Landed festival is just around the corner – so we thought we would touch base with the crew to find out if they are as excited as us. And do you know what? We think they are
For the uninitiated, Landed is an amazing grass-roots festival sat on the banks of the River Wye, just south of Rhayader. It is run by festival lovers, for festival lovers. The crew are down to earth and welcoming and, because they go to festivals as well, they know all the important things that make a festival work – from getting the line up right to making sure the bogs are cleaned regularly. If you have a problem, they have probably had it before and know the solution for you.
Every year we go really looking forward to catching bands we love, and come away from the event loving bands we had never heard prior to the festival.
2022 has the usual cracking line up, with some of our favorites making appearances for the first time.
But who are the crew looking forward to seeing?
GRUBBY: “Looking forward to watching all the headliners; System 7, Gaudi and Ozrics, and hoping to spend the rest of my time checking out the other five stages”.
“We have been trying to get Ozric Tentacles for years – and now we have them.
“We have been trying to get Groove Armada, Basement Jaxx & Ska-p. You never know – one day”
The line up is only half the attraction of the event. the site is amazing, sat in the grounds of the ancestral home of the Watt family (him that invented the steam engine) and surrounded by mountains.
GRUBBY: “Yeah, its one of the most beautiful festival sites in the UK. We do have someone coming form Australia this year, but usually its from all around UK
if you have a chance to hang around the area, we highly recommend
- The Elan Valley – a hop skip and a jump away, the valley contains a chain of man-made lakes created from damming the Elan and Claerwen rivers within the Elan Valley in Mid Wales. The reservoirs, which were built by the Birmingham Corporation Water Department, provide clean drinking water for Birmingham in the West Midlands of England. The five lakes are known as the Claerwen, Craig-goch, Pen-y-garreg, Garreg-ddu, and Caban-coch
- The Lost Arc: A family run art centre with an amazing cafe. They host some amazing bands that you would be pleased to see in a big city, never mind in the middle of Mid Wales.
- Ggriin Kite feeding Station: Time it right (check website) and you can see the skys go black as hundreds of kites from all over mid wales rock up to be fed bang on time
- Rhayader Village: if the above aint enough for you, there are some cracking little pubs and cfes in the town just a few miles to the north of the festival.
Over the last few years we have had a couple of catch ups with the Landed Crew – You can read our 2017 conversation here. That year it snowed during the festival, which was when it moved to August. So in 2017 they invited us to sit in the vast kitchen and have a chat about all the changes, you can read the 2017 chat here. You can also read our review of last year’s festival here.
And if that aint enough for ya – here be our latest radio show which includes a selection of some of the bands playing this years event
And finally – if Landed were a car what sort of car would it be?
GRUBBY: “We wanna say Delorean but its probably a beat up Landover lol”
See ya next to the ever later this week