Cool Britannia is a new summer festival that harks back to the golden days of Britpop in the widest sense. It will be held at the famous Knebworth Park in Hertfordshire on 31st August – 2nd September 2018.

Happy Mondays @ Kendal Calling 2017 (John Hayhurst)

It 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 Embrace, The Lightning Seeds, Peter Hook & The Light, Cast, Heather Small, Dodgy, Space, Toploader, The South and more acts still to be announced.

Cast performing on the Common Stage at the Victorious Festival, Southsea 29 and 30 August 2015 (Simon Reed)

 

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.

Saffron (Kalpesh Patel/RockShot)

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 www.coolbritanniafest.com.

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