Hosted in a beautiful 19th century mansion surrounded by stunning countryside, Kallida festival will be debuting this July and promises a unique amalgamation of music and arts. Kallida will exploit Baskerville Hall’s faded grandeur and combine it with heavyweight soundsystems and experimental production to create the biggest house party of the summer.
A cosy 500 festival goers can anticipate an exciting collaboration between artists, musicians, DJs and set designers, basically an absolute assault on the senses, as Kallida aims to deliver an event that is both individualistic and immersive.
The team behind the festival’s production have been working hard to fully transform every inch of Baskerville Hall, jam-packing it with an inventive array of entertainment (more than you could shake a stick at).
Having previously worked on some of the UK’s most loved creative institutions such as Secret Cinema, Punchdrunk, Ynot Festival, Ugly Duck London, and United Visual Artists, we are confident that Kallida’s artistic backdrop will not disappoint. With help from the eclectic Eyesymetric Productions, the Kallida team guarantees arresting and absorbing designs of visual and light installations, whilst simultaneously boasting a diverse line-up across both the day and night.
During the day, festival guests will be able to see live sets from some of the UK’s most exciting soul, electronica, hip hop and afrobeat bands such as Nubiyan Twist, Bambooman, Nilufer Yanya, Vels Trio and K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade. Ideal sounds for bip-bopping in the sun with a tinny whilst surrounded by stunning Welsh countryside, overlooking the River Wye and the Brecon Beacons National Park.
During the evening, guests will move inside Baskerville Hall and will be greeted by its grand staircase and impressive interior. Expect to be surrounded by a variety of music issuing from a selection of some of the UK’s best underground artists in different rooms of the house.
The wide array of DJs include the much-loved drum and bass artist DJ Storm, ES.Q, Wayward, and Mella Dee – who will be sure to provide his renowned fusion of techno, breakbeat and jungle that has earnt him his reputation amongst us party animals.
Deadbeat and Phatworld will also be making an appearance, bringing with them a heavy bassline that will most likely blow the roof off. And garage lovers will be pleased to hear that classics will be provided by the true legend Sticky.
It is safe to say that festival guests will be spoilt for choice as the team behind Kallida have successfully catered for everyone’s musical needs, ensuring that the mansion’s walls will be shaking and people’s feet moving.
This lil’ jam in Wales will also include takeovers from Sheffield’s favourite The Night Kitchen, Party for the People, the notorious Off Me Nut Records and more.
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