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    Essential Music Festival


    Without a doubt one of the best music festivals in Britain, the Essential Music Festival features three days of top-quality, cutting-edge music. This year the event celebrates its 12th birthday at Bristol's picturesque Ashton Court Estate.

    Each day of the long Bristol weekend bash represents a different clubbing experience, featuring DJs and live acts on several different stages - choose between them or go for broke and do the whole weekend!

    The event kicks off with a Dance Day on 4 May, celebrating everything from drum & bass and hip-hop to house and techno. The line-up includes chart-topper Busta Rhymes and veterans De La Soul, together with Sonique, the almighty Judge Jules, Tall Paul and Roni Size.

    The weekend continues with the Indie/Rock Day on 5 May, featuring Supergrass, Shed Seven and the Levellers, together with a host of other top names and DJs.

    Bringing the events to a close is Roots Day on 6 May, which celebrates black and roots music and showcases the finest soul, jazz, roots and reggae. This year's highlight is undoubtedly the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, and the day also offers award-winners Asian Dub Foundation, Nitin Sawhney, Culture and Max Romeo.

    From the very beginning, Essential has set the standard for dance festivals, with explosive line-ups of top DJs and live performers. It certainly attracts the best in the business and is sure to be a roaring success.

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    >Event Details
    >First date 4-6 May 2002 (Every year). Click here for a
    >complete list of dates
    >Opening Hours 1pm-11pm
    >Cost £35 per day in advance; accompanied children
    >under 10 free
    >Country England
    >County Bristol
    >Town Bristol
    >Venue Details
    >Venue Ashton Court Estate
    >Address Long Ashton, Bristol, Bristol, England
    >Venue open 8.00am-dusk
    >Tel +44 (0) 117 963 3438
    >Description Once the gracious home of the Smyth
    >family, Ashton Court Estate is now a historic country
    >park covering 850 acres of woods and grasslands.
    >Visitors can discover the old oak trees, see the deer
    >graze, play golf, and take advantage of orienteering
    >and mountain bike facilities adn the visitor centre.
    >The park provides stunning views across the city.
    >Directions Ashton court is situated 2 miles west of
    >Bristol city centre. The main entrances are Kennel
    >Lodge Road and Clifton Lodge.
    >By car: from the M5 take junction 19 and follow the
    >signs on the A369 Portishead Road. The B3128 and B3129
    >surround the park, and the A370 leads to the location.
    >By bus: For information, phone +44 (0) 117 955 3231.
    >Contact Details
    >Name Essential Music Festival Information Line
    >Number +44 (0) 9068 230190
    >Tourist Office
    >Name Bristol Tourism & Conference Bureau
    >Address St Nicholas Church, St Nicholas St, Bristol
    >BS1 1UE
    >Phone +44 (0) 117 926 0767
    >Fax +44 (0) 117 929 7703

  2. #2 Gold Member DJ EL SID's Avatar
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    Dec 2001
    very cool festival - i can assure you and thats without the essential brand - been going for years - major thing in bristol's event calender.

    and -Hotflush - my promotion in Bristol put an a free after party for the festival goers 3 years ago and it went of with a bang - had deekline/hyperacktive, dom da bom, ragga d, daz&hotrock down.

    the walk up the hill to ashton court is MILITANT though. if the weather is good - best place to be.

    no garage this year though.....wonder why?

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    My mates went to the Hackney marshes one last year, and it was empty.....

    I'm sure the Bristol one is a lot better, events outside of London are appreciated a lot more. No UK Garage Dj's on the line up, do you reckon there is paranoia in the air?

  4. #4 Gold Member DJ EL SID's Avatar
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    Dec 2001
    nah - bristol man dem - drink too much guiness bun too much erb - trouble.

    especially if birmingham crew reach....

    bigup all the stpauls/easton crew dem. booyakasha!!

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