South West Four Weekender - August 28th & 29th

Words by: Tom Jones
Posted: 21/7/10 11:38

SOUTH WEST FOUR WEEKENDER 2010!SW4 has been the UK's premier inner city dance festival for the last six years. 2010 marks just how far the organisers have taken it with a landmark year for the festival who now begin a new era in their history with the first ever South West Four Weekender. Still taking place on Clapham Common over the August Bank Holiday weekend (August 28th & 29th) SW4 has now stretched its wings and expanded into a two day event with double the amount of DJs and performers. It is a unique festival that places a lineup containing a wealth of the world's brightest electronic talents in one site right at the heart of one of the world's most exciting cities. It offers the opportunity for people to party in an open air, green space whilst having the luxury of being able to get the tube home and freshen up for the next day of music and fun times. This year featuring four music areas, 2010 looks set to be bigger, better and more up for it.

Headlining the Saturday will be DJ Mag's no.1 DJ of the year for the last three years, Armin Van Buuren. The Dutchmen has chosen SW4 to be his only London appearance of 2010. Preceding him on the main stage, will be last year's co-headliner and dance music's first pin up boy, Sasha who has always been a much loved DJ by the adoring SW4 crowd. Erick Morillo will also be joining in the madness as he jets over from his summer residency at Pacha in Ibiza for yet another London festival exclusive for SW4. Also on the main stage, Radio 1 veteran Pete Tong will be tearing it up with other performers including Laidback Luke, Alex Metric, Chris Lake and Timo Garcia.

John Digweed, making his sixth consecutive SW4 appearance, will head up his very own Bedrock Arena whilst welcoming the future sounds of his label. Josh Wink will be appearing in the tent as part of his Ovum imprint's 15th birthday celebrations. Techno stalwart Christian Smith will be joining them in the arena, as will Guy J, and SW4 debutants Joris Voorn, Mutant Clan.

Long running London night The Gallery will also be hosting their own arena. Heavyweights Paul Oakenfold and Judge Jules will headline whilst being backed up with shows from the hard hitting Sander van Doorn and Marco V and not to mention, resident Gareth Emery.

Mark Knight will also be bringing his Toolroom Knights party to the Common alongside counterparts Funkagenda, Dave Spoon, Dirty South and special guests Sharam and Joachim Garraud.

SSW4 2010 - August 28th & 29th Bank Holiday  weekend unday, day two, requires experience at the helm of the party. Therefore, a DJ well used to performing to mammoth crowds, Fatboy Slim will be closing the festival in style. This will be the only London performance of 2010 for the fun loving maestro. Joining him on the main stage will be hip-hop legends, Salt ‘N' Pepper, making their first appearance at a UK festival. Radio 1's  Zane Lowe will also play the wonderful outdoor stage and will be joined by his station partners Kissy Sell Out and the dynamic duo of Jaymo & Andy George as well as Thomas Gandey, Uffie and Hervé.

Carl Cox, another favourite with the SW4 crowd will also host his own Carl Cox & friends tent this year. Having rocked the main stage on numerous occasions, the charismatic legend welcomes a prolific list of guests to give his tent all the power and enthusiasm that goes hand in hand with the big man. Dubfire returns after stealing the show at last year's festival and will play alongside other luminaries such as Adam Beyer, festival pros Layo & Bushwacka and German Renaissance affiliates M.A.N.D.Y.

Boys Noize, Housemeister, Djedjotronic and Shadow Dancer all join Sunday's lineup as a part of an exclusive Boys Noize Records showcase that hits the UK for the first time this year's SW4. Fellow electro dons Erol Alkan, Switch and A-Trak have also been added to the bill, alongside debutants Jack Beats, Sbtrkt, Mixhell, Union DJs and queen of the airwaves Mary Anne Hobbs. Keeping things fresh, modern and underground to the core, dub step pioneers Skream, Benga, Plastician and Caspa join drum & bass' leading man Andy C and none other than UK hip hop star, Ms Dynamite for yet more anarchy in the Together Arena.

No festival is quite like SW4 in its ability to deliver a true festival atmosphere but without the hassle of camping or trekking to an obscure location in the countryside. All these great dance acts will be right on Londoners' doorsteps for an entire weekend as the capital parties at its most unique music event yet!

SOUTH WEST FOUR WEEKENDER 2010!

SATURDAY LINE-UP
KISS MAIN STAGE HOSTED BY MINISTRY OF SOUND CLUB:
ARMIN VAN BUUREN 
SASHA / ERICK MORILLO
PETE TONG (RADIO 1) / LAIDBACK LUKE
ALEX METRIC [LIVE] / CHRIS LAKE / TIMO GARCIA

DJ MAG ARENA HOSTED BY BEDROCK WORLDWIDE:
JOHN DIGWEED
JOSH WINK
MUTANT CLAN FEAT.
TIMO MAAS & SANTOS
CHRISTIAN SMITH / GUY J
NICOLE MOUDABER
+ VERY SPECIAL GUEST
JORIS VOORN [LIVE]

TIME OUT ARENA HOSTED BY THE GALLERY:
PAUL OAKENFOLD
SANDER VAN DOORN & MARCO V [BACK 2 BACK]
JUDGE JULES
GARETH EMERY
GIUSEPPE OTTAVIANI [LIVE]
JEROME ISMA-AE

TOOLROOM KNIGHTS ARENA:
MARK KNIGHT / SHARAM (DEEP DISH)
DIRTY SOUTH / FUNKAGENDA / DAVE SPOON
CONNECTED ALL STARS
+ VERY SPECIAL GUEST
JOACHIM GARRAUD
SUNDAY LINE-UP
KISS MAIN STAGE HOSTED BY SOUTHERN FRIED RECORDS:
FATBOY SLIM
ZANE LOWE (RADIO 1) / STEVE AOKI / HERVÉ / UFFIE [LIVE]
KISSY SELL OUT (RADIO 1) / JAYMO & ANDY GEORGE
THOMAS GANDEY (CAGEDBABY)

DJ MAG ARENA HOSTED BY CARL COX & FRIENDS:
CARL COX
VITALIC – V MIRROR [LIVE]
DUBFIRE
ADAM BEYER
LAYO & BUSHWACKA!
M.A.N.D.Y.
JON RUNDELL

TIME OUT ARENA HOSTED BY BOYS NOIZE RECORDS:
BOYS NOIZE
EROL ALKAN
SWITCH / A-TRAK
HOUSEMEISTER DJEDJOTRONIC
SHADOW DANCER [LIVE]

TOGETHER ARENA:
SKREAM & BENGA
ANDY C / MS DYNAMITE
CASPA & ROD AZLAN / JACK BEATS
PLASTICIAN / MARY ANNE HOBBS (RADIO 1)
MIXHELL / SBTRKT / UNION DJS

BANK HOLIDAY SATURDAY 28TH & SUNDAY 29TH AUGUST 2010
CLAPHAM COMMON, LONDON
12pm - 9pm / 20,000 Capacity per day

www.southwestfour.com


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