Three one-day dance festivals confirmed in 17th century manor house near Milton Keynes

A series of dance events have been confirmed at this venue near Milton Keynes for the Summer.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 7:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 9:11 am

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 day festivals on July 10, August 7 and September 18.

This 17th century manor which used to house the famous painter, James McNeill Whistler, will now host three dance shows.

The event has been organised by Labyrinth, a dance company that has been organising events across London since 2017. The company often promote acts across the dance genre including, dubstep, house, soul and techno music.

Tofte Manor, will host three dance and techno festivals this Summer

Founders Nick Castleman and Michael Dicks said: "Our business is built on the vision that fans want to experience music in unique settings. We want to find venues that truly excite our audience and allow us to work with some of the leading talent in the world.

"This venue is unlike anything that is possible to find in Greater London and gives us the opportunity to realise our vision, that is restricted when using limited capacity venues in London and having to compete with corporate beasts for talent bookings.

"Tofte Manor gives us the opportunity to move away from the crowded London scene and offer our audience a totally unique music and lifestyle experience unlike anything else in the UK.

"We will be working closely with the local community to ensure that the events generate as much revenue as possible to the surrounding villages of Sharnbrook and Souldrop and have nothing but a positive impact on the neighbourhood."

Tofte Manor, Labyrinth

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 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.

The first show at the venue will be announced shortly, with tickets going on sale on April 1.