Kiss goodbye to festival season ’21 in style.
Having festivals back this summer has been quite the trip. After a year off–a year that took its toll on us all–it’s been truly electric to be back on London’s patches of grass sipping warm lager and soaking in the atmosphere.
And, while naysayers might hold the view that festival season is now winding down, as October looms, we vehemently disagree. Waterworks Festival is giving you a chance to drink in the last of the September sun (with a kind forecast this weekend) and head out for a final dance before it becomes too chilly for outdoor events.
A debut event, held in west London’s beautiful Gunnersbury Park on September 25, presents a space for festivalgoers to dance to some of the most lauded electronic artists on offer in the capital this summer.
Waterworks provides a meld of the scene’s most established artists alongside some exciting up-and-coming names in house and techno circles. Yes, many will flock down to see acclaimed acts; from Ben UFO to Craig Richards to Josey Rebelle to Mala; but earlier sets coming from the likes of Gigi FM, Leon Vynehall and Yu Su are certain to thrill the masses in the buildup. Plus, fans of other genres won’t be left disappointed, with grime MC Novelist taking the mic during Sicaria Sound’s set.
If the 10.30pm closing time hurts your eyes, there’s even several afterparties associated with the festival where you can continue the hip-swinging. E1, Corsica Studios and The Pickle Factory are your ports of call once the final whistle blows at Waterworks. (Find information about each afterparty via the Waterworks Instagram).
Each stage is outdoors, providing effective ventilation, and there are increased hand washing/sanitizing stations across the site — as well as extra-cleaning of high touch points. Gunnersbury Park is a 5-minute walk from Acton Town station, and provides a gorgeous space boasting woodland areas and even a lake. View the full lineup and find more information about Waterworks here.
To enter the festival, you must have one of: a negative lateral flow or PCR Covid-19 test from within 24-hours before 25/9, proof of double vaccination, or natural immunity (proof you have had Covid-19 in the past 180 days and have finished isolating).