Neverworld is the latest incarnation of the award winning LeeFest, inviting revellers into a kingdom of music, party and wonder with performances from chart-topping names as well as emerging talent for a weekend not to be missed.
Headliners include world-dominating trio Clean Bandit, who will wow audiences with fan favourites as well as tease brand new tracks from their upcoming album. Amassing hundreds of millions of Spotify streams, the Cambridge group bagged the number one spot in no less than 13 countries with smash hit ‘Rather Be’, bolstered by subsequent star studded collaborations with the likes of Marina & the Diamonds, Zara Larsson, Sean Paul and many more. Alternative rock-pop band Bastille will also headline for a rare festival appearance this summer. After playing LeeFest in 2012, The BRIT Award winners and Grammy nominated four-piece are set to return to the newly evolved Neverworld, tracing a whirlwind six years that have seen the band go from newly discovered artist to global sensation.
Neverworld is a new concept festival from Lee Denny and the team behind the world-famous LeeFest, which shot into the mainstream after it was featured in the 2015 Android advert.
LeeFest began in Lee Deeny’s parents’ back garden, after they left for a holiday and told him not to have any wild parties. His solution? Throw a festival instead.
Festivalgoers can explore the Neverwoods, home to the mischievous Lost Boys; dare to enter Skull Ridge and face the pirates or journey to the Mermaids’ Lagoon and discover the mermaids on Neverworld’s very own golden sandy beach
With a genre-defying array of talent on offer in the Kent countryside, Neverworld promises non-stop enchantment from day through to night. With everything from ‘Found What I’ve Been Looking For’ hitmaker Tom Grennan and rising prodigy Declan McKenna to New York rock veterans We Are Scientists and pop songstress Rae Morris, it’s the must-see summer event of the year. As they continue to champion up and coming artists Neverworld will be bringing their A-game this year with artists such as Limerick to London pop punk trio band whenyoung, plus Lottery Winners, Keston Cobblers Club, The Islas, Pink Kink, The Ninth Wave and The RPMS. For those festival goers keen to dance until the sun comes up, playing throughout the night will be Sub Focus, bringing bass-heavy hooks to the dance floor alongside drum’n’bass veterans RAM Records, who will celebrate their 25th birthday with a highly anticipated label takeover. Huge sets can be expected from genre bending dance Bristol duo My Nu Leng, who debut new label Maraki Records for a highly anticipated stage take-over featuring rising talent Bushbaby and Barley Royal. Also gracing the decks are Glasgow prodigy Denis Sulta and party starters Percolate – undoubtedly proving there is something for everyone.
Across the weekend, Neverworld festivalgoers will be encouraged to join one of three tribes – The Pirates, The Mermaids or The Lost Boys – before embarking on an adventure into their wildest dreams. Venues and stages across the weekend include The Fortress, the home to the Lost Boys; The Circus, a place for new music discovery; Miami inspired stage The Beach, flecked with club tropicana vibes; opulent drag club Rainbow Rooms, and late night rave destination The Goldmine, playing host to the hottest names in dance music.
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