that she has become synonymous for the world over. EDM duo Knife Party also make an explosive return to Long Marston Airfield to make their debut on the main stage.
 
Chase & Status commented: “We're really looking forward to bringing the live show back to GlobalGathering this summer, we always see scenes of carnage from the crowds at Global and we're sure that this year will be no different.”
 
After the success of its debut last year, BBC Radio 1Xtra returns to GlobalGathering to host its own arena. Confirmed to headline will be Sub Focus, armed with his inimitable live show and unique hybrid of drum and bass and dubstep, with Belgian drum and bass super star Netsky also set to bring his acclaimed live show. The UK’s biggest breakthrough act of 2014 Gorgon City are also confirmed as is GlobalGathering regular and 1Xtra radio presenter Mistajam. Other highlights include UK hip-hop duo Krept & KonanFuse ODG and All About She.
 
BBC Radio 1 will be presenting their world-famous Essential Mix LIVE arena and for the first time will be playing host to b2b sets from the dance music elite. Headlining will be one of the world’s most in demand underground DJs Eric Prydz. In what is guaranteed to be a festival highlight, dance music pioneer and Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong will be going back to back with acclaimed Bristolian DJ Eats Everything. Progressive music pioneer Sasha will be playing alongside Saved Records head honcho Nic Fanciulli, whilst dubstep originator turned house hero, Skream, will also be playing alongside the leader of contemporary electro-boogie Tensnake. Chart breakthrough DJ/Producers, Breach and Duke Dumont will also be playing.
 
Returning for the fourth year to host its own stage will be pivotal drum and bass label Hospitality, now in its eighteenth year. They return with a plethora of talent including sets from High ContrastLondon ElektricityCamo & Krooked, Fred V & Graffix and S.P.Y. The stage will also feature special guests including, jungle pioneer Hype, plus TC and Sigma. MC duty will come courtesy of heavy weights including Wrec, Dynamite, Linguistics, SP:MC, Carasel and Texas.
 
Continuing on the bass theme, UKF Live are confirmed to host a stage and showcase their sound of bass heavy beats. Pretty Lights will be performing a live set with his unique fusion of sampled-based beats, Shogun Audio head honcho Friction, Digital Soundboy label owner and jungle heavyweight Shy FX will be playing, as will Ram Records’ Wilkinson, spinning drum and bass to the crowds. Much-loved Garage ambassador DJ EZ, will also be on the decks, as will BBC radio 1 presenter B Traits. Fresh new talent will be showcased through recent MTA signing KOVE plus Hannah WantsMy Nu Leng and Pegboard Nerds covering a broad base of the global bass-led styles. 
 
Friction enthused: “Can't wait to be back at GlobalGathering this year! It's where I've had some of my most enjoyable moments as a DJ!”
 
GlobalGathering’s new super structure The Hangar Arena will see headline sets from a host of chart-topping dance music talent including the world famous DJ and producer David Guetta who will be making his UK dance festival exclusive appearance for GlobalGathering. Australian electro-house DJ Tommy Trash and recent number 1 chart sensation Alesso will also be delivering spellbinding and mesmerising big room sets alongside Dutch stars W&WVicetone and Sunnery JamesRyan Marciano, Moldova’s Andrew Rayel, and the fast rising talents of Daddy’s Groove (Italy) Will Sparks (Australia), , Danny Avila (Spain)  and Patrick Hagenaar (UK), and a UK dance festival exclusive performance from the USA’s new superstars of noise Krewella, making The Hangar a truly Global EDM experience. 
 
Returning for the second time, Global are thrilled to be bringing back the Paradise Arena, hosted by Hot Creations head honcho Jamie Jones. Having become an Ibiza must-see artist with his hugely popular residency at DC-10, Jamie will offer a taste of the white isle showcasing the deeper sounds of house, tech house and techno. The arena will feature Resident Advisor’s No.1 DJ, Dixon, plus The Martinez BrothersRichy AhmedWaff and more. 
 
Also bringing a flavour of Ibiza will be the Circus stage presented by Yousef and in association with Thump. Confirmed to perform will be leader of the new school of house and techno Maya Jane Cole, vibrant young producer Ben Pearce and Sankeys resident Darius Syrossian. Leeds based DJ and producer Hot Since 82 will also perform, as will bona fide house music legend Dennis Ferrer.
 
Representing the underground dance scene will be seminal UK label Defected armed with a selection of house and techno’s finest. Returning to GlobalGathering will be in demand remixer MK, who recently hit the top spot with his Defected released edit of Storm Queen’s ‘Look Right Through’ as well as techno ambassador Green Velvet. Other Defected highlights include Guti who will be performing live as well as Shadow ChildGotsome and label boss Simon Dunmore
 
MK said: “Had a great time at Global last year, looking forward to headlining the Defected stage this year!”
 
Godskitchen, one of the biggest and most ground-breaking dance brands in the world, will once again be bringing the trance elite back to GlobalGathering. Showcasing the biggest names in the euphoric scene including a UK debut from trance super group New World Punx who’s members are Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten, Cosmic GateJohn O’CallaghanAly & Filaand Jordan Suckley.
 
The Global Freight Depot will feature a takeover from Ram Jam’s very own David Rodigan. Showcasing sounds inspired by reggae and dancehall will be the likes of BBC radio one DJ Toddla T, garage and dnb veteran DJ Zinc and dub enthusiasts Mungos Hi Fi. Other highlights include Mele and member of the revered dubstep super-group Magnetic Man, Artwork. The Global Freight Depot stage will also see a Born Electric takeover with the likes of eclectic DJ and technical wizard James Zabiela, Hot Flush lynchpin Scuba and Cyrez D aka Eric Prydz amongst others.
 
The Bunker, one of the most exciting and unique spaces on any UK festival site, returns for it’s second year with a new direction and a unique immersive experience in association with Jagermeister. Parties over the weekend are hosted by new electronic music champions Eton Messy and one of the UK’s most exciting and established venues, The Rainbow, presenting its home grown clubbing brands FACE x 10:31.
 
STAGE BY STAGE LINEUP
 
MAIN STAGE ARENA HOSTED BY METROPOLIS (FRIDAY)
CHASE & STATUS (LIVE)
2ND HEADLINER ANNOUNCED 04.04.14
KATY B (LIVE)
KYNTRO
NZ SHAPESHIFTERS
NORTHBASE
+MORE TBA
 
MAIN STAGE ARENA (SATURDAY)
THE PRODIGY (UK DANCE FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE)
KNIFE PARTY
ANNIE MAC
MADEON
ANDY C
JAGUAR SKILLS
LETS BE FRIENDS
MAJOR LOOK – Live
LFM & MALI
PETE SPECTRUM
 
THE HANGAR (FRIDAY)
DAVID GUETTA (UK DANCE FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE)
TOMMY TRASH
SUNNERY JAMES AND RYAN MARCIANO
VICETONE
DADDY’S GROOVE
OLIVER HELDENS
WILL SPARKS
DANNY AVILA
PATRICK HAGENAAR
 
THE HANGAR (SATURDAY)
ALESSO
W&W
KREWELLA (UK DANCE FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE)
ARTY
OTTO KNOWS
ANDREW RAYEL
DUBVISION
CRAIG CONNELLY
PAUL THOMAS
SCARNITE
 
Very Special Guest: DIRTY SOUTH
 
ACROSS THE WEEKEND:
 
BBC RADIO 1’S ESSENTIAL MIX LIVE*
ERIC PRYDZ
PETE TONG B2B EATS EVERYTHING
SASHA & NIC FANCIULLI
DUKE DUMONT
BREACH
TENSNAKE B2B SKREAM
PAUL WOOLFORD B2B ROUTE 94
KRYSKO B2B GREG LORD
DJ PEARL
FRIEND WITHIN
*NOT FOR BROADCAST
 
BBC RADIO 1XTRA
SUB FOCUS (LIVE)
NETSKY (LIVE)
GORGON CITY
FUSE ODG
MISTAJAM
KREPT AND KONAN
ALL ABOUT SHE (LIVE)
MERIDIAN DAN
 
Hosted by DJ TARGET
 
UKF LIVE
PRETTY LIGHTS (LIVE)
WILKINSON
SHY FX ft. STAMINA MC
FRICTION
MATRIX & FUTURBOUND ft. MC RHYMESTAR
DJ EZ
HANNAH WANTS
KOVE
B TRAITS
MY NU LENG
KRAKOTA
 
GODSKITCHEN
NEW WORLD PUNX (UK DEBUT)
ALY & FILA
COSMIC GATE
JOHN O’CALLAGHAN
JORDAN SUCKLEY
SOLARSTONE
HEATBEAT
STEVE ARNOLD
SAM MITCHAM
 
PARADISE
JAMIE JONES
DIXON
THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS
RICHY AHMED
WAFF
MARK JENKYNS
RUSS YALLOP
+MORE TBA
 
DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE
MK
GREEN VELVET (CAJMERE)
GUTI  (LIVE)
NOIR
SHADOW CHILD
GOTSOME
SIMON DUNMORE
SAM DIVINE
 
YOUSEF PRESENTS CIRCUS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THUMP
MAYA JANE COLES
YOUSEF
DENNIS FERRER
HOT SINCE 82
BEN PEARCE
DARRIUS SYROSSIAN
HUXLEY
LEWIS BOARDMAN
 
HOSPITALITY
HIGH CONTRAST
CAMO & KROOKED
FRED V & GRAFIX
S.P.Y
LONDON ELEKTRICITY
ETHERWOOD
METRIK
LOGISTICS
RESO LUNG
 
Special Guests:
TC
SIGMA
HYPE
 
Hosted by: WREC, DYNAMITE, LOQUI, SP:MC, LINGUISTICS, CARASEL & TEXAS
 
GLOBAL FREIGHT DEPOT – BORN ELECTRIC
JAMES ZABIELA
CIREZ D (PRYDA)
SCUBA
DENSE & PIKA (LIVE)
PEDRAM
 
GLOBAL FREIGHT DEPOT – DAVID RODIGAN’S RAM JAM
DAVID RODIGANSPECIAL REQUEST
TODDLA T & DRS
MELE
DUB PHIZIX & STRATEGY
ARTWORK
MUNGO’s Hi Fi
VENUM SOUND
 
THE BUNKER – ETON MESSY
BLONDE
ETON MESSY DJS
TCTS
WAYWARD
PANDA
 
THE BUNKER – FACE X 10:31
TOM SHORTERZ
JAMIE TRENCH
CAUSE & AFFECT
LOW STEPPA
BUNNY, BLEEPZ & CROFT
SMAK PONY
LOPASKI & ERNEST
MARK SPENCE
PETE GRAHAM & ALEX PARKIN
SERENE
*all information correct at time of going to press
 
SPONSORS & OFFICIAL PARTNERS
TUBORG
PEPSI
LUCOZADE
JAGERMEISTER
BBC RADIO 1XTRA
DJ MAG

SW4 2013 Review – Sunday

This year's South West Four or SW4 as its more commonly known as celebrated its tenth year anniversary and had a spectacular lineup to match.

Closing out Sunday night on the main stage was headliner Example.  His presence on stage with his live band brought a continued wave of euphoric energy over the grounds of Clapham Common as he kicked off his set with 'Kickstarts'.  Bouncing around the stage like an energiser bunny and fresh off a main stage performance at Glastonbury, the sold out 30,000 crowd filled the main arena to wave their hands in the air to tracks 'Won't Go Quietly', 'Stay Awake', 'Watch the Sun Come Up', and his new single 'All the Wrong Places'.  Complete with a massive laser display and pyrotechnics showering the Clapham Common grounds, Example sent out this years SW4 in style!

Example @ SW4

The UKF hosted main arena also had massive sets from SW4 favourites Knife Party, Dutch DJ Nicky Romero, Drum and Bass master Andy C, American Trap sensation Baauer and special guest, the one and only Steve Aoki.

Having recently started a trend of spraying champagne and throwing cakes into the crowd, we were waiting in anticipation for Steve Aoki to hit the stage to see what crazy antics he would bring to the London.  Kicking off with his new track, it didn't take long for Aoki to balance himself up on the DJ booth to present to the crowd what looked like an M&S chocolate cake.  Pointing a finger out across the crowd, he takes aim and tosses the cake high into the sky, as the crowd disperse to avoid being literally cake faced, the cake splats onto the ground spraying up onto those unfortunately enough to "get a piece".  Steve Aoki then topped his set off by running out to the barriers with a bottle of champagne to spray those that were front and centre to complete an entertaining performance.

Steve Aoki @ SW4

Earlier on in the day in the Together Arena the iconic Soul II Soul drew an packed out crowd to see Jazzy B and the rest of the troupe.  Jazzy B got on the mic to say "Its great to be on this side of the river" as the north Londoner's treated the crowd to tracks like 'Keep on Movin', 'Back to Life', 'Get a Life' and more which kept the fans grooving throughout their hour long set.

The Bedrock arena had special guest and legendary German DJ and producer Sven Vath get the mid afternoon crowd bopping their heads with a typical Vath set full of techno house goodies that you can't help but shake your ass to!  Vath is still one of few DJ's that performs with Vinyl and its a pleasure to see this against all the digital DJ's these days.

SW4 2013

Also up in the Bedrock arena is flight shy Eric Prydz whose also another SW4 fan favourite.  Featured regularly over the years, Prydz never disappoints.  His electro infused big room house sound has served him well over the years and this years set at SW4 was one of the best ones yet.

Closing out the Bedrock tent and performing in a Skull like custom made DJ booth is Alex Ridha, who is more famously known as Boyz Noise, a german electronic music producer who brings his lively and innovative live show to SW4.  His innovative mix of different genres of music with electronic music makes it easy to understand why he is in huge demand and why his live sets are praised around the world!  His energy transcends over the packed tent to ensure that everyone is treated to a special show.

With John Digweed, Pete Tong, Erick Morillo, Dillon Francis, RL Grime, Friction, Crazy P, The 2 Bears and more performing on Sunday it was yet another example that its best not to mess with a formula of bringing one of the biggest dance music lineups to London every Bank Holiday weekend.  SW4 have stuck to their roots of doing what they know best, throwing a massive weekender party in a park and have had 10 years of success by doing so.   If you haven't ever been to SW4, we recommend you prepare for next year as each year just seems to exceed the previous, see you on the Common in 2014!

 

John Newman, Simian Mobile Disco and more added to Bestival 2013 lineup

Already worrying the plimsoll line with unutterably brilliant acts, there’s still room for more good shipmates aboard the trusty HMS Bestival including recent UK singles chart Number One holder, John Newman. No stranger to topping the charts having already hit the summit with fellow Bestival billed pop behemoth Rudimental, John’s soulful sounds are set to make him a truly big hitter. There’s also live action from dancefloor geniuses Simian Mobile Disco, genre hopping glitch chief Pretty Lights, rock n roll torch bearers and Bestival stalwarts, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, skank masters the Dub Pistols, another Rudimental collaborating Number One type Ella Eyre, barnstorming party starters Skinny Lister, uplifting rock and electronica-clash collaborators Mixhell, chap-hop don Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Stockholm based quartet Kate Boy, dreamwave electro from Dream Koala, Southampton thrashers Polio, cosmic-pop chanteuse Zhala, Kent’s melancholic indie tunesmith’s Story Books and the impossibly young and talented Will Joseph Smith.

Stepping up to the decks on a mission to keep you dancing all weekend long are BBC Radio 1’s original dance music champion Pete Tong who returns to our Wight isle to host Bestival’s All Gone Pete Tong, Fabric resident and Scrutton Street shaker Daniel Avery, Wall of Sound top boy Mark Jones and deep sea bass warrior Mumdance. Plus there will be sets from Lovesick, ComfyPorn DJs, Dan Hayes, Propaganda DJs and Across The Tracks DJs.

 

 

For the fifth year running, we are opening our doors to you lovely Bestivalites on Thursday and for our 10th birthday, we’ve got even more top drawer behaviour than ever before, with a jam-packed line-up in the Big Top that includes the amazing M.I.A., Justin Robertson, The Correspondents, Mark Jones, Sunday Best Forum Allstars, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Bike To Bestival, Courtney Pine, and our Druids Opening Ceremony all hosted by Peter Tautz The Right Toastmaster

The Replay with Rob da Bank stage, will kick off on Thursday night, with upfront sounds from the aforementioned Mixhell, Tythe, Man Without Country, East India Youth, Dog Is Dead and Feeling Gloomy. But that’s not all as there will be plenty of seafaring shenanigans across the site with a host of stages open including The Knees-Up Tent, Grand Palace Of Entertainment, Tomorrow's World, The Bandstand, Temple Island, Club Dadaand the Polka Tent.

Cream @ Privilege Ibiza to be broadcast on Radio 1

Cream returns with another exclusive party at Privilege, to be broadcast live on Radio 1 as part of the station’s weekend in Ibiza.
 
The event will take place on Saturday 3rd August featuring sets from the awesome Eric Prydz, Chase & Status (DJ Set), Pete Tong, Hardwell, Zane Lowe, Benga, Mistajam, Friction, B Traits, Gorgon City, Monsta, Danny Howard, Koan Sound, The Frederik and the Cream Ibiza residents.
 
BBC Radio 1 will be broadcasting live from the venue between 1am- 5am (BST) / 2am – 6am (CEST). UK listeners will then have the option to stream the show for the next 7 days via http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1
 
Based on the success of last year’s party this event is expected to sell out so please purchase tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
 
For more info please go to Cream Ibiza’s facebook page – www.facebook.com/officialcreamibiza
 
Eric Prydz
 
 
FULL LINE-UP
Eric Prydz
Chase & Status (DJ Set)
Pete Tong
Hardwell
Zane Lowe
Benga
Mistajam
Friction
B Traits
Gorgon City
Monsta
Danny Howard
Koan Sound
The Frederik
& Cream Ibiza Residents B2B
 
EVENT INFO
Cream @ Privilege, San Rafael, Ibiza.
Saturday 3rd August
Times – 11pm – late.

The Enemy confirmed for Jersey Live

Jersey Live Festival with JT celebrates its 10th anniversary:
31st August – 1st September at the Royal Jersey Showground, Jersey

SUBJECT TO ORGANISERS GAINING THE BAILIFF'S PERMISSION

Jersey Live Festival returns this summer, supported for the 8th year by headline sponsors JT, for its 10th anniversary event. Following the recent announcements that Bastille and Gabrielle Aplin will join the Sunday (1st September) Main Stage bill, they announce the latest wave of artists that complete the Main Stage line up for that day.

 

First up are Coventry indie rockers The Enemy, who return to Jersey Live after having first appeared here at the 2007 event. The trio return as seasoned indie stars, with three UK Top 10 albums under their belt (2007’s We’ll Live and Die in These Towns, 2009’s Music for the People and last year’s Streets in the Sky) and more than their fair share of sell out tours, unforgettable festival performances and tours alongside British rock legends to speak of. Fronted by Tom Clarke, The Enemy’s Jam, Oasis and Rolling Stones-influenced brand of rock n’ roll has rightly gained them a reputation as one of the most ferociously exciting and honest bands plying their trade in the UK today.

Completing Sunday’s Main Stage line up are Los Angeles guitar n’ drums duo Deap Vally aka Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards, whose blistering brand of scuzzy, in-your-face garage rock has drawn comparisons with The White Stripes and Led Zeppelin. Since exploding on to the UK scene in 2012, Deap Vally have gone on to perform at the Reading and Latitude festivals, support The Vaccines on tour and in December the band opened for Muse on several dates of their European tour. Their debut single ‘End of the World’ was selected as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’ on his Radio One show, and their debut album Sistrionix is released on Island Records on June 24th.

With the Sunday Main Stage line up now complete, we can also announce the latest addition to the Hospitality Stage line up. Joining John Cooper Clarke, Craig Charles and many more is comedian Simon Evans. A mainstay on the UK standup circuit, his appearances on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live at the Apollo have made him a household name in recent years, and a cynical, sarcastic style has seen him lauded by influential comedy review site Chortle for his ‘sharp, acidic barb’ and as ‘a rich delight’.
 
Keep your eyes peeled for line up announcements, to be made in the coming weeks! For more information, please visit www.jerseylive.org.uk

Tickets are on sale now from jersey live.org.uk

FULL INTERNATIONAL LINE UP TO DATE:

FATBOY SLIM / EXAMPLE
BASTILLE / THE CRIBS / THE ENEMY / PETE TONG / TOM ODELL
GABRIELLE APLIN / DEAP VALLY / NETSKY & MC DYNAMITE

JOHN COOPER CLARKE / NEVILLE STAPLE BAND / HOWARD MARKS
 SHLOMO / ZEDS DEAD / DOCTOR P / DUSKY / HOT SINCE 82
CLEAN BANDIT / WAZE & ODYSSEY / LEWIS WATSON / RUSS CHIMES
SIMON EVANS / CRAIG CHARLES / KANKA / COUNT SIZZLE

MANY MORE TBA

Pete Tong, The Cribs and more set for Jersey Live

Joining Fatboy Slim on the Main Stage are Yorkshire indie rockers The Cribs and BRIT Award Critic’s Choice winner Tom Odell, and the Dance Stage will be headlined by Belgian drum & bass star Netsky (Saturday 31st August) and iconic Radio One DJ Pete Tong (Sunday 1st September).

Pete TongThe Dance Stage also features dubstepper Doctor P, house starlets Waze & OdysseyDusky and Hot Since 82, Canadian electro house duo Zeds Dead and hotly-tipped young producer Russ Chimes. Meanwhile on the Hospitality Stage, Jersey Live favourite Craig Charles is set to return to the festival with a sack full of funk and soul classics and rarities, and French artist Kanka brings his electro-infused dub and reggae stylings to Jersey Live for the first time. Kanka will also appear on the Folklore Stage as well as the returning Count Sizzle, whose antique beats and vintage gems make him a firm favourite on the festival circuit. Hip Hop/funk DJ duo Fuzzbox Inc and Jersey Live organisers Warren Le Sueur and Warren Holt, who will line up to DJ on the Dance Stage for the first time in seven years.

FULL LINE UP TO DATE:

FATBOY SLIM / PETE TONG / THE CRIBS / TOM ODELL /
NETSKY & MC DYNAMITE  / ZEDS DEAD / DOCTOR P /
DUSKY / HOT SINCE 82 / WAZE & ODYSSEY / RUSS CHIMES / KANKA /
CRAIG CHARLES / COUNT SIZZLE / FUZZBOX INC / 

WARREN LE SUEUR / WARREN HOLT / MANY MORE TBA

Full Creamfields lineup revealed including headliners The Prodigy, Avicii, Tiësto & more!

Over the past six months we have strived to deliver to you what we believe is the biggest line up we have ever seen at the festival, starting with Saturday headliners, The Prodigy.

As one of the most, if not the most influential dance acts on the planet, we’re pleased to announce The Prodigy will be headlining the North Stage on Saturday 24th August for their only UK performance this year. Expect bomb squad production, appendix churning bass and rushing keyboard hooks as you experience one of the greatest live shows of your lifetime.

The Prodigy

Headlining the South Stage on Saturday will be Avicii. After thousands watched the Swedish phenomenon smash it last year we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us this time. Whilst Avicii enjoys the fresh heights of fame, one DJ who has been at the top of his game for the past two decades is Tiësto. A performer who has transcended musical genres, Tiësto continues to be one of the World’s top DJs and that’s why we’re happy to announce that he will be returning with the Clublife South Stage on Sunday. Proceeding with our world class line-up, we welcome back David Guetta who continues his global domination with the news that he has hit the 1 million sales record for his track ‘Titanium’ ft Sia, not to mention the numerous awards he has won over the past 12 months. As ever David will be bringing his full scale production and vast music catalogue to close Sunday’s North Stage.

Size Records has become the starting block for many a DJ/producer over the past few years and at its helm is Steve Angello. As one of the most successful electronic producers of his time, Steve’s sets at Creamfields are always epic and we assure you this year will be no different. If that wasn’t enough we've also got his partner in crime Sebastian Ingrosso hosting his very first ‘All Mixed Up’ arena on Sunday. If you haven’t experienced these guys’ sets before, you better get ready because they know how to party, hard.

One DJ collective who uphold a 100% success rate for giving their audience goosebumps are Above & Beyond, famed for their interactive, uplifting performances we can’t wait to have them back at the show. Another act we’re excited to see is Paul van Dyk. Paul is a Cream legend, having played for the festival nearly every year since its inception and also maintaining a successful residency at Cream Ibiza he consistently delivers and will be back to headline the Cream Arena on Sunday.

Above & beyondFurther highlights this year include Eric Prydz aka Pryda whose February Essential Mix is still a constant on the Creamfields office speakers plus the ferocious Knife Party who will take to Saturday’s South Stage to treat us with their heady cocktail of sounds from dubstep and electro to drum and bass and moombahton. They will be joined by the DJ with the Midas touch, Nicky Romero,  who recently celebrated his first UK number 1 with the track ‘I Could Be The One’ featuring Avicii. We also have Grammy-award winner Afrojack, DJ Mag Top 100 #6 Hardwell, wonderkid Porter Robinson and Refune prodigy Alesso who is back after that amazing set on last year’s South Stage.  Also listen out for Groove Armada as they will be sure to debut some brand new tracks in the Nation Arena as they recently announced that they’re heading back into the studio. From legends to fresh faces we couldn’t believe our eyes when we first saw Madeon play, so much talent and still only 18! If you haven’t seen his ‘Pop Culture’ video on YouTube yet – look now – and don’t miss his North Stage debut.

Ensuring our stages are kept booming across both days we’ve put together a delectable line-up of stars including NERVO, Zane Lowe, Zedd, Tommy Trash, Feed Me, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Borgore, Norman Doray, Alvaro, Major Look Tom Staar, and Pegboard Nerds.

Shaking things up for this year we introduce a fresh new arena from Pete Tong. The All Gone Pete Tong arena embodies Pete’s ability to push and nurture new talent whilst still representing the artists who helped forge the scene. First on the invite list is Sasha, ready to drop tracks from his brand new Involv3r compilation release and making a welcome return to the festival after a year hiatus. Moving on from one of Mixmag’s first cover stars to their DJ of 2012, Solomun, will be bringing the sounds of his Diynamic label to the show for the first time. Completing this tasty first line-up are leading DJ/ producers Joris Voorn, David Squillace, Hernan Cattaneo, Hot Since 82 and Jaymo & Andy George. Bring it.

From ‘All Gone Pete Tong’ to ‘All Mixed Up’; the brand new arena presented by Sebastian Ingrosso, which features himself and protégé Alesso as well as very special guest Armand van Helden, Otto Knows, Mat Zo, Deniz Koyu and Carli. Whilst Steve Angello and the Size Matters posse will be raising the roof once again with acts Benny Benassi, AN21, Max Vangeli, Third Party, Tim Mason, Quilinez and Wayne & Woods.

Creamfields’ first lady Annie Mac has pulled it out of the bag once again with the line-up for the Annie Mac Presents Arena which includes a live performance from the BBC’s coveted Sound of 2013 #2 act, AlunaGeorge. The über talented duo will also be joined by breakthrough house producerJulio Bashmore whose infectious melodies are certain to provide the perfect summer festival vibe, and the extremely talented Eats Everything and his ‘Feather Fight’ cohort Justin Martin.  In addition, we also welcome rising stars Toddla T Sound and Monki and along with the man behind the ‘Harlem Shake,' Baauer.

After last year we have made it our mission to get the acts you missed back to this year’s festival including the mighty Richie Hawtin and his unique ENTER. Arena concept. Now an award-winning night in Ibiza, ENTER. will provide a Balearic atmosphere on Sunday complimented by the beats of the mighty Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Gaiser, Paco Osuna and Hobo.

As a much revered institution at Creamfields we’re always excited to see the line-up for the Pryda Friends Arena and this year Eric Prydz has surpassed even our expectations offering up sets from renowned techno producer Marco Carola, RA’s #10 of 2012 Maya Jane Coles plus a welcome return from Adam Beyer. We also have a debut appearance from Maceo Plex and music from Scuba, George Fitzgerald and Fehrplay.

When it comes to bass, beats and solid grooves there are two people who never let you down and that’s why this year we’ve asked Skream & Benga to curate a brand new arena for Saturday. Skream & Benga present will feature sets from the men themselves as well as a few of their friends including Ram Records founder Andy C, Redlight, Rustie, Jack Beats, Alvin Risk, Zinc, Bondax,  Clean Bandit, Kidnap Kid, Woz plus many more.

Celebrating the landmark 10th edition of their renowned label showcase with ‘Anjunabeats Volume 10’, Above & Beyond present the Anjunabeats Arena in association with Mixmag for the first time at Creamfields offering plenty of euphoric, hands in the air moments with a little help from their ‘On A Good Day’ co-producer Gareth Emery, Cream legend Paul Oakenfold and Arty. They will also be bringing the cream of the Anjuna crop in the form of Norin & Rad and Andrew Bayer.

Topping up the trance on Sunday we have the iconic Cream Arena, our longest standing arena, filled with memories, many made by these guys –Paul van Dyk and Ferry Corsten. They will be celebrating this special anniversary with John O’Callaghan, Simon Patterson, Jordan Suckleyand Adam Sheridan.

Prepare your superhero costumes as Laidback Luke returns with the SuperYou&Me Arena! Steve Aoki will finally make his Creamfields debut along with his rider of cakes, inflatables and plenty of champagne for everyone! And the party doesn’t stop there! Eddie Halliwell will be making sure you’re fired up while Chuckie and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano will be making up the Dutch contingent supported by Tom Swoon and La Fuenta.

Whilst Skream & Benga ensure the bass is covered on Saturday, Mistajam will show us what his Speakerbox imprint has got on Sunday with a headline live performance from Sub Focus and a Creamfields debut for London boys Modestep. The raw talent in this arena doesn’t end there with sets to look forward to from Digital Soundboy’s Shy Fx plus Mistajam himself, Monsta, Killsonik, Friction, Majestic, Decibel, North Base andBitR8.

After last year’s success we’re bringing the Nation concept undercover with the Nation Arena headlined by Groove Armada, with return performances from A-Trak, Fake Blood and Jaguar Skills. Plus we’ve also got sets from emerging talent Jackmaster, Burns and Eli & Fur.

Providing beats on the harder side of dance is the Goodgreef Xtra-Hard Arena which features performances from the likes of Kutksi, Andy Whitby, Alex Kidd, the Organ Donors plus many more, and for those who prefer the finer side of life, Hed Kandi return as hosts of the Hospitality Arena.

It has become somewhat of a tradition to have the Mixmag as our official warm-up hosts for the festival and this year is no different as they bring you ‘That Mixmag Thing’ silent disco arena on Friday 23rd August with DJ Mag’s youngest covermount artist – at just 17! – Danny Avila and Mixmag’s ‘one to watch’ Deniz Koyu plus the Mixmag Allstars. If you like things a little deeper and darker then Riva Starr’s Snatch! silent disco arena is the place for you. This year Riva has brought with him some of the most exciting acts to watch out for this year including ‘Producers Producer’ Duke Dumont, Dirty Bird’s Shadow Child and more. We can’t wait for this! Finally Unit7 introduce the WRHSmusic arena armed with their favourite acts of the moment, including Russ Chimes who will be bringing his own unique brand of amped up, atmospheric and pop-savvy dance music to the silent disco as well as the brilliant Citizen.

SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST

North Stage
The Prodigy
ONLY UK PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR

Madeon
Zane Lowe
Zedd
Borgore
Major Look
Tom Staar

South stage
Avicii
Knife Party
Nicky Romero
Nervo
Norman Doray
+ More

Anjunabeats in Association with Mixmag
Above & Beyond
Paul Oakenfold
Arty
Norin & Rad
Andrew Bayer
Gareth Wyn
Rob Harnetty
Very Special Guest: Gareth Emery

Size Matters
Steve Angello
Benny Benassi
AN21
Max Vangeli
Third Party
Tim Mason
Qulinez
Wayne & Woods
 
Pryda Friends
Eric Prydz
Marco Carola
Adam Beyer
Maceo Plex
Scuba
George Fitzgerald
Fehrplay
Very Special Guest: Maya Jane Coles

Annie Mac Presents
Annie Mac
Julio Bashmore
Eats Everything
Toddla T Sound
Justin Martin
Baauer
Monki
Live: Alunageorge

It’s all gone…. Pete Tong
Pete Tong
Solomun
Joris Voorn
David Squillace
Hernan Cattaneo
Hot Since 82
Jaymo & Andy George
Very Special guest: Sasha

Skream & Benga present
Skream
Benga
Andy C
Redlight
Rustie
Jack Beats
Alvin Risk
Zinc
Bondax
Clean Bandit
Kidnap Kid
Woz
+ More

Hed Kandi Hospitality
Phil Faversham
Carl Hanaghan
Sam Cannon
DJ Eibhlin
Dean Oram (Percussion)
Tom Da Lips (Saxophone)

SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST

Clublife South Stage
Tiësto
Steve Angello
Hardwell
Tommy Trash
Alvaro
+ More

North Stage
David Guetta
Afrojack
Feed Me
Porter Robinson
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Pegboard Nerds

Sebastian Ingrosso presents All Mixed Up
Sebastian Ingrosso
Alesso
Otto Knows
Mat Zo
Deniz Koyu
Carli
Very Special Guest Armand Van Helden

Cream
Paul van Dyk
Ferry Corsten
John O Callaghan
Simon Patterson
Jordan Suckley
Adam Sheridan

Richie Hawtin presents ENTER.
Richie Hawtin
Loco Dice
Seth Troxler
Gaiser
Paco Osuna
Hobo

Nation
Groove Armada
A-Trak
Fake Blood
Jaguar Skills
Jackmaster
Burns
Eli & Fur
 
Super You&Me
Laidback Luke
Eddie Halliwell
Chuckie
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Tom Swoon
La Fuenta
Very Special Guest Steve Aoki

Speakerbox
Sub Focus Live
Modestep
Mistajam
Shy FX
Friction
Monsta
Killsonik
Majestic
Decibel
North Base
BitR8
+ More

Goodgreef Xtra Hard
Kutski
Andy Whitby HardLIVE
Alex Kidd
Organ Donors
Mark EG (X:One & FX)
Cally & Juice
Sam Townend
Jimmy Dean
Tone b2b Shaun T
Phil Mackintosh b2b Sykesy

Hed Kandi Hospitality
Andy Daniels
Phoebe D’Abo
Stu Ojelay
Andy Norman
Dean Oram (Percussion)
Aimee Jay (Saxophone)

FRIDAY 23rd AUGUST

That Mixmag Thing
Deniz Koyu
Danny Avila
Mixmag Allstars
+ More

Riva Starr presents Snatch!
Duke Dumont
Shadow Child
Riva Starr
+ More

Unit7 Presents WRHSmusic
Russ Chimes
Citizen
Unit 7
+ More

EVENT INFO
Creamfields UK 2013 Daresbury, Cheshire
Friday 23rd / Saturday 24th / Sunday 25th August Bank Holiday weekend www.creamfields.com /

TICKETS
www.ticketmaster.co.uk / Tel: 0844 847 2448
vodafone.co.uk/vip (vodafone customers only for pre-sale period)
www.ticketline.co.uk / Tel: 0844 888 4401
www.biggreencoach.co.uk / 0845 463 8361
3b Records, 5 Slater Street, Liverpool / 0151 353 7027 (camping tickets only)

1 Day Tickets
Saturday (Standard):   £70 + BF
Sunday (Standard):     £65 + BF
Saturday (Hospitality): £110 + BF
Sunday (Hospitality):   £110 + BF

2 Day Tickets
Standard 2 day with camping:  £125.00 + BF
Hospitality 2 day with camping: £220 + BF
Standard 2 day non-camping: £125 + BF

3 Day Tickets
Hospitality 3 day with camping: £250 + BF
Standard 3 day with camping: £145 + BF

 

 

 

ADE 5 day tickets SOLD OUT and more acts added!

The 2012 edition will welcome more than 3,500 conference and 180,000 festival visitors from around the world, in addition to 800 international artists, who will perform at more than 350 events across 80 venues in the city.

New additions to the festival program

The ADE is traditionally the time of the year at which the internationally vibrant dance scene alights in every corner of Amsterdam. At night, the capital of the Netherlands becomes the scene of the biggest club festival in the world, where at 80 locations and at least 350 different club nights visitors can dance to the most diverse electronic music of all the major names in the genre. New acts added to the ever-growing bill include 2000 and One (NL), Ben Klock (DE), Benga (GB), Christian Smith (SE), David Morales (US), Dennis Ferrer (US), Guerilla Speakers (NL), Jackmaster (GB),  John Dahlbeck (SE), Kabale und Liebe (NL), Laidback Luke (NL), Mathew Jonson (CA),  Oliver Hunteman (DE), Prins Thomas (NO), San Proper (NL) and many others. Here’s just a a small selection of the many festival highlights:

On Wednesday 17th October Josh Wink's Ovum Recordings returns to Chicago Social Club with guests including Steve Bug and Shlomi Aber.  Over at Gashouder there's an Awakenings ADE special with Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim and guests, whilst the MC Theater plays host to Paramount Artists Nina Kraviz, Carl Craig, Agoria and more. Thursday 18th October sees Dutchman Joris Voorn join forces with Derrick May, Deetron and Edwin Oosterwal as Rejected take over Studio 80. Meanwhile it's the Flying Circus 5th Year Anniversary Party at WesterUnie, Ferry Corsten, Chicane and Bassjackers at Undercurrent and over at AIR, It's All Gone Pete Tong with Pete Tong, Damian Lazarus, Shawn Reeves, Ryan Crosson ad Justin Martin. It's awards night on Friday 19th October as the DJ Mag Top 100 Awards Show takes place at Amsterdam Convention Factory. And at venues across the city…Richie Hawtin presents ENTER. at Gashouder, Melkweg welcomes Dave Clarke, Green Velvet, Octave One and friends, it's a Dirty Dutch Exodus at the Ziggo Dome and label showcases by Mobilee, Rush Hour and Defected ensure Friday night is jumpin'.

Saturday 20th October also offers up a wide-range of musical treats, including Cocoon at Convention Factory with a special 4-hour set from Ricardo Villalobos. Meanwhile at Trouw, two musical heroes meet as DJ Harvey and Andrew Weatherall step up at the RA Vs ADE Special and over at Hotel Arena Germany meets France as Tresor and Deeply Rooted House welcome guests including Juan Atkins, Patrice Scott and Mike Huckaby. And this year the party officially continues into Sunday as Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb present Crew Love at Melkweg, secretsundaze and The Secret Agency take over Studio 80, Roger Sanchez presents Strealth at Escape and Dekmantel presents A Night With Jeff Mills. In total, over 800 artists will perform at the 5-day event.

ADE Pro 5-day passes sell out in record time

In seventeen years, the ADE has grown into an extensive and leading platform in which all facets of electronic music culture are discussed. The business part of the event is widely regarded as the most important of its kind and offers a day program at six different locations on a wide range of conferences and networking opportunities that focus on music and technology, VJs & visuals, harder dance styles, new talent and education of students. ADE 5-day conference tickets have sold out in record time once again but there are a limited number of 1-day tickets still available for Friday (19/10) and Saturday (20/10). You can find highlights of the conference program so far on this link.

Music and Bits

We are happy to present a new edition of Music and Bits at this year's Amsterdam Dance Event. Music and Bits is a dedicated conference program within ADE that focuses on trends, business opportunities and the latest developments in the world of online music. The program features some of the most upfront creative and original minds in the entertainment industry. Amongst the conference delegates you will find people from the music industry, entrepreneurs, bloggers, press, developers, hackers and music enthusiasts. Music and Bits takes place on Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 October at De Balie. Guest speakers so far include CASH Music (Maggie Vail, US), Whosampled? (Nadav Poraz, GB), Tastemakerx (Sandro Pugliese, US), Topspin (Ranasighne, US), Shuffler.fm (Tim Heineke, NL), Songpop (Mathieu Nouzareth, FreshPlanet Inc., US), This is my Jam (Matthew Ogle, US), We Make Awesome Sh.it (Syd Lawrence, GB) and reps from TurntableFM and Last.fm.

ADE Next

ADE Next, the conference platform for new talent, also returns for 2012, offering a broad program featuring producers and DJs at the top of their game in addition to many of the key managers, agents and industry professionals from around the globe, all eager to share their knowledge and experience. Don't miss the opportunity to see Sander van Doorn and Objekt telling you personally how they produce as both of these (very different) producers will bring their home studio to the conference. There’s also a remix workshop with Marc JB, who’s been on remix duties for the likes of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, P!nk, Ke$ha, Kelis and Katy Perry. Dutch house guy Vato Gonzalez will conduct a masterclass dissecting one of his club hits. And if you feel comfortable enough to face Dave Clarke, the much feared and brutally honest Demolitian Panel is were you should go. Drop your demo in the demo box that’s set up at the registration desk during the conference, and top DJ and producer Dave Clarke will be the judge of it: ‘Although the title of the panel suggests explosive commentary,’ Clarke says, ‘you should see this as an opportunity to get support and great insight into your unsigned music by some of the top professionals in this field.’

ADE Playground

ADE Playground is ADE’s new day program that will spread the ADE vibe to a range of locations in Amsterdam and aims to become the largest pop-up shop in the world! Take part in a range of special events at all kinds of creative hotspots dotted around the city. Roof top terraces, clothing shops, hotels, pubs or even a container building right in the middle of the town…The extensive program includes masterclasses by Akai Professional,Numark, Pioneer and Native Instruments, an SAE Meets BEAT M UP beatmaker session at SAE Studios and an exclusive workshop by Detroit house legend Mike Huckaby, who will explain the possibilities of Native Instruments’ mighty Maschine. For more info on Playground and the ADE Card, follow this link.

The ADE will take place from 17 to 21 October and is organized by Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, an initiative of Buma

To find out more visit http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl and keep up with all of the latest news on Facebook and Twitter


Line-up

Over 800 artists will perform at ADE this year. Here’s some of the names announced so far:

2000 and One (NL), 2562 (NL), Adam Beyer (SE), Adana Twins (DE), Afrojack (NL), Agoria (FR), Âme (DE), Anja Schneider (DE), Angger Dimas (ID), Bassjackers (NL), Blawan (GB), Boris Werner (NL), Brodinski (FR), Bart Skils (NL), Ben Klock (DE), Ben UFO (GB), Benga (GB), Boemklatsch (NL), Carl Cox (GB), Carl Craig (US), Catz 'N Dogz (PL), Christian Smith (SE), Conforce (NL), Ceephax Acid Crew (GB), Chris Liebing (DE), Christian Varela (ES), Cinnaman (NL), Crookers (IT), Danny Krivit (US), Danny Daze (US), Danny Howells (GB), David Morales (US), Dennis Ferrer (US), Dismantle (GB), Dave Clarke (GB), Deetron (CH), Derrick May (US), DJ Deep (FR), DJ Harvey (US), DJ Sneak (US), DJ T. (DE), DJ+ (NL), Dosem (ES), DVS1 (US), Drumcell (US), Dubfire (US), DVS1 (US), Eats Everything (GB), Ellen Allien (DE), Eric de Man (NL), Fatboy Slim (GB), Ferry Corsten (NL), François K (US), Frankie Knuckles (US), Full Crate (NL), FS Green (NL), Gesaffelstein (FR), Giles Smith (GB), Green Velvet (US), Gui Boratto (BR), Guti (AR), Guy Gerber (IL), Gabriel Ananda (DE), Gomes (NL), Gregor Salto (NL), Guerilla Speakers (NL), Hardwell (NL), Henzel & Disco Nova (NL), Jackmaster (GB), Jameszoo (NL), JazzSteppa (DE), John Dahlbeck (SE), Josh Wink (US), James Priestley (GB), Joe Claussell (US), John Digweed (GB), Joost van Bellen (NL), Joris Voorn (NL), Joseph Capriati (IT), Josh Wink (US), Junkie XL (NL), Kabale und Liebe (NL), Kubus (NL), Kypski (NL),, Karotte (DE), Kevin Saunderson (US), Kölsch (DK), Laidback Luke (NL), Layo & Buschwaka (GB), Legowelt & Xosar (NL), M.A.N.D.Y. (DE), Maarten Mittendorff (NL), Maceo Plex (US), Makam (NL), Marc Romboy (DE), Martin Buttrich (DE), Mauro Picotto (IT), Max Cooper (GB) live, Mathew Jonson (CA), Mathias Kaden (DE), Mauro Picotto, Merdan Taplak (BE), Minilogue (SE), Michel de Hey (NL), Mightyfools (NL), Miss Kittin (FR), Miss Nine (NL), Nervo (AU), Nina Kraviz (RU), Nobody Beats The Drum 333" (NL), Noir (DK), Objekt (DE), Oliver Koletzki (DE), Oliver Huntemann (DE), Pearson Sound (GB), Portico Quartet (GB), Prins Thomas (NO), Palmbomen (NL), Paul van Dyk (DE), Petar Dundov (HR), Pete Tong (GB), Planetary Assault Systems (GB), Presk (NL), Ricardo Villalobos (CL), Richie Hawtin (CA), Rodriguez Jr. (FR), Sander Kleinenberg (NL), Sander van Doorn (NL), Sandwell District (DE), San Proper (NL), Sandrien (NL), Stephan Bodzin (DE), Steve Bug (DE), Seth Troxler (GB), Simian Mobile Disco (GB), Simon Dunmore (US), Sinjin Hawke (ES), Steve Bug (DE), Steve Rachmad (NL), Subb-an, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (NL), Surgeon (GB), Tale of Us (DE), The Advent (GB), The Flexican & Sef (NL), The Magician (BE), Tom Trago (NL), The Glimmers (BE), Yolanda Be Cool (AU), Todd Terry (US), Tommie Sunshine (US).

Subliminal, Bedrock, AN21 & Max Vangelli and more for SW4 2012

SW4 2012 ARENA HOSTS…
SATURDAY:
SUBLIMINAL
THE GALLERY PRESENTS EVOLUTION · BEDROCK
SUNDAY:
TOGETHER
ALL GONE PETE TONG · RAM20

Erick MorilloOn the Saturday house legend Erick Morillo returns to SW4 this summer for his first London appearance in over seventeen months and his ONLY UK Festival performance this year. With his set one of the ‘must see’ performances in London this summer, it makes perfect sense for ‘Subliminal’, his Pacha Ibiza night and trend setting label to take full control of its own tent. On parade will be the same beautiful people and extravagant clubbing experience one has come to expect from Subliminal, with Erick starring alongside An21 & Max Vangelli, Funkagenda, Sneaky Soundsystem, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, Tim Mason and very special guest Roger Sanchez.

Paul van Dyk and London institution ‘The Gallery’ join forces at SW4 2012 to present the biggest trance lineup in London this year.  Featuring an array of talent who PvD personally feels has an affiliation with his new ‘Evolution’ album concept, Paul will be joined by Markus Schulz, Gareth Emery, Aly & Fila, John O’ Callaghan, Richard Durand, Claudia Cazacu and Gary Proud. Combined with an extraordinary live show, which merges the soundtrack, imposing stage and hypnotic visuals, expect excellence in the art of sound!

John Digweed’s Bedrock returns to SW4 this summer to host an arena bursting at the seams with the best in underground house and techno DJs. In honour of the namesake label, John has been an irrepressible force in London this year. Setting things up perfectly for SW4, his monthly XOYO residency has rekindled that classic Thursday night slot, with capacity crowds filling one of London’s most forward thinking venues. Bedrock has always translated well to the great outdoors and this summer will be no different with John featuring beside Joris Voorn, Âme, Guy Gerber, Robert Babicz, Laura Jones, jozif and the Mixcloud DJ competition winner.

Lethargic after Saturday’s excursion? The booming DJ Magazine arena hosted by Together is bound to revitalise the senses. The Together tent at SW4 2011 was arguably the most energetic, whilst last November’s Together Winter Music Festival at Alexandra Palace confirmed the night as a dominant force. This summer Together packs its bags to host a sixteen date Tuesday night summer residency at the legendary Amnesia Ibiza but returns to Blighty for SW4. This time round Together brings with them the inimitable flair of 2 Many DJs (DJ set), Eric Prydz, Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set), Erol Alkan, Green Velvet, Brodinski & Gesaffelstein and Jeremy Olander.

Pete TongThis summer the world’s undisputed ambassador for electronic dance music returns to South West Four, this time hosting his very own arena. That’s right, SW4 goes ‘All Gone Pete Tong’! The clubbing credentials of All Gone have already been well proven, with a blowout season at Pacha Ibiza last summer, followed by a Bestival showcase and sell-out London warehouse party. In 2012 another Pacha residency has been confirmed, whilst the SW4 arena represents the biggest All Gone party to date. Pete hosts proceedings and is joined by Sasha, Seth Troxler, Maya Jane Coles, Dyed Soundorom, Eats Everything, Jaymo & Andy George and Connected’s Jesse James & Johnny Bloomfield.

Last but not least the biting sounds of Andy C and ‘RAM Records’, revered amongst drum and bass connoisseurs. This year is the seminal label’s 20th Anniversary with the celebrations launching on Clapham Common. Through its association with London nightspots The End, Fabric and Matter, RAM is responsible for some of the greatest clubbing moments the capital has ever experienced. Andy C headlines, bringing with him his audio / visual ‘Alive’ arc, with further drum and bass coming courtesy of Friction, Delta Heavy and Loadstar. Flux Pavilion, Jack Beats, Borgore and Doctor P also bring the bass, making this arena a real SW4 treat.

That’s the arena hosts done and dusted, sure to be gleaming in the sparking South London sun. But these tense tarpaulins are nothing without artists, so let’s take this opportunity to tease out some more. Sit comfortably and enjoy…

ADDED TO SW4 DAY ONE: SAT 25TH AUGUST
AN21 & MAX VANGELLI

SUNNERY JAMES AND RYAN MARCIANO · TIM MASON
VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: LET THE MUSIC PLAY [EXCLUSIVE]

An21 & Max Vangelli begin the latest Saturday additions, after their Ministry of Sound outings have become some of the most talked about on the superclub’s roster. Theatrical breakdowns and jacking grooves have built a reputation that sold out their MOS gig on New Years Eve several weeks in advance. This should come as no surprise, what with the duo being protégés of none other than Swedish House Mafia. Signed to Steve Angello’s trailblazing ‘Size’ label, twelve months of world domination culminated in November’s sensational Essential Mix. Touted as one of the best of 2011, it was crowned by the An21 & Max Vangelli remix of ‘Save The World.’ Previously named in DJ Mag’s ‘Top 5 To Watch,’ it’s peak time house all the way.

AN21 Max Vangelli

“Let The Music Play”; the motto of SW4 over its illustrious nine year history. But for this summer, it bears even more significance! On the Saturday we welcome the top secret project for their world exclusive performance. Encompassing red hot energy and euphoria, their tracks ‘Stars’ and ‘Waves’ have received major radio support in recent weeks. Keep your eyes peeled for more info.

Dynamic duo Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, blur the boundaries of house music in accomplished fashion. Perhaps best known for their rousing re-work of Tiesto’s immortal ‘Lethal Industry,’ only the most skilled could enhance a true classic – re-building it into a deep, funky stormer. As Axwell so eloquently puts it, “if there were a Dutch version of Swedish House Mafia, it would be Sunnery and Ryan.” As if any more endorsement was needed, Morillo has snapped up S&R for an exclusive Subliminal residency at Pacha Ibiza this summer. Demonstrated by the groundbreaking ‘Amazone Project Vol. 3,’ it’s dirty Dutch house at its best.

Tim Mason is a self professed purveyor of pure house music. ‘The Moment’ is one of the anthems of 2012 thus far, having been adopted by Tiesto and Steve Angello. A climatic build that explodes into a devastating hook, this debut track has the accolade of being signed to Angello’s ‘Size.’ With such a global platform to shine, this is most definitely Mason’s moment. New track ‘Amina OMG’ is of the same quality, summing up perfectly his big room house. Both these are sure to send SW4 wild, so check them out and envisage as the sun sets. Just beautiful…

ADDED TO SW4 DAY TWO: SAT 26TH AUGUST
BRODINSKI & GESAFFELSTEIN · DELTA HEAVY · LOADSTAR
JAYMO & ANDY GEORGE · JEREMY OLANDER

JESSE JAMES & JOHNNY BLOOMFIELD

Brodinski & Gesaffelstein, a French pairing that stands apart from their conventional countrymen associates. Brodinski is whirring techno, bass heavy house through to melodic minimal, whilst Gesaffelstein utilises wide ranging excerpts from broody techno and engaging electro. The result is an atmospheric musical soundscape that has to be witnessed live, their contrasting sounds playing off one another in mesmeric fashion. The joint ‘Bromance EP’ and tour has been captivating dance floors with the inimitable underground sound, unique to SW4 this summer. Brodinski and Gesaffelstein back-to-back, a bromance made in heaven!

Delta Heavy are the standard bearers for RAM Records’ new roster of talent. Flying high and proud, with rocking remixes for those at the top of their game; Example, Avicii and Chase & Status amongst their pulsating production portfolio. Their endeavours paid off with ‘Best Producer’ and ‘Best Newcomer DJ’ at the prominent Drum & Bass Arena awards. New EP ‘Down The Rabbit Hole’ will definitely take you down a deep and dark D&B tunnel. Aggressive waves of churning bass and blistering beats, exactly the kind of heavy stuff we can expect from the guys at SW4.

Another of the RAM recruits, Loadstar have an inextricable ‘Link To The Past.’ This track described by DJ Magazine as “a huge alien mammoth”, it scooped ‘Best Single’ at the 2010 D&B Arena awards. With such production nous, it’s no wonder acts of such calibre are queuing up to work the Loadstar boys.  For example SW4’s headliners Chase & Status and the chart topping Example! Their production efforts on the latter, earning a sought after gold record for ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me.’ Guaranteed stars of SW4 2012.

Since starting their fledgling night ‘Moda’ back in 2008, Jaymo & Andy George have always championed the party. Now they hold shindigs all around the world, showcasing their policy of having no music policy whatsoever! A daring strategy, which paid dividends when the Radio 1 Essential Mix rolled into their home town of Lincoln. A riveting Moda musical montage, which included mainly of their own vibrant productions and cheeky remixes, resulted in mass hysteria. This led to a current Radio 1 ‘In New DJs We Trust’ show, plus residencies at We Love Space and Fabric. Plus the recent launch of ‘Moda Black’, an outlet for their darker output.

Up next, another protégé nurtured from the Swedish stable.  Under the wing of Eric Prydz, Jeremy Olander was the guest of honour at his recent Ministry of Sound album launch. Such was the success of his main room outing, Olander’s outlandish approach threatened to overshadow even Prydz himself! An upbeat progressive and heavy melodic sound, which has graced the prestigious Warehouse Project, Gatecrasher and Cocoon clubs in recent months. We can’t wait for ‘Animal Garden’ to be dropped, a rhythmic bassline that blossoms into a cacophony of twilight synth splashes. Irresistible bait, for Clapham’s dancefloor animals.

Completing the hat trick of pairings for this final day, London’s newest kids on the block. Jesse James and Johnny Bloomfield are residents at Connected, one of London’s most esteemed underground house nights. These guys aren’t here just to make up the numbers, but mean serious business with their new track just released. Entitled ‘Chucks Groove’ and sampling Public Enemy, Jesse and Johnny’s deep tribal taster will ensure they make many good friends on the Common.

There you have it. Eight infatuating arenas and a host of smoking line-up additions – that can’t have failed to enhance that undying SW4 hunger. Still to come the final pieces of the South West Four jigsaw. More meaty line-up announcements including our Sunday live headliner, which at the moment is G14 classified. Well not really, but you get the idea…

Together Winter Music Festival Full Lineup

Early bird tickets to the Saturday have now completely sold out, with Saver tickets on sale priced just £30 + Booking FeeEric Prydz headlines, with his final EPIC performance this year, alongside sets from John Digweed, Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set), Sander van Doorn, Fake Blood, Vitalic [Live], Fenech Soler [Live] and Maya Jane Coles. But it doesn’t stop there.A further 25 acts across four stages will feature at the UK’s biggest dance music all nighter of 2011 and we’re delighted to announce these artists right now…

JUST ADDED TO SAT 26TH NOV LINEUP!

PETE TONG (BBC RADIO 1)

DEATH IN VEGAS [LIVE] · SEBASTIAN [LIVE]

JOHN DAHLBACK · SEBASTIEN LEGER

CHRIS LAKE · ALEX METRIC · THE GLIMMERS

UTAH SAINTS · GRUM · RUSS CHIMES · STARSMITH JEREMY ORLANDER · MARK FANCIULLI · THOMAS GANDEY RESET! · BURNS · MONARCHY [DJ SET] · MIGHTY MOUSECOSMONAUTS · PHONAT · RUBEN & RA · DATA TRANSMISSION DJS

Pete TongPete Tong’s career is inextricably intertwined with the history of acid house and electronic music. 2011 has been one of his busiest years to date, withPete celebrating the 20th Anniversary of his BBC Radio 1 show and a greatly anticipated return to Pacha Ibiza for a weekly residency. In June this year he also released an excellent double mix album with Felix da Housecat entitled ‘All Gone Ibiza 11.’ A true legend of dance music we’re delighted to welcome Pete to The Great Hall for the Together Winter Music Festival.

Death in Vegas are one of the most exciting and unique bands to ever emerge from the UK dance scene. In 2011 Death in Vegas have returned with one of the most exhilarating albums of the year, as ‘Trans Love-Energies' fuses dub, psychedelic rock, techno, grunge and analogue electro to create a sound that is out of this world. Performing a full live set with Richard Fearless on vocal duties, Death in Vegas joins the outstanding lineup showcased inThe West Hall.

SebastiAn has followed such an impressive path that it’s hard to believe that he’s only now releasing his long-awaited debut album. Alongside Justice, SebastiAn is one of the creators of the Ed Banger sound and readily defies the rules to deliver a dirty and violent kind of techno that coughs and spits.Super prolific and constantly effervescent, this musician has managed, in the space of a few years, to redefine electronic music. We are delighted to welcome him to the Together Winter Festival this November for an exclusive live performance.

John Dahlback is further testament to the theory that there must be something in Sweden’s water supply when it comes to producing outstanding DJs and producers. Undoubtedly one of the worlds finest house prodigies, Dahlback landed his first record deal aged just 15 and in the ten years since has released tracks on many of the most respected labels. With a unique style that incorporates pure house through to electro, techno and progressive, John’s sound is carefully considered and meticulously polished. With such a promising career ahead we wait with anticipation for his set at Alexandra Palace.

In the years since his first album back in 1999, Sébastien Leger has released more than thirty tracks on many international labels, building his reputation as a key player within the new blood of talented house and techno producers.  Parallel to this, he launched his own label ‘Mistakes Music’ in 2007, whilst becoming more and more in demand for his remixing skills. One of France’s greatest exports, Leger will be a true delicacy at the Together Winter Music Festival.

Simply put, Chris Lake is one of the world’s great DJs and producers. In 2009 he gained two Billboard Dance chart airplay number 1’s and undertook countless tours.  2010 saw him tour the globe and become a resident with Cream, playing Amnesia for the Deadmau5 & Friends parties.  In 2011 he has continued his residency, rocking the famous Terrace all summer long.  His label Rising Music continues to go from strength to strength andTogether’s Winter Music festival will be another great moment in his distinguished career.

Alex Metric’s latest album ‘Open Your Eyes’ brings together the three stands of his musical outputs.  Standout tracks include ‘End of the World’ and his soaring epic house collaboration with Steve Angello‘Open Your Eyes’. With that said, Alex is probably best known for his outstanding remixes andsuperb DJ sets and with all these strings to his bow, we are in for a real treat.

Grum will also join The West Hall line-up, hot on the heels of his debut album ‘Heartbeats’ breaking into the top five in the US electronic music chart, winning the Best Electronic Artist of 2010 on US itunes and delivering excellent performances at Rockness, Parklife and Creamfields. Grum will feature alongside one of the UK’s hottest emerging producers, remixers and DJs from the past 12 months; Russ Chimes. Starsmith, having claimed critical acclaim from Mixmag and The Guardian for his past projects, has gone on to play at various festivals this summer included Exit, The Big Chill, Rockness, with Together the next festival on his hectic schedule.

The hugely talented Jeremy Olander has caused quite a storm in the dance music world throughout the course of this year. Championed by Eric Prydz as’the next big thing’, Jeremy will feature in The Great Hall. Aged just 24, Mark Fanciulli has notched up an impressive reputation which has seen him play clubs across the world including Ministry of Sound, Set Miami, Pacha San Paolo, Avalon Los Angeles and many more.  Responsible for co-running Saved Records with his brother Nic, Mark has also released on key labels such as Joris Voorn’s Rejected and Josh Wink’s Ovum. Get ready to witness his talent at Alexandra Palace this November.

DATA TRANSMISSION PRESENT ‘A HEADPHONE DISCO’

In arena 4 strap on a pair of headphones and prepare to be immersed in two worlds of sound at our Data Transmission Headphone Disco.  We have lined up a genre-melting selection of acts playing back to back over two audio channels of musical greatness.  Once you have been given yourwireless headphones you will have no excuse but to choose a channel and join in the fun! Artists playing the arena include The Glimmers, Utah Saints, Thomas Gandey, Reset! Burns, Monarchy (DJ Set), Mighty Mouse, Cosmonauts, Phonat, Ruben & RA plus Data Transmission’s very own resident spinsters.

TOGETHER WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL

DAY TWO LINE-UP…

THE GREAT HALL:

EPIC

[ERIC PRYDZ IN CONCERT]

JOHN DIGWEED · PETE TONG

SANDER VAN DOORN

SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO (DJ SET)

SEBASTIEN LEGER · CHRIS LAKE

JEREMY OLANDER

 

THE WEST HALL:

DEATH IN VEGAS [LIVE]

VITALIC [LIVE] · FAKE BLOOD

FENECH SOLER [LIVE] · SEBASTIAN [LIVE]

MAYA JANE COLES · ALEX METRIC

GRUM · RUSS CHIMES · STARSMITH

 

DJ MAGAZINE ARENA:

JOHN DAHLBACK

MARK FANCIULLI

BOOTLEG SOCIAL DJS

+ MORE TBA

DATA TRANSMISSION PRESENTS

‘A HEADPHONE DISCO’:

THE GLIMMERS

UTAH SAINTS

THOMAS GANDEY

RESET! · BURNS

MONARCHY (DJ SET)

MIGHTY MOUSE

COSMONAUTS · PHONAT

RUBEN & RA

DATA TRANSMISSION DJS