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Summer Festivals 2022 (4)

Saturday July 9th 2022

This week we’re off to Dunstable, Bedfordshire for the council funded ‘Party in the Park’ festival.

It’s a later start than usual as we’re not on stage till about 7pm so we all met up at 11:30.

It came as a great relief to us that the video player was working and we decided to watch the film we couldn’t watch last week, ‘Waiting For Guffman’.

We enjoyed the film very much and as we were still half an hour away from our lunch destination we thought we’d watch a couple of classic episodes of the Likely Lads…

It was a lovely sunny day and we were heading to Sutton Stop, Coventry…

Sutton Stop is the name for the ‘Stop Lock’ at Hawkesbury Junction. This is the Junction of the Coventry Canal and the Oxford Canal.

Alongside the canal was our chosen lunch spot, The Greyhound Inn!

Let there be frolics and bunting!

Time to order a beer, first off is Kerala by Distant Hills of Glossop.

Dreaming of sandy beaches and tropical fruits, this Session IPA is dry hopped mixing Mosaic and Calypso hops with Malabar pepper for an easy drinking, hoppy session beer.

It was gorgeous and went down so well we’d ordered another round before the food came

We had a great spec to eat our food watching the canal

Finally our food arrived…

It all tasted great and to congratulate ourselves on having such a good time we ordered another round of drinks!

This time it was Purity Session IPA

A moreish, unfiltered session IPA, infused with real grapefruit peel and brimming with tropical fruit notes and hop aromas.

At this point life couldn’t get any better but we had to get to Dunstable. Sadly it was time to say goodbye to Hawkesbury Junction…

and hello again to the van!

At least we had the Likely Lads to keep us amused!

We watched the episode where they’re avoiding the England football score and in no time we arrived in Dunstable!

Great atmosphere inside the park…

We caught the last five minutes of Bhangra Smash Up!

Great bunch of lads

Our dressing room was inside the council offices.

The mayor and her deputy came to greet us…

They were still buzzin’ after just being on stage with Bhangra Smash Up!

We went outside to check the bar…

and met up with some Farm fans who’d brought their records with them for us to sign.

Next act on was a Bob Marley Tribute…

He was great and had the crowd singing along…

Meanwhile, partly due to that extra pint in Coventry…

Not long after, the stage was being set up for us to go on…

The vodka had arrived early this week so time to get ready as the crowd were becoming restless!

Finally it was time to go on!

The lads from Bhangra Smash Up invaded the stage…

Watch the brilliant video here filmed by TheFarmLive gary.

The crowd went mad!

What a gig!

Curfew was 8pm so it was back to the dressing room to pick up our stuff.


We headed off and watched a couple more films…

before stopping off at a service station for more buffoonery.

Back in the van for one last time with a few extra cans.

Big, hoppy and fresh. Juicy American hops added in ever increasing amounts at the end of the boil and in the fermenter to give huge flavor and aroma.

Malt: Simpsons Best, Caragold, Caramalt.

Hops: Magnum, Columbus, Bravo, Amarillo.

Eventually we arrived back very late at the rehearsal rooms, Carl’s body language says it all!

but what a great day out yet again!


‘Some people are born two drinks below par.’

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