Another weekend, another gig bloody miles away. After last week’s epic trip to Galtres festival, the 120-mile drive to Castle Donington near Derby for a Shadow Orchestra gig at the small-but-perfectly-formed Off The Tracks festival seemed like a mere hop up the motorway.
The festival seemed quieter than when we’ve been in previous years, and the second stage (which we were headlining) had been moved to a much smaller barn than last time, with the world’s teeniest stage.
But we had a great little crowd, despite being programmed at the same time as Dhol Foundation, the mainstage headliners. They sounded brilliant from the little I heard, and I was gutted to be missing them
I’m bloody knackered though – I think I may have festival fatigue. Still, only gigs on 8th, 9th, 10th, 16th and 23rd September to go, then I can relax a bit…
Here are some pics:
Here’s Manchester reggae band Extra Love giving it some, err, extra love: