Festival on a farm, 110 Above, gave us an instant feel of excitement as soon as we walked up the hidden path, with fairy lights dancing around the letters on the entrance sign, we knew that this weekend was going to be something special.
Firstly, we have to give tremendous credit to the organisers of this year’s line up schedule. Usually, going to a more recognised festival will leave you torn between a couple of your favourite artists and the dilemma of deciding which one to give a miss; and this is very likely to happen on more than one occasion throughout the weekend. Well, there were almost no clashes with artists this year, making it easier for you to see more acts that you really didn’t want to just ‘give a miss’.
The no clash schedule could have indicated that there were going to be parts of the festival that you would be wandering around doing nothing. But this was definitely not the case. 110 left you with activities during the day such as face painting and henna tattoos to get that festival aesthetic; tribal drumming sessions to listen, play or just discover what it’s all about; classical guitar workshops to get a feel for what the instrument can really do; garden games for children and families (or even the adults) and tractors and sun loungers to relax in the beautiful weather we had this weekend.
This year’s 110 Above Festival has provided us with a plethora of new, up and coming artists in the indie music scene. A refreshing breath of air from the Leicestershire countryside, gave us the perfect festival to discover some talent to keep on your radar. So, in no particular order, here are Turtle Tempo’s Top 10 Performances from 110 Above Festival 2017:
Mahalia gave us that urban, acoustic vibe we crave in the middle of the night.
17 is one not to be missed
Seafret’s soothing sound makes you forget about life for just a few minutes
Oceans is that sweet song you might just have a cry to!
The four lads from Reading are bringing disco back to indie music
We can’t get enough of Explore from Sundara Karma
Anteros’ dreamy vocals and fast-paced beats are hard not to dance too
Our pick from Anteros’ tracks is Breakfast
Will Joseph Cook
High energy and infectious rhythm is what you would call Will Joseph Cook
Plastic is our favourite from his debut album, Sweet Dreamer
With a beachy feel, Cassia are that bit of uplifting music you need
100 Times Over is the song we could listen to 100 times over
Prepare to be back in a Quentin Tarantino film whilst listening to this lot
Spinning Wheel by Black Honey is our favourite
Eliza and The Bear
Eliza and The Bear’s feel-good tunes left it impossible to not be having a good time.
We love EATB’s ultra-uplifting It Get’s Cold.
Angsty, rebellious and loud. INHEAVEN are what you need.
Baby’s Alright is the best song for your inner wild child
Melodic guitar riffs and raspy voices makes ISLAND a peaceful listen
Chill and tranquil, Dreaming Of, is our recommendation
And finally, a big thank you to 110 Above Festival for having Turtle Tempo along to experience your wonderful festival!