The memorial gardens were already busy by the time we got there, with plenty of people enjoying the music and sun. The organisers had again done a splendid job, especially having a second bar set up (they would still later run out of at least one type of beer though). We headed towards the outdoor stage where the sounds of the Paul Campbell Blues Band greeted us. That energetic performance certainly got us in the mood as we flicked through the programme to decide which bands to catch.
The Dirty Perks were next up on the outdoor stage, and were rather good. Their stage presence may need a little work but it was easy enough to see why they recently did quite well in the Jamie Oliver Summer Jam competition. Hope they are around For A Little Bit Longer:
Second Helping are a covers band, but at least they’re a good one. They got the indoor area jumping around to some classic sounds. It was the next band up who were the stars of the show for me though. Whitestar describe themselves as an alternative rock band. The alternative thing about them is that, unlike a lot of bands out there, they’re really very good. Here, have a listen:
Already looking forward to next year’s event, but first Priory Live.