Festival review: British Summer Time - Blur
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It’s good to try. And boy, British Summer Time really do “try” to make a good festival happen! After a second year attending this Hyde Park shindig it is obvious that try as they might, it will never be a good festival. A corporate approximation of a village fete, with its segregation for ‘special’ people, atrocious sound quality and lack of vibe it is a testament to the gentrified, culturally-dead sinkhole that the money men are transforming our capital in to. Still, this Saturday afternoon the lovely fella (and ladies) over at Barclaycard giving us the chance to see a British institution, Blur. Throughout the day, in weather often as damp as the main stage sound, acts like The Horrors battle to grab attention of a crowd who can’t always hear them properly. Brilliant afro-pop group Jupiter & Okwess International are immense fun through a downpour, all frantic energy and jittery rhythms, while Metronomy, as good as they are live (which is pretty damn good) fail to connect in any massively exciting way.
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