Celebrating its sixth year, 51st State Festival recently revealed its first lineup announcement for 2020. This year’s programme is led by a trio of New York’s finest house acts: Stealth boss and Grammy-award winning producer Roger Sanchez will join the Trent Park party alongside an exclusive London festival performance from production/remix team Masters at Work as well as Body & Soul trio of François K, Joe Claussell and Danny Krivit.
The New York natives will be joined by Todd Terry, House N' HD (Terry Hunter and Mike Dunn), Eli Escobar and the Frenchman Dimitri from Paris.
Representing the other cradles of dance music, Detroit’s Derrick May will rock the festival along with Ibiza regulars Amine Edge & DANCE, who will bring their blend of hip hop-infused deep house. The festival will also be joined by a very special guest, to be announced in late March.
US vocalist Jocelyn Brown will deliver a set, performing tracks like her iconic ‘Somebody Else’s Guy’, while The Brand New Heavies will be keeping the funk alive. Soul II Soul founder Jazzie B will also be on hand with his club-ready take on soul, as well as Barbara Tucker and The Cool Notes’ Lorraine McIntosh. Adding a Jamaican edge to the festivities is dancehall’s Charly Black, who will make his only London festival performance of 2020 at 51st State, and sound system crew The Heatwave.
Flying the flag for UKG is Wookie, Matt Jam Lamont and Majestic. Collective Heartless Crew will also be in effect alongside the Dreem Teem’s DJ Spoony and Mikee B and sample master and Daft Punk collaborator Todd Edwards.
Following a sell-out 5th birthday in 2019, the festival will return to Trent Park on 1 August with a greater range of food vendors and bars throughout the site. The VIP area will also receive some special treatment with an extended viewing platform, complimentary massages, glitter, a vanity area, and photo booth, all soundtracked by House FM DJs.
51st State Festival
Saturday 1st August
Trent Park, London
Nr. Cockfosters underground station
11AM – 10PM