The north’s newest festival finished off its second year of sun drenched music at Lancaster’s Williamson Park last Saturday night, much loved Liverpudlian headliners The Zutons graced the stage for the final performance of another successful year for Highest Point – playing a generous set list of back catalogue we saw tracks such as Valerie, Zuton Fever and Why Wont You Give Me Your Love?
Leading up to the Zutons we saw performances from the likes of Feeder, Stealing Sheep, Dutty Moonshine Big Band and Passmore gracing the main stage and I have to say that Dutty Moonshine were absolutely fantastic, a 14 piece outfit that combine Jazz with Grime & Hip-hop, think 1920’s Wild West meets 2019’s Grime scene. Please give these guys a listen, I promise you will not be disappointed.
Not to mention Feeder putting on a solid performance with a mixture of classics like ‘Buck Rodgers’ to this years new release of ‘Fear of Flying’
1970’s Philadelphia formed, Sister Sledge closed the Friday night with a performance that even after over 40 years in music was still one hell of a performance, now with their sons in tow! For ‘She’s the Greatest Dancer’ they pulled a few excited audience members onto the stage for a dance and closed the performance with their biggest hit ‘We Are Family’
This year saw 110 Artists perform over 5 stages, the BBC introducing stage gave us glimpses of some great emerging artists including the likes of Anna Calvi, Twisted Wheel, Y.O.U.N.G, Charlotte OC and Ovvls, in the unique surroundings of the elevated park – with sweeping views across Lancaster, Morecambe Bay and beyond to the Lake District hills. It really is a one of a kind music festival, the park feels almost like the Narnia of music festivals, with stages like ‘The Dell’ and ‘Gin & Disco’ hidden in the woodland centre of the park.
I think we will be seeing bigger and better things from this festival in the years to come.