Music Live stage made its debut at this month's Abbey Park
Festival and featured some of the best and most innovative
music championed by the BBC Leicester website over the last
kicked off with a feast of fast and furious young acts including
pop newcomer Thom Costall who has already attracted
interest from Coldplay's management, Coalville band Wildgoose
and young rock band Kritikal.
of the afternoon featured a combination of innovative pop
and some of the best in world music and was beamed around
the world via BBC Leicester webcast.
included city four-piece who put the pout back into pop -
Valise and femme fatales Invocal who spell
originality with a capital O. Also appearing were the beauteous
Butterfly Polite who created a stunning yet chilled
atmosphere while the sun shone on Abbey Park. Hear
their live session for BBC Leicester.
Folk Foundasian, featuring a Loughborough mother and
son played a set of Bollywood favourites. And also new to the
festival were two-piece Fathary featuring Angolan musicians
Hamavoto and Paulo
Carnoth. The band's appearance was sponsored by refugee
arts campaign Long Journey Home.
were Little Fat Hoover who combine quality West Coast
sounds with outstanding contemporary songwriting. They played
a cracking set despite their drummer having a broken. Hear
them talk about their plans for the summer here.
Jinrai drew a warm response from crowds at Summer Sundae
with their innovative folk-soul and did the same at Abbey