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Review: We Are FSTVL (Saturday)

Read our review of the first day of We Are FSTVL 2017 - featuring performances from Craig David and more

Review: We Are FSTVL (Saturday)

We Are FSTVL 2017

James Gilmore

W!ZARD News Author

We Are FSTVL returned this year for its 5th anniversary celebrations that touted a huge and varied lineup and camping for the first time.

The festival has run for the last four years and has seen headliners such as Fatboy Slim, DJ Fresh, Sigma and Disclosure. This year was no different, with Craig David headlining alongside Jonas Blue in the Terminal 1 tent.


Craig David brought his iconic TS5 DJ set to We Are FSTVL, playing a mix of fan favourites and tracks from upcoming British acts.

Kurupt FM, who have made a name for themselves from their hilarious mockumentary on BBC “People Just Do Nothing”, also made an appearance and played even more garage and old school tracks back to back. Both sets were energetic and were highlights of Saturday’s sets.


Other acts to grace the main stage included, Terminal 1, included Tchami, Armand Van Helden, Gorgon City and Jonas Blue. Terminal 1 was the biggest main stage We Are FSTVL has ever hosted, as part of their extended capacity due to high ticket demand this year. In fact, tickets for the Saturday and the Sunday line-ups sold out in record time.

We Are FSTVL’s Saturday line-up was one of the most diverse we’ve ever experienced, putting Drum & Bass, Techno, Garage, Grime and House DJs/acts back to back. There was something for everyone. Particular highlights were the Drum & Bass and Baseline DJ’s TQD, My Nu Leng and DJ Zinc, who took the crowd back to his Jungle roots.


TQD played a host of tracks from their new album ‘UKG’ and DJ Q from his mixed playlist “Pure Bassline” including the remixed ‘Connecta’ that matched the scorching weather with carnival vibes straight from Brazil.

Section Boyz, the upcoming rape and grim collective, ended their set with their 2015 album “Dont Panic” with fan favourites ‘Lock Arf’ and ‘Trapping Ain’t Dead’ in what was an energetic and colourful performance.


We look forward to Sunday’s acts including W!ZARD Radio Station favourites Defected In The House and the festival fan favourite stage, from Hospitaity.

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