Run to the Sun 11 Review

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Run to the sun Review 2011 So with much anticipation the 25th Anniversary of RTTS took place in its home of Trevelgue Park in Newquay.  Unmistakable from any other festival and renowned for its vast array of everything VW and fantastic dance music, this year promised to be one to remember especially with the fantastic acts including one of the world's greatest DJ's Eddie Halliwell with the closing set.

The entire site is bustling with activity with everyone keen to get the party started.  Friday night's line up was impressive with old school DJ's such as Micky Finn, Grooverider and Andy C set to wow the crowds.  Approaching the main arena the bass is already impressively driving its way through, hitting you in the face as you enter.  The sound system this year seems to have been tweaked from previous, with a much welcomed clarity.  Dancing in the packed arena are several thousand RTTS fans bouncing on the dance floor to some of the finest beats from the original drum & bass/jungle era.

The highlight of the Friday evening is the personally loved Micky Finn, with a truly awesome and retro set the crowds simply couldn't get enough.

The caravan/campsite was alive by this point with raver's having their own private parties from the back of cars with speakers booming, to decks in caravans and Mc's blasting out on the mic to the small crowds gathering and how shall we say...Avin it! A great way to keep the vibe going all day.

The so called village wasn't much to shout about, this has never been like a normal festival, but that's what keeps it so unique! They don't cram in stalls and overload you with snack wagons! Most seemed perfectly happy making their own entertainment through out the day, this included visiting the beautiful surf town of Newquay for some chillout time which is 10 minutes away.

Saturday's lineup included Alex Wood, Anne Savage, which again proved to be another night to remember.  With the dance floor suspended above an Olympic size swimming pool the arena floor was bouncing (literally).  The welcome return of the Area 51 crew to the stage was greatly appreciated as they entertain the crowds with an array of entertainers from fire jugglers/eaters, huge neon robots, and contortionists one after the other consistently cannot do anything but impress the raver's, gripping the audience's attention to the front of the stage and raring you up for the party.  The night continues in similar fashion only to end with a triumphant set from To the Masses closing the Saturday on the high.

The final day Sunday has come expectedly quickly, most Run to the Sunners head off to the Show and Shine during the day, to advertise there much loved campers/ bugs and customised cars. Some serious time and money has clearly been spent on some of the show and shine's finest displays!

The final day of music and the prospect of the fantastic set from the DJ off the hour Eddie Halliwell was now upon us.  We enter the main Arena!  Every stop is being pulled out, and it is by far the busiest night.  No one wants to miss this much anticipated set from Eddie, and you can feel it's the last night with everyone making the most of it.

Some great fancy dress has come out with the Mario bros raving, to the Smurfs misbehaving! Great outfits all round!  The Area 51 crew once again entertained with an impressive cocktail of the strange and peculiar with human wind up dolls and more. The night continues with Charlie G opening to Eddy Temple Morris pumping everyone up until finally Eddie halliwell lights up the stage with his turntables. Such energy if given out from his energetic performance as he mashes together some of the finest electronic beats to close the night.

Another year of Run to the Sun is over but this one will not be forgotten quickly, this is one to remember!  Let's see what magic the RTTS team will create for us next year.

Published on 01 June 2011 by Wayne Feltham

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