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51st Festival Reveals Second Wave of Artists & Stage Splits

Mark Knight, Steve Lawler, Kathy Brown, Mica Paris, Damage, Heartless Crew, Doc Scott, Janet Kay & Carroll Thompson, Rampage and more among new names announced

Incredible special guests still to be revealed 

Full stage splits, with new hosts Metalheadz, La Fiesta and Soul Network joining Groove Odyssey, Backto95, Hot Wuk and House FM 

Festival will take place at Copthall Playing Fields on Saturday 20th August 2022. Tickets are on sale here

London, 4th May: London’s flagship roots of house music and multi-genre event, 51st Festival (FKA 51st State) has unveiled full details of stage billings as well as adding an electrifying string of new artists to this year’s roster.

Leading the pack of new artists, top-selling Beatport house DJ and producer Mark Knight is confirmed to headline the La Fiesta stage alongside Viva Warriors head honcho Steve Lawler. With fellow stage additions UK singles chart-topper Secondcity, fast-rising bass and techno DJ, Hodge, and more rounding off what is promised to be a memorable Saturday under the sun. 

Elsewhere, North London’s longtime purveyors of UK garage Heartless Crew also join the billing alongside old school drum and bass DJ Doc Scott, and legendary Notting Hill Carnival sound system Rampage all set to deliver some high octane sessions.

Set to perform live, legendary R&B and soul singer, Mica Paris tops the bill of the newly unveiled Soul Network stage. She joins much-celebrated jazz-funk outfit Light Of The World and 90s R&B group, Damage. neo-soul, house, jazz and boogie DJ Tony Rodriguez will bring smooth and soulful grooves to the programme. Best known for her 1979 number one UK charts smasher, ‘Silly Games’, reggae legend Janet Kay will also play live alongside the aptly-nicknamed “queen of lovers rock”, Carroll Thompson on the Hot Wuk stage. 

Two new live acts announced for the main stage include Kathy Brown “Turn Me Out” and Tony Momrelle (Incognito). They will be joining the previously announced lineup acts, veteran of soulful house music production Dennis Ferrer, one-half of trailblazing duo Masters at Work Kenny Dope, and Grammy Award-winning DJ Roger Sanchez, plus live singers India, Julie McKnight, and Amapiano party starters, TXC.

On performing at 51st Festival, Roger Sanchez said: “I always love playing 51st Festival. The lineups are always stellar, with the event consistently attracting an extremely devoted house music audience who are truly up for the party. I can’t wait to play this year’s instalment!”

Toolroom boss, Mark Knight commented: “It’s always a huge honour to be involved with 51st Festival, and this year is no exception. It’s without doubt the leading soulful house event in the country: the vibe is second to none, and it gives me the opportunity to show exactly what I’m about as a DJ, playing the full range of music I love and that inspires me. Last year’s show playing tracks from my album alongside Beverley Knight was a real standout moment for me, so I’m super excited to get back on stage again.”  

Hosting this year’s new drum and bass stage, Metalheadz label manager, Ant TC1 added: “It’s great to be able to showcase our label this year at 51st Festival. Musically speaking, it’s a festival we feel very much in touch with. Year on year, the past lineups speak for themselves. We’re looking forward to this one immensely.”

As usual, 51st Festival hosts the best of dance music’s microphone men, with newly announced names, MC CKP and MC GQ joining MC Creed, MC DT, MC Kie, MC Rankin and MC Onyx Stone across the star-studded lineup. 

Bobby and Steve’s legendary Ibiza label and events promotion company, ​​Groove Odyssey, is confirmed to host this year’s main stage, with old school house and garage promoters Backto95, Tech House London party leaders La Fiesta, London’s long-established soul and dance event Soul Network, reggae and dancehall party Hot Wuk and internet radio station House FM also announced to host various stages across the day. 

With so much on offer, the return of 51st Festival promises an unforgettable fun-fuelled day celebrating house, afro, garage, disco, soul, RnB, dancehall, drum & bass, soca, amapiano and more, with a hefty portion of nostalgia, new music and plenty of good-time vibes to choose from. 

General tickets are £35 and VIP tickets are £50

Tickets are available here: www.51stfestival.com

51st Festival 2022 – What the artists say...

“To say I am excited for 51st Festival is an understatement. I am overjoyed to continue being part of what is an amazing event with people who become like family. For me, this year is truly a celebration of life. See you at the park!” – Anané

“It’s great to be able to showcase our label this year at 51st Festival. Musically speaking, it’s a festival we feel very much in touch with. Year on year, the past lineups speak for themselves. We’re looking forward to this one immensely.” – Ant TC1 (Metalheadz)

“I am always excited for 51st Festival. True house music at its very best. And all that great food, my mouth waters already. Family, friends, food and music to connect us all.”Barbara Tucker 

“I’ll always be house. I may dip in and out of other styles, but I can’t change who I am. It’s my very core. This year we’re cooking up something special with 51st Festival and all I can say is that for the first time in a long time, I am nervous like a little kid. It’s going to make magic!” Dennis Ferrer

“Thoroughly looking forward to playing at 51st Festival this summer. I’ve got so much love for the UK and I have really missed the crowd. What an amazing line up too!” Dr Packer

“When I think of 51st Festival, I think of family and friends. 51st has been so welcoming to me through the years and I’m always excited to come back and see familiar faces. Not to mention the party!”Julie McKnight

“It’s always a huge honour to be involved with 51st Festival, and this year is no exception. It’s without doubt the leading soulful house event in the country: the vibe is second to none, and it gives me the opportunity to show exactly what I’m about as a DJ, playing the full range of music I love and that inspires me. Last year’s show playing tracks from my album alongside Beverley Knight was a real standout moment for me, so I’m super excited to get back on stage again.” – Mark Knight

“I always love playing 51st Festival. The lineups are always stellar, with the event consistently attracting an extremely devoted house music audience who are truly up for the party. I can’t wait to play this year’s instalment!” – Rodger Sanchez 

“Soul Network are so excited to be hosting The Soul Network Stage for the first time at 51st Festival. It’s such an amazing and prestigious event. It’s going to be off the hook!”Vivvy B

Event Details 

Saturday 20th August 2022 – 11AM-10PM

Copthall Playing Fields, Champions Way, Page St, London NW4 1PS

Full lineup so far:

Groove Odyssey

Dennis Ferrer (The World As I See It)

Kenny Dope

Roger Sanchez

India – Live

Julie Mc Knight – Live

Crazy P Soundsystem

House N HD (Mike Dunn & Terry Hunter)

Bobby & Steve

Tony Momrelle – live

TXC

Kathy Brown – Live

Groove Assassin

Sol Brown

Host:

Barbara Tucker

La Fiesta

Mark Knight

Steve Lawler

Paul Woolford

Max Chapman

Secondcity

GW Harrison

Sammy Porter

Darrell Privett

Hodges

Hayley Wallace

Sam Lashmar

Shiloh

Bongo Ben – Live

Backto95

Todd Edwards

DJ Spoony

Babara Tucker – Live

Grant Nelson

Heartless Crew

Wookie

Kristine Blonde – Live

Matt Jam Lamont

Norris Da Boss Windross

Majestic

Richie Dan – Live

Masterstepz

Zed Bias

Kele Le Roc – Live

Jerry Rankin

Lady T

DJ Listener

Hosts:

MC Creed

MC DT

MC CKP

MR Buzzhard

MC Rankin

MC Kie

MC Onyx Stone

Soul Network

Mica Paris – Live

Damage – Live

Light of The Word – Live

Rampage

Firin Squad

Vivy B

Aitch B

Tony Rodriguez

Jerry Bascombe

Wayne Enyaw

Sammy Confunktion

Selly J & DJ Alton

Colin Williams

Jammers TLI

Hosts:

Shaq D

Champs (DNA)

MC Wallace

Hot Wuk

Charly Black – Live

The Heatwave

Janet Kay – Live

Carroll Thompson – Live

Robbo Ranx

Nadia Rose – Live

Lisa Mercedez – Live

DJ Nate

Indie Amoi – Live

Sequinella

Kyma The DJ

Metalheadz

Special Guests To Be Announced

Randall

Brockie & Det (Jungle set)

Dillinja

Doc Scott

MC GQ

Moose

Flux

Five Alive

SLB

EZM

Plus more to be announced

House FM – VIP

Anané

Dr Packer

Opolopo

Mark Radford

Mark Felton (Dolly Rockers)

Steve Harrington

Jamesey

Omotosho

Angie B

Miss Ray

Randy Peterson

Lee Coffey

Groover Washington

Housepoet

+ more special guests to be announced

 

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