The full lineup is in for the August 6th event at Trent Country Park.
Run by London events company Found, 51st State will return for its second edition on Saturday, August 6th at Trent Country Park in North London. The music will be spread across six stages (including a VIP area), separated loosely by genre. The main stage is all about classic US house, with slots for Marshall Jefferson, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Mike Dunn, Barbara Tucker and Kings Of House, AKA Louie Vega, Tony Humphries and David Morales. Soul II Soul will perform live.
Elsewhere on site, there will be more classic house over at Groove Odyssey from the likes of Kenny Dope, Dimitri From Paris, The Basement Boys (AKA, Spen, Karizma and Teddy Douglas) and Body & Soul (AKA, François K, Joe Claussell and Danny Krivit). UK garage will dominate in the Back To 95 arena, with Todd Edwards, Matt Jam Lamont, Artful Dodger and Crystal Waters, who will perform live, all booked.
Soul legend Roy Ayers has been tapped for a live headline performance at We Love Soul, joined by Jazzie B and Paul Trouble Anderson, while The Heatwave, Channel One and Dawn Penn bring Caribbean sounds to the Hot Wuk stage. Studio 51 will oversee the VIP area, with Joey Negro, Horse Meat Disco and John Morales among the names.
For the lineup in full, head to 51st State's RA event page. You can also read Stephen Titmus's review of last year's edition here.
Tickets to 51st State Festival 2016 are available here on RA.