Community Festival 2019 basked in glorious sunshine as once again the indie day out offered a glimpse of how much bigger it could get.
Back for its third incarnation, the festival, welcomed 35,000 people to Finsbury Park on Sunday. Many of them, were getting bored of seeing the fun everyone at Glastonbury was having and decided to have a little of their own.
Across Community’s two stages a nice mix of upcoming coming indie and established names performed.
As you’d expect from the event’s name, the atmosphere, was friendly and good natured. And, undeniably, there’s nothing better than a festival in the sunshine.
On the main stage, there was a wonderfully rowdy performance from Gerry Cinnamon, who orchestrated many raucous singalongs. While, local girl Kate Nash, glistening in a golden sequined dress, got such a massive reaction to Foundations – a song which soundtracked many inbetweeners’ youth.
Arguably, Blossoms , who had special guest billing at Community Festival , were the stars of the show. They treated the crowd to a mix of songs from their first two albums. While, there was also a nice brief cover of the New Order classic Blue Monday. Although, we didn’t get that teased David Bowie cover of Let’s Dance.
Many will probably feel it won’t be long until Blossoms headline events such as Community.
Over at the alternative N64 stage there were performances by Fuzzy Sun, Vistas and The Academic – with the latter being the best of the up-and-coming stars.
That stage was headlined by The Amazons while The Kooks took top spot at Finsbury Park – in what felt like an emotional experience for the band.
On stage, as well as performing all the indie group’s big hits as well as eluding to some of the bands ups and downs from the last 14 years.
She Moves in Her Own Way and Naive proved to be very popular while lead singer repeatedly described the experience as ‘beautiful’ and ‘incredible’ as he bounded around the stage.
Once the crescendo’s confetti had landed and the thousands were leaving the park in the summer sunset your thoughts turn to Community Festival 2020.
And, hopefully it might run over two days or have a later curfew than 9.30pm. As the day left us wanting more.