After the recent doom and gloom of winter with COVID cases soaring, it’s easy to feel like things are getting even worse than 2020. However, the prospect of Boris Johnson stating there is a “real possibility” that events can begin to go ahead from Easter is instilling some much needed hope.
So finally, we have some festival news! The team behind Mint Festival have announced a very welcome update; their latest venture Newsam Park Open Air Festival will be hitting the ground running on July 10th in Leeds, having received approval from the relevant authorities. Over the last 12 months, the organisers have been busy behind the scenes to ensure the inaugural show will tick all the right boxes. Carefully planning and curating what will likely be one of the first festivals back for all us dance music aficionados.
Split across two stages labelled The Garden and The Lake, Temple Newsam’s picturesque natural surroundings will lend themselves to the festival’s woodland theme, creating a captivating backdrop for those in attendance.
The line-up truly has something for everyone, featuring techno royalty in the shape of Sven Vath, tech house titan Jamie Jones and minimal maestro Enzo Siragusa. Disco lovers will also be in for a treat with Dan Shake and Folamour set to perform, whilst Denis Sulta, Mella Dee and Nightmares on Wax will be sure to keep the energy high, spinning everything in-between.
With Newsam Park having received the green light based on safety measures they have proposed, you can rest assured the festival will go ahead in some form. However, tickets are on a first come, first serve basis as the event’s capacity isn’t currently set in stone. The final capacity will depend on the efficiency of the vaccine rollout and current COVID guidelines come July 10th.
To find out more and seal your place head here.
Words : Neil Ritchie
Editor : Ben Lovejoy