The Faversham played host to Frontlines’ inaugural A Night In The Forest, a series of events that sees well known venues transformed into ‘enchanted forests’. Frontline surfaced from the Linear club night that brought the likes of Panda and Bondax to the popular Leeds venue; Wire and their events are tinged with a unique twist, sure not to disappoint.
Party goers were encouraged to join an adventure and lose themselves in the wilderness. With Breach headlining the proceedings, The Faversham was dressed up in woodland decor with the two rooms reflecting an enchanting wonderland; all the makings for an unforgettable night. A Night In The Forest was particularly unique as it offered more than simply stomping to a DJ, with the back room of the venue transformed into a woodland bouncy castle, taking ravers back to their childhoods and leaving them with huge smiles. Free face paint changed the standard club goers into creatures of the forest, bringing a sense of community as every passer by was a glittering critter.
Across the drawbridge into The Woodland Castle stage, partiers were bouncing to the likes of the House of Wax residents and local talent Blanc, who are paving a new direction, indulging in the deep world of techno. During Blanc’s set, Breach jammed alongside them, showing support for the locals. The Soul Swing boys kicked off the night on The Tree House main stage, with jazz, funk, soul and disco which had everybody grooving, easing into the night. This was followed by Kerouac and Symetrik bringing through Maceo Plex vibes with a spacey deep electronic sound, leaving those within The Tree House captivatated.
Breach began his headline set with biting sounds, drawing the crowd towards the booth with a magical unreleased tune. Exceeding expectations, he showcased not only his mixing but his production skills, with slow building synths and chords that wavered emotional vibes throughout the forest. A personal highlight during the set was hearing Liberty in amongst the distinctive unreleased tracks. The intimacy of the venue made the set more personal, and the energy in the room was electric. As smoke machines blinded, a haze descended onto the dancefloor, enhancing the heavy bass swirling beneath the party goers feet.
With friendly staff good music and good vibes in abundance, I’m undeniably looking forward to the next Night In The Forest along with a return to Leeds from Breach.
Words by Sophie Okonkwo
Photos courtesy of Frontline Leeds