New Audio Arena coming to Shakedown Festival

Shakedown is thrilled to confirm the line up for the brand new Audio Arena at this summer’s festival in association with Brighton’s leading club, Audio.  Shakedown is firmly established as the final festival of the year, bringing the biggest names and electronic and urban music to the UK’s party capital and the 2013 edition will include the brand new Audio Arena immersing festival goers in the very best house and future bass. 
 
Headlining the Audio Arena will be Radio 1’s Queen of Friday Night, Annie Mac.  Annie Mac’s show is a feast of upcoming, underground and exclusive new dance tunes and she has rapidly made her mark on the party circuit with regular high profile sets at venues such as Fabric London and Digital Brighton.  Her DJ sets are famously unpredictable and addictive, jumping from genre to genre with ease. Known for her support and enthusiasm for underground dance music, Annie has been a true flame holder for the rapidly growing underground house music scene, being one of the first DJs to get behind now huge acts like Disclosure.  Expect her Audio Arena headline set to be a crowd-pleasing house-heavy set of club classics and the biggest house anthems of the moment, with a few surprises chucked in along the way.
 
Shakedown is psyched to have deep house guru Kerri Chandler join the Audio Arena for 2013. Producing and DJ'ing house music as far back as the genre's early 90s heyday, Kerri has been going strong from the genre's origins right up to its recent massive revival.  Coming from a background of soul, jazz and disco, expect a set of infectious, soulful and funky house from Kerri's Audio Arena set.
 
A widely respected DJ and producer Toddla T has officially released his brand new concept bridging the gap between his infamous DJ sets and a full out live show. Already road tested at Love Box, Roskilde, Bestival and on the Major Lazer UK tour to name just a few key hosts, the response has been resounding!  The Toddla T Sound features both elements of live performance and DJ'ing with live vocalists, including Shola Ama, Serocee and MC DRS. For the first time, all material used in the set will come from the man himself, drawing upon his two albums to date, Skanky Skanky and Watch Me Dance and a heap of custom edits and refixes especially for the project. The show will also be augmented with the bespoke visuals of Sheffield designers, Peter and Paul. Add all these elements together and you have something really special on your hands.
 
American house producer Marc "MK" Kinchen is known for his string of underground hits in the mid 90s, such as "Always", "Burning" and his iconic remix of Nightcrawlers "Push The Feeling On", which would later be used as the basis for Latino superstar Pitbull's international hit record "Hotel Room".  Nowadays MK is responsible for his high profile remixes, which include his classic house takes on hits by Lana Del Rey, Sky Ferreira and Chris Malinchak. Catch him on the Audio Arena decks for a ravey, old school-tinged house set.
 
Leeds producer Hot Since 82 is fast becoming a frontrunner of the deep house scene, with his hypnotic beats and monumental basslines being championed by Radio 1 DJs Pete Tong and Annie Mac. A real treat for house fans, catch his set in the Audio Arena.
 
DEVolution have more mileage on their meter than your average 2013 house duo. Pete Devereux brought garage to the mainstream as one half of Artful Dodger, and his fellow accomplice is former Size Records artist Tom Devos.  After a string of high profile remixes, including Wiley's "Heatwave", DEVolution have established themselves as frontrunners of the UK bass scene. Expect a bass-heavy mix of old school and new school house and garage during their Audio Arena set.
 
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 for release this summer and the boys will have festival goers partying along to the anthemic pop ofWhen I Was A YoungsterMama Do The Hump and Down With Trumpets at what will be a massive homecoming show.
 
Britain’s urban pop superstar Labrinth will be performing his enormous hits Pass OutLet The Sun ShineEarthquakeLast TimeBeneath Your Beautiful and more whilst DJ Fresh  will be playing with a full live band, a real coup for Shakedownas he delivers a monstrous set of drum & bass, dubstep and electro house.
 
Maverick Sabre, Jacob Plant, Delilah, Jaguar Skills and Mikill Pane are also appearing on the main stage.
 
The colossal Supercharged Arena features a plethora of heavyweight DJ’s and is headlined by bass music superstar, Sub Focus.  Radio 1’s Zane Lowe returns by popular demand for a third successive year and legendary drum & bass label RAM Records will host a mammoth, 4 hour takeover in the Supercharged Arena. Krafty Kuts and A Skillz will also take to the decks.
 
With more acts to be added Shakedown is set to be a fitting end to the summer festival season.

Chase & Status to headline Brighton’s Shakedown Festival

These superstar DJ’s are known for their eclectic blend of genre defying styles and are one of the most potent forces on the dance scene.  Famed for their incendiary DJ sets, this irrepressible duo will be armed to the teeth with a plethora of dance floor anthems and underground classics.
 
Chase & StatusChase & Status  have earned international recognition through their monumental album ‘No More Idols’ which crashed into the charts in 2011, amassing over 300,000 sales  and  spawning a  stream of chart topping singles including collaborations with Plan BTempa TMaverick Sabre and Dizzee Rascal to name but a few.
 
Supporting Chase & Status in the Supercharged Arena will be the much lauded Knife Party and Zane Lowe, back by popular demand at Shakedown for a second year after a jaw dropping set at the inaugural event.  Local boy and Drum & Bass heavyweight DJ Friction will also perform alongside pioneering producer and godfather of UK Bass, Shy
FX.  Multi award winning Ms Dynamite and will also join the succession of artists on stage alongside rapidly emerging production duo The Prototypes.
 
Headlining the main stage is the UK’s ultimate showman Dizzee Rascal.  Armed with an arsenal of hits, Dizzee is arguably the best live act in the country right now; an artist at the top of his game and his set will be a defining Shakedown moment. Professor Green will
take to the stage at Stanmer Park performing all the hits from his albums, Alive Till I’m Dead and ‘At Your Convenience’ whilst girl about town and queen of the underground Katy B showcases her mix of dub step, funky, house, garage and r n’ b to mesmerising effect.
 
Hotly tipped Stooshe are embracing mainstream success with their brash, bolshy and infectiously catchy brand of urban pop whilst Clement Marfo and The Frontline provide an endless supply of gargantuan pop hooks and sweet neo-soul vocals.
 
Hed Kandi, the most stylish name in house music have been confirmed to host the VIP Arena with a spectacular production and a host of DJ’s including FreemasonsSeamus Haji and Phil Faversham.
 
Shakedown Festival 2012 brings the most exciting names in contemporary music to Brighton for one last festival outing.  With such an indepth line up of talent, Shakedown is the perfect end to an incredible summer of festival fun.
 
TICKETS £40 + bf
 
 
VIP TICKETS £75 + bf
Available now from the Hed Kandi bar on West Street, Brighton and http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004787ACD2AF57

Shakedown Festival announce Professor Green, Katy B, Stooshe and more!

Last year’s event was a huge success and the event organisers are building on their promise to deliver another outstanding line up of contemporary musical talent. 

Professor GreenProfessor Green will perform before Dizzee Rascal in Stanmer Park.  His debut album, ‘Alive Till I’m Dead’ crashed into the charts and went double-Gold, spawning four hit singles with ‘I Need You Tonight’, ‘Just Be Good To Green’, ‘Monster’ and 'Jungle' amassing over 500,000 sales. His second album ‘At Your Inconvenience’ produced the number 1 single ‘Read All About It and the size of his army of Facebook friends – 1.5 million – tells it like it is; Professor Green is a genuine super star!
 
Girl about town and queen of the underground Katy B enjoyed huge success with her debut album ‘On A Mission’. The Brit Award winner combines dub step, funky, house, garage and r n’ b to mesmerising effect and the London songstress has teamed up with uber producer Mark Ronson to record a track for the
Olympics.  The much anticipated second album is due out this summer and her set is sure to be a Shakedown highlight. 
 
Stooshe raise eyebrows, turn heads and set tongues wagging wherever they perform and their brash, bolshy and infectiously catchy brand of urban pop marks them out as the ultimate modern pop band.
 
South London MC Clement Marfo and his genre-splitting band The Frontline are a fusion of grime and hip hop with an endless supply of gargantuan pop hooks and sweet neo-soul vocals.  Their music is based around positivity and inspiration, the sound of an aspirational youth and they are tipped for big things in 2012
 
These acts will support the irrepressible Dizzee Rascal who headlines the main stage. The ultimate showman, Dizzee Rascal ensures rapturous responses from audiences and arrives with a sack load of number 1 hits including ‘Dance Wiv Me’, ‘Bonkers’, ‘Holiday’ and ‘Dirtee Disco’.
 
"Been a while since I last played in Brighton”, said Dizzee. “Looking forward to Shakedown, it's gonna be massive this year!"   Shakedown promoter Steve Jones comments, "Pro Green and Katy B are the perfect way to build up to Dizzee on the main stage and I cannot wait to see them getting thousands of people worked up into a frenzy.  Once you see who we have playing in the dance tent you are going to be blown away."  
The line up for the dance stage will be revealed shortly and Brighton will be jumping to the beats, bass and electronic rhythms of the most cutting edge musical artists at the last festival of the summer.
 
Union are hosting the main stage and will also be playing to get the crowd warmed up in the afternoon and Shakedown will also be showcasing one up and coming band and DJ on the main stage, who will be decided through a huge competition over the summer months.
 
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