Cocoon in the Park 2011


Cocoon in the Park 2011 returns to Temple Newsam, Leeds, for their third spectacular open-air festival, the only one of its kind in the UK.

Set a stone’s throw from Leeds city centre, the Cocoon in the Park festival site lies within the grounds of a 450-year-old mansion house surrounded by forests and lakes in a celebrated area of outstanding natural beauty. The historic estate of Temple Newsam once again plays host to an exclusive line-up over one stage led by Cocoon ringmaster Sven Väth with support from Ricardo Villalobos, Reboot and Seth Troxler.

The site includes various food outlets and bars, a chill-out area and a VIP platform where VIP ticketholders can enjoy views across the site and main stage with access to separate toilets and a bar. The main stage, nestled in front of a tree-lined verge of woodland, is powered by a Funktion-One PA custom-built by festival sound specialists Audio-Plus, state of the art pyrotechnics, a live VJ projecting on to two huge LCD screens either side of the stage, and of course the Cocoon dance troupe will perform on a purpose-built runway surrounding the stage.

Expect nothing less than the usual breathtaking Cocoon production, attention to detail and top quality soundtrack to one of the biggest and talked about events in the North of England.


Sven Väth

Väth is a ruler of the techno world and has been for decades.  With his revered label and club of the same name, Cocoon, he has brought techno to the masses all over the world and, most famously, at Amnesia, Ibiza, since the turn of the millennium.  His learned vinyl sets included sounds from a vast remit of techno; incorporate plenty of colours, oomph and dancing bait and, all the while, are served up with a loveable élan and unbridled passion.

Ricardo Villalobos

The most revered of all the minimalists, Chilean Ricardo Villalobos has long been a genre leader.  His avant-guard electronic sounds (for his own Sei Es Drum as well as the likes of Perlon) push the boundaries of what is possible both on an electronic full length and a simple 12”, whilst his sets cause roadblocks wherever they are in the world. No one else pulls out quite such a varied selection of records, laces them together so skilfully and has quite the ear for a groove as Villaloos.


German producer Reboot has a long history of great productions on labels like Cadenza and Cocoon and is regarded as one of the finest DJs and live acts of the day.  His sets incorporate the whole spectrum from deep minimal sounds to driving electronic-tech vibes and oldschool House. For the last few years the man has been playing at clubs such as Cocoon Club, Panoramabar, Club 11, Fabric and many more.

Seth Troxler

He’s the techno dandy every girl wants to date and every boy wants to be.  Warm and enigmatic techno releases on Wolf + Lamb, Spectral Sound; a compilation on BPitch and a residency at Ibiza’s DC:10 last year have all propelled this Detroit born Berlin based party starter into the spotlight in recent years. His sets weave colour with emotion everywhere from Fabric to Watergate and back again.


Cocoon In The Park will be freezing the VAT rise on Standard tickets from March 2nd till April 30th. From May 1st Standard tickets will rise to £42.50 due to the increase this year on VAT.

All tickets below will be available from March 2nd 8am.

_1st Release £35 [Only available through Ticket Arena.] **Sold Out**

_2nd Release £40 [March 2nd – April 30th]

_3rd Release £42.50 [May 1st – July 9th]

_VIP £75

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