Kicking off the craziness last Thursday we adored the PVA and Lice DJ set which established the tone for hedonism and indulgence. Madonna sat in the same world as Bloodhound Gang and we were whisked away by the dance noise. Spilling out of the Round the Twist tent, revellers bounced along to the beats and lost themselves in the flashing lights.
Next, on Friday, we enjoyed Martin Parr’s discussion of his iconic photography as well as Minor Conflict on the Rising stage, described by Clash magazine as tapping into the “post-punk phase that melded rock’s more abstract side with free jazz, throwing in some folk aspects for good measure”. We dug the presence of a harp on stage and the fact the drummer Marcus was celebrating his first ever festival at Green Man. The post-punk outfit were one of many smaller artists being discovered on that stage, and hyped up by the compare who seemed to share in the joy of just being at the festival that so many bands expressed. The Last Dinner Party wowed festival-goers at the same stage that was seriously over-crowded after their Times feature last weekend, and wore romantic outfits by rabbit. Abi, the lead singer, was as charismatic as ever and the band’s performance confirmed this is a group to experience live.