photo credit: Here & Now
This year's Echo Festival was as unpredictable as it was enjoyable. The secluded site provided a place for festival goers to party hassle-free for the duration of the four nights of music. While there were a few mishaps, including a generator failure on Thursday, festivities carried on undeterred.
One of the Friday night highlights was hearing Redshape play an improvised live set of his own material. Hearing his version of Martyn's 'We Are You In The Future' recreated live was a an experience we'll not soon forget. Other highlights included Nick Höppner's sunrise set on Saturday night, which included various forms of 4/4 house and techno and spurred us on to party well into Sunday afternoon. Delano Smith's set of deeper house fare and Space Dimension Controller's singalong selections were similarly well received. Some quality tunes could also be heard on the beach throughout the afternoon, sets from Outboxx and Nick Rejam in particular stood out above the rest.
While the festival is only in it's second year, it is likely to gain momentum next year as people are sure to return for the intimate venue and experience. The convenience of the site that included the beach, stages, small bars, restaurants, supermarket, and accommodation is certainly a plus when you aren't looking to stray too far from the excitement. But of course, the best thing about Echo festival is the talent selection, and we will look forward to see who is on the bill for next year's event.
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