51st Festival (FKA 51st State) has unveiled full details of stage billings as well as adding a string of new artists to this year’s roster. Leading the pack of new artists Mark Knight is confirmed to headline the La Fiesta stage alongside Viva Warriors head honcho Steve Lawler. With fellow stage additions Secondcity, bass and techno DJ, Hodge, and more rounding off what is hoped to be a memorable Saturday under the sun.
Elsewhere, North London’s purveyors of UK garage Heartless Crew also join the billing alongside old school D&B DJ Doc Scott, and Notting Hill Carnival sound system Rampage all set to deliver sessions.
Set to perform live, R&B and soul singer, Mica Paris tops the bill of the newly unveiled Soul Network stage. She joins jazz-funk outfit Light Of The World and ‘90s R&B group, Damage.
Two new live acts announced for the main stage include Kathy Brown ‘Turn Me Out’ and Tony Momrelle (Incognito). They will be joining the previously announced lineup acts, Dennis Ferrer, one-half of duo Masters at Work Kenny Dope, and Grammy Award-winning DJ Roger Sanchez, plus live singers India, Julie McKnight, and TXC.
Roger Sanchez: “I always love playing 51st Festival. The lineups are always stellar, with the event consistently attracting an extremely devoted house music audience who are truly up for the party. I can’t wait to play this year’s instalment!”
Mark Knight: “It’s always a huge honour to be involved with 51st Festival, and this year is no exception. It’s without doubt the leading soulful house event in the country: the vibe is second to none, and it gives me the opportunity to show exactly what I’m about as a DJ, playing the full range of music I love and that inspires me. Last year’s show playing tracks from my album alongside Beverley Knight was a real standout moment for me, so I’m super excited to get back on stage again.”
Bobby and Steve’s Ibiza label and events promotion company, Groove Odyssey, is confirmed to host this year’s main stage, with old school house and garage promoters Backto95, tech house London party brand La Fiesta, London’s soul and dance event Soul Network, reggae and dancehall party Hot Wuk and internet radio station House FM also announced to host various stages across the day.