Energy Sessions Arena at Leeds Festival


Written by Tshepo Mokoena
Photos and illustrations by Swag Hard, Xav,
22 Monday 22nd August 2011

Delilah (Diplo Vs Plastic Thumbs Booty Version) by Plastic Thumbs

If the sound of hip hop, funk and even some reggae influences make your ears perk up then DJ duo Plastic Thumbs will be one to look out for. Hailing from our very own South London and North Wales, Jonty Storey and Seb Cavill will be on a mission to get people skanking during all of their four sets from Thursday August 25th to Sunday night. Fans of mash-ups featuring Ludacris, Diplo and dirty ragga tunes should make sure to be there for at least one of their sets. Full listing details can be found here.

Dj Fresh

From a young pair to some of the veterans, the Energy Sessions Arena, sponsored by Relentless Energy Drink will also be hosting Bad Company's DJ Fresh. He'll be hot off his success of apparently being the first ever drum and bass song to top the country's charts with "Louder", featuring Sian Evans, and no doubt in the mood to celebrate. Born Dan Stein, this prolific producer and beatmaker will be taking to the Energy Sessions Arena for one day only: catch him at 1am on Friday August 26th for a two-hour set that should perfectly wrap up a big night at the rest of the festival. BBC Radio's Grooverider will also be on the weekend's line-up at the Arena, churning out old school drum and bass to put weak bedroom producers to shame.

Finally, if it's the newbies that get you going then you'll be glad to hear presenter and DJ Goldierocks will be adding her massively energetic set to the Energy Sessions Arena, sponsored by Relentless Energy Drink on the Thursday night at 10pm. With her all-rounder background and history touring as a DJ all over Europe for the last few years, youngster Sam Hall is out to prove she's more than just a pretty face. Bugz in the Attic will also be storming the stage on Sunday August 27th, at 1am. Dance your way into Bank Holiday Monday as the West London collective spin their eclectic mix of dance music styles. With nine guys onboard, it'll be a treat to see who gets behind the decks on Sunday night to wrap up the festival on a high.


Head over to Relentless Energy to find out more about all the acts performing on the Energy Sessions Arena, sponsored by Relentless Energy Drink.

For full line up and stage times at the Energy Sessions Arena, sponsored by Relentless Energy Drink, click here.

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