We’re just around the corner from the start of the festival calendar, with many of us chomping at the bit, itching to get outside for a bit of a rave-up in a field or even a local park with a mini rig and a bottle of Buckfast.
Well, to make these symptoms even worse we’ve been asking some of the artists on our bill what their favourite festival tracks are and why they’re so special.
We’ve been happy and surprised at some of the results:

Ste Chesters (One Tribe Festival)
“One of my fav tunes at the festival of all time is when Carl Craig dropped Gypsy Woman in 2018 on the Sundance stage. I was sorting some staffing at the stage and as soon as I heard it, I ran from the situation and raved in the sun. Magic

Mark Archer (Altern8)
“It’s just one of those tracks that’s passed down well through the past couple of decades, it’s a beast of a track and a brilliant sing-a-long track that is a perfect set closer”.

Steevio (Freerotation)
“I can’t remember how many times I lay on my back with my eyes closed in a chillout tent at some festy or another, coming down from a night of hedonistic fun x”

High Hoops “Picked this beast up in a wicked shop in Marseille late last year. So many things we love about this track from the heavy acid tinges to the tripped-out goa trance-like vocals. Absolute killer”

Aloona (Ministry Of Sound).
“Every time I hear it I am transfixed by this beautiful rousing blend of Indian drums, orchestral harmonies, and electronica. Perfect to welcome the start of a festival day”

Blasha & Allatt (Meat Free)
“Give me a UK raver worth their salt that doesn’t get excited when this comes on! Absolute classic! We went through of a phase playing this out loads about a year ago, but still bangs each and every time”

Sam Watson (Freerotation)
This track for me sums up everything I love about techno. It has purpose, progression, melody, depth, drive, darkness and beauty and takes you to a place where you step out of reality. If played anywhere especially a festival it’s the kind of track to lose yourself in.

Many thanks to everyone that contributed to the cause.
You can catch these talented performers over the course of the weekend, be on the lookout for the line ups and full stage guides that will be released shortly.
In the meantime you can check out the blog for more features, articles and mixes from festivals past.