Anticipation is building in and around Winchester with just a few months to go until Mucky Weekender returns.

The festival, which will be held from September 5-7, has announced Don Letts as its headline act for Mucky Weekender's opening party night. Don is a legend in the music industry, and he is known for his work as a film director, musician, and DJ.

The festival this year will be returning with an increased capacity, with an additional day on its schedule as opposed to the two-day event previously. The event in 2023 sold out, with 5,000 tickets available for 2024.

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The event promises to be a sell-out, with artists covering all genres of music, with up-and-coming acts intertwined with established and heritage acts, curated by industry veteran Barry Ashworth, who is also the frontman of the band Dub Pistols.

Mucky WeekenderMucky Weekender (Image: Adele Bouchard)

The festival is actually named after one of the band's best-selling singles, Mucky Weekend.

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The opening party, which will take place on Thursday, September 5, will be supported by a performance by DJ/producers duo Utah Saints. Jez & Tim have been playing shows since the birth of house music, and will take attendees on a journey showcasing their samples, remixes, and tunes across all genres.

With headliners like The Dualers, Dutty Moonshine Big Band, Dub Pistols, Dreadzone, Congo Natty, Marshall Jefferson, LTJ Bukem and many more set to take the stage, Mucky Weekender is surely bound to be marked in the festival calendar for the end of season finale.

Mucky Weekender takes place at Vicarage Farm, Woodmancott, near Micheldever. More information at