30 May-2 June | Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire

Forbidden Forest: What to Expect

Forbidden Forest is a series of unique forest events set deep in the heart of rural Midlands. The popular festival, which is now in its ninth year, is a multiple-staged event featuring some of the world's biggest underground brands and artists from the electronic music scene.

2023 saw the event transform from a two to three day show. Since day one, the Forbidden brand has gone from strength to strength and 2024 looks to take the show to the next level having sold out in just 36 hours. The ninth edition is set to feature incredible, immersive production and the natural setting of Belvoir Castle will become a more prominent feature as organisers look to play on more of the forest's unique scenery. Not only that, the festival has had a new licence approved for this year which allows it to increase capacity to host 22,000 people for the weekend event.

What We're Looking For

Open Call for DJs

Forbidden Forest Festival

Two Pirate residents will have the opportunity to DJ at Forbidden Forest in 2024. We're on the lookout for artists across tech house & house to become part of a lineup that stands at the forefront of the UK’s electronic music scene.

To apply, please send us a recent mix that truly captures your unique style. Whether you're already making waves in the scene or are just starting out, we want to hear from you. Don't miss this chance to showcase your talents at one of the most anticipated events in the dance music calendar.

Forbidden Forest 2024 Lineup