Since 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. From its roots in US Gospel, Soul, Disco and House through iconic genres like Garage, 2-step, Acid House, Dancehall, R&B and more, 51st Festival showcases the technicoloured heritage of dance and is amongst the most diverse and inclusive festivals in the UK. Past shows have featured the likes of Masters At Work, EZ, Norman Jay MBE, Soul II Soul, Jocelyn Brown, Crystal Waters, Roy Ayers Ubiquity, Basement Jaxx, Mood II Swing, Kevin Saunderson, Fabio & Grooverider, Carl Cox, Evelyn Champaign King, Melba Moore, Mr Vegas, Trevor Nelson, Tanya Stevens, Kerri Chandler, Hannah Wants, Brand New Heavies and Mark Knight.
On Saturday 20th August 2022, 51st Festival returns bigger and better with a brand new festival site, Copthall Playing Fields in North London.
51st will also open the gates to its new home at Copthall Playing Fields. The new location is easily accessible by tube (Mill Hill East on the Northern Line), train (Mill Hill Broadway, 17 minutes from King’s Cross St Pancras), bus (Copthall Sports Centre) and by car with plenty of parking available. With plenty of surprises to come, 51st new site will elevate the festival to new heights and provide its best party yet across seven stages.
We have listened to your feedback and will not use RFID wristbands for payments. To reduce queuing times we will be having 90% of the bars as contactless and chip and pin payments, there will be one cash bar in the general admission area. The food caterers and stalls will accept cash and card / contactless.
As you have come to expect, the full stellar line-up will be released soon, along with the stage splits so make sure you get your tickets early!
51st Festival 2022 - a celebration of the roots of House music exploring Soulful, Classic, Tech, Afro, Garage, Disco, Soul, RnB, Dancehall, Soca, Amapiano, Drum & Bass and more!