Sounds of the Baskerville: No ordinary rave

Sounds of the Baskerville: No ordinary rave


This summer Catapult presents The Sounds of the Baskerville, a fresh drum & bass weekender set in the Welsh countryside at the stunning stately home Baskerville Hall.

From the 6th-8th June, you could be raving in 130 acres of the picturesque Wye Valley. Steeped in rave heritage, Baskerville Hall was a major destination in the 90s with Fantasia, Carl Cox and Grooverider all making noise there. With both indoor and outdoor partying on offer it’s time to ditch the generic stadium-sized crowds and get back in touch with how partying used to be! With three indoor arenas pumping until 6am amid a historic country mansion, fully equipped with spectacular laser shows, fully themed décor and banging sound systems, this will truly be an experience like no other.

Joining you will be some of the biggest names in drum & bass including DJ Marky, Rockwell, Audio, Ivy Lab, Break, Emperor, and the list goes on!!!

Camping is included in the ticket price and is set in the lawns of the hall. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any cooler- you’ll also have full access to an indoor heated swimming pool, indoor showers and toilets: all the comforts you would never get at other festivals.

We caught up with the Catapult crew to hear about the inspiration behind the festival:

“Catapult is a record store now in its 20th year of business, and we’ve recently just won the Record Shop of the Year Award at the Drum & Bass Awards. Record stores are under pressure to evolve, and over the last 2 years we have launched an events side to the business. It wasn’t just a business decision, it was a lifestyle choice. We feel that partying is as much an environmental experience as a musical program. We have thrown parties in all sorts of places: abandoned bank vaults, car parks, and now stately homes. The Sounds of The Baskerville represents how partying used to be: huge sound systems, amazing settings and no compromises on the line up- 100% drum & bass.”

Well, with a vision like that, why wouldn’t you want to be involved? Tickets are priced at £75 for this unmissable weekender, which includes 48 hours of music and three days on-site camping. Tickets are strictly limited so don’t sleep- book your spot at what’s set to be a truly unforgettable event!!

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