First year in Morden Park is a sell-out success with 17,000 part of the South London EE takeover. Carl Cox’s homecoming, Hot Since 82 in the Switchyard, Skreamizm, Defected Records, Rinse FM and more....
Fresh from a South London takeover that saw 17,000 party people descend on Morden Park, Eastern Electrics would like to say a big THANK YOU to all those who have helped make it’s latest edition it’s strongest outing in history. Across seven incredible stages, fifty + artists soundtracked the EE day out, playing everything from techno to disco and garage to grime with stage hosts ranging from house heroes Defected Records to iconic radio station Rinse FM. A sell out success in a brand new home, this year has further cemented Eastern Electrics place as a jewel in the festival crown for electronic music lovers in the capital.
Highlight sets came from Mr Carl Cox, who celebrated his birthday at Eastern Electrics with a stellar headline set filled with visual madness and pyrotechnics galore. Thousands flocked to see Carl holding it down on the Main Stage, and it was epic. On the other side of the site, Eastern Electrics’ much loved industrial Switchyard stage was a belter, hosted by the Knee Deep In Sound crew, with Hot Since 82 closing. A festival favourite, Skreamizm was packed out by 12pm with a host of talent - secret guests Solardo smashed it, and newcomers JonJose and Celino finished to a 4,000 person round of applause. Rinse FM was a rowdy affair all day, with the return of garage pioneers Heartless Crew and My Nu Leng a standout set too. Steve Lawler and his team kept the Viva Warriors stage bouncing all day, plus Defected showed the crowds why they are house gods with a dream line up of label talent, including first lady Sam Divine, Sonny Fodera and Sandy Rivera, plus more.
Outside of the music, there was lots to see and do at the new site, with fairground rides, the Tropical Tea Party area and the Electric City providing an alternative space for revellers. A sight to behold, it was all glitter, sparkles and smiles in the arena decorated as a tropical playground. Pop-up food stands, cocktail bars, fancy dress stands and more was all to be discovered onsite - a magical wonderland of festival fun. VIP ticket holders were treated to special treatment in the closed off special space.
Eastern Electrics would like to say thank you to those who have been a part of the adventure - attendees, artists, partners, staff, Morden Council, the local authorities and more who’ve helped to make EE 2017 the best yet. And to Carl Cox for making it his own birthday party, it’s been great to celebrate with a legend. It’s been a smooth move into the new Morden home, and EE can’t wait to start planning next year.
Published on 09 August 2017 by wayne feltham