Hopewell

Anything from an ex-Mercury Rev member will always draw interest and, gleaming in his all-white ensemble, Jason Russo expertly commanded the stage with his power pop-tinged songs and snappy flower arrangements. Never really stopping for much chit-chat, the band charged from one upbeat number to the next but was somehow lacking some much needed warmth. While this festival is indeed a place to get business done, shouldn't it all be left at the bar before getting on stage? That said, Hopewell still put forward a riveting presence with catchy tunes, it's just a shame about the demeanour.