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South West Four Announces Arenas + Hosts

Reported by Jack Bridges TID on March 26, 2010

Lock N Load Events presents...

SOUTH WEST FOUR WEEKENDER

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


Weekend Early Bird tickets: £72.50 + Booking Fee
Saturday Saver tickets: £40 + Booking Fee
Sunday Saver tickets: £40 + Booking Fee
Tickets available from: www.ticketmaster.co.uk / 0844 847 2467
www.southwestfour.com

SW4 EARLY BIRD TICKETS SOLD OUT!
Yes you’ve read right! All SW4 early bird day tickets have completely sold out, breaking all previous records!  With an extra day added to this stellar event, weekend tickets are also selling fast as the SW4 loving public commit to two days of sun-drenched beats! But that’s not all… after announcing that the world’s no.1 DJs Armin van Buuren and the one and only Fatboy Slim are to headline this year’s festival, the next news blast from the South West Four camp will include some HUGE and exciting names on the bill! This will be a mixture of artists who have rocked the festival before alongside many new faces set to make their SW4 debut!

SW4 ARENA HOSTS ANNOUNCED!
CARL COX & FRIENDS – BEDROCK – THE GALLERY
BOYS NOIZE RECORDS – TOOLROOM KNIGHTS - TOGETHER

In 2010 SW4 will play host to an incredible eight music stages across the Saturday and Sunday! Naturally this allows us to cover more musically with the festival not just encompassing the biggest names in house, techno, trance and electro but also hip hop, dubstep and drum & bass! We will soon be announcing who will be supporting Armin & Norman on the main stage but before we do so we can now unveil who will be hosting the indoor arenas! Bedrock, The Gallery and Toolroom Knights will be hosting Saturday and Carl Cox & Friends, Boys Noize Records and Together will take charge on Sunday! These names are famed as the very best club nights and labels within the scene. The question that’s on everyone’s lips is who will be playing?! We can’t spill the beans just yet but we are sure you can guess at least four of the arena headline acts. We are very hyped about who will be hosting our arenas on Clapham Common this year and can’t wait till you see the acts they have assembled for us.
 
SW4 2010 DAY ONE: SATURDAY 28TH AUGUST

Bedrock
Music: Progressive & Tech House
www.bedrock.org.uk
A name synonymous with excellence in electronic music, John Digweed brings Bedrock to South West Four this summer. With well over 100 single releases, several artist albums and DJ mix compilations, Bedrock has showcased music from artists such as Timo Maas, Guy Gerber, Guy J, Danny Howells and John Digweed himself. Bedrock continue to host parties across the world and are a prominent figure on the UK’s clubbing calendar, most notably for their sell out shows at matter. Bedrock is viewed by many as one of the most influential names in electronic music and its ability to constantly evolve and adapt to the ever changing market explains why Bedrock has remained at the top of the game for more than a decade. John Digweed has been a firm South West Four favourite since the festival started and we are delighted to welcome him back for Bedrock!

“SW4 is always one of the highlights of my year and a very special event, probably one of my favourite in the UK. The crowd are amazing maybe because its right in the centre of London which is very rare but probably because it`s a fantastic event and day out. This year I’m back again hosting a Bedrock Arena on the same stage that Carl is hosting the day after. We are certainly taking a new musical path to other events we have done previously and I think the line up that we have assembled is a true reflection of where I am and the label are at right now. It’s a really special bunch of DJs and live acts that we have brought together. We announce the lineup at our Bedrock Easter party at matter next week so I’m looking forward to people’s reaction! See you all on the Common.” John Digweed

The Gallery
Music: Trance
www.thegallery-club.co.uk
Celebrating a staggering 15 years in the club scene, The Gallery will once again descend onto Clapham Common to continue its love affair with South West Four. Recognised as one the biggest club nights on the planet, The Gallery are the purveyors of all things trance. Their infectious party continues to pack out the world famous Ministry Of Sound every Friday night with the biggest names in trance. Coming to South West Four off the back of a mammoth tour in support of their 15th Anniversary, their lineup is always insane for this event!

Toolroom Knights
Music: House & electro
www.toolroomrecords.com
From its HQ in Maidstone, England, Toolroom Records sets the standard as one of the most respected house music labels in the world. Spearheaded by the formidable musical talent of head honcho Mark Knight, the label has had countless dancefloor, underground and mainstream hits from some of the biggest and most exciting names in modern day dance. This includes Faithless, David Guetta, Underworld, Dave Spoon, D.Ramirez and Fatboy Slim. Toolroom also hosts the brand ‘Toolroom Knights’ - a club night dedicated to bringing the underground sound of Toolroom Records to the overground, pushing the musical boundaries through the convergence of established artists such as Mark Knight and Fedde le Grand with up and coming talent such as Kim Fai and Filthy Rich. Coming to South West Four for the very first time in 2010 we are delighted to welcome Toolroom Knights to host an arena at this year’s festival.

“SW4 last year was superb. It was the first time I'd played the event, and now, coming back this year to host our own arena...I can’t wait! It's gonna be, without doubt, the biggest Toolroom Knights party in the capital to-date, with the best talent on board, representing the sound of the label; past, present and future.” Mark Knight

SW4 2010 DAY TWO: SUNDAY 29TH AUGUST

Carl Cox & Friends
Music: House & Techno
www.carlcox.com
An incredible artist who has rocked South West Four continuously over the years, Carl Cox is quite simply a legend in dance music. From hosting arenas to headlining the main stage, Carl has pretty much played in every position since SW4 started. In 2010 Coxy will play Clapham Common for the very first time on the Sunday and host the sites newest and largest indoor arena. For this he will bring with him his widely acclaimed Carl Cox & Friends brand, made famous at his pioneering residency at the world’s no.1 club Space in Ibiza. Carl will be joined by the most forward thinking acts in underground house and techno, all of which are pushing the boundaries and laying the foundations for dance music’s future. Expect this arena at SW4 to be rocking as Carl and his friends do what they do best!

“I can’t wait to return to Clapham Common again for this year’s massive SW4 weekender.  Two years ago I headlined the main stage but this year I will be returning with my Carl Cox & Friends tent hosting some of my favourite DJ’s and friends. I always love playing SW4 – it always rocks, a great way to end the summer.” Carl Cox

Boys Noize Records
Music: Electro
www.boysnoize.com
Always three steps ahead of the crowd, we are very proud to welcome Boys Noize Records to the Sunday line up. Inspired by the likes of Daft Punk, Boys Noize Records was founded by Boys Noize in 2005. The label is known for releasing some of the best releases around and is connected with artists such as A-Trak, Exercise One, Remute, Aeroplane, Erol Alkan, Brodinski, Chris Coco, Ian Pooley, Tocadisco, Miss Kitten, Tiga, Feadz, Mixhell and D.I.M. Famed for their wonky, thumping electronic styles, Boys Noize Records’ message is spread right across the globe with parties in Miami, Berlin and Sydney to name a few. The label hits the UK for the very first time this summer with an exclusive UK festival appearance at South West Four.

“I cannot wait to bring Boysnoize Records to a UK festival for the first time ever! South West Four is one of the best festivals in the UK and London is one of my favourite places to play so we are extremely excited to be hosting an arena. I will be pulling out all the stops in bringing some fantastic acts from the label, alongside some massive guests and friends. Watch out London!” Boys Noize

Together
Music: Hip Hop, dubstep, drum & bass
www.together-club.co.uk
Together makes its much anticipated return to South West Four this summer after a three year sabbatical. Recently relaunched for a series of special events at The Coronet, Together is the freshest night to hit club land in 2010. Over the years Together has played host to artists as diverse as 2Many DJs, Crookers, David Guetta, Hot Chip, Justice, Lethal Bizzle, Klaxons, London Elektricity, MSTRKRFT, Roni Size and Simian Mobile Disco. Events at The Coronet have continued in similar vein with headline performances from The Bloody Beetroots, Mylo, Ms Dynamite, Felix da Housecat, Tinie Tempah, Does It Offend You Yeah?, Cassius and Todd Edwards. With another colossal Together lineup expected at SW4 encompassing hip hop, electro, dubstep and drum & bass the question on everyone’s lips is who will they invite?!



SW4 LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENTS THROUGHOUT APRIL!!
South West Four 2010 takes place on Clapham Common on Bank Holiday Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August. Join the mailing list at www.southwestfour.com to hear all the latest news and gossip first, as we keep the line-up announcements coming thick and fast throughout April! Having sold out weeks prior to last year’s event, the demand for tickets is even greater this year with the festival stretching across two days. The entire Early Bird day ticket allocation have already sold out with the weekend tickets soon to follow! Standard Day Tickets are now on sale priced £40 + booking fee with weekend tickets currently priced £72.50. Do not miss it!