Pontefract DJ to share the stage with Earth, Wind and Fire at summer festival

A DJ from Pontefract will play alongside Earth, Wind and Fire and Groove Armada this summer at one of the country's biggest festivals.

Friday, 13th March 2020, 12:46 pm
Updated Friday, 13th March 2020, 12:48 pm
The 22-year-old from Pontefract will share the stage with musical artists like 'Earth, Wind and fire' and 'Groove Armada'

Ross Clough 22, took up DJing as a hobby just three years ago, but now he's set to perform at El Dorado festival, alongside Groove Armada and Grammy Winners, Earth, Wind and Fire this Summer.

Ross took up the hobby after moving to Newcastle Upon Tyne to study at university.

He said: “I started making online mixes in my bedroom, but I’ve only been in the nightlife industry and clubs since June 2018, so around 20 months.

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Ross Clough took up DJing up as a hobby just three years ago, but now he'sset to perform at El Dorado festival

“I remember I got my first gig at a club called Cosmic Ballroom in Newcastle at my friend’s event and since then it’s been absolutely crazy.”

Over the last three years, Ross has performed at various clubs and events across the UK.

Since he began his career, his online mixes have had over a quarter of a million plays, landed him DJing residencies across the UK, including his hometown of Pontefract, Newcastle and abroad in Ibiza - he is also managing his own events.

Ross said: “It all ultimately lead to me playing for a brand called Cirque Du Soul in places like Leeds, Newcastle and Loughborough, it’s like a travelling circus where they showcase both headlining DJs and local talent from each city.

“I was lucky enough to play for Cirque Du Soul in the cities I mentioned before and be kept on as a resident - the same people own and run a festival called El Dorado Festival.

“I woke up one morning to an email from the owner asking me if I wanted to play the festival this summer in July.

“Of course I said yes and confirmed it straight away, it’s held on the beautiful grounds of Eastnor Castle in Hertfordshire, last year it sold out.

“With the lineup being released I’m going to be playing alongside legends as well as in demand artists, like Earth, Wind and Fire, Groove Armada and Skream.”

In the last few years, El Dorado festival has hosted the talents of Basement Jaxx, Kool and the Gang and Craig David’s TS5.