LIVE REVIEW: LeeStock Festival 2022

With the Jubilee weekend, people have been scattered everywhere but at home. The sunny, not-so-usual British weather let us enjoy a pint or two, whether it was in the streets of England waving a British flag or at a local pub catching up with friends enjoying days off work.

The LeeStock Festival in Long Melford in Suffolk was one of the weekend’s affairs that transformed the local grounds into a two-day annual spectacle. As a family-friendly celebration of music, the community is known to get together in memory of Lee Dunford, who passed away in 2006, the same year the LeeStock Festival took place for the first time.

The organisers prepared two outstanding headlining performances for this year’s program, Ash on Friday 3rd and Scouting For Girls on Saturday, June 4th. Working with appropriately warm temperatures, attendees had the chance to enjoy a packed line-up shedding light on artists such as Matt Cardle, Topladder, The Foundations, Razzell, Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts, and many more.

One of Saturday’s performances was Northampton singer/songwriter Maddox Jones who is on a roll with festival appearances. Sat behind a piano, Jones kicked off the set with his debut solo album’s first single, ‘Ready To be Better,’ which got the crowd moving right off the bat.

With heartfelt lyricism on ‘Somewhere There’s A Plan,’ Maddox Jones made sure to focus on the groovy, uplifting material such as ‘Magic,’ ‘Headspace,’ and the show closer ‘Can’t Wait For The Summer.’

Another year, another LeeStock success.

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