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Words by Dave Jenkins

“There’s no better feeling than being in the dance with your best mates and hearing a sick bassline drop. Nothing better in the world…”

Not our words; they’re the words of a buzzy young random from Bristol. He’s on his second ever rave and he’s decided to park his arse by us on some hay bales at the end of the night as we enjoy a last beer of the day and watch the happy Hospitalites bounce home through the gates. They’re walking like our new friend is talking. Situation? Vibey.

It’s been this way since the gates opened almost 12 hours ago: friendliness and positivity. It’s exactly what you should expect from any decent festival but there seemed to be an extra air of unity at this year’s Hospitality In The Park. This was potentially down to a combination of things…

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Posted 1st December 2017 in Reviews

Perks of The Park: MIST:I:CAL maneuvers in the Med School Warehouse


There is an abundance of collaboration within drum & bass, as with all musical genres. From individual artists colliding together, to the creation of entirely new sonic entities. Urban Shakedown (Aphrodite & Micky Finn), Scorpio (DJ Die & Krust), Nu:Logic (Nu:Tone & Logistics) and more recently The King of The Rollers (Serum, Bladerunner & Voltage). The list could go on. But one of the most infamous of collaborative musical identities was that of Mist:i:cal.

This triage of producers forged from Marcus Intalex, St Files and Calibre created one of the most prolific characters within drum & bass, and with such esteemed members as those, it’s no wonder why. Each of them were famed for their trademark deep and soulful sound, rolling drums and warm subs with a strong dose of melody and groove throughout. This combo resulted in some of the best drum & bass after the turn of the millennium from 2002-2007.

Initially M.I.S.T, as Marcus Intalex & ST Files, but evolving into Mist:i:cal through the addition of Calibre, they began releasing as the latter alias in 2002, with their debut album release in 2007, both of which on Mr Intalex’s Soul:R records. However, beyond the release of the album ‘The Eleventh Hour’ they disappeared and went their separate ways, focusing on their individual production. Until now.

Breaking their silence, Mist:i:cal will be guest headlining the Med School Warehouse at this year’s Hospitality In The Park for their first united performance in a decade. ST Files hasn’t graced a set of decks in the public eye for around 10 years, and this long-awaited return couldn’t happen in a better setting. Joining this incredible collective will be Med School maestro Etherwood, LTJ  Bukem and Alix Perez & Eprom alongside many, many more.

Soul:R records has been putting out beautiful music consistently over the past decade with a broad array of established artists ranging from dBridge, Klute, Break, Alix Perez and of course, Calibre. The enigmatic Irishman hasn’t shied away from any of his musical duties since the dissolution of Mist:i:cal, with his most recent album ‘The Deep’ generating some incredible responses on his own imprint ‘Signature’. He’s keeping things as hot as ever with his impeccable production and silky smooth musical styling.

As one of the leading purveyors of deep and intelligent drum & bass, it was only fitting that such a decorated entourage would lead proceedings at this years Hospitality In The Park. Dubplates for days would be an apt way to describe what to expect from this performance, both old and new, deep and rolling. What more could you want? Raw to the core yet exquisitely symphonic, the long-awaited reunion will be one of the highlights of the event, of this, we are of no doubt. Ensure you do not miss on this re-emergence of titans and get your ticket to the Park today, you’ll only have yourself to blame…

HITP17 Tickets on Sale



Words Ed Priest


Posted 16th May 2017 in Blog, Features

Hospitality In The Park 2016: Customer Information

Please note: this is an 18+ only event. There will be a very strict no ID, no entry policy. You MUST provide a valid form of ID to gain entry (passport, driving licence or PASS cards). Security hold the right to refuse entry. Please respect this policy and our staff.

Please bring a printed copy of your e-ticket. If a ticket shows to have been duplicated you will not be granted entry. If you purchased a Brixton and HITP bundle ticket you will receive a separate e-ticket this week for Hospitality In The Park.

The park will open at 11AM and close at 10.30PM. Last entry is 5.30PM, please arrive before this time to avoid disappointment.



Set times will also be handed out on the day (free of charge) in our Hospitality In The Park booklets. Keep an eye out for these when entering the park, they’ll have all the information you’ll need to make the most of the day!




Lockers are available and will be provided by the Big Green Locker Co. They’ll be operated using built in combination locks which you set when you arrive at your locker to give maximum security! Lockers will be available throughout the day and are very popular so booking beforehand is always recommended.

There is also a phone charging service at the locker stand, head down if you are running low on battery!




Our Hospital Shop team have been busy designing a bunch of brand new designs that will be on sale for the first time at Hospitality In The Park!

If you were a fan of our recent Amen Brother tee you best head straight to the Hospital Shop and bag yourself one of the new limited run colourways. Ladies don’t worry we’ve got you too. By demand of our Hospital HQ ladies we’ve pressed brand new Amen Sister vests to get you representing the most famous drum break in D+B.

Of course we had to mark the occasion with a bespoke Hospitality In The Park 2016 Tour Tee – the ultimate souvenir from one of the biggest days in the history of Hospital Records.


We want to see all of your best #HITP2016moments so make sure to share your photos, videos and posts with the hashtag. We’ll be picking our favourites from the day and those selected will win some exclusive Hospitality In The Park goodies!










We’ve teamed up with Signature Brew once again to complete our Hospital trinity of beer with a brand new IPA+E! After another tasting session at the Purple Gates and a trip to their North London brewery our new red IPA is canned and ready for drinking!

This will be on sale for the first time alongside our Doctor’s Orders Lager and Hospital Porter at the Signature Brew stall by the food court.


We have one more tethered balloon ride in the Hospital hot air balloon to give away! To win, comment on this Facebook post with your name for our Hospital hot air balloon and make sure to tag the friend you want to take up there with you. Good luck!




We’ve sorted 10 stalls of deliciousness for you to feast upon in between all of the drum & bass celebrations! Alongside quality music you can indulge in food from The Cheese Truck, Earl’s Serious Sandwiching, Le Bun’s, Luardos, Mama’s Jerk, Spit & Roast, Smokestak, Chip Chip Hooray, Fundhi Pizza and Popdogs!

For more info on what will be on offer head to our blog for Part I and II of Street Food To Sink Your Teeth Into! What will you have?

Posted 22nd September 2016 in Blog, Features