This year I had the pleasure of photographing two largest festivals in Cornwall, the Eden Sessions and Boardmasters. I first went to Eden back in 2005 to see Embrace and since then I’ve seen some pretty amazing shows there, Muse, Kasabian, Oasis, Frank Turner, Pixies, Elbow and PJ Harvey.
I was there at the Eden Project for five of the seven Eden Sessions. Below you’ll see pictures from Madness, Royal Blood and Foals (plus the supports Everything Everything, Turbowolf and Backbeat Soundsystem). Although I was there for Bryan Adams and Bastille I can’t personally share any of those pictures due to copyright contracts from the artists management, but if you search on the Whats On Cornwall website you should be able to find the reviews and pictures.
Thanks to Lee Trewhela at Cornwall Live and David Rowe & the team at Eden, see you next year!
In over twenty seven years of attending gigs I had never seen Madness, so this was one that I was really looking forward to. Madness are legends and the atmosphere at the Eden Sessions show was just one big party. They covered all of their hits and I think Suggs was slightly drunk and on top form. There were some new tracks from the new album ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’ which is as good as anything they released from the early days. Still relevant and still fun!
Just 24 hours before Royal Blood stormed the main stage at Glastonbury they delivered and absolutely thunderous set at the Eden Sessions. The set covered favourites from their debut album and new release ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ which was just about to be announced as No. 1 in the UK album charts.
Foals was the one show that I really wanted to see at this years Eden Sessions and was only one of two UK shows that they were playing in 2017. Their last album “What Went Down’ was one of my favourite albums in my Best of 2015. It was the album that finally saw them headline festivals and with this performance you could see why.
Everything Everything (support to Foals)
Turbowolf (support to Royal Blood)
Backbeat Soundsystem (support to Madness)