The pollen count is rising and the days are getting longer. Summer looms forever closer and in its wake comes an onslaught of UK festivals that spoil any mud marauding, chemical consuming Englishman for choice. Found have been curating and promoting electronic music events across London for the last five years and on June 13th they return to Brixton’s Haggesrston Park for the third instalment of the biggest of their five festivals this summer, the infamous and proudly self-titled Found Festival.
With the recent resurgence of house and techno in the UK over the last few years (something Found must be given credit to have played a part in) there has been an evident rise in festivals of these genre and it is an easy critique that they all offer much of the same thing. However, Found have put together a line-up that can only be described as refreshing – leaving your MK’s and Duke Dumont’s behind Found have entrusted true wizards of house and techno, new and old, that will no doubt leave the Brixton crowds in celestial tech-paradise.
The acts will be spread across 5 stages, of which the main stage will be headlined by Guy Gerber; a mastering pioneer of progressive techno who will surely put everyone in a special mood by the end of the day. Earlier on the same stage, after their popular Juno Jam EP last year the Swedish pair Genius of Time will bring the synths shortly followed by Motor City Drum Ensemble who you can trust to get Brixton grooving with an injection of funk and disco that couldn’t be brought together in any better way (summer vibes).
George Fitzgerald will also be hosting a stage featuring Dekmantel Soundsystem for whom it has been a very big three years with the festival becoming ever more popular and label churning out impressive releases, it’s exciting to see them venture over our white cliffs. It will be headlined by Alan Fitzpatrick another techno giant who received much critical acclaim in 2014 with his remix of Trus’ Me – I Want You. Things will be kept diverse however with a live performance from Bob Moses.
Nick Curly is set to host another stage, while Feelings will bring the likes of classic house god Ron Trent, and the increasingly popular Dark Sky will close for NTS. Found is definitely one to watch. Last year’s festival sold out and with the crisp line-up this year I have no doubt the festival will sell out again. Very much looking forward to this one and so should you.
Harry WatsonBy Harry Watson