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Skream Announces 2017 ‘Open to Close’ Tour


Skream is back with his back-to-basics ‘Open to Close’ tour after last year’s hugely successful, fully sold-out run.

As before, Open to Close will be a deliberately stripped-back affair with Skream playing from start to finish – starting on Friday 22nd September in Newcastle and stopping in London, Edinburgh, Southampton, Belfast, Derry, Brighton, Birmingham, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Turin, Bristol and Glasgow. 

He prioritising seriously good music and seriously good vibes over amped-up production and next-level pyrotechnics, all the better to focus on Skream’s unmistakable DJing prowess. “The music policy can be anything from funk, to disco, to house or techno,” he says. “Generally starting at about 100bpm and ending around 130bpm, but allowing the vibe inside the club and on the dancefloor to take me wherever it desires.”

In his own words, Skream says: Last year’s ‘Open To Close’ tour was definitely my highlight of last year! Actually, one of the highlights of my career. Every show sold out and honestly some of the best shows I’ve ever played. I’ve been super excited to announce that we’re doing it again. There’s so much music I buy as a listener that I play on the OTC tour that I just can’t play during summer festival sets that are 90-120 minutes long, so I am literally collecting music all year round to play on the tour. I can’t wait to kick the tour off, and I’m particularly excited to be taking it to Belfast and Derry.

You can get tickets from: www.skre.am


Friday 22 September – Digital, Newcastle
Friday 29 September -Village Underground, London


Friday 6 October – Liquid Room Warehouse, Edinburgh
Saturday 7 October – Junk, Southampton
Friday 13 October – Shine at The Limelight, Belfast
Saturday 14 October – Jika Jika, Derry


Friday 24 November – Patterns, Brighton
Saturday 25 November – Rainbow Venues, Birmingham


Friday 1 December – Code Warehouse, Sheffield
Saturday 2 December – Unit 51, Aberdeen
Saturday 9 December – Shout at La Gare, Turin IT
Saturday 16 December – Marble Factory at Motion, Bristol
Thursday 21 December – Sub Club, Glasgow

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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