World-renowned clubbing brand Gatecrasher tours Grammy-nominated artist and globally acclaimed DJ Paul van Dyk live in South Africa this February ahead of his highly anticipated upcoming “Evolution” artist album release. Returning to SA for the seventh time, “PVD’” as fans the world over have affectionately nicknamed him, touches down on local soil to headline three events as part of his 2012 “Evolution” World Tour.

As one of the ultimate superstars of electronic dance music with a career that has spanned more than two decades, the magnitude of Paul Van Dyk’s popularity and the praise received from fans and peers alike for his energetic and authentic live performances is no surprise! As an artist, DJ and producer, Paul has attained a myriad accomplishments and accolades including having sold more than 3.5 million albums and twice being voted the world’s No.1 DJ. He has remixed the likes of Madonna, Justin Timberlake, U2 and Depeche Mode, earned a Grammy nomination and accepted the “Order of Merit” from the state of Berlin.

With tracks like “For An Angel” and “We’re Alive” cemented in hearts and all time dance music rankings around the world, it’s no wonder that Paul recently garnered the title of “Longest Running DJ in the Top 10 of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs”!! Adding to that, Paul’s sensational DJ sets attract expansive crowds on every continent with queues outside any event bearing the “PVD” name standing testament to his immense and unprecedented popularity. Paul Van Dyk’s pedigree is unquestionable.

On Friday the 3rd of February, Paul Van Dyk is set to wow audiences in both Durban and Johannesburg with a full-on fist kick to the senses as he plays two massive shows in two cities on a single night. His two-date, three-city South African tour kicks off at the Wavehouse at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga with a first-ever appearance by PVD in the greater area of Durban. Thereafter he jets to Johannesburg for a second, same night performance at legendary SA electronic dance music institution, Truth Nightclub situated in Midrand.

Boasting no less than four dedicated dance arenas including a never before utilised outdoor mega-park as the main arena, the Jo’burg leg of the tour hosted by Truth will showcase Paul Van Dyk on the largest sound, stage and lighting set-up at the venue to date. Local partygoers will also be treated to a sensational support line-up comprising some of South Africa’s finest local DJ talent including Speedy, Spiro, Martin McHale, Morgan, James Damian, Ricardo da Costa, Pimp Squad, Roger D’lux, Karmi, Digital Rockit and more.

For the third and final stop of the tour, PVD makes his way to the Mother City as the star attraction of a two-day Summer Music Festival taking place at D’aria Wine Estate in Cape Town on Saturday the 4th of February. (see poster below)

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The World Famous Lifestyle Club Brand GATECRASHER is Heading to South Africa for an Incredible Experience Incorporating everything the Dance Music World has come to know and love about Gatecrasher; the essential elements that guarantees a spectacular weekend of EXTRAVAGANT , EXCITING, & EXHILARATING Entertainment. Expect the absolute best in Cutting Edge design, New music and Future clubbing – Exclusively for South Africa!

The Gatecrasher Summer Music Festival Heads to South Africa in February 2012 for a Spectacular Open-Air International 2-Day Electronic Music Festival, the only one of its kind. Artists Line- Up includes Two Time World Number One & Thirteen time DJ Mag Top 100; PAUL VAN DYK

12:00 – 14:30 Adrian Gemini
14:30 – 16:00 Lee Munati
16:00 – 17:00 Josh Borril
17:00 – 18:00 Digital Divas
18:00 – 19:00 Pascal & Pearce
19:00 – 20:30 Nick E Louder
20:30 – 22:00 Dean Fuel
22:00 – 01:00 PAUL VAN DYK
01:00 – 04:00 Jason47
04:00 – 06:00 Psycho Keaton & Marvin
06:00 – 08:00 Headroom
08:00 – 10:00 Broken Toy
10:00 – 11:30 DJ JP
11:30 – 13:30 Adrian G
13:30 – Close Dave Mac

16:00 – 17:00 Phaze
17:00 – 18:00 Blitzkrieg
18:00 – 19:00 Haezer
19:00 – 20:00 Dublusion
20:00 – 21:00 Niskerone
21:00 – 22:00 Riot Squad
22:00 – 23:00 Audiophile 021
23:00 – 00:00 Bruce Willis
00:00 – 01:00 Sibot
01:00 – 02:00 Das Kapital
02:00 – 04:00 Majudd
04:00 – 06:00 Grimehouse
06:00 – 08:00 Vava
08:00 – Close Richard

15:00 – 17:00 DJ Vava
17:00 – 18:00 Clint
18:00 – 19:00 Keaton
19:00 – 20:00 Ebi K
20:00 – 21:00 Vanessa Holiday
21:00 – 23:00 Brent Thought & Jason47
23:00 – 00:00 Anton Kingsize
00:00 – 01:00 Pascal & Pearce
00:00 – 02:00 Rabs
02:00 – 04:00 Stevi B
04:00 – 05:00 DJ Wheels
05:00 – 06:00 Jason Borland
06:00 – 07:00 Wulf & Lev
07:00 – 09:00 Jaryd
09:00 – 10:00 Ms Mayhem
10:00 – Close DJ JP

☼ The Venue – D’Aria Wine Estate
Get Ready for the Experience of Your Lifetime – Breathtaking Vistas and Majestic Mountain Backdrops; Nestled in the Magical Heart of Durbanville Hills, Cape Town; D’Aria is the most trendy and upmarket Wine Estate in the Country. Breaths of Fresh Air and Rhythmically Streaming Water Surrounds You Along with the Enchantment of Mother Nature. Only 7 mins Drive from the Bellville Velodrome , D’Aria is truly an amazing breathtaking place to gather and show your pride for Electronic Music.

♥♫ The GATECRASHER SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL Held in Natural settings, Everyone is bound by a common Love of Music, and can Express their Inner selves Freely ♫♥


The Highlight of the Festival and arguably of your Gatecrasher Music festival Weekend is headliner and Two Time World Number One DJ :

In the world of Electronic Dance Music, names don’t come any bigger than Germany’s Paul van Dyk – Nor do career achievements or accolades, for that matter. The veritable electronic maestro behind classic anthems like “For an Angel”, “Words”, “Another Way”, “Beautiful Place” and “forbidden Fruit”, PVD – As he is known and loved by his army of International Die Hard Fans – Helped shape the Electronic Dance Genre as we know today through his sublime production, skills and musical sensibilities.

World Two Time Number One DJ in the World – PAUL VAN DYK
Over50 Supporting National DJ’s & Live Acts
Safe & secure Parking for 2000 cars
3 Arena’s Including a Massive Gatecrasher Main Arena
Multiple VIP Zones & VIP Village
150 metre Bars
Cocktail & Martini Bars
Mountain Biking
International Food Market
On Site ATM’s
Security, Medical, Fire & Enviromental Personnel on site
Massive Turbo Sound
Lighting Shows
The Biggest Sound and Lighting Production
Chic décor
And Lots More…


☼ Event Details
Date: Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th February 2012
Doors Open/Close 2pm Saturday 4th Feb – Sunday 5th Feb 5pm
Cover Charge (weekend passes):
At the Gate: General – R300, VIP – R400
Pre-sold @ Computicket: General R260, VIP – R330

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS BEFORE THE 11th JANUARY 2012 AND PAY R200 General & R240 VIP (Only @ Computicket)

The Soundscape VIP Village:
Fast Track Admission • 4000 square metres • Exclusive Priority Parking in the VIP car park • Comfort seating areas • Multiple entertainment activities • Secluded Dance Floor • Oriental food cuisines • ATM’s & exclusive ablution facilities • Laundry list of entertainment • Various Shaded Lounge Areas • Cheese & Wine Tasting • Private Bars

☼ Directions
Take the Durban Road Turnoff on the N1, Immediate Left, Drive for 10 min (Passing Bellville Velodrome on your Right, then Willowbridge Mall), take a left at the T-Junction (D’Aria Wine Estate on your Immediate Left Thereafter)

☼Information Hotline
For More Information or Media Contact the Official Gatecrasher Summer Music Festival Hotline on + 27 83 290 2469 or email


Mark Abrahams

Soundscape Productions – SA Teens


Cell: +27 83 290 2469

Fax: +27 86 505 4932



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