Fell Foot Sound is a tiny festival on the edge of Lake Windermere in the Lake District. It feels like little Leeds when you are there though, as the majority of the bands playing and punters attending have travelled along the winding back roads from West Yorkshire. The organisers invited me along to take some photos of the festival - one of which was featured in this month’s Loud and Quiet magazine. The full set of photos can be seen here
I haven’t posted anything for ages, so I now have a bit of a backlog to deal with. First up - Deer Shed Festival 2013. The festival, near Topcliffe (North Yorks) has been going for four years now. In a fairly saturated festival market, I think the event definitely justifies its place due to the unique visitors it attracts - I would say about half the people attending the festival are under 10. Luckily though, it doesn’t feel like a CBeebies roadshow due to the quality of bands the organisers book each year. I’ve attended the last three festivals to film bands as part of the Anthologies video project. Most bands attending the event have been very happy to film a quick session, and although it has been a challenge to find suitable recording locations away from stage noise, it has been great fun to be a part of. This year has probably been the most challenging, as we filmed a nine-piece marching band with Stealing Sheep and did several videos within the arena itself (background noise, tumbling toddlers). My favourite was probably a video with Edwyn Collins, who was a delight. Here’s a photo of Edwyn with a couple of members from his band - session should be up soon.