Sunday, July 04, 2010


Hugh arrived back from university on Friday bringing with him a good game - to design your fantasy music festival. Three days. Rules include no dead people, but you can have bands that aren't currently together.

No dead people? (Of course this led us into subsidiary thinking - were some musicians we wanted to include dead or alive? - useful site here for such questions)

So here is mine - line up changes possible, but more or less my fantasy music festival:


Headliner: Radiohead

The National
Frank Turner

Blitzen Trapper
Mumford & Sons
Dixie Chicks
The Streets


Headliner: The Smiths

The Ramones
Curiosity Killed the Cat (original)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Elvis Costello
Roxy Music
The La's


Headliner: Leonard Cohen

Frightened Rabbit
Tom Jones

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
The Verve
Saint Etienne

So there you have it. Finish on LC, and we all go home depressed but full of poetry and soul.

So, would you come?

There's also going to be lots and lots of poetry, Nigella will demonstrate cake making, we may do some river swimming and we all get to grow some of our own vegetables.

Do not just snipe at my choices, btw. Would love to find out your fantasy music line ups.... It's much much harder than you think. And funner too.


Alex said...

Friday - Headliner: David Bowie
The Housemartins
The Undertones
The Wedding Present
Half Man Half Biscuit
The Woodentops

Saturday - Headliner: The Beatles
The Chameleons
The Police
Tracy Chapman
The Stone Roses
Val Doonican

Sunday - Headliner: The Smiths
Simple Minds
The Jesus and Mary Chain
James Bowman
Dizzee Rascal

SueG said...

What fun! Radio Head would definitely be my headliner too. I'm going to think about this.....makes you feel cool and funky, eh? :-)


Great choices, Alex. I would come on Saturday and see Val Doonican - is he still alive though?
Sue, you are cool and funky without trying. Hold yours on the Vineyard and we will all come!

Alex said...

Course the legend is still alive.

Kathryn's Daily Writing Workout said...

There's a thing about Tom Jones on BBC tonight at 10.35pm. Definitely worth staying up for, I think!