Channel 4 screening all-night rave on Castlemorton anniversary

By | Published on Friday 27 July 2012

Annie Mac

Channel 4 will stage an all-night ‘house party’ rave to mark the 20th anniversary of what’s looked upon as the ultimate 1990s dance happening, Worcestershire free-for-all Castlemorton Common Festival, which hosted a crowd of 40,000 ravers across one very ‘old skool’ week in 1992.

The six-hour event, which will feature DJ sets by Grandmaster Flash and Annie Mac, will be televised live (and minus any ad breaks) on Channel 4 from midnight on 24 Aug. Described by its organisers as “the ultimate DJ booth”, home viewers (or “social media controllers”, if you can bear to say that) of the show will be able to request tracks and interact via Facebook and Twitter. Graphic designers, animators and video artists will cater to people’s eyes as well as ears via a series of a “visual sets”, too.

Prior to all this at 10pm, actor/DJ/musician Idris Elba will present a screening of ‘How Clubbing Changed The World’, which charts the club scene from its basement beginnings to a culture-altering world moveme… well, you get the idea.