First acts announced for next year’s We Are FSTVL in Upminster

PUBLISHED: 14:43 30 October 2017 | UPDATED: 14:43 30 October 2017

Revellers at We Are FSTVL, which has just announced the first batch of acts for next year's line up. Picture: We Are FSTVL

Revellers at We Are FSTVL, which has just announced the first batch of acts for next year's line up. Picture: We Are FSTVL


Iconic drum’n’bass artist Andy C has said next year’s We Are FSTVL “will be like a homecoming”, as the first phase of acts have been announced.

Terminal 1 - We Are FSTVL. Picture: Richard Johnson Terminal 1 - We Are FSTVL. Picture: Richard Johnson

Andy C, who grew up in Hornchuch, will be headlining the dance music festival in Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Aveley Road, Upminster, along with Carl Cox, Eric Prydz and Lethal Bizzle.

The lifelong West Ham fan said: “We Are FSTVL 2018 will be like a homecoming for me.

“It’s the area where I grew up, went to school, and still live today.

“My first ever rave experience at 13 years old was held in a derelict barn about half a mile from the festival site.

We Are FSTVL. Picture: Gobinder Jhitta We Are FSTVL. Picture: Gobinder Jhitta

“This is where it all started for me and I can’t wait to perform on a show of this magnitude on my own doorstep.”

This is the sixth edition of the dance music festival, which takes place over the bank holiday weekend, between May 25 and 27 2018.

The organisers also announced that dance music icons Carl Cox, Eric Prydz, and Marco Carola will perform on the Terminal 1 stage, the first time the heavyweight trio will play together in the UK.

We Are FSTVL is planning on extending the capacity of the Terminal 1 arena, so more revellers get to see the acts.

Techno fans will be excited as Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Loco Dice, and Seth Troxler have signed up for next year’s festival, as well as garage producer DJ EZ.

Grime artists Mostack, Kojo Funds, Yungen, Yxng Bane and Lethal Bizzle, are also due to play.

The festival is flying in the best stage hosts from Ibiza, including Circoloco, Defected, Paradise, Glitterbox, Abode, Disturbing, HTYE, joining Bassjam and Lovejuice, to create a brilliant experience.

A We Are FSTVL spokeswoman said: “Not content with hosting an expansive world class line-up, We Are FSTVL places a huge emphasis on production to create an unrivaled festival experience.

“From the ground breaking 450ft long Terminal 1 arena through to the mighty LED walls of The Aerodome, We Are FSTVL 2018 will be expanding on its airport heritage with its brand new ‘Neon Jetset Overload’ theme.”

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