High Definition Festival 2014: A fantastic rural romp

17:00 08 July 2014

The Toolroom Knights tent at High Definition 2014

The Toolroom Knights tent at High Definition 2014

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Happy smiling revellers descended on beautiful scenic surrounds for a lovely little festival in the countryside at the weekend.

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The High Definition Festival, at Eridge Park, in Tunbridge Wells, on Saturday, featured crowd-pleasing sets from superstar DJ Carl Cox, rising star Mark Knight and techno ambassador Marco Carola, under largely tranquil skies.

Not that heavy rain would have deterred festivalgoers, who eagerly bounced and whooped along to the spinners’ epic electronic selections.

Carl Cox and Marco Carola ended proceedings on the main stage with a storming back-to-back set complete with pyrotechnics and green streaking lasers which caused hands to shoot skywards.

Meanwhile Mark Knight’s Toolroom Knights tent was an uptempo paradise and slamming big room house tracks bounced off the canvas walls and ravers leapt up and down.

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The self-contained haven of dance music was well-organised and attended and even catered for campers in the midst of the lush greenery of Eridge Park.

The soundtrack to the main arena was deep and techy, with MK’s infectious ‘Burning’, Oliver Deutschmann’s ‘Breakdown’ and TKNO’s rolling and summery ‘Proxy’ featuring in Coxy’s well-received solo performance.

Other musical tastes were also catered for with the ‘Epidemik – The Seven Ages of Rave’ tent priding ‘old skool’ dynamite from luminaries such as Ratpack.

And other, more eclectic, tents were also in evidence.

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Funfair rides, including a reverse bungee, completed the wonderland vibe.

High Definition was certainly a clear demonstration of where dance music is it right now and was a small, but perfectly-formed, festive rural romp.

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