Pete Tong announced as Musical Director + Headliner for Human Traffic.Live at Printworks29 January 2020 - Press release
William Orbit, Wolfganag Flur (Kraftwerk), Judge Jules, Danny Rampling, DJ Hype, Layo & Bushwacka!, Paul Oakenfold, X-Press 2, DJ Aphrodite, Boys Own Productions, Brand New Heavies and 30+ more acts announced
Running for three weeks at Printworks, London from 22nd May -13th June 2020
- A live immersive theatrical performance
- Huge post-show parties
- 90’s culture exhibition
- The UK’s largest themed indoor street food & bar pop-up
Twenty years on from the 1999 cult classic, a brand-new immersive adaptation of Human Traffic is coming to London’s Printworks with 18 shows running between 22nd May – 13th June and the first wave of the line-up for the series has just been announced.
Ringing true with the original film, Pete Tong has been confirmed as Musical Director for the project and will kick off the series with a bang by headlining the red carpet opening night on 22nd May, along with very special guests Boys Own Productions, Farley & Heller, X-Press 2, Alison Limerick Live, DJ Aphrodite and some very special guests who will be announced soon.
Speaking about his involvement, Pete explains: “As the original music director of the film, I am delighted to return to the same role for the live experience. This film has stood the test of time because all the emotions and feelings we have, that excitement before a night out, the tracks that keep us on the dance floor and then wanting to do it all again come the next weekend, it hasn’t changed.”
Music for the rest of the series will be delivered by dance music royalty, including king of 90’s Ibiza Judge Jules, rave pioneer Danny Rampling, multi-Grammy-winning William Orbit, Kraftwerk’s Wolfgang Flur, vocal powerhouse Katy B, Playaz head honcho DJ Hype, London’s iconic club The End’s Layo & Bushwacka! and Mr C, godfathers of D&B Fabio & Grooverider, who will be doing a reggae to rage set, Record breakers Sigma, acid jazz legends The Brand New Heavies, Tall Paul, Brandon Block, Lisa Loud, Saytek LIVE, Visage Live with Rusty Egan, Danny Gould, Andy Manston, The Secret DJ, Steve Lee, Huck Finn and Kyri Markou,alongside previously announced Paul Oakenfold,MC Neat, Kele Le Roc, Sweet Female Attitude and many more.
Phase 2 of the line-up is due to drop very soon and promises not to disappoint!
Some of the biggest brands in dance music and underground culture have also been revealed to host the series including Clockwork Orange, Perfecto, award winners Hip Hop Brunch London, Rompa’s Reggae Shack, Rinse presents AKA Orange, Promised Land and The House and Garage Orchestra.
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Human Traffic.Live is a four-tiered, multi-sensory experience comprised of an immersive theatrical live performance and fully programmed post show party line-up, a 90’s culture exhibition, the UK’s largest themed indoor street food & bar pop up, a true celebration of British 90’s culture.
Curated by a team of established names within the music, theatre and live event sectors and committed to producing a truly unique show with immense production values, CEO & Founder Deborah Parsons and producers Philip Burgin and Julian Stoneman have appointed Kim Gavin as Artistic Director of the Human Traffic Live show. Kim is widely known for his portfolio of works, including being Creative Director of the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games & opening and closing of London 2012 Paralympic Games. Global phenomena Joe Crossley will also join the team. Joe, a TED talk regular on digital art forms, has been selected as Digital Art Director following his iconic work for The Man at Burning Man festival and Arcadia’s Pangea at Glastonbury.
Subculture personality Ron Elliston sits as trusted consultant to the production. Nick Stevenson Managing Director of Wasted Talent (Mixmag– Kerrang! – The Face) has also been supporting the production since its early planning stages. Alon Shulman,author of the ‘The Second Summer of Love: How Dance Music Took Over the World’, is acting as special advisor to the production.
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