Review: Shapes Open Air 2015


A summer in Bristol brings with it promoters who wish to put on some damn good parties outside. With ourselves and Just Jack putting on a rather large and pumping circus on at Motion’s courtyard, it was Shapes‘ turn to put on what was largely an intimate, relaxing and warm musical affair.

Booking some homegrown locals like Sam “Hall of Fame” Hall and the Apex Collective alongside a Highlife Records showcase, People Like Us, the music choices and the crowd in its numbers produced an extremely lovely atmosphere. So great in fact, that a passing cyclist dismounted and proceeded to dance alongside the audience through the chain-link fence for what was probably 20 minutes. Only in Bristol.

Having doused the tarmac basketball courts in straw and put Dan Wild on the burger stall, Shapes hardly needed much more to seal the deal with its patrons. But with tracks like Roman Flügel‘s ‘Sliced Africa‘  and ‘Nothing More To Say‘ by SOPHIE being dropped in the humid overcast, the party continued into the late evening and never dropped in its original joyous proposition.

Closing the day with We Are Family, Shapes once again greatly contributed to Bristol’s consistently glorious day party summer season.

Head to Shapes’ Facebook page to keep up-to-date with their movements this summer festival season.

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