Line-up /The Venue – Goodgreef
Eddie Halliwell (Exclusive Past & Present set)
John O'Callaghan (Producers set)
Adam Sheridan (2001-2007 residency set)
Jordan Suckley (Goodgreef 2010 resident)
Shan (Classics set)
Kris James (2000-2002 Philips Park Hall warm up set)
The Atrium – Goodgreef Xtra Hard
Tidy Boys (Classics set)
Luna (Hardstyle Legend)
Alex Kidd (Original Resident – Exclusive 10 Years of GG set)
Kutski (BBC Radio 1)
Paul Glazby (NW retirement set – Hard House classics)
Rob Tissera (Original GG Guest 2000-2005 set)
Morgan (GGXH 2006-08 residency set)
The Club - Goodgreef Heroes
Elliot Tordoff (Totally Mashed Hoovers & Horns set)
Rascal / Kid aka James Alexander
James Rigby / Liam Wilson
Mark Kovich / Paul Flintoff / Sean Mckenna
It’s a milestone reached with immense pride; clocking up one year is a big deal in clubland but ten is something else. Goodgreef pulls it off this Autumn, marking a decade of throwing the wildest and most raucous Hard dance shows the globe has ever witnessed, covering every base from progressive trance to Hardstyle and all the bits in-between. The celebrations, a two part header at two of the venues which have had strong emotional ties with the club in the past, reflect this organised lunacy brilliantly.
The first is all about the music from the past ten years, encased in one of Goodgreef’s favourite venues, Preston’s 53Degrees. The tunes that have been a crucial part of GG will be showcased in breathtaking fashion, with a host of DJs playing specially themed sets of classics reflecting a different era of the club. International superstars, former residents and even one who has specially put off hanging up his headphones to be part of the show of all shows. It’s sentimentality done with a hard dance twist.
The Venue will showcase the trancier side of Goodgreef’s heritage, with scratch wizard Eddie Halliwell headlining. There since the start, Eddie’s rise as mirrored the meteoric thrust of the club, and he will be playing a set that delivers all the moments of his musical past and present, a misty eyed celebration of hands-in-the-air brilliance alongside more current GG smashes! Also playing is John O’Callagahn, delving deep into the psyche of what makes great trance music for a producers set.
Then it’s the turn of the present and former residents to do their thang. Adam Sheridan will be delivering a set built up truly of classics from his six year stint at GG, foraging deep into his collection to blow the clubbers away. Jordan Suckley represents the now, the latest whizkid to being entrusted with whipping the GG faithful into delirium, while old hands Shan and Kris James bring it.
In the Atrium things get more energetic. The Xtra Hard stage features a classics set from the Tidy Boys, the duo at the helm of hard dance’s most prolific record label Tidy Tax. Making things even fiercer will be Lady Dana, the indomitable queen of Hardstyle, while Alex Kidd will be doing his take on the classic slant, playing a set that combines each moment of his breathtaking decade with the club.
There are further turns from Radio One’s Kutski, Paul Glazby coming especially out of retirement to deliver a brutal ensemble of hard house classics, Rob Tissera showcasing the sound that made him the favourite in the first five years and Morgan playing a set built up from his tenure in 2006-2008 as Goodgreef Xtra Hard resident. A third arena is also being specially added for a one off in the venue, where Goodgreef Heroes will be bringing the hard funk for some very special sets.
Still evergreen and the place where people go to lose their inhibitions, this party will be Goodgreef at its best, hard and fast with a sense of epic fun and reflective of all its glorious past. Anyone who has enjoyed hard dance music during the last ten years, smiled as a rip-roaring breakdown hits, stomped as a bruising bassline thumps in or pumped their fist enthusiastically when a razor groove kicks out, won’t want to be anywhere else. Here’s to the next ten years.