SWAMP THINGS!

The salubrious Hackney Marshes prepares to welcome a stellar bill...

STEREO MC’s, ISAAC HAYES, and GEORGE CLINTON are confirmed to play the ESSENTIAL FESTIVAL 2001.

The festival, which has had to move to Hackney Marshes after their traditional Brighton site became unavailable because of the foot and mouth crisis, takes place over the weekend July 15-16.

As before, the festival will take place over eight stages, with the Saturday as Dance Day and Sunday as Roots Day.

Other confirmed guests for the Dance Day include:

Reprazent

Goldie

Grooverider

Richie Hawtin

Laurent Garnier

Ice T

Mr Scruff

Derrick May

Leftfield DJs

Other confirmed guests for the Roots Day include:

Asian Dub Foundation

Jeru the Damaja

Afrika Bambaataa

Sizzla