Cirque Du Soul’s El Dorado Festival returns for its second edition in June boasting a diverse lineup sure to help replicate the event’s inaugural success. Taking over the grounds of Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, from the 30th June – 3rd July, El Dorado 2017 will feature two brand new stages and over 80 acts ranging from classic hip-hop outfit The Sugar Hill Gang to grime star AJ Tracey.
Dance music stalwarts Groove Armada are in line to feature over the course of the weekend and will prove to be one of the biggest attractions alongside fellow DJs Dusky, Solardo, Bondax, Dan Shake and Artwork. Bass enthusiasts will be well catered for with the likes of TQD, Shy FX and My Nu Leng also joining the bill.
Legendary figures of UK jungle and sound system culture Congo Natty and Channel One System bring over 20 years of knowhow to the proceedings, while high energy ensembles Gentleman’s Dub Club and Hot 8 Brass Band check in to keep the party moving a top speed.
Away from the music a collection of circus performance will provide a feast for the eyes and senses across the weekend.
AJ TRACEY / ARTFUL DODGER / ARTWORK
CHANNEL ONE / CONGO NATTY / CRAZY COUSINZ
DAN SHAKE / DENIS SULTA / DUSKY
JAX JONES / GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB
GOLDFISH (LIVE) / GREG WILSON
HOLY GOOF / KENNY KEN / KLOSE ONE / MY NU LENG
REDLIGHT / SHY FX & STAMINA MC / SOLARDO / THE HOT 8 BRASS BAND}THE MOUSE OUTFIT / THE SUGARHILL GANG / TQD (ROYAL-T, DJ Q, FLAVA D)
THE SOUND YOU NEED PRESENTS
ZAK ABEL / SG LEWIS (LIVE) / BONDAX
CARAMELLO / FIESTA BOMBARDA / GIN & JUICE / JUNGLE JAM
THE HEATWAVE PRESENTS HOT WUK / TREATMENT / OUSE
THE FLYING CIRCUS:
FIRE BREATHERS / MISCHIEVOUS CLOWNS / RING MASTERS / MAGICIANS / ACROBATS
JUGGLERS / CONTORTIONISTS / STILT WALKERS
Words by Elliot Ryder
Photos courtesy of El Dorado Festival