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Houghton festival set to be sell-out event

Houghton festival – from Thursday, August 8, to Monday, August 12 – is set to be a sell-out this year with lots of big names taking to the stage.

Set to perform are artists: Jenny Jen, Kina, Aneesh, Belle Bette, Jayson Wynters, Willow, Ivan Smagghe, Voightmann and many more, all hosted by the legendary Craig Richards.

All artists have been personally invited by Craig to play, with an emphasis on the extra special. Spontaneous back-to-back sets will be encouraged and longer DJ sets will be the norm.

Houghton Festival
Houghton Festival

Bespoke world class sound systems from d&b audiotechnik will be paired to stages, with music and extended exclusive performances from all artists.

The event is a musical and artistic marvel that celebrates home grown artists in the idyllic landscape of Houghton.

In addition to an overwhelming music schedule, there are several zones and activities to escape the dance floor including a record fair, movement classes, massages, sauna, sculpture gardens and a floating restaurant.

Revellers can enjoy an array of well-being themed delights such as a massage, sauna and yoga against a backdrop of greenery.

The Orchard offers complimentary and first-come, first-served classes of various styles of yoga, Yamuna body rolling and movement.

There will also be daily life drawing classes, sound baths and cacao ceremonies.

This year the Story Bus will be making its debut, taking you back to your childhood night-time stories, whilst artist and sculptor Henry Krokatsis will present his participatory performance ‘Heartbeats’ and a traditional foot washing experience.

There will be a new home-made 15 person wood burner sauna and massage therapists will be available all weekend to book upon arrival.

Houghton uniquely offers complimentary guided art tours.

The hour long tour rolls out of the festival site on its own land train, and then winds through Houghton Hall’s sculpture garden on foot.

The diverse and eclectic collection of sculpture includes works by Rachel Whiteread, Richard Long, Anya Gallaccio and Stephen Cox.

This year sees work by Henry Moore joining the collection: the tour to see the giant sculptures live up to the famed sculptor’s immense reputation.

Tour-goers also get to experience a James Turrell ‘Skyspace’, an art experience dubbed ‘a psychedelic legal high’.

The opportunity to view Houghton Hall’s sculptures at dawn and dusk is a festival exclusive.

The tours run from sunrise to sunset across much of the weekend, with limited availability.

London’s Nest returns for the third year of the floating restaurant residency.

They’ll be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from their floating restaurant on the Houghton lake.

Start your day with a breakfast and morning cocktail for £20, or grab a table for the main event at lunch and dinner for £35.

Spaces are limited and will sell out before the festival so follow the link below for more info and to secure your spot.

Tickets are available online and do not have tiers.

So grab yours at the following website link: houghtonfestival.co.uk

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