Lunar Festival, Warwickshire, Sat. 28th July
This is just a small festival, 5000 capacity I think, but as it’s so close to where I live, decided to head down for the day. There’s a lot of stuff going on around the site, but it feels almost like a village fete, really friendly atmosphere. There are several different areas where you can catch bands, comedy and talk, but I guess the main action takes place on the main ‘Lunar’ stage and the smaller ‘Half Moon’ stage next to each other.
Friday saw Amadou & Mariam headline, whilst today sees The Stranglers and Songhoy Blues playing.
Saturday had Goldfrapp headlining, with some really good bands earlier such as Crazy P (great disco funk soul sound), The Heliocentrics (really unusual soundscape type music, don’t know how else to describe it!) and Mother’s Earth Experiment (jazz/psychedelic band from Brum). Must be honest, not heard too much before from many of the bands on the bill, and definitely preferred Crazy P to Goldfrapp, but Goldfrapp did grow on me through the set.
All in all a really good day, despite the rain putting a dampener on things during the afternoon, but the sun did come out to play for the evenings proceedings, which capped things off nicely.