New festival Waterworks to launch in east London this summer

Waterworks Festival © Photography by Jake Davis (
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A new festival is coming to London this summer

Waterworks is set to make its debut at east London’s Lee Valley on Saturday 22 August. For its inaugural edition, the one-day festival will stage a roster of electronic acts including Ben UFO, Sherelle, Eris Drew, Objekt, Craig Richards, FAUZIA, Bruce, Jane Fitz, Iration Steppas, DJ Storm, Call Super, Saoirse, Job Jobse, Shanti Celeste, Andrew Weatherall and more. Representing the programme’s grime leanings is former Crack Magazine cover star Novelist.

On the site, the team behind Waterworks said, “It has the natural beauty of wildflower meadows, hinting at the adjacent nature reserve. It is hemmed in by trees along the river, that contrast with the industrial landscape that lies just beyond its borders. The nearest residents are at a reasonable distance from the site, making it ideal for minimising noise issues.”

“We want to create intimate and architecturally intriguing open-air spaces that meld with the surroundings,” they added.

Waterworks is the brainchild of the founders of London party Percolate and Croatia’s Love International Festival.

For the full line-up and ticket prices head to the Waterworks website. Listen to our Sherelle Crack Mix.