Somerley Tea Party Returns For A Third Year

Bournemouth’s events company Get Satisfied are once again busy organising the Somerley Tea Party. Now in its third year, the festival, that takes place at the Somerley Estate in Ringwood, this year boasts a bigger lineup and adds camping, turning the day festival into a weekend affair. Somerley Tea Party will take place on 3rd and 4th June offering some on the best talent in the world’s of house, techno and drum & bass.

The unique, smallness of Somerley Tea Party marries together the boutique vibe and personal setting of the Hampshire countryside with large scale production and world famous headline DJs. This year also boasts additional takeovers from top label Hypercolour and big name London party crew Percolate. Somerley also welcomes former DJ Mag Best of Britain winners Junk who will be hosting the festival’s main stage.


What sets Somerley Tea Party apart from other small festivals is its non-commercial apriach set quaintly in the lush gardens of the 18th century Somerley estate. Every area of the festival is unique, offering a vast array of experiences all just five minutes walk from camp. This year’s event will offer big top raving to more intimate and organic spaces where the festival’s production is integrated with the natural woods and surroundings. You must be thinking this is all in the middle of nowhere. Well you’re wrong. Somerley Tea Party is close to London, just ten minutes from Bournemouth and twenty from Southampton.

Somerley’ main stage is situation inside the estate’s walled garden; making it contained and more intimate. The Dog Kennel Woods, a stage buried inside the near-lying wooded area will see a whole host of top artists take to the decks. The woods has seen some remarkable performances over the past two years, and will again not disappoint all you woodland ravers. Making the first appearance in 2016 is the RFID Dome, with Arts University Bournemouth also hosting their own area to offer punters a wealth of creativity throughout the event.


An added bonus is the festival’s extended licence, allowing campers to be served alcohol until 3am on Friday night, and 4am on Saturday. Organisers have also added a full size fun fair and market this year so that there is plenty to explore beyond the musical talent on offer.

What more reasons could you want for starting festival season early? Well, the lineup of course. The festival’s routes are with Bournemouth’s much-loved Get Satisfied; an events organisers known for the top class tech/house bookings. This means Somerley’s lineup is in line with this. As well as Get Satisfied’s talented resident DJ Zoo Look and Charlie Banks, this year’s lineup is one sure to drop some jaws. Radio 1’s star women Annie Mac and B.Traits will be joining the bill as well as tech/house legend Eats Everything, Joy Orbison, electronic pioneer Roman Flugel and drum & bass royalty High Contrast.


Also making appearances is vinyl digging house hero Motor City Drum Ensemble, top Dutchman Tom Trago, Purp & Soul chief Ben Pearce and DJ extraordinaire Oneman to name but a few.

The Somerley Tea Party 2016 is poised and ready to kick of 2016’s festival season with a bang and with full weekend camping tickets starting at just £55 there’s no excuse to not make your way to this incredible, boutique experience. But, hurry! Ticket prices increase on April 17th.

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Tobi Stidolph

Press Manager & inSYNC Writer


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