City Sound Project 2017
Kent’s Metropolitan Music and Arts Festival, City Sound Project 2017 has officially been announced and will take place on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April, to kick off the UK Summer festival season in the picturesque and historic city center of Canterbury.
Headline acts announced so far include, pioneer David Rodigan MBE, indie and festival headlining band White Lies, MOB nominated AJ Tracey, The Rifles, Hidden Charms, Spring King, and the exciting House Gospel Choir are also on the bill.
In addition, James Hype will be showing off his talents, as well as Detlef for some masterful House & Techno sets. CSP17 will also feature an exclusive showcase from London/Ibiza club brand Solid Grooves (including PAWSA, Michael Bibi and Reelow) and a live techno show from the awe-inspiring Saytek (live), with many more to join them, along with a huge lineup of local bands and DJ’s.
About City Sound Project
Established in 2012, City Sound Project brings music of all genres, from electronic DJ’s to live bands, spoken word, street art and more, to the historic city of Canterbury for a weekend of cultural indulgence unique to the south of England. Previous headliners have included globally renowned Bastille, George Ezra, Mystery Jets, MNEK, Disciples, Duke Dumont, Mike Skinner, Slaves, Gorgon City and Hannah Wants.
Location & Stages
The UNESCO World Heritage site of Canterbury City plays host to this boutique festival, with gigs set inside some of the UK’s most unique locations. The festival’s distinctive stages are what help to set it apart from it’s peers, including multiple stages within the city walls. Attendees can enjoy a myriad of unique settings from chapels, castles, ancient theaters, on cobbled streets, in clubs and pubs. Examples of these include the medieval Westgate Towers and a 13th Century Franciscan Chapel, for ticket holders to experience music in venues unlike any other in the country.
On the day of the festival at one of three exchange points, festival-goers will exchange their tickets for a wristband, which then gives them access to all parts of the festival. Once checked in, a lanyard with a full festival program is provided, with a map of Canterbury and directions to all the festival locations and timetable of all the gigs and shows.
For festival-goers who want to feed their ‘exclusive’ appetites, CSP17 will also play host to a number of ‘Secret Sets’. Currently a huge part of City Sound Project, these impromptu sets will not be found in the festival’s program. Instead these sets are announced minutes before they happen through the official smartphone app and Twitter. Attendees need to be wary of this, and be ready at a moments notice to find some unforgettable, once in a lifetime performances.