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The UK’s first 24-hour musical picnic, the Magic Loungeabout (, has announced the addition of two exclusive DJ sets to its line-up.

John Kelly and Matt Cooper will play The Magic Loungeabout at Newburgh Priory in North Yorkshire on 30th August, joining a line-up that already includes Gary Numan, Ladytron, Morcheeba, Nouvelle Vague, The Egg and Pacific.

John Kelly has performed at venues across the world including Cream, Gatecrasher, Passion and God’s Kitchen, as well as holding residency at Manumission in Ibiza for several years.

Matt Cooper is a founder of Leeds-based club night Dirty Disco, and will join the line-up to play a set of melodic house and techno beats.

The Magic Loungeaboutis being hailed as the UK’s hottest new electronica festival and has attracted performances from a host of cutting-edge international performers in the first event of its kind to be held in Britain.

Mellow acoustic covers of new wave punk classics from Nouvelle Vague will kick off the day in the gardens of Newburgh Priory. Electropop band Pacific will continue the chilled vibe during the day, performing tracks from their new album, with sounds from electronic funk band The Egg, and melodic festival favourites Morcheeba, taking guests through to the Cocktail Hour at sundown.

Eclectic disco-pop from Ladytron will up the tempo before the headline performance from electronica pioneer Gary Numan. An after-show party under the stars will be held in the ruined West Wing of the Priory until 3am, with sets from Matt Cooper and John Kelly.

The Magic Loungeaboutoffers a stylish and intimate alternative for people who want to get away from the queues and overcrowding which are common at summer festivals.

Promoter Simon Adamson said: “The Magic Loungeabout will be the perfect opportunity to lounge in the sunshine with a cocktail and the very best in chilled ‘folktronica’ before enjoying a more upbeat electronica vibe for the night-time performances.”

Overnight camping in the gardens of Newburgh Priory will be available at no extra cost, with a boutique camping package available in the Yurt Village, all decorated with wool blankets, including a choice of breakfast and newspaper delivery service for an added touch of luxury.

Bookings can be made by calling 0871 424 4444 or online through Admission is £78 and children under nine go free.

Contact: Rachel Morgan,, 0113 230 4000

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