The August bank holiday weekend just got a little more exciting as The Chemical Brothers have been confirmed as headliners for London's SW4 festival. This year's electronic music event, which takes place on Clapham Common, is being billed by organisers as the most "ambitious" to date.
Bringing the two-day festival to a close, The Chemical Brothers will top the main stage bill on 28 August. Confirming their anticipated performance, the band, which consists of Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands, said in a statement: "We're both delighted to be playing at SW4 in London in the summertime. It has been a long time, too long. See you there!"
Teasing plans for the upcoming event, organisers said the 2016 line-up features "the biggest headliners in SW4 history", adding: "2016 is set to be our most ambitious instalment yet again." SW4 2016 will kick off on 27 August and brings the summer to a close. Pre-sale tickets will be made available from 27 January at 9am, while they will go on general sale on 29 January at 9am.
The Chemical Brothers have played a pivotal part in the shaping of electronic music since their debut album, Exit Planet Dust, was released in 1995. The duo have since clocked up six number one albums in the UK and seven top 10 singles. With their SW4 headline set, fans will undoubtedly appreciate the opportunity to hear songs from their 2015 album, Born In The Echoes, live.
Other acts confirmed to perform with live sets include Booka Shade, Hunter/Game, Joseph Capriati, Recondite and Sasha Sven Vath.