Beautiful Days - WINNING BANDS

United Kingdom United Kingdom | by John Bownas | 29 July 2004

It's gonna be a beautiful couple of days...

From an initial entry of over 300 bands we shortlisted 13, and you voted for your favourites to fill the last two slots on the Beautiful Days line up. When the voting closed we put the top four acts forward for The Levellers themselves to make the final choice as to who was going to have the chance to complete the bill.

When it came to it then the decision proved that we really had swept the length of the country to find the best of the best, because the two winners were Brighton's The Lovegods and Scotland's Poor Old Ben.

This was bad news for Bath's Urusen and London's Whitestar, but both of the runners up are consolled by the fact that in the people's choice voting they did exceptionally well against strong competition.

The news that the festival has now sold all of its tickets means that The Lovegods and Poor Old Ben should be playing to large crowds, despite being first on the bill on each of the two days of the event (Poor Old Ben kick off the second stage on Sunday and The Lovegods will be warming up the festival from the main stage on Saturday).

If you are lucky enough to have a ticket to the event then make sure that you take the time to check out these two new bands, because you can take it from us that they both intend to put on a show that you won't forget!

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- Photographer: Sara Bowrey

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