Soho House Festival 2023: first headliners announced
Everything you need to know about this year’s event – including our first set of major acts
Tuesday 14 March 2023 By Soho House
Thursday 6 July and Saturday 8 July 2023
2pm to 10.30pm
Gunnersbury Park, west London
Soho House Festival returns in 2023 with the support of YouTube for two separate days of music acts, entertainment, and all the signature, unlimited food and drinks you know and love. West London’s Gunnersbury Park will be the festival’s home once again, with tickets now on sale to members.
And today, we can officially reveal our first set of headliners including Pete Tong Ibiza Classics, Essential Orchestra, Jules Buckley on both Thursday and Saturday, alongside Annie Mac, Kelis, Honey Dijon and Kojey Radical.
Thursday 6 July
Pete Tong Ibiza Classics
Saturday 8 July
Pete Tong Ibiza Classics
This is just the first set of artists to look forward to for this year’s Soho House Festival line-up, so keep your eyes peeled for more names in the coming weeks.
Here’s everything you need to know about booking:
• Soho House members and Soho Friends can buy up to four tickets each (for themselves and up to three guests) using their unique access code, emailed on the morning of Monday 20 February 2023. Search ‘Get your tickets for Soho House Festival 2023’ in your inbox.
• Any Soho House members from outside the UK, or those who didn’t receive a unique code should email firstname.lastname@example.org to get one.
• Tickets cost £275 each for regular Soho House members, and £210 each for Soho House Under 27 members (plus a booking fee of £5.50 per ticket). Soho Friends tickets are priced at £325 each.
• As always, tickets include access to the festival, headline music acts, entertainment, and unlimited food and drinks throughout the day.
• There will be a payment plan option available via PayPal’s ‘Pay in 3’ service to enable members to spread the cost of tickets across three instalments.
The 2023 Soho House Festival line-up
Pete Tong Ibiza Classics
Revered DJ, broadcaster and global dance music legend Pete Tong will be headlining Soho House Festival on both Thursday and Saturday, bringing to the stage Ibiza Classics alongside The Essential Orchestra and Jules Buckley. Since its fruition in 2016 with Buckley, the long-time collaborator and conductor, and The Essential Orchestra – plus a whole host of special guest DJs and vocalists – Ibiza Classics has firmly cemented itself as part of the live music calendar becoming the world’s most iconic classical electronic music event. Inventively bold, Ibiza Classics has showcased incredible reimaginations of classic house tracks from ‘Love Can’t Turn Around’ and ‘Right Here, Right Now’ to ‘Free’ and ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ to create an unforgettable night, reminiscent of the White Isle and its musical history.
As well as worldwide sold-out live shows, Tong and Buckley have also released three acclaimed and chart-topping albums: Classic House, Ibiza Classics and Chilled Classics. Last year, the duo released an eight-track EP, Pete Tong + Friends: Ibiza Classics. It features a handpicked selection of the hottest dance producers in the world, including Tale Of Us, Riton, ARTBAT, Eats Everything, Franky Wah, alongside vocalists Elderbrook, Vula, and Becky Hill.
Dublin-born Annie Mac is the dance establishment, officially starting the weekend every Friday night on Radio 1, as well as being a superstar DJ in her own right. 2012 saw her play her first-ever set on live TV thanks to Channel 4’s House Party. The debut show went down so well with the thousands of viewers dancing in their living rooms that they asked Mac back to play the high-pressure midnight slot for their second show on New Year’s Eve. In true Mac style, she took it in her stride, much to the admiration of everyone partying into the new year across the UK.
Outside of radio and TV, Mac has made a huge name for herself playing headline slots at clubs and festivals around the world. This includes everything from Glastonbury and Lovebox to Fat Boy Slim’s show at Brighton stadium. Next up is this year’s Soho House Festival, where she’ll be bringing her Annie Mac Presents (better known as AMP) sounds to Gunnersbury Park.
Kelis is an American singer, songwriter and chef who believes everything is better smothered and dipped in sauce. She has released six studio albums and also studied as a saucier at the world-famous Le Cordon Bleu. Kelis has been recognised at the BRIT Awards, Q Awards, NME Awards, and Grammy Awards ceremonies. Her musical output, both as a lead and featured artist, encompasses various genres – she has collaborated with R&B and hip-hop acts including Busta Rhymes and Clipse, electronic and dance producers such as Calvin Harris, Timo Maas and Richard X, pop and rock acts Enrique Iglesias and No Doubt, and indie and alternative musicians such as Björk and Dave Sitek. She has also sold six million records worldwide. Kelis’s first cookbook, My Life On A Plate, was released on 28 September 2015; she describes it as ‘an exploration of tastes and cultures, and my experience as a chef, musician, mother, and wife’.
Honey Dijon was born and raised in Chicago, the home of house music, but has been living in New York for many years. Like many involved in the scene, her love affair with music began upon hearing her parents’ soul and R&B records at home. Soon she wanted to be the one dropping the needle on the record whenever they held parties in the family basement, and the lure of club life soon followed. Before long, Dijon was obsessively collecting her own music from hallowed stores like Importes, Etc and Gramaphone Records in Chicago, all the while honing her own personal style.
Dijon has played at many of the best venues around the world including esteemed underground haunts such as Panorama Bar in Berlin, Sub Club in Glasgow, The Block in Tel Aviv, Output in New York, Space in Ibiza and, of course, Smartbar in Chicago.
This year, her upcoming gigs include sets in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Amsterdam, Germany, Spain and Paris, to name a few, as well as her headline set at Soho House Festival in July.
Multi-genre musician Kojey Radical has emerged as one of Britain’s most thrilling and unique creative voices. Blending everything from rap and jazz to spoken word and funk, he manages to wrap narrations on the conditions of country, the celebrations of community and the relationship with self into soulful, rhythmic sounds that carry at stage shows and festivals. By doing so, Radical has become a voice for the unheard. Last year, his debut album Reason To Smile took his career to new heights.
Since its release, the album has been showered in accolades – widely regarded as one of the year’s standout records, it was shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Prize and featured in both album and video of the year categories at the MOBO Awards, with Radical himself also being nominated for Best Hip Hop Act. The praise continued into 2023 when he was nominated as a Best New Artist at the BRIT Awards. This summer, he’ll be taking to the stage at Soho House Festival as one of our headliners.
The Garden Tent
The Garden Tent at Soho House Festival will host a limited number of tables of 18 and 30 people in a private area of the arena with a fully stocked bar and table service. Tables include entry to the festival for 18 or 30 people.
Tables in the Garden Tent on Thursday 6 July are sold out, with some remaining available tables on Saturday 8 July. Email email@example.com to enquire.
Every year, Soho House Festival helps us raise funds for charitable causes. In 2023, the festival will be supporting The Soho House Foundation and War Child UK, the only specialist charity for children affected by conflict.