Disco fever hit this year’s Party at the Palace as headliners Nile Rodgers with Chic played an epic two hour set, culminating in Susan Boyle joining the band on stage for a boogie.
Even the rain stayed away for most of the weekend but as it started to drizzle during Saturday’s headline act, Travis’ final song ‘Why does it always rain on me?’, it was hard to feel let down by the weather as it seemed to add to the performance.
A family atmosphere allowed everyone to enjoy their weekend and with a wide variety of acts, there was something to suit just about everyone.
Queuing was kept to a minimum and it was easy to move around the park during breaks in the show.
Saturday’s line up proved a success, with Little Eye gaining a few new fans after their set and a medley of crowd pleasing songs from the last 40 years by The Feeling was a hit.
On Sunday, folk star Julie Fowlis sang a selection of sweet sounding Gaelic songs and even tried to teach the crowd some words so they could sing along. Red Hot Chilli Pipers never fail to get the audience going and this was no exception. Their high energy renditions of classic hits including ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ and ‘We Will Rock You’ had everyone moving.
It all came to an incredible end with disco legend, Nile Rodger’s endless list of hits from across the decades including ‘Lost in Music,’ ‘Get Lucky’ and ‘Notorious’.
It was the final song ‘Good Times’ which saw Susan Boyle get on down with a few lucky members of the audience that were picked to join the band on stage.