Summer Love takes place in Surrey on 4 September
With UK lockdown set to end on 19 July there've been so many festival and event announcements this week it's hard to keep up. But one that caught our eye in particular was Summer Love, which is taking place at the East Bysshe showgrounds in Lingfield, Surrey on Saturday 4 September.
A decidedly old school-flavoured affair brought to you by Superfreq and Graffiti Kings Radio, Summer Love promises “four arenas of cultured house, acid and techno”, with the main arena paying tribute to the M25 orbital raves that took place around London on 1988-89. Your DJs on the day include Clink Street residents Mr C, Eddie Richards and Kid Batchelor & E-Mix [pictured], plus a host of other first-gen names including Terry Farley, Jazzie M and Ellis Dee, while Adamski and Robert Owens will be playing live.
Superfreq bring the techno, tech-house and minimal vibes in Arena 2 with label bosses Mr C and Scuba joined by Saytek (live), Darren Emerson and more, while elsewhere you'll find deep and Afro house in Arena 3 and soul, funk, reggae, electro and old school NY/NJ garage in Arena 4.
“The original loved-up 88-92 generation will feel right at home at Summer Love,” say the organisers, “as will the new generation of partygoers, as this carefully curated event is designed to replicate the late 80s orbital raves but with a modern festival production.”
The event runs from noon till midnight and tickets are available now, currently priced at £30+BF, via Skiddle.