Well, what a weekend! My first time attending Mint Festival, but the sixth year for the festival itself, this year being held at Stockeld Estate near Wetherby. With a pretty stacked lineup across five primary stages, along with a few smaller tents and areas with DJ’s playing all day there was no shortage of chances to party wherever you found yourself. Highlights for me over the course of the day were Bobby O’Donnell and Elliot Adamson getting things going on the Edible stage and Enzo Siragusa B2B with Archie Hamilton a little later on the outdoor System stage which then welcomed the hotly anticipated first set from Seth Troxler going B2B with Craig Richards.
More treats were to be had in each arena once darkness had fell with the respective headline acts rounding things off. I stuck around the System stage to see Ricardo Villalobos before heading back to the Edible arena to see the night out watching Troxler, The Martinez Brothers and Eats Everything close things out in style. Elsewhere on the ‘Knee Deep In Sound’ stage Hot Since 82 headlined and Hannah Wants wrapped thing up on ‘No Curfew’s stage – both of whom I’d liked to have seen play but sadly there are always going to be clashes of set times. Other artists I’d have liked to have seen were Loco Dice , Patrick Topping and Tobias. Special mention goes out to the little Red Bull tent which was putting some absolutely banging tunes out all day long. Not sure who was who playing there at what time but everytime I wandered past it was going off!
Had a great weekend and will be back next year for sure… Mint Festival 2018!