Silver Hayes


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Artists that appeared in 2017 include Nines, Noisia, Kraak and Smaak, Nadia Rose, Jain, JMSN, AJ Tracey, Fatboy Slim, DJ set from Sister Bliss (Faithless), Mylo, Shaggy, Pete Josef, Dawn Penn, Baloji, Afriquoi, Charlie Sloth, Shy FX, DJ set from Mike Skinner and the Lobster Boy Takeover – Redlight,  My Nu Leng, Klose One and The House Gospel Choir.  

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The History of Silver Hayes

The history of Silver Hayes started in 1995 with just one tent called the Dance Tent which 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.

2017 was the fifth instalment 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.

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