Shakedown Festival is Brighton’s answer to the one-day dance music festival, with this one in particular offering everything from house music all the way to drum & bass, with stages hosted by respected guest promoters such as Hospitality and Defected, each with their own headline artists performing throughout the day on Saturday 15th August.
The first of four arenas that will be coming to Brighton’s Waterhall Playing Fields for Shakedown Festival will be hosted by house music mainstays Defected In The House, a brand that has been around since 1999 as a record label and club night. Last year Defected held a residency at Booom! Ibiza and will be returning to the white isle this year, however August will see their stage at Shakedown Festival headlined by Mark Kinchen, also known as the mighty MK. MK is known for his classic house cuts including Burnin’ and recent work will Lee Foss and Anabel Englung as the collaborative alias Pleasure State. The likes of Oliver Dollar, Simon Dunmore, Sonny Fodera, Cristoph and Sam Divine will also be playing for Defected at Shakedown Festival.
Drum & Bass label Hospital Records will also be coming to Shakedown Festival to host one of their infamous Hospitality parties, headlined by Camo & Krooked, also featuring DJs of the ilk of Sub Focus, Fred V & Grafix, Etherwood, S.P.Y, Metrik and a special back to back performance between two Hospitality favourites Logistics and Nu:Tone. MC Wrec and Dynamite MC will be hosting the stag alongside a selection of other Hospital MCs, who will keep the hands in the air all day long. There will also be plenty of drum & bass flavour on the Super Charged stage, where the UK number one artists Sigma will be joining Example, Jaguar Skills, garage hero DJ EZ, Preditah and more garage favourites in Oxide & Neutrino.
The final stage at Shakedown Festival 2015 is brand new for this year and features the radio 1 DJ Monki and 2ManyDJ’s who will be headlining a Cirque Du Soul party. Also performing will be Waver Bros, Luke Wolfman, Mylo Harvey, Charlie LBC and Jack Burbage.
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of Shakedown