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Successfully cementing its place in the festival calendar, Wild Life, in its third year, fortuitously flourished in the best weather since its inception, as hometown-legend Fatboy Slim played his biggest crowd in Brighton for over five years. Diversity amongst the music mirrored the diversity of age, as revellers from as young 10 (accompanied by parents of course) up to their late 40's danced around Shoreham Airport to pop, grime, R&B, house, techno, drum & bass and reggae - though it was Fatboy Slim's headline set on Friday night that managed to bring everyone together for a truly impressive show.
Moving the festival from a Saturday/Sunday to a Friday/Saturday seemed to be a more logical idea and hopefully will be the case perpetually. Friday had its fair share of genres on show, with the Wild Life main stage hosting pop stars George Ezra, Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne, whilst the Tropical stage went grime with Wiley and JME. The Elrow and WHP stages hosted many worthy acts of electronica, including Pete Tong, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Jackmaster, Martinez Brothers and Fatboy Slim.
Naturally festival co-curators Disclosure and Rudimental sneaked in on the line-up, taking a break from headlining the two previous years and crept in on the line-up performing DJ sets on the WHP stage.
Continue reading: Wild Life Festival 2017 Review
Back for the hat-trick, Wild Life festival takes place on the sunny shores of Brighton, showcasing a diversity of music from all genres.
Wild Life was originally curated by Disclosure and Rudimental and this will be the first time neither artist headlines the festival which has paved the way for a host of artists to cement their legacy at what is proving to be a large hit in the UK festival season. Conventionally a Saturday and Sunday festival, the organisers have moved it forward a day early to the Friday and Saturday, allowing both nights to continue just a few hours longer.
There will be six stages this year, including the return of the very popular Warehouse Project Stage (WHP) and the introduction of Elrow - which should be a thoroughly enticing stage to party and rave through the night.
Continue reading: Wild Life Festival 2017 Preview
After winning the Best New Festival Award in 2015, Wild Life was back at Brighton City Airport to now showcase and cement its date in the festival calendar as a major player. To do this, it would need to go one better, bring in something neoteric and exhilarating, whilst also landing some grand-musical heavyweights. They arrived in the form of grime's latest stars Stormzy and Skepta, American vets Ice Cube and Busta Rhymes, and pop artists Bastille.
It was the former N.W.A lyricist who had the crowd trembling at his figure tips though. Supported by no more than his son (not O'Shea Jackson who plays his father in Straight Outta Compton), Ice Cube was the penultimate act on Sunday's main stage and stole the show. The set of the weekend, despite co-curators Disclosure and Rudimental headlining the festival for successive years.
With both Stormzy and Skepta having tracks appear ubiquitously over all radio stations, this was their moment to shine, their moment under the spotlight. They appeared on the main stage Saturday and Sunday respectively and both seemed to revere their audience from the first moment, with Stormzy indicating it was the biggest and best crowd he had every performed at - it probably was for Skepta too.
Continue reading: Wild Life Festival 2016 - Live Review
With the festival season fully under way, Wild Life returns for its second installment, reappearing on the south coast at Brighton City Airport (known locally as Shoreham Airport)
After winning the Best New Festival at last years UK Festival Awards, co-curators Rudimental and Disclosure are set to do it all again, establishing a name for themselves at the festival, making sure everyone knows it is theirs, giving it their own cultural identity.
The two-day festival that spreads across the weekend of June 11th and 12th provides no camping, but a music festival that transcends generic boundaries, a diverse line up that attracts and appeals to all ages. From James Bay to Skepta, Jack Garratt to DJ EZ, Wild Life is showcasing its multifarious taste, despite Earth Wind and Fire pulling out.
Continue reading: Wild Life Festival 2016 - Preview
After the success of the inaugural Wild Life Festival last year, it is unsurprisingly back again with a line up boasting some huge names.
Mimicking the variety of 2015, the festival curators have specifically chosen a festival bill that amalgamates all genres of music, appealing to musical fans of all ages and all walks of life.
Joining the headliners will be hip hop heavyweight veterans Ice Cube and Busta Rhymes, showcasing how rap is done on the west coast, whilst Stormzy and Skepta will represent the London's rap and grime scene down on the south coast.
Continue reading: Rudimental And Disclosure Return For Wild Life Festival 2016
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