Just as the Ibiza, Croatia and festival seasons get tucked away for another year, the occasion falls at Wetherby Racecourse, of all places, to provide one final energy flash of two-day rave action. Mint Festival is a much loved component to the North’s dancing calendar, and this year’s crowd-pleasing line up is as vast and varied as ever.
Featuring ‘acts from across the electronic spectrum’, it’s really techno and house that’s the order of both days. On the Saturday, the festival sees headline performances from the diverse likes of Maya Jane Coles, Luciano, Hot Since 82 and crossover star, Duke Dumont. Meanwhile, UK dance legend Paul Oakenfold heads up the Goodgreef & Digital Society stage with a set celebrating twenty five years of his seminal label, Perfecto.
On the Sunday, Jamie Jones’ relentlessly popular Paradise venture host it’s own tent, albeit with only the man himself announced as headliner thus far. Elsewhere on site, there are jammed bills featuring the likes of of Eats Everything playing an extended set alongside his party loving cohort, Skream, Ricardo Villalobos returns to Leeds for what’s sure to be an illuminating B2B session with Zip, while Seth Troxler will be getting up to much the same with his pals The Martinez Brothers. There’s even more than a touch of DnB in the Jungle Jam arena, headlined by Sigma, Sub Focus and Shy FX.
Also appearing across the weekend are Henrik Schwarz, performing his now fabled live set, Luciano, George Fitzgerald, Green Velvet, Waze & Oddysey, Darius Syrossian and many more. And risking an Indian summer vibe, ravers are also invited to camp on the grounds, with standard and VIP day tickets still available for those planning to head back into the city instead.
Day tickets start from £35, and are available from the festival website.
Mint Festival, Sat 19 - Sun 20 September at Wetherby Race Course