A PACKED Mr Kyps witnessed veteran festival stalwarts, Dreadzone deliver their unique blend of dub, folk and electronic dance fusion to Poole. Charismatic front man, MC Spee had an impressive control of the crowd and whipping everyone into a dance frenzy.

After years on the road, Dreadzone’s live credentials speak for themselves and they’ve become an established live favourite at Kyps. They’ve just released their critically acclaimed seventh studio album Escapades and recently returned from a long running European tour.

Brand new tracks were immediately blown into life as Rise Up, the heavy bass driven, Too Late and new live classic Next Generation interchange effortlessly with established live favourites, Iron Shirt, Gangster and adored 90’s festival anthem Little Britain.

Mc Spee remains perched on his bar stool throughout (confined to his seat as a result of an unknown leg injury) but still effortlessly guiding the performance from the front of the stage.

Dreadzone are always attracting new converts to their flock, won over by these masterful high energy level performances and the show is wrapped up after two encores. Dreadzone will no doubt be back and so too will most people in the house, plus a few new faces curious to see what all the fuss is about.

Nick Marrow