May Music Monthly

Review and photos by Robert Haile.

The Boof cast a view in to festival talent

John Power giving a powerful performance with Cast on the Friday night.

John Power giving a powerful performance with Cast on the Friday night.

THE Mighty Boof Promotions have been getting audiences geared up for their long-awaited return of the At the Stadium Festival.

The festival, which takes place on May 13 and 14, have Maximo Park and The Ordinary Boys set to headline.

Taking place at Copeland Stadium, this will be the first Mighty Boof at the Stadium since 2014.

Danny Maudling, CEO of Mighty Boof Promotions, said: “We’re really happy with the line up this year there’s something for everybody in it.”

Maximo Park will take the Saturday headlining slot bringing ten years of alternative rock and five studio albums of experience to Whithaven and The Ordinary Boys will be performing on Friday night with their mod-ska music.

To get audience’s warmed up 90’s Brit-pop band, The Cast, made a return to Cumbria on April 8 and rock and rollers The View on April 10 – both at The Solway Hall in Whitehaven.

CAST returned to The Solway Hall, Whitehaven with support from the Chadelics on April 8.

The View belting out new songs reaching out for a new generation.

The View belting out new songs reaching out for a new generation.

The Chadelics were in exceptional form as the quiet four piece let their pacey music do the talking and soon had the crowd jumping, dancing and singing along.

The group had come a long way in a year with t shirts and a new ep for sale. As the Cast made their way on to the stage the loudest cheer of the night had been saved for them.

Playing songs old and new the Cast showed the audience the range of their music with the new song Baby Blue Eyes and that almost 25 years of performing hadn’t taken its toll as the band matched the energetic performance that had come before them.

The View, The Stamp and Reptilians played the second Mighty Boof hosted concert of the weekend April 10.

The Reptilians are a local band that wowed the growing crowd playing their own songs from their new EP that launches April 15.

The Stamp are currently touring with The View as their main support and with the high energy performance.

Then The View took to the stage.

The Dundonian group made the Solway Hall explode as they played songs from their new album Ropewalk and previous hits.

After working the crowd into a frenzy Kyle Falconer calmed them back down with a solo performance of Tacky

Tattoo for the groups’ last song of the night.

After these two amazing concerts the Mighty Boof at the Stadium is surely an event not to be missed.

The Rogues rock out at the Wheatsheaf

_DSC2245A FULL Wheatsheaf greeted the returning Rogues on Saturday April 9.

In their electrified glory the 5 piece took the audience by surprise with a complete u-turn and started the night with a couple of acoustic songs from Andrew Winters and Mitchell Hewer.

The pair were then joined by David Hodgeson, David Tite and Michael Smith for the rest of the concert.

The band played covers such as Folsom Prison Blues, Seven Nation Army and Kasabian’s Empire.

In amongst the well played covers were original songs from the band such as Women and Megalodon, a song about a giant shark.

The biggest response came from the bands covers of Love Machine and Fire.