Q&A

Q (UK) - - Festival Guide 2017 -

MOG­WAI’S STU­ART BRAITH­WAITE ON WHY THEY ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT. What’s your fes­ti­val sur­vival tip? Bring loo rolls and parac­eta­mol. Where’s your favourite fes­ti­val? Fuji Rock and Pri­mav­era Sound are my favourites with the big line-ups. They’re nice and civilised; no one’s leav­ing any lit­ter or set­ting tents on fire or puk­ing on you. What’s your favourite fes­ti­val mem­ory? I saw The Cramps at Fes­ti­mad in Madrid. It might be the best rock’n’roll gig I’ve ever seen. Where does the best fes­ti­val food? All these fancy-schmancy ones have got pretty good food at them now. I got a nice dahl at Lat­i­tude. Who’s al­ways fun to hang out with back­stage? We’ve prob­a­bly had more fes­ti­val high jinks with Su­per Furry An­i­mals than any other band. I re­mem­ber Cian Ciarán, SFA’s key­board player] lead­ing a sing-song on the bus back to Tokyo from Fuji Rocks once. How has your ap­proach to go­ing to the fes­ti­vals changed over the years? The main dif­fer­ence was that we’d al­ways be play­ing in the af­ter­noon where we’re now play­ing at night, which is good be­cause you get paid more money, but you can’t spend all day drink­ing like we used to do! I usu­ally go and watch a cou­ple of bands. take it easy. We’re not a sun­shine band, we don’t re­ally move, we mas­sively rely on the lights to en­ter­tain the crowd. It never worked play­ing in day­light!

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