Snowbombing 2011 fired up by Magnetic Man

Dubstep supergroup pack out the Racket Club

Snowbombing 2011 fired up by Magnetic Man

Photographer: Jamie BoyntonDaniel Fahey on 06 April 2011

The trio, made up of Benga, Skream and Artwork, arrived onstage at 1am to dimmed lights before taking the crowd through hits from their self-titled debut.

With help from Sgt Pokes, the group swayed between an elegant ‘Flying Into Tokyo’ that had the crowd raising their arms to singles ‘Fire’, ‘I Need Air’ and ‘Getting Nowhere’.

There were no guest spots from Katy B or MS Dynamite, who sing on tracks on the album with the latter playing the festival too, but they weren’t needed as the heavy basslines throbbed against the converted tennis club with many a happy Snowbomber dancing along.

“This is what it sounds if you were outside,” said Sgt Pokes at one point as the group dropped the high and the mid from one number and just left the bass humming out of the speakers.

Benga used set finale ‘Perfect Stranger’ as a cue to get into the audience and crowd-surf.

The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim and Mark Ronson are all set to play Volvo Snowbombing 2011 as the festival takes over Mayrhofen in Austria from 4-9 April.

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