Eastbourne Festival – Sun, sea, chips and Music.
Unlike Brighton (a cool hip trendy costal town) Eastbourne, is a granny infested, lifeless, seaside resort.
The festival itself was held at the Winter Gardens, which on arrival looked like a old mans social club – only to realise it was HUGE venue with the fans filing every inch of the space.
Waltzing around trying to work out how to work my bloody camera, I bumped into Zane Lowe outside his dressing room; we had a brief chat before we went off to have a sneaky fag in the backstage smoking area, where the conversation turned away from work to many interesting stories and escapades.
The bands really stepped up and impressed the huge crowd, 'The Joy Formidable' wowed everybody with her intense performance and catchy lyrics; while 'Data Select Party' encouraged all the Indie kids to get their dancing shoes on.
'The Maccabees' hit the stage, and this is when the crowd seriously went WILD! With Hundreds of fans pushing and shoving their way to the front, they started their set. Know them or not – they are an incredible band to see live. There were 50+ people crowd surfing; teen fans running up on stage and like true pro's the band kept it all together! With Orlandos beautiful vocals the set was perfect and the new material is their best yet!
The crowd loved it – the security were even dancing along and bobbing their heads!