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LIVE: Yonaka, Bestival 2017, Dorset (10/9/17)

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Yonaka, Bestival 2017 (photos: Phoebe Reeks)

Alt-rock band Yonaka were one of the first bands to play at this year’s Bestival 2017, with an exciting performance on the Invaders of the Future stage. Both the energy of lead singer Theresa Jarvis and heavy guitar hooks got the crowd jumping and moving along to a dynamic performance.

The band performed several unreleased tracks as well as Drongo and newest single Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya. They drew a wide-ranging audience to this early set, including plenty of committed fans at the front who knew every word of every song. Towards the end of their set, Jarvis leapt from the stage and down into the pit, screaming lyrics from Ignorance to fans in the front row, before the band wrapped things up with final song, Bubblegum.

Yonaka’s set was high tempo energy at its best, and a great way to kick off a weekend of live music.

Review & Photos: Phoebe Reeks

 

LIVE: Blaenavon, Bestival 2017, Dorset (10/9/17)

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Blaenavon, Bestival 2017 (Photos: Phoebe Reeks)

Blaenavon put on an exciting and action-packed performance for their set on the Invaders of the Future stage at Bestival 2017. With the band hailing from various parts of Hampshire, lead singer Ben Gregory recognised familiar faces in the crowd as they performed so close to home.

The band owned the stage, performing several songs from their recently released debut album, That’s Your Lot, including My Bark is Your Bite, Let’s Pray and Orthodox Man as well as older song, Into the Night. The tent was packed out with fans singing along.

They closed their set with Prague 99, which the crowd really responded to, singing back the lyrics loud and proud. The song ended with a frenzy of guitar and drums as Gregory jumped off stage and got a little closer to the front row fans.

There’s no shortage of talk about Blaenavon right now. Believe the hype.

Review & Photos: Phoebe Reeks