Team amazing arrived at a rain afflicted Beacons site in North Yorkshire on Friday morning. With spirits high we made camp and set off to explore the site. It might seem odd to host a tented festival in what seems to be ample space for an outdoor arena but clearly the Beacons team have some experience when it comes to the British summer. There’s something magical about seeing bands in a tent, especially when the rain is beating down on the tarps, and something equally odd about huge communal areas being outdoors, It works though and despite the weather doing it’s best to gatecrash the party, it’s nothing a pop-up tent, wellies and a waterproof can’t combat.
Amongst the downpours there was another deluge in the form of the number of bands playing Beacons . The line-up is huge, and with artists kicking off here there and everywhere, it’s well worth planning your day in advance. The tents are close enough together to make getting around easy but such is team amazing‘s thirst to experience everything, there’s been some incomplete sets watched. By our rough calculations we make it over 20 bands viewed in the first 24 hours.
It’s been a buzz to see bands like Pale Seas, Peace, Jessie Ware, Sunless ’97, Hey Sholay, Savages, Outfit, Submotion Orchestra, Runaround Kids, Wot Gorilla, PINS and D/R/U/G/S all in the same place. It’s also great to see artists we’ve featured in sessions like Theme Park and Veronica Falls go down so well.
Keep your eyes peeled on The Amazing Seesions and tune in to Amazing Afternoons with Greg Porter to see and hear the fruits of our labour all next week on Amazing Radio. If you want to see some of what we’re up to and the bands we’ve seen. Head on over to our Facebook page and check out our Beacons gallery.
In the meantime, we’re off to dance for sunshine and enjoy the Saturday line-up. Wish you were here. Oh you are? Tweet us then and let us know who you’re enjoying.