23 Aug Inside ZENFest, the local pool party went on to become a fully fledged Essex festival
ZENFest 2021 is set to build on its already cultured and boutique experience with a brand new and stunning location in the rolling green landscapes of Essex’s Kelvedon Hall. On Saturday 4th September, you’re invited to a secret hideaway amongst ancient woodland at the end of a long driveway and party by the glistening lake in front of a historic Edwardian house with world class sounds from tastemaking homegrown talents including Richy Ahmed, ANOTR, Rossi, Pat Wilson, Max Dean, Ryan Resso, DJ Caspa, Funk Cartel. Sign-Up to the newsletter for pre-sale tickets at zenfestofficial.com
Since 2018, ZEN Fest has carefully yet confidently become a much talked about event for those who like personal vibes, intimate dancing and friendly crowds. That’s because it was a festival born in a garden, so has never lost that personal touch despite becoming a nationally recognised event. ZENfest is all about the customer experience so people feel like they enter another world when they arrive on site thanks to the exquisite decorations and themes which mostly centre around the art of ZEN – so think dragons, pandas, bamboo and lanterns and you will be in the right headspace.
It is a festival that has always focussed on the small details that make the whole experience that bit more special – VIP sections with queue jump, private cocktail bars, luxury toilets, luxury seating and a private lakeside garden area. The location is a beautiful mansion house with extensive formal gardens beneath wide open blue skies. From the front of the house and facing onto a perfectly manicured lawn is the most incredible view of uninterrupted countryside, all the way to London on the horizon. Add in two stages with stunning visuals, world class sound and forward thinking stage designs and you have a festival that is all about ensuring a zen state of mind and hedonistic experience that leaves people desperate for more.
Say founders Stefan Poelman and Sam Cottrell, who were just 18 when they first started the Zen brand aged just 18, firstly as a clothing range, “For us we just wanted to create the best event we could think of, we just wanted to include all the different things that we enjoy personally and could think of and turn it into a reality. We’re not just here to make money, we want the event to be the best it can be. You’ll definitely see us in the crowd on the day enjoying ourselves. We really are our own target audience.”
This year the festival will be bigger and better than ever before but as always will give a platform to smaller local DJs next to international names. This means the likes of Ibiza regulars and chart topping house and tech producers Richy Ahmed and ANOTR will be joined by Rossi, Pat Wilson, Max Dean, Ryan Resso, DJ Caspa, Funk Cartel and more to be announced.
ZEN Fest 2021 promises to bring some special vibes back into your life. It will be a much needed chance to cut loose, forget your daily woes and step into a magical music wonderland where majestic new memories await to be made.