This summer sees the launch of a brand new epic music festival Cool
Britannia — which will take place at Knebworth — the stately home of
The premier of Britpop Classical will be the opening act on Saturday
1st September at Cool Britannia Festival.Britpop Classical features a
full rock back of some of the country’s best session musicians
together with an amazing horns section and orchestra, all backing a
spectacular array of vocalists including The Farm’s Peter Hooton
performing All Together Now, Saffron from Republica with Ready To
Go, Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory covering Pulp’s Common People and justadded – the unique Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia, EastEnders) will
close the set with Blur’s Parklife. Guaranteed to be a festival
Maxi Jazz of Faithless has been confirmed for a personal DJ set on
the Main Stage at Cool Britannia Festival on Sunday 2nd September.
Cool Britannia will host the unique ‘Dr Haze’s Freak Show –
Featuring Acts From The Infamous Circus of Horrors’. Audiences can
get their chills and thrills from an array of acts – including sword
swallowers, contortionist, acrobats, knife throwers, a strong man
and many more.
The performance will be held in the unique Carters Steam Fair Grand
Palace of Entertainment and will be open at the Friday Night Welcome
Party, as well as both Saturday and Sunday across the weekend.
‘Dr Haze’s Freak Show – Featuring Acts From The Infamous Circus of
Horrors’ is the only circus to ever reach the finals of Britain’s
Got Talent and has appeared on TV shows such as The Slammer,
Daybreak, This Morning and The One Show.
The unique circus – performed to live rock music – is the only
circus to have a run at a West End Theatre for 100 years and is
currently on a nationwide tour.
More information on Dr Haze’s Freak Show – Featuring Acts From The
Infamous Circus of Horrors’ here www.circusofhorrors.co.uk.
More information on Carters Steam Fair Grand Palace of Entertainment
Cool Britannia will feature some of the best of British rock and
dance music. The Main Stage will be headlined by Happy Mondays and
Ocean Colour Scene — with amazing supporting artists including
Feeder, Razorlight, Embrace, The Lightning Seeds, Peter Hook & The
Light, Cast, Heather Small, Dodgy, Space, Toploader and The South &
more still to be announced.
The festival will also see the premier of ‘Britpop Classical’ which
will feature a full orchestra together with rock band and guest
soloists including The Farm’s Peter Hooton, Republica’s Saffron and
Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory, with others to be announced, performing
unique versions of Britpop classics.
Cool Britannia has also teamed up with the legendary Ministry of
Sound. Housed in the Big Top, they will feature some of the best
club DJs of the era including Todd Terry, Brandon Block, Jazzie B
and Alfredo. Each night there will be appearances by a host of club
classic stars including Black Box, N-Trance, Rozalla, Alison
Limerick, Angie Brown and Urban Cookie Collective.
Outside the rocking arena, Cool Britannia will be tending to the
needs of rock & dance music fans with camping, glamping, street
food, themed bars, street entertainers, funfairs, kid-zone,
fireworks, trade stands, karaoke and much more!
Tickets for this electrifying new festival will go on sale at 9am on
Friday 2 February via the official festival website
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