|Paper meets Dr Space (foto by Sabine)|
|Yawning Man w/dr Space (foto by Sabine)|
|Brian Jonestown Massacre|
|Øresund Space Collective (foot by Sabine)|
|Quartet of Whoa|
We caught a bit of the Quartet of Whoa and I loved these guys. Organ driven, stoner rock meets 70s rock style stuff with great grooves and cool vocals (especially the organ player) and riffs.
|Nik Turner's new Space Ritual|
|Sisters of Mercy|
There was also a third stage but we sadly did not see too many bands over there but I would like to mention Twin Transistors, which was pretty cool stuff like Loop, Wooden Ships and we really liked what we heard of these guys.
We also so some of Ossos D'Ouvido an instrumental band, a bit jazzy and doom. Intense drumming. I wish the guitar player would have taken more solos though. A promising young band for sure.
Just a great festival. We could tell it was a bit on the cheap this year, with one less big stage, not the cool entrance or flyovers, no art instillations, not very nice or many bathrooms… but this festival has really been struggling and does not get the support it needs from the audience. A few things that could improve would be some sort of schedule by the entrance or the stages as since some bands cancelled and the schedule was altered and unless you had internet access you had no idea what had changed compared to the printed program. Also, information about the shuttles was really bad and people at the ticket box did not even have a clue... I also saw that access for handicap people was very difficult as the entrance was this deep sand and people on crutches and wheelchairs really had a hard time. This needs to be improved.
In the end if this festival is to continue, more people need to pay to come. This could be the last year. We do not know. Nick, Pedro and Alex did an amazing job with the lineup, the great hospitality, etc… There were some better food and drink places this year as well but beer was much more expensive. They made you buy a plastic cup, which I think is a good idea as there is not all this trash all around but beers used to be 2€ and now were 3.5€. Anyway, fantastic festival. Highly recommended..