Left: Les, 45. Where are you from? Leicester What do you do? Not a lot. What are you wearing? It’s a cross between a punk, skinhead and rockabilly. Describe yourself… crazy, mental, peaceful, traveller, gypsy. Why do you like festivals? Because it’s peaceful and I can escape the normal shit of life. Who have you come with? My mate Trevor. Right: Danielz from T.Rextasy. What do you do in the band? Well it’s my band and I take lead vocals and lead guitar. What are you wearing? A gold glitter top, black and glitter shirt underneath, replica of the dungarees made of blue lamé that Marc Bolan wore for “Metal Guru” on Top of the Pops. How would you define the style of Marc Bolan? Marc was the innovator of Glam Rock and the band fully replicate that in all of their costumes. How long has the band being going for? 20yrs and we have just become the first tribute band to have a biography published called T-Rextasy – The spirit of Marc Bolan. What’s in your pocket? Phone and £10 note for food later on.
Ben, 25. Where are you from: Sittingbourne What do you do? I’m a Michael Jackson impersonator with a 9 piece band and backing singers. What’s your stage name? Ben – the ultimate Michael Jackson tribute concert. What did you pack for the weekend? Costumes, microphone. Summer soundtrack? Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Taylor-Swift and Jacko. How long has the act been going for? 9 yrs and the theatre show for 2 yrs. What do you do to become MJ? Lots of make-up, several costume changes, I change my accent in the way I sing and talk, I change the way I walk and move and I exercise my voice like a true musician. Describe your outfit… Top half is based on MJ’s dangerous tour for Jam and the trousers are his 80s get-up from the Bad era.
Left: John O’Neill. Who are you? Absolute Bowie – The David Bowie tribute band. What are you wearing? It’s a total silver number with silver suit, silver boots and silver shirt for the lounge lizard Bowie. What do you go through to become Bowie? This is my 7th year now as Bowie and the only reason I got into it was because I share his birthday. This is my 3rd David Bowie tribute band and the guys I work with are full professionals. What’s in your pocket? Iphone4 and a handful of Durex of course! Describe yourself… Nutty, extrovert, out of this world, entertainer, alligator. Anybody you’re looking forward to seeing? T.Rextasy Summer soundtrack – pure Bowie of course.
Right: Lewis Thompson, 18. Where are you from? Leicester. What do you do? I go to college, play football and chill with friends. What are you wearing? Vans, football shorts, sweater from H&M. Define your style… a little bit indie casual. Describe yourself… energetic, fun, outgoing, hungover and tired. Who are you looking forward to seeing? Oasish. Summer soundtrack? Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo – Let’s Go. What’s in your rucksack? Clothes, baby wipes, all-in one dinosaur costume, sleeping bag and stuff to keep me smelling nice. What’s in your pocket? I don’t have any. Who did you come with? My mates Declan and Matty and Declan’s Dad. Who have you met? We met some girls but we can’t remember their names, and one girl who won’t leave me alone called…Elly, or Lydia or Alisha… I can’t quite remember.
Exide, Richard 18, Andy 22, Tom 24, Sean 17, Adam 23. Clothing style? Classic 80s rock. Where are you from? Birmingham Music style? Classic Heavy Metal. Richard, describe yourself… motivated, energetic, fun, outgoing, helpful. Andy? in your face, outlandish, outspoken, crazy, motivated. Sean? partying, music, women. Adam? crazy. What have you all packed for the weekend? instruments, water, bandanas, money, badges and spare underpants. Who are you looking forward to seeing? lovebite. Summer soundtrack? Smash’s new album, Broken Bones, Sabbath, Metallica black album, Motley Crew.