Pete Tong announced as Musical Director

Ringing true with the original film, Pete Tong has been confirmed as Musical Director for the project and will kick off the series with a bang!

Twenty years on from the 1999 cult classic, a brand-new immersive adaptation of Human Traffic is coming to London’s Printworks with 18 shows running between 22nd May – 13th June and the first wave of the line-up for the series has just been announced. 

Ringing true with the original film, Pete Tong has been confirmed as Musical Director for the project and will kick off the series with a bang by headlining the red carpet opening night on 22nd May, along with very special guests Boys Own Productions, Farley & Heller, X-Press 2, Alison Limerick Live, DJ Aphrodite and some very special guests who will be announced soon. 

Speaking about his involvement, Pete explains:

“As the original music director of the film, I am delighted to return to the same role for the live experience. This film has stood the test of time because all the emotions and feelings we have, that excitement before a night out tracks that keep us on the dance floor and then wanting to do it all again come the next weekend, it hasn’t changed.” 

Music for the rest of the series will be delivered by dance music royalty, including multi-Grammy-winning William Orbit, King of 90’s Ibiza Judge Jules, rave pioneer Danny Rampling, Kraftwerk’s Wolfgang Flür, Playaz head honcho DJ Hype, London’s iconic club The End’s Layo & Bushwacka! and Mr C, Godfathers of D&B Fabio & Grooverider, who will be doing a reggae to rage set, acid jazz legends The Brand New Heavies, Tall Paul, Brandon Block, Lisa Loud, Saytek LIVE, Visage Live with Rusty Egan, Danny Gould, Andy Manston, The Secret DJ, Steve Lee, Huck Finn and Kyri Markou, alongside previously announced Paul Oakenfold, MC Neat, Kele Le Roc, Sweet Female Attitude and many more. 

Phase 2 of the line-up is due to drop very soon and promises not to disappoint at all! 

Some of the biggest brands in dance music and underground culture have also been revealed to host the series including Clockwork Orange, Perfecto, award winners Hip Hop Brunch London, Rompa’s Reggae Shack, Rinse presents AKA Orange, Promised Land and The House and Garage Orchestra. 

Please see editors’ notes for full break down. 

Nice one, Bruva! 

Human Traffic Live is a four-tiered, multi-sensory experience comprised of an immersive theatrical live performance and fully programmed post show party line-up, a 90’s culture exhibition, the UK’s largest themed indoor street food & bar pop up, a true celebration of British 90’s culture. 

Curated by a team of established names within the music, theatre and live event sectors and committed to producing a truly unique show with immense production values, CEO & Founder Deborah Parsons and producers Philip Burgin and Julian Stoneman have appointed Kim Gavin as Artistic Director of the Human Traffic Live show. Kim is widely known for his portfolio of works, including being Creative Director of the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games & opening and closing of London 2012 Paralympic Games. Global phenomena Joe Crossley will also join the team. Joe, a TED talk regular on digital art forms, has been selected as Digital Art Director following his iconic work for The Man at Burning Man festival and Arcadia’s Pangea at Glastonbury. 

Subculture personality Ron Elliston sits as trusted consultant to the production. Nick Stevenson Managing Director of Wasted Talent (Mixmag – Kerrang! – The Face) has also been supporting the production since its early planning stages. Alon Shulman, author of the 

‘The Second Summer of Love: How Dance Music Took Over the World’, is acting as special advisor to the production. 

This show ‘will turn Hare Krishna into a bad-boy’! 

LINE-UP ANNOUNCED SO FAR 

FRIDAY 22ND MAY - THE BIG RED CARPET OPENING NIGHT 

Pete Tong, Boys Own Productions, Farley & Heller, X-Press 2, (Rocky, Diesel & Ashley Beedle - 6 deck show), Alison Limerick Live, DJ Aphrodite, Micky Finn and some very special guests TBA 

SATURDAY 23RD MAY - CLOCKWORK ORANGE 

Judge Jules, Danny Rampling, DJ Tall Paul, Danny Clockwork, Andy Manston, Brandon Block, DJ Lisa Loud and more guests TBA 

SUNDAY 24TH MAY - A VERY SPECIAL LGBTQ+ TO BE ANNOUNCED! 

MONDAY 25TH MAY (BANK HOLIDAY) - HIP HOP BRUNCH LONDON – TO BE ANNOUNCED! 

WEDNESDAY 27TH MAY - PARTY WITH THE HOUSE & GARAGE ORCHESTRA 

MC Neat & JJ, Kele Le Roc, Sweet Female Attitude, Lonyo, Lifford, Shillingford, 3 of a Kind, Denzee & Shelley Nelson 

THURSDAY 28TH MAY - DROPPING SOME ACID JAZZ 

The Brand New Heavies, plus very special guests TBA! 

FRIDAY 29TH MAY - TBA 

Plus special guests to come 

SATURDAY 30TH MAY - RETURN TO THE PROMISED LAND 

Layo & Bushwacka!, Mr C, The Secret DJ, Kyri Markou, Steve Lee, Huck Finn 

SUNDAY 31ST MAY - REGGAE ROAST – HUGE REGGAE LINE UP TO BE ANNOUNCED! 

WEDNESDAY 3RD JUNE - PARTY WITH THE HOUSE & GARAGE ORCHESTRA 

MC Neat & JJ, Kele Le Roc, Sweet Female Attitude, Lonyo, Lifford, Shillingford, 3 of a Kind, Denzee & Shelley Nelson 

THURSDAY 4TH JUNE – THE PIONEERS OF ELECTRONICA 

William Orbit, Wolfgang Flür (ex-Kraftwerk), Visage Live with Rusty Egan, & Saytek live plus guests TBA 

FRIDAY 5TH JUNE - RINSE PRESENTS AKA ORANGE 

AKA Orange (Geeneus & Headliner TBA!), DJ Hype (Playaz), Uncle Dugs presents #RCFFLIVE, Ragga Twins, Shabba D, Det & Navigator, DJ Slipmatt & Dougal, MC Whizzkid, MC Chalkie White, 2 Bad Mice, Altern8, Awesome 3, Angie Brown, Rozalla, Rachel Wallace, Liquid, SL2 & Stage Invaders Dancers 

SATURDAY 6TH JUNE – TO BE ANNOUNCED! PHASE 2 

SUNDAY 7TH JUNE – TO BE ANNOUNCED! PHASE 2 

WEDNESDAY 10TH JUNE - PARTY WITH THE HOUSE & GARAGE ORCHESTRA 

MC Neat & JJ, Kele Le Roc, Sweet Female Attitude, Lonyo, Lifford, Shillingford, 3 of a Kind, Denzee & Shelley Nelson 

THURSDAY 11TH JUNE – BIG BEATS LINE UP TO BE ANNOUNCED! PHASE 2 

SATURDAY 13TH JUNE – MASSIVE D&B LINE UP TO BE ANNOUNCED! PHASE 2 

SUNDAY 14TH JUNE - CLOSING PARTY - PAUL OAKENFOLD PRESENTS PERFECTO 

Paul Oakenfold plus VERY special Perfecto Guests TBA 

A Lost Weekend presents Human Traffic.Live Printworks 

London, SE16 7PJ 

22nd May - 13th June 2020 

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