No comments or advertising. Music, dance, and visual art will be the only thing to appear on the screens of those who tune in to Channel 4 during the wee small hours of 24th August, from midnight until 6am. The British channel wants to celebrate the birth of the rave movement with a huge party featuring DJs and VJs, who will bring the essence of the summer of love into British homes. So far, among the artists confirmed are Grandmaster Flash and BBC Radio1 presenter Annie Mac.
Channel 4 has already announced that the broadcast will not be repeated, nor will it be possible to watch it through their online archive services. Viewers will be able to use the social networks to make requests to the DJs, although, as usual, nobody promises that they will be answered. Before the festival takes place, the channel will broadcast a documentary presented by the London actor Idris Elba, which includes the testimonies of different dance music figures, such as Armand Van Helden, Paul Oakenfold and Pete Tong.
The celebration will take place within the programming of the London 2012 Festival, where all sorts of cultural activities will be placed at the service of citizens and visitors for the Olympics, which will be held in the British capital.