51st State takes place in London's Trent Park on Saturday 7 August
The full line-up was revealed today for the 2021 edition of London's soulfully inclined house'n'garage-plus festival 51st State, which is taking place in its usual home of Trent Park in north London on Saturday 7 August.
Headlining are some of the true greats of US house and garage music: Masters At Work, Body & Soul (Francois Kevorkian, Joe Claussell and Danny Krivit) and Roger Sanchez, not to mention a couple of homegrown house faves in the form of Hannah Wants (playing her only London festival gig of the summer) and Toolroom boss Mark Knight.
But those names are just the tip of a seven-stage, 100-artist iceberg that spans the worlds of house, garage, soul, R&B, UKG, dancehall and more. Also on the bill are the likes of Amine Edge & Dance, Dave Lee, Bontan, Bobby & Steve (brilliant news, given that both of the twins were hospitalised with Covid last year!), Dimitri From Paris, Jazzie B, John Morales, Matt 'Jam' Lamont, Ratpack (playing an acid house set), Todd Edwards, Todd Terry, Wookie, Colin Dale, Ellie Cocks, Huck Finn, Matt White, Masterstepz, Heartless Crew, Opopolop, Shola Ama, Norris Da Boss Windross, Elllis Dee, Jason Kaye and, well, everyone really.
Live performances will come from Barbara Tucker, Charly Black, the House Gospel Choir, Jocelyn Brown and Lauraine McIntosh (ex-Cool Notes), with the event starting at 11am and running through till 10pm.
Do note that, as all non-refunded tickets for 2020's cancelled event are being honoured for this one, over 80 per cent of the ticket allocation was already spoken for even before a date for the festival was confirmed. So if you want to go, you'd best head on over to 51st State's own website and grab one quick!
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