As promised, I’m uploading some more pictures from the Newcastle upon Tyne, Evolution Festival 2011 weekender. The official Evolution website has more of my photographs (as well as those of the other guys on the team) but their gallery shows only tiny, badly resized pictures, so I thought it would be worthwhile posting some of my shots here.
I hope you like them!
These are in alphabetical, rather than running order, I’m afraid. They appear smaller than pictures in previous posts but you can click on them to enlarge them (lightbox style) and use your keyboard arrow keys, or the on screen control panel to cycle through them.
So first are the pictures taken of Django Django:
Next are a few pictues of all-girl choir, Gaggle. They were quite difficult to shoot because there are rather a lot of them and there was almost a wall of mic-stand in the way. I decided to take smaller groupings and individual shots to avoid the mic stands getting in the way:
Here’s Jamie Woon performing on the Baltic Stage at Evolution Weekender 2011:
And the wonderful Katy B, who headlined on the Saturday night on the Baltic Stage (in case you missed my preview posts, I was assigned to the Baltic stage on Saturday 28th May and the main, Spillers Stage, on Sunday 29th may):
Next are some pictures of Loose Talk Costs Lives, who were 3rd in the running order on the Baltic Stage on Saturday 28th at the Evolution Weekender 2011
And, before them were Mammal Club, a band I would have to describe using words such as ‘postmodern yodelling’, which is not to say they weren’t great, because they were – and definitely defining their own genre of music:
Saint Saviour was on 5th in the lineup, which puts her bang in the middle of the set-list ( a particularly difficult spot I feel, because thats when the crowds are starting to fill out but its people who were there to see the earlier local bands or are arriving in preperation for the later, bigger names). She is very active and expressionate (is that a word? – it is now!) on stage and her vocal style is reminiscant of Kate Bush:
Spank Rock, featuring Amanda Blank were 2nd last on the bill and by far my favourite act of the day. I’d never heard of him before, even though he’s been around since 2006. The sound is really fresh, delightfully crude hip-hop, which didn’t get less provocative conservative when he brought Amanda Blank on stage:
First on the Baltic Stage, Saturday 28th May at the Evolution Festival 2011 were local band Toyger (as in Austin Powers’ “Toight a Toyger” we were informed):
Thats it for the Saturday lineup. I’ll be posting pictures of the Sunday acts at Spillers Stage tomorrow, including photographs of Example, Tinie Tempah and Plan B, as well as excellent, local band, Viva City.
So, come back tomorrow for more! If you can’t wait that long, head over to the Dog Is Dead website, which is a photographic collective I am part of. On the portfolios page there, you can see our Festivals Gallery containing pictures from North-East and Newcastle festivals from 2009 up to present day.