Flying Vinyl Festival 2017 – The Review

Running in its second year Flying Vinyl Festival, which was created by the founders of vinyl subscription box ‘Flying Vinyl‘, is another great one-dayer festival to add to your musical calendar.

On Saturday 8th April, Flying Vinyl Festival hit up the Oval Space in East London to showcase a great line up of indie acts and to officially start festival season.

First to hit up the stage were Yassassin band. The London girls kicked off the festival in style with their fun alt rock sounds.

They seemed to have a brilliant time on stage and you can clearly tell that these ladies are a group of friends that genuinely love making great music together.


Next performer came in form of Oxford singer songwriter Willie J Healey who amazed the crowd with his amazing voice.

Throughout his performance it became apparent that Willie J Healey had mastered the craft of switching up his set with slow chilled out tracks and tearing up the place in the next second with a massive rock banger like his recent single ‘Greys’.

Sun shine was filling the Oval Space and the fans happily danced along to Willie J Healey’s indie rock bangers.


After a pint on the sunny balcony it was time to head back in and catch Anteros on stage.

The London four-piece treated the Flying Vinyl punters to some catchy indie pop that would most definitely get you dancing.

Singer Laura Hayden has an unbelievable great stage presence and easily draws you in while belting out Anteros new single ‘Drunk’. Highlight of their set was feel-good anthem ‘Breakfast’ that matched the sunny weather perfectly and had the crowd singing and dancing along.


One of the festival highlights was definitely seeing Dream Wife tearing up Oval Space.

On first sight these charming three ladies look like they couldn’t harm a fly, but once on stage they blow you away with their loud and unadulterated funky tunes.

Never one to keep their mouth shut, Dream Wife’s lyrics focus on girl power and feminism and they surely have found an audience for their riot girl anthems.

The Oval Space was nicely packed for the Dream Wife set and their recent single ‘Somebody’ went down oh so well with the Flying Vinyl Festival punters.

Front woman Rakel Mjöll screamed her heart out during the performance of ‘FUU’ resulting in a big mosh pit and loyal fans screaming the lyrics back to her.

A quick recharge at the bar and a visit at the food stall was most definitely needed after that heated performance.


Keeping up the rocking vibes were Manchester lads Spring King. A drumming front man is probably not the norm when it comes to rock bands, but Tarek Musa pulls it of effortlessly.

Going in straight for the kill Spring King treated their loyal fans to the likes of ‘Detroit’ and ‘City’ sending Flying Vinyl Festival over the edge. A massive mosh pit instantly erupted, which later upon Tarek cheering on the fans, transformed into a wall of death.

Throughout their entire performance energy levels were at a high, both band and fans seemed to have the time of their lives.

Taking it back a notch, Spring King put on a great show for ‘Coming After You’, which saw front man Tarek Muso jumping into the pit and getting close up and personal with the fans, who instantly thanked him with beautifully singing of the chorus.

Spring King’s performance peaked during the last two songs of their set, ‘Who Are You?’ and ‘Rectifier’ which saw Oval Space totally lose it.


Flying Vinyl Festival was a big success! So many great bands played that day, the time in between sets was spent sun bathing and chucking craft beer on the terrace.

There surely is no better way to spend a Saturday than with amazing live music and loads of sun shine.

Thanks Flying Vinyl for putting on such a great event!


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