Following its acclaimed debut last year, the first acts have been revealed for the Craig Richards curated Houghton Festival, which returns for its second addition to the Houghton estate in Norfolk from Thursday 9th until Sunday 12th August 2018.
Produced by the Gottwood Festival team, 2018 sees Houghton continue along the same innovative path, remaining the only UK summer festival to fuse art, music and sculpture, whilst its licence uniquely allows musical programming of both sunset and sunrise.
On the bill is - of course - Craig Richards, who is joined by (alphabetically) A.L.F.O.S. (Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston), Acid Ted, Adam Shelton, Andrew Weatherall, Appleblim, Barac, Baby Vulture, Ben UFO, Bobby Pleasure, Calibre, Call Super, Claro Intelecto, Christophe, Coleen 'Cosmo' Murphy, Conforce, D-Bridge, Dave Harvey, Digby, DJ Fett Burger, DMX Krew (live), Dr Horn, E/Tape, eLDOKO, Emperor Machine (live), ...
Also .. Felix Dickinson, Gatto Fritto, Horse Meat Disco, Idjut Boys, Intergalactic Gary, Ivan Smagghe, Jane Fitz (pictured above), Jonny Rock, Josh Tweek, Joy Orbison, Krywald & Farrer, Luca Lozano, Lukas Wigflex, Magda, Margaret Dygas, Mashrou Leila (live), Mathew Jonson (live), MC DRS, Midland, Mixmaster Morris, Midnight Magic (live), The Mole, Monolake (live), Mr Scruff, Mr Shiver, Nathan Fake (live), Nick the Record, Nicolas Lutz, Not An Animal, ...
And not forgetting ... Objekt, Oli Silva, Optimo, Pearson Sound, Prosumer, Psychemagik, Paul Blackford, Radioactive Man (live), Ralph Lawson, Red Axes, Ricardo Villalobos, Rob Mello, Roman Flugel, Ruf Dug, Saoirse, Seth Troxler, Shanti Celeste, Sonja Moonear, Subb-An, Smagghe and Cross (live), Tristan Da Cunha, Wayne Holland, Voigtmann, Vladimir Ivkovic, ZIP.
Craig Richards comments: "By presenting music, art and a promised experience in an honest and restrained way meant those four days in Norfolk last year were not only magical but they were believable. The setting proved to be nothing but perfect. Our aim is to build on the foundations of last year's success, but instead of growing we're sticking to the story with minor improvements and a strong belief in the initial concept. Artists, DJ's and musicians will be presented with meritocracy and equality. Everyone who performs will be given a chance to shine and everyone who attends will be treated to the best of everything."
There's still many more acts to be announced.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 2nd February 2018 at 9am, priced from £150. We'll have links to buy when on sale.
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