Hevy Festival: Red Bull Stage: Saturday

So I spent last weekend (7th-8th August) at Hevy Festival, a great small festival held in Kent. Over the weekend I photographed 24 bands, so over the next few days I’ll be posting pictures from all of these sets. This post is all about the bands I photographed in the Red Bull Bedroom Jam tent on Saturday. A lot of great bands played this tent over the weekend, including several bands I had wanted to see for a long time. The tent was good for photography during the day, as there was pretty of natural light. It was only when it started getting dark that it became slightly harder. Due to the small size of the stage, we were limited to three photographers at a time, meaning that I only got one or two songs per band to get pictures, but this just meant arriving early at the stage to get in for the first song of the set.

First band I saw in this tent were ‘Never Means Maybe’, a band who have played Norwich a few times before, but I haven’t seen them yet. Well worth checking out, they had the tent packed, and put on a great set.

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Never Means Maybe

Never Means Maybe

Never Means Maybe

Never Means Maybe

Never Means Maybe

Never Means Maybe

Never Means Maybe

Never Means Maybe

Never Means Maybe

Never Means Maybe

Next up were Heights, a band fairly heavy screamy kinda band, that fitted in well with most of the other bands on Saturday.

Heights

Heights

Heights

Heights

Heights

Heights

Heights

Heights

Whilst queuing to get on site on Saturday morning, some Scottish guys I was chatting to recommended that I check out Hearts Under Fire, so after photographing Trash Talk on the main stage (photos coming soon), I rushed back to the Red Bull tent and I wasn’t disappointed. Hearts Under Fire are possibly the best all female band since Twist (who no one can probably remember, but I loved).

Hearts Under Fire

Hearts Under Fire

Hearts Under Fire

Hearts Under Fire

Hearts Under Fire

Hearts Under Fire

Later on in the day (after several hours on Main Stage and Rock Sound Stage) I headed back for the two bands I’d most looked forward to photographing; Deaf Havana and Twin Atlantic.
First up were Deaf Havana, the tent was rammed and the guys played the set of their lives. By this time the light had dimmed, so my camera slightly struggled with the lack of light.

Deaf Havana

Deaf Havana

Deaf Havana

Deaf Havana

Deaf Havana

Deaf Havana

Deaf Havana

Deaf Havana

Last band for the day were Twin Atlantic. I love their mini album Vivarium, so got there early so I could take pictures of the first couple of songs before watching the rest of the set. Because the light had long since gone, and it was dark in the tent I asked the stage manager if I could use flash and was allowed. Only at 1/84th power, but this was enough to get some light on the band.

Twin Atlantic

Twin Atlantic

Twin Atlantic

Twin Atlantic

Twin Atlantic

Twin Atlantic

Coming soon…more photos from Hevy Festival including Pulled Apart By Horses, Me Vs Hero, Young Guns, Canterbury, Failsafe, The King Blues, The Subways, Glassjaw, Feed The Rhino, Trash Talk, Gallows, Rolo Tomassi, Fucked Up, Comeback Kid and more.

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