Houghton Festival returns to Norfolk’s Houghton Hall from August 8-12 and has just announced its first wave of names set to perform this year.
Returning in 2023 after a hiatus of three years due to extreme weather and pandemic-related cancellations, the upcoming festival represents the fifth edition in eight years and is considered the "year two" of its renewed beginning in 2024.
Under the detailed curation of one Craig Richards, the festival will feature a mix of Houghton stalwarts and debuting names.
As stated in the festival’s Instagram post, organisers are saying this is the “most ambitious and broad music programme” in its eight-year existence.
Among the returning names are the likes of Hammer, Ben UFO, Vladimir Ivkovic, Mr Scruff, Pangaea, Ricardo Villalobos, Saoirse and Voigtmann.
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Artists making their Houghton debut include Detroit legend, Moodymann, Skee Mask, SHERELLE, Mala, Or:la, Daniel Avery and more.
Joining the new-to-Houghton list and representing Asia are Wata Igarashi, Sunju Hargun, Eiichi Sawado, and Kabuto, joined by Houghton veterans DJ Masda and Fumiya Tanaka.
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Last year, Craig Richards invited More Rice Records crew members DOTT and Elaheh for a debut performance at the festival.
More names are expected to be announced in the coming months and tickets are already on sale.
Keep updated via Houghton Festival’s official website here.
Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.