Festival Q&A:
Plastic House

The Stockport band tell Big Issue North about being lost in London for the British Summer Time Festival and look forward to playing Rec Rock (15-17 Sept) a bit closer to home

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Who else are you excited to see?
Cabbage and The Blinders are two of our favourite new bands at the moment.

What’s your best festival memory?

A few years ago we travelled down to London to watch the Libertines play the British Summer Time festival. We left on the Saturday morning and the plan was to stay at Lennon’s [lead guitar] sister’s house and come back on the Sunday night. We probably should have looked for the house once we got to London but instead we decided to go straight to Hyde Park. GREAT DAY. Sun was out, we didn’t even take jackets with us. T-shirts and shades, loving life. Once the music had finished we set off to try and find our accommodation. We followed the address we’d been given only to find a woman waving us away out of the window. It was the wrong address and of course it was only a matter of time until our phones ran out of battery. To cut a very long story short, we were outside roaming the streets of London for a total of 39 hours, no money, no food. This is our closest experience of being homeless, but we did have a laugh on the way!

What are your festival essentials?

How does playing a festival differ from playing your own gig?
We love playing our own gigs but festivals are special. It’s great to watch other bands play and be outside all day.

What’s your favourite part of playing a festival?

Apart from obviously the performance, it’s probably making new friends. Festivals are full of artists that you may or may not have heard of and it’s great to catch up with them face to face.

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