30 August 14
Posted at 12:25
My first (this year) and not last photoblog from Lodestar 2014. Lodestar for the uninitiated is a festival held in Lode, Cambridgeshire at the end of August each year. Founded and masterminded by Doug Durrant, a thoroughly nice bloke who has a knack of putting together an eclectic but constantly really high quality mix of musical talent, known and unknown. I've shot Lodestar for a few years now and it's always a joy to be there. I once heard the site described as a two hundred acre lawn and that's exactly what it is. The atmosphere is laid back beyond belief. A boutique festival with a definite East Anglan feel to it but festival goers from all over the country and beyond.
The photos in this blog are of Les Bonbons who played on the Laura Jane Stage (shold be the Laura Jane Tent) late afternoon on Friday. Being in a tent when on early has the advantage of it being dark, or at least not daylght and Les Bonbons deserved that. I had researched all acts playing on the main stage but had not looked at the line up on the two smaller stages. I drifted into the tent and what a pleasure it was to come across Les Bonbons.
Not French but with French connexions Les Bonbons. I won't even try to explain, the story is all here . Les Bonbons music is as fun and colourful as this image. They are talented, 'melodramatic popular music' is how they describe their genre - that'll do for me.
Billy Bonbon looking like a latter day Pete Townsend
The Lady Bonbons - sweet backing vocals.
Fred and Billy Bonbon
Si vous 'ave le chance check Les Bonbons out and achete l'album en Octobre. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Les-Bonbons/148549735201740?sk=timeline