Well that is exactly what is taking place on Thursday 26th July as Feeder bring their catalogue of anthems and crowd pleasing hits to the dramatic Lusty Cove setting in Newquay. This unique gig will showcase one of the UK’s finest bands in a natural environment unlike any other on the music circuit. Forget muddy fields and wellington boots, this summer will see sandals as the must have concert accessory.
Admittedly, when Feeder announced they would be playing a one-off concert at Lusty Cove I went into excited child mode and dropped everything to ensure I would be watching my favourite band. There was a fever of excitement that I find less and less as I get older but is always renewed when Feeder are performing within striking distance. I have previously experienced their awesome live show on the big stage at Reading Festival, crammed into a sweaty university hall and even as a support act many years ago; funnily enough though never on a beach so that’s another one to tick off on the bucket list.
In a real coup for the Lusty Cove and Cornwall itself, it is testament to the growing Cornish music scene that a band such as Feeder will be taking to the beach for this one-off event. Performing as part of the growing Sundowner Sessions, other recent acts to have graced the sand include The Kooks, Ocean Colour Scene and Reef; all of which have performed a catalogue of sing-a-long hits to sellout crowds.
Having just released their eights studio album, the rather aptly titled Generation Freakshow, Feeder show no sign of letting up and it is anticipated they will perform a catalogue of hits to get you bouncing and singing along one moment to just listening in awe at beautiful lyrics the next. Expect anthems like Buck Rogers, Just A Day, Feeling A Moment and Pushing The Senses; sat alongside a collection of tunes from their latest release.
Without sounding too melodramatic, Feeder have quite literally provided the soundtrack to my life. Through the good and bad times their ability to produce catchy rock nuggets alongside simple gems of song writing is something of a rarity in an age of manufactured music these days.
So I challenge anyone in the crowd not to sing and bounce along to random lyrics like “drink cider from a lemon” (Buck Rogers) or relate to the moving line of “I’m going out for a while so I can get high with my friends” (High). It would also be rather apt if the band dug into their extensive catalogue to perform “Seven Days in the Sun”, just a single day of sunshine would be a welcome sight in these parts.
As if you need any further persuading then Event Manager Nick Webb perfectly captures the excitement by stating, “Feeder are the ultimate surf rock band and a perfect fit for this amazing beach venue. With such a strong catalogue of uplifting hits, the Feeder gig is going to be an awesome evening.” Be sure to get there early too as support acts Kezia and Brother & Bones will be warming up the crowd for an evening that will be the talk of the Cornish summer.
So see you at the front row with a huge smile beaming across my face, I will be the one singing my lungs out and making no apologies for being tone deaf.
Tickets for the Feeder gig at Lusty Glaze Beach on Newquay on Thursday 26 July are priced £22 and are available from www.seetickets.com