On Saturday 22 February Centennial Park played host to the 5th anniversary of Electric Gardens.
One of the highlights was Craig David with his widely-praised TS5 show combining his skills as a DJ and live performer. David fused seasoned classics with contemporary anthems for a sprawling party set, drawing upon his extensive background in UK Garage, dance, pop and R&B. 2020 sees the 20 year anniversary of his debut album ‘Born To Do It’, songs from which featured heavily in last night’s set with crowd favourites like ‘Fill Me in’, ‘Walking Away’, and ‘Seven Days’.
I was lucky enough to see his performance, well most of it. I must admit for personal reasons I arrived late but had a great time. It has been a while since I have been to a music festival as, well I am not as young as was. However, I was pleased to see that there were a few 'older' people. I had dressed in the most hippest gear I could muster together only to find that really I was very over dressed as these days it seems to be the less you wear the better! Mind you it did get very warm when you are all dancing around together so I can, to some point see why. I wished I had got there a little earlier to take some photos of some of the costumes people were wearing as some people looked awesome.
Anyway, I did see Craig David and sang along with the crowd. I also saw Armand Van Helden, Pan-Pot and What So Not.
The set up was well done with each stage set so that the sound from each didn't interfere with each other. Also, it gave the Festival goers space so you could sit and chillax for a bit. There were plenty of drink and food vendors too. Plus, a couple of hair raising fair rides that were not for the faint hearted.
I really enjoyed the night and the atmosphere, and will definitely go back next year.