Nestled in the grounds of an 800 year-old stately home in the Devon countryside, Virgo Festival returns for its third year this May Bank Holiday.
Falling on a busy weekend in the UK party calendar has encouraged a cautious growth since their 2015 inception, laying the foundations with a strong vision for an intimate but brawny young festival (read our review from last year in full support). It’s a tactic that’s starting to gain it some momentum, compounded by their strongest lineup to date.
Topping the bill are three DJs who have plied their trade as residents of Europe’s top clubs: Craig Richards (at fabric), Tama Sumo (at Berghain/Panorama Bar) and Job Jobse (at Trouw). The support cast is just as competent, including Dan Shake, Kon, Moscoman, Jane Fitz, John Gómez, Ishmael (Live), Idle Hands boss Chris Farrell and Phonica regular Kenny White. They’ll be housed inside three stages, hosted by Ransom Note, Flux, Shapes, Fever 105, Feelings and Bade Records across the weekend.
Virgo Festival takes place 26th-29th May. Tickets are available from their website.
For more of the Virgo lineup on STW:
Diggers Directory: John Gómez
Stamp TV: At Home With Ishmael
Chance meetings and burnt CDs: The DIY success story of Dan Shake
Idle Hands at 5: music and memories from the extended family
Live at Dance Tunnel: Jane Fitz
“We Haven’t Discovered Anything”: John Gómez searches for Brazil’s “spaces in between”