Circus Easter Sunday – Carl Cox – win tickets

Posted on 20 April 2011
By Pierce King
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We’re about to enjoy a bumper run of bank holidays… The Royal Wedding and a late Easter have meant that there’s two four day weekends with only three days of work separating them. Hurrah!

And in the UK’s club scene this can only constitute one thing and one thing alone; party time central. Circus have duly obliged by delivering a titanic show which brings back one of their biggest stars for a full throttle showcase. Yes indeed: Carl Cox is coming back to the Masque.

You can win tickets – see the question below.

Carl returns to Circus for the first time in two years. And on this occasion it’s even more special because he will be returning to the Theatre, for only his second performance there after his 2004 debut, which entered the club’s already rather rich folklore (it’s still many a Circus regular’s favourite event).

Since then the Funktion One has been installed, the Masque has been gloriously restored and is now the one of the premier environs to hear dance music across the country. And, quite simply, few deliver it as better as Carl Cox.

And it wouldn’t be Circus if Cox’s friend Yousef wasn’t at the helm beside him. Nearing 15 years in the game, Yousef will continually attest to how crucial Carl has been in his career.

The support, tutelage and consistent backing for his talent since his early days at Cream makes their relationship one of the most enduring and poignant that dance music has. And what a combination the pair is, Yousef blisteringly devouring the residency at Carl’s aforementioned Space odyssey last summer and now inviting him into his own lair to return the favour. It’ll be pure electricity in there.

Carl isn’t the only returning friend of the club; Derrick Carter’s also back in full effect. The king of house continues to jack like no other, his sound just as relevant as when it domineered over Circus’ early aesthetic.

Chicago’s strongest second wave artist has recently re-launched his stellar Classic imprint, revisiting the record label which defined leftfield deep house long before the twenty first century kingpins such as Claude von Stroke, and remains a truly reverential figure within modern rave.

To win tickets to this monster bash – To win tickets for the show – answer this question: What Lancashire town does Carl Cox hail from?

Winners will be chosen by random from all entries received by midday Friday. Send your answer to

Also – win tickets to this Friday’s Chibuku with 2manydjs

Circus – Easter Sunday Party
Sunday 24th April
@ The Masque, 90 Seel Street,
Liverpool, L1 4BH

Carl Cox
Derrick Carter
Motor City Drum Ensemble
Lewis Boardman
Scott Lewis
Dom Chung
10pm – 4am
Price £15 / £17
Info – 0151 706 8045
TicketWeb: 08444 771 000
Ticketline: 0161 832 1111
3B records: 0151 353 7027