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2018 festivals to hit up and get your groove on

May 24, 2018

After attending the first ever Brixton Disco Festival, a perfectly fitting event for us, we decided to put together a list of what other festivals are in store this year from the world of groove.

 

GALA Festival

When: Sunday 27th May

 

Where: Peckham Rye Park, London

 

Who:

Derrick Carter Does Disco

Horse Meat Disco

Midland

Honey Dijon

Greg Wilson

Mr Scruff

Norman Jay MBE

Raw Silk

 

Why:

"This May gathering has a big focus on street food and craft beer alongside the DJ-driven artists line-up – beats and eats, as it were." - Time Out

 

Buy tickets for GALA Festival

 

 

Southport Weekender Festival

 

When: Saturday 9th June

 

Where: Finsbury Park, London

 

Who: 

Sister Sledge

David Morales

Roger Sanchez

Soul II Soul (Full Live Band)

House Gospel Choir

DJ Jazzy Jeff

Joey Negro

Louie Vega

John Morales

 

Why:

"Recreating the legendary vibe of the original events was never going to be easy. But Southport Weekender Festival, a new one-dayer in London, succeeded in rebooting much of the old magic." - Resident Advisor

 

 

Buy tickets for Southport Weekender Festival

 

Love Supreme Jazz Festival

When: Friday 29th June - Sunday 1st July

 

Where: Glynde Place, East Sussex

 

Who:

Earth Wind & Fire

Steve Winwood

George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic

Tom Misch

Level 42

Mavis Staples

Mr Jukes

Tony Allen

Lalah Hathaway

Ezra Collective

 

Why:

"The festival covers jazz, old and new, the genres that it has given birth to - showcasing an array of talent, from the virtuoso underground to those who have punctuated the mainstream." - Trouve la Groove

 

But tickets for Love Supreme Jazz Festival

 

El Dorado

When: Friday 29th June - Sunday 1st July

 

Where: Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire

 

Who:

Sister Sledge

Nightmares on Wax (Live)

David Rodigan

Craig Charles

Riot Jazz

Crazy P Soundsystem

Jenna & The G's

South London Soul Train

Detroit Swindle

 

Why:

"El Dorado is shaping up to becoming one of the most exciting new festivals of the last few years. [...] Lineup aside, El Dorado also offers something of a niche vibe, with boutique-meets-bass complimented by an intoxicating rural setting." - The West Review

 

 

Buy tickets for El Dorado Festival

 

Lovebox

When: Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th July

 

Where: Gunnersbury Park, London

 

Who:

Wu Tang Clan

Childish Gambino

N.E.R.D.

SZA

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals

The Internet

Vince Staples

Big Boi

Mura Masa

Motor City Drum Ensemble

 

Why:

"Lovebox has come a long way since that first intimate party in an old strip club off Tottenham Court Road [...] hosting a mix of big names and rising stars from across house, techno, pop, grime, R&B and more." - Resident Advisor

 

Buy tickets for Lovebox

 

Barclay's British Summertime presents Bruno Mars

When: Saturday 14th July

 

Where: Hyde Park, London

 

Who:

Bruno Mars

Khalid

Charlie Wilson (from The Gap Band)

Trombone Shorty

Alex Hepburn

 

Why:

"The superstar is currently in the middle of his 24K Magic World Tour, but will be making a welcome return to the UK this summer [...] Fans can expect a dazzling stage production and a set list bursting with hit after hit." - Celeb Mix

 

Buy tickets for British Summertime presents Bruno Mars

 

Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival

When: Friday 6th - Sunday 8th July

 

Where: Moseley Park, Birmingham

 

Who:

Jimmy Cliff

Sister Sledge

Candi Staton

Roy Ayers

Craig Charles

Jungle Brothers

Fred Wesley & The New JBs

David Rodigan

Lack of Afro (Live)

 

Why:

"Mostly Jazz offers an eclectic mix of genres and styles and is designed for music lovers with varied tastes rather than the purists." - Birmingham Mail

 

 

Buy tickets for Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival

 

Bestival

When: Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th August

 

Where: Lulworth Estate, Dorset

 

Who:

Chaka Khan

Plan B

Grace Jones

Silk City (Diplo & Mark Ronson)

Thundercat

Jimmy Cliff

Songhoy Blues

The Cuban Brothers

Jorja Smith

IAMDDB

 

Why:

"A dazzling patchwork quilt of artists perform across just as many elaborately designed stages. [...] A real testament to the spirit of festival fun." - Trouve la Groove

 

Buy tickets for Bestival

 

Rewind Festival: South

When: Friday 17th - Sunday 19th August

 

Where: Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames

 

Who:

Kool & The Gang

Billy Ocean

Jimmy Somerville

Marc Almond

Roland Gift

Shalamar

The Orchestra (ELO)

Odyssey

From The Jam

 

Why:

"A wonderfully nostalgic weekend, with a line-up that's full of classic 80s artists, there’s so much fun to be had across the site that you would be silly to miss out." - Trouve la Groove

Buy tickets for Rewind South

 

Lost Village Festival

When: Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th August

 

Where: Private Woodland, Lincolnshire

 

Who:

Four Tet

Horse Meat Disco

Giles Peterson

Jordan Rakei

Artwork

Greg Wilson

Craig Charles

Crazy P Soundsystem

DJ Yoda

Franc Moody

 

Why:

"Lost Village joins a recent crop of British festivals that incorporate food, wellness, and the arts [...] No self-aware marketing campaign, no elitist lineup. Just a magical forgotten forest filled with woodland characters and disco remixes." - Noisey

 

Buy tickets for Lost Village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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