South West Four Weekender (SW4)

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South West Four a.k.a SW4 is a two day city festival that takes place in Clapham Common, London, UK. The event is named after Clapham's post code. It started in 2001 as an intimate gathering of local residents, a couple hundred, that got together to party. 2004 saw the first official event get organised, making the festival a fairly young one. It's unusual to have a electronic music festival in the centre of a city, especially in a big one like London.

With it's introduction of later opening hours, the event brings a total of 20 hours of the best DJ's and live electronic acts. Traditionally the festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend every year.

Vibe

SW4 can be compared to other similar EDM festivals held in cities, like Electric Daisy Carnival, or Amsterdam's Electronic Family Festival.

Line-up

Saturday: On the main stage Above & Beyond, Alesso and more will be playing with New World Punx as very special guests.

Sunday: Deadmau5, Eric Prydz and more will be playing with Pusha T as a very special guest.

For a full list of the line-up click here

Stages and other entertainment

Unlike previous years, the 2014 edition of SW4 will close later at 10.40pm. The official after-party on Saturday will take place at the Ministry of Sound, and has Laidback Luke headlining. The official after-party on Sunday will take place at the Electric Brixton and has Eric Prydz head-lining. Tickets for both events have to be bought separately here.

Tickets

  • Saturday Only: £55
  • Sunday Only: £55
  • Weekend £105

Tickets can be purchased via this link.

VIP

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Children

This is an 18 and over event.

Disability Access

The festival is fully accessible to wheelchair users and it includes disabled toilets.

Weather

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Location

South West Four Weekender is held in Clapham Common, in South London.

Local Information

While the festival will let you know about official after parties they are involved with, be sure to keep an eye out for anyone handing out flyers for more independent events if after party tickets sell out.

Travel

  • BY TUBE: The nearest London Underground tube station is Clapham Common, which is on the Nothern Line (Zone 2). The festival will then be clearly signposted as you exit the station.
  • BY TRAIN: The nearest National Rail train station is Clapham High Street, with trains running to and from London Victoria or London Bridge.
  • BY BUS: The following buses pass the festival site: By Day and Mid Evening: 35, 37, 88, 137, 155, 255, 345, 355, 417 / Night Bus: N35, N37, N155, N137, N345
  • BY AIR: The closest airport is London Heathrow which has it's own tube station, alternatively London Gatwick is also reachable via train.

Accommodation

SW4 is a non camping festival, however there are plenty of hostels and hotels in the surrounding area.

What to wear

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Camping

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Site Information

The opening and closing times for each event is 12.00pm - 10.30pm.There is no entry after 9.00pm!

Food and drink

Food and drink will be provided inside the festival. Alcohol or soft drinks in cans or bottles will not be allowed into the festival. Non-alcoholic beverages in cups less than 0.5 litres in size are allowed inside.

Perform at the festival

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Volunteer or work

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Drugs and security

Do to pick-pockets in the past, security will be checking bags and any individuals deemed to be suspicious.

Stream online

Check out the [email protected] website, who will be broadcasting the festival LIVE for the third year running.

Mobile Apps

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Trivia

Calling Festival also takes place in Clapham Common.

Past lineups

2012: Chase And Status (live), Carl Cox and Erick Morillo. The second round included Benny Benassi, Eric Prydz and 2 Many Dj's. To view the full line-up, click here.