Grand Master Flash


Grand Master Flash

Grandmaster Flash busted out his original wheels of steel over on the Glow stage Friday evening, treating an enormous crowd to a constantly-morphing mashed-up set of everything from Major Lazer to long-buried classic funk. The Grandmaster had his car stolen a few weeks ago – including a record crate containing armfuls of classic breakbeats he has been carting around the world for decades. If the loss of some of his dustiest vinyl was on his mind, it didn’t show. As the crowd waved their inflatables in the air, it felt like the man who invented scratching was close to perfecting it.

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And now, with the tenth anniversary over, Andy and Ben and everyone on the team would like to take this moment to say a very special thanks.


“From that first tent-pole climbing high-wire act at Abbot Hall Park in Kendal a decade ago, we never believed it would turn into what it has. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to every single person who has, by coming or contributing, made this festival with us.”


See you in the fields for another ten years.


Photographs by Tom Martin, Scott Salt, Lisa Errico, Benjamin Paul, Ian Taylor, Paul Whiteley, Giulia Spadafora and Amy Weightman.
Words by Gavin Haynes. Web development by Andrew Kendall for Digital Photo Gallery. Art direction by Kris Atomic.