Channel 4 To Air All-Night 'House Party' With Grandmaster Flash, Annie Mac And No Ad Breaks

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Channel 4 have unveiled their plans for a rather novel night of TV.

The broadcaster, known for taking risks, is set to hand over the creative reins to six world-class DJs, including Grandmaster Flash and Annie Mac, for a a six-hour live overnight house party.

A statement from Channel 4 reads:

With no advert breaks, no commentary and no interruptions, this all night takeover will see a line-up of top international DJs play live to the nation with six hour-long sets in a clubbing experience like no other - this is not a programme about clubbing; this is the club.

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Annie Mac is one of the DJs set to play during the programme.

Arts Commissioner Tabitha Jackson, said: "There are four things about this all-nighter that excite me. Firstly, almost every element is uncharted territory: from the visual artists having to transform our screens by responding live to the DJs; to the scale of the real time on-screen and online interactivity; to the DJs having to reach directly into our living rooms rather than playing to a venue. If we can pull it off, we will have created a pretty unique experience."

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Grandmaster Flash will take to the decks. His track The Message was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year - making Flash the first DJ and hip hop artist ever to be inducted to both the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame and the Grammy Hall Of Fame.

The show is part of the London 2012 Festival and "aims to push the boundaries of conventional programming and offer audiences a totally new party experience".

On the same night, The Wire and Luther star Idris Elba will count down the defining moments of this great cultural phenomenon in a two-hour film, How Clubbing Changed the World.

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