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Party-goers hit the park at first LED Festival

PUBLISHED: 16:41 02 September 2010

Revellers enjoy David Guetta's headline performance at the London Electronic Dance Festival. Victoria Park, Hackney. Fri 27th Aug 2010

Revellers enjoy David Guetta's headline performance at the London Electronic Dance Festival. Victoria Park, Hackney. Fri 27th Aug 2010

Copyright Peter Gettins

Big names took on big events elsewhere in the country

DANCE music fans braved intermittent rain as Victoria Park took on heavyweight rivals for a new festival over the bank holiday weekend.

Thousands of wellyboot-wearing revellers watched acts including Goldfrapp, David Guetta and Calvin Harris at the inaugural L.E.D. (London Electronic Dance) Festival on Friday and Saturday.

Hackney’s home-grown Professor Green, who has just released a single with pop princess Lily Allen, the recently reformed Leftfield and electronic front-runner Aphex Twin were also on the bill – competing with Liverpool’s clubbing calendar highlight Creamfields, the Reading and Leeds Festivals and the Notting Hill Carnival.

Responding to criticism about the sound quality by some reviewers, a spokeswoman for the organisers said: “The sound in the arenas was fantastic for the whole weekend, but unfortunately when it comes to the main stage, as we are in a London park, there are legal limitations that we have to stay within.”

“We do implement all the technicalities that we can to get the best sound quality for the festival-goers that is possible.”

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