What an amazing lineup they had at Bearded Theory this year, too much choice. Thursday, the opening night was easy Dreadzone, brilliant as as ever (even without Spen the main singer who is taking a break due to personal issues.), and joined by guest Emily Capell who later performed in her own right, and again was great. Legends Patti Smith and Wilko Johnson and Placebo played later during the weekend so I was spoilt for choice, but timings clashed with other stages.
My personal highlight was Peter Hook and The Light gracing the magical Woodlands Stage amid a rainbow of lights and trees, with a very appreciative crowd loving the classic Joy Division and New Order songs.
Other favourites included the The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican doing their version of Jump Around (Original by The House of Pain) while the main singer surfed the crowd in a dingy looking very jumpy. The Hives totally rocked the stage with lots of classic moves and the festival came to a close on the Sunday night with the beautiful dreamlike Flaming Lips. Wayne Coyne sang whilst immersing himself in and out of a person sized bubble, with a giant inflated pink robot behind him.
I am delighted to feature some of JP’s (my good mate) photographs capturing some of these bands, along with some my of my own.A big thanks to JP for letting me these cool photographs.
Enjoy and thanks for visiting