High Definition Dance Festival

Festival season is getting busier and busier, with not only the heavy weight contenders releasing stellar line-up’s, there are also a bevy of smaller independents ready to offer you that alfresco musical experience. The latest offering comes in the form of the High Definition Dance Festival, taking place in Ilford, Essex in the 18th and 19th June.

Promising an electronic-music focused line up, with over 100 acts covering everything from house to breaks to old skool to dubstep, across 3 arenas with over a capacity of 15000 (that’s 10,000 more than the highly exclusive Glade this year) spread over three arenas.

The Line up:


Main Stage

Boy George, Dave Pearce, Freestylers, Scratch Perverts, Loose Cannons (Kiss), Alex P, Charlie Hedges (Kiss), Neev (Kiss) and DJ Competition Winner.

House Arena

Jonathan Ulysses, Rob Tissera, Micky Slim, Miss Divine, Philgood & Ram, Mr Natralist, Joshua Roberts, Jay Funk, Danny May, Harry Pearce and Nicky Fingers.

Old Skool Arena

Danny Byrd, Kutski, SL2 (Live PA), Jilted Generation (Prodigy Tribute), Slipmatt, Nicky Blackmarket, Ellis Dee, Kenny Ken, Sy, Uncle Dugs, Lee John, Jason J & Kezman, Harry Shotta, Skibadee, Jay J, Charlie B, 3Flow, 5ive-o, Strict and Cutter

Sunset Terrace

Diason, Bernie T, Damo, Colin Chiddle, Jaxx, Rbee & Jim Sargent, Danny Quattro, Alex Muirden, Liam Cullen, Damo Walsh, Dan Johnson, Rob Ramos, Redifine, Ad Love and live electronic percussion by Pivotal.


Main Stage

Yolanda Bed Cool, Vula (Voice of Basement Jaxx), Seb Fontaine, Bodyrox, Trophy Twins, Dermot C and Scott Giles.

Dubstep Arena

Hatcha (Kiss), N-Type, Plastician, Coki, Chef, Trolley Snatcha, Lost, Bannerworx, Crazy D, Viper and Mighty Moe.

Old Skool Arena

Baby D (Live PA), Liquid (Live PA), Dub Hooligan (Live PA), Ratpack, EZ (Kiss), Slipmatt, Artful Dodger, Matt Jam Lamont, Billy Daniel Bunter, Phantasy, DJ Vibes b2b Johnny G, Twista, Evenson Allen, B Live, MC Alistair, Charlie B, 3Flow, Faction G and Jefferson.

Sunset Terrace

Damien Stone, Laura Essence, Danny Keston, Vince Frimpong, David Lee, Katie Cooper, Carl Smeaton, Twisted Beatz, Brad Hudson, Darral S, Silks & Switch, DJ Nitro and Matt Caldwell

Camping and travel info

Camping is available for 3,000 people.

Campsite opens at 3:00pm Friday 17th June and remains alive and kicking until noon Monday 20th June

HD Fest is providing a free shuttle bus to transport campers from the nearby offsite car park to the festival venue and campsite. The campsite is conveniently placed a 1 minute walk away from the main dance stages and the all-important bars. The campsite offers all the latest amenities in Festival Camping.

See www.hdfest.co.uk for full info.


Earlybirds are £30 per day or £80 including Friday to Sunday night included camping. Booking fees apply on all booking sites.

Standard tickets are £40 per day and will be £100 for the 3 nights campign included. Booking fees apply on all booking sites.

Ticket Outlets

www.hmvtickets.com – 0843 221 0100

www.theticketsellers.co.uk – 0844 870 0000


www.ticketweb.co.uk – 08444 771 000

www.ticketmaster.co.uk – 0844 844 0444


Blackmarket Records – 0207 4370478

Soundclash Records – 01603 761004