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Top of the Bill

Was it Blur or Oasis?

No sorry, was it Noel


or Mark?

Ronson DJ

Conflict of choice last night around 10.45 – although maybe wise since there was therefore room in both fields. I started off opting for Mr Ronson who was OK but DJing on that vast stage/screen wasn’t visually very thrilling – and I’d spent most of the day in the World Village listening to a fine mix of musicians and DJs, rapping, mixing, toasting etc (below). So after about 15 minutes I went over to see Noel Gallagher. I hadn’t been too bothered about him but he sang a good mix of familiar and new stuff, the band were tight and interesting, and he sang and played really well. I think the nicest surprise for me.

Subajah 1

OK that’s all from me, from Victorious until this time next year. Lovely stuff!


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Don’t Look Back in Anger

Why would you?


For most people at least, the final song of the two-day Victorious Festival at the end of a very fine set from Noel Gallagher (he’s in the photo somewhere).

I had a terrific two days. Highlights – the World Music Stage throughout (and playing there of course), Nina Cherry, EMPTIFISH & their Sharks and Mr Gallagher. Lots more about all of it tomorrow.


Victorious Saturday

Here’s a Drumming Dragon

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And a couple of Long Legged Ladies

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A promise for tomorrow afternoon: Seaside Stage at 2pm


My favourite music today – Neneh Cherry DJ/Toasting etc “Uptown Top-Ranking”

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(There’s rather a lot of 1999-sounding electric guitar bands for my taste, but lots of good stuff in the World Music Village.)