We Are FSTVL 2018: The Ultimate Preview

We Are FSTVL 2018: The Ultimate Preview

We Are FSTVL 2020

We Are FSTVL 2020

Upminster, United Kingdom

There's not many dance festivals that can boast over 10 stages, but then most aren't We Are FSTVL

Since its inception back in 2013, the London festival has been bringing dance music's biggest and best names to its self-proclaimed "Airfield of Dreams."

Five years and numerous awards later it's gearing up to throw its sixth party this weekend. And whether you'e going or not, here's the lowdown on everything you need to know to make sure you're FSTVL ready.

How do I get there?

Those travelling to We Are FSTVL by car should enter postcode RM14 2TN into their sat nav. There will be clear signs to the festival once you come off the M25 at either junction 29 or 31, or from the A13.

There will be plenty of parking spaces at the festival, however, priority will be given to those who have purchased a parking ticket in advance. 

If you're heading there by train, then take the District line out to Upminster station, where you can catch a free shuttle bus service to the festival and back again. 

Can I camp?

You bet you can, and believe me, it's way more than just a campsite. Featuring stages, a food market, bars, luxury toilets and showers, as well as 24/7 fun, there's never a dull moment in the We Are FSTVL campsite.

That lineup looks pretty mad

You can say that again. Whatever dance genres you're into, there's a stage for that. Curated by brands such as HYTE, Circo Loco, Kiss and Paradise, this year's lineup covers everything from house (Jamie Jones) and techno (Ben Klock) to drum and bass (Andy C) and grime (Bugzy Malone). 

I heard there's a brand new stage?

Let us present to you: Terminal 1.1. "Bigger. Better. Faster. Stronger. Louder." We can't wait to get inside this absolute rave ship.

What about an after party?

Got you covered there too. The official after party will be at Egg on Sunday, going from 10pm until 8am with the likes of Cristoph, Danny Tenaglia and Richy Ahmed. Tickets cost £15 (if you're quick) and coaches will be going straight to the club from the festival. 

Alternatively, hit up Resident Advisor because there's plenty going down over the weekend. Saturday sees Omar-S takeover Oval Space, Ellen Allien and Bjarki head to fabric and HAAI finish her residency at Phonox. While on Sunday Heartless Crew, Wookie and more lead a UKG extravaganza at fabric, and Jaded celebrate ten years down at Corsica Studios with Pfirter and Cleric. 

What are the people saying?


Spot on Alfie, spot on


KRIEF has no shame


And we know where we'll be

We Are FSTVL will take place on 25-27 May 2018. Find out more on our guide here.

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