SOUTH. WEST. FOUR. Three simple words synonymous with the August Bank Holiday Weekend in the greatest city in the world! After twelve illustrious years, South West Four has become a pilgrimage for electronic music enthusiasts from all over the UK and beyond, with two days of explosive DJ sets and live electronic acts officially marking the end of the summer in London.
Featuring a wealth of festival exclusives, rare pairings performing for the first time in the UK, all in conjunction with globally respected arena hosts, this eclectic ethos is crowned by THE BIGGEST HEADLINERS IN SW4 HISTORY. Supported by jaw dropping production and bespoke light and laser configurations, 2016 is set to be their most ambitious instalment yet again, as SW4 continues its development into one of Europe’s most respected dance music events.
Returning to the picturesque surroundings of Clapham Common on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August, revellers are sure to re-create the trademark atmosphere and beaming faces that have come to symbolise the UK’s premier inner city festival. Sunglasses ready, prepare to dance, get ready for the biggest weekend of the year. This is South West Four 2016…
SW4 SUNDAY HEADLINER ANNOUNCED…
In what can only be described as the biggest and most exciting booking to ever take place in SW4 thirteen year history, the promoters are delighted to bring to South West Four the most exhilarating, mind-bending and show stealing electronic acts to ever walk the planet. Making their first outdoor performance in their home city in over half a decade, Bank Holiday Sunday 28th August will see The Chemical Brothers make their long awaited Clapham Common debut in what will be the biggest headline performance taking place in London this summer.
ALSO ANNOUNCED FOR SUNDAY
The term ‘legend’ is often used without any real thought but in the case of techno titan Sven Väth, he is nothing less. The Cocoon boss returns to SW4 in 2016 having headlined the Dream, Don’t Sleep arena to devastating effect in 2015, giving SW4 no choice but to invite the wax-wielding wizard back to Clapham Common twelve months later. In the past SW4 has seen Sven perform at his very best and 2016 will be no different, as he arrives for his exclusive London festival performance.
2016 will see SW4 welcome home another icon as they bring Last Night On Earth bossSasha back to the hallowed turf. After headlining the first edition in 2004 and then again in 2009, hosting his own arena in 2014 and performing on the main stage last year, he’s a firm fixture in our hall of fame. The tail end of 2015 saw him take a three month studio break, allowing his production genius to shift into overdrive and create an avalanche of brand new music for 2016 which promises to be showcased this summer.
Now recognised as one of the most principal profiles in techno, Music On boss Joseph Capriati has established a reputation as a universally popular and in-demand electronic talent. As a firm favourite at events such as Awakenings, Time Warp and BPM as well as clubs including Amnesia, DC10, fabric and Warung, the Italian titan has seen a dramatic rise to the top of a scene he now helps to shape. Joining SW4 for the second time following a standout debut performance in 2015, his dark driving beats will be welcomed back with open arms as we present one of the underground’s favourite stars at South West Four.
INTRODUCING THE FIRST LIVE ACTS PERFORMING ON SW4 SUNDAY…
They return to South West Four after a year away from the festival following their unforgettable display in 2014. This year marks the 10th anniversary since the release of their definitive album ‘Movements’ featuring classic tracks ‘Body Language’, ‘In White Rooms’, ‘Night Falls’ and ‘Mandarine Girl’. The guys will celebrate this by re-releasing the album with new interpretations of these productions as well as launch their brand new show‘Movements X [Live]’ which they bring to SW4 on Sunday 28th August.
Recently voted #2 in Resident Advisor’s Top 20 Live Poll of 2015, Lorenz Brunner akaRecondite [Live] has confirmed his debut performance at SW4 on Sunday 28th August. As true fans of his exquisite sounds, SW4 are pleased to welcome him for the very first time and he represents one of the most anticipated live performances of the entire weekend. Boasting a unique, ambient blend of melodic techno and deep electronic sounds, his striking live show is a spellbinding artistic performance that needs to be seen to be believed.
After gaining huge success through launching a series of parties in their home city of Milan, Emmanuele Nocosia and Matrino Bartola’s, also known as Hunter/Game have evolved into one of the underground’s most thrilling acts of today. In March the duo will see their debut album ‘Adaption’ released on Kompakt. Having kept a careful eye on their progress over recent years, SW4 are ready to showcase their outstanding talents and new music at South West Four. They make their well-earned debut on Sunday 28th August with their first ever live performance in the Capital.
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