After so long away from dancing, we were delighted to be on the road to Hifields, our first festival in ages.
Chippenham Park in deepest Cambridgeshire was the location and after we made our way down a secluded path, we made it to a musical wonderland. Friendly faces greeted us and ushered us in without any hassle and we soon began exploring the beautiful site, its scenic lake and lush green land.
We started off in the Wonderland Arena with the likes of Sam Supplier laying down the sounds. The sound system was loud and punchy and it felt good to finally be dancing shoulder-to-shoulder with other people.
As always with this festival, there was a broad mixture of sounds on offer, from UK Garage to drum & bass, via house and tech. Garage Nation provided some real bangers and plenty of high-energy sounds with hype man Kofi B getting the crowd really amped up.
Sadly, rain fell across the weekend but that just meant people packed into the tents and raved that big longer. The Warning Big Top was a real doozy with Mollie Collins and Crissy Criss really serving up the big dance anthems before Wilkinson blew the roof off with his big and energetic rollers.
He dropped, as usual, plenty of edits of his own jams and really worked the crowd well, taking them up and down and round and round. Seeing people really cutting loose was special indeed and reminded us how important it is to have communal dance music experiences. Hifields is a boutique and cosy festival with a big heart and should be on your to-do list for 2022.