This was my first year going to Leefest, so as I was travelling down from London through the Kent countryside I wasn't really sure what to expect.

A month earlier I'd been at Denmark's mighty Roskilde Festival, Leefest in comparison was tiny, but not in a bad way. The main stage was roughly the sound of the sound stage at most big festivals, so every performance was an intimate affair. Unfortunately, I didn't make it down to Leefest until the Friday night, so I missed out on all of Thursday's music and most of Friday's. I made up for it by watching and shooting tons of bands on Saturday though...

Notable acts include

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes who absolutely lit up the tiny second stage, which more or less a large shed. Spending as much time in the crowd as he did on the stage.

Nimmo who woke everyone the fuck up in the middle of Saturday afternoon, turning it from the type of festival everyone sits around watching bands, to the type of festival where everyone is on their feet losing their shit.

Annabel Allum who I watched whilst severely hungover in the middle of a small forest. Her guitar and vocal combo was exactly what my sloshy brain needed.

I decided to ask as many bands the same 5 questions as possible, to get a general feel for the bands playing, the questions were:

- Top 3 acts playing Leefest?
- Pokémon Go, yes or no?
- Would you rather have dog shit stank breath everyone can smell or everyone else has dog shit stank breath that you can smell?
- Cats or dogs?
- Drink of choice?

And their answers were:


Annabel Allum

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- Capture, Hannah Lee Clark, Shura

- YES
- She has dog shit breath everyone else can smell
- Dogs

- Kraken & Coke


W A X

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- Get Inuit, Oscar, Shura
- Yes, then no
- Everyone else has dog shit breath
- Dogs
- Brewdog


Hannah Trigwell

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- Lianne La Havas, Shura, Corey Fox Fardell
- Yes then no (too addicted)
- She has dog shit breath everyone else can smell
- Cats
- Amaretto Sour


Lee (as in the Lee in Leefest Lee)

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- Lianne La Havas, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

- No
- Everyone else has dog shit breath
- Dogs
- Ale


MIAMIGO

MIAMIGO

- Shura, We Are Scientists, Lianne La Havas
- Yes/No split
- Everyone else has dog shit stank breath
- Dogs
- JD & coke/Gammaray


We Are Scientists

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- Big Moon, Lianne La Havas, Submotion Orchestra
- No
- Everyone else has dog shit stank breath
- Dogs/Cats split
- Any alcohol


Nimmo

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- Ghostpoet, Shura, Lianne La Havas
- NO
- Everyone else has dog shit breath
- Dogs
- Pint


Queen Kwong

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- Frank Carter, Frank Carter, Frank Carter
- What's that
- She has dog shit breath
- Cats - (she has 22 even though she's allergic)
- Roy Rogers (she's allergic to booze)


She Drew A Gun

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- Spring King, Lianne La Havas, We Are Scientists
- 3/1 No
- Everyone else has dog shit breath
- Split
- IPA, IPA, Vodka, JD & Coke


Shura

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- Big Moon, Lianne La Havas, Submotion Orchestra
- Yes (today was the first day)
- Everyone else has dog shit breath
- Cats
- Aperol Spritz


Frank Carter

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- Submotion Orchestra, Shura, Demob happy
- Yes, fucking yes it's ruined my life (£230 phone bill from Europe)
- Everyone else stinks
- Dogs
- Grey Goose


Jahmar Ngozi

- Lianne La Havas, Solomon Adams
- No
- Everyone else has dog shit breath
- Cats
- Courvoisier


Overall the majority of answers were:

- Shura, Lianne La Havas, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
- No
- Everyone else has dogs hit stank breath
- Dogs
- Beer

So I can conclude the acts playing Leefest were a beer drinking, dog loving bunch of people who'd rather the whole world had shitty breath. They dislike Pokémon but love trendy pop music and hardcore punk. As you can tell I learned a lot.

Gallery

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