The spring is here again, and over at Dub Bait HQ we’ve been busy prepping for our slot at one of our favourite micro-festivals of the year, the awesome Springstan. It sold out so quickly that we didn’t even get a chance to get it up on here to let you know, but we’re so excited to have been invited back that we just had to shout about the fun that’s gonna go down tomorrow!
Nestled in a magical location in the Welsh Borders Springstan is now entering it’s third year, and has been such a success in that short time that it’s spawned an equally brilliant sister festival Fallstan. Previous events have seen performances from the likes of Warrior One, C.R.S.T., Graphics and Swarms, and this weekend’s line-up is possibly the best yet!
The Dub Bait take-over runs from 12-5am, and representing for DB this year we have Murlo, Larsey, Prymedia and Brocksteady, bringing 5 hours of Dancehall, Soca, Moombah, Trap, Footwork and Tech flavours. We’re also lucky enough to have Festival Founder George Oscar playing his forward thinking House, Disco and 2Step sounds during the DB session.
Elsewhere on the bill, spread over 3 main tents, they have Dn’B heavyweights Amoss, Karnival king Dub Boy, Juke-centric party smashers Das Boot, live Dub Reggae from By The Rivers, the chilled broken-beat of Swarms, dirty Garage/Bassline from The Muskets, as well as Organ Grinder , Cut La Vis, ZIRO, Quartex, Evermoor, Ratcatcher (C.R.S.T.), Wurk Records Showcase, Tenz, Shanti Bass Allstars – the list goes on and on!
And obviously it’s not only about the music – the vibe is perfect, and we can’t wait to get stuck in tomorrow! Check the 2 videos below as a taster (the 1st from Swarms is set to footage of last year’s event, and the 2nd shows a snippet of Prymedia’s mapping projections from 2011) and then keep it on the calendar for 2013!
See you on the other side – with any luck we’ll remember to hit record and have some live sets up on here soon!