Glastonbudget 2013 – Leaving Party Play The Icon Stage
It seems strange that only 2 weeks ago I photographed Leicester band Leaving Party at The Musician Pub, Craven Street, Leicester as they where playing the finals of the VTJ Promotions event The Original Bands Showcase (OBS) – a local talent contest that started in 2009 and was set up to give local bands and singers the chance to win various high ranking music prizes.
It seems in only those few weeks this bunch of green musicians have quickly got up to speed with the festival scene, media and promotion. As I spotted them setting up their set on the Icon Stage it would seem that Take Over Radio presenter Kevin Gaughan and BBC Radio Leicester presenter John Sinclair also spotted them and we all got in line to either photograph or interview them , a far cry from when they were leaving The Musician Pub wondering if they would make it through to the next heat.
This band will certainly do well over the coming years as long as they stay focused and with other festivals such as Leicester’s Western Park and the MASSIVE Strawberry Fields they are sure to put their name around as a set of talented musicians and performers.