With the gloriously grandstanding tagline ‘where will you be when we step in to the future?’, Ferry Corsten is not exactly holding back when it comes to expectations and promises. While time travelling itself might be a little far-fetched – who knows though, we’ll have to wait and see – the Dutch progressive trance DJ is set to stun.

Having released his first record at the tender age of 16, and producing under various aliases and guises since, Corsten is no slouch and has grown in stature, presence and impact on his way to one of the biggest names in the world – he is the dance artist with the highest number of singles in the UK charts, for one. Kicking on under the Corsten moniker since 2003, he has since launched his own radio show and his own label and promises an audiovisual extravaganza to end them all.

Support comes from Dash Berlin, Judge Jules, Richard Durand and Marcel Woods. Bootleg Social host the foyer, the Retox crew are in the circle bar and Spinning Crew will be taking care of the VIPs. As Ferry says, “it’s the biggest date in the clubbing calendar” and “one of the capital’s most iconic venues”, and then there are his aforementioned time-travel plans. 2012 starts here.

Brixton Academy
sat, dec 31 | from 9pm |  £25
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