Major dance-music festival to return to Island this weekend

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A TWO-day music festival featuring international house music, drum-and-bass DJs and ‘immersive psychedelic decor’ is to return this weekend for the first time since 2019.

The Wonky Weekend Festival will be held tomorrow and on Sunday at Fort Regent’s East Ditch.

Festival organiser JP Anquetil said he was ‘absolutely buzzing’ for the event’s return.

‘I can’t wait to show everyone how hard we have been working to put this together,’ he said.

‘We were really unlucky last year, as restrictions got pushed back at the last minute and we couldn’t hold the festival.

‘However, this year we have gone all out with an apocalyptic theme, and our small team, which is made up of some amazing creatives, have put in crazy hours to get all the decor done and everything set up.

‘I don’t recall anyone using the outside of the Fort for a music festival before, so it is going to be really unique.

‘The venue is perfect for this festival,’ he added.

The event will feature two main stages – Neon City, and the Temple of Boom – which will host international house and drum-and-bass DJs including Todd Terry, Richy Ahmed and DJ Hype, as well as a number of local artists.

Mr Anquetil said there would also be other ‘smaller, immersive stages’ including a silent disco and ‘soul-garden’ stage featuring local acoustic performers and bands.

‘We are expecting 2,500 people on both days and tickets are running really low.

‘I’d also ask anyone who has a ticket rolled over from previous years to double-check their email inbox, in case anything has been sent to their spam folders,’ he said.

– To find out more about the event and buy tickets, visit ‘The Wonky Factory’ on Facebook.

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