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Good Weekend Festival 2011

30 August 2011 by , Comments Off on Good Weekend Festival 2011

That’s right, another first for me – taking part in a camping music festival!

Morning’s aren’t my particular favourite item in the world, let alone Friday mornings! However (a big however, one of which I have had to come to terms with), being a mediay person, you have to stretch your legs a mile, extend your ears to the far regions of the earth and have an decent eye sight comparing to a large bird of prey! GDWKND 2011More than anything, it’s worth keeping an eye on the opportunities out there. On Friday 23rd July, via train, we headed down South for an adventure…

I was lucky enough to get involved with a brand new festival based on a farm, like many music festivals, down in Hampshire. The team organising the event aimed to showcase Unsigned and Emerging UK music talent from artists I have never heard of such as Monki – one of Rinse FM’s DJs (where I had non-stop foot moving and finger clicking to a mixing talent) & Charlie & The Martyrs – BBC Signer/Songwriter of the Year Finalise 2008 (a fun interview) to Art Brut (crazier than expected)! – All of which offered something completely different. One moment I felt at peace with the world, others gave me the urge bouncing up and down whilst swinging the frock about!

The organisers where searching for a few TV crews to hop down there and cover the event. I went with my course mate, Michael, who did a lot of the camera and post-production work whilst I was the “front of house” character who interviewed artists, bands, festival-goers (campers) and such like.

Returning on the Sunday we realised what an eye opening time we had! An event, just filled with such a wide variety of genres and styles – something for everyone. The Good Weekend Festival, in it’s first year, aimed to showcase unsigned and emerging UK music talent – and that’s exactly what it did. I hope the festival is around next year, I’ll certianly be making an appearance. What a Good Weekend! (Apologies on the pun).

For more information on the festival check out their website – www.gdwknd.co.uk

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