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Curated by Craig Richards and the team behind Gottwood, Houghton Festival has well and truly carved out its place in British festival calendar.

Before the four-day extravaganza, Richards told Crack Magazine in a video, “As much as possible, I’ve tried to use my own experience as a DJ to create stages and environments where people can shine.” With a 24-hour license, an absence of cell signal and sound issues combined with longer, multiple sets from a unbeatable line-up, the second edition of Houghton created an intimate world of its own on the grounds of Houghton Hall.

Photographer Matt Moran was on site to capture the unique atmosphere, from its picturesque setting to portraits of the artists. View his galleries below.