Widely regarded as the 'new kid' on the weekender scene, the SSW goes from strength to strength, having moved to a new venue — the Park Hall Hotel in Preston, England — having grown out of its former Dumfries home.
SSW has established itself as one of the favourite events for music-lovers that enjoy underground soul and house music. Hailed as 'The Friendliest Weekender In The UK', DJ Mag can see how it attracts clubbers from all over the world. With some of the world's best DJs being announced this year, be sure not to miss it!
The line-up this year is massive. Over 60 DJs are confirmed including Claptone (pictured), the mysterious masked house DJ who burst onto the scene with his EP titled 'She Loves You' in 2011. Danny Krivit the house and disco veteran from NYC is also down, Crazy P, Jimpster, Horse Meat Disco's Luke Howard, Graeme Park, Inland Knights, Fish Go Deep and Groove Assassin are among those bringing the sounds to the north-west of England.
There will also be some very rare live performances from legendary American soul artists. For instance, Ann Sexton, who's best known for her tracks like 'You've Been Gone Too Long' and 'You're Losing Me'. Also on the bill is Garfield Fleming, vocal kings of house music Michael Watford and Ce Ce Rogers. SSW have also announced that Big Brooklyn Red will be making his UK debut.
SSW4 has been curated by former DJ Mag contributor Yogi Haughton, a legend in the soulful house scene. See him in the video below.
Not only is this line-up big, so are the speakers! The main arena is equipped with 50k of VOID/NEXUS BASS and the other four arenas and rooms equpped with 30k VOID/NEXUS. Situated at the Park Hall Hotel just off the M6, it also makes it one of the easiest places to get to in the UK, with both Liverpool and Manchester aiports in close proximity. There are even after-parties on the Sunday for those that want even more... More SSW info here
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