Blockheads rock Exmouth Festival

PUBLISHED: 12:02 30 May 2018

The Blockheads. Picture: Paul Strange

The Blockheads. Picture: Paul Strange

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The Blockheads hit Exmouth with their rhythm stick at this year’s Festival.

The Blockheads. Picture: Paul StrangeThe Blockheads. Picture: Paul Strange

This year’s Exmouth Festival had a more settled feel as the event moved into its third year at the Imperial Rec’ ground, writes Paul Strange.

The afternoon started out fine, with warm sunshine bringing families out in good numbers.

Local songsmith Poppy Freya entertained with some soulful folk. Over at the big top, Circus Berzercus were on great form, romping through a hilarious set of comic blunders and juggling. Meanwhile Dirty Money slotted in a fine set of Americana.

Unfortunately the weather turned for the worst, a hail storm soaking the crowd.

The Blockheads. Picture: Paul StrangeThe Blockheads. Picture: Paul Strange

Those that braved it witnessed a remarkable set by this year’s headliner – the Blockheads. Ian Dury’s former backing band – with many original members – were on outstanding form. From the opening chords of ‘Wake Up And Make Love To Me’ to the emphatic ‘Blockheads’, they tore the place apart.

Thus ended a great day of fine music, terrific entertainment and crazy weather.

The Blockheads. Picture: Paul StrangeThe Blockheads. Picture: Paul Strange

The Blockheads. Picture: Paul StrangeThe Blockheads. Picture: Paul Strange

The Blockheads. Picture: Paul StrangeThe Blockheads. Picture: Paul Strange

The Blockheads. Picture: Paul StrangeThe Blockheads. Picture: Paul Strange

The Blockheads. Picture: Paul StrangeThe Blockheads. Picture: Paul Strange

The Blockheads. Picture: Paul StrangeThe Blockheads. Picture: Paul Strange

The Blockheads. Picture: Paul StrangeThe Blockheads. Picture: Paul Strange

The Blockheads. Picture: Paul StrangeThe Blockheads. Picture: Paul Strange

The Blockheads. Picture: Paul StrangeThe Blockheads. Picture: Paul Strange

The Blockheads. Picture: Paul StrangeThe Blockheads. Picture: Paul Strange

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