Event Preview: South West Four 2017

Date: 26th – 27th August 2017 | Location: Clapham Common, London

This bank holiday weekend London’s biggest dance festival returns…


SW4 has become something of a stalwart in the dance music scene. Taking place on Carnival weekend, the festival is seemingly a continuation on all that is diverse and welcoming about London’s dance music scene – something desperately needed in these somewhat devise times.

Impressively and unsurprisingly Saturdays sold out event is a ‘who’s who’ of dance music behemoths that jump across genres. On the main stage, highlights are sure to come from sets from Sigma and Pendulum both whose catchy drum and bass sound will sure to be as noisy as they are nostalgic – especially for Pendulum whose billing is something of a coup.


Ants host the indoor arena and heir lineup is nothing short of monumental – acquiring the excellent Solomun alongside tech – house favourite Patrick Topping. Further down the legendary Sasha pits his skills against Joris Voorn. If this isn’t too much to handle the stage is headlined by Eric Prydz. Impressive, isn’t it?


If you are heading for the weekend the lineup shows no sign of letting up Sunday – the main stage is hosted by Deadmau5, again a standout name for SW4 and a man whose live shows have attained almost mythical status. Further down, Sub-Focus bring their live show after a superb innings in the tent last year.


Amnesia take over the big top Sunday and bring with them two Ibiza stalwarts and current residents on the White Island – Sven Vath and Marco Carola. The two are propped up by special guests and Circoloco residents The Martinez Brothers and Loco Dice.


R1 dance’s B-Traits has put together another strong lineup that continues to entice fans; Dusky being their immersive live show to headline alongside John Digweed and Yotto.


Once again those at SW4 have put together an impressive lineup in an event that is sure to be unmissable.

More info – http://southwestfour.com/

South West Four Festival, SWWWords By: Tom Wiltshire