Gunnersville Festival 2019

September 16, 2019

 

Whoever thought Reading and Leeds concluded the festival season… Gunnersville Concert Series is here to satisfy our hunger for long days of music, mates and moshpits once more before the leaves start changing colors. The brand new festival series in Gunnersbury Park near West London’s Acton Town spans over a period of three days and offers world class musical talent covering various genres on one stage with extremely reasonably priced tickets and a well-organized and easily accessible festival site. 

 

Photo: Brandon Taylor

 

I only made it to the last of three days but boy was the line-up up my street! UK punks Milk Teeth and new wave emo favorites As It Is had lots of fun on stage, while The Maine from Arizona (having released my favorite album of the year with You Are Okay…) in classic The Maine fashion brought up a fan on stage and, after some banter, turned the entire tent into a big party. Reading-quartet Sundara Karma brought some chilled out vibes to the stage before Deaf Havana brought rock anthems and singalongs. Yet another iconic Arizona band took the stage as the sun came to a set outside the tent - bringing epic tunes since 1993, Jimmy Eat World had us chant along to their biggest hits and even a couple of new songs! 

 

Photo: Lewis Evans

 

Headliners You Me At Six without a doubt underwent a rite of passage with their 2-hour set, which consisted of all of their singles to date in chronological order - somewhere between nostalgia and celebrating the moment, the crowd was 100% here for it.

 

Photo: Brandon Taylor

 

I’d love to see the Gunnersville Festival concert series reappear and expand over the next few years. It was the perfect way to end the festival season (admittedly - the beautiful weather was a big contributing factor as well!), full of new and already adored bands in a peaceful atmosphere with a community vibe, far from the rowdy drunk crowds you often find at rock festivals and all about that community feeling and the overarching passion for music. Big thanks to Gunnersville Festival for having us - we’d love to come back next year. 

 

Photo: Brandon Taylor

 

 

 

 

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