51st Festival (formerly known as 51st State) is one of 5 Mag’s favorite summer festivals — and it’s back for 2023.
This year’s 51st Festival is taking place on Saturday August 5 2023 in the heart of London. Tickets are available at 51stfestival.com.
Returning to Copthall Playing Fields, this year guests will be treated to a diverse lineup of 100 artists spread out over six stages (Groove Odyssey, Rampage, La Fiesta, Dolly Rockers, Back to 95 and House FM VIP), and featuring everything from House, Garage, Tech, Afro, Soulful, Disco, RnB, Dancehall, Soca, Amapiano to Drum & Bass.
Read 5 Mag’s recap of 51st State Festival 2019 here.
Live acts include Roy Ayers, The Heatwave and Josh Milan’s live band, DJ teams such as the legendary trio of Body and Soul and Kings of House NYC (Louie Vega and David Morales), plus DJs Dimitri from Paris, Todd Edwards, Grant Nelson, Todd Terry, Mike Dunn, Dr. Packer, Norman Jay and Catz ’n Dogz to name a few. The full line-up is below:
Founded in 2015, 51st Festival “has been joining the dots between seminal figures of dance music culture and the new generation of artists pushing the movement forward today,” showcasing the “technicoloured heritage” of dance music.
“Thoroughly looking forward to playing at 51st Festival this summer. I’ve got so much love for the UK, and I have really missed the crowd. What an amazing line up too!” — Dr Packer
🔵 Essential Info:
Saturday August 5 2023, 11am-10pm
Copthall Playing Fields, Champions Way, Page St, London NW4 1PS
🔵 Past Coverage:
51st State Festival announces full line-up for August 2021 (2021)
Review: 5 Mag at 51st State Festival 2019 (2019)
Set Times for This Weekend’s 51st State Festival (2019)
🔵 51st Festival Line Up (Listed Alphabetically):
Barbara Tucker – Host
Bizzie’s Party – Live
Bobby & Steve
Body & Soul
Bongo Ben – Live
Bucie – Live
Catz ‘N Dogz
Denis Funktastic – Live
Dimitri from Paris
DJ Jazzy Jeff
Elisabeth Troy – Live
James Evans & Zara Carr
Josh Milan + Live band
Kallaghan – Live
Kings of House NYC
Matt Jam Lamont
MC Onyx Stone
Norris Da Boss Windross
Paul Gardner (Soul Avengerz)
Ratpack (Classic House set)
Robert Owens – Live & DJ Set
Roy Ayers – Live (Farewell Tour)
Special Guest (UKs Number 1 Garage DJ)
Steve Lee & Clifton Mclean
Supa D & Coldsteps
Trutwein & Fabulous Flack