Line-up for second one-day dance festival at 17th century manor near Milton Keynes confirmed
This dance event will take place in August following an open-air gig slated for July 10.
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 in July will be headlined by house music DJs Dixon and Âme.
Headlining the second show on August 7 will be DJ Koze and José González.
You can sign up for presale tickets now and have until 8pm on Tuesday April 6 to do so here. Tickets then go on sale at 10am on April 7 to those that signed up for the pre-sale. If there are any available tickets left, general sale will begin at midday on April 7.
Koze's latest album, Knock Knock, featured stellar names across various music genres, he collaborated with Róisín Murphy, Bon Iver and José González. Gonzalez will join Koze on stage, for a live version of ‘Music On My Teeth’.
The album scored an 8.8/10 on Pitchfork, the influential music website, and includes the laidback floor-filling single, 'Pick Up'.
Gonzalez, who co-headlines, will be performing in the UK for the first time since 2019. He is still best-known for the melodic classic, Heartbeats. He recently released his first single in five years, 'El Invento’, his first Spanish song, written with his daughter.
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.
Also confirmed for the main stage is Motor City Drum Ensemble, his eclectic taste in music and impeccable DJ skills see him move from techno to disco to soul to house.
The BRIT Awards Producer of 2020, is also performing, Fred Again.., has worked with a who's who of modern chart music artists. He's collaborated with Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Eminem, FKA Twigs and more. This is one of only two confirmed UK appearances for the producer this Summer, ahead of his debut album, ‘Actual Life (April 14th - December 17th 2020)', being released on April 16.
Opening the Labyrinth Stage is Amsterdam based radio DJ, record enthusiast and party-starter Suze Ijó. Whilst the Labyrinth Stage features a mix of live shows and DJ performances, the Treehouse Stage will feature DJ sets throughout the day. London favourite Josey Rebelle will close out the intimate treehouse stage with her genre-bending sets.
Nabihah Iqbal brings her wide-ranging sounds that draw on her experiences in her native Pakistan to the treehouse stage, in the form of a DJ set. Sedef Adasi, a resident DJ of the notorious Blitz Club in Munich bounces in between euphoric techno, house classics, space disco and tough electro with elegance and ease. She debuted on Permanent Vacation in 2020, a label that is familiar to the Labyrinth fans. Labyrinth’s curator and resident DJ Nick Castle will play an extended opening set on the Treehouse Stage.
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