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Vertigo Festival announces string of UK pre-parties

Ahead of its highly anticipated debut this August, Alpine Festival Vertigo have announced a series of official pre-parties across the UK.

Jayne Robinson

Date published: 2nd Apr 2013

Bringing the hedonistic sound of Vertigo to cities around the UK, the Pre-Party Tour will give festival goers a taste of what to expect from Europe's highest altitude festival, which takes place for the first time from 15th - 17th August, in the stunning Italian Alps.

The pre-parties see Vertigo team up with a selection of hand-picked club partners to champion some of the finest up-and-coming and established electronic music artists from across the globe including Guti, UNER, Mark Henning, MANIK and more. Events will take place at clubs including Sankeys, Egg, The Rainbow and a host of secret locations between now and July. 

The Pre-Party Tour dates are as follows: 

Friday 5th April, 2013, EGG, London

X presents


Kate Simko, Alexis Raphael, Simon Baker, Max Chapman

Saturday 13th April, 2013, Westbourne Studios, London

Mixmag & What Matters Presents...501 Series

Line up:

UNER (Diynamic/Cadenza) Exclusive 6 Hour Set, Michael Bibi (Solid Grooves)

Saturday 13th April, 2013, Sankeys, Manchester 

Vertigo Launch Party: Fiesta vs mute!

Line up:

Guti (live), Mathias Kaden, Kenny Larkin, Jozef K, H2, Daniel Sanders, Keiran Sharples

Saturday 20th April, 2013, Secret Location TBA, London

SolidGrooves 1st Year Birthday


Mark Henning (HyperColour), Burnski (20/20 Vision) (Culprit), Krankbrothers (Krankbrother), Makam (SushiTech), Michael Bibi (Solid Grooves), Tony Stephenson (Solid Grooves)

Thursday 25th April, 2013, The Rainbow, Birmingham

4 Day Weekend in Association with Seedy Sonics

Line up:

Shift K3Y - Vocal Set (Bullet Train/Buygore/Audio Doughnut, Daniel Simler (Panoptic/Cosa Nostra Malta), Glenn Frantz (Panoptic/Cosa Nostra Malta), Mali (Seedy Sonics/4 Day Weekend), LFM (Seedy Sonics/4 Day Weekend)

Friday 26th April, 2013, Victorian Vaults, London

ELM Meets Vertigo Festival with M.A.N.I.K at Victorian Vaults


MANIK (Culprit, Ovum), Dennis Christopher, Andrea Giudice b2b Mathieu Mirande, Fundamental (Daniel Simler b2b Glenn Frantz), Peter Murdock, Tom Jeffery

Friday 26th April, 2013, Loft, Durham



Elephino, Lorca

Friday 10th May, 2013, Secret East London Location TBA

White Jail presents Vertigo Festival Pre-Party 


Ray Okpara, Federico Molinari, ThanksMate B2B Roberto Amo, Neil Catlin (Motek/Woo.ble Recordings)

Saturday 18th May, 2013, Cargo, London

NoVus All Day and All Night Summer Vertigo Party


Bella Sarris (tINI and the Gang), Scott Kemp (Mobilee/Karton), Cris J (Novus/Draft), Bolumar (Luna records, Novus Music), Alex Van Ratingen (MFL, Leon Music)

Friday 24th May, 2013, Location TBA, Cologne

Rheinrhythmik, Cologne


Special Guest, Special Guest, Pfeiffer, Julian Bomm, Breiten, Nils

Saturday 20th July, 2013, Joshua Brooks, Manchester 

Dusted in association with Deep Edition Recordings Official Vertigo Festival Pre-Party

Line up: 

'Very Special Guest' plus Martijn & Michael McLardy (Deep Edition Recordings ), Pete Smith & Carlo Gambino

The Festival itself boasts esteemed artists such as Steve Lawler and the vIVA Warriors, M.A.N.D.Y., The Martinez Brothers, Reboot, Finnebassen, Daniel Bortz, and latest addition Krankbrothers. Vertigo is working in collaboration with some of the finest clubs, labels and collectives across the UK and Europe including Cartulis Day and Unleash, who will bring along their respective residents, Unai Trotti and Daylomar.

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