So the heat is on, quite literally, with all these amazing summer Festivals and scorching heat. Glastonbury was brilliant with our live broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra going down a storm. We were also blown away by the mixing skills and bionic energy of DJ Skrillex, who treated us to a surprise performance and mashed up our Gully stage, despite the fact that he was competing with the Rolling Stones.
Thanks to all the nutty ravers who have come along to party and break out this summer, starting with Ram Jam at Parklife, Manchester in early June right down through the summer… Beachbreak in Cornwall, Lovebox in London, Sheffield Tramlines, Lounge On The Farm in Kent, Secret Garden in Cambridge, the evergreen Womad in Wiltshire and and Camp Bestival down in Dorset.
Big love goes out to all the people of the Salento region, in south Italy, who came to my annual beach promenade party in Cassalabate on the Adriatic coast… It was a fantastic night, and big up Rankin Lele, Papa Louis and the members of Sud Sound System for mashing up the place.
Still to come, we have the now legendary Bestival on the Isle Of Wight, Outlook in Croatia and the only reggae and dub festival in the UK, which is One Love in Essex. I am also looking forward to my first time up at the Beacons Festival in North Yorkshire plus Leeds and Reading Festivals.
I will also be at Shambala Festival in Northamptonshire on the Sunday night of that Bank Holiday weekend 23-24-25 August. Then, all roads lead to Notting Hill Carnival for the appearance of Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley and his brothers Stephen and Julian and guests at the Red Bull Music Academy Sound System on Monday 26th August.
Give me some signal if you are at any of the above…
Enjoy the sunshine and the festival raving.