Hannah Wants is set to play at a string of UK festivals this summer including Creamfields, Parklife, T in the Park and Lovebox, but the house DJ admits she can never bring herself to camp onsite.
How would you describe your sound?
House, techno and all of the sub-genres in between.
Tell us what you’ve been up to since last summer?
Work, work and more work so it’s a good job I love what I do! Since the summer I’ve toured America and Australia and a load of places in between. I’ve just finished my What Hannah Wants UK tour, and festival season starts next week for Annie Mac’s Lost & Found festival. It’s all go, go, go! In terms of production I’ve been working on loads of new material which I’ll be playing in my sets and releasing during the rest of the year.
What festivals are you playing this year?
So many my head hurts looking at the diary! It’s gonna be the busiest and craziest year of my life so far. A few I can mention are Creamfields, Reading and Leeds, Soundclash, We Are FSTVL, Parklife, X Fest, T In the Park, Lovebox, Hideout. There are still a couple more that will be announced soon too. All my gigs are always kept up to date via my website.
Who else are you excited to see at the festivals?
I rarely get chance to stay at festivals to enjoy them and watch other acts. I’m usually flying in from somewhere and then I generally have to be on my way to the next destination.
If you could curate your own festival with artists dead or alive what would the line-up look like?
It’d just comprise of all of my favourite artists. Off the top of my head the headliners would be Fleetwood Mac, R.E.M, The Cranberries, 50 Cent, The Weeknd, Bryson Tiller, Trey Songz, Adele, Justin Martin, FKA Twigs, Eminem, BANKS, Jay Z, DJ EZ, Monki and Sam Divine. There’s a real big variety of DJ’s, artists and bands there. That festival would definitely have some mad kinda’ flow!
What’s your best festival memory?
I’m blessed to have loads – I’ve been to so many! No two are ever the same and experiences vary massively. One memory that sticks out was the first time I played at Hideout in 2014. The stage was (unexpectedly) packed to capacity and the atmosphere was that electric I had goosebumps. I was so happy and overwhelmed. I will never forget that gig.
What’s in your festival survival kit?
Tissues, anti-bacterial gel, a torch, wellies, a portable phone charger, water and alcohol.
Apart from music, what should the ideal festival have?
I’m a clean freak so I’m gonna have to be boring and say good quality bathroom and shower facilities. I can’t stay onsite at festivals – I did try one time but failed.