Primal Scream – Boardmasters Festival


On Sunday I got to shoot Primal Scream at the Boardmasters Festival in Newquay.  I was only able to attend on the Sunday which was headlined by James Bay.  The bill also included White Denim, Soul II Soul, Coasts and the Magic Numbers.  Having been a massive Primal Scream fan the indie kid in me was a little excited to photograph them.
Primal Scream - Boardmasters Festival
It’s been over 25 years since Primal Screams breakthrough album ‘Screamadelica’ and they have consistently made unique albums that have covered most genres.  From pop to punk to rock n roll and industrial dance, all topped off with a little experimental.  They covered it all in a set that spanned their career and it was good to hear tracks from their 11th studio album ‘ Chaosmosis’ alongside favourites Movin’ On Up and Country Girl; which had the crowd bouncing along.
Primal Scream - Boardmasters Festival
Having first seen them live in 1997 on the ‘Vanish Point’ tour, they still seem to carry a sense of chaos and madness to the tunes.  But Primal Scream are tight enough to move between the mesmeric Higher than the Sun and the straightforward blues rock of Rocks without sounding at all lost to this Boardmasters crowd.
This was one of the finest performances that I've seen from Primal Scream and was perfect as the sun set  across the ocean on the final evening of Boardmasters Festival.
I will be blogging more from Boardmasters soon.

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