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Pacha Confirms Pete Tong's Departure

Author: Jonty Skrufff
Friday, 25 January 2008
Pacha chief Danny Whittle chatted to Skrufff this week about the widely circulated rumours that Pete Tong is quitting Friday nights at the club, declaring 'since everyone now seems to know I will give you a quote'.

'After five successful years together Pete Tong and Pacha have decided to go their separate ways,' Danny confirmed, 'I have heard Pete has decided to take up residency in Eden nightclub in San An (San Antonio), although I'm sure Pete could tell you more regarding this.'

One website suggested the Radio 1 icon has been wooed to Eden for a fee of £100,000 per gig, while Beatport instead quoted anonymous sources who said the move signals that he is 'finally be nearing the end of his long and highly successful DJ career'. Pete himself, however, was unavailable for comment, flying down to Rio for a brief tour.

Danny Whittle also stressed Pacha is delighted with pre-season VIP ticket sales and said they're equally enthusiastic about picking a new roster of DJs, including Sander Kleinenberg, Axwell, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Trentemoller

'Although we are a little sad for Pete to go we will be continuing with Pure Pacha on Friday night,' said Danny.

'Now we are through the uncertainty part of Pete leaving we are really excited about doing something different on Friday night. It is a huge night of the week and gives us the opportunity to present some different and fresher line ups to the weekly calendar,' he said. Pacha's new season starts on May 30 this year.