Leeds Festival 2022 // Sunday // Review

2022 // Saturday 27th August // Leeds Festival

Moshmag Review by Jimmy Tins

Its hard to escape the feeling that the festival had been building for today. The Leeds earlier risers were treated to a gorgeous Yorkshire morning, all mist and sunshine. However, judging by heavy bass lines still reverberating from the Piccadilly Party well into Sunday morning, one or two are likely to have treated themselves to a Sunday morning lie in.

Us early birds were spoilt for choice. The Sherlocks (East) and Dayglow (West) opened the Main Stages. However MoshMag plumped for Police Car Collective in the BBC Radio 1 Dance tent. Littered with last nights tickertape a small but loyal band of fans assembled to witness a lively set from the Liverpool act. Afterwards we caught up with the guys, you can read our interview here check back soon for our interview.

The Lathums’ cheerful indie pop was next up on the Main Stage West reminding us (if not literally singing) how beautiful life can be. There’s something undeniably lovable about the Wigan four piece, our review is up now (hyperlink).

If you could see through the sea of mobile phones, the absolutely stunning Madison Beer packed out the BBC Radio 1 Dance Tent. Madison’s 2018 EP was titled As She Pleases, which seems a fitting description for someone who delighted her legion of young fans during her 14.25 set. We’re nothing if not diverse.

The next stop for MoshMag was a return to more familiar ground. Fontaines D.C. are quite simply an excellent festival band. It doesn’t feel like Fontanines DC’s turn on the headline slot is a long way off.

Transporting the huge afternoon crowd from a sunny summers festival field in Yorkshire across the water to a damp, dark night in Dublin. Many a critic has suggested that Fontaines D.C. are to Dublin what the Smith’s were to Manchester, chronicling a darker meaner side of the city hidden from visitors. If that’s true, they’re not making the Dublin Tourist Board’s job any easier. Fontaines Dublin City (clever name huh?) sounds absolutely terrifying.

From the Lathums to Madison Beer from Madison Beer to Fontaines DC. From Fontaines DC back to the dance tent. MoshMag were back and forth like a…what’s the word…? PENDULUM! and their 19.05 (not-so-secret) secret set always promised to draw a huge crowd. Pendulum have been going for a very long time now and it’s to this reporters shame this was the first time I’d taken them in. You don’t so much listen to a Pendulum set as partake in it. I definitely should have seen them earlier.

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