Article by Steve Dean
Photo by Simon Bamford
Although we were unable to stay long at the Live @ the Castle day-long festival at Stafford Castle last Sunday, it was obvious that the day was a great success. Impressively situated amongst stunning views, there was a large crowd turnout and everywhere folk were relaxing, enjoying the bands and generally taking in the intermittent, but glorious sunshine. Soulful Big Silver Fish were playing when we arrived and it was good to see Dave and Matt from the BBC Subculture show hosting proceedings. With an impressive bill featuring, among others, Dead Like Heroes, Herzoga and Mauskramp on the main stage and plenty of acoustic acts playing a fair-sized marquee, it was pretty much guaranteed to be a fabulous day out.
Along with Stoke Sounds own launch on August 2nd in Burslem Park, which is now going to be filmed, there are all sorts of good things going on in Staffordshire this summer and some great days out to be looked forward to. We hope to attend as many as we can. See you there.