Batu announces first line-up for new Bristol festival En Masse

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En Masse Festival has made its first artist announcement.

In May, Collections cover star Batu announced that he was remodelling En Masse Festival. Originally meant to take place in Wales, due to the pandemic the Timedance label head announced it’ll be staged across Bristol instead as a multi-venue festival. Now, the producer has announced the first line-up of En Masse, and it’s set to take place at the newly-opened arts and music venue Strange Brew on 16 September.

Idle Hands founder Chris Farrell has been confirmed for the schedule, along with Bristol-based artists Birthmark and Copper Sounds. EP/64 will perform with Ossia.

The rest of En Masse will take place at The Cube (17 September) and Trinity Centre (18 September). General release tickets are on sale now.

Read Batu’s Collections cover and shop his merch collaboration with Crack Magazine and Butt Studio.