Fluffer Pit Parties started around the summer of last year, where bands set up in the middle of hidden warehouses and derelict theatres and the audience can watch in a 360 degree setting. Sounds like an intimate and refreshing concept, right? You’d be correct. We had the chance to attend a Fluffer Pit Party in its prime last Friday as Spring King demolished the stage for their headline slot at Hackney Showroom. Support came from Nova Twins and Demob Happy — two very talented and unique bands.
After an impactful, high energy performance on the Festival Republic stage, Saint PHNX were still riding high after their first Reading Festival set. “It was our first time playing Reading, and it was great! We managed to gather a big crowd,” explains Alan. “We thought people would be hungover and tired after the boxing last night, we couldn’t believe that people turned up and got involved with the set. It was amazing to see them shouting out and dancing,” adds Stevie.
Sitting on a picnic bench, sipping a cold one, we were surprisingly faced with two extremely normal lads. Fresh-faced from their high energy, melodic set at Reading Festival, Dom and Ryan were seemingly relaxed considering this was their first ever appearance at the event: “It was better than we expected. I was scared as the Festival Republic stage is the smallest here, but it was massive,” explains Dom. “It was a bit of a weird one for me, as I came here for my first ever festival,” adds Ryan.
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