WINNER WILL PERFORM AT WILD LIFE FESTIVAL ON THE KOPPARBERG URBAN FOREST STAGE ON 10TH JUNE
Today, 1st June 2017, WILD LIFE Festival, the event created by Disclosure and Rudimental, announces the winner of its 2017 DJ competition as HenryJ, a University of Sussex student.
HenryJ, real name Henry Gunter from Shoreham, will perform on the respected Kopparberg Urban Forest Stage amongst exciting acts such as Gerd Janson, Artwork B2B Denis Sulta, Horse Meat Disco, Low Steppa, DJ Zinc, and Kideko on Saturday 10th June. WILD LIFE Festival will take place at Brighton City Airport on 9th – 10th June, tickets are available from wildlifefestival.com.
Contestants entered the competition by posting their mix to social media with the hashtag #WILDLIFEDJ and tagging @KopparbergUK. All entries were shortlisted by a panel of local music experts based in Brighton and then the final winner was chosen by Kopparberg UK and Disclosure. The Brighton-based panel of judges included:
· Edwin Gilson, Guide editor of Brighton’s largest paper, The Brighton Argus
· Stuart Rolt, editor and Henna Malik, music editor of BN1
· Nammie Matthews, editor of The University of Brighton’s student paper The Verse
· Fin Evans – Producer, DJ, events promoter and current station manager at URF – Sussex University’s student radio station.
· Jennifer Logan and Isabella Cipirska, reporters of the Shoreham Herald and Sussex Newspapers
· Meriam Alnaman, Senior Marketing Manager at KopparbergUK
Speaking of winning the competition and joining the WILD LIFE line up, HenryJ said:
‘Thank you so much, I’m overwhelmed. I certainly had to read the email back to myself a few times. But I cannot wait to play on Kopparberg’s Urban Forest stage alongside some of my favourite DJs. I first got my love of disco, house and techno music at university, when I started going out in Brighton and experiencing all it has to offer. Some of my favourite and most inspirational DJs include Jackmaster, The Black Madonna, Denis Sulta, Horse Meat Disco and Romare, so it’s amazing to be sharing a stage with some of them. Bring on WILD LIFE 2017!’
At this year’s WILD LIFE Festival, under the canopy of the Kopparberg Urban Forest, a magical clearing will showcase the intriguing beauty of the Swedish pine forest surrounding the brewery in the small town of Kopparberg. Here, summer fun seekers will enjoy the sunny weekend around a stage that will be graced by the UK’s top festival music artists, DJs and established acts.
Welcoming a mix of London and Swedish culture every step of the way, the Kopparberg Urban Forest will be serving a mixture of its refreshing and delicious fruit cider and fruit lager variants.
Entry to the Kopparberg Urban Forest area at WILD LIFE will be free and open to over 18s only.
For more information please contact:
Murray Chalmers PR
0207 361 0730
Notes to Editors
Date: Friday 9th & Saturday 10th June 2017
Location: Brighton City Airport, Shoreham
Ticketing info: www.wildlifefestival.com
Head to www.kopparbergurbanforest.com or Twitter @UrbanForest for further information.
What is Kopparberg?
Tucked away in the Swedish countryside, in the small town of Kopparberg, you’ll find a little brewery with unique tastes. Built back in 1882 the Kopparberg Bryggeri, with its traditional red timber falun walls, uses a rare, bubbling source of soft water from the town as the perfect ingredient in our deliciously refreshing fruit ciders. More than 130 years later our brewery remains independent and is today owned by the Bronsman family, and the cider we produce is as uncomplicated as the water in the town: fresh, pure, and very, very refreshing, just the way we like it.
Facebook: @WILD LIFE Festival 2017