For most people the summer holidays are now over and the kids have gone back to school. Did you go to any festivals during the summer? What was your opinion of them? What did you think of the facilities? Which acts did you enjoy the most? Which acts did you not enjoy?
To answer my own questions, I went to the Green Man Festival in Wales. The loos and showers were an improvement on any that I’ve experienced in previous years at other festivals. Patti Smith and Roy Harper were excellent – he’s mellowed with age. I also enjoyed Johnny Flynn, Sam Amidon, Rachel Zeffira, Fernhill, Dan Bettridge and Lau. If you like American folk rock you will like Band of Horses. I was really knocked out by the Urban Folk Quartet who I’d never seen before. I was underwhelmed by the Kings of Convenience who struck me as a watered down version of Simon and Garfunkel.
Now let’s hear your views.