Festival Q&A: Django Django

The art rock band are heading to the Ribble Valley for this year's Beat-Herder. Drummer David Maclean tells Big Issue North about one unusual item on his list of festival essentials

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Who else are you excited to see at Beat-Herder this year?
Ragga Twins, Orbital, Boney M, Freestylers & Navigator, Hookworms – there’s plenty to see though so hopefully we’ll get a few hours to wander about.

What’s your best festival memory?
We saw 30 minutes of Beyoncé before we had to leave Coachella recently, which was unreal, but in terms of Django memories, walking onto the Park Stage at Glasto has to be up there. I met Paul and Barry Chuckle a few summers ago, which was pretty special.

What are your festival essentials?
Boules, although they’re a bit heavy to be carrying around. Wellies too. The only problem is I generally forget them so have to buy a new pair each time, meaning 30 or 40 pairs at home.

How does playing a festival differ from playing your own gig?
It can be totally different. I guess there can be a whole bunch of folk who don’t know any of your songs at festivals so you have to really keep the energy up to keep people on side. It makes it fun for us though.

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