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Monday, June 04, 2012

Hannabiell and Midnight Blue @ The Green Festival, Leazes Park, Newcastle. Sunday June 3.

(Review by Lance).
Sitting in the sun it was warm. In the shade it was Brass Monkeys - no, I don't mean the band formerly known as Horn Dogs - read about them later. However, weather-wise,   once Hannabiell and Midnight Blue hit the ground running the mercury rose considerably and folk were dancing and whooping enthusiastically.
It was a brilliant if predictable set from the punchiest slide-person this side of Madison Square Garden driven on by a hypnotic rhythm section and some rockin' and rollin' tenor sax. Didn't catch any of their names but they all contributed massively. Catch them again next Saturday (June 9) at Hoults Yard, Walker.
I wandered off and mingled amongst the many stalls selling books, food, clothes, redemption and beer. The Green Festival has an air of Glastonbury about it and there weren't many Union Jacks present apart from my lapel pin. In general the crowd were what years ago we might have called Beatniks or Hippies - I felt distinctly over-washed. But it was a good atmosphere and I look forward to next year - maybe it will be warmer.
Lance.

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