Kid British, Underground Heroes and Janice Graham Band headline an impressive roster of acts at the second annual Cloud 9 Festival - Cheshire’s biggest home grown music festival.
The first dance arena will showcase a number of house music artists such as X press 2, who will be pumping out their dirty, chunky tribal house sounds into the early hours of the morning. Germany's Matthias Tanzmann will be taking a break from his hectic touring schedule at some of the best club nights in the world to give us a day time set straight from the terraces of DC10. Lee Mortimer will also be present, showcasing one of his bass-fuelled fidget house sets that's sure to be banging, along with energetic sets from Leftroom records boss Matt Tolfrey and Trevor Loveys amongst many more.
The other dance stage will host hard dance legends Mark EG and Amber D. There will also be some dark, grimy, bassline Dubstep from bar 9 and Drum and Bass from one of the most exciting DnB acts in the UK today; DC Breaks. The fourth stage will include a mixture of smaller local bands and DJ's from around the area, so no matter what genre of music you're into, there will certainly be something to suit your tastes.
Cloud 9 was the brainchild of Congleton residents Martin Wheelton, Nick Mullis, Dan Biddulph and Ian Whiston. They were inspired to create something extraordinary for the people of Congleton. Nick said, “Cloud 9 is so unique and special because it has the feel of a small community event whilst still attracting people from all around the country.”
The festival itself will be held in a field just outside Sandbach, Cheshire. The music will all kick off at midday on Saturday 7th August - although organisers encourage festival goers to camp on the Friday night to get in the mood!
With a budget this year in excess of £80,000, there will be no expense spared. So expect the best sound systems, lighting and stages. The festival will also incorporate fairground attractions, a ‘banter zone’ for those who are just up for laugh, while graffiti artists and painters will entertain the creative individuals. There will also be a large bar area and traditional hog roast, noodle bar, local ice creams and a selection of other eateries to tantalise your taste buds.
Also back by popular demand will be the Multi Channel Silent Disco with a range of different genres being played simultaneously to keep everybody dancing until the very early hours.
Cloud 9 Music festival, Saturday 7th August, Sandbach.
Tickets for Cloud 9 cost just £30 and are available through Skiddle below.
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