Monday, June 08, 2015

RECAP: Bunbury Music Festival 2015

Despite the minor hiccups – long entrance lines, rain and ATM issues - that were solved after the first night, this year’s Bunbury Music Festival was another smashing success. 
The headliners, The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers and Snoop Dogg did what was expected of them and the Columbus-based duo, Twenty One Pilots stole the show once again with their energetic and engaging performance.  Other bands that impressed were Temples, whose hazy psychedelic sound matched the intensity of the hot and humid afternoon and Brand New, who after a long hiatus looked…well, brand new.  Also, Father John Misty’s off-kilter folk and lounge act and Royal Blood’s thunderous two-man throwdown were highlights as well. 
The one act that surprised me the most though was Bleachers.  I hadn’t really paid much attention to them beyond the ubiquitous radio singles but their arena-worthy 80’s-inspired rock show came complete with saxophone solos and Jack Antonoff, formerly of fun. was the perfect showman. 
I am already looking forward to next year, which will be the fifth year of the festival, so I am expecting big things!


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