The stunning 54-acre grounds of one of Northern England’s best-kept public parks, our spiritual home, Williamson Park, will once again play host to some of the most revered names in British music, representing an eclectic spectrum of sounds and styles.

A who’s who of modern-day greats, including DJs, solo artists and live bands, will support previously announced headliners Anne-Marie, Bastille and the remarkable Hacienda Classical, who return five years after opening the debut edition of Highest Point, back in 2018. 

Highest Point 2023 Lineup

Pioneer of UK dubstep turned house music specialist, Skream will join leading drum n bass names Sub FocusTURNOSigma and Goddard in commanding the crowds set to gather underneath the striking Ashton Memorial this summer. BBC Radio 1 DJs Danny HowardArielle Free and Charlie Tee will also be on hand to ensure vibes are kept at a maximum. 

Other notable names set to appear include recent DJ Mag award-winners, Girl’s Don’t Sync, party-starting indie outfit Friendly Fires, who celebrate 15 years since the release of their acclaimed self-titled debut album in 2023, and 6 Music hosts Chris Hawkins and Craig Charles, to name but a few (See the image above for this year’s full lineup acts).

The festival site will welcome back fan-favourite stages to help further celebrate our 5th birthday. The enchanting Woods Stage, the Chris Glaba Memorial Stage and the Dell Stage, hosted and curated by Chris Hawkins, will all return, whilst a brand new DNB stage will also be introduced, overseen by the host of Radio 1’s Drum and Bass show, Charlie Tee.

When it comes to entertainment over the 4-day spectacle, you’re set to be spoilt for choice! In addition to a chock-a-block lineup of musical acts, there’ll be stand-up comedy shows, live poetry recitals, ‘in conversation’ panels and even things to do for the younger festival-goers among us. Not to mention a variety of mouthwatering refreshments and delicacies supplied by a score of highly-rated, regional vendors. Fun for all ages, guaranteed.