It’s the first time in Dubai for James and Basic Monkey, accompanying Leftfield for their set at the Sandance Festival, Palm Jumeirah.

There aren’t many festivals in such unique locations as this one; at the tip of the man-made peninsula, shaped like a palm tree. The stage is set on the beach with the main hotel in the background and the Dubai skyline in the distance. It’s strange to hear so many English voices amongst the crew, but they are primarily English ex-pats who work with Gearhouse Dubai.

Basic Monkey provided James and our laptop Catalyst system to feed the band’s graphics into the festival provided screens, both upstage and side screens.

A fantastic show and a great experience.