Monmouth Festival 2014: Day 2

Monmouth Festival 2014 Day 2, it all started with busking. The very first Monmouth busking festival kicked off a whole day of amazing music from incredible artists. 6 top buskers were picked to perform onstage tomorrow, I was blown away by the level of talent, I was expecting mediocre from a first attempt at a new theme but the artists were so skilled and so talented, the variety was immense with everything from guitar covers and originals to a zodiac themed hang drum artist and super talented kids with ukuleles. EPIC!

Hattie Briggs was an awesome first artist, her laid-back folk tunes set the scene for a beautiful night of chilled summer music, Fields of Gold put everyone on sway setting, #armsintheair
“Hattie’s music is so beautiful, she and people like her ares the reason why this festival is so popular”
The epic Folklaw took stage with passionate and political folk music of protest in a symphonic fight back against the establishment. The crowd were absolutely loving their sounds and as the beats got faster dance breakouts started in pools amongst the masses. Folklaw’s pseudo political theme got the audience fired up ready for the next artist.

“Folklaw were great, even my mum was going for it and she’s just turned 84!”

BUT, The headliner Seth Lakeman took the night, his vibrancy and amazing talent were infectious and even after a full set the audience were screaming for more and more and more. Lakeman’s uber talented band set the crowd on fire with incredible beats whilst Seth’s skill on string took everyone’s breath away, an audience completely immersed in performance and were awestruck to boot.



“I am in love with Seth Lakeman, he is so talented, I am buying his album right this second on my phone”

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