LeeFest steps up the hype for its arrival in Highams Hill Farm, Surrey between the 12th and 14th of July, by announcing its impressive dance music lineup
Date published: 4th Jun 2013
Photgraph: LeeFest 2012
What started life as the brainchild of a bunch of 16 year olds arrainging something to do during their summer break from college has turned into something really quite epic.
From numbers of a mere 150, the festival now houses near enough 3000, but holds fast to its original independant, lighthearted philosophy.
Already announced as headlining the festival are the likes of Noisettes, Delphic, Friends, King Charles, The Other Tribe and Public Service Broadcasting - A hefty enough lineup that is as intelligent as it is impressive. Not content with a standout indie and mainstream (in a good way) lineup, Leefest today announce their dance music arm, and that’s looking pretty bloody good ‘n all.
First up we have the previously announced addition of Stanton Warriors. The Warriors are a DJ team that need little introduction. The breaks duo have truly conquered the world with regular sets at super clubs like Fabric, and touring all across the globe, from Europe to North America, Asia to Australia, and remixing artists as diverse as Daft Punk, Gorillaz, Claude Vonstroke, The Black Eyed Peas, and most recently Julio Bashmore’s dancefloor smash Au Seve.
Listen: Julio Bashmore - Au Seve (Stanton Warriors ReBash)
Joining them will be the fantastic Dark Sky, whose prolific turn out of dancefloor dynamite over the past couple of years has been phenomenal, as they traverse genres from house to garage to dubstep and techno with apparent ease. The trio behind Dark Sky are in seriously high demand at the moment, and are a totally unmissable addition to LeeFest 2013.
Other highlights will include Mele with the in demand Slick Don, Pusherman, and No Artificial Colours.
Hugely popular London night Wonderland will too be hosting its own dance venue at this year’s LeeFest. They will be swapping the ‘damp dark tunnels beneath London Bridge’ for the sunny pastoral climes of Highams Hill Farm, Surrey featuring the likes of Itchy & Skratchy DJs, Jesse James, Rattus Rattus, Sai, and Ketoloco DJs amongst others.
From humble beginnings LeeFest is really coming into its own and the 2013 edition of the Surrey festival is already looking pretty special.