After this summer's bank holiday smash hit, House Party is back for the ultimate 2012 send off on New Year's Eve. Following the success of the unprecedented television, online and music event, viewers can once again throw parties with live DJ sets by six top international acts, including Annie Mac, Frankie Knuckles, Norman Jay, Hercules & Love Affair, Charlie Sloth and Toddla T Sound, on the biggest party night of the year.
House Party was a live, all-night DJ takeover, offering a totally new clubbing and party experience to party-goers, music fans and unsuspecting sofa viewers. This time, House Party: NYE brings house parties together from around the UK, and turning the television or laptop into the ultimate DJ booth means everyone has the opportunity to celebrate the New Year with their personal line-up of world-class DJs and VJs - who are playing completely live, direct to the TV audience, rather than a studio audience, and transforming living rooms, bedrooms and bars across the nation into dance floors.
As well as for party-goers, New Year's Eve is the biggest night of the year for DJs, and the House Party: NYE line-up will be bringing their best to the turntables - using every trick, twist and floor-filling tune to surprise and energise house parties around the country.
Radio 1's Queen of Dance, Annie Mac, was a key part of the House Party line-up in August, and played a versatile and accomplished set, topped with a guest appearance from her friend, Mercury-prize-nominated singer songwriter Jessie Ware. Annie is the opening act for House Party: NYE exploding into 2013 as the countdown comes to a climax. The countdown is live and interactive, giving audiences a real chance to share the final moments of 2012. The face of UK rap and Radio 1Xtra presenter Charlie Sloth is Master of Ceremonies and will be playing with a special guest, along with ‘The Godfather of House', Frankie Knuckles, Norman Jay MBE, New York outfit Hercules & Love Affair, and one of the UK's most respected young DJs and Radio 1 host, and his group Toddla T Sound, who will all deliver sets across the night, ranging from the undisputed killer tunes of the year to house, funk, soul, hip hop, mash-ups and party anthems. Throughout the night, viewers can expect guest vocalists and surprise dancers around the booth. The running order will be confirmed closer to broadcast.
In addition to the top DJ talent on offer, a selection of the nation's most exciting cutting edge VJs, computer animators and graphic artists will be playing visual sets every bit as live and unrehearsed as the music. The DJ booth will also include the third element of the clubbing experience introduced back in the summer - Social Networkers. Social Networkers will be a live and super-reactive link between the audience and the DJ booth for shout outs, requests, and pictures and videos from house parties across the country via @C4houseparty and channel4.com/houseparty.
For more information on the DJs: http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel-4s-house-party-is-back-for-the-biggest-night-of-the-year
Prod Co: ACME Films
Exec Prod: Jaimie D'Cruz
Prod/Dir: Paul Dugdale
Comm Ed: Tabitha Jackson