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Continuing an epic string of London festival announcements, promoters Found unveil the fourth event in their summer festival series. Found Presents: 51st State will take place in the historic grounds of 14th century Trent Park on Saturday 8th August 2015.

Celebrating the roots of house, the festival will pull together the threads of this hugely influential sound, exploring garage, disco, soul, dub, dancehall and beyond. Led by pioneers from Chicago, New York and further afield, the 51st State programme is truly transatlantic, joining the dots between the US, the UK and the Caribbean.  The main stage will host legendary production duo Masters At Work with Kenny Dope and Louie Vega are now rumored to be working on new material ahead of their festival appearance. Dennis Ferrer (check out our interview with him, where he discuss the 5 big Steps of his Career) joins  DJ Sneak,  Todd Terry (check his recent podcast) Derrick Carter, NY Stomp aka Gerd, Karizma and Voyeur to complete the Main Stage.

Heading up the festival’s Groove Odyssey stage are seminal figures David Morales and Tony Humphries, Dimitri From Paris, Joey Negro – one of the most longstanding figures in UK house music. Further sets will come from Ralf Gum, AtJazz, Bobby & Steve, Sean Maccabe, Martin Lodge, Kev Chase & Joel S and Ted Lawrence & Nick Fernandez with live performances from Julie McKnight and Josh Milan.

Our friends at Back to 95 will bring the very best in old skool house and garage featuring Barbara Tucker (live), Grant Nelson, DJ Luck & MC Neat and DJ Spoony & Mikee B and Matt Jam Lamont. Back to 95 will also welcome a range of esteemed stage hosts to the line-up to deliver an all encompassing old skool vibe. Further audio offerings come from Scott Garcia, Norris Da Boss Windross, Pied Piper, Hermit & Daniel Ward, Listener & Jason H with Funky Smith & DJ Leo rounding things off.

For the rest of the line-up and tickets head to 51ststatefestival.com

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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