Rudimental with Peacekeepers and SACHI
Vector Arena, Auckland
May 4, 2016
3.5/5 Stars

Up-and-coming Kiwi duo SACHI kicked open the concert with an epic live set. Their fast-paced beats, which featured electronic drumming, had the crowd cheering and dancing along. SACHI, (AKA 18-year-olds Nick and Will) smashed their performance and ended with their hit No More, which had the crowd chanting their name for more.

The Peacekeepers, who is the DJ side project of Shapeshifter’s P Digsss, were a last minute fill in for Jess Glynne (who cancelled but is still doing their Australian dates) and filled the slot with tunes from back in the day and now, dedicating their set to Prince.

The excited crowd was more than ready for Rudimental to take the stage. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen the floor of Vector Arena so packed.

If you thought Rudimental was just the four-piece group when they perform live, you’d be wrong. The eight-piece band is full of energy and soul, running across the stage during the show to fulfil their different roles. “Auckland, make some noise” was a regular announcement last night.

They pumped out their hits including Right Here, Not Giving In and Lay It All On Me, finishing with Waiting All Night. I loved the vibe in the very full arena that had the crowd continue to dance, jump around and cheer all night long.

The members spent most of the 80-minute set playing the beats they’re known for while their UK back-up singers Tom Jones and Bridget took over a lot of the vocals.

Rudimental are definitely ones to see live, they bring their songs to life in an amazing way.

Check out all the photos from the concert on our Facebook page! Listen to Rudimental, Peacekeepers and SACHI on Spotify.