PETE DOHERTY TO DITCH GUITAR FOR DECKS AT DANCE FESTIVAL
BABYSHAMBLES, ORDINARY BOYS, FRANZ FERDINAND FUTUREHEADS, BELLE AND SEBASTIAN & SHIT DISCO TO DJ AT SUMMER SOUNDSYSTEM 2007
Indie hell-raiser PETE DOHERTY is set to ditch his guitar for a pair of decks taking to the stage for an exclusive DJ set as part of the UK’s most innovative dance festival GATECRASHER’S SUMMER SOUNDSYSTEM 2007 at Lotherton Hall in Leeds on 27th May.
GATECRASHER today announced that DOHERTY is to headline the TEENAGE KICKS POWERED BY VK ARENA alongside Britain’s hottest art-rockers who will become dance floor destructionists for one evening only. The arena reads like a who’s who of British indie stars turned DJs. PETE, representing his band BABYSHAMBLES, is joined by PRESTON from Brighton-based indie-punkers THE ORDINARY BOYS, PAUL THOMSON from Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND, ROSS & JAFF from post-punk throwbacks THE FUTUREHEADS, Scottish indiestalwarts BELLE & SEBASTIAN and super-cool punk funksters SHIT DISCO. Showcasing an eclectic and riotous range of alternative music from these provocative artists whose DJ sets, the arena will provide a new edgy, option for rebellious clubbers.
The indie artists will play alongside the very best global dance DJs including JUDGE JULES / MAURO PICOTTO / MR SCRUFF / FABIO & GROOVERIDER / TIMO MAAS / ANDY C / MARCO V / DAVE PEARCE / LISA PIN-UP / K90 and CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE at the festival which is to be staged across 8 diverse arenas - the TEENAGE KICKS ARENA POWERED BY VK/RADIO 1 / CRASHER ARENA, HED KANDI ARENA, GOODGREEF vs SUNDISSENTIAL ARENA, THE METROPOLIS / AWOL ARENA, FEDERATION ARENA/DIRTY DISCO ARENA and the newly added VK OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE
Simon Raine, MD of Gatecrasher commented;
“ There has always been a unique crossover between the world’s of dance and indie music and we want to celebrate this at Summer Sound System in a way that is unique and fits with the whole dance festival culture. There is some quite anarchic about members of coolest UK bands becoming DJs, you never know what musical style or sound may come up with!”
GATECRASHER promises to reinvigorate clubland with a spectacular event. Remember the best outdoor dance party you’ve ever been to and you still won’t be close. Anticipate the beautiful, sweeping grounds of historic Lotherton Hall, decadent musical moments, a magical garden-party atmosphere, awe-inspiring video imagery, breathtaking lighting and sound throughout 8 themed arenas and you’re getting closer. Designed by clubbers for clubbers SUMMER SOUND SYSTEM 2007 promises to be THE OUTDOOR CLUBBERS’ EVENT OF THE YEAR.
THE SUMMER SOUND SYSTEM 2007 will be broadcast live on Radio 1 during Dave Pearce’s Dance Anthems between 7 and 9pm and live on digital urban station BBC 1 Xtra broadcasting Bailey’s show between midnight and 2am.
Tickets are on sale now and are priced £37.50 plus booking fee. Tickets are available from the Gatecrasher web-site www.gatecrasher.com/tickets or by calling 08704 28 27 26.
For clubbers the length and breadth of the country, something
has been missing.
The wait is over.
MAY 27TH 2007 – GATECRASHER –THE SUMMER SOUND SYSTEM IS BACK
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THE SUMMER SOUND SYSTEM 2007
LOTHERTON HALL/ ABERFORD/ LEEDS / LS25 3EB
SUNDAY 27TH MAY 2007 – 5PM UNTIL 6AM
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