In Photos: Lovers of Loud United for Noisily Festival 2016Article by: Marcus Barnes|@mgoldenbarnes
Wed July 13, 2016 | 00:00 AM
Noisily Festival 2016 promised to be a feast for the senses way before it kicked off, with organizers pulling out all the stops to make it the best one yet. A combination of superb music, outstanding art and a ragtag bunch of bass-loving music and fancy dress enthusiasts all gathered together deep in the English woodlands made this one we were keen to keep an eye on. As expected, glowing reports flooded in from our sources at the event and, fortunately, the typically unpredictable British weather seemed to hold up all the way through the festival's four-day run (though there was a little bit of rain here and there). A shower of positive feedback came our way: "fantastic", "brilliant", "magical", "unforgettable" – need we say any more?
Here, drum-and-bass, techno, house, electro, glitch, breaks and progressive dance music form this raw, back-to-nature rave, where a diverse, potent mix of candy ravers, house gangsters, and progressive freaks rub shoulders in the spirit of one united love: noise. Loud, unabashed noise.
It’s all put on without a hint of corporate sponsorship for miles; those trusting enough to give up their amenities and brave the boonies are rewarded thoroughly. Free of ads, cookie-cutter hot dog stands and draconian entry queues, festivla-goers have an unforgettable time. Noisily shuns overselling the space to keep things intimate, small and refreshingly real. Seriously, what other festivals can you hang out with visiting UFOs and chow down on some grub in their cosmic kitchen? Exactly.
For proof of just how special the festival was, check out the images below, which illustrate the enchanting nature of the event and its diverse festie following. From far away, you might think you were looking at a West Coast transformational festival, but no. This is one of the prime festival events the UK has to offer.
Photo by: Pierre Ekman
Photo by: Nick Caro