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50 pictures of the 2021 Hifields Festival held in Cambridgeshire




By Rob Chadwick

After so long away from dancing, we were delighted to be on the road to Hifields, our first festival in ages.

The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey

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.

The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey

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.

The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey

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.

The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey

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.

The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey

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.

The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey
The 2021 Hifields Festival. Picture: Chris Harvey

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