Preview: Shakedown Festival

This is it: your last chance to dance in a field unless you’re a country pagan on a diet of anti-freeze. Back for its second year Shakedown returns to Stanmer Park, Brighton on Saturday 6th October to finish off this incredible summer with a line up soaked in dance music. Dizzee Rascal, Professor Green and Chase & Status lead the way with help from Katy B, ‘Pendulum Phoenix’ Knife Party and a DJ set from the much lauded Zane Lowe – known for tearing through a canonical body of tunes.

With Brighton being ripe with musical talent, Shakedown showcase this in the form of local boys Special Ks as well as a local DJ/Band comp victor winning a place on the Main Stage.  Those lucky customers in Hed Kandi’s VIP Area will also have local talent streamed into their ears from Brighton legends Freemasons and Seamus Haji. There’s no where you can’t dance, no where you can hide.

If the Main Stage, Supercharged Arena, and VIP Area provide enough sound to cause the pier to wobble, the Silent Disco Stage offers an alternative to avoid mass resident tinnitus. Trash Mondays and In Ya Ear – Two of Brighton’s biggest cult clubbing brands will battle it out to win over your ears. Worth participating in – if not for removing your headphones to witness a rave likened to a drunk fighting a fly.

And with a number of after parties taking place in the city later on, this looks to be pretty special – and you won’t have to return to a mud soaked tent afterwards! We all know Brighton hosts the best parties – do not miss this.

Visit http://www.shakedown.co.uk/ for full details and line up. Tickets are available to buy from the following outlets: http://www.shakedown.co.uk/tickets, http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/, http://www.seetickets.com/, http://hmv.com/

Tickets are £40 + BF. Hed Kandi VIP tickets are £75 + BF.

Words: Simon Herriott