Rag’n’Bone Man, Rudimental and Lancaster's The Lovely Eggs among headliners as Highest Point Festival announces September line-up
Becky Hill, Clean Bandit and Ella Eyre and The Futureheads will also headline the Williamson Park music festival on September 3 and 4.
Highest Point Festival has today announced the full line-up for the event which will take place in Lancaster this September, with headliners to include Rag’n’Bone Man, Rudimental, Clean Bandit, Becky Hill, Hybrid Minds and The Futureheads.
Originally set to take place in May 2020, the festival will now be held on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th September, in the stunning, 54-acre grounds of Williamson Park, with a bigger capacity and brand new stage.
The festival has also revealed its biggest, impressively diverse line-up yet, with more than 50 acts announced today, including Brit & Ivor Novello award winner Rag‘n’Bone Man, chart star Becky Hill, Brit and MOBO award-winning singer/songwriter Ella Eyre, British electronic music band Clean Bandit, chart topping Rudimental, Drum n Bass heavyweights Hybrid Minds & Wilkinson, house music DJ Hannah Wants, post-punk band The Futureheads, dance innovators Crazy P Soundsystem, 9-piece dub band Gentleman’s Dub Club, General Levy, Sam Divine, Dimension, The Lottery Winners, The Cuban Brothers, Lancaster natives The Lovely Eggs, Monki, 3D (Dave Seaman, Darren Emerson & Danny Howells), Charlotte OC, Graeme Park, K-Klass and many more.
Tickets to the event are expected to sell out quickly, with 75 per cent already purchased ahead of the full line-up being released.
Those who bought tickets to the original festival date can rest assured that their tickets are still valid for the new date in September.
On the opening day (September 3), revellers can expect to see world class DJ sets from the likes of Rudimental, Wilkinson and Crazy P Soundsystem, plus high energy vocals from Becky Hill and Ella Eyre, progressive house kings 3D (Dave Seaman, Darren Emerson & Danny Howells) Sam Divine, and tastemaker Monki, whilst Ibiza party starters Do Not Sleep have their own stage with Richy Ahmed headlining.
The Saturday (September 4) will see another stellar line up, with acts including psychedelic punk rock duo The Lovely Eggs taking to the stage in their hometown.
They’ll be joined by indie pop band The Lottery Winners, post-punk band The Futureheads, drum n Bass heavyweights Hybrid Minds, British electronic music band Clean Bandit, house music DJ Hannah Wants, and rising hip-hop star Ms Banks plus many more, all culminating with a headline set from Brit award winner Rag’n’Bone Man.
The biggest open-air music festival in the region, Highest Point sets to welcome 20,000 ticket holders to a fun-filled musical weekend, in the incredible setting of Williamson Park.
Guests can expect to see more than one hundred artists across six stages over the course of the weekend, plus a premier regional street food and craft beer offering on site.
Despite the double disappointment of having to postpone 2020’s festival in May, and then both rescheduled dates in September 2020 and May 2021 amidst coronavirus concerns, organisers Jamie Scahill, Richard Dyer and Holly Wignall have remained in high spirits.
Determined to bring the much-loved festival back to the historical northern city and its music loving inhabitants, they have been working tirelessly to deliver what will be their most ambitious event to date.
Festival director Richard Dyer said: “We're going to throw the biggest, most outrageous party of 2021. We cannot wait for you all to see how we plan to transform the beautiful Williamson Park once again, into an amazing, sensory overloading festival site”.
Director Jamie Scahill added: “We’re delighted that all of the artists that were due to join us last year have agreed to perform at the festival in 2021, and we’re super proud to have continued to add to this to create an even more incredible experience for our guests. This is by far the biggest and best bill of artists we’ve ever brought to Lancaster.”
Following on from 2019’s hugely successful instalment, which welcomed 15,000 music fans to witness the likes of The Zutons, Feeder, Grandmaster Flash and Sister Sledge, Highest Point 2021 will see some of the UK’s biggest, chart topping and most sought-after artists heading up the bill.
The full line up for this year’s festival includes:
FRIDAY LINE UP:
Rudimental (DJ set) / Wilkinson (DJ set) / Becky Hill / Ella Eyre / Richy Ahmed // General Levy / 3D (Dave Seaman, Darren Emerson & Danny Howells) / Crazy P Soundsystem / K-Klass / Monki / Sam Divine / Jess Bays / PBR Streetgang / James Holroyd & many more
SATURDAY DAY LINE UP:
Rag'n'Bone Man / Clean Bandit (DJ Set) / Hybrid Minds / The Futureheads / Hannah Wants / Ms Banks / Gentleman's Dub Club / Dimension / Friction / The Lottery Winners / The Lovely Eggs / The Cuban Brothers / Emerald / Charlotte OC / Graeme Park / Anton Powers / Matt Thiss / Funkademia / Lovedose / Demented Disco / The Hiphopalipz / Gareth Brooks / Juice Box & many more
There will be the opportunity for guests from across the UK to attend this year’s event, as the team at Highest Point have also announced a partnership with Big Green Coaches.
Pick up points will be located in Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Carlisle, Kendal, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and Wigan, with day return coach tickets available to buy now.
Tickets are now available exclusively via Skiddle, with the final release tickets for Friday at £45, and final release tickets for Saturday costing £55.
Though restrictions due to Covid are set to be lifted in June, the festival organisers will be following any government guidance at the time of the festival. Full safety policies in line with any guidance will be available to view on the website closer to the festival date.