Four Tet announces a full day in London at Finsbury Park


Four Tet have announced a one-day event to take place at London’s Finsbury Park later this year.

In partnership with London-based promoter Krankbrother, the DJ/producer (real name Kieran Hebden) will play a five-hour set at the outdoor event on Saturday August 13, marking his only extended festival appearance of the summer. .

According to DJ Magazinea second stage will also be present at the event, with guest artists yet to be confirmed.

Participants are promised the location of a “beautiful tree-lined causeway in Finsbury Park”, with natural wines and craft beers available. A compulsory £1 donation from the tickets will go to local environmental charities.

In line with the environmental approach, single-use plastics will be banned, on-site deliveries reduced to a minimum and tree planting projects will be undertaken by the team involved.

Tickets are on sale now – get them here.

Earlier this month, Four Tet’s Domino-released albums returned to streaming platforms as news broke that he had signed a new publishing deal with Universal.

The producer and DJ signed with Domino in 2001 for the release of his second album ‘Pause’ before releasing ‘Rounds’ (2003), ‘Everything Ecstatic’ (2005) and ‘There Is Love In You’ (2010) on the ‘label.

But last November, Four Tet revealed that Domino had deleted three of those albums (“Pause”, “Rounds” and “Everything Ecstatic”) in a bid to stop a lawsuit he launched last August over historical download/streaming royalty rates.

In this ongoing lawsuit, Four Tet claims the label is in breach of contract over its 18% royalty rate, which Domino applied to record sales, and that a “reasonable” 50% rate should have been granted to downloads/streams. .

The contract between Four Tet and Domino, which was signed in February 2001 long before the proliferation of streaming platforms and the first iPod, stipulated that record sales were subject to an 18% royalty rate.

Domino argued that because digital downloads (including streams) were considered a new technology format in the early 2000s, Hebden is only entitled to 75% of the reseller’s 18% price (that’s i.e. a royalty rate of 13.5%). although he raised it to 18 percent on a discretionary basis.

Now it has been confirmed that Four Tet’s ‘Pause’, ‘Rounds’ and ‘Everything Ecstatic’ and other music have been returned to streaming services after a judge ruled that Four Tet’s legal team should be allowed to pursue a breach of contract case over the removal of DSP albums.

This decision is in addition to the existing claim for breach of contract over historical royalty rates and will now be incorporated into the same lawsuit.

Elsewhere, Four Tet gave two of their past collaborations with Burial, ‘Nova’ and ‘Moth’, their first digital release.


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