Now into its third year after two sold out previous editions, One Out Festival returns with a bang and its best ever line up across five special stages on 16th September.
Playing at the beautifully green and secluded Apps Court Farm in Surrey will be Franky Wah, Sam Divine, Paul Woolford, A.M.C, Danny Howard, Metrik, Mike Skinner, Prospa, Interplanetary Criminal and more.
Here we speak to the people behind the festival about its beginnings, growth, this year’s plans and more.
How are you, whats good in your world?
Very good thank you, and very busy with the final plans for One Out!
How and when and why One Out Festival come together?
One Out is on the 16th of September. The idea for One Out was created back in 2019. We’re rave obsessed music lovers who go out on the regular. Obsessed with finding that new tune that powers our weekends, we thought… what if we could create our own festival!
Who is involved, what was the aim of it in such a crowded market?
The team only consists of three people, so a very small! We are unique because of our location, in Surrey there are very few festivals like One Out!
What are the core values, the things you wanted to become known for?
Running successful events with only a small team!
What informs the booking policy?
We try to keep music at One Out suitable to multiple genres
How hard was it to get off the ground, what were the biggest challenges?
The hardest challenges are getting ticket sales early, it really has an impact on promoters when we do not know the expected number ahead of time.
What are you most proud of having achieved?
Selling out our first year!
How helpful have local councils and the government been? are they into the idea of more festivals?
Elmbridge council is unfortunately not very supportive of festivals in general, so this does make it hard to pull it all together
Is environmental impact important? do you hope to use clean energy, leave no trace when you go etc?
It is essential we operate our bars with recyclable materials and our event is powered by our renewable solutions. We have to do our bit for the environment.
And is it important to use local DJs and artists and not just fly in all the talent?
Yes we try to introduce new up and coming artists with every edition