Wild Life Returns For A Second Year


After last year’s sold out debut, Disclosure and Rudimental’s Wild Life Festival returns in 2016 for a second instalment at Brighton City Airport in Shoreham this June. The festival, like last year, will feature a number of huge artists and international superstars in what will be one of the best UK music festivals of the summer.


With a massively successful 18 months behind them, Disclosure will this year headline the Saturday night of the festival. The Surrey duo released second album ‘Caracal’ featuring Sam Smith and a range of other artists in September last year, as well as selling out three nights at London’s Alexandra Palace in the Autumn. With a busy summer ahead, appearing at festivals all over the globe, Disclosure are rapidly becoming one of the best live dance acts around.

Joining Disclosure on the Saturday main stage bill will be BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac, for her second Wildlife appearance, and London grime sensation Skepta. Not to mention rapper Busta Rhymes, reggae legend David Rodigan, Chronnix and Zincfence, Redepemption and Frances.


Headlining the Sunday night of Wild Life will be Hackney dance group Rudimental. The four-piece, like Disclosure, have had a massively successful 18 months, releasing their second album dubbed ‘We the Generation’. This featured pop sensation Ed Sheeran and a whole host of big names, as well as selling out a full headline UK tour, which featured a show at London’s O2 Arena.

Joining Rudimental on the Sunday main stage bill will be US superstar rapper and actor Ice Cube, London rock quartet Bastille and Hertfordshire singer-songwriter James Bay. Also appearing on Sunday on the main stage are Jack Garratt, grime man Stormzy, Anne Marie and Jorja Smith.


Like last year, Wild Life will feature the ‘Warehouse Project Presents’ stage that will feature a large number of top dance acts. Headlining on the Saturday will be London garage legend DJ EZ, with appearances also coming from techno great Eats Everything, producer Four Tet, Scottish DJ Jackmaster, tech/house producer Skream, Artwork, legendary Canadian DJ Tiga, Patrick Topping and Mele. Sunday will see the WHP Presents stage headlined by oldham house and techno producer Carl Cox, playing with The Martinez Brothers, Dixon, Gerd Janson, Midland, Jasper James and Krysko.

Australian producer Flume will make his Wild Life debut when he headlines the Wild Life Big Top on the Saturday, after performances from De La Soul, Ratboy, Mura Masa, Julio Bashmore, SG Lewis and Rag N Bone Man. Sunday will see a Big Top headline show from Katranada, with performances also coming from Pusha T, Todd Terje, Jamie Woon, Goldlink, Snakehips, Izzy Bizzu and Maribou State (DJ set).

Like last year, Brighton’s longest running clubbing organisers, Supercharged will also host a stage with Andy C and Kano headlining the Saturday and Sunday respectively. Also appearing on Saturday on the Supercharged stage is Wilkinson, My Nu Leng, Redlight, Wookie, Monki, T.Williams, Nvoy and Phairo, with Section Boyz, Kurupt FM, Preditah, Novelist, DJ Barely Legal, Casisdead, Lady Leshur, Logan Sama, Faze Miyake and J Hus playing on the Sunday.


The music does not stop there, with the Kopparberg Urban Forest making its Wild Life debut with appearances across the weekend from DJ Spoony, Medlar, The Revenge, Gotsome, Suze Rosser, Marlon Mahroyan, Leo Stannard, M.A.X, Lao Ra, Illidge, Wax Work, Ollie Webster, L.Z, Mike Panteli, Pedro Sedso, UNUM and Ollie Brittan back to back with ZDY.

Wild Life Festival will take place at Brighton City Airport in Shoreham on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June.

Tickets still on sale now at http://www.wildlifefestival.com.

Luke Jackson

Music Editor


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