A firm fixture on Leeds annual rave calendar, Cocoon In The Park is a twelve hour party taking place each summer in the grounds of Leeds’ Temple Newsham park, always featuring a line up of some of techno’s true legends. Many of those DJs return this year, with some exciting new additions making their debut on Cocoon’s stage.
Ricardo Villalobos retains his status as one of the most acclaimed and enigmatic producers operating on the international club circuit today, capable of blending vibrant minalism with big room headspinners to powerful and hypnotic effect. Meanwhile, Carl Cox, still one of Ibiza’s most reliable heads, is set to go straight for the jugular with a selection of the summer’s most impressive crowd pleasers and no doubt some re-edited house classics, while Sven Vath underpins his timelessness with a tapestry of uncompromising contemporary techno.
Dixon is perhaps the most exciting addition to Cocoon’s 2015 party. The Innervisions boss has a deft touch at capturing moments within surprisingly offbeat house and techno, while still uniting the crowd with a series of hands-in-the-air emotional moments. He has a similar effect across genres as a whole, and expect thousands to be keen to see what he brings to the decks adding to the well established sound of Cocoon In the Park. Enzo Sirigusa goes back-to-back with Seb Zito for what’s sure to be a colourful warm up.
Of course, those in the park are unlikely to want to surrender to the evening at the surprisingly sophisticated hour of 11PM. Fortunately, peaking interests further still, Richie Hawtin will be performing a long overdue DJ set for the festival’s after party, taking place at The Warehouse back in the city centre, where he’ll joined by PBR Streetgang, Nima Gorji and more, including a no doubt sweatier slot for the aforementioned Sirigusa and Zito, going B2B once again.
Cocoon In The Park’s remaining tickets are on sale now.