Tour news: Guetta ready to dance

David Guetta.
David Guetta.

The world's biggest DJ is returning to New Zealand in November to kick-start the summer music festival season.

French superstar David Guetta, who was last here for a sold-out Vector Arena show in May last year, will headline the Our:House Festival at Mt Smart Stadium on November 29.

He will be joined by 23-year-old Russian-German producer and DJ Zedd (real name Anton Zaslavski), with more acts to be announced in the coming weeks.

Our:House, which will be set out over multiple stages, will be the first big outdoor event of the summer music calendar.

Guetta, the 40-something father of two from Paris, is one of the most in-demand dance and pop producers around, having collaborated with everyone from Rihanna and Usher to Snoop Dogg and Nicki Minaj, but he remains a down-to-earth chap who just wants to make people dance.

Ahead of his last show here he told TimeOut he plays music for the same reason he always has.

"To party with the people and share my passion for the music. My life is not so much different now [from when I started out], it's just instead of playing to 500 people I play to 20,000 and instead of practising my mixing I produce records with people like Nicki Minaj."

These days he also has more than 30 million friends on Facebook, more than four million Twitter followers, and has sold more than six million albums and 15 million singles.

Zedd, whose music is rooted in EDM (which translates to "electronic dance music", just in case you're wondering), is currently working with pop queen Lady Gaga, producing her upcoming album, ARTPOP.

Tickets ($99) to Our:House Festival go on sale today from ticketmaster.co.nz and iticket.co.nz

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- TimeOut

- NZ Herald

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