We started last Friday, arriving at the festival after lunch and had a wander round before our first band...
|De Montfort Hall - "The Garden"|
|amazing sand sculpture|
|Real Ale tent in background|
This year the Vintage Fair were also there, and I had to have a look (& picked up some FAB silk scarves)...
|The Rising Stage|
We heard some fantastic bands all weekend, here are the ones we heard on Friday:
Citizen Smith (local band) Other Lives Fists 2:54
Givers Wolf People The Bees King Creosote & Jon Hopkins (hurdy gurdy alert!)
Graham Coxon Shonen Knife (AWESOME!!!)
|Shonen Knife on the Rising Stage|
The Maccabees Toots & The Maytals
My favourite on Friday was Shonen Knife - this female Japanese group have SOOOOO much energy & their songs are incredibly catchy, they've made 15 albums since 1981 & recently released an album of Ramones covers (under the name "The Osaka Ramones").
Other faves for me were 2:54, Givers & Other Lives.
You can listen to any of those bands above by clicking their name for the link. More tomorrow. x