Icon DJ Sasha joins boutique dance festival lineup in Northumberland

The industry icon has been heralded as the latest flagship act. He’ll share the stage with frequent collaborator John Digweed, a dance music legend in his own right.

House of Barefoot, taking place at the Reed Farm site near Stamfordham between June 2-4, will also provide a platform for up-and-coming local talent to be announced shortly.

Bursting onto the Acid House scene in the early 1990s, Sasha helped bring the art of DJing into the digital age.

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Sasha will share the stage with her frequent collaborator John Digweed. Photo by Ryan Dinham.

While many DJs still used a simple turntable and mixer setup, he popularized the use of live audio engineering equipment during his sets.

In 2000, the Grammy-nominated artist was crowned DJ Mag’s number one DJ of 2000 in a reader poll. He was subsequently recognized four times by the International Dance Music Awards and won four DJ Awards for his pioneering DJ sets and remixes.

The announcement comes after a series of previous additions to the festival lineup – including tech-house icon James Zabiela, South America’s most successful DJ Hernan Cattaneo, Bristol legend Nick Warren and the famous Spanish coach Henry Saiz.

Offering camping, glamping and pitches for caravans and motorhomes, the site will include a stage with a state-of-the-art sound system, street vendors and fully licensed bars. Glampers will also have access to showers.

A boutique event, House of Barefoot organizers opted to limit capacity to allow enough space for festival-goers to relax and unwind, while providing a club feel on its main stage.

Festival director Jonny Stobart said: “You could expect to see lineup like this in cities like Berlin, New York, London and big festivals like Creamfields and Soundgarden with tens of thousands in attendance. .

“Imagine a range like this with just 2,000 seats – that’s exactly what we’ve created with House of Barefoot.

“We want to give people the opportunity to see some of the best DJs in the world in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.”

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