Past hosts have included Carl Cox & Friends, Bedrock, The Gallery, Boys Noize Records, Toolroom Knights and Global Underground. In 2011 we have accumulated our strongest arena hosts to date, all dedicated to showcasing the world’s greatest DJs and live electronic acts. How does one of the planet’s biggest records labels sound? Or how about two of Ibiza’s most legendary club nights? Here goes…
On 31st December 2009 4500 clubbers packed out the Academy to the sounds of Simian Mobile Disco, Annie Mac, Chase & Status, Switch and Sub Focus. Twelve months later and the baton is passed to Together who have assembled a bigger and pound-for-pound better lineup to celebrate our 10th Anniversary.
2010 has been a truly magnificent year for Together having welcomed a whole host of world class talent to our events along the way. Our fifteen nights at The Coronet Theatre with the likes of The Bloody Beetroots, Vitalic, Kelis and Yoda were nothing short of spectacular, whilst our arena at South West Four on Clapham Common was unquestionably one of the highlights of the festival! We now turn our attention to the biggest night of the year as Together welcomes the most exhilarating lineup seen in the UK this NYE to the O2 Academy Brixton.
TOGETHER NYE – 1ST FIVE ACTS ANNOUNCED:
MARK RONSON, ANNIE MAC, FAKE BLOOD, HERVÉ & ZINC!!
Internationally recognised as one of the world’s finest DJs, producers, solo artists and band leaders, Together is delighted to welcome Mark Ronson to headline our 10th Anniversary. Having reinvented party-friendly hip hop with his debut album, followed by one of the defining albums of the second half of the Noughties, Grammy and BRIT Award winning artist Ronson returned to our airwaves this summer with the release of his third studio album, ‘Record Collection’. Featuring the likes of Simon Le Bon, Q-Bert and Spank Rock, the album extended Ronson’s esteemed list of collaborators, following in the footsteps of Christina Aguilera, Robbie Williams, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Adele and Daniel Merriweather. Fresh from winning the ‘Best Innovation in Sound’ title at the Q Awards and without doubt one of the most influential, inspirational and electrifying artists of the past decade, we feel Ronson is the man who will make Together’s New Years Eve celebrations go off with a Bang, Bang, Bang!
Having entertained us thoroughly at last year’s NYE at the Academy, the first lady of electronic music Annie Mac returns to Brixton with her melting pot of cutting edge sounds. The last twelve months has been outstanding for Annie as she continue to showcase new talent through her Radio 1 flagship dance show and international ‘Annie Mac Presents’ tours. Now unquestionably one of the biggest names on the dance music scene, we’re very excited to welcome Annie Mac back to the O2 Academy Brixton for yet another NYE showcase, this time for Together.
After his 12 months stint shrouded in mystery, Fake Blood has risen to become one of the most talked-about remixers and producers in dance music. His global crossover hits ‘Mars’, ‘Blood Splashing (Fake Blood Theme)’ and ‘I Think I Like It’ have been three of our favourite tracks from recent years, whilst his remixes for the likes of UNKLE, The Kills, Underworld, Armand Van Helden and Calvin Harris have been nothing short of exceptional. Arriving at the Academy for his Together debut, come and get a touch of blood!
A regular fixture at our events over the past twelve months, we welcome Hervé to Together’s 10th Anniversary. Having played storming sets at Brixton Academy last year New Years Eve as well as the main stage at this year’s South West Four it was only right we asked him back for more of the same. 2010 has proven to be Hervé’s most successful year to date having released two double-disc mixes and his debut album ‘Mega Mega Mega’ alongside Sinden (on which he appears as The Count). His label Cheap Thrills continues to set the pace in the electro scene, whilst his productions alongside Fatboy Slim and DJ Sneak have provided some of this year’s most memorable clubbing moments.
Completing the first wave of acts announced for Together’s NYE spectacular is DJ Zinc. Having already carved a legendary status for producing some of the scene’s biggest anthems such as ‘Super Sharp Shooter’ and ‘138 Trek’, Zinc in 2010 is leading the charge in producing and playing a new form of house, in the loosest sense of the term. Tracks such as ‘Nexx’, ‘Louder’ and the monumental ‘Wile Out’ are examples of his blatant disregard of genre blueprints and the fact that you can never be exactly sure of what’s coming next. Therein lies half the charm, the other comes in his ability to continuously devastate dancefloors the world over. Expect him to bring the house down when Together takes over Brixton Academy this New Years Eve.
GET YOUR EARLY BIRD TICKETS BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!
Since last week’s announcement that Together will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary at the venue of legends, the mighty O2 Academy Brixton, the demand for early bird tickets has been absolutely relentless… and that’s all before we announced a single act! Now that we have made public the first five acts playing Together NYE we expect these to go into overdrive! Don’t forget that these early birds are limited and are priced just £25 + BF, a saving of £15 on the standard ticket price! Don’t snooze any longer if you haven’t got your hands on any; with five more main room acts, another huge headliner and a colossal room 2 lineup this is your chance to be a part of the UK’s biggest dance party this NYE and Lock N Load’s final event of 2010 at an unbeatable price! You cannot miss this!
Open from 9.00pm – 6.00am
Limited Early Bird tickets: £25 + Booking Fee
Fully licensed bar until close
Nearest Tube: Brixton (Victoria Line) / Stockwell (Northern Line)
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