After the unfortunate but legendary events of last time, Gatecrasher have secured the services of 2010 superstar AfroJack once again on December 27th.
The Dutch born DJ and producer is the highest new entry in DJMag’s Top 100 poll this year, and for good reason. A number of his own tunes and remixes for the likes of Wall Recordings and Ministry of Sound have smashed up party-happy dancefloors the world over during 2010 and collaborations with superstars like David Guetta, Laidback Luke and Steve Angello have also seen his stock rise. His blend of house, techno, tech and minimal has seen him play everywhere from Brazil to Australia, Singapore to Dubai.
In fact, he should have even played for Gatecrasher before but, despite his own herculean efforts, didn’t quite manage to, here’s what happened….
Afrojack Private Jet Drama
Leeds Gatecrasher Gig to be Reschduled so Disappointed Fans Won't Miss Out
Holland’s hottest DJ has today apologised to thousands of clubbers after failing to arrive at his debut gig at Gatecrasher Seven on the 11th September. Gatecrasher advised clubbers that the gig will be rescheduled and all tickets for the 11th September will be valid for this night.
The capacity crowd waited patiently at the sell-out gig to witness the genius DJ at work, but Afrojack’s journey from Rotterdam proved the most difficult of his career. After working in Holland, the DJ/Producer ran late and missed his flight.
Cancelling his Gatecrasher debut was not an option so Afrojack (got the black AMEX out and) chartered a private jet to get him safely to the club on time. Whilst in mid-air, the pilot was told he could not land in Leeds and the nearest airport was Doncaster-Sheffield. Still not deterred Gatecrasher booked a car to meet him there.
When the Dutchman finally arrived at Doncaster airport at 3am he was then subject to a full customs check. To top it off, the driver Gatecrasher had booked to him pick up was pulled ( driving at high speed narrowly missing a ban ) by police after battling to get there on time. After completing his customs check Afrojack cleared the airport at 4.00am, too late to get to the Leeds gig. Gatecrasher and the Dutchman took the decision that a 5am arrival would not be fair to the ticket holders as many had waited since 11pm for his 1am start so a rescheduled date was agreed.
This gig was a massive coup for Gatecrasher and both Afrojack and Gatecrasher are devastated it did not happen so we are pleased to announce this rescheduled gig!
Gatecrasher and Afrojack would like to thank all customers their patience and we look forward to welcoming them to the return show. Tickets for the gig on the 11th September will now be valid for the new Afrojack date on December 27th at Gatecrasher 7 full details will be posted on www.gatecrasher.com
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