Editors headline Sunday of Bingley Music Live which is a real bargain

Bingley Music Live 2009 review

published: Tue 8th Sep 2009

Editors

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September 2009
Myrtle Park, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 2LQ, England MAP
£25 adult weekend - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Wed 2nd Sep 2009

After yesterday's white male bands dominating the day, today was time for a varied mixture, female singers, dance and indie doom were the order of the day. The Sunday has once again managed to sell out, but the attendance doesn't seem as high as yesterday, I can only assume people had bought weekend tickets with the intention of only attending the Saturday.

VV Brown
VV Brown is the first artist we see, bringing her Los Angelese, Pussy Cat Dolls inspired tunes, the younger element of the crowd are certainly well catered for & she gets some big cheers & gets the crowd swaying side to side. She tells us she visits Bradford all the time as she has family there which endears her to the crowd even more. Futureheads are aband I haven’t really taken a lot of notice off over the years & they remind me a lot of Maximo Park so I am not really sure who influenced who, however Hounds Of Love gets the audience oh oh ohing. From Brighton, The Qemists switch the sound back to drum & bass tunes, sounding like a cross between Black Eyed Peas (having a boy & girl duo vocals) infused with heavy Prodigy inspired guitar riffs are a breath of fresh air, they run around the stage like their lives depend on it. On The Run even gets a circle pit working at the front of the stage, making the festival more like Download than Bingley. Jenna G is clearly enjoying performing and her infectious enthusiasm seems to rub off onto the crowd & create a great atmosphere.

Reverend And The Makers
The politically motivated Reverend and the Makers are clearly enjoying the Bingley vibes with Jon Maclure telling us "What a great fucking festival you have going on here!!! Don't let people in London tell you what to listen to!!" State of Things gets the fans dancing again whilst Heavyweight Champion of the World takes it to another level, Maclure asks one of the photographers to borrow his camera and gets the whole crowd to wave as he takes a photo of the by now huge crowd gathered.

Editors
Headliners Editors are an inspired choice by the organisers. They have avoided the major festivals this year, so this is a rare outing for the band. Tom Smith makes a quiete entrance and a meek hello as the band kick off. Smith is as animated as ever, whether gesturing in front of the mic or whilst playing the piano. Smokers Outside The Hospital doors holds the crowd entranced whilst Munich gets everyone bouncing. An End Has a Start is intense as much as it is enthralling.

A fantastic end, to a great weekend of music. For less than £30 Bingley Music Live is clearly by a long shot, the biggest bargain in the UK festival scene. If they can get a line up as good or better than this next year, then tickets will not be on sale for long.

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review by: Gary Stafford

photos by: Gary Stafford

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September 2009
Myrtle Park, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 2LQ, England MAP
£25 adult weekend - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Wed 2nd Sep 2009


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