Carl Cox has been announced as the headline act for London’s hottest house festival, 51st State.
The festival, back for the fourth year, is set to take over Trent Park for a one-day rave-up on August 4, with six sizzling stages of house, disco, garage and soul – a must for anyone who loves a bit of a dance, basically.
(Plus, it’s the excuse to finally visit the mysterious Cockfosters that you always secretly wanted.)
Over 60 acts have already been confirmed for the bill in a lineup organisers say “celebrates the roots of House music, pulling together the threads of this hugely influential sound. Led by pioneers from Chicago, New York and beyond, the programme is truly transatlantic, joining the dots between the US, the UK and the Caribbean.”
51st State Festival 2018: the full lineup
Groove Odyssey Main Stage: Carl Cox / Masters at Work: Louie Vega & Kenny Dope / Body & Soul: Danny Krivit, Joe Claussell and François K / Dimitri from Paris / Soul Clap / Bobby & Steve / Anane Vega / Lady T / Chuck Roberts – Live / Marc Evans – Live / Shaun Escoffery – Live / Host: Barbara Tucker
Found Stage: Derrick May / Lee Foss / Derrick Carter / Todd Terry / Karizma / Session Victim / 2 Four 7 / Lex Luca / Dominique Danielle
Back To 95 Stage: India – Live / Todd Edwards / Matt Jam Lamont / DJ Luck & MC Neat / Norris Da Boss Windross / Scott Garcia / Jason Jaye / Master Stepz / Listener / Jason J / Jerry Rankin / Lonyo – Live / Memzee – Live / KP – Live / Hosted by: Creed / DT / PSG / CKP / Buzzhard / Blakey / Onyx Stone
We Love Soul Stage: Trevor Nelson MBE / Norman Jay MBE / Lillo Thomas / Loose Ends / Ingrid Mansfield Allman / Rose Windross / Steve Sutherland / Jigs / DJ Bigger / Aitch B & Jazzi Q / Sammy Confunktion & Chilli Source / Lloyd Life / Selly J / Colin Williams / Hosted by: Micro / Champain
Hotwuk Stage: Mr Vegas – Live / The Heatwave / Stylo G – Live / Dawn Penn – :ive / Demolition Man – Live / Fabio & Grooverider with GQ / Robbo Ranx / Firin Squad / DJ Alton
Studio 51 Stage: John Morales / Late Nite Tuff Guy / Eli Esconar / Opolopo / Dr Packer / The Reflex / Funkie P / Grame P & Souldiva.