It was an evening of nostalgia, of surprises, of emotion and of musical perfection which I feel honoured to have experienced and as I excited Hyde Park for the second night in a row I definitely had that ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling!’
The show delivered a stunning politically charged performance with a set that looked back at Pink Floyd’s back catalogue along with material from Waters’ latest solo album.
Noting Winwood and Clapton on the same bill I couldn’t fail to appreciate the significance that the two performed in the same location, albeit in the same band – Blind Faith, nearly 50 years ago.
Spearheading the punk scene back in the late 1970s with tracks like ‘No More Heroes’ and ‘Hanging Around’ which got a fantastic reception in Hyde Park, The Stranglers add a welcome slice of Brit Punk to the mix.
“I don’t get to overrule shit. It’s a hopeless democracy.” Pelle on the dynamics and politics within The Hives
An epic day filled with epic bands; Green Day and Rancid will be joined on Saturday 1st July by Gogol Bordello, The Hives, The Living End, Beach Slang, SWMRS, Sunflower Bean and Public Access TV