Despite being knackered, the crowd for Baby Godzilla was suitably packed, as everyone had clearly heard how crazy their shows are. The sheer energy that was displayed throughout the show singled them out as the craziest band of the weekend – no question. Whether it was when they were climbing amps, moving the whole drum kit into the crowd, climbing on the outside of the tent, or just generally being insane, Baby Godzilla literally did not give one single fuck. What was most impressive is that throughout all their stage shenanigans they didn’t stop performing and still managed to wreak havoc without breaking anything too badly.
Taking leaves out of books from both Crystal Fighters and Imagine Dragons, Little Comets brought their danceable guitar melodies to The Quarry, and judging by the size of the crowd, there weren’t many who missed their set. An injection of fun into an otherwise pretty heavy day for us, Little Comets were technically on point and such fun to watch.
After a day of nice surprises music-wise, LostAlone were sadly a bit of a dampener. The performance was average, but the music they were making was just terrible. The band couldn’t seem to make up their minds whether they want to make pop music with strong choruses, bad rock like Status Quo, metal akin to Bullet For My Valentine, or pop-punk, and unfortunately it really didn’t work. Anyone new to hearing LostAlone this weekend were just left thinking ‘What the hell was that?’ and to be honest, I’m not sure anyone really knew.
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
Bringing the festival to a close was the mighty Frank Turner, backed by his trusty band The Sleeping Souls. Having already headlined Standon Calling and Kendal Calling earlier in the week, Frank Turner was on top form, performing a flawless set with as much enthusiasm as if it was his first show. Greeting us all as if we were personal friends and chatting throughout the set, Turner’s down-to-earth attitude shone through, leading the crowd to form an attachment from the minute he begun.
Flying through hits like ‘Long Live The Queen’, ‘The Way I Tend To Be’, and ‘Wessex Boy’, it was obvious that Turner had chosen each track for a reason, and when it came to the closing trio there weren’t any tracks that could’ve fitted better. Whether it was the star jumps and clapping that he taught us in ‘Recovery’, the feeling of triumph in ‘I Still Believe’ or the pure elation of ‘Four Simple Words’, never could there have been a more perfect close to Y Not Festival 2014 than the incredible Frank Turner.
Y Not Festival 2015 will run from July 31st – August 2nd and tickets are currently on sale at 2014 prices for a limited time. You can purchase them here priced from £84.50, we absolutely can’t wait!
Words by Katie Vowles