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2018 festivals to hit up and get your groove on

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.

When: Sunday 27th May

Where: Peckham Rye Park, London


Derrick Carter Does Disco

Horse Meat Disco


Honey Dijon

Greg Wilson

Mr Scruff

Norman Jay MBE

Raw Silk


"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

When: Saturday 9th June

Where: Finsbury Park, London


Sister Sledge

David Morales

Roger Sanchez

Soul II Soul (Full Live Band)

House Gospel Choir

DJ Jazzy Jeff

Joey Negro

Louie Vega

John Morales


"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

When: Friday 29th June - Sunday 1st July

Where: Glynde Place, East Sussex


Earth Wind & Fire

Steve Winwood

George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic

Tom Misch

Level 42

Mavis Staples

Mr Jukes

Tony Allen

Lalah Hathaway

Ezra Collective


"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

When: Friday 29th June - Sunday 1st July

Where: Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire


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


"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

When: Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th July

Where: Gunnersbury Park, London


Wu Tang Clan

Childish Gambino



Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals

The Internet

Vince Staples

Big Boi

Mura Masa

Motor City Drum Ensemble


"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

When: Saturday 14th July

Where: Hyde Park, London


Bruno Mars


Charlie Wilson (from The Gap Band)

Trombone Shorty

Alex Hepburn


"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

When: Friday 6th - Sunday 8th July

Where: Moseley Park, Birmingham


Jimmy Cliff

Sister Sledge

Candi Staton

Roy Ayers

Craig Charles

Jungle Brothers

Fred Wesley & The New JBs

David Rodigan

Lack of Afro (Live)


"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

When: Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th August

Where: Lulworth Estate, Dorset


Chaka Khan

Plan B

Grace Jones

Silk City (Diplo & Mark Ronson)


Jimmy Cliff

Songhoy Blues

The Cuban Brothers

Jorja Smith



"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

When: Friday 17th - Sunday 19th August

Where: Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames


Kool & The Gang

Billy Ocean

Jimmy Somerville

Marc Almond

Roland Gift


The Orchestra (ELO)


From The Jam


"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

When: Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th August

Where: Private Woodland, Lincolnshire


Four Tet

Horse Meat Disco

Giles Peterson

Jordan Rakei


Greg Wilson

Craig Charles

Crazy P Soundsystem

DJ Yoda

Franc Moody


"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

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