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After a very successful Houghton Festival in 2023 this huge music event will return on August the 8th 2024. Houghton Music & Arts Festival has gained a reputation as one of the must-go-to electronic festivals.
Curated by British electronic wizard Craig Richards who also produces the much loved Gottwood, Houghton has won praise on basically all counts – lineup, scheduling, sound quality, location, atmosphere. More than 200 acts were announced for 2023, with non-stop music from Friday to Sunday. This includes festival favourites Ricardo Villalobos, Zip, Ben UFO, Helena Hauff, Bobby, Sonja Moonear, Jane Fitz and Francesco Del Garda. Newcomers include Danielle, Yu Su, Donato Dozzy, Josey Rebelle, Sugar Free, Object Blue and Shy One.
With extended set times and an enthusiastic crowd, artists can dare to be different and this is where some very special sets can be created.
Craig Richards created this utopic festival in 2017 and it’s been all the rage every since. This festival is unique in that the venue has a 24 hour license so the party truly never stops and the sets are extremely long. In conjunction with the wild energy of the festival, there are also sculptures and art to look through in the gardens of the estate that the festival takes place. Gates open at midday on Thursday, August 6, and music begins at 5pm. Entry on the first night stops at 1am, and the music ends at 2am, and gates open on Friday at 9am. After music begins at 10am, it continues to 3am on Monday morning, with all campsites finally closing at 2pm the same day.
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