March 9 2014 Latest news:
Monday, February 17, 2014
Eastern Electrics Festival will not be returning to Knebworth this summer, organisers have confirmed today (Monday).
More than 100 electro and dance acts attended the three-day event at Knebworth House in August last year but a new site – yet to be revealed – has been chosen for the 2014 festival despite having a three-year licence at the Hertfordshire stately home.
Last year’s festival, which attracted around 20,000 people, was criticised by residents in the surrounding area who lodged complaints about the noise level and music being played until 6am on two consecutive days.
The 2014 event will take place on August 2.
Speaking to electronic music website Resident Advisor this morning, promoter Rob Star said: “Since we packed away the shipping containers, the Igloo Dome and the Electric City in August last year, we have been in a period of reflection at Eastern Electrics HQ on what we could do to make the event even better for 2014, and to ensure that we retain our position as the UK’s premier underground dance music event.
“There’s been a few changes at the top, we have new investors on board and have partnered with an experienced production company to ensure that this is the best edition of Eastern Electrics since we started back in 2007. We are going back to the one-day festival format for this year which will mean people don’t have to commit to the whole weekend, but will still retain the same number of stages and all other non-musical entertainment from last year.
“We have a new site to unveil which is absolutely stunning and that we hope will be our home for many years. All will be revealed in a few weeks, but until then save the date and make sure you don’t miss out on the early bird tickets, as they are an absolute steal!”