GEORDIE dance DJ icon Patrick Topping is the latest act to be confirmed by Newcastle's Virgin Money Unity Arena.

Topping will be performing an outdoor show on at Newcastle Racecourse, Gosforth Park, on Friday, August 21.

Carving a reputation as the contemporary face of British house and techno, Patrick Topping continues to garner widespread acclaim on account of his prolific production prowess and dynamic DJ sets.

Soundtracking countless sunrise memories as resident of Jamie Jones’ famed Paradise parties at Ibiza’s DC-10, Patrick’s now 50-release strong back-catalogue is bursting with iconic dance-floor records on labels such as Hot Creations, Truesoul, Relief Records, and of course his very own Trick Records, with further remixes for Calvin Harris and Booka Shade charting Patrick’s meteoric rise.

Armed with an arsenal of career-defining productions in the form of the Beatport chart-topping Be Sharp Say Nowt, Green Velvet collaboration Voicemail, 2014’s Ibiza track of the season Forget, and the epic Turbo Time, Patrick’s far-reaching appeal has seen him play numerous festivals including Coachella, Awakenings, Ultra, and Tomorrowland.

Topping said: "Socially-distanced rave in Newcastle, let wu gan.So buzzing to finally do a show back home again and this one is gunna be so special, as it’s the first of its kind - an outdoor festival stage set up for 2,000 people but you all get your own private platform, so 5 of you can have your own platform party."

Festival organiser Steve Davis, said: “Not only is the North-East flying the flag for showing the world how to put on large-scale music events in the wake of Covid-19, we also continue to produce global acts, and not many come as big in the dance world as Patrick Topping.

“Patrick continues to take contemporary dance to a new level and we're thrilled to welcome him to Virgin Money Unity Arena. We're committed to variety where possible, so we hope lovers of Dance and techno will be pleased with this news.”

The recent birth of Patrick’s own label, TRICK, has provided a home for the UK artist to exhibit his versatility as a producer, as well as a platform to showcase the wealth of the emerging talent which he has been pushing in his DJ sets.

Following the recent finale of his acclaimed Motion event series, the UK producer looks set to take things to the next level in the next 12 months.

Louise Hodges, head of consumer communications at Virgin Money, added: “It’s brilliant to see another stellar act, Patrick Topping, join the Virgin Money Unity Arena line-up.

“Not only are we thrilled to be bringing live music back to the UK through this innovative outdoor concert series this summer, we’re showcasing a great mix of entertainment and music genres for attendees to enjoy, from chart topping artists to world renowned DJs, comedians and emerging artists. There is definitely something for everyone to enjoy from this line-up.”

Tickets go on sale at 10am tomorrow, priced at £22.50 plus booking fee. Visit