So if you’ve been on any of our various social media profiles, which you most certainly should have been, such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram you’ll have seen that we’ve recently got back from representing the Back to Mono brand at The second annual Lost Village Festival on the outskirts of Lincoln. Here’s what I have to say about the experience…
Across the three days of the May bank holiday weekend, the Back to Mono DJ’s, including Mojo20 (of course) and The House of Good were on hand at a brand new secret stage in the middle of the woods, and we were set to play an accumulative 20 hours plus over the whole weekend, and it was nothing short of a pleasure. Kicking things off Friday afternoon til late evening, starting back again Saturday at 12pm until 6pm, doing similar on Sunday and then banding together to close the stage from 9.30pm until 1am it was certainly a tiring experience but a gratifying one as each set by each of our DJ companions was met by hundreds of smiling faces and enthusiastic dancers.
The festival itself was not only an incredible sight of both grandeur but also style and presentation, as each detail as meticulous as the next, no stone unturned when it came to setting a scene and lighting up a festival goers imagination. Music flowed constantly throughout and kept the atmosphere alive at all times and despite (and I don’t have an issue admitting this, you all know what we’re famous for playing) not having the first clue about the difference between hard house, acid house or a semi-detached house with off street parking, each performer had my full attention and sent me away with a whole new appreciation for the genre. It was also a thrill to catch performances by such genius as Fatboy Slim, Jack Garrett, Shohawk duo & Craig Charles. However, it was the acceptance and reassurance by the huge crowds at the Bureau of Lost that really made our weekend. Seeing the Lost Village tribes dancing and singing along to the likes of Frankie Valli, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac & a ton more of the Back to Mono, Transmission & Above Below classics was an absolute joy that’ll never be forgotten.
Post festival blues has never been as intense and real as they have been since us five DJ’s stood together at the end of the festival in front of hundreds of people; friends and strangers alike, and took a final bow for Lost Village 2016. To say we look forward to going back and potentially taking our place back on stage in 2017 is an absolute understatement.
Words by Stuart Green (@mojo20_music)