Biggest ever dance line-up coming to Eden Sessions
Superstar DJ Annie Mac and Jon McClure’s Reverend Soundsystem will play a dance extravaganza at the Eden Sessions on July 3, joining Calvin Harris and Audio Bullys in a stacked line-up.
Annie is an acclaimed DJ, hosting nights at some of the world’s top clubs and presenting a prestigious Friday evening Radio One show. She also co-hosts a Sunday evening show on the station with Nick Grimshaw and is a regular contributor to BBC2’s The Culture Show.
The Dublin-born Annie is famed for spinning the best of the underground electronic scene, with a focus on electro, dubstep, drum and bass, hip-hop and disco. She was named Best Female DJ at last year’s National Drum and Bass Awards.
Reverend Soundsystem, the dance wing of Sheffield indie rockers Reverend and the Makers, complete the blockbuster line-up. Frontman Jon McClure started the Soundsystem as a monthly club night at Sheffield’s The Plug and now tours festivals and clubs around the country.
At Eden the Soundsystem will feature the DJ and producer Jagz Kooner. Jagz has worked with bands including Manic Street Preachers, Primal Scream, Kasabian and Massive Attack. Musicians Laura McClure and Marcus Smith will also feature. The Soundsytem will be brought to the Sessions by Cape Farewell and will be playing on a stage in the Mediterannean Biome.
Calvin Harris is one of the most exciting and successful UK dance artists. His two solo albums – I Created Disco and the UK number one Ready for the Weekend – have featured the singles Acceptable in the 80s, The Girls, chart-topper I’m Not Alone as well as the title track from his second record.
Complementing this, Calvin has successfully worked on a number of high-profile collaborations, including Dance Wiv Me with BRIT-winning Dizzee Rascall, a song that was named Best Dancefloor Filler at last year’s NME Awards. Calvin was also nominated in the British Male Solo Artist category at this year’s BRITs.
Audio Bullys, also known as Simon Franks and Tom Dinsdale, released their 2003 debut Ego War to huge acclaim and a top 20 chart position and followed it in 2005 with Generation. The latter featured probably their most famous tune to date - the Nancy Sinatra-sampling Shot You Down, which hit number 3 in the UK singles chart.
Following a hiatus, Audio Bullys released their long-anticipated third album Higher Than the Eiffel at the end of last month, with the promise of an exciting live show to accompany it.
Tjarko Wieringa, Eden Sessions Creative Director, said: “This is one of biggest and best line-ups we've ever had at the Eden Sessions. Calvin, Annie, Audio Bullys and Reverend Soundsystem will give the Eden crowd the cream of their respective dance subgenres, making for one of the best party nights the south west has ever seen.”
Jack Johnson (June 26 – sold out), Mika (June 27), Doves and Mumford & Sons (July 2 - sold out) and Paolo Nutini and Martha Wainwright (July 13 - sold out) are already confirmed as artists for this year’s Sessions. Further announcements on the line-up will be made in due course.
The Sessions are famed not only for bringing top acts to Cornwall but also for their festival feel, with extra bands and entertainers playing around the site in the run-up to the main event. Massage and alternative therapies will also be showcased around Eden on the day of each Session.
The 2010 Sessions will be the ninth season of summer gigs at the Eden Project. Performers in previous years include Oasis, Kasabian, Florence and the Machine, Vampire Weekend, Paul Weller, Hot Chip, Muse, Editors, Snow Patrol, Basement Jaxx, Amy Winehouse, Moby, PJ Harvey and The Verve.
Tickets for the Calvin Harris, Annie Mac, Audio Bullys and Reverend Soundsystem Session are on sale now, priced at £35 plus booking fee. To buy tickets visit www.edensessions.com or call the Eden box office on 01726 811972.