Following a last minute venue and date change, High Definition Festival is looking to prove its worth at Maidstone’s The Hop Farm on 5th and 6th September. With a lineup like this one, that shouldn’t be too difficult.
House legends like Luciano and Kerry Chandler share the listing with newcomers like Disciples, DJ SKT and Denney, who have been pulled into the limelight by impressive productions in the past year.
Saturday’s house lineup has a distinctly Ibiza flavour, with Miguel Campbell, Darius Syrossian, Nick Curly, Catz ’n’ Dogs and Sidney Charles all making an appearance. BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard invites special guests CUFF head honchos Amine Edge and Dance to his stage, while Rinse’s Sam Supplier and “So Freaking Tight” hitmakers Tough Love will also draw crowds.
There’s more to the day than just house though, with drum and bass titans Drumsound and Baseline Smith joining Matrix and Futurebound and Prototypes to tempt fans of the genre. Danny Byrd’s Sunday slot ensures that this continues across the weekend.
DJ Luck and MC Neat’s appearance on Saturday makes way for Sunday’s Garage Nation stage, combining names from garage’s past like Wookie and Hatcha with its stars of the future in up and coming DJs like Flava D.
Breach, Redlight and Tom Demac promise to deliver on the Aus stage, curated by label boss Will Saul. Lee Curtiss and Ryan Crosson bring a flavour of Europe’s party islands to the festival’s Kent venue, whilst the Weird and Wonderful stage’s eclectic lineup includes techno dons Dense and Pika and rising duo Eli and Fur.
With such an impressive set of bookings for such a young festival, HD will no doubt be one to remember this year.