8 August 2013

Music | Eastern Electrics 2013

All photographs above copyright Eastern Electrics

Arriving at Knebworth Park for Eastern Electrics on Friday was no easy feat having come from a birthday night-cum-leaving do the night before but by the time the sun began to set, we finally had our tent pitched and were ready to explore what was in store. There was no trekking to be done to reach the stages like some other festivals either; just a few minutes after leaving our tent we found ourselves in front of DJ extraordinaire Maya Jane Coles, someone I’ve been trying to catch play for a long time now and the wait was certainly worth it.  

The line up in store for us on the first evening was certainly the strongest. We danced our way from Maya to the most ridiculous set from Leon Vincent, who was then followed by Joy Orbison. There was a little uncertainty to cut off Joy Orbison mid-set to head to Justin Martin but we needn’t have worried; never have I seen anything quite like the sight we danced our way in to as The Switch Yard stage filled with the synths of Don’t Go in the early hours of Saturday morning.

As for the rest of the weekend, while there weren’t quite so many household names to be had, notable performances were found at every stage and the electric vibe of the festival never faltered, not even when the sky turned sour and grey, pouring down on to the crowds below.

If you’re keen on, and have the stamina for, 72 hours straight of dancing, this was the place to be last weekend. No sleep was had; just great music surrounded by equally great people having a more than great time.

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