Strange Waves 2016

Headed over to Manchester to shoot this one-day festival at the Ritz, which boasted a stella lineup featuring The Big Moon, The Wytches, ever-energetic spaniards The Parrots and Aussie garage-psych-rock outfit King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. The calibre of the lineup was likely due to this inaugural event being a collaboration between Manchester promoters Strange Days and Now Wave (the name isn't just a play on the name of the prison).

There was a stark contrast between the two stages at the RItz. The main stage I was already familiar with - heavily backlit and colourful, fairly high stage, photopit - fairly straightforward. The second stage was a lot more 'intimate'. Tiny stage downstairs with minimal lights and a low ceiling, which presented it's own challenges. That said, it was the perfect venue for acts like Shame and The Parrots, who turned the tiny little basement venue into a manic sweatbox.

Was an awesome evening, with such a good mix of acts - I'm keen to see how they follow this next year.

To read a more comprehensive review about this years Strange Waves, check out the review over at Loud and Quiet.

The WytchesStrange Waves 2016
The WytchesStrange Waves 2016
The WytchesStrange Waves 2016
King Gizzard and the Lizard WizardStrange Waves 2016
King Gizzard and the Lizard WizardStrange Waves 2016
King Gizzard and the Lizard WizardStrange Waves 2016
King Gizzard and the Lizard WizardStrange Waves 2016
King Gizzard and the Lizard WizardStrange Waves 2016
King Gizzard and the Lizard WizardStrange Waves 2016
King Gizzard and the Lizard WizardStrange Waves 2016
The ParrotsStrange Waves 2016
The ParrotsStrange Waves 2016
The ParrotsStrange Waves 2016
The ParrotsStrange Waves 2016
The Big MoonStrange Waves 2016
The Big MoonStrange Waves 2016
The Big MoonStrange Waves 2016
The Big MoonStrange Waves 2016
The Big MoonStrange Waves 2016
ShameStrange Waves 2016
ShameStrange Waves 2016
ShameStrange Waves 2016
Methyl EthylStrange Waves 2016
Charlotte CannonStrange Waves 2016
Charlotte CannonStrange Waves 2016

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