Idlewild

T in the Park 2000 review

published: Wed 12th Jul 2000

Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th July 2000
Balado, Kinross, Scotland, Scotland MAP
around £64 (£4.50 booking), w/e with camping £75 (booking £4.50)
last updated: Tue 27th Aug 2013

Idlewild

RoddyA home fixture for Idlewild was always going to generate strong interest but this mid afternoon Sunday fixture beat expectations. No need to convert anyone here just a chance to have a ball and that we did.

Whilst Idlewild may not be as energetic on stage as they used to they are still capable of psyching up an audience with their brand of Brit-punk and indie sounds. Roddy Woomble arrives dressed politely in shirt and frock coat and is in no time bombarded by various missiles from the crowd, "there's a lot of shrapnel up here" he shouts after the first track Four People Do Good. In no time the moshpit is going crazy, steam rising visibly from the crowd. Bob Fairfoul, the bassist is quickly up to his usual antics, head-banging and jumping around the stage.

A combination of tracks from the back catalogue; I am a message, Satan Polaroid are mixed in with tracks from the recent Broken Windows album; Little Discourage, These Wooden Ideas, Idea Track, Roseability. "Go on Roddy" is screamed by the audience as he takes off his frock coat and jumps down from the stage towards the audience, only his microphone lead won't let him go any further so he gesticulates in front of the cameras.

Surfers Paradise

The set climaxes with a lengthened version of Captain, Bob throwing his guitar to the floor, thumping and stamping on it. The crowd love it, "f**king brilliant" says someone behind me. For all the attempts to pigeon hole Idlewild with Nirvana and other comparisons they have a strong identity and fanatical following in Scotland which was all evident today, and on the basis of this performance is fully justified.


review by: Stuart McCandlish

photos by: Stuart McCandlish & Neil Greenway

Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th July 2000
Balado, Kinross, Scotland, Scotland MAP
around £64 (£4.50 booking), w/e with camping £75 (booking £4.50)
last updated: Tue 27th Aug 2013


latest on this festival

T in the Park 2015
line-ups & rumours
last updated: Fri 17th Apr 2015
T in the Park 2015
festival listing
last updated: Fri 17th Apr 2015

more on this festival



not logged in? Sign in here | not registered? Register here

search future festivals only   advanced search

 
most viewed pages in the last 24 hours
Glastonbury Festival 2015 line-up and rumours who's playing
last updated: Yesterday, 06:49pm
Glastonbury Festival 2015 festival listing
updated: Yesterday, 08:24am
Summer Solstice at Stonehenge 2015 festival listing
updated: Tue 24th Mar 2015
BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2015 festival listing
updated: Fri 15th May 2015
Common People 2015 festival listing
updated: Fri 15th May 2015
Wild Life 2015 festival listing
updated: Thu 7th May 2015
BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2015 line-up and rumours who's playing
last updated: Fri 15th May 2015
most popular festivals (all pages) in the last week
Glastonbury Festival 2015 Wed 24th to Sun 28th Jun 2015
Worthy Farm, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
last updated: Yesterday, 08:24am
Summer Solstice at Stonehenge 2015 Sat 20th to Sun 21st Jun 2015
Stonehenge, Wiltshire
last updated: Tue 24th Mar 2015
Isle of Wight Festival 2015 Thu 11th to Sun 14th Jun 2015
Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight
last updated: Mon 18th May 2015
Download Festival 2015 Fri 12th to Sun 14th Jun 2015
Donington Park, Donington, Derbyshire
last updated: Fri 15th May 2015
Glastonbury Festival 2014 Wed 25th to Sun 29th Jun 2014
Worthy Farm, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
last updated: Wed 17th Sep 2014
T in the Park 2015 Fri 10th to Sun 12th Jul 2015
Strathallan Castle, Kinross, Perth & Kinross
last updated: Fri 17th Apr 2015
BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2015 Sat 23rd to Sun 24th May 2015
Earlham Park, Norwich, Norfolk
last updated: Fri 15th May 2015
Outbreak Festival - CANCELLED 2015 Fri 22nd to Sun 24th May 2015
Raceway Fields & Forest, Castle Donington, Derbyshire
last updated: Wed 20th May 2015
Sunrise Celebration - CANCELLED 2015 Thu 21st to Sun 24th May 2015
Piercefield Park, Chepstow, Monmouthshire
last updated: Thu 14th May 2015
Common People 2015 Sat 23rd to Sun 24th May 2015
Southampton Common, Southampton, Hampshire
last updated: Fri 15th May 2015


Festivals
Shop
About