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Sat, 17 Aug



Party in the Yard

Party in the Yard is an exclusive one-day mini-festival held at Coachworks, conveniently located next to Ashford International train station. Experience festival vibes without the mud and camping hassles, complete with proper toilets!

Party in the Yard
Party in the Yard

Time & Location

17 Aug 2024, 14:00 – 23:00

Ashford, Dover Pl, Ashford TN23 1HU, UK

About the event

Party in the Yard is back!! 

Saturday, 17th August at The Coachworks Ashford 

2pm - 11pm

A double headliner with legends Freestylers and Plump DJ's with support from rising stars Sophia Syndicate.

Freestylers: Afer an 20 year career the Freestylers have covered a full 360 degrees in the Bass Music genre, having played all the biggest festvals, the most talked about Nightclubs around the World and even the quintessentally Britsh music show, Top Of The Pops. Having achieved the kind of success most artsts can only dream of, they’ve not rested on their laurels.  Aston and Mat started working on Music together in the mid ‘90’s afer discovering a mutual love of Hip-Hop, Electro and Beats. They released their frst two Albums ‘We Rock Hard’ and ‘Pressure Point’ on legendary Breakbeat label Freskanova. ’Raw as F**K” and ‘Adventures In Freestyle” were released on ‘Against The Grain” another Breaks Power House based out of Brighton,UK. From being voted ‘Best Band’ by Muzik Magazine in ’98, to touring with Lenny Kravitz on his American Woman Tour (he asked them himself as he was so impressed with their act), rocking a crowd of 30,000 at Glastonbury Festval ’99, performing at MTV’s Times Square Millennium Party,playing Big Day Out ’05 – it’s fair to say these Guys have had one big Adventure so far.  The Freestylers began their career as an Urban Electronic Music Act, and their early Tunes ‘B-Boy Stance,’’ ‘Rufneck’ and ‘Warning’ set the marker. As their Music progressed so did their Anthems with the seminal tunes ‘Punks’, ‘Boom Blast’, ‘Fasten YourSeat-Belts’,’Painkiller” and more recently ‘Cracks.’to list a few.In additon to their status as Underground Heroes, they have gained commercial success with their Global Hit ‘Push Up’ and have had their Music synched in many TV Commercials and Films ,including the hugely successful Comedies,Zoolander,Hey Dude Where’s My Car and the more recent Sisters  Their ever eclectc style and renegade approach to producton focuses on everything in the Bass Music Spectrum and was on show with their 5th Studio Album ‘The Coming Storm’.The current single “Spread Love” has been crossing boundaries with it’s Bassline House/Breaks hybrid sound and soon to follow up single Hypnotc Eyez and new EP Club Tracks Vol IV have been designed for maximum dancefoor devastaton.The Freestylers are here to stay and are defnitely rocking even harder.

Plump DJ's:

Plumps DJs are internationally renowned UK DJ/Producer duo Andy Gardner and Lee Rous, widely considered to be the co-creators of the Breakbeat genre in dance music. Self admitted suckers for bass and ‘the groove’, the duo fuse the favourite styles from their youth into what they call ‘Plump Music’. The creative hub from which Andy & Lee craft their sound, is to this day still sited in Central London’s Soho. The results of which have led the duo to the four corners of the world to perform via a four deck DJ show, notching up literally thousands of live appearances.

The duo have enjoyed a prolific musical career spanning over 2 decades, spawning over 100 singles, and many award winning albums and compilations. Their sound was originally born into the now legendary breakbeat label Fingerlickin Records in the late 90’s, whose pioneering work provided the platform for the ground breaking A Plump Night Out album. This lead to a golden era of breakbeat releases masterminded by label creators Jem Panufnik and Justin Rushmore of Soul of Man fame.  At present Plump DJs are signed to UK premier bass and breaks label Punks Music, from this platform they have released a host of celebrated singles & remixes. Their list of collaborators reads like a line up at superfestival: Mark Ronson, Deadmou5, Fatboy Slim, Orbital… the list goes on. Incredibly the Plump Djs have continued to maintain relevance on the electronic dance scene, a passion for innovation and strong friendship being the main fuel to their fire.

More recent cross genre support from artistes like or: la, Eats Everything, Don Diablo has added to long term essential club & radio presence. Plays from BBC Radio 1 DJ’s Annie Mac, Mista Jam and Annie Nightingale, have galvanized an already established list of Plump enthusiasts worldwide. Their legendary 10 year residency at Fabric Nightclub, and subsequent regular shows at their home towns leading venues like XOYO & Ministry of Sound, are testament to the success of the Plump DJs in the London. Further afield they have graced the main stages at premier festivals Boomtown & Glastonbury UK, Coachella USA, Fuji Rock Japan, Breakfest & Field Day Australia to name a few. Some of the worlds best nightclubs and venues have also felt the power of repeat Plump DJs shows. Space Ibiza, Womb Tokyo, Avalon LA, and even The O2 London are all on the ‘smashed it’ list.

There seems to be no slowing down for Andy&Lee, who have toured Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Canada and the UK in 2019. Early in 2020 they proudly returned to headline their old home Fabric Nightclub in London, their fans still reeling from a Plumps closing set at Glastonbury on the Arcadia Spider to 40k people. Their most recent release on Punks Music ‘Invincible’, reached No1 on the famed DJ platform Beatport in the first week. This was swiftly followed up by a skilful remix of ‘Lockdown’ by legends The Crystal Method&FFS. At present the Plumps are enjoying a new busy period in this tuff time, following the successful launch of their Private Stream service. The results of a new musical collaboration for 2021 with their long term heroes The Freestylers has just hit the streets, with the Breakbeat single 'I am' being released to high acclaim. We will also see the launch of their much anticipated retrospective Plump DJs REPLUMPED Vol 1, featuring their hits from a golden history. Plus more hot new remix of TMPLT & Robert Owens 'Wishing Well' on the 30th Sept 2021. 

Sophia Syndicate:

Sophia Syndicate are a UK-based hybrid band blending electronic and acoustic elements to create unique, high-energy, and heartfelt music. The distinctive and catchy voice of Sophia sets them apart, making their sound instantly recognizable.

Starting as a 3-piece with vocals, DJ, and live guitar, they've evolved to include live drums and bass. Their sound fuses electronic, club, and live instrumentation.

With top 10 chart success in three charts, live performances on BBC 2 TV, Channel 4 TV, KMTV, and over 150 international radio stations, including various BBC stations, they’ve also rocked clubs like Ministry of Sound. They’ve won awards for best music video and played to crowds over 2k.

Catch them at festivals, clubs, and venues across the country—you’ll be dancing in no time!


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