We descended upon the north to enjoy the splendour of Vevo’s annual Halloween party.
Halloween parties were rife across the weekend and we were treated to an incredible treat up in Manchester, which was this year’s chosen location for Vevo’s annual Halloween bash.
The prestigious Victoria Warehouse, which also plays hosts to the city’s Warehouse Project, was transformed into a mock military base and the 5,000 strong revellers were treated to a terrifying apocalypse maze complete with various undead characters who were hell-bent on terrifying guests who were en-route to the main stage where each of the acts performed, to a sold-out crowd. Stars who performed at the party included show-opener Labrinth, Ella Eyre, Rixton and Gorgon City, who brought along Zak Abel, Laura Welsh and Yasmin to guest vocal on some of their hits.
It was a homecoming gig for the Rixton boys who all hail from the city. Lead singer Jake Roche said “We have a few family and friends coming down and its always special coming back here. The fans go crazy, they lose their mind and we love it.”
‘Waiting All Night’ singer Ella Eyre, who is no stranger to hit collaborations, performed in a full faux-leather clad cat costume and told us about how much she would love to collaborate on a track with Labrinth. “I love the stuff he does – particularly the new stuff. I think out track would be upbeat – he has an amazing energy onstage and I like to move around so it would be really fun”.
Getting into the Halloween spirit, Labrinth, whose emotionally charged new video’ Jealous’ was out this week, told us the extent of just how paranormal his life is. “My pillow went missing from my bedroom the other night but it was just my missus”.
Catch the full show over on www.vevo.com
Photography: Edward T Cooke & Jack Bridgeland.