Waterworks Festival will make its delayed debut in West London Saturday, September 25th. After the initial event was forced to postpone due to COVID and a loss of its original location, the new date in Gunnersbury Park promises a fresh take for dance music fans.
The brainchild of a group of friends and electronic music devotees including the founders of Percolate and Love International, Waterworks aims to showcase the talent that forms the foundation of London’s underground music scene, unconfined by genre or stature. As such, each artist gets equal weight on the billing.
Eris Drew, Craig Richards, Night Moves: Jane Fitz & Jade Seatle, FAUZIA, Peach, Ben UFO, Shanti Celeste, Midland, Karenn (Live), Call Super, Novelist, Objekt, Krywald & Farrer, Body Hammer: Joe Hart & Scott Fraser, Saoirse, Pangaea, Pearson Sound and Bottom Heavy: Dan Beaumont & Wes Baggaley are among the line-up.
Team Waterworks said: “After the double disappointment in 2020 of COVID-19 and losing our chosen site we agreed that we would not bring Waterworks back unless we could source a location that would allow us to improve on the offering that we had before, nothing about it could feel like a step back. After visiting multiple sites and what feels like hundreds of hours of research we finally discovered a remote location inside Gunnersbury Park. Enclosed by 360 degrees of foliage this semi woodland area is overshadowed by infrastructure, juxtaposing nature and industry beautifully.”
They added: “Importantly - this will NOT be dominated by ‘headliners’, but a lineup that is greater than the sum of its parts, made from artists that we know and trust to deliver the same care and attention with their sets as we will with the production. We also use our influence to help provide a platform for the younger artists that we are really excited about with set times that you might usually find for a headline act. We want to build a festival that our mates would come to but also for dance music lovers, young or old.”