For the first time ever leading promoters Metropolis and Wax:On join forces to present a fresh new winter clubbing season in the UK, spanning across three nights of phenomenal dubstep, drum ‘n’ bass electro, techno, and electronica. Taking place at Leeds University Union Complex across September, October and November, Trilogy will play host to 15,000 dance fans from across the UK and confirm Metropolis and Wax:On as two of UK’s leading club promoters. With ticket prices starting at just £45 for all three nights, Trilogy is set to be a highlight for seasoned clubbers and artists alike.
Part 1 of the Trilogy takes place on Saturday, 24th September 2011 with Nero joining the likes of Aeroplane, Brookes Brothers, Annie Mac, Loefah, Carte Blanche and the multi-award winning Andy C among others. Currently battling for the top spot of the UK singles chart with their latest single release ‘Promises’, Nero has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame. From the debut single release in 2008 through to the release of ‘Promises’ this week the band has clocked up multiple awards and accolades including ‘Hottest Record in the World’ from BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe on two consecutive singles (third single ‘Guilt’ and current single ‘Promises’). Trilogy will also be one of the last times to catch a Nero DJ set before the band embark on their debut live tour. Also no stranger to winning awards, Andy C has been on the receiving end of multiple accolades since 1993 when he collected the ‘Best Hardcore Tune’ at the Hardcore Dance Awards at the tender age of 15. His numerous high profile remix accomplishments include Busta Rhymes ‘Woo Hah!’ (as Origin Unknown – which won Best Remix at the 1996 Muzik Magazine Awards), Adam F ‘Circles’, and Jay-Z ‘Can’t Knock The Hustle’. Andy also won the ‘Best D&B DJ’ award at the National Drum & Bass Awards both last year and this year. Annie Mac needs no introduction. A regular BBC Radio 1 presenter for the past 7 years, Annie Mac got her big break after Mike Davies Googled her name in a presentation only to reveal her moonlighting as a presenter on student radio station SBN. The Annie Mac Mash Up show is famed for playing a new, eclectic and underground mix of new musical genres such as electro, dubstep, d’n’b, hip-hop, and disco.
Part 2 of the Trilogy, which is set to take place on Saturday, 29th October 2011, will feature live sets from, Knife Party and Azari & III. Taking to the decks for the second in the three-part season will be the likes of Magnetic Man’s Artwork, DJ Hype and MC IC3, Friction and masterminds of the current club smash ‘The Bearhug’, The Two Bears. If that’s not enough, BBC Radio 1 DJ’s Zane Lowe and Toddla T have also been confirmed for the line-up, the latter being joined by MC Serocee. Elsewhere on the Part 2 Trilogy line-up, Friendly Fires will be ditching their instruments to make a special DJ appearance and there will be sets from Zinc and others. Having made their debut live on BBC Radio 1’s Ibiza Essential Mix last week, Knife Party are set to make waves in 2012. Knife Party, the new club project of Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen of the Australian dance band Pendulum, have already been responsible for some of the hottest summer dancefloor anthems including a recent remix of Swedish House Mafia’s single ‘Save The World’. Part 2 features some of the hottest new dance talent of the moment. From Knife Party and Azari & III to The Two Bears and Yasmin, these four acts are the toast of Radio 1 with a variety of mixes, mini mixes, singles and albums that are all causing commotion on the airwaves.
The final part of the Trilogy is proud to welcome the legend that is Erol Alkan alongside Skream and Benga who will all be appearing on a line-up that also features the likes of Rusko, Fake Blood and Hudson Mohawke among many others. Taking place on Saturday, 26th November 2011, once again at the Leeds University Union Complex, Trilogy III will also feature Citizen, Loadstar, Roska & Jamie George, Sigma, TC and a live set from TEED. Taking a break from their Magnetic Man duties, Skream and Benga will be performing in their own rights with Skream teaming up with MC Sgt. Pokes and Benga being joined by Youngman MC. Founder of the famous Trash night in London, Erol Alkan has been the stuff of legend almost from the first moment he sneaked out of the window of his parents flat aged 12 to play gigs for a tenner. Whether he’s playing the latest in hardcore thrash or producing delicate anthems of spectral beauty, one thing’s for sure; music, truly fertile music, is never very far from Erol Alkan. Both tipped for big things in 2012, Breakage and Jess Mills are two to watch in the final installation of Trilogy.
“We have been working on the Trilogy concept for quite some time now and we’re really happy to finally get it out in the open. Coming back from a summer which has the seen Metropolis and Wax:On featuring at some of the summers biggest events, such as Global Gathering and Parklife in the UK, and then Hideout in Croatia (which we organised and held stages at), we wanted to organise something on a large scale for our audience during the Autumn period, something that reflected the scale of what we had achieved through summer. We believe with Trilogy we have achieved just that, the line up and concept has taken us a long time to put together and program so we hope you all enjoy what we’ve done!” commented Mark Newton Director of Sound Channel.
The inaugural Trilogy season is the first in an annual series of winter clubbing events from the combined promoter tour de force that is Metropolis and Wax:On and will play host to 15,000 dance fans from across the UK. With tickets priced at £17.50-£22.50 for single tickets or an unfeasibly reasonable £45-£52.50 for a three show ticket, Trilogy offers the best in dance music in the UK right now. The full line-up for each of the three events is as follows and tickets are available from Ticketline, Ticket Arena, Skiddle, Leeds Tickets, Resident Advisor and Data Transmission: