The support act were The Soundcarriers an 'Experimental / Folk / Psychedelic' group
I hadn't heard of them before so wasn't sure what to expect. Well, they were fantastic, very chilled, and thoroughly absorbing, I loved every song and am planning on buying their albums! Check out some of their music here.
Belle and Sebastian were amazing - I knew some of their music, but they played lots of old stuff too from the 90s and it made me love it all the more...
They're amazing musicians - Sarah alone played the violin, flute, recorder, keyboard and sang. There was true showmanship on stage, and they really worked the crowd and involved us all - at one point a couple of girls, a lad and a bloke (who Sarah nicknamed Bungo, if you know Rainbow, you'll understand) were invited on stage to dance through a song, Stuart bestowing on them medals when they'd finished. We were all dancing along in our own ways, always a good sign. They played for a good hour and a half and they DID do an encore, which you can never count on these days, so thank you guys, it was fab!
All I can say is, if you like their music and get the chance to go see them live, do it! They were well worth waiting for. x