Drum and Bass star produces energy and excitement as packed crowd celebrates New Years…
As the show got underway there wasn’t much you could do to bring more excitement and anticipation to the party. New Years Eve always has a special feel to it and tonight was no different, there was a packed line up in two rooms at the o2 Institute in Birmingham, the perfect ingredients for an amazing night ahead.
Full Kontakt started proceedings as the doors opened and fans started taking their place in the main room, the impressive set got bodies moving and drinks flowing, the lights and smoke started to set the atmosphere. Next up were Camo and Krooked, the producer and artist duo from Austria, they’re no strangers to stages of this size and it wasn’t long before they had the crowd reaching new levels of excitement, their MC bounced around the stage and made sure that nobody stood still, they’ve got an impressive catalogue of music and made sure to play plenty of fan favourites.
When Camo and Krooked departed the stage there was only a couple of minutes left until midnight, you could almost taste the atmosphere as Wilkinson and MC Ad-Apt took their place in front of the screaming fans who joined in the countdown to midnight. As the clock struck 12 the stage was lit up with pyrotechnics and a huge blast of confetti, accompanied by a remix of the timeless ‘Still’ by Dr Dre.
Wilkinson was full of energy and excellent value for money as he played for well over an hour, maybe even closer to two hours. At one point it felt like every song he played was the crowds favourite of the night, making sure to include his hits ‘Afterglow’ and ‘Take You Higher’.
As the night moved on Matrix and Futurebound took over duties on the stage, followed by DJ SS who played until what some might consider breakfast time, a special mention to the crowds who stayed out this long, dancing and having so much fun. It was a pleasure being part of this show and being able to capture some amazing moments from it, 2016 was upon us and that might just have been the perfect welcome.