Something To Smile About Festival 2019 - Tanya Russell
It is our first year at Something To Smile About Festival, so we
don't really know what to expect and therefore we are immediately delighted
when we enter the festival field to a genial atmosphere with a vibrant,
The music kicks off with
We arrive at Rock City early as we have been told that support act NOTHING MORE are definitely one to watch and it becomes immediately apparent that we have been advised well. A huge scream permeates the room as the band enter the stage to a storm of sound.
“Man,” Bryan Adams quips after he brings the house down at the FlyDSA Arena with a cinematic, stadium-sized rendition of Summer of ’69. “If I’d have known you were going to sing like that, I’d have played it earlier.”
Genial guffaws abound, and not for the first time tonight either.
“I saw New Order in 1984 when I was a student, you know,” says the man standing next to me as we wait eagerly, only minutes before Peter Hook & The Light are expected to start their set.
It isn’t 1984, it’s February 2019. Unlike the man next to me, I
Three more days of rock, roll and roast pork and “last man standing” is becoming an ever more recurring theme.
“Last man” might mean, literally, the last remaining member of a particular touring band or maybe a sole representative plying their wares.
Opener Eric Bell – judging by his frail frame –