This was probably the last Keynestock I could go to. When I finish my MA this summer and leave the University of Kent this great little festival organized by the Keynes Student Committee will be one of the events I’ll miss in the future. The weather didn’t play along this time, but fortunately my equipment is mostly weather sealed; a small platic bag around the body kept most of the rain off anyway.
My favourite act this year was Black Sun Down. They’ve played at Keynestock and other local venues before but this time they really delivered a great performance. All in all, I was impressed by the talent showcased yesterday. Great bands and artists all day long. I also like the way the voting worked this year, the audience could simply send a text with their favourite. Black Sun Down ended up in third place, Alex Quaye second, and History of the Trade won, which, afaik, means they can play at the Summer Ball and Artsfest (at both of which I’ll be around with the camera again).
Keynestock 2010 photographs by Gilles Glod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Luxembourg License. You can download these photos for free, but you have to link back to this blogpost if you want to publish them elsewhere.
Here are the photos, the sequence is the same as on the lineup.
Bardo Thodol (winners of Keynestock 2009)
Half a Crown (Keynestock 2008 winners)
I hang around on the internet so much and browse so many photography forums, websites and blogs that I stumble across a lot of interesting photo-related stuff. Here are some cool pages that I discovered recently that you may enjoy:
- DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere. The Lightsphere is a popular (in my opinion overrated) but expensive light modifier. Make your own by following Artur Gajewski’s guide on instructables.
- RGB Music Lab. Ever wanted to know what your photos would sound like? Feed them to this freeware Mac/Win software to find out.
- What camera should I buy? This question pops up in forums all the time. The ones who ask them usually don’t give any information on what kind of camera they’re looking for. Read through Scott Bourne’s article and you can probably find the right camera yourself or help others help you.
- Studio Lighting Techniques. Addicted to Life shows some cool studio setups to build upon and experiment with.
- Possible World Record. A Canon EOS Rebel XT falls 3000ft from the sky and survives.
- Classic Portraiture. Joe Zeltsman has written an in depth guide on posing people for portraits.
[Note: also check out photos from Keynestock 2008 and Keynestock 2007.]
Keynestock has by now become part of my yearly routine at the University of Kent and it's become one of the defining events of the summer term for me. The Keynes Student Committee once again organized a well-rounded mini-festival with a great atmosphere. My personal favourites of the day were Andy Jeffs and Inertia. At every Keynestock a judges panel determines an overall winner who can then go on to play at Artsfest (which will be on the 13th June here at the UKC) and become the lead act for Keynestock the following year. The winners this time were Bardo Thodol, followed by Harvey Hyde & the Hecklers and Corduroy Fashion Threat. For some reactions to the judges' decision head over and read the comments in the inQuireLive review.
Also check out the video from Keynestock 2009 on the University of Kent youtube channel:
Here's the lineup of this year's event. If you want to have a link to your bands website included drop me a message.
2pm - Budgie & Durex (Kent Factor 2009 winners)
2.30 - Kieran McGrath
3 - Andy Jeffs
3.30 - Firefly
4 - Bardo Thodol
4.30 - Harvey Hyde & the Hecklers
5 - Corduroy Fashion Threat
5.30 - Joel Williamson
6 - TECH BREAK - with music from Kent Tech
6.30 - History of The Trade
7 - Katy & the Thundercats
7.30 - Inertia
8 - Arundhati Riff
8.30 - Black Sun Down
9 - The Legacy
9.30 - Half A Crown (Keynestock 2008 winners)