51st State Festival 2016 // Trent Park Sat 6th Aug

51st State Festival 2016 // Trent Park Sat 6th Aug


51st State Festival is back for it’s second year on 6th August and Trent Park will be a road block, another sold out event for The Found team, round of applause. Simple Lampoon have been lucky enough to land a spot and bwoy am I excited! I missed last year and had to put up with rafts of facebook updates with friends sporting, “take me back to the old school” and “I love 51st State” t-shirts. I couldn’t let that happen again. This year, the chance to relive one's youth amongst some of the biggest names in house, garage, disco, soul, dub, and dancehall was too much.

Not forgetting the awesome after party at Ministry of Sound, for those who party hard, you know who you are. See you there.

Here’s our list of unmissable 51st State tastemakers, trail-blazers and seminal figures:

Crystal Waters

An absolute legend. She’s been rocking the house scene since 1990 and is still in the game, check out her Facebook page for tunes no doubt you'll all recognise. I’ll be at the front dancing away like a big kid.

Roger Sanchez

Still hot for an older dude, yes he’s married and his wife is beautiful but when he takes the stage I will be in my shades cutting the most amount of shapes. Strong game on social - follow him on Instagram for loads of video content. If you miss him at the festival then you can catch him at the after party!!

Props to @frankyrizardo on his remix of 'Morning Prayer', out today & available on all stores :)

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Kings of House

Ok we aren’t in Miami but you get the drift, plus if we get the weather we’ve had for the past few weeks who needs Miami! Watch these masters fill our ears with their epic house beats, and leave us all wanting more. Too many mixes to mention from the legendary musical icons but check out this mix from their Ministry of Sound set.

Soul II Soul

My brother calls me, “Can I be your plus one, I need to see these dudes!!”. My reply, “No you can’t keep on moving”. I know its mean but he knows it's all love. 25 years and they’re still bangin, homegrown in London Town they will be rocking the Main Stage and I’ll be rocking along with them.

The lineup poster is as tall as everest. I could go on and on, I haven't even mentioned the MC’s in the Back to 95’s arena, big up Creed, CKP, DT, PSG, Buzzhard, Blakey, I’ll be there with my whistle and horn, oi oi. I hope the bongo’s will be there :-)

It finishes at 10pm but if you're anything like me you’ll be hyped and won’t want the day to end, they’ve catered for us, dance the night away at the mega epic after party at Ministry of Sound, go hard or go home. Grab your ticket here.


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