Ok, so with two weeks to go until this year’s Riverside festival we thought you might like your own guide to the days this year is sure to be the biggest yet, take a step back from the amazing line up including (Detroit Swindle and Natalie X Becky) who may not be the hard hitting celebs we all know, but if you have a listen to their stuff you may be pleasantly surprised at to the type of music you may enjoy this two day festival you can learn a lot about your tastes at these events and with official after parties finally announced you can keep learning, so the fun doesn’t stop when the music does (not for long anyway)
This year’s festival, which will take place on the 28th and 29th of May is sure to be a big weekend for everyone going last year was a success with over 10,000 electronic music fans attending the event last year at the tall ship with over 20 DJs and live acts including Garry Beck and Fatboy Slim which proved a big success in the media with no serious offences reported, something festivals have begun to get a reputation for.
The Electric frog and Pressure, the groups involved in the festival, have announced their official after parties for this year…taking you to SWG3, the Studio Warehouse, in Eastvale Place, the Riverside festival will take over the whole complex, setting up acts for each night, after the official festival set it finished.
On the Saturday night: Slam will take the party be joined by Alan Fitzpatrick who will bring his ‘We Are Brace’ imprint for a special showcase featuring himself, Boxia and Slam have creative an “infectious” remix of Alan’s up incoming single ‘You Got Me’ with Llario Alicante and Animal Farm who will play their second sets of the days event at riverside, alongside some local talent and as of yet undisclosed special guest.
On the Sunday Night: For something a little different, Sunday will feature a group of International artists from the main event including Art Department , Scuba , Derrick Carter , George Fitzgerald and Jasper James more local talents are set to join the bill.
Because who wants the party to end? Sadly these parties are excusive to festival ticket holders only, due to limited capacity, so you best keep hold of your tickets, no matter which day…
Some of the more pressing questions that the festival has answered for you.
First of all due to the event style no football colours are allowed however the Riverside festival to “positively encourage” fancy dress, what more could you ask for?
Professional cameras are not allowed into the event without prior permission, non-professional cameras (mobiles) are aloud, no need to worry about your snap story going lonely.
Site maps will be released on social media channels, and on these, first aid tents will be clearly marked.
No food or drinks can be taken into the festival, all that you need it there to be bought, through food venders with riverside festival food & drink tokens that you can buy online, in advance of the festival, these tokens will be valid across both days but are not valid at the after party venue but there will be a variety of alcoholic drink available including draught beer, ciders, wine spirits, juices and water are also available to you.
If this seems like the festival for you, ticket are on sale online, you must be 18 to attend, the final release for Saturday tickets are priced at £50 with a £5 fee attached. Sunday tickets are £45 with the same fee attached. So you can go to each day for around £50. But if one day isn’t enough then a weekend ticket is only £90.
Each day starts at 1pm and finishes at 11pm (don’t forget the after parties keep the day going) each after party cost sonly £16.50, with your day ticket, not a lot to pay if you want to keep the party going.