DJ David Morales will pay tribute to Frankie Knuckles at Glastonbury this year, heralding at the festival’s celebrated NYC Downlow opening party on 26 June.
The festival’s “underground gay nightclub” – as part of Block9 – will host a remembrance party for Knuckles, who died in April, aged 59. Morales, his longtime Def Mix partner and close friend, will lead proceedings, playing classic NYC disco and early deep house in tribute to the godfather of the genre.
Block9 are Gideon Berger and Stephen Gallagher, a duo who bring their whacky set and environment design to Glastonbury each year. Alongside Morales’ tribute, NYC Downlow will see DJ Die, Danny Krivit (Body & Soul, NYC), Horse Meat Disco and My Love Is Underground perform.