Above & Beyond set times announced

This weekend, esteemed trance team Above & Beyond arrives in Australia for a headline tour. Sydney’s show is sold out, and the other cities are close behind. Now the set times have been announced so you can map out your night. Each city sees Anjunabeats prodigy Andrew Bayer warming up for the headliners, a task he’s sure to handle with finesse. Then, after Above & Beyond has wound up its two-and-a-half hour set, it’s over to Norin & Rad to bring it home.

There’s a note for Melbourne attendees, too: arrive before 10pm to the event, or you will experience delays due to other events being held in the area. “We strongly suggest public transport is taken to the event to avoid disappointment, due to limited public parking facilities at the arena,” Totem Onelove has added.

“Andrew Bayer is just mastering his new album at the moment, and it’s even more out there than the last,” Above & Beyond’s Paavo Siljamí¬§ki told inthemix this week. “We love him for that – he’s a visionary songwriter and producer. With Norin & Rad, we play all their music all the time, so when they’re on after us we can’t actually play their records. Maybe it wasn’t a clever move! They’ve been playing some really interesting sets. We’re all different – Andrew, us and Norin & Rad – and there’s a natural progression there in what we all play.”

While the trio’s next album is in its “very, very early” stages of production, we can expect to hear new music from the forthcoming Anjunabeats Volume 10 compilation, which arrives on March 4. “We reached out far and wide across our label family and asked our favourite producers to create something extra special for the compilation,” Above & Beyond wrote. Those 30 exclusive tracks come from the likes of Arty, Andrew Bayer, Norin & Rad, Boom Jinx, Maor Levi, Kyau & Albert, Jaytech and many more. There’s also four new Above & Beyond productions – including an instrumental club track – on the volume.

Brisbane – Friday 25th January

9pm – 10:30pm Dakova Dae

10:30pm – 11:30pm F&E

11:30pm – 1:00am Andrew Bayer

1:00am – 3:30am Above & Beyond

3:30am – 5:00am Norin & Rad

Adelaide – Saturday 26th January

9pm – 9:30pm Matsis

9:30 – 10:00pm DJ Frost

10:00pm – 10:30pm Solace

10.30pm – 12:00am Andrew Bayer

12:00am – 2:30am Above & Beyond

2:30am – 4:00am Norin & Rad

Sydney – Sunday 27th January

8:00pm – 9:00pm DJ Ange v VLN

9:00pm – 10:00pm Thomas Knight v Nick Arbor

10:00pm – 11:30pm Andrew Bayer

11:30pm – 2:00am Above & Beyond

2:00am – 3:00am Norin & Rad

Perth – Friday 1st February

9:00pm – 10:00pm Illuminor

10:00pm – 11:00pm GeRmAn

11:00pm – 12:30am Andrew Bayer

12.30am – 3:00am Above & Beyond

3:00am – 4:00am Norin & Rad

Melbourne – Saturday 2nd February

9:00pm – 9:45pm Trent McDermott v Ahmet Atasever

9:45pm – 10:30pm Papa Smurf v Daniel Koch

10:30pm – 11:00pm MaRLo

11:00pm – 12:30am Andrew Bayer

12:30am – 3:00am Above & Beyond

3:00am – 4:00am Norin & Rad