Infusion Magazine - - LOOKING BACK -

The fam­ily friendly party re­turned for its third of four par­ties be­fore sum­mer, and had the best set up yet: a raft of slides and in­flat­a­bles lined the back of the arena, in­clud­ing a wa­ter slide ( for lit­tle kids only), while the food and drink was all done by tick­ets, mak­ing it quick and easy to get your ice- cold drink or sur­pris­ingly good fes­ti­val grub.

Mu­si­cally, we caught the day time acts from 3pm, with Deep Like res­i­dent Josephine Re­tour throw­ing down a rock solid opener, be­fore Ar­cade 82 stepped up for a live show. They’ve been hon­ing their live show across town re­cently, and it was clear they were in their el­e­ment. With Mark Pickup DJing and on live drums, and Shyam on live vo­cals, they rolled through their deep disco set, with the haunt­ing vo­cals off- set­ting the chunky nu- disco beats. Imag­ine a sun­nier Art Depart­ment, and you’re in the right ball­park. From there Toy­Boys upped the ante, and the vol­ume, driv­ing the mu­sic in a techier di­rec­tion, ready for in­ter­na­tional head­lin­ers Manik and My Fa­vorite Robot. Sadly this re­viewer had to leave at 7.30 due to Daddy du­ties, but we’ll def­i­nitely be get­ting a baby sit­ter for the sea­son closing party on May 9.

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