On paper, it all sounded so good – an evening gig of experimental electronic music headlined by Warp Records’ Plaid, followed by an all-night party of exciting DJs that was to go on until 6am.
As you’d expect from a night curated by Playgroup, the line-up was diverse, from local newcomer Anneka opening proceedings with her unique voice and live sampling, to fun dancefloor filler Slugabed in the early hours.
However, it wasn’t meant to be. In the days leading up the big event, there were a number of reductions to opening hours and line-up.
Plaid have been releasing records for a couple of decades and their new live A/V show was well-received, with latest album Scintilli maintaining their standing with dedicated fans.
The night had good points – the music played by the various DJs of Convex Collective kept the bar vibes lively – but ultimately it was cut dramatically short, ending at 1am due to a lack of ticket sales. Disappointing.