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Hospitality x Highest Point Festival

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Hospital crew. Do we have something special in store for you. Live & direct from Highest Point Festival up in Lancaster this May, London Elektricity’s Big Band is taking their show on the road for their only performance of the year!

For all those who have yet to witness the sickness, London Elektricity’s Big Band is a high octane, electric ensemble driven by heavy doses of brass from a big 22 piece collective, a formidable percussion team, sublime vocalists Leanne Carrol & Emer Dineen, Dynamite MC on hosting & hype duties, and last but certainly by no means least, the main man London Elektricity holding down bass guitar duties with the occasional inter-dimensional shredding of the guitar. All in all, an experience set to stand hairs on end from endless waves of good time euphoria.

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But this isn’t the only tantalizing slice of the live edition extravaganza – after blowing away city after city with their extraordinary live tour earlier this year, Fred V & Grafix are once again bringing out all the stops with a rare performance of their live show.

Also footing the bill are two of Hospital’s OG veterans High Contrast and Danny Byrd, weighty B2B sessions from seasoned Hospital soldiers S.P.Y B2B Nu:Tone as well as newer but equally surgical recruits Etherwood B2B Keeno, all peppered with unrivaled charisma from MC’s Lowqui & Tempza. Be sure to join us for what’s set to be a sensational start to the festival season.

The rest of the festival boasts an exceedingly hearty line up consisting of the legendary four time DJ Mag award winner + Grammy Award Nominee Sasha, the infamous eclectic trailblazers Jackmaster and Jasper James, the HacidendaClassical curated by industry titans Graeme Park + Mark Pickering, as well as various family friendly daytime activities including the world famous Big Fish Little Fish kiddie friendly rave, the BBC Introducing stage packed with exciting up and coming artists, and much more that’s all laced with succulent grub and ice cold refreshments to quench that sweltering summer thirst.

To see the rest of the performances from Hospitality at the Park 2017 click here.

Written by David Sloley

INSYNC – FEATURED REVIEW: HOSPITALITY IN THE PARK 2017

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Words by Tom Evans

Last weekend, Britain’s biggest drum & bass festival showed that, with enough care and expertise, small festivals can truly work. Hospitality in the Park topped off the end of the festival season in style and, with a sellout crowd, almost guaranteed its return, in whatever format, next year.

The festival was easy to find; a stream of glitter showered girls and 90s track jacket clad boys formed a procession that covered the short distance from Finsbury Park underground station to the arena. The site itself was very small but masterfully organised. Eight stages were squeezed into a space where three minutes was the longest walk to anything, but without feeling claustrophobic or half-baked. There was still ample room to sit on the grass, eat away from the bass, and cool down after excessive skanking. In terms of innovative staging, the Medschool stage, with its warehouse façade – complete with scaffolding and London road sign, was head and shoulders above the competition and definitely justified the queue to get in. All the others, despite their proximity, had sizeable and very loud sound systems. Frequently the undoing of small festivals, this was miraculous at an event which, judging by its early finishing time, had strict instructions to be friendly to its neighbours.

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Posted 1st December 2017 in Reviews

ZAP BANG – HOSPITALITY IN THE PARK 2017 REVIEW

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Words by Mike Barnard

More than 12,000 drum & bass fans descended on London’s Finsbury Park when Hospitality in the Park returned on Saturday, September 23rd. Live and DJ sets included London Elektricity headlining with a 16-piece band, Roni Size marking the 20th anniversary of New Forms plus Fred V & Graffix. Ann McManus was there.

Arriving at Finsbury Park with a lovely new yoga mat still strapped to my back from the morning’s festivities at Wanderlust 108, I thought security would be a nightmare. Quite the opposite. The lovely guard who checked me in wanted to open up my yoga mat holder just to find the label so she could try and buy one similar and we had a but of a natter about yoga. In combination with complete lack of queue, this was a brilliant start to the day.

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Posted 1st December 2017 in Reviews

UNTITLED #909 – HOSPITALITY IN THE PARK: REVIEW + PHOTO DIARY

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Words by Chanel Kadir

My experiences with drum and bass lie within the realms of jump up and jungle – having only ever attended Playaz at Fabric (which just so happened to be my first ever rave) and Breakin’ Science. They’re the kind of events where you are likely to hear Bricks Don’t Roll and Mr. Happy get wheeled up at least 5 times throughout the night and (reluctantly) will be engrained in your head for the following week. With that in mind, drum and bass events are seen as a special occasion wherein I strive to release all my energy and skank to my heart’s content.

Hospitality In The Park wasn’t like any of my previous experiences. The festival hosted 8 different stages dedicated to a variety of different styles of the genre. The festival offered punters a unique experience to revel in the dubstep scene that once thrived in the city by bringing the Deep Medi crew to Finsbury Park. It was the variation that I lusted for at events like Breakin’ Science and Playaz. You were surrounded outrageously enthusiastic fans who were ready to show you their dirtiest bass face.

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Posted 1st December 2017 in Reviews

GUESTLIST – ROUGH BASSLINES, FAST BREAKS: HOSPITALITY FESTIVAL WAS MASSIVE!

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Words by Arren

Stepping out of Finsbury Park station on Saturday you were greeted by a heavy bass murmuring in the distance and hordes of ravers being directed by incredibly joyful stewards to the biggest drum & bass gathering in the UK this year.

There’s only one thing we could be about, Hospitality In The Park, which returned to Finsbury Park for its second ever festival. From the get go positive vibes filled the air and brought together a sick crowd of drum & bass heads for one mad party. Though with a lineup as tight as it was, we couldn’t really expect anything less.

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Posted 1st December 2017 in Reviews