Hop Farm Report
Jimi was on form talking to the audience especially a little girl who was on her dads shoulders telling her she was a little cutie and then had a tirade at hellmans mayonnaise for pinching the logo idea from kingdom of rust. He had problems with the levels at the beginning but i have never heard Snowden Winter Hill or Kingdom Of Rust played better. As you can see by the pics on here they were smiling and having fun. Total class. The audience seemed as big as for Wellar which then makes me wonder why they didnt play the sat night headline instead of Fratellis.
You can see Rich’s photos of doves set here. Rich also provided the setlist, he noted that most of the bands were having to cut songs, due to time issues.
Kingdom of rust
Black and White Town
The Cedar Room
There Goes The Fear
According to virtualfestivals.com doves attracted the largest crowd of the weekend:
Doves pulled the biggest crowd of the weekend as they ran through tracks like ‘Black And White Town’, ‘Kingdom Of Rust’ and a samba version of ‘There Goes The Fear’, but it was the band’s gripe with Hellman’s Mayonnaise that was perhaps the most memorable moment.
“I was reading the papers over the weekend,” mused singer Jimi Goodwin, “and I came across this Hellman’s Mayonnaise advert. It looks like they’ve taken it from our backdrop. Have a look and see if we can sue them. Boycott Hellman’s Mayonnaise!”
Doves continue the festival circuit tour this weekend. On Saturday the band head over to Ireland for the Oxegen festival. Doves will play on the 02 stage before Nick Cave. Then on Sunday its a short hop over to Scotland for T in The Park. Doves will perform on the Radio 1 NME stage just after 5pm.