A DUMBARTON DJ will be joining some of the biggest names in electronic music when he plays festival In The Woods next month. James Slaven, who has been DJing since his early teens under the name Slave, is closing the one day festival which is held on Waulkmill Farm in Charlestown, Fife.

The festival is relatively unknown but in recent years has managed to attract some big names, such as legendary DJs Slam who played last year and gave it their seal of approval.

James, 31, spoke to the Reporter last week and says the unique set up of the festival is one of its biggest selling points. He told the Reporter: "It's an indoor and outdoor festival - the indoor stage is a cow barn which is converted because the cows are living on the land at this time of year.

"The festival lasts 12 hours, and there's buses on from all over the country which are included in the ticket price.

"It's the first time I've playing something this size, it will definitely be the biggest thing I've been a part of in all the time I've been DJing."

The festival has attracted some big names again this year with Darius Syrossian, a celebrated House Music DJ flying over to play in the slot before James.

James continued: "It's a very professional set up to be involved in and I'm really excited about it, to play something of this size as I've said and also to be given the set time I have is unbelievable.

"I'm slightly nervous but really looking forward to it at the same time. To be able to play the style of Techno I want to play to such a big crowd is what I've been working towards for years.

"I took a step back from playing the clubs locally because I felt it was kind of holding me back from moving forward with the right promoters, and now it's starting to pay off.

"People should come along because it's the closest thing they'll get to a festival devoted entirely to the kind of music you hear in the Slam Tent at T in the Park especially with a big name like Darius on board."

The festival takes place on Saturday, August 24 from 12pm, the current batch of tickets are priced �25 but this will increase to �30 closer to the time. Tickets are available from www.tickets-scotland.com and include bus travel.