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60 Seconds with Steve Craddock on Cool Britannia

Steve Cradock of Ocean Colour Scene – talks about Cool Britannia Festival and
more. The band headlines Cool Britannia Festival on Sunday 2nd September.

What or which other band are you most looking forward to at the Cool Britannia Festival?
Happy Mondays – I love Shaun Ryder.

What is your favourite Britpop song from another artist and why?
Verve – Sonnet

Tell us your favourite festival story.

Watching Tame Impala at Glastonbury and meeting Kevin Parker. My son Cass and I are
massive fans. Kevin said “Hey Cass, we both look like mouldy bananas”. They both had very
muddy yellow trousers on. Cass was made up!!

What are your festival dos and don’ts?

Do bring loo roll and don’t camp on a hill
Best festival advice ever –
Bring wellies OVS!!

What is your favourite song to play live?

Hundred Mile High City

What is your song writing process? What inspires you to write songs?

No format as such… Life inspires me to write songs.

In 1996 you supported Oasis at Knebworth. How does it feel to return to this iconic
location and to headline this time around?

Déjà vu – but better

Editor of LLR since 2005

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