A bunch of acts have been confirmed for Phat 11 already, with a definite trend towards large Dubstep acts this year. Hoping for some more big name DnB acts, but we'll see....read on for the current list...Read the full post..
The Phat 10 Festival, the South Islands phattest 4-day New Years Party to be staged in the scenic wild Inangahua Valley on the West Coast, will feature the biggest breakbeat act on the planet today “PENDULUM”. The 4 original members ANSCENIC, SPEED, EL HORNET & MC VERSE will be bringing a cutdown version of their legendary live show including a massive visual element to test out the new material off their forthcoming album due out in March next year. Gareth McGrillen, founding member of the group, in an interview this week states “ we like to preview our new tunes on our home turf in Australia before each new release & Phat10 will get the first & exclusive experience of the new look Pendulum. We’re bringing our own visual people with a new setup, 2 of us playing Ableton Live with samples & electronic elements, El Hornet DJing & Verse MCing, a very high energy fusion of live beat mixing combining the best of the live & DJ sets”.
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Phatclub have just announced they signed up the legendary HYPE & DADDY EARL to bring in the New Year at midnight during PHAT10 - early bird tickets are now sold out - so as of now full price tix will be available nationwide through the Cosmic Corner Stores as well as the website......lots more goodies to come with further announcements in June! ..Read the full post..
Heads up! Phat10 is coming and the Everyman Records ticketing website will be selling the limited 500 max earlybirds to Phat10 @ $155 + booking fee ($160 total). It wiill be opened up this Friday (17th) night approx 5pm.....once these are gone the price will move to full price - $235 + $7 booking fee!..Read the full post..
Well Phat lovers, it's time to peddle our hazy memories back a couple of notches and dip back to the madness of the festival that was Phat 09.....for those that find the task challenging, worry not!!! The blank spaces shall be filled (Or we will just make something up which will be just as interesting)..Read the full post..
Joachim has a chat to the Upbeats about Bringing in the New year at Phat09 once again, the commitment of the punters at Phat, their plans for the new year and who would win out of a fight between a Wolf and a Snake. Click 'More' to see the clip...Read the full post..
Joachim has a chat with Matty C of Concord Dawn about life, touring, sexual depravity and what he loves about New Zealand, amongst other random junk. Click 'More' to see the clip...Read the full post..
Special Features C4, 8.30pm TONIGHT; either channel 12 SKY or Freeview, catch a nice snippit on phat09 & score giveaways from the Upbeats, Salmonella Dub & Organikismness. ..Read the full post..
This year, festivities will be headed up by Croydon’s early dubstep architects turned global sensations Skream and Benga, the Netherland’s cross genre musical mad scientists Noisia, emerging liquid drum and bass sensation Lynx, self confessed breaks party animals Breakfastaz, metal sampling breakcore auteur Aaron Spectre aka Drumcorps, and most importantly a true cross Atlantic drum and bass showdown between the UK scene leaders Andy C and MC Lowqui and America’s finest, Dieselboy and MC Messinian. And of course, let’s not forget local stalwarts Concord Dawn, State of Mind, Bulletproof, Timmy Schumacher, Paddy Free, Agent Alvin, MC Kyla and P-Money .
Beyond the DJ circuit, expect live appearances from The Upbeats (with a burlesque dance troupe!), Salmonella Dub, Katchafire, New Zealand music’s man of the moment Tiki Taane, Olmecha Supreme, Minuit and Bondi Beach based dub, jazz, hip hop sensations Budspells and sixty three so other bands, djs and MCs, performing over two different back-to-back, light and sound show extravaganza scale arenas guaranteed to take you on a divergent, but always enjoyable musical journey.
What else? Hot showers, flush toilets, licensed bars, eftpos, massive range of food stalls, free drinking water, supervised swimming holes and one hell of a light and sound extravaganza!
Phat 09 will be, as it always is, one of New Zealand’s premier outdoor New Years Eve music festivals. Its one hell of a party, but with all the relaxation luxuries you could possibly require between rounds on the dance-floor; bloody perfect!
30th of December to 2nd of January in Inangahua; it’s all going down.
Tickets are selling fast so get yours now to avoid disappointment!
PHAT 09, NYE 2008; BRING IT!
Oh and check out our revamped website for all you ticketing and info needs: www.phatclub.co.nz (warning - large site, dialup users beware)
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