With ‘festivals’ in Hyde Park regularly turning into a muddy field of low volume, it’s up to Clapham’s South West Four Weekender to hopefully round out the city festivals with a Bang, and hopefully a bit of sunshine.
Highlights to look forward to include Public Enemy, Skrillex, Chase and Status and more DJs than you can shake a muddy stick at. Details below.
BANK HOLIDAY SATURDAY 25TH &
SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST 2012
CLAPHAM COMMON, LONDON
Over seventy prime international acts will embark on Clapham Common, as the global dance community converge for an incredible weekend of beats and bass. With performances from the world’s greatest electronic artists, this year’s edition is set to elevate SW4 to stratospheric heights. And with the road to Clapham well and truly mapped out, we can now confirm the very final additions to our biggest lineup ever. The sun is most definitely shining at SW4 HQ as we bring to London this August Bank Holiday the following…
A third of Swedish House Mafia, head honcho at Size Records and one of the biggest DJs on the planet, we are delighted to welcome the iconic Steve Angello to Clapham Common for his South West Four debut. Completing the most diverse main stage lineup in SW4 history, Steve joins the likes of Skrillex, Public Enemy, Diplo and Crookers on Sunday 26th August for his final UK festival performance of 2012. This summer has unquestionably been the greatest of his career with headline performances at Tomorrowland, Hackney Weekend, T in the Park and Rock in Rio, plus an all conquering residency at Ushuaia in Ibiza. The huge success of his Milton Keynes Bowl show this past weekend witnessed 60,000 clubbers turn a venue traditionally reserved for the world’s greatest rock bands into the UK’s biggest dancefloor.
In addition to his DJ exploits alongside Axwell and Ingrosso, Steve has been trailblazing a hugely successful solo career as both producer and record boss. From the charts to the club floor, somewhere along the lines you have heard Steve’s sounds. His heartfelt diligence and workhorse studio ethics have firmly placed him at the top of the game, with tracks like ‘One’, ‘Antidote’, ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ and ‘Save The World’ all storming into the UK Top 10 charts. Further to the game changing chapters of his musical legacy, Steve’s ambitions with Size Records has seen him invest in artists such as An21, Max Vangeli and Tim Mason, whilst championing the digital market with wave-upon-wave of enigmatic global talent. His performance at South West Four is years in the making and set to induce goose bumps on all present. Get ready for this larger than life outing…
Joining Steve is one of the breakthrough artists of the past twelve months. Taking to the Subliminal arena on Saturday 25th August, Dutch electro singer-songwriter Eva Simons recently found herself at the top of the UK singles charts, having provided the lyrics for the Will.i.am / Steve Angello produced hit ‘This Is Love.’ Eva’s powerful vocals will feature on more tracks from Will.i.am’s upcoming ‘#willpower’ album and have also been heard on LMFAO’s single ‘Best Night.’ Her own productions have also gained huge worldwide recognition including ‘Take Over Control’ (produced with Afrojack), ‘I Don’t Like You’, ‘Silly Boy’ and her new dub-inspired banger ‘Renegade.’ Having welcomed the likes of Katy B, Yasmin and Ms Dynamite in recent years, Eva represents the next female superstar in the making to be showcased at South West Four.
Completing our trio of lineup additions is Fehrplay. Recently signed by Eric Prydz to the Pryda family, 2012 looks set to be a great year for this exciting new talent. His debut single ‘Incognito’ was recently released on Pryda Friends, having featured on Eric Prydz’s first podcast and Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show. With Ibiza performances coming before his set in the Together arena at SW4, Fehrplay is set to make a big impact this summer. With his huge sound and impeccable DJ skills he is definitely one to watch.
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