I know, I know its a bit late in the evening. I bet you’ve been waiting all day to see these and had just about given up hope, right?!
Well here they are, just in the nick of time; my pictures as official photographer of the Evolution Festival 2011 from day 2, Sun 29th May at the main, Spillers Stage.
I felt bad about not ordering yesterdays photographs in line with the running order, so I’ve made sure they are in the right order today. See how much I look after you!
As with yesterday, click on the image to enlarge it (lightbox style) and from there you can just scroll through them if you wish.
First up was Viva City, a most excellent local band who really desrved to be much higher up in the billing. Despite being first on, they still drew quite a crowd – and rightly so:
Next up were Not Squares. They’re pretty difficult to photograph as they all stand behind keyboards and what-not:
The Cuban Brothers were a stand out act, who were really fun to watch and listen to as well as photograph. They don’t take themselves too seriously. you can expect to see more of them as part of Cadbury’s Spots vs Stripes Olympic campaign:
Occupying the middle billing slot were Detroit Social Club. DSC are a local band who have been going for years but are now disbanding. This will be their last festival gig ever and their penultimate Newcastle gig:
Darwin Deez were up next, providing a palette cleansing course of whimsical, lighthearted tunes before the onslought of ‘urban’ headliners:
With the crowd suitably amped up, Tinie Tempah had no trouble keeping the energy high:
Plan B has played on the Spillers Stage a few years ago, Evolution 2009 I think, where the audience responded really well. This year he had two hard-act- to-follow to contend with and I spotted himback stage pacing back and forth nervously before his set. He needn’t have worried; the crowd seemed to love it:
Thats all folk’s! Maybe I’ll see you next year? In the meantime, if you want to see more festival photographs, take a look at the Freelance North Photography Festival Gallery for a retrospective of Evolution Festivals in Newcastle from 2009 onwards.