Sun. Jul 14th, 2024

I love being a festival on Harrogate Stray

By Vaseline May31,2024

Roger Sanchez / Barbara Tucker (Live) / Darius Syrossian / Adelphi Music Factory / Doorly / Trimtone / Carly Foxx / K-Klass / Bez (Acid House Set) / Allister Whitehead / Tom Wainwright / Ryan McDermott + many more

September 14 at The Stray, Harrogate


Love to be, club night, record label and one of the cornerstones of the British early house music scene, will celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2024. It is a much-loved brand and has the largest dance music event ever to take place in Harrogate. .

They began their journey to the forefront of the British club scene in 1994, back at the Music Factory in Sheffield. They were instrumental in establishing the popularity of house music in Britain and their events were among the first to book now legendary artists, from American pioneers Masters at Work, Todd Terry, Frankie Knuckles and Roger Sanchez to British artists Dave Seaman and Pete Tong.

The festival at The Stray in Harrogate presents an exceptional line-up of house talent across three stages. Roger Sanchez will headline the Main Stage, along with performances from Barbara Tucker, DJ Darius Syrossian and live house band Adelphi Music Factory. Cafe Mambo hosts an Ibiza stage with legendary group K-Klass and an acid house set from Happy Mondays’ Bez, alongside support from a range of local and international talent.

In addition to the world-class line-up and production with which Love to be… made its name, the brand is collaborating with local charity The Ostrich Foundation on this day.

The Ostrich Foundation exists to work with and support other charities and NHS agencies to reduce the number of young people who commit suicide, by breaking the stigma around suicide. Their aim is to work with other charities to equip young people and their communities with the skills to recognize and respond to suicidal behaviour.

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Matthew Jackson, the Ostrich Foundation, said:

We, at The Ostrich Foundation, are thrilled to have been selected as the charity for the prestigious Love to be… Festival held here in our home town of Harrogate in September. Together we aim to create a positive impact, raise awareness among multitudes who have not yet heard of us, and raise further funds to help us continue to make a difference as we strive to create a supportive and uplifting community .

Charity representatives will be on site all day talking to people, and the festival will donate a minimum of £1,000 to the charity.

Marc Dennis and Tony Walker said:

We feel privileged to have been able to do our part to support house music over the past 30 years. As we celebrate the 30th anniversary milestone, culminating in our own festival, Love to be… will still offer that real 90s vibe, combined with a modern vibe. We can’t wait.

Tickets are on sale now through Skiddle and Resident Advisor

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