Eastern Electrics – a highlight of anyone’s festival season. Morden Park saw the newly transformed weekend festival open its gates once more to thousands of ravers to celebrate house & techno culture on Saturday and all things bass on Sunday.
The organisation from the get go – as expected – was amazing. The second you step foot out of Morden Station, volunteers, clear sign posts guide you to the festival and even portaloos which helps aids in the dreaded 20 min walk to the site, so every little helps.
We were absolutely ecstatic when we saw that there were minimal queues at the gate and everyone got in the festival in rapid time. To make queueing life even easier bottles of water and fans were handed out to make everyone feel more at ease. It’s the small touches that make a festival great!
Eastern Electrics didn’t hold back on sound systems this year as we could hear a solid booming bass coming from the distance and this enticed us into The Switchyard which saw god of house record label – Defected. The stage was completely full at 1pm, just 2 hours after the gates opened! BBC Radio 1 DJ Monki warmed everyone up with a perfect crowd hit ‘Strings of Life’ – Danny Krivit Remix.
Moving onto the mainstage we saw a new industry alias – Elvin Zedo (His other alias worldly known as the UKG & Bass king DJ EZ). His house & techno sound was perfectly executed with still a subtle tone of his DJ EZ sound keeping those bass heavy grooves in his set. As the crowd was getting bigger, the song of the summer ‘XTC’ – Solardo & Eli Brown, was being mixed in and it instantly drew everyone in. A perfect set from Elvin Zedo.
We cannot forget THE POOL PARTY! Eastern Electrics went all out this year and built a custom-made pool stage for revellers to take a quick dip to cool themselves down on the muggy heat of the weekend. Cuckoo Land were the stage hosts and we got to see the likes of Huxley, Max Chapman and Waze & Odyssey. Closing the stage was none other than Hannah Wants going back to her roots playing and old skool set.
Joining the bill was an array of A-List artists ranging from wAFF, Redlight, Sam Divine, Skream, Clapton and MK doing what MK does best, bringing the crowd together closing the mainstage with his No.1 hits.
Eastern Electrics have pulled it out the bag this year and put on a fantastic festival with an absolutely killer line up. We already can’t wait to return to Morden Park for the next one – but for now we will have to see what 2020 will bring!