There can be no better way to spend your bank holiday weekend than being at a music festival. We Are Fstvl took place on 28 and 29 May 2016 at Upminster, London bringing a glimpse of British summertime to the Airfield of Dreams.
On a day filled with acts and artists from upcoming to acts to those who have been DJing for decades, the day was predominantly owned by the legendary DJ that is Fatboy Slim. The successful dance producer's career spanning set included reworked tracks such as Praise You. Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim's stage presence kept the audience alive the addition of fire machines, a confetti blaster and smiley face blow up balls all added to the atmosphere.
Track Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat saw the volume turned up playing Calvin Harris' remix of the song whilst 1997 release Renegade Master brought the old school dance to the We are Fstvl attendees. Fatboy Slim's DJ sets leave no song unturned with The Sugarhill Gang's Apache (Jump On It) just one of the many additions. The set marked the end of day one and left the audience with high expectations set for the Sunday.
The second part of the festival saw Craig David presents TS5 bring his chart topping success to We Are Fstvl. Craig mixed tracks as well as singing both covers and his own releases including recent 2015 success When the Baseline Drops featuring Big Narstie. Tracks such as TLC 1999 release No Scrubs which got the audience singing along on a Sunday afternoon as well as Rihanna's recent release Work was covered brilliantly vocally from the garage artist. Craig played throwback track 7 Days from his 2000 release Born to Do it which gave the singer recognition with his versatility mixing old school with R&B.
DJ Snake's was the warmup act for Steve Angello and his set was a little uninspired, it often felt messy and didn't manage to reach the levels of Tchami who got the crowd into a frenzy as the sun was about to set. The French DJ played critical acclaimed track Promesses which received a great reaction from the festival goers being one of the highlights across the weekend.
Radio 1 and high profile DJ Danny Howard took to the main stage showing off his dance DJ credentials to a sell-out crowd. Danny Howard is a complete natural and kept the audience's energy levels up with new and recent releases.
Headliner Steve Angello closed the main stage with a set which can only be described as magical. As one third of one of the biggest dance supergroups of all time Angello lived up to the headliner performance and expectation; pyrotechnics, lighting and fireworks all helped him close a successful weekend at We are Fstvl.
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