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Leeds indie four piece Cud were one of the many acts discovered by the late John Peel, who takes pride of place in their dream festival line-up. They play the Gigantic Indie All Dayer (28 May).

Tell us what you’ve been up to since last summer?
Proper jobs (sigh), writing a book about comics, appreciating fine wines. As for Cud, a winter tour playing an unavailable album, and working on some new songs.

How would you describe your sound?
In the 20 to 20,000Hz range. Warm. Inviting.

You’re set to play Gigantic Festival 2016. What can we expect?
A tribute to the majesty of 90s showbiz band Cud played by gentlemen untouched by the rigours of age.

Who else are you excited to see at Gigantic?
House of Love – not seen them since a gig in Chatham. Jack Adaptor, classy songs from Fred and pals. The Frank and Walters – they owe me a fiver.

If you could curate your own festival what would the line-up look like with artists dead or alive?
Syd Barrett, Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, The B-52s, Showaddywaddy, Ezra Furman, Ringo’s High, Jesca Hoop and a DJ set from John Peel.

What’s your best festival memory?
The Bring back the Wispa campaign sharing the stage with Iggy and the Stooges at Glastonbury.

What’s in your festival survival kit?
Hotel room key.

Apart from music, what should the ideal festival have?
A ban on VIP enclosures and yurts and flags and sponsors. A dozen quality, cloudy, flat ciders based on apples and no other fruit. Compulsory vogueing at 7am. A pop-up Lidl. Patchy mobile signal. Lost child tent.

Antonia Charlesworth

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