Image: Hernan Cattaneo
Saturday 5th October witnesses Liverpool clubnight Freeze go back to their roots. Having took the Freeze brand to St Georges Hall and Liverpool Cathedral in recent years, inviting Bedrock, Cadenza, Innervisions and Kompakt Records along the way, they will be setting up stall once again in the Williamson Tunnels, the venue where they first took clubbing out of the usual arenas in 2009.
The Williamson Tunnels are a labyrinth of bored pathways and underground caverns under the edge of Liverpool City centre, built in the first few decades of the 1800s under the control of a retired tobacco merchant called Joseph Williamson. The motivation behind their construction remains shrouded in mystery, theories ranging from philanthropic desire to them serving as an underground haven from a predicted Armageddon, but one thing is for certain raving was never on the agenda - until Freeze got in there.
Over the years they have had Ben Watt, Christian Smith, Nick Warren and many more in the venue, helping them establish themselves as one of the most imaginative of the UK’s clubnights in taking the party out of the traditional dance space. It's a mantle they've maintained ever since.
As well as a return to roots venue wise Freeze will also be going back to their original musical thrust as well, with perennial guest Danny Howells at the helm with his Dig Deeper concept - where he explores the full gamut of his musical influences. He’ll be joined by Hernan Cattaneo, the Argentinean superstar making his Tunnels debut, and if the occasion wasn't special enough both will be playing four hour sets.
That’s eight hours of two world class DJs in a cave, and considering that on both of the last occasions the pair appeared on the same Freeze line-up they sold out considerably bigger venues, the fact that only 300 tickets are available for this showcase means it’s sure to see feverish demand. Recent Skiddle interviewee Jemmy will also be playing, and tickets are available now.
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Read about Freeze presents Innervisions here.