DJ Carl Cox will team up with Nic Fanciulli at The Social festival in Mote Park, Maidstone this September
DJ Carl Cox will entertain 10,000 music fans in the county this summer when The Social returns.
The former Radio 1 presenter, and champion of techno, is set to top the list of acts lined up for the dance music festival when it takes over Mote Park, Maidstone, on Saturday, September 13.
Around 6,000 people went to the event’s debut last year, organised and funded by Maidstone-born DJ Nic Fanciulli.
Another 3,000 were at the Family Social the following day.
The dad-of-one said there are no plans to include the child-friendly part this year.
He said: “We hope to reintroduce it next year but for now, we think it will be better for us to focus on what we know best. Last year’s event was our first and it was successful so we really want to build on that.
"We’re looking to improve the production, the food and the facilities.
"We’ve increased the capacity but we want to keep it as a unique, boutique festival.”
Nic, who lives in West Malling, announced the date of the Social at a charity club night at Maidstone's Buddha Belly. The night raised £3,000 for the Quest School in Ryarsh, which looks after autistic children.
In the run-up to the event, there will be a string of smaller parties. The first, called Landed, will be in Millennium Park, off St Peter’s Street, on Sunday, April 20.
Nic said: “Most tickets for Landed have been sold to people in Maidstone, which shows people are very supportive of local events.”
Thousands attended The Social in Mote Park last year
Nic Fanciulli closing the set as last year's event
The Social returns to Mote Park this September