Wildlife festival, created by Rudimental and Disclosure, returned triumphantly for a third year to Brighton City Airport with a number of huge headliners last weekend.
Among the artists performing at Wildlife were Brighton legend Fatboy Slim, Dizzee Rascal, Stormzy, JME, George Ezra, Disclosure, Rudimental, Armand Van Helden and Giggs.
Cultivation attended Wildlife, it was a stunning, vivid festival full of brilliant artists who all gave top performances for the large crowds.
On Friday, the main stage was host to Jess Glynne, George Ezra and Chaka Khan – Cultivation didn’t attend these artists as we were in the Tropical tent where J Hus, AJ Tracey, Wiley, Preditah and JME were performing to the wild crowds. Among the throng of people was one festival goer who had both of his front teeth knocked out in a mosh pit – yet kept on going and rapping along to JME.
The WHP stage (a enormous stage with a large lighting display) hosted the headliners Rudimental (co-organisers) and Fatboy Slim on Friday evening. Both drew in huge crowds and performed quality DJ sets to accompany the brilliant light shows of the stage.
Elrow Sambodromo Do Brasil was the name of another of the colossal tents. Here, DJ’s performed throughout the day in a tent filled with confetti, dancers, inflatable toys and hallucinogens. On Friday, among the DJ’s were, The Martinez Brothers, Jackmaster and Jamie Jones. On Saturday, Mark Maya, George Privatti and Joris Voorn were some of the more well-known DJ’s performing to the lively crowd.
The second day of Wildlife festival once again had a buoyant, festive feel to it, similar to the first. On the main stage, Rag’n’Bone Man gave a hypnotizing performance while later in the day Damian Marley, Stormzy and Dizzee Rascal all gave exciting, dramatic performances to the animated crowd.
The Sounds Of The Near Future tent, formerly the Tropical tent, was host to many promising artists who had a chance to show their talent to the eager festival goers. One standout performances from this tent came from Mura Masa who mixed his mellow vibe with hip hop .
On Saturday evening a vast number of festival goers congregated at the WHP stage where the festival co-organisers Disclosure performed alongside Armand Van Helden in a breathtaking performance accompanied by a dazzling light show once again. This was a fantastic end to a stunning festival.
By Greg Kennedy
And a special thanks to Rudimental and Disclosure who provided a group of us with a number of free VIP tickets.