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10 Moments That Made Otherlands Music & Arts Festival 2022

For three days, Otherlands Music & Arts festival turned the regal grounds of Scone Palace in the heart of Scotland into an accumulation of a  boutique, boho, raver’s paradise, bringing together a genre-spanning line-up of DJs and artists as well as wellness treatments, industry talks and glamping experiences. 

Here are 10 unmissable moments from across Saturday and Sunday of Otherlands’ debut weekender in August 2022. 

All Good dropping LF System’s track of the moment ‘Afraid To Feel’ in Fool’s Utopia

It’s the disco-infused chart-topping hit that has been on repeat all Summer long. Scottish duo DJ/producer LF System’s ‘Afraid To Feel’ was a sure-fire win for Dundee collective and club night All Good to bring their high-octane, adrenaline pumping set in the Fool’s Utopia tent to a close before handing over to Polka Dot Disco Club. Pushing the limits for how long you can tease the UK No.1 single’s tempo switch, All Good sent Otherlands festival-goers loco.

Joesef delivering a grooving rendition of Sister Sledge’s ‘Thinking of You’

Over at Otherlands’ Frissonia stage, Glasgow soul-pop superstar Joesef soundtracked the afternoon sun with hit tracks from his catalogue including ‘The Sun Is Up Forever’ and ‘Think That I Don’t Need Your Love,’ and of course, his signature rendition of Sister Sledge’s anthemic disco number ‘Thinking of You’ which unsurprisingly sent the crowd into a roaring chorus. 

Being handed the freshest mojito around from The Public Spirit

Otherlands Music & Arts festival at its core was about bringing creatives across all expressive means together, and the food and drinks vendors were no exception. The Public Spirit brought their rum with a conscience to Scone Palace offering a delicious menu of freshly made cocktails including a mojito that was to die for. The Public Spirit work with a number of trusted charity partners to bring meals, mental health support and financial advice to vulnerable people across the UK. Learn more about the work that they do here

Catching rising talents Chef and VLURE down at BBC Introducing’s stage

Showcasing a hand-picked selection of Scotland’s upcoming artists, the BBC Introducing tent brought a multi-genre line-up to Otherlands. Hip-hop artist and rapper Chef connected with the fixated audience, whilst Glasgow five-piece VLURE stunned with a contemporary punk live set that fuelled an ecstatic crowd into mosh pits.

Jamie XX closing Saturday’s antics

Armed with the responsibility of closing Otherlands day two, musician and DJ Jamie XX brought a technicoloured on-stage performance delivering an electrifying live DJ set with hues of electronica, house and rupturing dance beats. Sending day two festival-goers out on a sure high. 

Hayley Zalassi bringing the 00s vibes with her edit of Fergie’s ‘Glamorous’ 

Fresh off the release of two-track EP ‘HZST001,’  Glasgow DJ/producer Hayley Zalassi  joined Otherlands’ Sunday line-up taking over the Fool’s Utopia tent with her full force energy behind the decks and finesse selector style. Zalassi’s edit of Fergie’s swaggering 00s hit ‘Glamorous’ never fails to get a groove on and Fool’s Utopia ravers were no exception, chanting the iconic chorus in unison over a steady kicking beat. 

Biig Piig sending the Frissonia stage into an echoing encore

Irish singer/songwriter Biig Piig brought one of the most energetic live sets of the weekend, becoming completely immersed in her own verses and magnetic connection with the Frissonia crowd hooked on her juxtaposing soft vocal style and high impact band.  

Sitting down with Jade Mordente for a tarot reading

Wellness guru and mental health advocate Jade Mordente brought one-to-one tarot readings to Otherlands. Sat on the grass in front of  the rural Bohemian backdrop, Jade welcomed us to have our cards read with nods to what lies in store for the future and demystifying present emotions. Thankfully no death card was in sight. 

Finding THE best loaded fries at Good Boy Burger Co. 

Two full days of dancing, exploring and wandering around Otherlands’ market stalls and art installations takes it out of you. So, to stumble across Good Boy Burger Co‘s garlic and herb loaded fries was heaven sent. Kicking back on the grass with great food, a drink in hand whilst Maverick Sabre performed on-stage was all the vibes. 

Bicep sending off Otherlands 2022 in truly immersive style, not forgetting classic hit ‘Glue’

Electronic duo Bicep took to the stage to bring Otherlands Music and Arts festival mainstage to an unforgettable close. Ramping up the stage production to create an enchanting dystopia of light, Bicep’s live DJ flexed their craftsmanship as producers, culminating staple works ‘Apricots’ and ‘Atlas’ before mixing the dopamine hit-up that is ‘Glue.’ A bucket-list moment to catch the global hit performed by the creators themselves, and a stunning send off to Otherlands 2022. 

Early bird weekend tickets for Otherlands Music & Arts Festival are now on sale for 11th-13th August 2023 at Scone Palace, find out more here.

Words by Jo Dargie

Posted On 4 October, 2022