Presenting an eclectic music lineup that showcases the UK’s most diverse underground sounds, Hijacked Festival 2015 | Exeter takes an adventure into electronic music’s rich history, delving into techno, adventuring through the many faces of house, and reliving the evolution of bass.
Unique techno-tinged talent Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs plays a DJ set, pioneering producer Artwork appears, jungle forefather Congo Natty appears, plus critically acclaimed bass explorationists Dark Sky and nu-deep house party people Disciples join the party, and Bass-house duo Mak & Pasteman bring it, as Exeter one-day music and culture event heads to the picturesque grounds of Powderham Castle on Saturday May 30th.
Multi-talented MC, DJ and producer Chunky heads, Jabru promises to smash the ‘floor, and electronic selectors Eli & Fur take a dark turn. House creative Last Magpie offers a genre-bashing set, MermaidS, and jungle invigorators Nanci and Phoebe keep it jumping. Plus look out for Benedict Jackson, Thick As Thieves faces Budos and Xhosah, Hold It Down resident Harry Parsons, Duplex Sound and Surplus, Harry Parsons, Item, Marek Skibinski and more…
Club partners for Hijacked Festival 2015 | Exeter include founding promoters and Exeter party people Thick As Thieves, The Cavern’s Our House collective, South West stalwarts Hold It Down, and Exeter University’s very own dance promoter Beats and Bass Society.
Hijacked Festival is the result of four friends' desire to do something better. Frustrated by the lacklustre nightlife in Exeter, where electronic music was barely even catered for, Harry Horsfall, Will Millner, Laurence Mulchrone and Freddie Sparrow realised they could do better. Over the last three years, their Thick As Thieves events have helped transform the Exeter nightlife, bringing a taste of the underground to the most atmospheric venues in the city.
Last year, buoyed by their success, the Thieves embarked on an even more ambitious feat, presenting an intimate daytime party in a picturesque inner-city location where electronic music takes the focus – a hijack. The first Hijacked Festival event was a triumph, selling out, and 2015 is set to be even bigger.
The picturesque grounds of Powderham Castle, the 600-year old home of the Earl and Countess of Devon, which stands in a beautiful deer park on the banks of the Exe estuary, plays host to the city’s second visit from Hijacked Festival – the nomadic electronic music and creativity-embracing experience that ‘hijacks’ idyllic city locations.
With over 3000 tickets sold, more acts to be added, and the visual artists lineup still to be announced, Hijacked Festival 2015 | Exeter will light up the city.
It’s time to get Hijacked…
Hijacked Festival 2015 || Exeter
Saturday May 30th
Kenton, Exeter, Devon EX6 8JQ
Aerial | Benedict Jackson | Budos | Doodles | Duplex Sound | Harry Gordon | Harry Parsons | Item | Justin Mulli