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The HeatUK 5th Birthday Double Celebration

Reported by Olly @ Trackitdown on October 10, 2006

We’ve done it all – tours of Ibiza, South Africa, Japan, Germany, the HeatUK DVD, the arena at South West Four Festival…and of course dozens of rocking parties featuring the world’s biggest Hard Trance, Hard House and Trance talents. After 5 glorious years of events at London’s most revered venues – Pacha, The Cross, Brixton Academy, Turnmills and The Coronet to name but a few – HeatUK returns to Koko to celebrate half a decade of the most memorable parties the Hard Dance scene has ever witnessed. But that’s not all – we’re making this a seriously big celebration by throwing the mother of all pre-parties on the biggest boat on the Thames – the Silver Sturgeon!

HeatUK’s 5th Birthday: A Night At The Palace

@ Koko, 1A Camden High Street, London, NW1

Saturday October 14th

10PM – 6AM

No messing about here – this is the what HeatUK is all about Koko has never looked or sounded better than now – with an added THIRD room of music to keep you rocking all night long. The King of Hard House Andy Farley returns to destroy the main room once again, with Nick Sentience bringing a rarely-seen Live PA as a very special birthday present. The mighty Phil Reynolds takes us back in time with a Camden classics set (the likes of which have been known to reduce grown men to tears), and a never-seen-before 3-way back-to-back from our main guys – HeatUK residents Marc French, Technikal and Spencer Freeland! We also say a farewell to Hard Trance whiz Brad Thatcher who will be performing his last ever UK set.

Room 2 will rock to the sexiest house and electro sounds from our friends over at Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Turntables, while Room 3 serves up the future of London’s Hard Dance scene, with two top party crews Summit and Puzzle Project going head-to-head.

Early Bird tickets (£14 + b.f.) sold out before the line-up was even released!


Main Room:

Andy Farley

Nick Sentience LIVE PA

Marc French / Technikal / Spencer Freeland

(3 way residents back to back exclusive)

Phil Reynolds (Camden classics set)

Brad Thatcher (last ever UK set)

Wynand Delport

Nathan Larkin

Tim Terry


Room 2: Hosted by Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Turntables


Venis Flytrap

DJ Pelydo

DJ David Walker

DJ Marcio Groove


Room 3: hosted by Summit & Puzzle Project

Ben Skinner b2b Batch

Mad Phil b2b Timmy Whiz

Danny D / Marijn / Charly (special guests from Holland)

Gordon Darley b2b James Condon

Baz & The Butcher

A limited amount of Saver Tickets (£16 + b.f.) are available from Ticketweb – – 08700 600 100

Click here to purchase:

Never Enough Maria (for cash tickets): 07813 684 399

Tickets Outlets:

Cyberdog (Camden) – 0207 482 2842

Mad Records (Soho) – 0207 439 0707

HeatUK 5th Birthday pre-party aboard The Silver Sturgeon

in association with PUSH & Friendz

2pm departure from Cleopatra’s Needle return 9.30pm

This isn’t just any old pre-party – this is a HeatUK boat party! Held only once every year, it sells out weeks in advance. The Silver Sturgeon is the pre-party for the 5th Birthday – the 540-capacity Silver Sturgeon is the biggest boat to cruise the river Thames. The pre-party delivers 7.5 hours of invigorating dance music to get you warmed-up for the main event at Koko. HeatUK rocks the main room with a tasty selection of tech house and uplifting trance with special guests K90 and Steve Blake, plus Friendz DJs in support. And for those of you looking for something a bit saucier – the second arena is hosted by Clapham’s naughtiest Sunday afternoon party, PUSH. Multi-deck genius Sonny Wharton headlines with a set full of pumping electro and filthy house – sleazy stuff indeed!

Warning: The HeatUK boat party only happens once a year and has sold out well in advance for the last 4 years in a row!

There are a limited amount of £25 tickets available for this event email: or 

HeatUK trance Arena in association with Friendz:

K90 DJ set

Steve Blake

Trevor McLachlan

Charlie Bradley b2b Courage

Daniel Bower

And special guest Billy Hayes

PUSH driving house Arena:

Sonny Wharton

Marcus Wallis

Aaron Baskerville



David Brinson