Cool Britannia Festival returns to Knebworth

Cool Britannia Festival returns to Knebworth

Following the inaugural edition of the Cool Britannia Festival at Knebworth in 2018, the event returns to the stately home of rock this year.

The festival, which celebrates classic indie and dance music, takes place over the weekend of August 30 to September 1 in Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire.

BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley curates the main stage on the Saturday and performs a DJ set of ’90s anthems. Whiley’s line-up includes James, Embrace, Sleeper, Black Grape, Soul II Soul, The Bluetones and The Farm.

Basement Jaxx, The Coral, Starsailor, Gabrielle, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Dodgy and Babybird play the main stage on Sunday, September 1.

Ministry Of Sound will again take charge of its own stage of club classics with a line-up of DJs including Danny Rampling, Maxi Jazz of Faithless, Phil Hartnoll of Orbital, Seb Fontaine, Norman Jay and Graeme Park.

Cool Britannia is promoted by David Heartfield and Halcyon Festivals. Heartfield previously operated the 80s Rewind Festival, South West Four, Boardmasters and Field Day. The four events were acquired from Impresario Festivals by Broadwick Live in 2016.

The main performances at Cool Britannia take place on Saturday and Sunday. On Friday, the festival opens with a welcome party for camping and weekend ticket holders, including an acoustic performance from Miles and Erica of The Wonder Stuff

Tickets go on sale at 9am on February 1.

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