The wait is finally over, the time for the Sunburn Festival has arrived! This year is my third time at the festival, and boy has it evolved. Walking in you are greeted by an enormous stage that is shaped like a castle, in vivid yellow and orange with a massive visual screen inserted into the design. There are three stages this year, two main stages called The Castle and The Caterpillar, and a third experimental stage called The Rabbit Hole. The festival has other activities to do; if you should tire of the music there are rock climbing walls, a sunset lounge and a seating area. The Magic Market houses around 30 stalls filled with food from around the world to psychedelic paintings and merchandise. My favourite stall is the crepe station, where I ate the most amazing spinach, feta and mozzarella crepe!
By Sue Castellino
Day one saw artists like B.R.E.E.D, Bay Beat Collective, Albin Myers, Nadia Ali and Sultan+ Ned Shepard with many many more incredibly talented artist. The stand out band was Bay Beat Collective who brought the new Dub Step/Drum and Bass wave to the festival. A surprise let down was Nadia Ali, who has a great voice, but to end the day was a bit of a disappointment. Check out the video for snippets of the festival from day 1 with a byte from Anushka Manchanda, Bay Beat Collective.
Percept’s Head count: 15,000 people
Day two was an absolute blow out, there were many artist that brought the roof down. Jalebee Cartel represented India’s EDM movement and played a set unlike any other. Protoculture along with impressive visuals and lights display got the crowd jumping with their beats. It’s not usually the headliners who perform the best, the underdog artist normally stand out more, however Axwell was the headliner who took the crowd to another level. Tune after tune he got the crowd into a frenzy. Take a look at the video for the evidence of a truly great second day.
Percept’s Head Count: 23,000
Psst! Watch LIVE streaming from the Sunburn Festival 2010 here.