A SOUTHAMPTON park will be turned into a dance music lover’s paradise when a new festival comes to the city later this year.

Thousands of music lovers are set to descend on Hoglands Park in September for the newly announced Docklands Festival.

And organisers boast an “all-star” line-up, with some of the biggest names in electronic music set to star at the event, which is set to take place on September 28.

A spokesperson for Dirty Box Promotions, who are organising the event, said: “The bar-raising Docklands Festival is coming to Hoglands Park with a world-class lineup of more than 50 names and mind-blowing production that means it will be Southampton’s biggest inner city music festival.

“There will be a huge line-up of international names including Patrick Topping, Alan Fitzpatrick, Andy C and Tonn Piper, Pete Tong, Wilkinson, My Nu Leng, Sub Focus, Jaguar Skills, GW Harrison and many more talents from the worlds of house, bass and tech.”

Organisers say around 10,000 party-goers are expected to attend the event, which will feature three stages.

These will be the Main Stage, from Above Bar Street nightclub, Switch, the Bass & Garage Stage from Foreverland and DnB Stage from On A Mission.

Among the names to feature will also be renowned Southampton born DJ and producer, Alan Fitzpatrick, and fellow Sotonian, Ronny Spiteri.

Alongside top talent, the organisers also promise “awesome confetti explosions, giant speaker stacks, mind-altering visuals and bass you can feel in your chest”.

The event will also include a selection of food, drink and fun fair rides.

Southampton City Council’s Cabinet Member for Homes and Culture, councillor Satvir Kaur, said: “Southampton is a vibrant and diverse place which attracts events for people of all tastes.

“I am really excited to add this event to an already packed calendar in Southampton.

“We are giving more people a reason to visit our great city and for people from all backgrounds to enjoy the great green spaces with our growing cultural offer.”