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Detonate Festival 2018

Detonate Festival 2018

Colwick Country Park, Nottingham


Spawning from one of the most well known club brands in Britain comes Detonate Festival, Nottingham's biggest underground music festival that takes place on May Bank Holiday Weekend, with almost 50 acts descending on Colwick Country Park to bring some serious noise for the biggest bass music fans in the country. Featuring a line up that brings together the best in drum & bass, hip-hop, dub, grime, R&B and house, there is something for everyone across the 4 stages that Detonate Festival comprises of.

The artists who play at Detonate Festival are a combination of world class superstars and the brands all time favourites, who have played for them at their events up and down the country in Sheffield, Leeds and of course at their home in Nottingham. Since the festivals inauguration in 2012, which was then held as an indoor festival at Detonate's home, Stealth, artists of the ilk of hip-hop superstar Nas, Sigma, Sub Focus, Gorgon City, Bonobo, Pusha T, Huxley, Andy C, Wilkinson, Boddika, DJ EZ, Redlight, Meridian Dan, Digital Mistikz, Friction, Kenny Ken, Ame, Shy FX, Dusky, Mike Skinner and Preditah have all played throughout the day.

After the sun goes down and the main event eventually comes to a close, do not worry as every year there is the Detonate Festival After Party 'Detonation', which takes place in the city, bringing even more first class DJing talent to the stage to keep you going all night long. The likes of DJ Hype, Goldie, Hazard, Bailey, Randall and DJ Derek have played at the festival after party and you can be sure this year will hold more of the same.

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Line up

Main Stage
  • Giggs
  • Andy C
  • My Nu Leng
  • SHY FX
  • Not3s
  • Eats Everything
  • Kings of the Rollers
  • Solardo
  • Congo Natty
  • Jaykae
  • Artful Dodger
  • The Mouse Outfit
  • Children Of Zeus
  • Jamz Supernova
  • Reggae Takeover DJs
  • Dread MC
The Hidden Wonderland
  • Eats Everything
  • Solardo
  • Camelphat
  • Eli Brown
  • Mant
  • Navona
  • Danny Fry
  • Synic
  • Systemsix
Big Top
  • Sub Focus
  • Hype b2b Hazard
  • Friction
  • Dimension
  • Bad Company UK
  • King of the Rollers
  • ft Inja
  • Break
  • Benny L b2b Turno
  • Transit Mafia
  • Koherent
  • MCs:
  • Eksman
  • Shabba D
  • Skibadee
  • Harry Shotta
  • ID
  • AD
  • Linguistics
The Floating Disco
  • Maribou State (DJ)
  • Crazy P
  • DJ Boring
  • O'Flynn
  • Malebox
  • Lander
  • Flat James
  • Chris Lorenzo
  • Redlight
  • Holy Goof b2b Skepsis
  • Darkzy & Bru-C
  • K-Trap
  • Notion
  • YGG
  • Sam Binga b2b Chimpo
  • ft Trigga
  • Distinkt
  • Fine Art
  • Krudd
  • Origin One
  • Standfast
  • Poach
  • Lockt


Colwick Country Park, Nottingham

Sitting pretty on the edge of Nottingham, Colwick Country Park provides a festival backdrop full of beautiful natural scenery and wildlife, with areas of water, woodland and meadows and plenty of photo opportunities. Served by strong public transport links, it's a well-trodden park with activities available including cycling, walking, geocaching, park runs and more, making it a good spot to visit even when Detonate haven't got it under their spell.

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