51st State Festival promises mix of house, disco, soul and garage

PUBLISHED: 15:44 01 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:07 03 August 2018

Fabio and Grooverider

Fabio and Grooverider


Thousands of people are expected to flock to a mega music festival inside the majestic surroundings of Trent Park this Saturday.

Carl CoxCarl Cox

Revellers at 51st State will be treated to almost 100 acts celebrating the roots of house music, disco, soul and garage, leg by pioneers from New York, Chicago and beyond.

St Albans midwife, Sarah Boyce, 43, said: “The proximity of this festival is fantastic, it’s literally a 15 minute drive away.

“I love Glastonbury but the four hour journey on the way back when you are shattered can be a bit of a drag!”

The music extravaganza has sold out each year since it began in 2014.

Trevor NelsonTrevor Nelson

This year, the stellar line up includes former Radio One duo and the godfathers of drum and bass Fabio and Grooverider, house legends Carl Cox, Todd Terry, Masters At Work, Trevor Nelson and eighties super soul group Loose Ends.

Vast arenas and structures along with state-of-the-art visuals promise to thrill party-goers at the Cockfosters 320 acre site.

See www.51ststatefestival.com for more information.

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