Not enough festivals celebrate the roots of house music nowadays, don’t you think?
The creators of 51st State Festival certainly think so, which is why their debut last year sold out and went out with a bang at London’s beautiful Trent Park. The all-dayer is hosted by Found Series who have been ruling the circuit for years now with Ceremony, Born & Bred, and of course Found Festival.
The lineup (and the crowd that will inevitably follow it) is what makes the festival so special. Embracing the trail blazers of house, soul, disco + more makes for a pretty special day.
Some highlights this year include Kings Of House (aka David Morales, Louie Vega and Tony Humphries). For many, these three are the epitomy of NYC cool, paving the way for the US house music scene today. Alongside them on the mainstage will be Todd Terry and the mesmeric Barbara Tucker (Precious Love, Stop Playing With My Mind).
It’s not just a US takeover though. Homeboy Jazzie B from Soul II Soul will be playing the We Love Soul stage, whilst local favourites Horse Meat Disco takeover the Studio 51 stage alongside Joey Negro.
Keep your eyes peeled over on their Facebook page – there will be an afterparty happening, but who knows where it’ll be…
51st State Festival
SATURDAY 6TH AUGUST | 11AM – 10PM