As we move into Spring, daffodils are sprouting, trees are blooming, sheep are lambing and most importantly of all, the festival season is fast approaching. Hide & Seek Festival, a firm favourite in the Northern circuit, might not be lambing any sheep this Spring, or any Spring for that matter. Instead, Josh Baker, Kurt Hurst and crew offer a different kind of delivery. A big juicy lineup, which we can today reveal for your viewing pleasure.
Those who signed up to the Hide & Seek mailing list will no doubt already be drooling over the direct announcement that came in at 10 o’ clock this morning. For those who weren’t privy to the inside scoop, let’s break it down.
As previously confirmed, the festival is to take place on a new date right in the heart of summer, on Saturday 1st July. The news this morning shows a line up combining usual suspected favourites and a bunch of debutants. Including also the welcome return of Perlon’s bassqueen Margaret Dygas and Italian selector Francesco Del Garda. Both whom were part of the initial dream team, when the festival launched back in 2019.
New names set to venture down to the stately hall include Anthea, Dr Banana, Locklead (live), Mother Earth and Ukraninan artist Olga Karol. And where you might usually have expected to see Raresh, this time Romanian counterpart Rhadoo has been drafted in. Likely to be leading the proceedings at outdoor stage Tentree, there’s little better place to receive the hypnotic minimalism of the a:rpi:ar co-pilot.
Of course the regular’s return. Traumer will this year team up with Shonky, a pairing which has proven very popular since their first b2b outing at Summer Of Love. Other duos include Laidlaw b2b ADMNTi, Laurine & Cecilio and DMC b2b Aerofunk. Sweely is back for his ever adored day time session and you’ll also find Dungeon Meat, Sidney Charles and Oden&Fatzo. And of course, festival resident and co-creator Josh Baker.
Final tickets were released alongside the lineup announcement this morning. Judging by the response, Hide & Seek are expecting a quick sell out. Buy your tickets here to secure entry – Capesthorne Hall is calling.