Ben Klock most the most recent headline DJ to play Shine and is one of many strong lineups over the coming months; with Daniel Avery, Hot Since 82, Mall Grab, Joseph Capriati, Fatima Yahama all playing dates in Belfast in the near future.
This Shine featured a techno orientated lineup to cater to those coming to see Ben Klock and maybe it’s just me, but the techno nights are always slightly louder than any other, my ears always take a little longer to get back to normal and it’s always a little bit sweatier too.
The main stage in Mandela had some extra lighting rigs which was great, because I’m there so often, it’s nice to see a change of lighting in order to make my photos slightly different than last time. There were 4 lighting rigs behind the DJ’s on the stage and they had spotlights than paired with another 4 or 5 spotlights in front of the DJ. This created a great visual effect of all the spotlights moving in sync:
Amongst the strong lineup was the local contingent of Schmutz, BEKUZ and JC Williams that makes Shine so great. They have always championed the local talent and gave them a platform for playing to the most enthusiastic crowds around.