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Reviewed: Terminal V ‘The Reckoning’

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The Royal Highland Centre is an already large warehouse space but for their latest monstrous event, Terminal V ‘The Reckoning’ added another vast space to make an interconnected rave haven. The crowd are always keen for innovation as they are young ravers with high expectations. For this Halloween party, ravers donned all manner of mad costumes and outfits, bunny ears, Joker make-up, V for Vendetta masks and plenty more to create the whole place into some freaky film set.

The 11 hour marathon also features an outdoor igloo for this event as well as five other stages. The biggest and most popular is Area V, which is lit up with mad lights and visuals on loads of screens on either side of the main action. The lighting rig is giant and the whole thing is so impressive it’s hard not to hang your jaw in awe.

All the big hitters come correct on this one with Ben Klock, Amelie Lens, FJAAK, Maceo Plex and Marcel Dettmann all serving up walls of concrete funk, driving techno and rave bangers that all light up the crowd up and keep them in a frenzy from start to finish. The Terminal Stage meanwhile has the likes of Alan Fitzpatrick and Michael Bibi serving up more house leading sounds that still make a big mark.

The Hanger Stage is somewhere to check out more intimate crowds and vibes, where Red Axes served up their weird take on guitar and synth fusions, definitely one of the highlights of the Interstellar Stage. Other party starters like Skream, Horse Meat Disco and Gerd Janson played on the Annie Mac Presents stage and kept it playful with classic, party starters and cheeky curveballs. Terminal V ‘The Reckoning’ was really well arranged so you could get from A to B in quick time, always get to a toilet and the bars without much fuss, and that is always part of what makes these events so good, if they are.

There is lots to do if the music gets too much, too, with arcade games and a ghost train, a haunted bus, chill out areas and bean bags all to explore, hang out on and make friends with new faces. There is always so much to do in your 11 hours and it will pass by super quick, but they always say that time flies when you’re having fun, and man, did we have fun!

Terminal V ‘The Reckoning’ was, in short, nothing short of spectacular and we can’t wait to get back there for the Easter 2020 extravaganza!

Sign up for Terminal V Easter 2020 here: https://terminalv.co.uk/

Photo by Hannah Metcalfe
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