Support comes from Laid Blak, a Bristol band who have been around for about give years now. They’re fronted by singer Bunjy and MC Joe Peng and fuse Funk and Drum ‘n’ Bass with guitars all underpinned with Reggae bass lines and rhythms. A good support act and firm festival favourites who are well worth checking out.
Now in his seventies, Lee Scratch Perry look fit and agile. He ambles onto the stage with his beard and hair dyed bright orange to huge cheers and his band strike up a sweet Reggae rhythm. His lyrics always appear to consist of whatever is currently in his head, and his melodic voice is hypnotic. He chants phrases over and over again or chats in the style of the old school Jamaican deejay, everything seeming to fit perfectly with whatever his versatile band are playing.
Quirky and eccentric are perfect adjectives for this charismatic performer and the sold out Concorde massive loved every minute of it. If you’ve never seen him try and check him out, long may he continue to reign.