Festival Review // PARK:LIVE // Gloucester // 21.07.2012
Last Saturday me and fellow NENer Amy went down to Gloucester for the day. It was one of the first sunny days of this "summer" and was made even better as they day was free aside from cider and burgers. I found it quite bizarre as the festival, compered by Radio '1s Jen Long, was totally open - you could just wonder into Gloucester Park and it seemed like quite a lot of Gloucester did. As we arrived we caught the end of Harbour's set, whose sound perfectly set up the rest of the sunny day.
LEXY was up next they had moments of being a female fronted Vaccines along with many other obvious influences but the lead singer had a great voice and is one to watch. Dive Bella Dive seemed to have a large following and had a intriguing combination punk with gGmeboy noises and they were definitely inspired by classic American rock. The Good Natured were sub headliners of the event and seemed like a less mental version of Crystal Castles but with more live instruments, regardless everyone had fun dancing to the trance tinged electro as the sun set against the cloudless sky.
Finally what everyone had been waiting for: We Are Scientists. I was excited as I've always had a good time when seeing them before. At first they seemed unsure of the relatively small stage but soon loosened up into their normal chatty selves. They blasted through their songs before arriving at the hits and a few new ones. By quarter past 10 it was all over and it was time for the drive back home. It was a fantastic day out and made me want to to see We Are Scientists YET again.