After the monster success of last year’s sold out event, Stereofunk Festival returned last weekend to Strathclyde Country Park for a whole day of live music.

Cramming the traditional three day festival into one meant swift bodyswerving towards the portaloos, however it also meant 90 DJs and 14 live bands spread over 6 arenas.

Replication seemed to be the order of the day on the Unsigned Live Stage with both The Fillers (The Killers tribute band) and The Stone Roses Experience playing blistering live sets of the greatest titbits of the bands they copy. Four-piece alternative indie band The Fiction and quartet Skinny Villains brought catchy, confessional pop along with them, both stand out sets.

The Stereofunk Main Arena, Old Skool, VIP, Xposure, and Mash Up Tent created a DJ haven spattered across the park, delighting the punters but probably scaring the nearby ducks. Old Skool in particular went down a treat with the revellers, with radio DJs George Bowie from Clyde 1 and Trevor Reilly from Beat 106 playing pop, rock, indie and club classics.

Lead singer of The Charlatans, Tim Burgess, closed the Unsigned Live Stage with a sizzling DJ set, while Space Ibiza and Circus resident Yousef ended the affair on the main stage and was undoubtedly who most people had come to see.

Stereofunk is undeniably designed for those with a passion for DJs and dance music, however if its aim was to entertain the punters with an eclectic choice of live music, then it certainly accomplished its mission.

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