A multi-award winning dance music event, We Are FSTVL has grown year upon year, proving itself as one of the biggest players on the dance festival circuit since its inception in 2013.
With the dawn of 2018 heralding We Are FSTVL’s sixth year, the UK’s most celebrated dance festival (Best Dance Event at 2016’s UK Festival Awards) continues to grow, combining innovative stage designs and mind-blowing production with a varied mix of genres from across the dance music spectrum.
Bringing together the world’s biggest names in dance music, bass and grime, alongside some of the world’s leading club brands and labels, We are FSTVL 2018 will play host to over 300 acts across 30 arenas between 25th-27th May, with an all-star billing announced as part of the phase two line-up announcement.
Representing a strong dance contingent in phase two, Belgium’s most exciting export and emerging talent, Amelie Lens, will join proceedings. Fresh from their summer crossover anthem ‘Cola’, the mighty Camelphat have also been revealed with the likes of Gorgon City, Jax Jones, Sigma, and Roger Sanchez offering house-led grooves, and dance mega-brand Defected hosting their own arena with Claptone, Low Steppa, Sonny Fodera, and Simon Dunmore joining the already announced Sam Divine, MK and Armand Van Helden in what promises to be one for the most jam-packed tents at the festival.
Fresh off the announcement of his surprise ‘The Streets’ reunion tour, Mike Skinner will descend upon We Are FSTVL with a genre bending DJ set. Continuing the strong Grime element of the festival, ‘Man’s Not Hot’ star Big Shaq aka comedian Michael Dapaah, whose sketches have made him a viral hit, will be in attendance, along with Lethal Bizzle, Fuse ODG, P Money, Rude Kid and NOT3S on the Bass Jam stage, with the latter fresh from his hit track ‘Addison Lee’ which has so far amassed over 16 million Spotify streams.
Not content with hosting an expansive world class line-up, We Are FSTVL places a huge emphasis on production to create an unrivaled festival experience. Taking place over a sprawling 122 acre former WW1 airfield in Upminster, Greater London, custom built structures give each arena its own distinctive identity to create a series of parallel worlds. From the ground breaking 450 ft long Terminal 1 arena through to the mighty LED walls of The Aerodrome, We Are FSTVL 2018 will be focused around an airport theme with festival tickets to be printed like boarding passes, and maps to look like passports, delivering a fully immersive experience to the ‘We Are’ ravers.
Consistently pushing the boundaries of staging, sound and productions, We Are FTSVL will again host camping across the weekender in 2018 with several of the world’s biggest clubbing brands, including ANTS (exclusive to campers), HYTE, ABODE, Disturbing London already announced for the sixth anniversary. We Are FSTVL promises to be the biggest and best so far with their greatest techno line-up of all-time coming in Phase 3 with more arenas and talent than ever before!