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Huge dance music line up announced for summer’s biggest nostalgia festival

The most outrageous trip down memory lane, BACK 2 FESTIVAL is returning for summer 2022. This year’s event at Catton Park in Derbyshire, takes place from Thursday 30th June – Sunday 3rd July. Day tickets, camping passes and limited VIP tickets are still available.

Back 2 Festival will welcome a plethora of back-to-the-noughties talent as well as a huge roster of dance music legends from the ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s. Heading up the Dance Tent across the four day festival will be DJ and record producer JFK; Swedish DJ of ‘Now You’re Gone’ fame, Basshunter, German dance hit machine, Sash!, Liverpudlian electronic music group, Ultrabeat, and garage icons Artful Dodger, Oxide & Neutrino and Sweet Female Attitude amongst many more. Between them, this conglomeration of acts have helped create some of the world’s most iconic dance anthems.

In addition to this stellar dance tent line up, Birmingham’s oldest and largest LGBT venue, the Nightingale Club will be presenting ‘The Big Queer Rave!’ DJs including Simon Baker, DJ Corey, DJ Simon Harris, Robbie Lewis, Just Soriah, Glittershit, Gaydio’s Craig Laws and Nightingale Drag Residents will be blasting out classic dance and pop anthems from the likes of Basement Jaxx, Kylie Minogue, Fatboy Slim and Britney Spears; festival-goers can get ready for four days of non-stop dancing!

Plastik Ibiza has also been added to the mega lineup. Delivering an unrivalled VIP experience, it will bring a touch of Ibiza’s number one party spot, San Antonio, to the festival. Plastik has always been the meeting place for celebrities and clubbers who prefer a more glamorous place to dance, and attendees will be able to channel this vibe at Catton Park.

If that wasn’t enough to wet party appetites, there will be an all-new Back 2 Festival VIP section, plus alternative entertainment in the form of zorb balls, performances from the Enchanted Players Theatre Company and all the way from Louisville, Kentucky, the former WWE champion Al Snow alongside his wrestling academy Slam Wrestling. Also on-site bringing the party vibes will be ‘The Box that Rox’ – a mobile karaoke and live video room in a horsebox, which can hold up to eight singers at a time, alongside lasers, smoke machines and disco lights for full ‘on the stage’ effect!

Headliners across the four-day event include Steps, UB40, Cascada and Aqua. With nine UK Number 1s and over 145 weeks spent in the UK Top 10 between them, the artists are set to get the crowds singing and dancing along to all the pop mega hits! With a line-up that is truly diverse and inclusive, festival-goers across the four days will be dazzled with performances from a variety of pop legends, garage acts, dance DJs, club nights, alternative entertainment and retro chart toppers across two, fantastic stages.

Catton Park, located next to local gem Catton Hall, is in the heart of the National Forest and equidistant from London, Manchester and Norwich, making it the ideal location for festival goers from across the UK.

Tickets are available to buy now from Day tickets are on sale from just £25, with 4-night weekend camping tickets available from £129.99.

Back2 Festival takes place from 30 June – 3 July 2022 at Catton Park, Derbyshire. For more information, visit:

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