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Following yesterday’s bombshell that Andy C will play the outdoor main stage in total darkness, today sees us continue with the unveiling of phase three and welcome his pioneering RAM Records back to host the gargantuan indoor main stage on Saturday 27th August. Responsible for developing drum and bass’ most promising breakthrough talent into the genre’s greatest artists over the years, RAM simply stands in a league of its own. From releasing seminal, timeliness classics to hosting international arenas and residencies, the imprint’s success is second to none. Last year saw them host a stage in one of the festival greatest ever highlights, this year they’re back with even bigger attack.
This summer will see the label arrive with an even bigger assault of the senses as they land with eleven drum and bass stalwarts ready to rock Clapham Common to its very core. With Netsky [Live], Flux Pavilion [Live], Noisia and Friction already announced, we can now reveal a further seven artists and proudly present the full RAM Records arena line up for an even bigger 2016 showcase…
Hailing from Belgium and firmly marked as one of Europe’s top talents, Netsky [Live] has confirmed South West Four as his only London festival performance of 2016. Joining us for his first UK festival performance since that unforgettable display, there’s no better time for him to unleash his talents in an ultra-rare live appearance. He headlines the RAM stage as one of our favourite ever live performers and with brand new music on the horizon this is not to be missed.
Hailing from the underground with standout crossover abilities, we’re extremely pleased to announce that Nick Douwma aka Sub Focus will also join this illustrious drum and bass line-up. After transforming the face of the scene with his game-changing productions and impressive performances, Sub Focus stands tall as one of the genres greatest ever exports. His relationship with RAM has seen him grow into the global phenomenon he is today and with a reunion on the horizon at SW4, this is huge.
Hailing from South London, Wilkinson has confirmed that he will return to South West Four for his exclusive homecoming performance on Saturday 27th August. Last year saw the RAM favourite deliver a spectacular show on the Common, backed up by an unforgettable display of his huge feel-good summer anthems. After headlining a RAM NYE 2015 to a sold out Brixton Academy, the demand for his return is unbelievable. With his latest track ‘Flatline’ ft Wretch 32 agining huge momentum, there’s no stopping his runaway success.
Circus Records founder Flux Pavilion has chosen South West Four as the exclusive date for his mesmerizingly immersive live summer appearance for what a landmark date in his ever-growing career. After providing the capital with a ground-breaking performance at Ministry of Sound in Dolby Atmos last weekend, we can officially reveal that he joins us the stage’s very special guest. To say this is going to be special would be an understatement, prepared to be amazed.
Mastering an uncompromisingly original and emotional sound, the Dutch trio of Noisia are renowned for their unparalleled technical skill and instantly recognisable techniques. They return to London this August to present their brilliant live show for the first time at SW4 making this one of the stage’s most exciting prospects. Their performance alongside Wilkinson at RAM NYE 2015 has also gone down in drum and bass history making their return all the more mouth-watering.
Camo & Krooked have enjoyed an incredible rise to the top of the ever-changing world of electronic music thanks to their unparalleled inimitable style of fusing boundary-pushing sounds. After proving their position at the top of the scene for over a decade, the Austrian duo return to SW4 after setting the RAM arena alight with their hugely popular drum and bass productions. To say we’re excited to bring them back is an understatement.
After landing at SW4 in 2015 and bringing the full Reprazent crew for a landmark live performance, 2016 sees the return of one of drum and bass’ most respected figures. After reuniting in celebration of their influential imprint Full Cycle, SW4 is pleased to announce the arrival of a truly timeless act. Joining the RAM stage on Saturday 27th August, we are excited to reveal that Full Cycle presents Roni Size & DJ Krust will arrive exclusively on Clapham Common.
Favoured for the chaotic carnage, anarchy and disorder witnessed in his previous Clapham Common displays, it’s easy to understand why we’ve invited one of the most revered names in the game back for more of his bone-shaking beats. Loaded with an extensive armoury of drum and bass classics, Friction has also exclusively confirmed to join RAM at SW4.
Arguably one of the most exciting talents currently rising out of the RAM Records camp, SW4 is excited to bring Toronto’s Rene La Vice to Clapham Common for the very first time. Favoured for this forward-thinking beats including ‘Lights Out’ and ‘Play with Fire’, the entire scene waits for baited breath for his next move.
â€‹Fresh from releasing their debut album ‘Paradise Lost’ on RAM earlier this month, inviting Delta Heavy to join us at SW4 was inevitable. As big fans of their trademark sound at here SW4 HQ, we can’t wait to see what the duo have in store for SW4. Armed with new music and plenty of surprises, there’s no doubt this will be worth the wait!
Completing RAM’s onslaught for 2016 is one of its favourite and most talented producers. His presence across the capital is not unknown, with a catalogue of standout deliveries including Brixton Academy’s RAM NYE 2015 etched at the forefront of our minds. Joining us last but by no means least, SW4 please get ready for the return of Culture Shock.