Ceremony Festival: who's playing?
Dance the day away as deck experts from across the years battle it out at this new festival
Mon Sep 1 2014
Much as we hate to admit it, festival season draws to a close in September, meaning you should grab every opportunity to get outside and dance like summer never ends. So say hello to Ceremony (taking place on Saturday September 13), a new daytime festival that’ll floor those end-of-summer blues.
Presented by the team behind forward-thinking electronic showcase Found, Ceremony positions an incredible cast of scene-leading DJ legends alongside newer, underground talents. The resulting roster brings together old and new beat obsessives, representing decades of dance music excellence.
Route 94If you had to pick someone to sum up the sound of the UK’s clubbing landscape at the moment, you could do a lot worse than deep house producer Route 94. Expect the audience to go wild when he hits the Ceremony arena, particularly if he drops hit single ‘My Love’.
Lil LouisEver wondered why Chicago is hailed as the be-all and end-all of house music? Check the driving, insistent groove of ‘French Kiss’ by born-and-bred Chicagoan Lil Louis and you’ll understand why.
Richy AhmedThere are plenty of old-school house heroes on the bill at Ceremony, but Richy Ahmed – a favourite of the influential Hot Creations label – will be repping the new school of techy, hypnotic beats in super-slick style.
Louie VegaWhether through his Masters at Work project with Kenny Dope, his own Latin-tinged beats, or simply spinning club-igniting tunes, ‘Little’ Louie Vega is house music royalty. His Ceremony set will be fit for any king or queen.
Candice-JoelleOne of the hottest talents from tastemaking label Black Butter Records, this producer’s mix of electronic R&B and silvery pop melodies will be the perfect kiss goodbye to summer.
Spiros PolitisOne of the few who could vye with the late Frankie Knuckles’s for the title of ‘Godfather of House’. TT is mixing it up at Ceremony, playing house jams at the 51st State arena and a pure hip hop set at the So Fresh So Clean arena.
TropicalWho? Oh, only a collaboration between some of the finest grime producers and MCs in the UK: Skepta (pictured), JME, Preditah, Plastician and Logan Sama. A fearsome prospect, ready to add some audio grit to the Ceremony line-up.
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