Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Summer Sundae 2012 - Saturday

Saturday was another fantastic day, and soooooo HOT!!!

I started off the day with a milkshake from Shaken Udder, delicious!

Terry's Chocolate Orange milkshake

Each morning the solar-powered 'ice cold lemonade' stand appeared, and of course disappeared come sundown :)

The food at the festival is always good, though changes each year, this year we frequented the burrito stand a few times... my fave was the beef - full of chilli, rice, jalepenos, sour cream, guacamole, cheese & hot sauce - YUM!

Once more we saw lots of amazing artists...

The Daydream Club - recalling The XX & Cocteau Twins

Tim Edey & Brendan Power - rocking the accordian & harmonica

Nancy Dawkins - one of our city's own, "mesmerising songs with a gentle fingerpicked guitar style and an assured bluesy vocal" - fantastic!

Savages - post punk girl band - truly AWESOME!!!!!

 Lucy Rose - beautiful acoustic guitar

Lucy Rose
Rachel Sermanni - beautiful singer from Scotland, "earthy folk melodies and dextrous fingerpicking"

We braved the "almost-passing-out-it's-so-hot" tent to see Jake Bugg who I'd never heard of (like most of the bands I saw), however according to Hubby he's tipped to be "the next big thing" - the tent was FULL & I enjoyed what I heard.

Cashier No. 9 - "their sound lies somewhere in a new avenue leading off from 60's psych, 80's indie and 90's shoegazers" - very cool!

Cashier No 9

Agnes Obel - absolutley beautiful, haunting music, piano & guitar, the kind of music that makes you drift away

Agnes Obel

 tUnE-yArDs - so she's one of Hubby's recent faves and I had no idea what to expect - she is AWESOME! making the most amazing noises into music


Speech Debelle - I'm not really a fan of rap, but she rocked it & I loved it!

Speech Debelle

there was just enough time for some dinner...

for hubby
Katsu curry & tempura
 and me

chicken korma
and then we took a trip back to our childhoods, with Adam Ant, and he didn't disappoint, playing all the fantastic 80s songs we loved back then!  Soooo cool!!! (showing my age now) :)

then back into the big-top tent for Man Like Me - we saw these two guys 3 years ago when they supported Zero 7 - back then they really grabbed our attention, and 3 years on they still have fantastic original songs and are great showmans, though perhaps their dance moves are more polished now (& no plastic bag this time!) - seriously, check them out!

Man Like Me

We ended the night with another Hubby-fave, Death in Vegas - I'd never heard them before, and again, loved them!

Death in Vegas



  1. Mmm i love me some lemonade! And solar powered that is awesome! I want to be therewith you watching all these shows!


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