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This summer sees the launch of a brand new epic music festival Cool Britannia, celebrating all things Britpop at Knebworth Park, the stately home of rock.
Featuring some of the heavyweights of the 90s, the three-day festival (Friday 31st - Sunday 2nd September) will play host to the likes of the Happy Mondays, Ocean Colour Scene, Feeder, The Lightning Seeds, Peter Hook & The Light, Heather Small, Cast and Embrace.
The festival, taking place at the iconic Hertfordshire venue, will also see the debut of ‘Britpop Classical’, a full orchestra together with rock band and guest soloists performing unique versions of Britpop classics.
Cool Britannia have also teamed up with legendary dance institution Ministry of Sound. Housed in the Big Top, they will feature some of the best club DJs of the era, including: Todd Terry, Brandon Block, Jazzie B and Alfredo.
Each night there will be appearances by a host of club classic stars including Black Box, N-Trance, Rozalla, Alison Limerick, Angie Brown and Urban Cookie Collective.
Listen to XS Manchester during XS Festival Week 11 - 15 June for your chance to be at Cool Britannia festival this summer!