Line-up announced for one-day dance festival in 17th Century manor near Milton Keynes
Three dance events have been confirmed at this venue for 2021.
Tofte Manor, a 17th century Manor House situated in the Bedfordshire countryside, which is a 20-minute train journey from Milton Keynes, will be the home to three outdoor one-day festivals on July 10, August 7 and September 18.
The first event now has an official line-up headlined by house music DJs Dixon and Âme. Neither act has performed in the UK since 2019 and they'll claim the honour of headlining the first set at this unique new venue.
The pair are well known for performing at unique offsite locations - turning the Royal Albert Hall into a nightclub for example.
Also slated to perform are TSHA and Sofia Kourtesis. THSA's flowers EP significantly raised her profile, while Sofia Kourtesis’ debut Fresia Magdalena EP recently released on Ninja Tune label, was given a 7.5/10 review on influential music site Pitchfork.
There are two stages at the venue - the labyrinth stage, positioned by the labyrinth in the gardens and the treehouse stage, where artists will play from under a treehouse in the woods.
The festivals offer a unique novel return to live-music festivals given that Tofte Manor was previously a popular outpost for the famous painter, James McNeill Whistler.
The labyrinth in the garden, copies the design pattern of ancient labyrinth in Chartes Cathedral, France. The water that runs through the labyrinth, can be drunk and will be served for free to all guests at the venue.
Carista will bring pure energy and a wide range of sounds to the show. A curator who’s DJ sets can feature sounds from soul, electronic, house, disco and UKG. Carista will close the treehouse stage deep in the woods.
Also under the Innerversions umbrella, the record label behind the headliners, are labyrinth stage acts: Trikk and Jimi Jules. They'll bring their unique style of enchanting deep house music that Innervisions has become so well regarded for. Rumour has it Trikk has a new album coming out on Innervisions this year.
Terr who’s seen releases on Erol Alkan’s Phantasy, Permanent Vacation, Correspondant and more brings her hard hitting sound that blends techno, electro, and house. Hailing from Antwerp, Lola Haro is one to watch and was awarded “Most promising artist of 2019” by Redbull. She holds a residency at Paradise City Festival.
Alex Medina, who featured on Dixon’s Transmoderna complication and has an upcoming release on Labyrinth Records, which will drop just before July 10 joins the show from the Canary Islands.
The event has been organised by Labyrinth, a dance company that has been promoting events across London since 2017.
Labyrinth’s curator and resident DJ Nick Castle also features.
Guests will have the opportunity to walk the sacred labyrinth on the day of the show. Sign up for access to presale tickets is now live and closes at 6pm on Tuesday 30 March.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on March 31 to those that have signed up for the pre-sale. If there are any available tickets left, general sale will begin at midday on March 31. You can sign up for presale tickets here.
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