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Tidyland Weekender 2023, Pontins, Southport, UK. 9th July 2023








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From his humble beginnings as a homeless teenager living in the shop doorways of west end London, the past 25 years have taken Carl Nicholson on a journey that can only be described as the story of a true underdog.


From pulling himself from the slums, Carl learnt his craft from the undisputed king of dance, the late, great Tony de Vit, and then went on, armed with Tony's Trade record bag, to bag himself a residency as the worlds No 2 club Fabric, play huge UK festivals such as Glastonbury & Bull Dog Bash, and across the world for Soundscape (NZ) & Tranceport (ARG) plus many more.


From there Carl took over the world of UK Hard Trance in the mid 2000's, clocking up huge releases on the hierarchy of harder edged sounds including Nukleuz & Tidy Trax, earning himself a Silver BPI award for 'Times like These' that was featured on the ever popular 'Extreme Euphoria' series, and signing to over 40 other compilations over the next decade, also not forgetting clocking up numerous Radio 1 plays including one by Kutski debuting his remix of the Tony de Vit classic, 'The Dawn'.


Since 2013 Carl has been concentrating his efforts on his first and foremost love, Trance music. In this time he has notched up numerous releases on some of Trance's most prolific underground labels such as Perfecto Fluoro, Universal Nation, Pharmacy, Discover Dark & Rise and remixed some of the biggest Trance artists in history including Binary Finary, Marmion, Tony de Vit & Quench.


His name has appeared across the Beatport Top 10 chart multiple times, including earning the number one spot with track ‘Melody’, which was released on Ferry Corsten’s Flashover Recordings. Additionally, Carl’s albums ‘Glorious’ & Reverent' earned the number one album spots on Beatport in 2019 & 2020. 

Since then Carl has gone on to play at Insomniac's huge Trance party 'Dreamstate' in SoCal, Elation in Las Vegas, Nevada, headlined the main room at the Tidyland Weekender in Prestatyn in the UK, and guest at huge UK parties Goodgreef & Bring The Noise to rapturous applause and he looks like he isnt going to be slowing down anytime soon.


‘British legend ‘Nicholson’ brings us another massive track’

- Armin Van Buuren

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