All the highlights from Soho House Festival 2023
In partnership with YouTube, unlimited food, drink and dancing took centre stage this year, soundtracked by Kelis, Sugababes and Pete Tong, among others
Saturday 8 July 2023 By Yasemin Celepi
Following another successful Soho House Festival in 2022, this year we returned to West London’s Gunnersbury Park for two days of music with a whole host of global artists, and all your favourite food and entertainment. With drinks by Patrón, Rock Angel rosé and Grey Goose (to name a few), guests sipped on cocktails as the sun arrived on Thursday 6 July, setting the tone for the day.
Spirits were high as Kelis brought her classic R&B music to the stage and festivalgoers were treated to glow-ups by L’Oréal Paris, along with manicures by The GelBottle Inc and hair by BaByliss.
Among the rich greenery of the park, more than 6,000 guests partied in the sunshine for one of the hottest days of the year for a summer festival experience. Hugely popular among festivalgoers was a special edition Porsche car – wrapped in bright, kaleidoscopic colours –where members could climb in, shoot photos and videos, then either share on their social feeds or have a keepsake print to take home. A good time with good memories.
Guests also grazed on a barbecue spread of fresh lobster, prawns and scallops, all washed down with grapefruit Palomas while dancing into the evening to Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics.
On Saturday, festivalgoers lined their stomachs with Dutch pancakes, Cecconi’s pizza and Ndioma plantain bites. The atmosphere was just as jubilant; even the early rain showers were gone by the time the gates opened. By day, we listened to DJ Premier’s set that distilled 50 years of hip-hop, Kojey Radical and the Sugababes, all while sipping on St-Germain spritzes. And by night, guests let loose to Tom Grennan, Honey Dijon and Pete Tong with a Grey Goose Garden Fizz in hand. What can we say, our members are committed to a good time, all the time.