Cornbury Music Festival Day 1

Friday 4th June was day 1 of the Cornbury Music Festival and I was there. It was a really nice day apart from the rain at the end which managed to find it’s way into one of my cameras which started to error but it was the last set so I got lucky really. The performers were great and didnt not enjoy shooting any one of them. For anybody who may not recognize any or some of them they are, Dan Gillespie Sells of The Feeling, Mel C formely Sporty Spice, Sophie Ellis-Bexter, Jools Holland, Marc Almond, Suzanne Vega, Arrested Development, Hudson Taylor and The Lottery Winners.

A fun day out, loads of banter with the other photographers but also some interesting serious discussions about how little or no money that people are earning!!!!

Jessie J, Paul Weller, Jools Holland a good weekend at Westonbirt

I spent a very enjoyable and tiring weekend covering the Westonbirt Arboretum Forest Concerts.

Friday was Jessie J, Saturday was Paul Weller and Sunday was Jools Holland. All of the concerts were excellent but for me Jessie J and Jools Holland take top spot. Both were so good and both interacted with the audience so well it just made it them so much better. Paul Weller I have to say didnt interact with the audience very much at all.

It was also very interesting to observe the audience over the three nights. Jessie J was very much mum’s and daughters, Paul Weller was very much middle aged men with hair cuts made to look like that of Paul Weller and quite a bit of drinking going on. Jools Holland was very refined mixed sex, mixed age group.

I took close to 1600 images and found it really difficult to choose which ones to use so these are a fairly random selection from the collection.

All in all a good weekend and lots of lessons learnt being a photographer at big gigs rather than the more local ones I usually cover.