Mere mortals could never hope to see two millenniums in one lifetime, but if you’re Carl Cox, those strict universal rules can bend a little. In the span of 24 hours, twenty years ago, Carl Cox made history by being the only artist to ring in the same new year in two different countries by playing Australia’s Bondi Beach December 31st 1999 and welcoming in the year 2000 and then wing himself across the international dateline, dive backward in time, and play Hawaii’s Kakaako Waterfront Beach on December 31st, 1999. The event was broadcast by BBC Radio 1 live from both locations to millions.
It seems Hawaii was more than ready when Carl arrived in 1999... “...the best reception was in Honolulu because it was the biggest dance music event to ever hit the island, plus was endorsed by the Hawaii Governor as their official State of Hawaii Millennium party. The crowd were so hyped up that they were running at the stage in sheer mania. It was electrifying and made me smile proud at the madness of it all looking at the stars in the open Hawaii air while Carl Cox set about them with his tunes...” -Eddie Gordon, producer for BBC Radio 1. This New Year’s Eve, Carl Cox will return to the Hawaii, twenty years to the day since his last visit, to do what Coxy does best and bring his musical wizardry for his eagerly awaited return. Hosted by Denial Events and the Electric Family, Carl has made it his mission to ring in the new year in Hawaii, the place that welcomed his original record-breaking dance music mission. First things first- New Years Eve- and it’s a special one. Carl will ring in the new year for 1100 lucky people at Honolulu’s premiere concert venue, Republik. Boasting an impressive sound and lighting package along with video monitors that allow guests to see the show from all vantage points, Republik is the perfect partner for the Carl Cox NYE experience.