Went to the Lindley Woodstock Festival at the weekend – Technically a private party but had the feel of a early bloom festival. We all had a cracking time. I ended up engineering / stage managing the acoustic / ‘Lindley Top’ / Stage #2 for the day on Saturday – stepped into fill the gap of someone not turning up. I much prefer being involved!
Set in a lovely little (literal) neck of the woods, the event featured two stages / PA’s, Games area (everything from exercise bikes and table football to a bouncy castle) a couple of butty vans, big communal fire pit, an assortment of hippies, muso’s, punters, dogs, a cat and a chicken.
The top stage, the tee pee he pee she pee’s were all done out in acres of fabric that someone blagged from the Millennium Dome which I thought made the place look great.
The music was top notch in it’s variety as much as anything else. One of the surprise highlights for me was the Jed Thomas Band. Even thought they hail from my doorstep as it were, I’ve not seem them live for ages.. Doing the stage mix put me right in the middle of their sound – It was ace. Also loved the output of ‘Uncle Montey’ who’s Bell and Sebastian meets The Devine Comedy tunage was above average.
Anyhoo – back at work now wearing the t-shirt. Photo’s and vids to follow.