X Music Festival (Cardiff)
X Music Festival, Cardiff, June 12th & 13th
The letter ‘X’ just makes things more exciting doesn’t it? The X games. The X-Men. Xbox. The XX and erm… X-rated cinema. X Music festival in Cardiff is looking set to continue this trend by treating 40,000 people to two days of the best dance music around, featuring drum and bass, Dub, garage and house. Following in the vein of Manchester’s hugely successful ‘Parklife’, it’s almost as if the organisers of X Music have put two fingers up to the trend of dance being confined to the ‘other’ stage and curated a festival that celebrates rather than berates. & ; ;nbs p;
Despite the fact that this is the festival’s debut year, a meticulous amount of planning and effort has gone in to secure renowned artists and DJs such as Annie Mac, DJ Fresh and Eton Messy in a location like the stunning, 130 acre Bute Park. The fact that all the early-bird tickets have already sold out demonstrates just how eager people are to be part of this inaugural event that could well be one of the festivals of the summer.
Two days, five stages and a potent assortment of all sub-genres of dance should have punters frothing at the proverbial mouth. Friday on the Main Stage will see headliner DJ Fresh captivate the crowd with his distinct, rampant rave pop and quite possibly a few scintillating remixes that’ll have you dancing to stuff you didn’t even know you liked. Also on the Friday bill and not to miss is drumstep/drum and bass fave Sub Focus and the balaclava clad Jaguar Skills with his knack of gifting you a sweeping, genre spanning musical journey through one set.
Saturday boasts the talents of Radio 1 DJ and ever the crowd pleaser Annie Mac who’ll be proving why she was fit to take over from Zane Lowe with her eclectic fusion of fresh and favourite tunes. Andy C will also be on the main stage with his pioneering brand of drum and bass that makes him one of the most respected DJ’s around and perfect headliner material. Additionally appearing over the weekend are Krept & Konan, Skepta, Audiojack, Gentlemen’s Dub Club and Hannah Wants.
Why Should I Go?
The first X Music festival looks set to be something special and in offering two days of beats, bass and booze for under fifty quid you can’t really complain can you? If all goes to plan you’ll be getting a club atmosphere outside in the famous Welsh sun, where you can dance till your bum bag falls off.
Info- https://licklist.co.uk/x-music -festival-bute-park-cardiff
By Ford Maddox Brown