Clapham Common in South London was a key venue for many an organized (and disorganized) rave night back in the day, so what better way to bring some sunshine into your mind and wind up the busy festival season in the UK with what promises to be a club-night extravaganza on Sunday 30th August, billed as "Get Loaded In The Park". "No camping, no mud-bath and no re-mortgage plans needed to finance your fun" says the website blurb and they may well be right of course! With the line-up now finalized, who cares what the weather does?
The main attractions are:
Carl Craig's Innerzone Orchestra - One of the true innovators of the Detroit- techno scene and a legend who has mixed ambient, jazz and bleeps with electroclash before it existed, plus classic tracks such as "Bug In The Bassbin", "The Climax" and "The Sound Of Music" released in the 90's.
Roni Size - Another innovator this time in the field of drum n bass who started out releasing jungle with a less aggressive and more jazzy overtone. Tracks such as "It's Jazzy", "Timestretch" and eventually "Brown Paper Bag" and "Bumbakita" have shown just how bloody clever this bloke is. He brings with him the Reprazent crew for this exclusive appearance
Orbital - The Sevenoaks duo bring their head-torches and some of the most influential and timeless electronic of the last 20 years back to one of their many spiritual homes. If you haven't seen Orbital live, do yourself a favour and buy a ticket for this event - it will be worth the money alone. "Chime", "Belfast" and "Halcyon" are still racking up hits on several listening sites like Last FM so expect all ages to get all wet-eyed when the Hartnoll brothers strike up the sequencers once more.
Also do not miss Laurent Garnier, Miss Kittin and a special guest to be announced. DJ sets are catered for by Pendulum, Chase & Status, Felix Da Housecat, Tom Middleton and many others.
Tickets for the one-day bash on Sunday 30th August cost £39 including booking fee, not bad for 3 huge names on 1 bill and several others worthy of your ears and feet!