Pink Fire Pointer Cornbury Festival 2013

Cornbury Festival 2013

This is the 4th year that Imagesound has supported the Caffe Nero Acoustic Stage at the Cornbury Festival and wow, what a scorcher!

Over three days the stage saw performances from some of the new artists that Caffe Nero and Imagesound have helped support during the last year or so.

Artists such as Sherry Davis, Corey Fox, Jemma Tweedy, Stephen Langstaff, etc. – all of whom are ones to watch.

The stage also saw some old friends return, artists that have been featured in Caffe Nero when they were largely unknown, but have since gone on to bigger things.

Jack Savoretti and Juan Zelada have both had international success, regularly have new tracks on the Radio 2 playlist and have played the main stage at Cornbury, but both wanted to come and play in the intimate surroundings of the Caffe Nero tent. The tent was overflowing for both performances!

Juan Zelada’s performance saw the whole of the audience on their feet and dancing, despite temperatures in the tent being well over 30 degrees.

Miss 600 brought a touch of glamour to the stage, lead singer Hannah looking as gorgeous and cool as ever, and they also packed the tent out for their performance on Saturday afternoon.

I was surprised that David Cameron, who was at the festival on Saturday afternoon, didn’t come to the Caffe Nero Imagesound stage to see them. His loss me thinks!

Sunday morning saw a performance by one of the youngest performers ever to play at the Cornbury Festival, Lauren Thalia just 14 years old. She impressed the judges on Britain’s Got Talent, and she impressed the Cornbury crowd too.

Another young, but really talented young lady was 17 year old Aimée, who performed a very confident set with help of a violin player and a really young lad on cajon (a portable percussion box)

It was an exhausting weekend, but the joy of seeing all our hard work come together over those three days is worth it. The effort that goes into finding interesting new artists that deserve a wider audience is rewarding on a personal level, but is also one of the things which sets us apart from many of the other companies in our industry.

The search continues for the hidden gems that are the music industry’s future, although we might need one day to recover first!
For a gallery of pics from Saturday check out our facebook page.

Rob Clark
Head of Music