Festival season is fast approaching and the sunny shores of Brighton are inviting all of you for a weekend of sun, fun and Stormzy. Created by house titans Disclosure and drum and bass front runners Rudimental in 2015, Wildlife Festival has now become one of the biggest in Sussex and will be held on June 9th and 10th at Brighton City Airport.
With six stages circling all genres, this truly is a festival with a bit of something for everyone. Not only have Disclosure and Rudimental done an outstanding job of requiring headliners, Wildlife Festival will also be showcasing the very best of new voices via the Sounds of the Future stage.
Grime fans will be in their element with the godfathers of grime Dizzee Rascal and Wiley both performing alongside the likes of JME and Giggs. Current grime king Stormzy will also be there, performing his Number 1 debut album Gang Signs and Prayer. Get prepared for the inevitable “Shut Up” mosh pit, and trust me, through personal experience, you don’t want to miss it!
Not forgetting the dance collective for all our ravers. I’m sure many of you are just as excited as I am to get down to some 90s nostalgia with Fatboy Slim. Ibiza born promoters Elrow also have their own stage for the weekend, hosting acts such as My Nu Leng, Hannah Wants, and drum and bass heavyweight Andy C, as well as a ridiculous line up from The Warehouse Project presenting Dusky and many more. The biggest problem for dance music lovers at the festival is how to prioritise your time at each stage!
Shuffling not really your thing? No problem Wildlife Festival has it covered. For the fans of chart toppers you have Jess Glynne headlining the main stage on Friday, George Ezra, Zara Larsson and the thunderous voice of Rag’N’Bone Man. As well as a little something for the older generation with funk genius Chaka Khan performing, who I can only pray plays “I Feel For You” on repeat.
And of course, not wanting to miss any of the action themselves, organisers Disclosure will be playing a B2B set with Armand van Helden – I just know when “You don’t know me” drops, the place is going to take off!
With a line up hand-picked from two of the best DJ groups in the country, with a venue that’s within earshot of the ocean. It’s safe to say this is one definitely not to be missed. The festival runs from 2pm until 1am both days and there’s a variety of food stalls available across the site.
The tickets available to buy are; weekend tickets, VIP weekend tickets, day ticket (Friday or Saturday) or a VIP day ticket. You can pay for the tickets in full price or via a deposit scheme. If you require a shuttle bus ticket, you can purchase them with your festival ticket or separately at a later date.
I highly recommend getting a VIP ticket if you have the extra money; you’ll get fast track entry into the festival and they’ll be no bar queues as you can go to the bars in the closed off VIP area.
Buy your tickets here: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/wildlife