Mutiny festival acts announced

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Organisers of the Mutiny festival tonight announced stars signed up for the event.

Headliners Knife Party will grace the stage on Saturday night while dance acts Labrinth, Katy B and Maverick Sabre will also perform at the two-day event, on July 18 and 19.

And after months of negotiations over potential festival sites which stretched across two counties, a venue has been found – Fontwell Park, near Chichester.

The line-up also includes some of the world’s best DJs – including Hannah Wants, Amine Edge and Dance, DJ EZ, Benton, Cristoph, Disciples, DJ SKT, Gotsome, Kito, Mistajam, New York Transit Authority, Rewire and Varski, Slimzee and Riko.

And more than 100 artists are still to be announced – including a Sunday night headliner.

The organisers promise a big top, after-parties, VIP special guests and a drum and bass arena.

Last year’s inaugural event at Victoria Park, in Portsmouth city centre, was a huge success, but a much bigger venue was needed.

Organisers looked at several sites across the area.

Holme Farm, in Rowlands Castle was ruled out after residents raised fears of noise and traffic disturbance.

Portsmouth City Council is using the King George playing fields, in Cosham, as a car park during the America’s Cup so it could not be held there.

Organiser Luke Betts said those sites were among 20 considered for the two-day extravaganza. He said he is very happy to have settled on Fontwell Park, in West Sussex.

Mr Betts added: ‘I am thrilled with the site and think that at a 25-minute drive it is close enough to home for the people of Portsmouth – with the added bonus of camping for those wanting to lose themselves in the full festival sense of escapism.’

Early bird tickets are available now.

To buy tickets go to mutinyfestivals.co.uk.