Festivals are obviously two a penny these days, but you can't help noticing the severe lack of them outside of the summer months. Whilst this is clearly due to the lack of large areas where bands can play without freezing their ends off, the smaller, indoor festival is becoming a rather charming prospect, and when you have a line up as exciting as Constellations have, it's no wonder why. In addition to Kendall's finest, we have Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Big Pink, Dutch Uncles, Spector, Givers, Three Trapped Tigers... the list goes on. Blending the up-and-coming with some undisputed indie legends is a clever move that will hopefully attract music fans looking to try out some new artists. I personally am very excited to see both Yuck and The Antlers in action considering how critically lauded they've been of late, plus of course Summer Camp and 2:54. In a venue as large as Leeds uni, it's set to be a really good day, especially as something that's taking place in the north of the country as opposed to the most obvious setting of London. I've noticed already in my two months living up north that gig crowds here are a completely different beast to down south, so on a personal level it will be really interesting observing the festival vibe.
So I shall finish this post by promising a full review of my day, and wishing any other Constellations goers a good experience - I'd love to hear your stories!