The lineup undoubtedly pales in comparison to what was offered last year. H.E.R dropping out of the festival left a significant gap in the Friday schedule allowing more the smaller and obscure artists to take on the various stages.
It definitely the DJ & producer day with SG Lewis, Joe Hertz and Kaytranada all gathering to Gunnersbury Park. The festival scheduling deities were merciless – only allowing me to see Joe Hertz spin the decks with his unique blend of chill and picturesque summer vibes. It was a touching moment to hear Goodbye Kisses & Stay Lost live after they have keep me company on a many sunsets.
Despite the messy array there definitely massive amounts of talent and blending of genres with legendary Black Cypress, slowthai & Loyle Carner gracing the main stage.
These were the acts I was able to catch:
The first set I dashed to leading to an explosive start to the festival. Moshpits left and right. A fall, bruised leg and bloody nose after – I was riding an adrenaline high.
The young South London Talent delivering the narrative rap at its finest. (I’ve raved about him enough already)
French Kiwi Juice renowned for his multi-instrumental mastery while producing bluesy nu soul tunes that just calms the soul.
J Hus takes centre stage in Gunnersbury Park with unrivalled energy after being released from prison three months prior.
My favourite local Brixton boy – producing soulful pieces with the electronic flair constantly collaborating with emerging talent.
She came in full-force to make up for cancelling Coachella earlier this year. Wrapping up the day with mesmerising vocals as the sun sets.
Saturday is a hella more hectic…