The One Out Festival

After being postponed in 2020, the event is finally set to make its debut in 2021, and judging by the line up, it's going to be worth the wait. Peter Gray reports.

World class sounds, lush green landscapes, and a stunning setting by the River Thames – that’s the recipe for the inaugural One Out Festival. The event, which will debut on the 25th of September 2021 at Apps Court Farm in Walton on Thames, will showcase a quite breathtaking selection of artists from the world of house & disco, with New York legend Roger Sanchez and UK DJ’s Paul Woolford & Hannah Wants topping the bill.

The music

A Grammy Award winning DJ, producer and remixer, Sanchez is best known for his remix work with No Doubt, Kylie Minogue, Daft Punk, and The Police. The DJ is a familiar face in Ibiza, too, with a successful residency at the legendary Space nightclub for many years.

Another DJ with an Ibiza connection, British dance music producer and DJ Paul Woolford was for many years the resident DJ at the We Love Space night at Space. These days, however, Woolford is better known for his Diplo collaboration, Looking For Me. The track, which featured vocals from American singer Kareen Lomax, went all the way to number 4 in the UK Singles Chart.

Former Professional Footballer Wants, meanwhile, is currently one of the most in demand DJs in the UK. Like Sanchez and Woolford, the Birmingham born music lover learnt her trade in Ibiza, with a series of gigs at some of the island’s best venues. Since then, however, Wants has established herself as one of the best DJs in the UK, as a string of awards (Best Breakthrough DJ/Best DJ) testify.

Other artists set to appear at next summer’s festival include Krystal Klear, La La, Low Steppa, Sam Divine, Mambo Brothers, Weiss, and the Menendez Brothers.

The venue

The location sounds no less fabulous. Set over the 86 acres of Apps Court Farm, with rolling greenery, hidden lakes and a beautifully natural vibe just 35 minutes from London, the festival’s organisers have seemingly found the perfect location to create some summer magic by the river. 

The website for the festival had this to say about the event: “The One Out is a festival curated by music lovers, for music lovers. It will be a friendly and forward looking coming together of music obsessives in a personal and intimate setting, surrounded by ancient forests and with the glistening River Thames streaming past nearby”.

Second time lucky

2021 represents second time lucky for the festival. The event was originally scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020, but due to the Coronavirus Crisis, the festival was cancelled. Given the quality of the 2021 lineup, however,  the One Out Festival looks like it might just be worth the wait.

More information about the One Out Festival can be found here.

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-London's Best Events-
What: music festival
When: 25 Sept 21
Where: Walton on Thames
Website: One Out Festival