fujirockexpress.net has posted a positive review of doves Friday set at Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival.
Doves brought their mellow Brit rock to the Green Stage on Friday afternoon, along with some mellow weather.They played a cross section of tunes from Some Cities and The Last Broadcast and they trotted out “Kingdom Of Rust” from their new album of the same name about half way through. When they started, a light mist of rain shrouded the Green Stage, but as they got into the middle of their set and Jimi Goodwin said thanks to that rain and that “we all need a little rain in our life, it makes things beautiful” and suddenly it stopped. The sky brightened, and warm and surprisingly dry breeze brought the smiles out. Rain ponchos and caps came off, people dance a little more, and the kids started playing.
If you can read Japanese, you can read about doves views on Fuji Rock and who they plan on seeing, at bounce.com before leaving for Australia here.
Next stop is Splendour in the Grass tomorrow (26th) Doves are due to play on the main Supertop stage at 5pm for an hour. Then its on to Melbourne the first of four headline shows in Oz. As ever, do email us your reviews/pictures from the shows. We will put them up.
On Friday doves return to the Fuji Rock festival. Always a favourite on the festival calendar. Doves set there in 2002 has often been cited by the band as one of their favourite festival sets ever.
Doves are due on the Green Stage at 2pm local time for a 50 minute set. You can also get a chance to meet the band. They are due to do an autograph & acoustic sessions as well as part take in a MTV talk show. This will take place at Gan-Ban Square at the Oasis area. Check your festival guide for all the timings and what not. Thanks to Apo for the heads up!
Those of you attending have a great time! If you would like to submit photos or a review, we would love to hear from you. Email us.