51st Festival announce phase one of this years lineup

More than 100 artists will lend a hand in celebrating the roots of house music when the festival returns to London's Copthall Playing Fields this summer

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 2nd Mar 2023

Following the resounding success of last year's instalment, the team of seasoned organisers behind what is probably one of London's most sought-after live music events, 51st Festival have announced the first phase of artists set to have audiences jumping when it returns to the UK capital of culture on Saturday 5th August

Taking up residence on the wide open green spaces of Copthall Playing Fields, easily accessible by tube (Mill Hill East and Hendon Central, both on the Northern Line), train (Mill Hill Broadway, 17 minutes from King’s Cross St Pancras), bus (Copthall Sports Centre) and by car, with plenty of parking available, the 2023 edition of the festival will celebrate the roots of House music, exploring its origins and offshoots - from soulful and classic to tech and afro, garage, soul and disco, RnB, Dancehall, Soca, Reggae, Hip Hop, Amapiano and more.

Recently teasing some of the many acts scheduled to perform across the day-long event, those looking to attend 51st Festival this summer can look forward to world-class sets from iconic names in dance music the likes of David Morales, Louie Vega, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Jess Bays, Majestic, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Norman Jay, Mike Dunn, DJ Pioneer, Roy Ayers, performing with a full live band on his farewell UK tour, and many others. Take a peek at the full phase one lineup poster above for even more names. 

Keep an eye on the Skiddle blog in the weeks to come to keep up to date with artist announcements from the 51st Festival team. 



Tickets for 51st Festival 2023 are on sale and moving fast! First and second-release tickets have now sold out with only third-release and VIP options left available. Head to the bottom of this page to secure yours now or risk disappointment. 



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Header image credit: 51st Festival / Facebook.com

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