Thursday, 18 August 2011

Summer Sundae 2011 - part 1

Wow, what a great weekend, full of music & great food.  We were even lucky with the weather for the most part, it was very muggy & had the odd shower on Friday, but nothing like the torrential rain of last year :)

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


  1. outside festivals are the best! i haven't gone to any this year but a few are coming up that i really want to go to. sand sculptures are so amazing! people who do that are so talented! glad the weather worked out for you, rain during the summer is wrong!

  2. it's such a great festival, lots going on but still kind of small & personal xox


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