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Here's everything you need to know about Lydd Airport's Connected Festival

The full line-up of acts scheduled to play at Connected Festival has now been revealed.

Around 10,000 party goers are expected to descend on Romney Marsh's Lydd Airport for the rave, which will see back to back drum and base music playing from 6pm to 6am.

More than 100 acts will perform across five stages at the airport's grounds overnight in October.

Here we look at everything an expected raver will need to know ahead of the festival.

More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the rave
More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the rave

Where and when is the party happening?

Connected Festival will take place from 6pm on Saturday, October 5 to 6am the next day at London Ashford Airport, also known as Lydd Airport, in Lydd, Romney Marsh TN29 9QL.

More than 100 DJs and performers will play drum and base, dance and hosue music across five stages.

Who can attend?

Only persons over 18 can attend the festival, although a challenge 25 policy will be in place, so guests should take ID.

How much are tickets?

Standard tickets are currently on sale for £45, plus booking fee. There are also VIP tickets available from £65, plus a booking fee.

Visit here to purchase tickets.

What can I take?

Small bags are allowed, but bigger bags are not as there are no cloakroom or storage facilities.

But as bags will be searched on entry, organisers advise that you do not bring a bag at all to avoid long queues.

Stock image of a rave. Picture by Pixabay (13341660)
Stock image of a rave. Picture by Pixabay (13341660)

What else will be there, other than music and dance stages?

A host of food and drink stalls will be available at the festival, although full details of this are yet to be revealed.

There will also be an outdoor cinema screen showing footage of raves from the past.

How do I get there and can I stay over?

There will be no camping facilities, but there will be a car park. Revellers can also catch a coach from the Ashford International Station.

Tickets for both can be purchased here.

Who is behind the festival and what do they have to say?

Connected Festival has been organised by Rohan Mulvaney, from Dymchurch, alongside Martin Hackney and James Tovey, who say they want to bring together old and new sounds from the genre.

Mr Mulvaney said: "The Lydd Airport venue was famous for hosting the legendary 'World Dance' raves in the 1990s with the organisers being universally recognised as the 'best in the business' for that time period.

"It is our ambition to bring to life the nostalgia associated with the Lydd Airport venue and pull together the 'old school' and 'new school' sound in a well-rounded production.

"Our vision is to create an all-night music festival taking it back to the concept of the original rave scene that has for the last ten years mainly delivered daytime events.

"We feel that the 2019 Connected festival will generate all that has been missing within this music scene for many years."

Who is set to perform?

Here is the full line-up of acts scheduled to play

Connected Main Stage:

  • Andy C
  • Wilkinson
  • Shy FX with Stamina MC
  • Dj Zinc with Dynamite MC
  • S.P.Y with LowQui
  • Alix Perez x Spectrasoul (back 2 back)
  • Randall x DJ Die (back 2 back) with MC GQ
  • Rene Lavice
  • DJ Hype
  • Harriet Jaxxon with Codebreaker
So Solid Crew singer Lisa Mafia is included in the line up. Picture: Jay Sinclair
So Solid Crew singer Lisa Mafia is included in the line up. Picture: Jay Sinclair

Breakin Science Stage:

  • Hazard
  • Kings of the Rollers feat: Voltage x Serum x Bladerunner x Inja
  • Problem Central feat: Logan D x Majistrate x Eksman x Evil B
  • Shadow Demon Coalition feat: Bassman x Trigga x Benny l x Shimon
  • Turno
  • TC
  • Brockie & MC Det
  • Upgrade x Sub Zero
  • TNA feat: Nu Elements x Azza x Grima
  • Capital Punishment feat: Inter x Kombo x Mekar
  • Ego Trippin
  • Basslayerz feat: Slipz x Spyda x Blu Bomma
  • Skibadee
  • IC3
  • Dreps
  • Funsta
  • Ragga twins
  • 2Shy

Garage Nation Stage:

  • Heartless Crew feat: Fonti x Bushkin x Mighty Moe
  • So Solid Crew feat: Swiss x Mega x Harvey x Romeo x Lisa Maffia
  • Majestic with MC Kie
  • Gods of Garage feat: Norris Da boss Windross x MC Creed
  • Cartier x B Live x Viper
  • Gods Gift with Slimzee
  • Matt Jam Lamont with PSG
  • Pied Piper with MC DT
  • Redhot x MC Vapour x Dappz
  • Bugzee
  • Kafzon

#RCFF Stage:

  • Uncle Dugs presents #RCFF Live
  • Micky Finn
  • Hyper D
  • Shades of Rhythm
  • Top Buzz
  • Ratpack
  • Slipmatt x Ellis Dee x Chalkie White
  • Kenny Ken x Nicky Blackmarket with MC Det
  • Nookie
  • Billy Daniel Bunter
  • Food Junky
  • MC Moose
  • Navigator
  • Fearless
  • The House Crew
  • M-Beat
  • The Ragga Twins
  • AKA Orange
  • Rachel Wallace
  • Liquid
  • The Fat Controller

Connected Underground House Stage:

  • Mark Radford
  • Jesse James
  • Juvenille Delinquents
  • Rafe
  • Reefer Franklin

Supporting acts (across the five stages):

  • Barrington with Five Alive
  • Jono D
  • Ad-Apt
  • Tonn Piper
  • Richie Weaver
  • Dj Trix
  • Arcane
  • Ripraw
  • Deefa
  • Dj Jenner with MC Patience
  • Matt Strategy
  • Shaun Tall
  • Richie Dubz
  • Balearic Ultras
  • Frazer Hamilton
  • Matt Shead

For more information and full line-up visit here, or www.connectedfestival.co.uk.

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