A selection of top artists both new and established have been lined up for the inaugural Waterworks Festival, set to take place in Gunnersbury Park, London on 25 September.
Craig Richards, Ben UFO, Saoirse, Peach, Job Jobse Shanti Celeste, Midland, Call Super, Eris Drew, FAUZIA, Novelist, Objekt, Krywald & Farrer, Body Hammer, Karenn and Call Super are among those set to appear at the festival, tickets for which go on sale this Thursday (18 March) at 10am – click here to sign up for an exclusive pre-sale on 17 March.
The brainchild of a group electronic music devotees including the founders of Percolate and Love International, Waterworks brings together established artists and up and coming stars, with a blend of both DJ performances and live acts, and no headliners – each artist is given equal weight on the billing.
“After the double disappointment in 2020 of COVID-19 and losing our chosen site we agreed that we would not bring Waterworks back unless we could source a location that would allow us to improve on the offering that we had before, nothing about it could feel like a step back,” the Waterworks team said in a statement.
“After visiting multiple sites and what feels like hundreds of hours of research we finally discovered a remote location inside Gunnersbury Park. Enclosed by 360 degrees of foliage this semi woodland area is overshadowed by infrastructure, juxtaposing nature and industry beautifully.”
As for the ‘no headliners’ approach – something we can see catching on – they added that the festival will boast a lineup “that is greater than the sum of its parts, made from artists that we know and trust to deliver the same care and attention with their sets as we will with the production. We also use our influence to help provide a platform for the younger artists that we are really excited about with set times that you might usually find for a headline act.
“We want to build a festival that our mates would come to but also for dance music lovers, young or old.”
Sounds good to us! 🙂 Click here for more information.