51st Festival recently revealed the first taster of its lineup and new site, NW4’s Copthall Playing Fields. For house heads, Dennis Ferrer is joined by Kenny Dope, one half of duo Masters at Work, and Roger Sanchez. For fans of soulful sounds, India (Live), Barbara Tucker (Live) and Julie McKnight (Live), should delight festival goers with sets packed with hits.
With the UKG revival gathering pace, the festival offers the opportunity to witness some of the cornerstones of the genre up close. Dancers will be able to enjoy Todd ‘The God’ Edwards, as well as ‘founding fathers’ DJ Spoony, Wookie, Matt Jam Lamont and Zed Bias.
There’s also a wide-ranging selection of live sets including Charly Black and Nadia Rose who will aim to pick up the pace with her delivery.
Leading the tech house charge is Max Chapman, GW Harrison and Paul Woolford. TxC will also have crowds moving to their strain of amapiano. A brand new D&B stage is hosted by Metalheadz and includes Randall and Dillinja with some special guests to be announced.
51st Festival will also open the gates to its new home at Copthall Playing Fields. 20 minutes more central than previous site Trent Park, the new location is easily accessible by tube (Mill Hill East on the Northern Line), train (Mill Hill Broadway, 17 minutes from King’s Cross St Pancras), bus (Copthall Sports Centre) and by car with plenty of parking available.