Hospitality have been ramping up nice and early to their biggest party of the year and no doubt the biggest D&B event in the capital. On Saturday the 24th of September, five stages of bass will occupy Finsbury Park in London, with the full line up having now been completed and amounting to something quite incredible for any D&B fan, Hospitality In The Park.
Hospitality will be hosting their own stage, with a long line of their favourite bookings and label artists playing from start to finish. Filling the super exciting headline slot will be a debut performance from The London Elektricity Big Band, the new concept fathomed by the Hospital records head honcho. Featuring a 12-piece brass band and vocalists Dynamite MC, Lianne Carol and Emer, this will be unmissable. Also playing on the hospitality stage is High Contrast, Metrik, S.P.Y, Danny Byrd, Gentleman’s Dub Club and Critical Soundsystem amongst others.
Belgian D&B party Rampage, will be hosting the second arena at HITP. Rampage have put on some of the most impressive large-scale events for fans of D&B, now attracting fans from all over the world to their parties. For this special appearance in the UK they have enlisted the skills of Murdock, Modestep, TC, Calyx & Teebee, Funtcase, Cookie Monsta and much more, not to mention a special back-to-back performance between Rockwell and Rene LaVice.
Dub Phizix and Strategy will be bringing their Well Good Do to Hospitality in the Park 2016 with their own stage, again featuring an endless amount of talent, highlights of which include DJ Marky, Calibre, D Double E and The Mouse Outfit. Hospital Records sister label Med School will be hosting an arena with Soul In Motion next, here featuring the likes of Logistics B2B Nu:Tone, LTJ Bukem, Bailey and SpectraSoul B2B LSB, which isn’t even half of the line up on this stage. Finally we have The Doctor’s Orders Stage. As the biggest hip-hop party in London, the brand have brought over some great guests over the past few months and join as the last but definitely not least stage, providing beats from Tim Westwood, Mr Thing, The Spin Doctor and many more.
Expect much more than just music at Hospitality In The Park this year as there will be several street food stalls, a fair ground, live art and graffiti and a number of installations. This is no doubt going to be the biggest drum and bass party in the UK this year.
Words by Josh Plews
Photos courtesy of High Contrast