As I explained you in my previous posts, the line up at In The Woods was also secret. I really like the idea of going to a festival to discover new music, without a tight schedule where you try to fit all the artists you wanna see in one or two days. The secret line up allows you to go to the festival more relaxed and with the emotion of hopefully being positively surprised.
Another think I like form the In The Woods festival is that the concert are never simultaneous so that you can really listen to all the artists and not miss any new talent.
I must admit I didn't know any of the artist on the line-up, which made the festival even more unique. I've realized that this is the kind of festival I like, festivals to discover new music in a extraordinary environment.
When you go without big expectations, you get huge surprises like the secret guest, Lianne La Havas, the stunning huge vocal range and gritty voice of Findlay and the captivating desperation of Drenge, so far, my 3 favorite bands on In The Woods.
Lianne La Havas was the secret performance on the first day of festival. As soon as she played the first chord she captivated me with her voice, presence on stage and disarming smile. Composed and proud, yet heartachingly real and raw, La Havas is the closest thing Britain has got to Alicia Keys. The English folk and soul singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist was awarded the title of iTunes
Album of The Year 2012.
I was totally magnetised by Findlay’s ferocious performance to care about anything else. When Natalie Findlay goes on stage she turns into storm, rage and fierceness. She was definitely the most captivating performance on In The Woods festival and my new Obsession. Can't wait to see her again on stage!
And third band I really want to mention is Drenge. The Peak District duo of brothers Eoin (guitar, vocals) and Rory (drums) Loveless claim their debut album is a product of the boredom and claustrophobia of small-town life. The music of Drenge goes deep inside your entrails and makes you feel desperation and desolation equally.
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