Festival Review... Underground Festvial @ Gloucester Guildhall, 29th September 2012

Based on how much fun we had last year I knew it would be worth the long drive from Cambridge. This year was better than the last, not bad for a free festival! We open our review by covering a young acoustic act, Emily Jones (pictured) played the BBC Introducing stage and proved why she deserved to be there by giving everyone a powerful performance that can only help her on her way to success.


I stayed in the room to watch Coastal Cities, now we've been following them for a long time on here, ever since we got their d├ębut EP way back in 2010. They too played to a full audience, but everyone seemed to be sitting down. The young fans were lapping up everything the band had to offer, yet my friend and I were left a bit saddened with the omission of 'Think Tank'. Still, we enjoyed it none-the-less! Hey Sholay were the first 'big band' that we wanted to see, after the release of their mini-album I had to check out their live performance, boy was I in for a treat. Their live act is amazing, giving fans the chance to participate in the event and with massive sing-a-longs and those sweet Indie-Pop tunes I have to say Bravo to them.


One of the surprises of the day was seeing Lexy in the BBC Introducing room, her powerful vocals memorised the audience who were yet again sitting down. Her band behind her were fantastic. Duolouge were next up and after a slight wait and a bit of a delay the band emerged to give us a unforgettable performance! The crowd were left in awe after their set had finished, it clearly looked like they won over the crowd.

Last Dinosaurs came to play their last UK show, and here the fans were given a treat with a Cure cover and some of their classic songs such as 'Zoom!'. Swim Deep and Peace were next up, the two Birmingham based bands both gave a stellar performance with some band love given to Swim Deep from Peace, this was an amazing duo of bands on. Bastille closed the first night of THE BEST free festival in the UK. We'll be back next year!