Review: elrow Town

elrow Town London, a kaleidoscope of colour filled with mesmerising production and out of this world characters bringing a festival to life. Now, if you read our review last review we predicted that they might expand in 2019 to a bigger and better venue… and they did JUST THAT! Last week Trent Park opened its gates to the world-renowned club brand elrow for one day of fluorescent colour and music.

Making the change from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was a genius move as the larger scale festival means they had much bigger scope for their distinctive production of stilt walkers, glitter cladded dancers, and confetti cannons!

Saturday 17th August saw 25,000 fans descend onto what was going to be elrow’s biggest UK show. Teasing us with the line up at the announcement stage of the show, we were blessed to hear that none other than Paradise boss Jamie Jones will be this year’s headliner for the ‘wacky’ spectacular!

LWE festivals are always perfectly organised, with everything taken into consideration for the fans that makes the whole experience more enjoyable. We we’re quickly through the lanes at the gate and greeted by fun and enthusiastic volunteers, welcoming us as we embark on the extravaganza. There’s something about elrow that as soon as you step through the gate you are somewhat transported into a magical wonderland – and no doubt it’s that feeling which is what brings back the ravers every time.

We didn’t think it was possible for elrow to outdo their stages last year, nonetheless they fully delivered this year with their ‘Rowmudas’ theme! The mainstage was a huge kraken battling megaship looming with sea creatures, and elongated palm trees dancing in beat with the music. The sunshine wasn’t predominately on our side at this year’s elrow Town London, but this in no way stopped the morale of the ravers soaking up the music and embracing the hurricane of confetti.

Chart toppers Camelphat begun to play as the day started to come to then end and prepare us for the closing set, their eclectic track choice mixed with unheard gems and their world renown tunes made a perfect set to watch the sunset and see the stage come to life.

We had the honour of enjoying a 3-hour extended set from none other than Solid Grooves bossman Michael Bibi, his unique chunky bass heavy sound had the ‘El Bowsque Encantado’ stage booming and the streamers jumping in the air.  

elrow Town London is now a hotspot in the London festival scene and it is one that can’t be missed. Every year they expand and improve and it only gets better. We can’t wait to see what show they will be putting on for us in 2020 but we know it’s going to be a show stopper!

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