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Cool Britannia has teamed up with Ministry Of Sound to bring you some of the biggest DJs from the best era performing over the weekend. When the actions stops on the mainstage its time to dance the night away. Head to the Ministry Of Sound Big Top- Every night features 3 Ministry of Sound DJs plus special guest Club Classic performances.  Check out the line up page for a list of artists not to miss over the weekend at Knebworth.

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The barn stage

Throughout the whole weekend you will find live music at Cool Britannia’s Barn Stage, located on Main Street.  Here you will find many different acts to keep you entertained- check back soon for more information of what we have lined up.


VIP Ticket

Tickets will be limited and given on a first come, first served basis. They will allow you access to our beautifully dressed viewing garden, bars & VIP loos for both Saturday & Sunday of the festival. Indoor and outdoor seating will also be available so you can sit back and relax with a view of the main stage.

Please note you will need to have purchased a valid festival ticket along with your VIP ticket to gain access. 


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Friday night Welcome party

Weekend and Camping ticket holders are invited to the Cool Britannia Welcome Party on the Friday night! From 6pm onwards the arena gates will open to catch some DJs the Ministry Of Sound Big Top, live bands at The Barn Stag, funfairs, Karaoke and much more to get you in the party mood for the weekend!

Grab something delicious to eat at the Posh Nosh and Street Food vendors or wet your whistle at one of the many bars around the festival-or even Cool Britannia’s very own pub! 

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the mariachi's

Think classic Pop with a Mexican Twist- The Mariachi's will be playing all your favourite hits at the Cool Britannia Friday Night Welcome Party to start the Weekend with a kick! 

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the britpop collective

The Britpop Collective celebrate British music from the era when 'Music was Music'. They will be smashing out tunes from the likes of Oasis, Blur, James, Pulp, The Charaltans, The Bluetones, Shed Seven and many more to mention.

Catch them on the Barn Stage to celebrate all things Britpop. 


what's in store

Weekend entertainment



We have rides to keep the thrill seekers of all ages entertained. A great way to view the festival site whilst having fun!



A fantastic firework finale will light up the sky as the festival draws to an end on Sunday. 



The Box That Rox will be in popular demand for any karaoke lovers! Whether you’re stage shy or a total diva, you’ll feel comfortable as you can’t see the audience, so rocking out is a must! A large screen on the outside of the box will be showing what’s going on inside providing entertainment for all!



From festival essentials to retail therapy, there will be a wide choice of traders to suit everyone! Our traders aim to please with goods from around the world. 


Kids zone

The Kidzone offers fun for all the family. Join in with a circus workshop or watch a show with lots of audience participation! 


Not another indie disco

 The legendary Club Night DJs will be taking to the stage at Cool Britannia between sets to keep the tunes flowing! 

Expect some serious appreciation of all things floppy fringed... you know the ones.


Dr haze's freak show ft. acts from the circus of horrors

Dok Haze Circus of Horrors 'Freak Show' will be appearing at Cool Britannia Festival! The unique show will be housed in the Grand Palace Of Entertainment, the only travelling theater of its kind left in the world. Sited on Main Street at the back of the arena, the show will be repeated throughout the weekend.

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musical ruth

Musical Ruth and the amazing magical mobile piano will be making her Knebworth debut at Cool Britannia.  It’s fun, daft, and sidesplittingly funny. Musical Ruth uses comedy dance moves, facial contortions, crazy sound effects, many styles of music and hilarious banter, making sure that nobody will forget meeting the singing nun. It’s a hilarious act, visually stunning and once witnessed……. never forgotten. Performing at various times all around the site. ….BLESS YOU!!

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Gone are the days of struggling with luggage from the car park to the campsite at music festivals - the Jolly Green Sherpas are coming to Cool Britannia to transport your luggage for you!

No need to pre-book - just look out for them in the car park on arrival.

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Charge & store

Charge and Store will be delivering mobile charging and secure storage facilities to Cool Britannia Festival, providing reliable and efficient charging of all devices and safe storage for personal belongings of almost any size.


The Uke2 ukulele trio will be performing in the Rose & Crown- our two floor 'local' where you can enjoy a pint (or two) and singalong to some classic tunes!