Outlines Festival 2017: Saturday’s Top Three

Day 2 of Outlines Festival 2017 got underway on Saturday 4th March, and it promised to be a big one! Here’s my top three.

Day 2 of Outlines Festival 2017 got underway on Saturday 4th March, and it promised to be a big one! Here’s my top three.

Jagwar Ma

And so, to The Leadmill came the Australian the indie-house hybrid phenomenon, and Outlines 2017 headliners, Jagwar Ma. The demand for the trio saw The Leadmill at capacity to watch them close the festival with their unique, genre-bending tunes.

Impossible to stand still to the infectious beats being pumped out, Jagwar Ma soon had the entirety of The Leadmill bouncing and, I imagine, the street outside too. If there was a high level of energy throughout the weekend, it was raised further still before it was rounded out – a feat only achievable by a band of this caliber. A fitting end to a wonderful weekend of music.

Lady Leshurr

Queen of the grime scene, Lady Leshurr, took to the Plug stage Saturday night to meet her adoring public. The Birmingham native guided the Sheffield faithful through an unrelenting set bereft of a dull moment.

Warning the crowd her sets were like workouts, the MC delivered. With help from her backup dancers, the crowd were led through a variety of routines, ranging from the mannequin challenge to mosh pits, all set to her whip-smart bars. One of the most enjoyable performances over the whole of the weekend, Lady Leshurr left everyone a little healthier and, crucially, with a smile on their faces.

Trash

“Festivals are shit!” exclaimed Trash front man, Dan Longmore, upon hearing the band had reached the end of their allotted time. The short pause swiftly ended when the Chesterfield four-piece continued their set, much to the delight of the Plug crowd – and to the dismay of the of the sound engineer.

Those in attendance were fully immersed by Trash’s smooth indie-pop melodies, which gave life to jubilant mosh pits. By far one of the most fun performances over the course of the weekend, Trash were a band who manged to capture the spirit of Outlines.

 

Words by Ryan Newsam

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