The night was opened by Aiken, who deejayed alongside Dagan Wilkin’s immaculate live guitar performance. Their performance featured the style of anthemic rock songs. Aiken and Dagan share the same vibe as Rudimental. It is no surprise that they have warmed everyone with their eloquent set.
Wilkin’s stage presence stood out amongst the crowd as he swayed vigorously with his electric guitar. His enthusiasm is contagious, as many cheered and headbanged to the beats of the songs. They have truly livened up the crowd in preparation for the main act.
"Their rapturous performance has emulated with the crowd singing, waving, and leaping to the infectious rhythm. Even the rain did not become a hindrance for neither the band nor the audience."
Rudimental has immediately presented their best from the very start. As soon as they greeted the audience, the whole crowd were captivated. It is through such a welcoming address, that the band has already built a bond with students of Newcastle. The band’s spark was shared by the crowd cheering them on to start performing. When they started to play their first track, everyone was enchanted. Their rapturous performance has emulated with the crowd singing, waving, and leaping to the infectious rhythm. Even the rain did not become a hindrance for neither the band nor the audience.
Rudimental featured various songs from soul to reggae to electronica. Their songs were filled with catchy choruses and inspiring lyrics. Their eclecticism encapsulates the band’s ability to handle any genre with dexterity. The band intentionally teases the crowd by pausing their tracks. The gap seemingly disappears, as the crowd eagerly sings along to the missing pieces.
A deserving mention is to DJ Locksmith, who jammed along to the remixes with a trumpet. He harmonises perfectly with the irresistible beats. This adds a different layer of music from their repetitive drum and bass drops. Locksmith brings an original persona to the songs whilst equally flowing with the rhythm.
Rudimental has certainly finished the night on a high note, with ecstatic applauses and praises. They have successfully showcased their talent and devotion to their music, to each other and to their fans. This performance emphasises that nothing, not even a harsh weather can stop the power of music. The night has caught the spirit of university night life. Rudimental has been able to unite the crowd of students despite their differences.
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