We headed out to Glade a few weekends back and went a bit nuts. Luckily, Glade is the right place to go nuts at, and everyone else was doing it as well. So we fitted in well.
Set in the idyllic, beautiful surroundings of Houghton Hall in Norfolk another epic Glade Festival smashed it. The weather held off to give festival goers the sunshine they needed to make it one, gigantic, massive, big, party.
With spectacular mind-bending visuals and activities the festival made sure no-one went home disappointed. There was a new layout and new areas including the woodland which held the Meteor Stage which certainly made you feel like you were on another planet. Incredible sound with the underfloor bass and beautiful uplighting into the forest made it a stage to remember. Also nestled in the woods was the liquid stage and there were even hot tubs. Yes, hot tubs. Imagine the fun to be had there, and luckily no brown trout to avoid, which is a miracle in itself.
Music delights included the Origin stage constantly playing out unforgetable psy trance. Dillinger played an outstanding D&B set on the Saturday night which was well received by the packed out crowd in the Overkill stage.
Submotion Orchestra and Dub Pistols played amazing live sets on the Glade Stage which housed the most impressive lights and visuals of the weekend. JFB and McMash Clan deserve a mention for the bass heavy crazy combination of tunes that kept everyone’s feet moving. With the some of the most innovative electronic music there was plenty to keep you dancing until the sun came up across the most perfect festival site. Stanton Warriors and Toddla T rocked it Sunday afternoon with some amazing jump up music. It was perfect for the Sunday. Rusko unfortunatley couldn’t make it due to illness but High Rankin certainly made up for it.
As usual the local lads from Bristol with the dance off stage was pure entertainment from start to finish with their wit and charm inspiring everybody and anybody to get up and dance.
Sound quality and pyrotechnics impressed throughout the festival bringing not just ‘music to your ears’ but an added visual element as well.
Festival goers certainly made an effort to bring the party together which wouldn’t have been the same without the imaginative get ups and true works of art that were spotted wandering about the site.
Another unforgettable festival. Bring on next year….