Every British major city has to have at least one mind-altering summer mash-up, especially one as well-versed in the world of underground dance as Leeds, so full credit to Cocoon In The Park for taking the mantle with style.
Now a staple – and arguably the biggest – date on the city's clubbing calender, Sven Väth's festival exchange with Britain's second city for techno hurtles towards its fourth year with all the aplomb expected of his Frankfurt-based bastion. But, Papa Sven would not return year-in-year-out if it wasn't for his ongoing love affair with the city, something no doubt intensified by this day-long mash-up with an enormous soundsystem next to stately home in one of Yorkshire's most prized parks. It really is a cushy deal.
And this year, it promises to even better, with an extended and more well-rounded line-up, featuring Loco Dice, Cassy and Visionquest (Seth, Ryan and Shaun) alongside the Cocoon bossman. It's easy to see why this party has so quickly become a mainstay favourite among Leeds' techno heads.
WHEN? Saturday 7th July
WHERE? Temple Newsam, Leeds
HOW MUCH? £43 - £75
HIGHLIGHTS? Sven Väth, Loco Dice, Cassy, Visionquest
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Sven Väth's yearly Cocoon residency takes place at which Ibiza venue?