New pub to open at Knebworth festival
PUBLISHED: 17:42 16 May 2013 | UPDATED: 17:45 16 May 2013
A NEW pub will open in Knebworth this summer.
Electronic dance music fans who fancy a pint at festival Eastern Electrics will be well catered for.
Nestled in the heart of the Eastern Electrics 2013 site in Knebworth Park will be a custom built pub.
Taking inspiration from promoter Rob Star’s successful pub group – which includes the The Star of Bethnal Green, Star of Kings and Star by Hackney Downs – The Star of Eastern Electrics will be the perfect rave pub.
Revellers will be able to choose from pints of ice cold draught lager and cider, freshly prepared cocktails or a glass of fine wine while listening to choice beats from an esteemed selection of DJs.
The cutting edge house and techno festival’s latest arena will feature intimate sets from rising underground stars such as Waifs & Strays, Santé, Robert James, Darius Syrossian, Simon Baker and a rare disco set from Skream.
This is where the party will be at away from the main Knebworth arenas, and you never know who else might pop in and get behind the decks.
Eastern Electrics takes place at the Hertfordshire stately home from Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 4.
EE co-founder Rob Star said: “As soon as it was confirmed we were relocating to Knebworth I immediately started thinking about the pub.
“I love the atmosphere you get in smaller venues and I made sure that we had a great selection of DJs, so this space didn’t feel like it was the poor relation to the bigger arenas.
“I’m certain next year people will be requesting to play in here and this is certainly where you’ll find me hanging out at the festival!”
Making every effort to create a unique festival environment, details are also emerging of further bespoke structures that will take shape in the grounds of gothic mansion Knebworth House.
The main stage will take the form of a giant transformer, designed and built by the team behind Glastonbury’s revered production.
Purpose built for Eastern Electrics, it has the capacity for everyone at the festival to enjoy headline acts, and will grow and mutate each year into something even more spectacular.
A second open-air arena built within a rectangle of shipping containers will feature raised dance platforms around the sides, offering festival-goers the chance to dance under the stars and watch the sun come up.
The IglooVision Dome will be the smallest arena at 1,000 capacity, but by no means the least.
Inside the dome 360 degree projections will create a completely immersive experience.
With an all-night licence granted, music will entertain techno fans from 2pm to 6am on the opening day, noon to 6am on the Saturday and noon to 10pm on August 4.
Weekend camping tickets cost from £115 plus booking fees. Day tickets start from £30.
Visit http://www.easternelectrics.com for all ticket options.
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