Live at Beacons Festival 2012 on Sunday, 19th August 2012
[Follows on from our review of Saturday at Beacons 2012]
The final day of a festival always get me emotional, either because you realise it's time to go home and have the luxury of a shower or quite frankly your fed up with the rain and wellies. Either way, I headed towards the afternoon to the Greendales Stage, to stay out of the rain, and saw DJ Huxley.
The DJ from Herefordshire is rated highly by Resident Advisor and compared to likes of Sunday headliner, Maya Jane Coles. As happened on Friday at this point the message broke out that, due to unforeseen circumstances, Lunice was forced to pull out. This, unfortunately for Beacons, meant two big pull outs on the Greendales Stage. However, for 4 in the afternoon this is the busiest I've seen the tent all weekend. DJ Huxley catered to the crowd's needs, playing his remix of 'Reckless With Your Love' by Azari & III and anthem of the summer 'Au Seve' by Julio Bashmore. Top effort for the middle of the day, rounding off the weekend perfectly.
An incredible effort from Beacons, considering the failure of so many specialist festivals this year. The weather thankfully held off for the organisers and attracting a stellar line up, whether it be for House, Noisy, Indie or purely for the arts and craft. A selection of ales available and a great variation of local food vendors providing another individual element to Beacons.
Something I quickly picked up on was that Beacons was the friendliest festival I've been too. There was no trouble from any of the festival goers, reasonably helpful security and vintage clothing stores and arts and craft tents to please all.
Definitely a must for next year and for the ridiculously cheap price of £65, who can complain? Just do it!