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Big Chill 2010 Review PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Rose   
Monday, 09 August 2010 15:10

Big Chill Tree on Ledbury Portal

The sun was shining and Sunday at the Big Chill was a great day all round. Much better vibe than Friday with kids taking part in all sorts of activities and lots of happy smiling people drinking, dancing and having a fun time. Maybe it's the sunshine or maybe Sunday is more laid back but everyone seemed to be in the mood to party ...and the music was excellent!



Mischief Makers on Ledbury Portal
There were a few communication problems with the box office but maybe down to this being the first year with new organisers.
Kids from The John Masefield School teamed up with The Mischief Makers to make protest banners and march and rally outside the Words In Motion tent.  Local Ledbury based band Fozwan And The Superior Siblings also played on the stage doing a mix of their own songs and some covers.

John Shuttleworth on Ledbury Portal
John Shuttleworth was on the Lazyland stage in the early afternoon sunshine and was ace as usual playing to a big crowd with some very funny renditions of songs like 'Disaffected Youth (on my garage roof)', 'Can't Go Back To Savoury Now' and 'You're Like Manchester'. A Hoot!

Broken Bells on Ledbury Portal
Broken Bells were on the main stage late afternoon, who include James Mercer of The Shins and Dangermouse and were brilliant playing songs from their 1st album which is well worth checking out.

Newton Faulkner on Ledbury Portal
They were followed by The Magic Numbers and Newton Faulkner who went down a storm with the crowd, who sang along and knew all the songs.

Fionn Regan on Ledbury Portal
On the Clash stage Fionn Regan played a half accoustic / half electric set which was superb, particularly when he cut loose on the song 'Catacombs' with some great guitar.

The Villagers on Ledbury Portal
On the same stage, Villagers were also a good up and coming Irish band.

The Ralfe Band on Ledbury Portal
Also saw Mark Morris (solo from The Bluetones) who did a great version of the Neil Young song 'Old Man' and The Ralfe Band late at night on the Lazyland stage.

Reggae veteran Gregory Isaacs also sounded great on the main stage. Didnt see Lily Allen so no photos of her but i'm sure there'll be plenty elsewhere.

Country toffs on Ledbury Portal

Caveman on Ledbury Portal
All in all a great day, hope you enjoy the photos!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 August 2010 12:30

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