First Mighty Boosh Festival goes off with a bang

United Kingdom United Kingdom | | 07 July 2008

The comedy duo, consisting of Noel Fielding and Julian Barrett, were joined onstage by actors from some of their programmes to perform tracks like 'Space Pirates', 'Old Gregory's Song', 'Bingo' and 'The Funk Song'.

Har Mar Superstar joined the troupe on the main stage for a dance-off against series character Bob Fossil, before Fossil initiated a giant game of bingo by throwing inflatable balls into the crowd and calling out their numbers. When '666' was launched into the audience The Hitcher came on stage to sing the track 'Eels'.

Despite a capacity of 30,000 the festival only managed to draw around 9,000 festival-goers to the inaugural bash but many got into the spirit of things and dressed up as characters from the show, to watch performances from the likes of Gary Numan, The Kills and Robots In Disguise.

Earlier on in the day Har Mar Superstar had stripped down to his underwear as he danced and sung over tracks from his iPod. The singer performed songs like 'Power Lunch' and 'H.A.R.M.A.R', which featured Beth Ditto on vocals.

The Charlatans drew a reasonable sized crowd, despite many revellers not arriving until late in the afternoon with the Brit Pop six-piece dedicating 'The Only One I Know' to Noel Fielding.

Elsewhere, the comedy tent was packed to see performances from the likes of Ross Noble, Garth Marenghi and a Bernard Manning tribute from Frankie Boyle.

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wrote on Monday 7 July :
Did anyone see Noel Fielding fall off the stage? - Hilarious!

wrote on Monday 7 July :
Yep... I thought it was part of the show! lol

wrote on Wednesday 9 July :
Space Pirates? WTF? Future Sailors mate!

wrote on Friday 11 July :
Yeah get it right!!!

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