Wadham’s day-long music festival was a great success as revellers enjoyed some of the best weather so far this year. An huge amount of bands and poets lent their talents to a very varied line-up.
For those less inclined to join the loungers in front of the stage there were stalls for unlimited candy floss, very strong cocktails, and a bungee run which caused a few festival goers to tear their shirts in over-exertion.
As it started to get dark, the quality of acts peaked. Garfunkel played their final Wadham gig ever, and will be missed, while Indie band Crayon brought in the night with some delicate soundscaping. The penultimate band, however, stole the show completely, summoning up the energy of punk-rock legends Dead Kennedys. Don’t Go Plastic were an inspired selection as they launched into unrelenting punk track after unrelenting punk track. This being Wadham however, the night couldn’t end until the sublime Dot’s Funk Odyssey unleashed their cover of The Specials’ ‘Free Nelson Mandela’.