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Houghton Festival reveals Ricardo Villalobos, Biosphere for 2019

Houghton has announced a progressive and eclectic group of names for its third edition on 8th-11th August 2019.

Curator Craig Richards will also play the Norfolk event alongside Four Tet, Joy Orbison, Hunee, Shanti Celeste, DJ Stingray, Jane Fitz and more.

Houghton’s simple formula of extended DJ sets, bespoke sound systems, stunning settings, hidden stages and art installations created something very special. Throw a 24 hour music licence into the mix and the result is pure bliss.

Before arriving last year, the idea of the constant music at Houghton boggled my mind some what and I wondered if I would survive. In actual fact,  it created a more chilled environment and a relaxed flow of people coming and going with no mass exodus at 4am (like so many festivals), or that impending sense of doom that the music was about to finish. 

Houghton is all about the music and is curated by Craig Richards, the tech house hero, and produced by Gottwood. Expected highlights are Villalobos, Nicholas Lutz and power woman Sonja Moonear. I’m also hoping to catch Berlin based Brit duo The Ghost, Horse Meat Disco, and the one and only Seth Troxler. Last year, Troxler began a Sunday evening set in a low key yurt with just a couple of revellers. Let’s just say word of mouth quickly spread.

Some of my favourite moments were away from the big stages and in the smaller hidden gems like the Giant Steps, which was the most beautiful yurt I’d ever seen and had big warm DJ sets with a mega sound system from the Analogue Foundation. That was my happy place. 

Limited Tickets are available from RA