Here is a flavour of some of the amazing performers we have confirmed this year, and you can expect many, many more exciting names added to the list.
A Little Sound
In the swirling blend of DnB sub-genres out there, A Little Sound has made a space for herself, and is making a bigger sound than her name suggests. But Abigail Kate’s career could have been very different. ALS started out in musical theatre and developed her skills singing covers of songs and making them her own. Getting loads of love for her YouTube videos is where she was discovered.
Her ambition is encouraged by support from Koven, collaborations with Kanine, Gray, Levela and Shapes, and a debut solo EP on the horizon on Born on Road Records. ALS will be performing a DJ/Vocal set before an exclusive collaboration with another exciting artist on our main stage.
The champion selecta will fill our nest with bouncy jungle vibes. Benny (real name) discovered jungle at the age of 14 which inspired him to make his own music. Before long Benny was learning to use a sequencer on his dad’s PC. His first break came from the South London based label, Cutterz Choice bringing his first tune, Chainsaws, to wax. This was followed by the success of Addictive which was rinsed by the likes of Nicky Blackmarket, Brockie, and Ash Attack. The legendary John Peel gave Benny his first airplay on a major radio station. He has never looked back. Surging on in the DnB/Jungle scene with his own label DubShotta, Benny is set to be crowned the king of jungle rollers.
Ceri’s rising reputation as a DJ, has seen her grace the decks all around the world. Playing alongside everyone from Ryan Elliot and Objekt, to Mr. G, Jeremy Underground and Paranoid London. Her label; ‘Find Your Own’ Records, launched with a sold out and repressed Life Holstee EP, featuring a remix / reshape from the don of deep dopeness Fred P.
Ceri’s diverse DJ style moving from deep and moody, atmospheric grooves via heavyweight peak time house, on to psychotropic techno abstractions has carved out her distinctive reputation. Support for the label came from the likes of Ben UFO, Midland, Move D, Paranoid London, Ryan Elliot, Steve O Sullivan, Fumiya Tanaka and K HAND. It also included Radio 1 Play and appearances in Fred P’s Dekmantel mix which was Resident Advisor’s Mix of The Day.
With inspirations like Carl Cox, Hannah Wants & Sam Divine, Emma loves old school house, piano house and thumping basslines.
In 2016 Emma went to Ibiza and played throughout the West End with the highlight being the main room at Eden. Emma has dj’d at local bars and clubs and most recently become a resident for red wine sessions.
Emma-Nate is an Essex born DJ and promotor of a Hard House and Trance event Re:Form, in Southend and Co-owner of a Hard Dance Label Re:Form Recordings. She is also owner of a Hard Dance, Female DJ only multi genera Brand, Maiden’s Of Music. This show cases most music styles from Female DJ’s from the UK and international too. She is also the solo owner of a fresh new Hard Dance Label, Emmanating Records and is already paving the way for some brilliant releases this year.
Emma has played at events such as Wanted, Nockturnal, BioShokk and Vinyl Warriors, Twist, Sunny Side Up Memorial Event, Music Unity For Mental Health at the legendary Cyber Dog, just to name a few.
Fathom Audio have been the cult leaders of underground lyricism and Drum & Bass with integrity for the last decade. Spawned as an antidote to the mainstream, watered down mc’ing and hosting that was prevailing at the time, Fathom is a notorious trio who had previously elevated “the scene” individually, releasing and performing alongside the top dj’s and labels worldwide.
Accumulating a multitude of stripes among the pioneers and royalty of D&B, their respective talents have graced some of the game’s finest imprints, such as Moving Shadow, Soul:r, Metalheadz, Ram, Playaz, Critical and Hospital, alongside future legends like Flexout and Diffrent Music.
Since their beginnings on London’s pirate radio circuit, ten years of rebellion has seen the crew go through countless ups and downs, culminating in a 2021 reformation of the original ethos of Fathom; a host of “Chronicles Live” shows and the fast approaching release of the final part of the infamous “Chronicles Trilogy” live recordings.
As a live artist Georgina’s charming and unique performances make her audience laugh and cry in turn, delivering a thoroughly entertaining evening.
A conscious grime artist who is pulling lots of followers that hear his message about sustainability entwined within his tongue-twisting lyrics. A self-confessed ‘Vegetarian Boss’ who produces beats and bass without a beige breadcrumb in sight. With a soulful voice and sense-inducing bars, expect Inspekta Veg to venture into DnB flavours, Grime, and Breaks as a way of raising awareness about the way “… We’ve been convinced by the powers that be, that we have to depend on money, which creates the illusion of artificial scarcity. We think that there’s “not enough” but this is the biggest lie in history. It’s time to transcend this system, and watch it from the distance – as it crashes and burns.” Don’t invite him to your barbeque, he won’t come.
Now renowned and respected worldwide for his highly technical turntablism, meticulously crafted DJ sets and party-punching productions, Krafty Kuts is in a league of his own. One of the key pioneers in the UK breakbeat and bass movement, Krafty Kuts has multiple awards to his name and has released music with the likes of Ministry Of Sound, OWSLA, Southern Fried, DMC, Fabric and many more.
Continuously immersed in beat culture since forming his own b-boy break dancing crew in the late 80s, Krafty Kuts has had his own record store chain, run labels, promoted critical scene events, formed his own band Wicked City and performed to crowds of 40,000 alongside the biggest names in music from the Rolling Stones to The Prodigy. Living, breathing and sleeping the funk without compromise
KYRO is an up and coming DJ from the South Coast of the UK. KYRO is consistently developing her talents as a selector, spinning predominantly Jungle and Drum & Bass. KYRO has managed to secure multiple bookings including supporting The Prototypes, Funtcase and House music artist, Endor. Other performances include her roadblock of a set at Red Bull UK’s Open House, Hospital Records, Goat Shed, Bloc2Bloc, UK BASS RADIO, Unmade Radio, Komrad, The Fort Radio and many more. In 2019, KYRO performed at Boomtown Fair, where Inja jumped on her b2b set with AMA, creating havoc at the Mr Whompy stage.
With a rare combination of talents, Lizzie not only produces, she also also writes and sings her own captivating vocals – and she has an exceptional ear for a killer hook. Following her 2011 smash with Robbie Rivera and Cosmic Gate (‘Departures’), Lizzie has gone on to top the Beatport and Traxsource Charts with an impressive arsenal of releases, alongside hitting the Number One spot on the Billboard Dance chart twice. Recent years have seen Lizzie release new music on respected labels such as Toolroom, Let There Be House and Armada, with top artists such as Fatboy Slim, Mark Knight & Radio 1’s Danny Howard all supporting her music.
MC Xander has gained global recognition for his mix of beatbox, politico-spiritual songwriting and mesmerising live looping. His YouTube performances have amassed over 10 million views and his albums Eyeopeness and Hymns have become classics of the genre with stand-out tracks including Spaceship Earth, Higher Nature, Sick of the Lies and Om Muni.
Apart from his beatboxing, MC Xander is known for the range of vocals he uses; particularly the high singing in falsetto and whistle register which can add an ethereal choral quality to his sound. With a new show and material that is bound to please his adoring fans, we cannot be happier to have Xander performing in our nest on Saturday night.
Mojan is a 24 year old DJ/Producer from Portsmouth that has been active in the scene for a few years and has played his fair share of parties both in Portsmouth and London, including the likes of Outhouse, Zeal Movement and Love Amplified. His music draws influence from an extensive range of genres to create a unique sound unlike anyone else.
Richard Plumridge aka Monster is a London based psytance DJ who has been spinning tunes and tearing up dance floors for over 20 years. He has a unique style of heavy hitting beats and wonderfully crafted rifts that will ensure you are taken on a musical journey from start to finish.
He has graced the decks at many festivals in the UK and around the world from Africa and the USA to Europe. Along with playing at events all over the UK he ran his own legendary trance parties, Quarantine and Chichime, along with co-running Munch. During this time he was signed as a label DJ to Pointzerorecords. Now he is ready to set up with us and provide you with what he does best…prepare to dance your socks off!
My Bad Sister
Performing since the age of three, my bad sister are singer / songwriters, rappers, recording artists & professional dancers delivering a mash-up of jungle, drum n bass, hip hop, house, bassline, punk and tekno. They call this eclectic creation, a Cockney-Cabarave. They have played main stages at festivals including Glastonbury, BoomTown Fair, Beats for Love (Czech), also Fuji Rock Festival (Japan), ADM Festival (Holland), Freekuency Festival (Portugal) to name a few.
The east London-born identical twins have made big waves on the under ground rave scene, and are a creative force to be reckoned with. Be ready for some in ya face bass and snappy dance routines. It’s the perfect way to kick off our festival, full of energy and vibrant colour, and possibly some squats…?
To imagine Planetman’s uplifting World-Reggae Fusion sound, take the heart of Roots Reggae, pumped with the jump-up energy of Ska, and woven through with an Afrofunk groove. Throw in some captivating instruments and heavy Dub bass lines, and you are getting somewhere near.
As the founding member of iconic London venue Passing Clouds, Planetman has played with some of the greatest names in Reggae and World Music, and is widely known on the UK Reggae scene for his passion, skill and authenticity. An artist who lives and breathes for his live performances, Planetman has taken his inspiring message of unity through music across the globe, lighting up crowds at Glastonbury, Boom and Sunrise Festivals, Secret Garden Party, The Jazz Café, The Southbank Centre and Wilton’s Music Hall.
Since winning the DJ competition in Croatia at Hospitality on the Beach, Steffi aka Something Something has earnt a lot of respect in the DnB scene. Her first gig was at the longest running DnB night in NYC, Konkrete Jungle. Although new to the game, she has already played the USA, Prague, Spain and the UK. Now with her first release out on Elevate and a number of fresh tracks soon to drop on respected labels, we are proud to have this mixing specialist on our stage as we predict big tings for Something Something.
Be prepared to get hyped as he works with Benny Page to recreate the energy seen on the Lions Den stage at Boomtown numerous times as well as other major events including Tokyo World, Glastonbury, Fantasia, Jungle Cakes, PennFest, Lockdown Festival, NozStock, Reading Festival, Iboga Festival, Balter Fest, and Isle of Wight Festival.
Tengu has played some legendary venues like Tank in Sheffield and Fabric in London blowing up dancefloors with bass heavy bangers for your screwface! With a radio show on Trickster Radio in Brighton Tengu found a great way to showcase new artists and give listeners insight into what a live show consists of. Laying down big tunes on Crucast and Yosh that layers dark synths with sub bass and melody, as well as smooth vocals with banging house drops, Tengu is crafting an original take on bass music that looks set to last. Never afraid to experiment and mix it up, we are well excited about what Tengu will pull out of the bag for us. Bass face at the ready!
The Egg are dance floor technicians – they play live rocktronic, funk and house inspired big textural dance music. The band are based around twins Ned (keys and vocals) and Maff Scott (drums), with bass and guitar- up to 4 -people but often have guest musicians: Moog bass, guitar, slide guitar, vocalists, rap/beatbox, theramin, flute, violin, video artists and live painters, & Midi controlled video samples or LED.
They have enjoyed a worldwide hit with the massive (Berlin based) Tocadisco electro-house remix of ‘Walking Away’ and the David Guetta bootleg that followed (no.3 UK charts, no.1 (Spain 6 weeks), and the biggest selling dance tune in the world that year. They also co-wrote ‘For Lovers’ with Pete Doherty (UK no7) & TOTP performance.
On his return to the UK, Tom gained a residency at London’s well renowned Sunday party also known as Creche. This allowed Tom to develop his style and showcase his talents at the likes of established venues Queen of Hoxton, The Brickhouse, Ministry Of Sound and Pacha plus more. We are proud to have ‘Tiger’ opening the festival for us with a set that is sure to shake your bones after a such long time away from the dancefloor.