The Franks played down at the Indiependence festival in Mitchelstown again this year. They’re ever-present at this festival and while you might say that you’re seeing the same bands this year but now have to pay for it, the multi-stage festival has a lot more bands packed into the schedule which makes it well worth it. I wonder what the plans are for next year.
But getting back to the Franks, this wasn’t one of their best performances I thought. Perhaps the vibe in the tent was one of relief to be out of the rain but most weren’t the fanatical Franks fans you’d expect to see at their gigs. To say it wasn’t their best performance is a little unfair; the gig atmosphere wasn’t ideal but that wasn’t down to them. You’ll always get a mix of fans at performances in a festival scenario which I’m sure people will experience this weekend at Electric Picnic. I hope to get to the Franks gig when they hopefully play their annual Christmas gig in Cork.
See a few more photos in the full set.
The Villagers are one of the bands I was really looking forward to at the recent Indiependence. I had heard quite a bit of their music and of course I was a fan of The Immediate who I saw in Cyprus Avenue. I was well impressed with the performance and I must try pick up their EP ‘Hollow Kind’. For those of you heading to Electric Picnic, this is one act to catch.
There are a few more photos in the full set.
Cork band Fred were the next band we saw at Indiependence after Dark Room Notes. As always they put on a good show and I heard good stuff about their performance at Cork X Soutwest the day before.
As always, a few more photos in the full set on Flickr.
Wallis Bird was the second act we caught at Indiependence last Sunday. It’s been a while since I saw her in Cyprus Avenue where she plays regularly enough but I was very impressed with her engaging and energetic live act on a bigger stage. I’ll definitely get along to her next gig in Cork which is in Cyprus Avenue on October 18th.
I have a couple of more photos from the gig in the full set on Flickr.
Ian Whitty was on the Cyprus Avenue stage at the Indiependence Festival in Mitchelstown last weekend. We had just arrived at the mudfest where the festival was located this year when we heard Ian playing so we ambled over to the tent housing the Cyprus Avenue stage. The crowds had yet to appear at this stage of the afternoon but Ian and his band put on a great show for those present. His second album from last year ‘Lucky Caller No 9’ is still one of my favourites and has a special place on my mp3 player.
I have a few more photos in the full set on Flickr.