Malta is an unlikely place to go ‘raving’ but over the past 2 years Annie Mac and her team have turned the island into a desirable place to party, bringing you Lost & Found Festival.
I was lucky enough to blag a backstage pass and got the chance to see the festival from the other side of the DJ booth. I spent most of my weekend over at the Palace stage watching DJ EZ, Disclosure, Dusky and Annie Mac. The vibe on that stage was immense, I felt very lucky to have the chance to watch these DJs up close. I also went to see Artwork and Skream play back to back at one of the pool parties. Artwork spent most of his set playing house bangers and giving everyone who wasn’t dancing grief over the microphone, which was brilliant. The atmosphere across the whole weekend was infectious, the crowd wasn’t too chavvy or too studenty. The cherry on the top was that the DJs and some of the festival goers stayed in the same hotel (including me), which meant bumping into familiar faces in the corridors and the afterparties.
The team behind the festival worked relentlessly to make sure everything was perfect. The artist liaison staff (Michelle and Damo) had to deal with everything from DJs missing flights to DJs not turning up, to hangers on. You really don’t appreciate how much time, patience and energy is put into their job, all with a smile on their face.
Sadly I didn’t make any of the boat parties, mainly because I couldn’t get out of bed, but I heard they were the dogs b*llocks. Check out some of the Lost & Found instagram videos to see Jackmaster & Eats Everything play back to back.
Highlights of the weekend
- Talking nonsense to Katy B
- Watching DJ EZ for the first time
- Annie Mac’s closing set playing ‘I feel love’ Donna Summer
If you didn’t get to Lost & Found this year then don’t stress, you’ve got all these other festivals to go to.