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Published on June 24th, 2012 | by Denny Armatrading

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Review: Glade Festival

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This year The Mixup team kicked off their “Summer of Festivals” at Glade Festival.
Taking place from Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th June and located in the grounds of Houghton Hall just outside of King’s Lynn, Norfolk. 10,000 revellers were out to party “Glade” style.

Glade Festival is all about underground electro. From we got out of our cars with all our tenant equipment this was quite evident.

Even while queuing “sounds from the electro underground” could be heard.

With our tents pitched and the day still quite early we wondered to see what was on offer before the real extravaganzas kicked off later that night. To our delight there was plenty on offer even at these early times.
While the finishing touches were being put on some of the bigger stages we found plenty of smaller intimate ones ready to prepare us for what laid wait.

The early hours also allowed us to get our bearings and find out where everything who would be performing where.

The day soon turned to night and with it kicked off one of the most enthralling raving experiences I had ever had. Enter the Meteor Stage:

Set in a woodland area and with the DJ booth looking like a UFO shaped tree house, the atmosphere created was immense. With hard electro tracks being played – from drum and bass bangers to the latest offerings in Dub Step and Glitch hop. The opening night at the Meteor stage really let you know you had arrived at Glade Festival

With Plenty of DJ’s and acts on show through out the weekend there was never a moment of stand still.

Highlights from the team included the Itchy and Skratchy DJ’s who rocked the Dance off tent with their dynamic 4 decks, DJ’s display.

Foreign Beggars who performed on the main stage also rocked the show performing hits Jump as well their Skrillex collaborations Scatta and Still Getting It.
Not content with just three hit songs Foreign beggars also brought on their resident beat boxer MC Zani.

MC Zani rocked the tent with his hard hitting voice produced bass lines and dub step rifts, all to the crowds delight.

Though each night I found myself drawn back to the forest to the Meteor Stage where a plethora of awesome DJ’s were playing and atmostphere really was electric.

A full on electro dance festival was a new experience for the team. But Glade Festival is most definitely already on the calendar for next year. The secret Garden Party team put on an epic few days that will be remembered fondly by all that attended.
Stay tuned for more from snippets from Glade Festival over the summer

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About the Author

is a massive music fan and has been writing professionally about it since 2009. Graduating from University in Digital Arts & Design for Interactive Media, Denny has years of experience working online in various areas. Music is his passion and his work.


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