South West Four Tenth Anniversary With Armin Van Buuren

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Ten years of South West Four. Ten years as the UK’s premiere inner city dance festival. Ten years of unforgettable memories, spectacular performances and the world’s greatest electronic artists descending on South West London.

 This August Bank Holiday Weekend all roads will again lead to Clapham Common, for what Carl Cox has called the “crowning glory” of London’s clubbing calendar.

Carrying forward the culminated hysteria that nine previous years of South West Four has created, the 2013 instalment is guaranteed to be an extraordinary festival experience for all in attendance. This landmark occasion will be celebrated with the biggest lineup SW4 has ever showcased, crammed full of exclusive sets and one-off performances. Incredible, world class talent will be supported by even greater production as South West Four raises the bar yet again.

Coming off the back of last summer’s hugely successful and completely sold out South West Four, our tenth anniversary will prove to be another memorable weekend for everyone involved. 2012 featured an array of exceptional talent such as Chase & Status, Skrillex, Carl Cox, Public Enemy, Knife Party, Erick Morillo, Paul van Dyk, Eric Prydz and 2 Many DJs, with clubbers from across the UK and beyond making the pilgrimage to Clapham Common. 

2013 will witness the return of many SW4 favourites, as well as numerous new faces who take to the Clapham stage for the very first time. Put simply, there is simply no better way to end the summer…

On Saturday 24th August, the world’s no.1 DJ Armin van Buuren makes his hugely anticipated return to South West Four for his only UK festival appearance this year. Driven by an unbridled and relentless passion for music, Armin’s London performances are always an unforgettable affair. With an ability to connect with huge crowds like no other, to witness a set of van Buuren’s is to be completely blown away. Soaked in lasers and embedded in an unforgiving sound system, expect a seamless mixing performance full of the melodic and uplifting sounds that he has come immortalised for. 

Having just completed another award-winning twelve months, Armin will return to the British metropolis at the height of the summer and the peak of his success. 2012 witnessed the Dutch powerhouse pick up the #1 spot in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 poll for the fifth time, more than any other DJ. Furthermore he cleaned up the honours at the International Dance Music Awards winning ‘Best Global DJ’, ‘Best Trance Track’, ‘Best Radio Mix Show DJ’, ‘Best Podcast’ and ‘Best Global Record Label’. Add to this a hugely successful radio show that unites over thirty million listeners across the globe every week and an intense touring schedule and it’s clear that Armin is in huge demand wherever he can be heard.

Armin’s return to South West Four represents his biggest ever London performance. One of the largest and most loyal fan bases in electronic music will descend on the city from far and wide, as a sea of arms unite for what promises to be one of the most illustrious DJ sets London has ever seen.

Published on 19 February 2013 by Ben Robinson

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