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Get ready to escape to a musical place of wonder! Held at John Darlings Farm in Kent, Neverworld is the latest evolution from the organisers of LeeFest. And this new concept festival taking place on 2 – 5 August now boasts some of the best party starters around.
Last week, Clean Bandit were revealed as the Saturday headliner. The classical/dance music fusion trio have scored one chart-topping hit after the next on the heels of their breakout 2014 track Rather Be, a collaboration with Jess Glynne. Clean Bandit were back in the Top 10 last year with I Miss You featuring vocals from American singer-songwriter Julia Michaels. With their second studio album looming large on the horizon, you won’t want to miss seeing them live this summer.
Also revealed in Neverworld’s first wave of artists are rising prodigy Declan McKenna and Rae Morris, whose recently released second album, Someone Out There, is breaking new ground.
We Are Scientists are coming to Neverworld too and have been teasing new material lately on their website and social media channels. Although the New York-based rockers have been working on a new album, they’ve already amassed an incredible catalogue of songs from 2005’s breakthrough album, With Love and Squalor, through to 2016’s Helter Skelter.
Other notable names that are heading to Neverworld this summer include Tom Grennan, Elvana, Jeremy Loops, Hammer and LUCIA, with many more artists yet to be announced.
Plus, drum’n’bass king Sub Focus, Denis Sulta, Percolate and RAM Records, who are celebrating their 25th birthday with a label takeover, will power the dance floor with their massive beats.
An immersive music and arts experience, Neverworld’s hashtag is #nevergrowold and it’s sure to be a magical, mesmerising event where time stands still. In addition to the epic sounds on stage, everyone will be encouraged to join one of three tribes: The Pirates, The Mermaids or The Lost Boys. So prepare for adventure because this festival is going to be a rager!
Neverworld (by LeeFest) runs from 2 – 5 August at John Darlings Farm. Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.co.uk.