Johnny Flynn - Bestival 2011 review
'Four-part harmonies and Flynn's Dylan-esque vocals set hearts a-flutter'
Photographer: Al De Perez11 September 2011
Sunday morning of the Bestival with no bog roll, booze or Berocca left but in serious need of a pep-up? If the idea of Mr Motivator on main stage doesn’t float your boat, ye olde folk singer Johnny Flynn is gracing the Big Top for his last tour date of the year. Droves of doe-eyed girls have already flocked to the front to catch a glimpse.
A bashful Flynn addresses an ever-growing crowd with a simple, “Hey.” The screams that follow can probably be heard from the very depths of the Ambient Forest as the band dig up a few ditties from their debut album including ‘The Box’, ‘Eyeless in Holloway’ and ‘Cold Bread’.
Eerie four-part harmonies and Flynn’s Dylan-esque vocals set feet stomping and hearts a-flutter. With a rousing rendition of ‘Tickle Me Pink’ to tie up the set, Flynn ends this tour with a throng of new fans... and marriage proposals.
By Jenni McKean.
We want your Bestival reviews!
Remember, we’re giving you the chance to review all the acts for Bestival 2011 this weekend too.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and reply to our review posts with your thoughts, insights, opinions and full-on reviews.
Send tweets to us with your reviews or comment on our Bestival Facebook posts or in the comments section below with your thoughts.
This isn’t about getting nasty if you don’t agree with our journalists, but an opportunity to leave your own appraisals, with the best ones getting published on the site.
So, what are you waiting for? Let us know your thoughts!