With the Essex crowd already treated to two days of top entertainment, the big build-up to Sunday’s headline acts was over and it was time for the likes of Hadouken, Pigeon Detectives and The Fratellis to stand up and deliver.
Unfortunately, Morris Farm wasn’t blessed with the basking sunshine of Saturday – this time overcast and windy with an increasing number of people donning the official Brownstock hoodie. And by 11am, the option of a shower had gone – yesterday’s drip of freezing to scolding seeming like luxury compared with today’s scenario of missing shower heads, blocked drains and intermittent water! I’d be going without!
After spending a couple of hours writing articles and uploading them to the site, Ellekaye took to Main Stage to kick-off the final day of the festival – clearly impressing as hoards of weary-eyed campers started emerging from their tents, making their way towards the stage. Social Student managed to grab the Brighton-based band for a chat, on their way down from the stage –
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With work now over for the day, the next stop was Sutton & Sons for a melt in your mouth hog roll, stuffing, cracking and chutney bun and portion of cheesy chips – a great combination and lasting taste for our final Brownstock meal!As the afternoon progressed and all stages were now in full flow, offering a diverse range of music and entertainment, The Fratellis tour bus pulled up backstage and Social Student were soon invited onboard for an
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Despite a few security complications, our media passes had once again gained us backstage access in time to see Hadouken, before Pigeon Detectives took to the stage to send the audience wild. Lead singer, Matt Bowman, showed incredible energy – dominating the stage, crowd-surfing and even getting the audience sitting on each other’s shoulders! A top set culminating with a live version of the hit Take Her Back, leaving the fans in the mood and screaming for more – which The Fratellis did not disappoint in providing! Jon Fratelli and co rolled back the years with a number of hits from the Costello Music album, including Henrietta, Whistle For The Choir and Everybody Knows You Cried Last Night, eventually closing Brownstock 2013 with the incredibly-popular Chelsea Dagger!
A great finish to a great festival! Nine years ago, Brownstock festival started with the Brown family opening the farm gates to just 100 friends – but here it was today closed out by the former Best British Band, in front of 6,000 fans!
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