Fri 1st Jul 2016 - Sun 3rd Jul 2016, 7:00pm

El Dorado Summer Festival

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For centuries men and women have searched the world over for the lost kingdom of El Dorado, a land believed to have streets paved with gold, layered with lakes of fresh water and green jungles - a land so beautiful you would never want to leave.

This year, for the first time ever, the gates to El Dorado have opened! Nestled in the beautiful grounds of Eastnor Castle, you are invited to join with thousands of other explorers as they escape everyday life in search of something far more exotic.

This is the event of the summer not to be missed! With a huge line up of international heavyweight headliners, both DJs and Live, performing on an array of stages, tents and hideouts at the most incredible festival site we've ever seen in the UK.

Featuring

Craig David

Craig David appearing at this event

Since his emergence in 1999 appearing on the Artful Dodger's Re-Rewind single, Craig David has become known as one of the forerunners of the UK garage and RnB scenes. Famous for hits such as Fill Me In and 7 Days, he's scored 20 UK top 40 singles, 5 UK top 20 albums and sold over 15 million albums worldwide. With his last album released in 2010, many people thought Craig was 'walking away' from the music scene. In the meantime he'd taken up a career as a club and radio DJ under the guise of TS5, before returning to his own music in 2016 with his 6th studio album Following My Intuition, reaching no.1 on the UK album charts and certified gold.

See 11 tour dates featuring Craig David

Basement Jaxx (DJ Set)

Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) appearing at this event

Electronic dance duo Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe have come a long way from the regular nights held in Brixton. The Glastonbury-headlining, three-million-album-selling, Brit and Grammy-winning maestros of global house and big beats continue to deliver.

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Kano

Kano appearing at this event

From the same East London 'grime' scene that spawned Wiley, Durrty Goodz and Shystie among others, Kano has a similar star quality, character and pedigree. Once labelled as the "UK version of Jay-Z", Kano's breezy self-assuredness and laid-back vocals have given the UK hip hop scene a much needed shot in the arm.

See 9 tour dates featuring Kano

Ady Suleiman

Ady Suleiman appearing at this event

Nottingham-based urban singer-songwriter who blends reggae, soul, and a touch of hip-hop in his delivery.

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Artful Dodger

Artful Dodger appearing at this event

AKA Mark Hill and Pete Devereux; arguably the leaders of a musical style that has managed to percolate the most hippest London clubs and most of the UK's radio stations - bouncy, beaty and oh so crisply produced.

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Blonde

Blonde appearing at this event

Blonde, aka Adam Englefield and Jacob Manson, are two young Bristolians who have been taking the internet by storm. Hailing from one of music’s most multi-faceted towns, Bristol, Adam Englefield and Jacob Manson met in cyber space, both bonding over Adam’s infamous Youtube Channel – Eton Messy. Taking the blogosphere by storm, the duos bootleg house versions of ‘90s dance and R&B classics have become the music de jour for the internet generation.

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Clean Cut Kid

Clean Cut Kid appearing at this event

Livepool Indie/Alternative four-piece Clean Cut Kid deliver infectious ear-worm indie-pop melodies with autobiographical lyircs, once described as “Soulful pop ballads, washed in Mersey water”. Their influences range from the current sounds of Arcade Fire and St. Vincent to legends like Bowie and Talking Heads. "One listen and you're sucked into a world of dirty melodies, infectious harmony hooks, glistening choral swells and reference points including US lo-fi pop and Fleetwood Mac. The latter of which is rather apt, given two of the band, Mike and Evelyn are married" - Liverpool Echo.

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Collie Buddz

Collie Buddz appearing at this event

Growing up on the island of Bermuda, Reggae music was a formidable influence on a young Collie Buddz. With his independent spirit guiding his journey, Buddz has travelled as far possible from his little corner of the earth. He's constantly creating new music and experimenting with it in front of live audiences almost immediately. Collie Buddz has toured the world, honing his craft while in support of several tours with artists such as Cypress Hill, Rebelution and Matisyahu. He's performed in front of thousands at the largest music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Boomtown, Summer Jam and the California Roots Festival. While touring, Buddz still found time to record new material and release original music independently on his own record label, Harper Digital. He's even managed to launch a new radio station back home in Bermuda (Vibe 103) and become a father.

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Elf Kid

Elf Kid appearing at this event

Electronic grime from London.

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Eton Messy

Eton Messy appearing at this event

Future Garage inspired music from this Bristol duo. Eton Messy are quickly becoming part of British heritage. With fingers firmly on the pulse of electronic music they’ve grown from a small Youtube channel to a strong platform for up and coming artists. On top of this they have provided an on point mix series that’s seen them go from DJing around the country to hosting their own stage at this year’s Gottwood festival.

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Felon

If you're one of the many (1.5 million+ hits on YouTube) who've listened to the feelgood summer house vibes of 'Isla' then Felon hardly need an introduction, but with new tracks like 'Colour' and 'Swimwear' it's clear they're no one-hit wonders.

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General Levy

General Levy is an English ragga deejay, best known for the track 'Incredible' which he recorded with M-Beat in 1994.

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Gentleman's Dub Club

Gentleman's Dub Club appearing at this event

9-piece band from Leeds with a style based in dub, ska and roots reggae, combining tight grooves and a heavyweight sound, along with a super high-energy show.

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Late Nite Tuff Guy

Tuff Guy is a new breed of disco vigilante, peddling the most credible of disco edits and accruing some serious acclaim from an illustrious roll call of heads in the know including Jeff Mills, Todd Terje, Richie Hawtin, and Laurent Garnier. And under his HMC guise, Tuff has earned the moniker 'The Godfather of Australian Techno', and rightfully so.

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Loyle Carner

Loyle Carner appearing at this event

Dubbed by The Guardian as 'the sentimental face of Grime', South Londoner Loyle Carner is an actor turned rapper. With a drama degree behind him, it seems rap has become his real destiny. His sound has a laid-back flow and beats which combine with old school hip-hop and UK influences. Following a tour and collaboration with spoken word artist Kate Tempest on her single 'Guts', Loyle went on to support Nas at the O2 Arena, then released his highly acclaimed debut album 'Yesterday's Gone' in 2017, which was nominated for the prestigeous Mercury Music Prize award. Success went higher with 2019's follow-up, 'Not Waving, But Drowning', which reached no.3 on the UK album chart.

See 13 tour dates featuring Loyle Carner

Matt 'Jam' Lamont

A pioneer, respected DJ, an accomplished producer/remixer, label / A&R manager and radio presenter, Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont has been an intrinsic part of the UK Dance scene from its very inception.

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My Nu Leng

My Nu Leng appearing at this event

My Nu Leng take house and strip it to its bare components before aligning it with the sub-heavy 4/4 that's appeared in the wake of grime, dubstep and UK funky. Having risen through the ranks of underground UK music, to the heavyweight title, the duo continue to push boundaries and shell down venues across the UK and Internationally.

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Mr Scruff

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Initially inspired by the 2 Tone sound, the now legendary Ninja Tune DJ, Mr Scruff is famed for his awesome hip-hop sound, his epic six-hour sets and his sense of the comic. His sets are a mixture of deck-related wizardry and animated tom-foolery and will leave even the most hardened of anti-dance music critics grinning and boogieing the night away.

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Renegade Brass Band

Renegade Brass Band appearing at this event

An incredible 12-piece from Sheffield, Renegade Brass Band mix raw live brass with big beats, vocals and a scratch DJ, creating a clash of jazz and hip-hop. They who have performed with the likes of Grand Master Flash, Public Enemy, Xavier Rudd, The Apples, Quantic and many others.

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Shakka

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Innovative R&B artist Shakka was born from Dominican parents, cocooned in the multicultural busy bustle of Grove (Notting Hill), and marinated in Dub Reggae, Hip-Hop, Motown and Garage. With regular heavy rotation on BBC 1Xtra, Shakka has won several MOBO awards including 'Best R&B/Soul Act' in both 2015 and 2016. He has toured with Basement Jaxx and Rudimental, had chart-topping singles with Wretch 32 and Show n Prove, more recently has supported Jess Glynne and teamed up with Aluna George on the 2018 UK top 30 single 'Man Down'.

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Snakehips

Snakehips appearing at this event

'Snakehips rapidly made their name with Hype Machine chart-topping remixes for Banks, The Weeknd, Bondax and Wild Belle. Earlier this year, the duo also released their 4-track EP ‘Forever (Pt II)’, featuring a several talented vocalists - Londoner Kaleem Taylor, The Internet’s Syd, singer-songwriter Sasha Keable and Daniella T.A.O.L. The result is a perfect example of Snakehips’ signature sound; a sensual, contemporary take on old school R&B and hip hop.'

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Submotion Orchestra

Submotion Orchestra appearing at this event

Live project from Leeds-based dubstep label Ranking Records, incorporating deep bass-driven grooves and dense textures in their progressive live dubstep sound.

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Tensnake

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Aka German producer Marco Niemerski. With so many anthems under his production belt alongside some of the best mixes you'll ever hear, you can rest assured you're in safe hands.

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The Correspondents

The Correspondents appearing at this event

Mr Bruce and Chucks throw dance music from blues to jazz, electro to dubstep to drum’n’bass into the mix, with Mr Bruce’s vocals depicting the trials and errors of love, lust and loss.

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The Heatwave

London's premier purveyors of dancehall.

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The Nextmen

The Nextmen appearing at this event

An unholy splicing of uncompromising hip-hop, funk, reggae and razor sharp beats. Doing 'more scratching than someone with a hell of a lot to scratch'! Possibly the best hip-hop act in the UK with two internationally successful albums, countless singles, remixes and bootlegs and their own record label Custom Records.

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Toddla T

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Toddla T is the stage name of Tom Bell - a DJ, record producer, re-mixer and composer from Sheffield. He started DJing at the age of 14 in the clubs and bars of Sheffield and by the age of 16 had left school to pursue a full-time career in the music industry. His stage name was given to him by the older Sheffield DJs who influenced him and was used to indicate his relative youth. Toddla T's first album, for 1965 Records, encompasses hip-hop, electro, garage, dancehall and house and was released in May 2009. The major collaborators were Serocee and Mr Versatile. He has also created a mix album for club label Fabric and has a regular slot on BBC Radio 1 - In New DJs We Trust. Recently Toodla T signed to the world renowned Ninja Tune record label and is working on his next release.

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Toyboy & Robin

Toyboy & Robin appearing at this event

"Toyboy & Robin bridge a gap in music that seems incredibly unique. Descriptions that place them on the edges of house music mixed with current forms of the developing bass scene are only a mere start. Their strong sense of pop music’s formula stretches the typical catchy chorus over the length of an entire track. What results are sweet electronic rhythms complimented by even sweeter edits and alterations to blissful R&B vocal lines." - Beatport Sean

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Lara Smiles

Lara Smiles appearing at this event

Lara Smiles is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and bedroom-producer. Influenced by many genres of music Lara started out writing punk and soul tunes on her guitar – but all-night raves in her early teens led to a love of dance music and an obsession with sampling beats. She states her influences as The Beatles, Fun, M.I.A, Green Day, MGMT, The Orb, Prince, The Strokes, Foster The People, Kasabian, The Prodigy, The Police, Ladyhawke, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Muse, Paul Simon and many more!

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LOOP

LOOP appearing at this event

Loop was formed in Croydon, London, 1986 by Robert Hampson (vocals/guitars) and partner Beki Stewart (Bex) on drums. Following line-up changes - the arrival of new drummer John Wills, new bassist Neil MacKay and James Endeacott on second guitar the band took a primal rhythmic foundation, captured on their impressive debut full-length Heavens End (1987). Hypnotising all, with their discordant trance-like spell serving as an antidote to the prevailing trend in British pop at the time, they resurrected the concept of loud out there-rock for a new era, creating droning soundscapes of bleak beauty and harsh dissonance.

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Native People

A four-piece indie-dance-alternative band from Folkestone who have had exposure on BBC Introducing.

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Princess Slayer

Princess Slayer appearing at this event

Princess Slayer are an exciting live electronic music act from the UK. They blend dance sub-genres via immersive songs which are honest and slick. Expect a healthy serving of Deep Bass & Beats from the Soul.

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Strong Asian Mothers

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Best friends since their early years, London trio Amer Chadha Patel, Josh Stadlen, and Kalim Patel (KHUSHI) have played in bands together throughout their childhoods but it is under Strong Asian Mothers that they have really found their strength. Their blend of styles, drawing inspiration from hip-hop, R&B and electro, and their emphatic live shows have been making waves on London's underground gig scene for a while, with the band ready to step firmly into the limelight.

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We Are Bandicoot

We Are Bandicoot appearing at this event

We are Bandicoot are a 5 piece alternative-rock band from Kemsing, formed in 2013. Their style has been likened to Radiohead, Tame Impala, Pink Floyd and Pond but they draw their influences from a wide variety of artists from Jeff Buckley and Syd Arthur to Lianne La Havas and Erykah Badu.

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Also Appearing

David Rodigan MBE, Jungle (DJ Set), Menendez Brothers, Ray Blk, Party On The Moon, Alphabet Pony & Vitamin P, Charley Marley, CHI, Cloudy Orange, Deelux Audio, Dirty Burb, DJ Skimask, DJ Tappa, Eden Roxx, Ellie Rose, Elwood, Galactic Funk Militia, Georgie T, Glass Peaks, GLXY, Harry Buggé, Harry Wolfman, Hoppen, KidGorgeous, LFM & Mali, Luke Wolfman, Manu & Ando, Max Van Dijk, Micheal Jablonka, Miles From Anywhere, Mistamina, Moscrop, Mylo Harvey, Nixwax, Phoebe Katis Music, Pola & Bryson, Russ Ryan, Sam Hodkinson, Saxwax, Sélby - DJ, Shabba Soundsystem, Sharkbait, SidePony, Some Juan, Son Of Kong, Soulvent Records, Super K & Mensa, Taim, Top Cat Collective, Tommy Carter, TWOGOOD, Weaver Bros, Will Burbage, Wolf & Chi

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