The Boof is back in town

 

Big thanks from the ‘Gallaghers’: Oasish front man thanked the Mighty Boof for organising the gig and bringing them back to Cumbria - Photo by Robert Haile

Big thanks from the ‘Gallaghers’: Oasish front man thanked the Mighty Boof for organising the gig and bringing them back to Cumbria
– Photo by Robert Haile

THE MIGHTY BOOF have made a comeback bigger than ever, going back to basics with a Boxing Day Boof event, at the Solway Hall, Whitehaven.

The Boof ignited Whitehaven with a massive eight band gig.

Cumbrian music was at the forefront with only the headliner Oasish coming from out of the county. The local talent shone throughout.

Audioclub performed an acoustic set before Tens and Units took to the stage.

New band Rouges built on their growing reputation before Screaming Frank drew the crowd in close, where it stayed for the rest of the night.

Ryan Burns, organiser of one of the Flood Aid concerts, performed with Mama-Sang and the Robot and kept the crowd growing. The event was building nicely towards the headliner, then The Fiction took the stage and venue by force. The group worked the young crowd into a barrier thumping frenzy that carried on after they left and the Chadelics had arrived.

With each band performing a sound check the crowd grew frustrated with the Chadelics after The Fictions work.
This led the crowd to make more noise, leading to Chadelics frontman needing to move back so he could hear the drummer.

This slight frustration, though, didn’t affect the overall enjoyment, as the crowd was jumping for the sound the Chadelics were bringing to the gig.

Then came Oasish.

The seasoned performers ignored the rowdy crowd as they set up and soon turned the frustrated jeers into a giant singing session. It was a triumphant comeback to a much loved event in the area and not one member of the crowd seemed anything but excited and thrilled with the immense comeback.

The Mighty Boof are back in 2016, bringing back their Mighty Boof at the Stadium weekend-long festival.

– By Robert Haile