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The Wigan-based trio play Rochdale Feel Good Festival (19-20 Aug). Frontman Edd tells us why they’re bigger than the Boomtown Rats.

How would you describe your sound?
For those who’ve never heard us before I’d say fun rock and roll with a splash of pop punk.

Tell us what you’ve been up to since last summer?

Working hard on new material and gigging non stop. We are always touring the country, clocking nearly 200 gigs a year.

What can we expect from your set at Feel Good Festival this year?
We have a lot of fans in the Rochdale area so we are going to be giving them new material as well as some mental mash-up covers to get the crowd rocking.

If you could curate your own festival what would the line-up look like with artists dead or alive?

If we had our way it would be young bands opening like Don Broco, then get some Avenged Sevenfold on the bill (with the original drummer, who’s passed away now) then Foo Fighters, Billy Joel and then Boomin and Queen with Freddy Mercury to headline.

Who else are you excited to see at the Feel Good Festival?

Obviously the Fratellis.

What’s your best festival memory?

We went on before the Boomtown Rats at NewQuay music festival and literally had 500 people chanting for us to go back on stage when Boomtown Rats were performing.

What’s in your festival survival kit?
Vicks vapor rub. Rub it under your nose before using the toilet!

Apart from music, what should the ideal festival have?
Somewhere to get a massage.

Antonia Charlesworth

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