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The Enfield Independent: ‘Hospitality guaranteed as drum and bass festival heads to Finsbury Park’

Hospitality In The Park

Hospitality In The Park

Words by Rachel Russel

The sound of drum and bass will be echoing round Finsbury Park this Saturday for the first ever Hospitality In The Park festival.

Organised by Hospital Records, based in south London, under the renowned Hospitality events banner, the day will be packed with dance music from artists and 300 DJs including Tim Westwood, The Prototypes, The Upbeats, Need For Mirrors and Keeno among others.

DJ and electronic musician Tony Colman, who uses the stage name London Elektricity and is the CEO of Hospital Records, reveals there will be six tents full of surprises, plus a hot air balloon and the London electricity big band, which will include 20 people playing bass and a full 14-piece horn section.

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Posted 7th February 2017 in Blog, Reviews

Hospitality In The Park – YourEDM Interview with Chris and London Elektricity

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Words by Shane Armijo

In our beloved world of drum and bass, it’s quite a rare anomaly to find a label that prioritizes quality as though it’s the very fabric and lifeblood of their everyday decisions. With their followers’ best interests worn like hearts on their sleeves, Hospital Records and its band of die-hard followers are truly in a league of their own. Spearheaded by Chris Goss and Tony Colman (AKA London Elektricity), the nearly 21-year-old label has exemplified time and time again their originality, self-distinction and forward-thinking desire to nourish talented individuals to the best of their abilities. Is it their passion for consistency? Some would argue that it’s their phenomenal event planning. Or could it be their undeniably exceptional taste in music? Whether it is one or ALL of the above, fans from all over our little blue planet can rest comfortably knowing that deep in the heart of London, there’s a team working tirelessly to put forth the music that flows through our very bodies like the blood that circulates through our daily lives.

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Posted 8th November 2016 in Blog, Reviews

Hospitality in The Park – The Express Review

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Words by Stevie Beer

So, unsurprisingly, when the label declared it was to hold its first ever festival, eager fans wasted no time in rummaging around their pockets and purchasing the 10,000 available tickets. Occupying a modest section of North London’s Finsbury Park, Hospitality In The Park marked the last chapter of everyone’s festival season. Since the announcement of Fabric’s closure earlier this month, there’s been a sombre vibe infiltrating London’s drum & bass scene.

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Posted 8th November 2016 in Blog, Reviews

Hospitality In The Park – Music News Review

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Words by Sam Crabb

A melancholy and sombre feeling has very much been present throughout London since the announcement of Fabric’s closure. The iconic venue has been immensely important to dance music; drum and bass in particularly having really benefitted from the support provided by this champion of underground Sonic’s. It’s no wonder many are feeling left without any love.

Thankfully for drum and bass, Tony Colman, Chris Goss and the Hospitality team are renowned for spreading love and have taken a huge leap creating a festival that would make any dnb head salivate at not only the line up on offer with its ‘something for everyone’ approach but by going that extra mile to add a truly unique experience.

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Posted 8th November 2016 in Blog, Reviews

Hospitality In The Park – Review GigSoup

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Words by Zoe Anderson

The Hospital brand is so global, so wide reaching and so influential that it was only a matter of time until the 20-year senior record label decided to throw its own festival.

Hospitality In The Park was a one day drum and bass extravaganza, which took over a modest section of North London’s Finsbury Park; the same site as Wireless Festival. Drawing in a crowd from the far corners of the world, the 10,000 capacity event was a celebration of modern dance music culture and a fitting end to the festival season. The line-up featured some famous Hospital Records veterans. High Contrast, London Elektricity and North London local Etherwood were all present and correct. However other acts from Shogun, Ram and other record labels also peppered the line-up, making for a constantly changing music experience as the day went on.

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Posted 8th November 2016 in Blog, Reviews

Reviewed Data Transmission: Hospitality In The Park 2016

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Words by Nick Beltran

London’s newest drum n bass festival had its debut in North London on the last sunny Saturday in September. On September 24th 2016; 10,000 ravers took over Finsbury Park for Hospitality in The Park. Drum & Bass heaven? Or potentially; a chav filled cheese fest of aggressive mosh pits and charged teenagers?

As seasoned ravers, we were really hoping the vibe of the festival would nod back to the days when Hospitality was homed at the Charing Cross night club Heaven, which it moved to after outgrowing it’s first home; Herbal. Way back when, Hospitality were really cementing their positive rave environment, nothing but good vibes, happy ravers and storming vocal anthems. The latter was originally what drew us to the label and 10 years later was what made us dubious about the credibility of the festival, as well as our place within it. The underlying dark side current in our personal tastes has developed over the years and as the years have passed, our raving needs have changed. So I was sceptical, but nostalgia made us quickly come to our senses. This festival was hosted by arguably the most renowned dnb label & event and who could resist that line up!?

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Posted 8th November 2016 in Blog, Reviews