Nightlife phenomenon Glitterbox will return with its third Virtual Festival this Friday, 15th May, after over 2 million people worldwide tuned in to the last two online events. The event is part of the ongoing Virtual Festival series from house music institution Defected Records, which has been viewed by a combined total of nearly 13.5 million people since it began in March. During the seven streams, $714k has been raised for the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
The third Glitterbox Virtual Festival, streamed on YouTube, Facebook, Mixcloud Live, Twitter and Twitch, will feature DJ sets from The Shapeshifters, Nightmares On Wax, Kiddy Smile, Late Nite Tuff Guy, DJ KOCO, Michael Gray (Full Intention), DJ Pippi and DJ Paulette. Much like the Glitterbox club nights, the third Virtual Festival will also feature unmissable performances including a Glitterbox debut from Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winning Billy Porter, CHIC’s Kimberly Davis and rising star DAVIE.
Linking up with Brooklyn nightclub House Of Yes, Glitterbox’s NYC home and modern day answer to Studio 54, the venue’s infamous dancers will perform alongside the DJs, as well as two winners of the Glitterbox Dance For The World competition. The winners, fellow Londoners Amy and Freddy, will make their Glitterbox debut to the millions. Upon winning Amy told Glitterbox, “It is a privilege to be part of such a beautiful celebration of self-expression,” and Freddy said, “After experiencing the love in [Defected] Croatia last year, every single minute was amazing and this is just the cherry on top.”
Continuing to unite house and disco lovers around the world for the love of dance, Glitterbox Virtual Festival will once again be setting the bar for virtual events, with dazzling production, dancers and all the confetti moments that fans would expect from the world’s best-loved larger-than-life party.
GLITTERBOX VIRTUAL FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 15th MAY 2-11PM BST
STREAMING VIA TWITTER, FACEBOOK LIVE, YOUTUBE, TWITCH & MIXCLOUD LIVE
DJ KOCO / DJ PAULETTE / DJ PIPPI
KIDDY SMILE / LATE NITE TUFF GUY
MICHAEL GRAY (FULL INTENTION) / NIGHTMARES ON WAX
BILLY PORTER / DAVIE / KIMBERLY DAVIS
Glitterbox’s Classic House & Disco Anthems playlist: https://defstream.lnk.to/Glitbx