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JV reporting from Bergenfest 2014: Day 2
Robert Plant and The Sensational Space shifters:
The headliner on the second day was of course, Robert Plant and his band The Sensational Space shifters. Plant revisited surprisingly many songs from the Led Zeppelin catalog (and an appreciative audience loved it) plus some new songs and tunes from his post-Zeppelin career. The emphasis was on blues put in a historic context, very modern sounding but also very true to it’s roots. He drew the lines from England to Memphis to Africa. This wasn’t a dry history lesson, but a joyful celebration of the blues artform.
JV reporting from Bergenfest 2014: Day 1
Great first day @ Bergenfest 2014.
Let’s kick off with a mind-map giving a nice overview:
(click on the mind-map to get a larger version)
Bergenfest 2014: Must see concerts
We are going on a trip next week, it is time for our annual visit to Bergenfest. We are very excited!
Bergenfest is an open air and club festival in the city centre of Bergen(Norway). It has over the years established itself as a modern music festival of both national and international interest. Open air shows take place in medieval fortress and castle in the city’s historic centre. Main stage capacity 6.700, second stage capacity 2.000, the third stage is an indoor “wooden tent” scene called “The Magic Mirror” stage. It is a relatively small but brilliant festival.
We will post daily reports from the festival.
These are the concerts we will try to catch.
John Fullbright (it’s a shame that it at the same time spot as Wovenhand, but we choose Fullbright)
North Mississippi Allstars
Robert Plant and The Sensational Shapeshifters
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
I Was A King
Graham Parker and the Rumour
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Lana Del Rey
James Vincent McMorrow
Bow To Each Other
Photo Special: Nick Cave at Bergenfest 2013
– Hallgeir (photo)