Also known as the Grenoside Beer Festival this little known but popular event started out life as a Tour De France Party. Four years on this family friend event is steadily growing and but retains the atmosphere of a big family party.
With 7 ales on, several lagers and ciders and a cracking DJ all this event needed was some live music. We were delighted to be invited back to play the Yellow Jersey Beer Festival for the second year on the trot and were sound checked and ready to go by 2pm.
As 8pm rolled around, and we were getting ready to start our first set, the DJ played his last song, Primal Scream’s Rocks. We had to laugh, this was to be our opener so we had to perform a sneaky set shuffle and stick it in the encore.
Are cold hands soon warmed up as we got the marquee jumping to 50 minutes of 90s and 00s cover versions. Half an hour break to sample a beer or two and we were back in for the second set opening with ever popular Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand.
As we wound things up with Rocks and Seven Nation army we left a tent of very drunk, contented revellers dancing the night away. Stopped to shake Mark, the organiser’s, hand on my way out.
“Same time next year?” he said.
“You’re on!” I replied.
Yellow Jersey Beer Festival Set List
Dont’ Know What To Do With Myself
Roll With It
Learn To Fly
She Moves In Her Own Way
Take Me Out
Sex On Fire
Dreaming of You
Cake by the Ocean
Shut Up And Dance
Are you gonna be my girl
Don’t Look Back In Anger
Many of Horror
Encore – Rock, I Predict A Riot, Sit Down, Seven Nation Army