As we approach the 11th of July, when Temple Newsam in Leeds will once again host the annual open-air house and techno extravaganza Cocoon In The Park, we have been treated to the announcement of this years special guest, who completes the line up and mounts the excitement for this day that is heralded all over the north and further afar.
It's now been announced that this years special guest will be Innervisions spearhead Dixon. Although he has never released a track on the label, Dixon has been a staple artist in Cocoon’s programme of summer events during their residency at Amnesia in Ibiza, last year being chosen to play at the opening party alongside Sven on the world famous Amnesia terrace. As one half of the Innervisions spearhead with Âme, Dixon has become renowned for his synth heavy, trippy house and techno that works best over long sets, spawned from his Berlin residency he would play on a weekly basis.
This completes the Cocoon In The Park line up for 2015, which is now the largest to date, however we will still be seeing the trademark extended sets reaching 3 hours or more from all those who take to the hooded stage on July 11th, which, combined with this events intimacy and crowd, is what sets Cocoon In The Park above the rest.
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of Cocoon In The Park, CG Photography and Justin Gardner