Set in the prestigious Knebworth House estate, Eastern Electrics delivered what was a truly unique experience. Years past have seen legends grace Knebworth and 10 years on since Robbie Williams performed, Electronic music put its stamp on the historic pastures. The brainchild of head honcho Rob Star, the 3 day festival brought together some of the hottest names on the scene at the minute. Covering House, Electronica and Techno, Eastern Electrics knocked down genre diversity and blended everything seamlessly into one.
Friday on the Eastern Electrics stage saw one of the biggest names around take control of the decks in the shape of Maya Jane Coles. Delivering one of the best sets of the weekend and the release of her debut album a few weeks prior has help her, cement herself as one of the best female DJ’s on the circuit. Once it got dark it was all about the Dirtybird stage. Encased in what seemed like endless unused metal containers the stage was set for the night to start off with Shadow Child and end with the Bristolian House heavyweight Eats Everything.
The weekend consisted of some amazing live performances from German legends Moderat (Friday) and the House superplayers Hot Natured (Saturday). Saturday got a little bit more underground with the likes of Josh Wink and Roman Flugel taking to the decks as well as Crosstown Rebels having a stage. One thing for certain though, Sunday was all about House music.
With over 100 DJ’s and acts performing over three days. Sunday evening saw quite possibly the most legendary take to the Eastern Electrics stage. Sunday’s headliners were none other than Masters At Work backed up by deep house pioneer Kerri Chandler.
Eastern Electrics 2013 was an amazing spectacle. The lineup is important for festivals but also the little details like the production of each stage. Put these together and and you have a beautiful dance festival called Eastern Electrics. Bring on 2014!