Returning for a weekend of music collaboration and iconic sound, Fabio & Grooverider with The Outlook Orchestra will headline the first night of the 2023 Siren series

Prepare yourself for a spectacle in dance music this summer. Siren is back in Bristol from Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th July 2023, kicking off with a stellar headlining performance from Fabio & Grooverider with the Outlook Orchestra. The harbourside night of drum and bass will kick off with the original Reggae selector and British radio DJ, David Rodigan MBE, and incredibly talented Bristol MC Gardna, plus more support to be announced!

Thursday 27th July will see the pioneering partnership perform outstanding orchestral renditions of classic drum & bass anthems at Lloyds Amphitheatre against the stunning backdrop of Bristol’s harbour – providing the ultimate setting for the duo’s eclectic sets. With an incredible selection of giant names in dance music to be announced, Siren is set to gather Bristol crowds for the ultimate summer party in the open air.

After four years in the making, the godfathers of the scene, Fabio & Grooverider, are collaborating with The Outlook Orchestra to present a special score featuring some of the scene’s most well-loved tracks. Riding high from two sold-out nights at London’s Royal Festival Hall, the show celebrates the history of jungle and drum & bass with a genre-bending tribute. Coming to the UK’s second drum & bass home, the headliners explore classic anthems in ways never before experienced – sparking the imagination of generations of music lovers.

One of the most legendary partnerships in music, Fabio & Grooverider remain at the forefront of a scene they helped build, championing the now global sounds of the underground and beyond. From pirate radio to the seminal jungle night Rage at Heaven, and now onto the biggest stages across the globe, the pair have helped forge a vast range of styles, including liquid, jump-up, technical, minimal and half-time. Widely recognised as the pioneers of jungle and drum & bass, they have been making their mark on dance music since 1988. The faces of D&B music on BBC Radio 1 for 14 years, they’ve helped break some of the biggest acts today.

Formed in 2017, The Outlook Orchestra has grown to be a force in its own right, collaborating with trailblazers within sound system culture from across the globe and striving to drive the scene forward in new ways. Working closely with contributors including Dizzee Rascal, David Rodigan and Mala, the Orchestra has presented unforgettable performances of timeless classics, in a way crowds have never heard before.

Paying homage to globally-renowned tracks from the underground, this is a not-to-be-missed moment of Bristol’s summer.

“It’s great to bring Siren back to Bristol Harbourside this year with our biggest line-up yet. Fabio & Grooverider and The Outlook Orchestra will be kicking off the weekend, which is the perfect way to get the party started. A legendary duo in drum & bass and jungle, they’re a living machine of creativity and not to be missed.” – Tom Hoyle, Co-Founder of Siren

Tickets go on sale HERE.

With the full line-up soon to be announced, festival fans can keep up to date with all news and updates from Siren on the website and Instagram.

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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about many genres of music from Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to Techno and Electronica. A man that lives in a world of bass and beats, Ian is an obsessive collector of music and a true geek at heart, with many years spent in application design.