New girl on the block Anne-Marie charts her seven Wild Life highlights, from Soul II Soul’s killer set to performing on stage with Rudimental.
Last weekend a new festival was born: Wild Life. The brainchild of Rudimental and Disclosure, with a line up that included the likes of Maya Jane Coles, George Ezra, George Fitzgerald, Gorgon City and Marc Ronson – along with a host of others – we were expecting big things and that’s what we got. Located in Brighton, the festival provided a stellar line up, mouth-watering food outlets and a killer gifting lounge by Velvet House (think gifts from Calvin Klein, Religion and Oh my Love whilst sipping on Freixenet – who could complain?).
With their new 14-track album We The Generation, charted for release this September, festival co-founders Rudimental are killing it on the circuit this summer. It’s no surprise of course, ever since they dropped their critically-aclaimed debut album Home, they have been a chart-topping mainstay on the Brit-music scene. This summer, they’ve launched a brand new record label – Major Toms – and their first signing just happens to be up-and-coming UK singer Anne-Marie. If you’ve seen Rudimental live in the last two years, chances are you’ve seen Anne-Marie too. Having been on tour with the boys, she’s part of the Rudimental family and has even earned herself a slot on We The Generation, featuring on not-yet-released track “Rumour Mill” alongside Will Heard. Here, Anne-Marie talks us through her seven Wild Life Festival highlights.
“COCONUT COCKTAILS ARE THE BEST DRINK FOR FESTIVALS”
“MY FAVOURITE DRESSED HUMAN IS RUDIMENTAL’S DRUMMER”
“THE SOUL II SOUL SET BLEW MY MIND”
“MY FAVOURITE PART OF THE FESTIVAL: DIZZEE JOINING US ON STAGE. HE’S AMAZING.”
“THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL AT THE FESTIVAL. NEED I SAY MORE?”
“THIS HOW MY NIGHT ENDED…WITH THE DEVIL THAT IS McDONALDS!”