Boutique UK hideaway boasts a newly expanded and mouth-watering line up of talent over two days.
In two much talked about editions to date, Hide&Seek has made an immediate impact on the underground festival circuit and quickly became synonymous with authentic electronic sounds from the worlds of house, techno, disco and minimal. Last year’s show was so widely loved that organisers were left with no other choice than to expand the offer to a two-day format and to create space for extended set times and a growing list of talent. Importantly, the focus remains firmly on careful curation and coherent programming to maintain Hide&Seek’s well-deserved reputation as a festival by and for serious music lovers.
This year’s concept is Electric Dreams, where freedom and escapism in music means that anything is possible, something the organisers describe as “A sure-fire trip to the ethereal!”
Nestled in a jaw dropping location in picture perfect British countryside, the venerated site is surrounded by luscious woodland, three lakes, and lanscaped gardens. The grounds of Capesthorne Hall will once again be transformed into an adult wonderland with crystal clear sound and immersive production.
The line-up this year exudes the good taste that Hide & Seek is known for with special back-to-back sets also planned. There are festival newcomers like Perlon boss and cult selector Zip, Scandi-disco king Todd Terje and Berlin-based diggers Gene on Earth b2b The Ghost next to breakout Dutchman Chris Stussy. Revellers will ride the spaced out breaks and techno of top selectors Binh b2b DJ Masda. House, funk and soul specialist Jamie 3:26 also joins the bill, with the dancefloor pumping duo Dungeon Meat, plus Japanese pioneer Fumiya Tanaka alongside world class minimal from Romanians Priku and Raresh b2b Arapu.
Festival co-founder Josh Baker said, “As we enter year 3, we couldn’t be more excited to showcase what’s in store. We are taking huge steps to continue to both entertain and educate the dance floor. We have spent endless hours considering the programme to offer an optimal experience over two days which allows ravers to discover new names whilst being blown away by legends of the scene. For 2022, our mission is to offer an experience you never knew you needed. Electric Dreams.”
Fellow co-founder Kurt Hurst added, “The development from our first edition in 2019 to the 2021 festival was clearly a huge step up, and as per our marketing and messaging this was always part of the vision. However there is still further room for growth and this will be evident on arrival to Capesthorne Hall on September 3rd/4th. After 2021 we received such incredibly overwhelming feedback in regards to stage concepts, entertainment, audio & production, but we can assure that all of these elements will continue to evolve and allow us to deliver an even better ‘dreamlike’ experience.”