A POPULAR Herefordshire festival is being held this weekend at an iconic county beauty spot.

El Dorado kicks off a three-day celebration on Friday, June 30, at the Eastnor Castle Deer Park near Ledbury.

The festival features a wide range of dance music genres including house, disco, drum and bass, jungle and dubstep.

Groove Armada, known for hits including I See You Baby and Superstylin’, will be headlining the festival and have been one of the UK’s biggest dance acts since the 90s.

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Other acts include The Earth, Wind & Fire Experience featuring Al McKay, which will perform hits such as Boogie Wonderland, September and Shining Star.

The action will take place across a number of stages around the festival including The Garden, El Paradiso, the Golden Arms and Secret Circus.

There is also Vice City, which is described on the El Dorado website as a “loud and large neon-drenched promenade buried deep in the jungle” that features six immersive stages of its own.

Also on the bill are Kojey Radical, Wilkinson, Hybrid Minds, Skream, David Rodigan, Craig Charles, Shy FX, Midland and ABBA tribute band Bjorn Again.

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West Midlands Railway warned commuters from Malvern Link that the station will be operating with fewer parking spaces over the weekend due to a shuttle bus taking attendees to the festival.

The organisers of El Dorado Festival pledged to plant a mangrove tree in Madagascar for every ticket sold. 

The trees are said to help improve water quality, provide natural habitats for fish and remove carbon.

The festival sold out tickets in 2018, 2019 and 2021, with organisers saying they planted 12,320 trees in 2021.

In 2018, Eastnor Castle issued an apology following a string of complaints about noise levels from the festival.

Some residents were unhappy that music could be heard three miles from the venue until the early hours of the morning.

A timetable of activity published on Ledbury Town Council’s website suggests live music will once again continue until 4am on both the Friday and Saturday of the festival.