Mike Skinner has just been revealed for Neverworld 2019, making him the latest in an eclectic mix of exciting talent for this year's edition.
Chronicling contemporary youth culture under the pseudonym The Streets, Skinner released five studio albums under the musical alias to critical acclaim. Narrating stories from working class Britain, the rapper, songwriter and musician continues to push things forward with his genre bending DJ sets. Reflecting his love of cutting edge sounds, Skinner's musical selections are as eclectic as his production capabilities.
The dance stages this year consist of BBC radio legends, Craig Charles, David Rodigan and Mistajam, hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash, garage stalwarts Shy FX and DJ Luck & MC Neat, as well as the party-starting duo Fleetmac Wood.
Neverworld came from humble beginnings in 2006 when its founder Lee Denny's parent's left him alone for a week with one simple rule: do not have a house party. Finding a loop-hole in their instructions Lee and his friends decided to have a festival in the garden and subsequently LeeFest was born. Since then, the festival has grown year on year, picking up multiple awards along the way. 10 years later Lee knew what the next chapter of the story would be. With his friends he was going to build more than just a festival, he was going to build a whole world where people never have to grow old (even if just for one weekend). Neverworld became the grand vision for the future of the LeeFest fairy tale.
Now with a capacity of 5,000 and set in the grounds of a beautiful forest just 40 minutes from central London, this spectacular kingdom of music, party and wonder is made up of three magical realms: The Neverwoods, Skull Ridge and Mermaids Lagoon. With 11 stages and 24 hours of music and partying, it's bound to be an unforgettable weekend for those lucky enough to attend.
After today's additions, the program for Neverworld 2019 is: Mike Skinner, Craig David presents TS5, The Vaccines, Shy FX, Grandmaster Flash, David Rodigan, Craig Charles, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Stanton Warriors, Mystery Jets, Professor Green, Tom Grennan, Alma, Black Honey, Dream Wife, Indoor Pets, Lucy Spraggan, Sleeper, Sports Team, The Futureheads, Tion Wayne, Ed The Dog, Ferris & Sylvester, Georgia, Himalayas, Husky Loops, Keston Cobblers Club, Lucia, Only The Poets, The She Street band, Too Many T’s, 404 Guild, CLT DRP, Family Fiction, Fur, Grenades, Guru, Kid Kapichi, Lauran Hibberd, Rina Mushonga, Squid, Superlove, Swimming Girls, Swimming Tapes, Talk Show, The Dunwells, Walt Disco.
Neverworld takes place from the 1st-4th August, in Hever, Kent. Tickets are available now from www.neverworld.co.uk