Originally from Birmingham, Hannah Wants has had a quick and deserved rise since starting out as a DJ in 2010. Influenced by the sounds of her hometown she makes brass-orientated garage/house music.
She decided to go from professional footballer for Leicester City to DJ after a life-changing trip to Ibiza and as a result, spent some time over there in the summer entering competitions and steadily building up a fanbase.
In 2012, she entered a competition ran by Mixmag with the prize being a slot on the opening day of Creamfields. Building up her fanbase more and more she eventually won the accolades of being crowned ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ by DJ Mag and Mixmag as well as being given the ‘Star of the Year’ award by Mixmag.
Later on, she began to have her own series of headline events called ‘What Hannah Wants’ which filled huge and influential venues such as Ibiza Rocks, Amnesia and The Warehouse Project in Manchester. Also finding the time later to host a residency at Radio 1 and launch her own label imprint ‘Etiquette’ which releases music across a spectrum of House and Bass.
Now, Hannah has a huge reputation as one of the most exciting DJ’s around. Having played sets at all the legendary festivals including Glastonbury, Lovebox, Parklife, Creamfields and even Coachella. She has an unbeatable amount of energy and can always be found right in the heart of the rave.
One particular highlight of hers being a set where she played to 16,000 ravers at Leeds Festival. Now, with over a decade of experience in the music industry, Hannah aims to try and inspire the next generation of electronic and house music lovers.
Even in a quieter year such as 2021, she still has so much in store for the future. An intense DJ schedule approaches and she has a healthy amount of releases ready to go as a silver lining of the pause that 2020 offered.
You can catch Hannah Wants at Highest Point festival this year and she’s definitely one that you won’t want to miss. See her playing on Saturday 4th September.
Tickets are on sale at Skiddle.com
Image credit: Hannah Wants