51ST State Festival! Here Are 27 Reasons To Get Your Ticker For 20182017 Was a SCORCHER.

Started On :: 27/08/2017 - Ended On :: 27/09/2017

#SelfieTime :-) Angela Douglas (DivaScribe with Opolopo

What a scorcher 51st State was, weather-wise and line-up-wise, for A-list DJ's, PA’s and full on mini-concerts. It didn't rain, despite the thundery forecast for Enfield, so the only thunder claps came from sound-systems bolting out sweet Soulful House, UK Garage, vintage Soul, Jungle, Reggae and Techno across the luscious Trent Park.

Evelyn Champagne King

After munching our confiscated sweeties with the security man, me and my bestie's first stop was the VIP Arena to get our Opolopo on! We then went on a six hour DANCE-ATHON flitting through all arenas while nostalgia tripping with DJ’s Mike Dunn, Terry Hunter, bashful Barbara Tucker, NOT! Aka THE HOTTEST D.I.V.A. HOSTESS IN TOWN, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Elizabeth Troy, Evelyn 'Champagne' King, Omar and many others alongside the masses and some glitter faced, wellington-booted festival goers.

Main Stage: Groove Odessey

As the sun dipped I shot some clips of the Masters At Work housing it, Channel One Sound System jungling it and best of all, boogie-boy Byron Stingily, formerly of Ten City, disco-dancing to his 1998 release You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)!

So I've given you the 1st to 27th reason why you must get your 2018 51st State groove on. Want more?

Well the production team managed to iron out the creases from last year to create a really cool and happy vibe. Everyone was fed and watered without any hiccups and you could feel the multicultural love as races and religions forgot about the terrors so evident in today’s society and instead shared a common understanding through the magic of music. It was a trouble free, well organised event.

Ultra Nate

Masters At Work: Louie Vega and Kenny Dope Gonzalez

The next day we woke to stiff knees but absolutely flipping fantastic memories.

My word limit is nearly up so I can't list the 33rd to 51st reason, instead I will just say "YOU MUST  use this link to register for notification of early bird tickets for 2018."


Bring it on.