This year, for the second time i’ve been invited to play at Alive and V-Dubbin’ Festival in Ipswich. i love playing here: the setting is great and the funky vintage vibe of the event is really in tune with my music and lifestyle !
This sort of Festival is well spread out throughout the country, and not only, and it’s a great opportunity for VW vans owners and camping enthusiasts to spend a weekend sharing the simple joys of outdoor lifestyle, surrounded by like minded people, nature and good music.
This year i’ve been asked to play 2 gigs, one on Friday, the opening day, and one on the Sunday, plus i’ve been booked to play at a wedding on the Saturday, wich was held in the festival area. Everytime i arrive on location to set up, i like walking around to see how the English people like to arrange their spots for the weekend. They’re always well organized with picnic gear, portable fridges and, needless to say, lots of beverages !
The Downsetters, a well known Ipswich based Ska Reggae band, was headlining on the saturday night, and Andy, the keyboard player, also runs a little clever coffee tuk tuk. It was a pleasure to spend few hours in his caravan, drinking ginger beer and talking about music !