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Hidden Festival in Milton Keynes drops full lineup


A new music festival in a hidden garden, in the heart of Milton Keynes city centre! On the 1st and 2nd July Hidden Festival, the event series promises to bring a variety of events to Milton Keynes city centre as they host a two day Music & Arts Festival with some incredible talent.

The concept behind Hidden Festival is brought to you by Event One, who have previously delivered some incredible events in Milton Keynes before. Hidden Festival’s mission is to develop the arts and culture scene in Milton Keynes by activating unusual, hidden and disused spaces, turning them into immersive event experiences. Hidden Festival not only brings internationally recognised talent to Milton Keynes but one of the key aims is to champion local and emerging talent.

Day 1 is an 18+ dance music event featuring leaders in UK dance music BUT day 2, Sunday 2nd of July, is something unique with a Funk Soul & Disco Line-up, with a sprinkle of UK garage on stage 2. Hidden Festival is firm on its wish for Hidden Festival to be an inclusive project which provides something for the entire community, which is what drives the wide and varied content of events.

Headlining Saturday at Hidden Festival is Franky Wah, an electronic music producer and DJ from the UK. A truly contemporary artist, Franky Wah’s music epitomises the exhilarating power of club culture. Known for his mesmerising beats and captivating live shows, Franky has quickly risen through the ranks to become one of the hottest names in the electronic music scene today. Franky is backed up by some of the biggest hitters in electronic music, Danny Howard, Route 94, Arielle Free, Sorley, Ammara and our guys Lost on Mars, each with their own unique style and energy, promises to cement Hidden Festival to be a key dance event in the calendar.

And as if this wasn’t enough, this year’s festival also features a special guest performance by the incredible Hannah Wants. With a career spanning beyond a decade, Hannah Wants’ rise from self-taught turntablist to global star has been nothing short of meteoric. An acclaimed producer regularly releasing on some of dance music’s most well-respected labels, and with a touring schedule that takes her to the biggest clubs and festivals in the UK, Europe, the Americas and further, Hannah continues to cement her reputation as a major player on the international scene.

The meat in this sonically perfected sandwich is Danny Howard who is a British DJ, producer, and BBC Radio 1 dance party presenter who has been making waves in the electronic music industry for over a decade.

Route 94, the DJ and producer who rose to fame with his hit single ‘My Love’ featuring Jess Glynne and popular recent release of ‘Sad Songs’. Route 94’s sound is unlike anything else out there.

Radio Dj, Arielle Free, a London-based DJ and presenter, is known for her eclectic taste in music and vibrant personality. Arielle firmly holds her place in the international scene and is set to be an incredible section of the show!

Ammara is one of our hot picks for the line-up. Ammara is an absolute rising star in the electronic music scene and blends the sounds of energetic techno and old school acid sounds, creating a sound that is uniquely her own, with her latest release on Patrick Toppings label TRICK, which makes Ammara a hot pick for the line-up.

Another Hidden Festival favourite, Sorley, is a British DJ and producer who has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting new names in electronic music. Sorley has an infectious golden groove that can not be mistaken, tantalising bass riffs, distinct sampling, acute vocal hooks, and electric lead lines make up that elusive signature sound. His sets showcase his musical taste and style, infusing his love across the electronic music spectrum, ranging from house to disco to techno and everything in between. It is rumoured that Sorley has an upcoming release with Franky Wah this summer, so watch this space!

On top of all this for Day 1, Hidden Festival has invited DT to curate the second stage to celebrate our 15th Birthday! We are going to bring you a stage packed full of emerging talent and local heroes! Joining us on the day will be the one and only Carly Wilford, along with Sam Girling, Chanel Carmichael, Haas, Middleground, Samuel Morgan, HARRT and our very own Loz Seka!

Fuse this, with a hidden garden in Milton Keynes city centre, street art installations, mouth-watering street food and cocktails. Hidden Festival Episode 1 is an impressive way to start the event series.

But WAIT! There’s more… Day 2, Sunday 2nd of July is set to be another unforgettable day as some of the biggest names in Funk, Soul & Disco take to the main stage for a family-friendly spin off brand Funk City. Headlined by The Real Thing, Craig Charles, Shola Ama, DaisyBelle & Carly Foxx featuring Tasty Lopez, Brandon Block, Hobbs and our head honcho Ron Mexico, this event promises to be a musical treat for music lovers of all ages. The main stage will be hosted by So Sophisticated by Ultravegas, who are a Milton Keynes dance staple of the 90s.

The Real Thing, who are widely regarded as one of the UK’s best soul groups, will be headlining the main stage. With a string of hits to their name, including ‘You to Me Are Everything’ and ‘Can’t Get By Without You’, this is a rare opportunity to see them perform live in Milton Keynes.

Joining them on the main stage is Craig Charles, who is known for his Funk & Soul Club show and his infectious energy. Shola Ama, who rose to fame in the late 90s with her hit single ‘You Might Need Somebody’, will also be taking to the stage. DaisyBelle & Carly Foxx feat. Tasty Lopez who are having incredible success with their high energy and exciting event Only Fans House party, Brandon Block, Hobbs and Ron Mexico complete the lineup for a disco extravaganza on the main stage.

The main stage is not the only attraction at this event. Stage 2 will be hosted by Give Me Garage, who will be bringing together some of the best in UK garage royalty for an unforgettable experience. Dj Pied Piper, Genius Cru, Nay Nay, Sweet Female Attitude, MC Kie, Mc Vapour and more will be performing on this stage, ensuring that there is something for everyone at this throwback event.

Overall, this event promises to be a great summer garden party for music lovers and families alike. With a lineup that includes some of the biggest names in music, as well as street art and street food, this is an event not to be missed. So mark your calendars for the 1st & 2nd of July and get ready for a weekend of live music, street food and street art!

Tickets are ON SALE NOW and all the info can be found here!

Early Bird Tickets and 1st release sold out almost instantaneously and 2nd release is almost sold out too. Don’t miss out on this incredible weekend in Milton Keynes this summer and make sure you grab your tickets now!


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