Keeps your steps up for the day, too
In my own opinion the key to a successful festival is diversity. Don’t get me wrong, I love hardcore and acid house as much as the next guy/girl, but unless I’m in the mood facing nine hours of the same thing can be pretty hard work. That’s why I’ve always tended to enjoy festivals more than all-dayers. When they’re done right, there’s always something new to keep you guessing.
Diversity was definitely the name of the game when it came to the inaugural Test Pressing Festival. Either by accident or design, this new one-wristband, multi-venue festival taking place among the warehouse spaces and new bars near Tottenham Hale managed to cram in a kaleidoscope of different settings, atmospheres and genres; even with the site being bisected by a huge retail estate, which means to get from one to the next you have to stroll past Carpet Right and The Carphone Warehouse.