Greenwich is 40 miles away from the nearest speck of sand on the coast, but on Saturday 30th July, Corona changed that. Transforming the dark grey granite of the Greenwich Peninsula into a sprawling luscious beach, packed with hundreds of tonnes of the golden stuff, Corona brought the beach to London.
The Corona Sunsets Festival took place last Saturday and saw the likes of Robin Schulz, Felix Jaehn, Sam Feldt, Norman Jay MBE, Nightmares on Wax and Crazy P Soundsystem taking to the two stages at the London day festival.
Turning up to the event, we were met with eye catching vibrant decorations and a heavy tropical theme throughout. If it wasn’t for the overcast weather, we could have been in the middle of the Mediterranean and nobody would have known the difference.
The attendee’s of the festival had taken on the suggested dress code whole heartedly, dressed for the optimistic chance of the English summertime making a rare appearance.
The Corona cocktail bars steadily kept thirsty festival goer’s hydrated and the service throughout the site was fantastic. Ample security and dynamic staff were on hand to keep everyone partying all day long and we didn’t see a single out of hand situation the entire day. It seems that Corona and live music really brings out the best in people.
The highlight of the event was undoubtedly Nightmare’s on Wax’s set. Effortlessly blending a smooth selection of tropical house and soulful vibes, the Leeds DJ lived up to his reputation and kept the crowd moving right on through until sunset.
Earlier on in the day we had the pleasure of catching Capital Xtra resident, Coco Cole, as she took to the decks and demonstrated a fresh, stylistic track selection. Having played the likes of Space, Ministry of Sound, Sankeys and FOUND, it’s no surprise that the Ibiza resident knows how to draw a crowd.
This was London’s first beach party this year and it certainly set the precedent for anyone else following in its footsteps.
For the remainder of the summer, Corona will also be hosting a series of sunset events at a number of well-known bars and clubs around the country, including: Rainbow in Birmingham on 6th August, Number 90 in London on 7th August, Last Days of Shoreditch in London on 21st August and Dalston Roof Park on 28th August, finishing with an end of summer celebration at The Watering Hole in Cornwall on the 3rd September.
If you haven’t already read our feature on the ‘Future of UK Day Festivals’, you can check it our here.