Above & Beyond (aka Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki) announced plans to celebrate the 300th episode of their cult ‘Group Therapy' radio show with a live broadcast from one of the world’s truly iconic cities: Hong Kong. Billboard Radio China will join the radio broadcasting network and plan to air the ABGT300 on FM 105.1 on 6 October at Greater Chengdu area during China National Day Golden Week.
Previous host venues of Group Therapy (ABGT) milestone events include New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome and London’s Alexandra Palace, and now the annual electronic music pilgrimage will take place in the Far East for the first time, on Saturday September 29.
Last year’s ABGT250 celebrations saw over 23,000 fans converge on the stunning Gorge Amphitheatre near Seattle, while the 2016 edition broke new ground when fans from over 70 countries made the journey to Amsterdam to celebrate 200 episodes of Group Therapy.
2018 has already been an eventful year for Above & Beyond, with the group’s fourth artist album ‘Common Ground’ debuting at Number 3 on Billboard’s Album Chart and topping the iTunes Dance charts in over 40 countries. A sell-out tour of North America followed at some of the US’ most prestigious venues including, among others, the LA Convention Center, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and Miami’s Old RC Cola Plant.
Above & Beyond shared their feeling with Billboard Radio China. “Last year’s ABGT250 Weekender at The Gorge was a magical experience but also left us wondering ‘how do we follow that?’ The answer was to go for something completely different and Hong Kong and the Far East represent a new frontier for Group Therapy, at what is an exciting and groundbreaking time for electronic music in the region.”
Fans who can’t make the trip will be pleased to hear that Above & Beyond will once again broadcast the whole event live online. More details on their official website. (https://www.aboveandbeyond.nu)
Last year’s ABGT250 live-stream reached over two million people, with the event hashtag reaching top spot on Twitter’s trending charts.
Watch the Group Therapy here ribbons crisscross Kowloon and Victoria Harbour in the tantalising ABGT300 promo video, featuring a brand new composition from Above & Beyond themselves.