Judge Jules Joins Willowman Festival Line-up

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Superstar DJ Judge Jules will be joining other headline acts such as Soul II Soul, Aswad and Slamboree at North Yorkshire’s Willowman Festival this summer.

Judge Jules pioneered house and trance music in the 90s and was voted No. 1 DJ in the world by DJ Magazine.

Soul II Soul became a household name back in 1989 with chart successes such as ‘Keep On Moving' and 'Back To Life'. They also achieved global domination with the album ‘Club Classics Volume One’. This topped the charts in the UK and all over the world selling more than four million copies.

Other headline acts include reggae stars Aswad, who have had a long history if chart success with hits such as ’Don’t Turn Around’ and ‘Shine’ that made it to the top 5.

Festival favourites Slamboree, Transglobal Underground and Zion Train will be joining the bill bringing a unique fusion of western Asian, African and dub-reggae music to The Willowman Festival.

A full supporting cast of bands and musicians such as Beans on Toast and Scotland’s very own Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5. The Red Paintings will be making the trip from Australia - definitely one to watch! Funke and the Two Tone Baby, Hip Hop Hooray, Serinette, and The Smokin’ Coconuts will be adding their very own blend of eclectic music to the bill.

The Willowman Arms will be serving a range of quality real-ales supplied by several of Yorkshire’s favourite breweries including Copper Dragon, Revolutions and newcomers, Three Brothers. There will also be Street Food vendors with a range of sensibly priced food stalls including the Fire Engine Chip Van, Panda Express and Pizza Loco. Vintage clothing stalls along with arts and craft stalls.

Last year Willowman Festival unveiled its new expanded Acoustic Stage. Situated in the T’Other Field. This year it will be housed under a large Big Top tent that returns with an array of talent. The children’s entertainment is also located in T’Other Field along with a Vintage Fun Fair and the Glamping Area.


In 2017 Secret Sub Rosa will be presenting the new dance tent and are presenting a “Land of The Giants” theme. Sub Rosa have been running their own events on the North Yorkshire coast and have been invited to host this years dance tent due to their innovative style of event production. They will be supplying a host of DJ’s, MC’s and tent décor.

Published on 24 April 2017 by Ben Robinson

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