South West Four Festival 2006 Event Report

Following two years of sell out events the South West Four festival returns in 2006 spread over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. As part of the Metro Weekender 2006, Saturday 26th saw the beginning of the weekend at Clapham Common home in London for the third year welcoming 20,000 dance music fans. On Sunday 27th August SW4 brought some of the biggest names in dance to Coopers Field, Bute Park in Cardiff.

The Metro Weekender, born in 2005, may not be the most advanced music concept, but it is still very popular, with tickets sold out for a second year running. The general line up may have been predictable but the draw of Carl Cox, who rarely plays in London, in a park on a summer evening proved enough to attract a diverse crowd. The usual UK festival suspects were in attendance, with the Metro team deciding not to take many musical risks.


LONDON – Sat 26th
(Clapham Common / 12pm – 9pm)
20,000 Capacity

Outdoor Arena:
Carl Cox & Friends, Paul Oakenfold, John Digweed, Sander Kleinenberg (DVDJ Set), James Zabiela, Stanton Warriors, Desyn Masiello.

Arena Two: Essential London
(In association with Dig Deeper, Harlem Nights & Type)
Pete Tong, Steve Lawler, Seb Fontaine, Danny Howells, The Shapeshifters Live – Uk Debut!, Nic Fanciulli

Arena Three: Heatuk, Serious & The Gallery:
(Part of Serious 10th Birthday Celebrations in conjunction with Heat & The Gallery)
Judge Jules, Mauro Picotto, Tall Paul, Fergie, Matt Hardwick, Sander Van Doorn, Ian Betts

Arena Four: Ibizan Underground
In association with Push, The White House and
Mr C, Smokin Jo, Tim Sheridan, Jo Mills, Clive Henry + Oliver Lang

CARDIFF – Sun 27th
(Coopers Field, Bute Park / 12pm – 11pm)
15,000 Capacity

Main Outdoor Stage:
Carl Cox & Friends, Paul Oakenfold, Armin Van Buuren, John Digweed, Pete Tong, Steve Lawler, Seb Fontaine, Hybrid, Benny Benassi & Paolo Mojo

Arena Two:
(In conjunction with Time Flies. The Gallery & Bionic)
Fergie, Mauro Picotto, Tall Paul, Lisa Lashes, Matt Hardwick, Dave Eaves, Cally & Juice, Stu Grady, Brian M Vs Mcbunn

Arena 3: L'america Meets Cool House
Sandy Rivera, Danny Howells, Desyn Masiello, Craig Bartlett, Dave Mills, Gareth Hopkins, Matt Joy, Rick Latham (Catapult)

South West Four London, Saturday 26th August 2006
Clapham Common, London, 12pm – 9pm
Capacity 20,000

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South West Four Festival 2006 Event Report

September 8, 2006 at 8:30 PM CEST

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