Above & Beyond has announced the first virtual edition of ABGT! The legendary trio’s annual ritual has been a subject of speculation owing to the pandemic times. But A&B’s most influential Anjunabeats label will be turning 20 this year. Consequently, Tony, Paavo & Jono have decided to ring in the celebrations in no way better than through ABGT400.

Above & Beyond: Group Therapy 400 livestream announcement

It’s very strange approaching #ABGT400 without the usual late nights in the studio together finishing off tracks we’ve been working on over the summer. We just haven’t been able to do that this year. ABGT400 will be the first time we’ve got together since March – that’s the longest time we’ve been apart in 20 years. Jono’s been working on a film score, Paavo’s been tinkering away at his beautiful lakeside studio in Finland, and Tony’s been on a deep odyssey and discovering the joys of livestreaming. As Paavo put it once, the world is taking a deep breath, reflecting on how we’ve got to where we are. So, in keeping with that theme, that’s what this year’s Group Therapy celebrations are all about: looking back at the music that brought our family together. Happy birthday Anjunabeats! 📆 Above & Beyond Group Therapy 400 Livestream (20 Years Of Anjunabeats)#ABGT Group Therapy

Posted by Above & Beyond on Friday, September 4, 2020

The Thames River in London is the chosen spot. It is destined to serve as the perfect backdrop for this first-ever virtual edition of ABGT. A closer look at the announcement would decode that this installment could be entirely different from its predecessors. It is intended to be more of a walk through memory lane. This would be through the music that influenced the label and band over the years.

Music that shaped the overall concept of Anjunabeats spanning a whopping 20 years might be up for a spin after years. The iconic electronic music band is capable of throwing surprises when it comes to this beloved yearly custom across the globe. Traveling across various continents and touching the lives of millions, it would be interesting to see what the iconic trio might have in mind for this one.