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DJ Jo Whiley to curate Cool Britannia Festival 2019 at Knebworth

PUBLISHED: 14:28 15 November 2018 | UPDATED: 14:49 15 November 2018

Jo Whiley is to help curate the main stage at Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park.

Jo Whiley is to help curate the main stage at Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park.

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The first name involved in next year’s Cool Britannia Festival at Knebworth House has been announced.

Following a fantastic premiere earlier this summer, Cool Britannia Festival will be back at Knebworth Park in 2019.

The 90s-themed festival will take place at the Hertfordshire stately home of rock from Friday, August 30 to Sunday, September 1.

Organisers have confirmed TV and radio presenter Jo Whiley will help curate the Cool Britannia main stage line-up on Saturday, August 31.

Jo Whiley is to help curate the main stage at Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park.Jo Whiley is to help curate the main stage at Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park.

The festival tweeted: “We are delighted to tell you that the one and only JO WHILEY is helping us curate the main stage on Saturday!

“Expect it to be AWESOME.”

With some acts booked, but not yet announced by promoters, early bird tickets for the festival have already sold out, and Tier 1 prices are now available.

The Cool Britannia 2019 line-up will be announced in January.

Following today’s announcement, BBC Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley tweeted: “You know how I love a festival?

“Super happy to be helping to curate the Saturday main stage line up @CoolBritFest

“Full details announced in Jan”

Cool Britannia 2018 was headlined on the main stage by Happy Mondays and Ocean Colour Scene over the weekend.

The Britpop-inspired festival also saw sets from Feeder, Razorlight, Embrace, The Lightning Seeds, Peter Hook & The Light, Cast, Heather Small, Dodgy, Space, Toploader and The South.

There was also a DJ set from Maxi Jazz, of Faithless fame, on the main stage.

The family-friendly festival also saw the premiere of Britpop Classical, which featured a full orchestra together with rock band and guest soloists including The Farm’s Peter Hooton, Republica singer Saffron, Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory, and Phil ‘Parklife’ Daniels.

Cool Britannia promoters also teamed up with the legendary Ministry of Sound dance brand.

Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park.Cool Britannia 2019 at Knebworth Park.

Housed in the Big Top, MoS featured some of the best club DJs of the era including Todd Terry, Brandon Block, Jazzie B and Alfredo.

Each night there were appearances by a host of club classic stars including N-Trance, Rozalla, Alison Limerick, Angie Brown and Urban Cookie Collective.

Cool Britannia Festival 2019 will also include camping at Knebworth, glamping, street food, themed bars, street entertainers, fairground rides, a kid’s zone, fireworks, trade stands, karaoke and much more.

Feeder on the main stage at Cool Britannia Festival 2018 at Knebworth. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSFeeder on the main stage at Cool Britannia Festival 2018 at Knebworth. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

• For more on Cool Britannia, visit www.coolbritanniafest.com

You can also follow Cool Britannia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Crowds gather at the Main Stage at Cool Britannia Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSCrowds gather at the Main Stage at Cool Britannia Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Flying the flag at Cool Britannia Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSFlying the flag at Cool Britannia Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Cool Britannia Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSCool Britannia Festival 2018. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

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