The inaugural MEADOWLANDS festival arrived in style this past Friday 3rd June, with over 20,000 music fans descending onto Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment. The brand new city centre all-dayer played host to some of the nations best and hottest new acts, with the night drawing to a close with a full headline set from the phenomenal Gerry Cinnamon. The continuing ascent of Scotland’s Gerry Cinnamon is one of contemporary music’s most outstanding stories. Rising from a self-released debut album (2017’s ‘Erratic Cinematic’) through to the sophomore #1 album ‘The Bonny’, Gerry has become a stadium and arena-filling headliner, all whilst being entirely independent. The perfect fit for the first ever Meadowlands, he attracted fans from across the county and beyond to unite in joyous mass singalongs, even debuting a new track to the Nottingham crowd. Closing his set with fan-favourite ‘Canter’, a magnificent fireworks display filled the skyline, with the crowd having been treated to a beautiful golden sunset earlier in his set. Across three stages, fans were effortlessly able to catch their favourite acts whilst discovering something new, with the second stage running alternately with the main. BBC Music Introducing took over the bandstand to host the likes of hotly tipped Michael Aldag, Nottingham’s Catmilk and Ewan Mainwood. Dylan John Thomas’s storming headline of the second stage was preceded by Liverpool’s Zuzu drawing one of the biggest crowds of the day for her quirky guitar-pop songs. Undeniable highlights of the mainstage included The Mysterine’s opening set and The Reytons high energy appearance, proving why they are both fast becoming two of the hottest live bands around.
Daniel Ealam & Scott O’Neill, FKP Scorpio UK said:
“Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment is an amazing outdoor space, and was the perfect location for a city centre concert. With the city famed for its love of music, the twenty thousand people who came to enjoy Gerry Cinnamon, The Kooks and many more acts across our three stages certainly proved that! To say we are blown away by the positive feedback is an understatement, we had amazing weather, amazing fans and an amazing time, so thank you all and keep an eye open for news on next year...!” Basking in the Jubilee bank holiday sunshine; the location, the music and the atmosphere all contributed to an unforgettable landmark debut Meadowlands.