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Just 1 month until new 3-day dance music festival High Lights launches in East London


In less than a month, Barking Park in East London is set to light up with the debut of High Lights, a brand-new three-day electronic music festival with a serious design edge. From Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June, High Lights promises a stellar lineup of DJs and live acts, with none other than Carl Cox leading the charge on Saturday 1st June the only London festival gig he’ll be rocking this summer.

Already, over 60% of tickets have flown off the shelves for this electrifying weekend, boasting performances from experimental techno maestro Max Cooper, house music pioneer Franky Wah, Boiler Room sensation SYREETA, lo-fi house trailblazer Ross From Friends, party-starting virtuoso Dan Shake, and a whole lot more.

On Sunday, June 2nd, High Lights welcomes back FUSE: Open Air, featuring founder Enzo Siragusa curating FUSE‘s most extensive lineup of selectors and live acts in London since the closure of Tobacco Dock in 2022. The day will be filled with sets from Dr. Banana, making his FUSE debut, alongside Chris Stussy, Sweely (live), Josh Baker, and FUSE regular Traumer, who will be joined by Apollonia’s Shonky for a highly anticipated B2B set, much requested by fans.

“In the current climate of uncertainty, we can assure our customers that High Lights is going ahead” explains Fred Letts, co-founder of Percolate Music and High Lights. “We can’t wait to start our new venture and we have exciting long term plans for bringing innovative music events to Barking Park site”

But it’s not just about the beats; High Lights promises a feast for the eyes too, with bespoke architectural installations courtesy of Lucid Creates, the brains behind some of the UK’s most iconic event stages.

Lucid describes the design as a massive overhead installation sporting a brutalist, concrete facade. Complete with all the high-tech visuals we’ve grown accustomed to from the studio responsible for some of the UK’s grandest stages, including the mammoth Runway Stage at Creamfields Festival.

Carl Cox

Carl Cox, hailed as one of the most charismatic DJs around, is thrilled to headline High Lights. “I’m really looking forward to bringing my signature sound to the stage at the all new ‘High Lights’ festival this Summer.” Carl explains. “You can catch me on Saturday 1st June. I’ll see you on the dance floor! Oh yes!!”.

Sharing the stage with Carl Cox on Saturday, June 1st, is none other than scene veteran Franky Wah. With a storied career as both a producer and DJ, Franky has cemented himself as one of the industry’s most dependable and talented figures, racking up millions of streams and commanding stages worldwide. Known for DJ essentials like ‘Under The Sun’ and ‘Alive’, Franky effortlessly blends club-ready beats with raw emotional depth, earning praise from the likes of Tale of Us, Solomon, Tiësto, and even Carl Cox himself.

Resident DJ at HE.SHE.THEY., SYREETA possesses an unparalleled knack for tuning into the energy of the crowd. Her sets, infused with chunky basslines and melodic grooves drawn from the realms of house and techno, have ignited dance floors globally, with mixes and streams featured on top platforms like BBC Radio 1, XTRA, HOR, Mixmag, and more. From legendary parties like Music On and Paradise to festivals such as Creamfields and Lost Village, SYREETA has shared stages with the crème de la crème of dance music, including the legendary Carl Cox.

When you choose a name like Dan Shake, you better bring your A-game. With a relentless tour schedule and tracks finding their way into the playlists of countless established DJ icons, Shake lives up to the hype. His passion for groove—spanning from lively acid beats to Brazilian samba, funky rhythms to thumping house—fuels his mission to get everyone around him moving. At a Dan Shake party, it’s not just about the tunes; he’s a force to be reckoned with on the dance floor.

For more information on the full three days and to grab your tickets, visit www.thehighlights.space

Organisers Percolate are offering free day tickets to the event for residents who live within one mile radius of Barking Park. These can be obtained by sending proof of address to community@percolatemusic.co.uk

High Lights flyer


Friday 31st May 2024 12:00-22:30

Max Cooper (DJ Set)
Actress (DJ Set)
Rival Consoles (live)
Kelly Lee Owens (DJ Set)
Lenzman b2b LSB & Fox
Mia Koden
Ross From Friends (DJ Set)
SCALER (FKA Scalping)
Weval (DJ Set)
Tailor Jae

Saturday 1st June 2024 12:00-22:30

Carl Cox
Franky Wah
Dan Shake
Hilit Kolet
Jasper Tygner (live)
Krywald & Farrer
Lulah Francs
Mr. G (live)

Sunday 2nd June 2024 12:00-22:00
FUSE presents

Enzo Siragusa
Chris Stussy
Shonky b2b Traumer
Dr Banana b2b Laidlaw
Josh Baker
Anthea b2b Giammarco Orsini


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