It takes less than a minute of The Magic Gang’s first song on the Festival Republic stage for people to rise onto friends’ shoulders and a huge melee of bodies to crash together.
The still-unsigned Brighton bunch are gaining a whole load of traction in 2016, and today’s transition to bigger stages feels seamless, and completely within their grasp.
In new single ‘All This Way’, they potentially have their biggest hit yet, and it’s an extremely exciting window into the future of a band that just keep improving.
‘All That I Want Is You’ and ‘Feeling Better’ get some of the biggest crowd reactions of the whole weekend so far, and the band take every next step in their stride.
Even bigger stages await The Magic Gang - there’s no doubt - and today shows they’re absolutely ready.
Photos: Emma Swann
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This comes with the news that the festival will move to the East End of Glasgow.
DIY also descended on the city’s Hangar 34 on the Saturday with King Nun, Lazy Day and more in tow.
“This is pretty mad,” says the band’s Gus Taylor.
The Liverpool event returns next May.