We Are FSTVL 2020: A (3 award winning) festival in the UK
Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster, United KingdomStart Date: 12/09/2020End Date: 13/09/2020
We Are FSTVL 2020
Just outside London, on a beloved Airfield of Dreams, there’s a storm a’ brewin’, and it is looking tastier and tastier every year.
This delicious storm goes by the name of We Are FSTVL and expresses itself in 2 blasting days of non-stop movin’, groovin’, and gettin’ down to the top dance music DJ’s in the world.
We Are FSTVL 2020
Just outside London, on a beloved Airfield of Dreams, there’s a storm a’ brewin’, and it is looking tastier and tastier every year. This delicious storm goes by the name of We Are FSTVL and expresses itself in 2 blasting days of non-stop movin’, groovin’, and gettin’ down to the top dance music DJ’s in the world.
In 2020 We Are FSTVL is from September 12th – 13th.
Starting Day: Saturday | End Day: Sunday.
Festival Opening: 11am | Festival End: 6pm.
Past Line up
We Are FSTVL, winner of the Best International Festival, celebrates the spirits of love and music by combining world-class musicians with world-famous club brands for a weekend of absolute ecstasy. Some past beloved groove-doctors to perform have been Fatboy Slim, DJ Fresh, Sigma, Carl Cox, Sven Väth, and Richie Hawtin.
The organisers of the FSTVL were brilliant again in 2019. Due to COVID-19 the 2020 lineup is not officially out. See the full lineup below with stages:
Line up 2018
After the success in 2017, the lineup in 2018 continued to please the crowd. Some the of the top headliners that performed at the festival are: DJ EZ, Andy C, Amelie Lens, Armand Van Helden, Eric Prydz, and many more.
The We Are FSTVL 2018 lineup is only at it’s second phase and not final, with new performers set to arrive!
Line up 2017
In 2017, We Are FSTVL blew it’s attendees out of the water by combining out-of-this-world psychedelic stage designs with top-notch musical performances. The crowds were intensely pleased by the likes of Jamie Jones, Dubfire, Sven Väth, Seth Troxler, Loco Dice, and many other extraordinaires, leaving them thirsty for more.
So Why We Are FSTVL 2020?
If three days of movin’, groovin’, and gettin’ down to the world’s best electronic dance music DJs in a psychedelic storm brewing specifically to induce feelings of ecstasy sounds like a way you’d like to kick off the summer, then We Are FSTVL is the place for you. See you in May!
Show up ready to go and avoid spending extra time/money revisiting the bar by pre-ordering a Booze Bag. Yes, a you can order a £50 or £100 booze bag to have ready for you when you arrive!
If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can also get on board with We Are FSTVL’s drink token system, which will also save you time and money in getting that sweet, sweet booze into your system.
2# Consider Going VIP
If you are willing to exchange £70 for a whole ton of extra fun, it is highly encouraged. The VIP Village at the festival includes award-winning cocktail bars, glorious bogs, exquisite food, posh toilets, hot tubs, and private stages with performances from artists such as Todd Terry and Roger Sanchez.
3# Plan Ahead
As difficult as this may be with so many of the best DJ’s out there all performing within a three day period, it is most definitely recommended to sit down with the lineup schedule ahead of time and plan out who you are going to see, when, and perhaps map out where it all will be.
What to Do?
Ahh, the icing on the We Are FSTVL cake is that it just so happens to take place just outside of one of the most beautiful, famous, and culturally rich cities in the world: London.
When many people think of London, images of Hogwarts and Harry Potter pop in their heads; for that, it is highly recommended to check out the Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour, to bring those those childhood (and perhaps, adulthood) dreams to life!
As well, in the city there are many spectacular sights to see, such as the London Eye Ferris Wheel, the Westminster Abbey building, and the world famous London Tower.
Also, if you are feeling ambitious and would like to escape the hustle and bustle of festival life and the big city, some spectacular day trips could be taken to the famous prehistoric monument of the Stonehenge, or to the charming and idyllic countryside villages of Cotswolds.
Where to Stay?
We Are FSTVL provides many options for camping from pitching a tent, all the way to luxurious pop-up rooms and trailers, as well as exclusive We Are Camping parties for campers around the campsites.
However, if you enjoy a restful escape from the festival madness, you may wish to choose from one of London’s many hotel or hostel accommodations.
If you are traveling alone or on a budget, there are many hostels around the city, such as the Clink78
If you are traveling in a group or are more a hotel-room type of person, you are in luck also! From the fabulous and famously located Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London for around $300 a night,
to the Doubletree London right next to the London Tower for only $200, there is something for everyone.
For ease of mind, it is super recommended to use a website like booking.com to search for and book your accommodation ahead of time- before it’s too late!
What to Eat?
Being one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, it is a gastronomic paradise!
From some local cuisine such as duck and waffle at the cleverly name Duck and Waffle, to a high tech sushi eating experience at the oriental Inamo restaurant, to affordable yet delectable Italian pizza at Homeslice, you can find delicious and interesting food from all corners of the globe!
How to Get There?
Depending on when you book your ticket and from where, prices will vary. However, the best airports to fly into are either going to be the London City Airport, Heathrow Airport, or the Gatwick Airport.
The Big Green coach is a fantastic and easy way to get to the festival. Plus, instead of snoozing people on a bus, you can ride with and get to know fellow pumped up festivals goers. They pick up from and drop off at 19 different locations across England:
Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Colchester, Coventry, Crawley, Ipswich, Leeds, Liverpool, London Victoria, London Waterloo, Manchester, Norwich, Nottingham, Reading, Sheffield and Southampton.
The price varies from location to location, but ranges at about $30-$40.
Getting There From Bristol:
It will cost from $12-$16 and take about 2 hours and 30 minutes. From the Bristol Bus Station, you can take the National Express bus service straight to the Victoria Coach Station in London.
The train will from $60-$110 and take about 1 hour and 45 minutes. From the Bristol Temple Meads train station, you can take the Great Western Railway service straight into the London Paddington train station.
The drive will take about 2 hours and 10 minutes. Start off on A38 and follow that to M32. Then, follow M4 all the way to Great West Rd/A4 in London.
Getting There From Liverpool:
It will cost from $18-$35 and take about 5 hours and 20 minutes. From the Liverpool One Bus Station, you can take the National Express bus service straight to the Victoria Coach Station in London.
The train will from $65-$100 and take about 2 hours and 30 minutes. From the Liverpool Lime Street train station, you can take the Virgin West Coast Train service straight into the London Euston train station.
The drive will take about 5 hours. Start off on the M53 and merge onto the M6 in Staffordshire from A51. Then, continue on the M6 until you reach M40; take the M40 to Western Ave in Denham. Continue on Western Ave until you reach A400, and then follow that into London.
Getting There From Glasgow:
It will cost from $30-$65 and take about 8 hours and 20 minutes. From the Glasgow Bus Station, you can take the National Express bus service straight to the Victoria Coach Station in London.
The train will from $45-$60 and take about 5 hours. From the Glasgow Central train station, you can take the overnight Caledonian Sleeper service straight into the London Euston train station.
Driving there will take about 8 hours. Take Port Dundas Road to M8, then take the M6 to Western Ave/A40 in Denham. From there, continue on until you reach A400, then follow that into London.
We Are FSTVL History
We Are FSTVL was founded by Nikki Gordon and Reese Miller, who launched the first ever event only four years ago in 2013. Hosting spectacular nightclub brands and DJs such as Cocoon Heroes, Sven Vath, and Ricardo Villalobos, their first event featured 70+ acts all performing across only 10 stages.
Nowadays, the event has grown to reach millions of people around the world, hosting over 200 top electronic dance music DJs across 20 different uniquely themed stages. We Are FSTVL organizers work their bums off to take huge steps forward every year, and their results have most definitely demonstrated this. Currently, they are absolutely thriving.