Some amateur videos from this year's festival.
Featured artists: Loney, dear, Fleet foxes, Dirty projectors, Darren Hayman, Brakes, Bob Log III, David Thomas Broughton,... Shearwater, Bear driver, Neko Case, Okkervil river, Magnolia Electric Co., Alela Diane, The Low anthem, Ohbijou, The Acorn, Explosions in the sky, Vetiver, The Dodos, The boy least likely to.
Dan Sartain was superb as was Hold Steady and Brakes. Usually more of a Download and Reading chap myself, but went 'cos my best mate loved it last year, definitely up for next year. Very friendly and well run festival.
Excellent as per usual. Feel amazingly lucky regarding the weather, and whilst not essential for a good time, certainly helps! Apart from probably the best trio of EOTR headliners yet, personal highlights were the discoveries of Twi the Humble Feather, the Low Anthem, Joe Gideon & AU. Efterklang no longer completely clashing with Okkervil River was also a bonus (tho i was quite up for the Horrors). Agree that the Tipi tent layout/visibilty was disappointing!
Hey folks, I've posted plenty of pictures up on Facebook. Public links to the albums below...
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=126236&id=542536185&l=a0778cc6ee http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=126243&id=542536185&l=a116d87033 Loads of Okkervil River!
Agree, great festival, made better by being very lucky with the weather. Not going to get too annoyed with missing Okkervil River in the woods - them the breaks. On the other hand got lucky with the Horrors cancelling so managed to catch Efterklang who were fantastic. Highlights for me in no particular order were Tallest Man on Earth, Vetiver, Tiny Vipers, Okkervil River, Explosions, the Hold Steady and Efterklang. Only negative the tipi tent as mentioned below - may have seemed like a cool idea but really just a major inconvenience in terms of getting to see musicians. Looking forward to next year already.
yeah henrifernandez, the tipi tent annoyed me, we were going to go and see peter broderick in there but when we arrived it had just started and there was no way in, and due to the standing area being bent we couldnt see him and hardly hear him so we didnt bother in the end.
I happened to be playing table tennis and saw Will walk past and I nearly fainted, so I followed them (as did about 30 others) and then they all went to the piano in the woods and a congregation gathered, so they played about 6 songs. They played Westfall which was incredible, I really missed that at their main show, but seeing it acoustically in the woods was 100 times better. They were really friendly afterward too.
Okkervil played the woods Sunday at about 4. Didn't really think it was gonna happen...then the band came strolling down the path & plonked themselves down on the sofas/piano...all quite ridiculous really! They played a lovely version of 'A King and Queen'. Nice to hear chants of "We Want More! We Want More!" at the end, bizarre for such sedate surroundings...and Will obliged with one more track...brilliant!
So when were Okkervil river on in the woods? Would have loved to have seen them play there.
Fab festival, it gets better every year...Loved The Tallest man, Josh T pearson, Neko Case, Okkervil river, Broken Family Band, Bob Log 111, Au, etc etc...everything except the tipi tent which was a bottle neck log jam. Lovely tent but badly designed. Saw NOTHING in there apart from hearing a very faint Darren Heymen and the Brakes. The Bimble Inn of previous years was shambolic but at least you had a chance to see some bands! Can't wait to go back tho next year:)
ArtzeDan - yes. just yes. I was cheering for Westfall too, i think there were a few of us. The pianist was really friendly afterwards too, Will not so much but what did I expect? Westfall was just the highlight of it all.
Bloody hell that was good. Obviously Fleet Foxes were the best thing. Totally stunning as per usual. But The Tallest Man On Earth, Steve Earle, The Low Anthem and Vetiver all played stunning and moving sets. Everything was perfect about this festival
Amazing weekend, everything was just perfect. I managed to meet, shake hands with and chat to The Tallest Man on Earth twice which was a massive highlight, and Okkervil River playing Westfall in the woods was so surreal, managed to have a chat with the pianist and Will, too. Brilliant weekend, gonna remember it forever.
that was fun, now gotta unpack all this stuff.
My highlights: Okkervil River (on stage and in the woods), The Boy Least Likely To, The Heavy and the one and only Bob Log III....plus animation workshop, the uv table tennis, the enchanted woods and being with friends in the SUNSHINE!
EdProcter - hopefully you'll be in the minority if that's your plan! I went to a festival at the Larmer Tree Gardens some years ago which suffered from fence hoppers. As a result, queuing for beer and using the portaloos was even more horrendous due to overcrowding..
And and and Shearwater! *implodes* I didn't even realise William Elliot Whitmore was playing! You have made me a very happy man indeed. Him followed by Magnolia Electric Co.... wow. *gets even more excited* I just don't want to miss David Thomas Broughton, but there's a chance I might :(