Mercury Music: Your Friday playlist with… Hazy Days festival 2017
PUBLISHED: 16:00 14 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:45 21 July 2017
Hazy Days has been hailed as a triumph – so for this week’s Mercury Playlist we have pulled together songs from some of the fantastic acts who performed at the Weston-super-Mare festival. Relive the best moments of the festival, or imagine yourself there, by taking a listen…
Newton Faulkner – Dream Catch Me
Faulkner’s most well-known song was performed to a packed crowd at the Tropicana, and had people singing along from the beginning. He had people eating out of his hand during his set, and with songs like Dream Catch Me, it’s easy to see why.
Ryan Inglis – Fear
Weston’s own Ryan Inglis was the perfect support act for Faulkner, and his voice shone as he played his own records in the intimate surroundings of the Tropicana’s smaller stage area. His album The Time Is Now came out in 2013, and Fear is taken from that record.
Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Scooby Snacks
Scooby Snacks was the highlight of the Fun Lovin’ Criminals’ set. The band entered to the Star Wars theme, and shrugged off a brief power outage by saying they had been ‘blowing **** up for years’.
Reef – Place Your Hands
If you are not dancing by the end of this song, we will be very surprised. This anthem was released more than 20 years ago – but it hasn’t aged a bit.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Murder On The Dancefloor
After a costume change, and asking if any of the crowd would ‘take her home’, Ellis-Bextor sung her most well-known hit Murder On The Dancefloor. We bet you will be singing along by the end of this, whether you want to or not.
Newton Faulkner – Teardrop
Massive Attack’s Teardrop cannot be an easy song to sing – yet Faulkner is flawless in this version. He made this track his own at Hazy Days – and since he was voted the festival highlight by Mercury readers, we could not resist giving this tune another airing.
Sian Evans (with DJ Fresh) – Louder
Sian Evans provided a knockout performance at the festival, mesmerising the crowd with her phenomenal vocals. Those watching were already completely won over by the time she finished with this well-known song.
Meadowlark – Fly
The Bristol folk-pop pair produced a beautiful set at the festival. Fly comes form their new album, Postcards, which is well-worth a listen.
Rews – Death Yawn
Rews were unlucky to perform so early in the day as the crowd had not yet had time to grow. They performed at Glastonbury this year to a lot of great reviews – and the Hazy Days listeners loved them too.
Neville Staple – Lunatics
Ska fans flocked to the stage to watch the Neville Staple Band, who provided a lot of entertainment and whose performers showed off some real musical talent.
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