This year’s Download was a must for me and there are so many bands I saw that I could write about for hours just based on their Download performances but the one band who deserve a Bristol Rocks mention are our own local lads Fortune Drive.
I’ve seen Fortune Drive play most of Bristol and Bath’s venues in the four or five years since I first saw them play and they never fail to impress me. Finding out they were playing Download meant that I was going to go support their set whoever I had to sacrifice to do so! Luckily, for me, they were on early in the day on Friday and didn’t really clash with any of the big names I wanted to see.
Coming on stage in their usual confident manner Bobby took to the mic and started rocking the way only Bobby can and the rest of the band joined him! Announcing they were from Bristol with a roar of cheers from the crowd they proceeded to do a great set including favourites such as My Girlfriends An Arsonist and their latest single Sparkle.
They were in the smallest tent, they were second on for the whole festival but they started my Download in true rock fashion! Lets hope they get on one of the bigger stages next year!!
Published: Bristol Rocks (June 2007)