Usually held in a sold out arena far from Above & Beyond’s home base in the UK, this year’s Group Therapy milestone celebration will be recorded on a small sailing boat as it meanders its way through the socially distanced heart of London, the city where it all began for Jono, Tony and Paavo.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the band’s formation and that of their record label, Anjunabeats. During an extended livestream set, the band will showcase music from the past and present of their imprint, which has introduced the world to artists like Mat Zo, Arty, Audien, Seven Lions and Lane 8.
"It’s very strange approaching ABGT400 without the usual late nights in the studio together finishing off tracks we’ve been working on over the summer. We just haven’t been able to do that this year. ABGT400 will be the first time we’ve got together since March - that’s the longest time we’ve been apart in 20 years. Jono’s been working on a film score, Paavo’s been tinkering away at his beautiful lakeside studio in Finland, and Tony’s been on a deep odyssey, discovering the joys of livestreaming. As Paavo put it, the world is taking a deep breath, reflecting on how we’ve got to where we are. So, in keeping with that theme, that’s what this year’s Group Therapy celebrations are all about: looking back at the music that brought our family together. Happy birthday Anjunabeats!" - Above & Beyond
Fans will be able to chat with Above & Beyond and their family of Anjunabeats artists during the broadcast on Anjuna’s Official Twitch channel and Discord server Fans can be part of the stream using the hashtag #ABGT400 or #Anjunabeats20.
Exclusive commemorative items, including a very limited run of signed merchandise, will go on sale during the livestream.
Above & Beyond's weekly radio show, Group Therapy, has a cult following around the globe, reaching millions of dance music lovers every Friday through FM and satellite radio, social media and streaming. Previous milestone events have been celebrated with live broadcasts from sold-out arenas in NYC, Sydney, Amsterdam, London, Washington State (USA), Hong Kong, Prague and Bangalore.