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Five of the best: We Are FSTVL

Ahead of the all-conquering May bank holiday weekender at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, we've picked the five acts who'll be flying high with massive performances.

Amelia Ward

Last updated: 27th Apr 2018

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Back for its sixth year, the unbelievable party that is We Are FSTVL returns to Damyns Hall Aerodrome this May bank holiday. Having grown exponentially since it started in 2013, it continues to introduce and out do itself with new and innovative stage designs, immersive areas and ridiculous production.

Line up wise, you can expect underground sounds from across the genres to sit quite comfortably next to some of the world's most famous brands and DJs, all set against the unique backdrop of a WW1 airfield. In the lead up to the two day rave, we look ahead to who we'll be seeing between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th May


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An inclusion in the BBC Sound of 2018 longlist along with the likes of Sigrid, IAMDDB and Rex Orange CountyNot3s' breakthrough into the rap game, and ultimately the UK charts, was extremely notable. This was down largely to huge debut single, 'Addison Lee', which was a cult smash at the start of 2017.

With a lyric about hailing a cab for a “peng ting called Madison” was even worthy of a tweet by none other than Louis Theroux and earned the Hackney-born rapper a MOBO nomination for best song. Not3s was also nomi nated for bets newcomer at the same award ceremony on account of his more than impressive debut year, and he'll be no doubt one of the most in demand rappers about at this year's We Are FSTVL.

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Amelie Lens

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Belgian producer/DJ Amelie Lens has risen to the top of her game at a meteoric rate, going from practical anonymity to become one of the most in demand names in techno, all in little more than a couple of years.

Having released music on sought after imprints including Drumcode and Pan-Pot's Second State, her productions continue to earn praise from the best in the business, while her live show exudes energy. Having started curating her own nights at Labrynth, this is one lady whose party starting credentials make her an unmissable act at We Are FSTVL.

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Bugzy Malone

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Heading down south this year is the self proclaimed King of the North, and with a Manchester following like his, who are we to argue? Having put Manny and its dialling code on the map, Bugzy is responsible taking the genre outside of the confines of the capital. With over 15 million views and counting, his famous Fire in the Booth (watch it above) is a taste of what to expect. 

With outstanding lyricism and a reputation for high octane live shows, Bugzy has earned himself a well deserved spot at the top of the UK's grime scene, which is why The Bugzy Malone show is set to be a highlight this year at We Are FSTVL.


Melvo Baptiste

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Known to most disco lovers as the host of the Glitterbox podcast and a regular selector at the brand's famed parties, Melvo Baptiste is as knowledgeable with his classic boogie as he is with modern re-works and edits. 

Cutting his teeth on the airwaves presenting Mi-Soul and taking influence from his uncle Norman Jay MBE, Melvo's voice is now heard on over 40 stations globally for Glitterbox, and he has played sets at Suncébeat, Defected Croatia and Lovebox.

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Carl Cox

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We couldn't possibly miss this headline set off our top 5. Arguably the world's most loved DJ, the king of techno remains a guaranteed party starter, headlining festivals left, right and centre - and for good reason. Expertly cutting between huge Balearic classics and techno bangers, he is the cherry on top of what is set to be a contender for dance music festival line up of the year.


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