It’s Friday night in London Town. The sun is shining, the atmosphere is electric, and Hyde Park is rapidly filling to the brim with rock-hungry fans, all ready to kick start an awesome three days of tenacious rock. Yes music lovers - the weekend has officially begun. We arrived at the Park today and enjoyed some stonking sets from the ever-growing crowd here in London’s back garden. We saw Chew Lips launching Hard Rock Calling in style, and witnessed Passion Pit sending everyone wild over on the Main Stage earlier this afternoon.
All of this was followed by a phenomenal set from Australia’s Howling Bells who sounded absolutely incredible. The band got everyone going with tracks including Low Happening and Treasure Hunt, before launching into a fantastic rendition of hit single Into The Chaos, which sent the Hyde Park crowds absolutely crazy (oh, the irony). Lead singer Juanita was on top form, and sounded as good as she looked – truly superb. The rest of the band weren’t half bad either.
theres a whole bunch of really fabulous pictures from this festival on getty images (mostly of juanita obviously, who looks terrific even by her standards). including a really lovely one with both brendan and juanita (you'll see which one i mean), one of joel and juanita doing zz top-style synchronized guitars, and a brilliant one of joel performing guitar heroics powered by a divine light