The Stranglers (main stage)
They have been around forever and it’s a long time since the days of the hits – plus the original vocalist left over 10 years ago. So, not vintage but certainly a curiosity worth seeing, if only briefly. (I can tick the box “seen The Stranglers”)…It certainly gave me and The Beast some exercise running between the stages.
Baz Warne - guitar, lead vocals
Jet Black – Original Bassist
Although “Slightly Greying”
would be a more apt name
for him these days….
Dodgy (channel 4 stage)
Always been a bit of a fan, having seen them a few times live – Even at The Bishops Stortford Festival a couple of years back – surely not the sign of a group on the rise, unless they are teenagers playing their first gig…
.Dodgy are certainly not covered by the teenager description, not even if you just count the age of the group itself which has been going 22 years ….
|Nigel Clark – Lead singer|
"Good Enough" No.4 in 1996
Andy Miller – Guitarist
"Staying Out for the Summer" No.19 in 1995
The Rifles (channel 4 stage)
The Rifles were inspired to become a band when Joel Stoker and Lucas Crowther attended an Oasis concert at Knebworth (The first of the two Oasis concerts I have attended and failed to see them live, unless you count seeing the top of the stage they were performing on – or watching them on a big screen – which personally I don’t). All that Oasis inspired me to do was not go to so many huge venue events (he types having just attended V for the 5th year running……Doh!)
Lee Burgess - Drums
|Joel Stoker – Lead singer and base player|
The Feeling (channel 4 stage)
Ciaran Jeramiah - Keyboard and dodgy beard wearerLooks like the Roadie is trying to hand Ciaran a Shaver
from – 2008’s “Join With Us”
|Richard Jones, bassist and known to the world |
as Mr Ellis Bextor
"Turn it up"
from "Join With us" 2008
Misunderstands the instruction when
they asked for more volume
“The kettle’s on”
2006’s “12 Stops from Home”
“Brilliant make mine a tea with
three sugars – thanks….”
Dan giving it full welly
“The Greatest show on Earth”
Possibly not, but very entertaining all the same
Shed Seven (channel 4 stage)
"Going for gold"
Rick getting in amongst the crowd
Madness (main stage)
Lee Thompson – Saxophone
Yes that is a skirt…..
“One step beyond…”
Chris Forman and Suggs
“A night boat to
No it’s the
“House of Fun”
Tom Jones (main stage)
Tom suddenly has an epiphany and realises
that being a judge on The Voice is almost
as embarrassing as the lame acts
that flop out of the show each week…
Or has the aging crooner
pooped his pants....
Yep that’s the look of someone who went for
“A dry and mighty” but ended up with
Thank the lord for tenor pants for men…..
Tiny Temper (main stage)
More like a large tantrum ...
Snow Patrol (main stage)
|"Spitting Games" |
|Nathan Connally - Lead Guitar|
"Post Punk Progression"
"Up to Now"
|"Chased by ...I don't know what?"|
"When it's all over we still have to clear up"
Gary is menaced by his own shadow
The Killers (main stage)
|Dave keuning - Lead Guitar|
"Leave the Bourbon on the shelf"
Faces in the crowdSome of the unfortunates who got caught in the view finder of The Beast at this years music festival
|Sid was relieved that despite his love for|
men - pairing pink with red meant he could
never be considered truly gay....
|Peter Pan had really gone to seed and once the drugs|
wore off Wendy realised he was just an aging pervert
with a passion for the young ladies...
|"Clearly the love child of Robin Hood and Big Ears....."|
If you find yourself starting to flag, you canalways pop in for a refill....
The real story of Harry Potter (Part 2)
touch with his feminine side.....
|The inevitable beer box turned into a cheap and|
humorous hat it was more original and carried off
with better style last year....