Who to see and when at Knebworth's Cool Britannia music festival

PUBLISHED: 21:18 24 August 2019 | UPDATED: 20:12 29 August 2019

Cool Britannia Festival 2018 at Knebworth. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Cool Britannia Festival 2018 at Knebworth. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

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Organisers have announced the stage times for this year's Cool Britannia Festival at Knebworth Park.

Cool Britannia Festival 2018 Ministry of Sound stage. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSCool Britannia Festival 2018 Ministry of Sound stage. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The 1990s inspired indie and dance music festival will return to the grounds of Knebworth House - the Hertfordshire stately home of rock - from Friday, August 30 to Sunday, September 1.

The Knebworth festival's main stage will be headlined over the weekend by indie favourites James and electronic dance music duo Basement Jaxx with a DJ set.

Seb Fontaine will DJ on the Friday night at Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park.Seb Fontaine will DJ on the Friday night at Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park.

Basement Jaxx's Sunday night DJ set will be accompanied by a special fireworks display.

The Cool Britannia 2019 line-up will also includes Black Grape, Sleeper, Embrace, Starsailor, The Coral and a 90s anthems DJ set from BBC Radio DJ Jo Whiley, who has also helped curate the main stage on the Saturday.

Sleeper will play the main stage at Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park.Sleeper will play the main stage at Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park.

Among the DJs set to appear over the weekend are Seb Fontaine, Danny Rampling, Norman Jay, and Phil Hartnoll of Orbital.

Goldie replaces the previously announced Maxi Jazz of Faithless who has had to cancel his appearance.

Embrace will return to play Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park.Embrace will return to play Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park.

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DJ Jo Whiley will play a 1990s anthems DJ set at Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park.DJ Jo Whiley will play a 1990s anthems DJ set at Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park.

There will also be club PAs in the Ministry of Sound arena from Baby D, Livin' Joy and Shades of Rhythm.

Orbital's Phil Hartnoll will DJ at Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park.Orbital's Phil Hartnoll will DJ at Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park.

Promoters have now confirmed the set times for the main stage, Barn Stage and the Ministry of Sound Big Top.

The second Cool Britannia will open with a 'Welcome Party' on Friday, August 30 for camping and weekend ticket holders, with an acoustic performance from Miles & Erica of The Wonder Stuff and DJs playing in the MoS tent.

Basement Jaxx will close the main stage at Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park on the Sunday.Basement Jaxx will close the main stage at Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park on the Sunday.

There will also be karaoke, a funfair, street food, a freak show and themed bars.

Tickets for Cool Britannia are available from www.coolbritanniafest.com

Tickets will also be available at the site box office.

COOL BRITANNIA 2019 LINE-UP AND UPDATED SET TIMES

● Friday, August 30

Ministry of Sound Big Top

8pm: DJ Jamie Taylor

10pm: Seb Fontaine

11.20pm: Baby D

11.45pm: Danny Rampling.

The Barn Stage

6.30pm: Uke 2

7.30pm: Britpop Collective

9.15pm: Miles & Erica of The Wonder Stuff

10.15pm: New York Brass Band.

Saturday, August 31

Main Stage

2pm: The Farm

2.55pm: The Bluetones

3.55pm: Soul II Soul

4.55pm: Black Grape

5.55pm: Sleeper

7.05pm: Embrace

8.15pm: Jo Whiley DJ set

9pm: James.

Ministry of Sound Stage

8.30pm: Jamie Taylor

10pm: Norman Jay

11.20pm: Livin' Joy

11.45pm: Goldie with MC LowQui.

Sunday, September 1

Main Stage

2pm: Babybird

2.55pm: Dodgy

3.50pm: Echobelly

4.45pm: Fun Lovin' Criminals

5.50pm: Gabrielle

6.55pm: Starsailor

8pm: The Coral

9.10pm: Basement Jaxx (DJ set).

Ministry of Sound Stage

8.30pm: Jamie Taylor

10pm: Graeme Park

11.20pm: Shades of Rhythm

11.45pm: Phil Hartnoll (Orbital).

* Schedule subject to change.

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