Party-goers hit the park at first LED Festival
PUBLISHED: 16:41 02 September 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.”