Hospitality in the Park is the definitive drum & bass festival that will be seeing off the season in style on Saturday the 24th of September at Finsbury Park in London. The line up for the day long knees up will be celebrating 20 years of Hospital Records, with the South London based independent record label and events series having amalgamated a pioneering back catalogue of releases and a roster consisting of some of the most important and influential DJs in the genre.
The biggest piece of news circulating round the line up release is the debut performance of The London Elektricity Big Band. This concept sees the 12-piece brass band Riot Jazz and vocalists Lianne Carroll, Emer and MC Dynamite team up with the spearhead of Hospital Records to create a unique and totally new performance exclusive to Hospitality in the Park.
A multitude of stages will spread across the expanse of Finsbury Park at the festival, with countless household names in D&B appearing on the extensive line up. The Hospitality Main Stage will welcome the legendary High Contrast, Danny Byrd, Fred V & Grafix and also S.P.Y, not to mention a live spectacle from Gentleman’s Dub Club and further performances from Etherwood, Metrik and Maduk.
Europe’s biggest D&B party Rampage will also be hosting a stage at Hospitality In The Park, with The Prototypes and The Upbeats headlining this stage, with plenty more to be announce of the coming weeks. Bailey and Need For Mirrors’ Soul In Motion party will be teaming up with Hospital Records sister label Med School to host stage three at HITP, with this label also celebrating a milestone anniversary of 10 years. Here the legendary LTJ Bukem will play alongside more Hospital favourites in Logistics and Nu:Tone, who will play a back to back set, Keeno, LSB, Spectrasoul, Anile and The Erised, who are making their anticipated debut UK performance.
Dub Phizix & Strategy will be bringing some Northern spirit to Hospitality in the Park through their own Well Good Do stage, with the line up for here being announced very soon. With one more stage to be announced and a whole host of other things going on including food by Voodoo Rays, Earls Serious Sandwiches and The Cheese Truck, you won’t go hungry for beats or eats.
Words by Josh Plews
Photos courtesy of Hospital Records