Labyrinth Events are set to transform 17th century manor house, Tofte Manor and its 50-acres of land, into a festival hotspot this summer. Located in Bedfordshire countryside, the scenery is tranquil and features a unique labyrinth with running water, which will be served for free to guests at the venue. The Manor, previously home to famous painter Abbott McNeill Whistler, will now host three summer events on 10 July, 7 August and 18 September, with more shows planned for 2022. Tickets for the 2021 events go on sale on 1 April.
There are two stages at the venue – the labyrinth stage, positioned by the labyrinth in the gardens, and the treehouse stage, where artists will play from under a treehouse in the woods. With a capacity of 3,500, the events will provide an intimate feel. You can take a virtual tour of the location here.
Although the location captures the countryside, it’s just under a 40-minute train journey away from London’s St Pancras and Kings Cross or 20 minutes from Milton Keynes. There will also be free shuttle buses throughout the day from Bedford.
“Our business is built on the vision that fans want to experience music in unique settings. We want to find venues that truly excite our audience and allow us to work with some of the leading talent in the world. This venue is unlike anything that is possible to find in Greater London and gives us the opportunity to realise our vision, which is restricted when using limited-capacity venues in London and having to compete with corporate beasts for talent bookings.”
Nick Castleman and Michael Dicks, Labyrinth Events
The line-up impressively features Innervisions’ kingpins Dixon and Âme to season the country venue with a melodic masterclass. Ninja Tune regular TSHA, who has gained the reputation of ‘one of the UK’s most exciting new producers’ is set to play, alongside Berlin-based dance floor maestro Sofia Kourtesis. The genre-hopping Carista is due to close the treehouse stage deep in the woods, with a performance which will likely bring a variety of sounds from soul, to electronic, house, disco and UKG.
Elsewhere, Jennifer Cardini’s unique style will offer a blend of techno, electro and disco to the labyrinth stage. She’ll be joined by Innervisions favourites Trikk and Jimi Jules, showcasing their unrivalled style of enchanting house & techno that the brand has become so well regarded for.
With just 3,500 tickets, be sure to sign up for the 10th July pre-sale here.
You can also keep up to date with the Facebook event here and check out the full lineup below.
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Words: Elle Farrell-Kingsley
Photos: Labyrinth Events