Surplus Spring Gathering is in its first year at a new site at Rhoose near Cardiff and an interesting site it is too. The field is surrounded by a ring ditch and double bank and was a large defended iron age fort known as the Bulwarks. Now the field is home to a weekly car boot sale. How times change! It also sits right at the end of Cardiff Airport runway with approach lights actually in the field. So part of the 'entertainment' was point blank views of planes coming in from Greece and other warmer climes. And as if this wasn't enough Roose Point is just a short walk away - and that's the southern-most point in mainland Wales you know! Exciting eh?!
|Johnny Cage and the Voodoo Groove|
|Lost Tuesday Society|
|Dub The Earth|
|Joe Yorke and friends|
|Two Man Ting|
A quick sprint over to the Solar Stage revealed the twin saxophones of Iron Eye with some good instrumental grooves. The same musicians then appeared later on the Levitation Stage with Belleville Gypsy Jazz, which did pretty much what it said on the tin. In between we were treated to a little more from the KilnAboy gang as they filled in for an absent Flat Stanley.
|Firepit Collective feat Joe Yorke|