Mucky Weekender 2021
Event Photography by Gem Rey
Here is an extract from the “Rockumentary Review” I did for this awesome festival in 2021.
Hosted by Dub Pistol “Barry Ashworth”
It’s been two years since we’ve been let loose in a field to dance in the elements under the stars. Something that was so incredibly ‘normal’ in the world of what we knew. The build up to this particular festival has been pretty exciting for many reasons. There are festivals and there are festivals. What I’m trying to say is this; Some want to simply pick a selection of the commercial kind of pop chart artists who will sell tickets and create a gathering that consists of a stage, some food stalls and a big fat bar. Then, there are others, who create a vibe. Now a vibe cannot be purchased. In other words, money cannot buy this. Set in the heart of nature, in the green fields of Winchester, one man had an ‘idea’. To create a festival, for the people. A festival for like minded folk. A gathering for adults. Camaraderie at it’s most humble and finest degree. This was a festival created by an artist for artists. There was no VIP, we were all as one, together, with one massive uniting force, “music”. His name? Barry Ashworth. Mostly known by his remarkable success with his band “Dub Pistols”. I couldn’t begin to list the exact running of events of what happened, as you see, if you didn’t go, you didn’t go. Those who made the effort, who trusted the process, they were there, and they loved it. We all loved it. I loved it.