Silver Hayes’ line-up is huge this year. As always, the area’s line-up features a host of big name dance DJs and acts, from the worlds of techno, electronic underground, grime, hip hop, global beats and much, much more.
Artists appearing include Stormzy, KANO, Craig David’s TS5, DJ Premier, Netsky, DJ Yoda, Oliver Heldens, Lee Stratch Perry, Protoje, Sidestepper, Eats Everything, Redlight, Idris Elba, Four Tet, Mura Masa, Annie Mac, Bicep, Bob Moses, Maribou State, My Nu Leng, Lady Leshurr and Levelz.
Silver Hayes will feature six stages: Sonic, Wow, Gully, The Blues, Pussy Parlure and BBC Introducing. Continually innovating, there will be a new entrance to the east of Silver Hayes in between the Sonic and Wow stages. Some of the venues will be in different positions with new themes but, as always, expect the best music sourced from the four points of the globe. If in doubt have a wander through the area and be prepared to hear new tunes, to dance at the best outdoor parties and hear the soon-to-be-superstar bands of the future. We are also very pleased to announce that this year over a third of the acts playing Silver Hayes are female fronted acts. Remember to wear something silver for #SilverSaturday and visit one of our glitter stations to get in to the party spirit.
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The History of Silver Hayes
The history of Silver Hayes starts in 1995 with just one tent called the Dance Tent that had a capacity of 1,500 people. One of the most memorable events was the incredible Massive Attack takeover.
The Dance Tent was organized and programmed by Malcolm Haynes who cut his cake with the new Jazz-world stage in 1989. Malcolm continued to program this stage up to 2007 featuring artists such as Amy Winehouse and Stephen Marley.
For the next 10 years the Dance Stage grew in size and capacity to a huge tent that held 15,000-20,000 people. One of the proudest moments was hosting Daft Punk back in 1997, a truly memorable and atmospheric experience.
In 2004 it was decided that the Dance tent could no longer cater for the many genres of dance music and so the Dance Village was created. This ran from 2005 to 2011. After the fallow year in 2012, along with new venues and new layout came a new name. In 2013 the newly revamped Dance Village was welcomed and Silver Hayes was born.
2016 will be the forth installment of Silver Hayes and it continues to build on the success of the Dance Village. Having had a change of name, more people have visited the area as the new audience explores the many genres of music available. Many acts within the Dance genre are featured across many of the venues as well as some of the best global acts. Malcolm is a great supporter of live bands, which is one of the reasons there are more acts than DJs on the Silver Hayes line-up.