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Summer Festivals 2022

Saturday 11th June 2022

A great way to start off the festival season with two gigs as special guests of Madness as part of the Forestry England dates postponed from 2020.

10:30 am start at Sort rehearsal studio as we’re heading to the Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire.

Good choice of film as we watch JoJo Rabbit on the bus.

Danny Boyle’s ‘Yesterday’ was next up but we only got half way through it as we arrived at our pub stop.

The Three Horseshoes, Frampton-on-Severn!

Straight in to order 12 lunches with pints to the horror of the only bar maid in the village!

12 pints of Jubuley please
(Golden Beer)A full flavoured and hoppy palate balanced by underlying fruit. This copper coloured beer is smooth, long and very refreshing.
Went down a treat

They also prepared 12 fantastic pies…

Each filling had a choice of meat or fish with mashed potatoes and cauliflower cheese inside the pie crust!

Mine was Steak & Ale

The Village Green in Frampton is said to be the longest village green in England, and is about 22 acres in size. Cricket is played on The Green outside the Bell Inn, one of the two Pubs on The Green, the other being The Three Horseshoes at the opposite end of The Green.

We needed a long rest to digest our traditional English fayre.

Which resulted in us being very late for the sound check😟

Meanwhile back stage the weather was glorious.


…and the beer fridge full

Notes: In the late 1800’s Brooklyn was one of the largest brewing centers in the country, home to more than 45 breweries. Lager beer in the “Vienna” style was one of the local favorites. Brooklyn Lager is amber-gold in color and displays a firm malt center supported by a refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma. Caramel malts show in the finish. The aromatic qualities of the beer are enhanced by “dry-hopping”, the centuries-old practice of steeping the beer with fresh hops as it undergoes a long, cold maturation. The result is a wonderfully flavorful beer, smooth, refreshing and very versatile with food. Dry-hopping is largely a British technique, which we’ve used in a Viennese-style beer to create an American original.

Thought we’d explore…

Carl & Roy enjoying a cold pint of Carling
Great atmosphere!

Emily Capell was the first act on, she was very good.

Emily Capell
Team photo

Next up….the Farm

Great crowd
View from the desk
View from the stage

The crowd were brilliant!

Next up….Madness


All too soon we had to pull the plug on the evening as we had to get back home.

Roll on next week


‘Some people are born two drinks below par.’

2 thoughts on “Summer Festivals 2022

  1. Thoroughly enjoyed you at Westonbirt really got us ready for madness who were awesome as well thanks for an enjoyable evening…. all together now!! ❤


    1. Thanks Karen, we really enjoyed it too, the crowd were fantastic! We saw half an hour of Madness before we had to go but they sounded great as always. Hope to see you at another gig soon and look out for the next blog!


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